Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) also known as Topical Negative Pressure (TNP) was used for wound management in primary care. We studied time for ulcer healing, change of ulcer size and formation of granulation tissue.
Rut F Öien
Management of a pilonidal sinus with V.A.C.® Therapy
This short paper reports on the successful treatment of a teenage patient with a pilonidal sinus and describes the use of vacuum assisted closure therapy. The advantages of changing German healthcare policy to allow this therapy to be used in outpatient and home-bsed care settings is also discussed.
A Fette, M Pichotta
Dermatological problems and periwound skin In this short paper – the third in a series of three articles examining care of the skin surrounding wounds – the authors describe the common dermatological problems associated with the periwound skin of specific wound types.
Langøen A, Lawton S
Assessing and managing vulnerable periwound skin This paper examines the factors that lead to or exacerbate the condition. Assessment, management and prevention of periwound skin problems are also discussed. It is the second of three papers on vulnerable periwound skin.
Lawton S, Langøen A
The pathophysiology of vulnerable skinThis is the first in a series of three articles examining the causes and consequences of vulnerable skin. This author describes the physiology of normal skin and examines the many factors and situations, both intrinsic and extrinsic, that contribute to vulnerable periwound skin.
Moisture-related skin damage and the role of dressings This article describes the
importance of controlling the moisture content of wounds and areas of vulnerable
tissue, with particular emphasis on the use of dressings that provide protection
to periwound skin. The author also proposes a new definition for the 'ideal dressing',
which takes account of the need to protect vulnerable tissue from secondary damage caused
either by insufficient or excessive moisture.
Compression and dressing performance This paper describes a laboratory study
comparing the effects of compression on two widely used foam products to illustrate
the importance of this parameter when assessing dressing performance.
S Thomas, P Fram and P Phillips
Leg ulceration and wound bed preparation In this paper, the author reviews
the additional factors that need to be considered alongside wound bed
preparation and the TIME framework for effective chronic wound management.