Wound Care

Association of Wound Healing With Quality and Continuity of Care and Sociodemographic Characteristics

April 12th 2022, 4:00pm


Based on the analysis of electronic health records from 480 clinics, we found that better care quality and continuity are associated with better-than-expected wound healing performance.

Remote Monitoring Saves Costs in Outpatient Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

August 30th 2021, 4:00pm


Health insurance records of patients using negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) revealed lower adjusted 90-day wound-related costs with remote therapy monitoring vs NPWT alone.

Skin-Stretching External Fixation, Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Effective in Treating Large Skin Defects

July 30th 2021, 1:00pm


A case series found that skin-stretching external fixation devices coupled with negative pressure wound therapy was effective in treating large skin defects, suggesting that this method may be a cost-effective and safe alternative to more risky traditional methods.

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Reduced Amputation Risk for Patient With Diabetic Wound

July 27th 2021, 7:08pm


A patient with a diabetic foot wound who underwent negative pressure wound therapy experienced good healing, reduced amputation risk, and no wound infection, suggesting the treatment method could be effective in other patients with similar wounds.

High-Intensity Laser Therapy Deemed Effective for Chronic Refractory Wounds, Research Says

July 23rd 2021, 3:03pm


High-intensity laser therapy (HILT) combined with wound dressing was superior to conventional wound care, according to a recent study.

Older Adults More Likely to Develop Chronic Wounds, Research Shows

July 20th 2021, 4:17pm


Comprehensive and multidisciplinary clinical approaches to chronic wound care are important to the management of wounds in older adults, according to a recent review.

Older Patients With Multiple Conditions, Ulcer Wounds Require Multidisciplinary Treatment Approach

July 14th 2021, 8:44pm


Different ulcer wound treatments were analyzed in elderly patients with multiple medical conditions, revealing that a multidisciplinary approach may be needed to ensure efficacy.

Peptides May Provide Key to Identifying Biomarkers for Healing, Infection

July 12th 2021, 8:45pm


Examination of surgical wound fluids revealed several peptides and proteins that could be useful in identifying biomarkers for wound healing and infection, potentially allowing providers to better diagnose and treat infections.

Evidence Analyzing Infection Prevention Methods for Surgical Wounds Requires Definition Consensus

July 9th 2021, 12:47pm


A lack of consensus for the term “immunocompromised” suggests that studies demonstrating the effectiveness of infection prevention in surgical patients at a high risk of wound infection may have limited relevancy.

Comorbidities May Delay Healing After Negative Pressure Wound Therapy in Head and Neck Cancer

July 7th 2021, 4:33pm


Despite positive data showing that negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) can help accelerate wound healing for neck and head wounds, investigators of a review found that the presence of certain comorbidities may slow healing times.