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Evidence of Intensive Autolytic Debridement With a Self-Adaptive Wound Dressing

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Abstract: Background. Chronic venous leg ulcers (VLUs) can be challenging to manage and heal. Despite the observed efficacy of surgical debridement, many patients with VLUs refuse the procedure due to the associated pain. Autolytic debridement induces no pain, but is slow or disrupted in chronic VLUs. ...

Evaluation of Wound Healing Efficacy of an Antimicrobial Spray Dressing at Skin Donor Sites

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Abstract: Introduction. Autologous skin transplantation is a common treatment for patients with full-thickness burns. Postoperative wound care is essential for skin graft donor and recipient sites, but traditional wound dressings such as cotton and gauze do not form an effective barrier to bacteria, and patients can feel uncomfortable when replacing dressings. ...

Deep Frostbite Treated With Hyperbaric Oxygen and Thrombolytic Therapies

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Abstract: The authors present a case of deep frostbite treated with both hyperbaric oxygen and thrombolytic therapies. Both of these therapies are experimental and have not yet achieved widespread clinical use. ...

Characteristics of Improvised Explosive Device Trauma Casualties in the Gaza Strip and Other Combat Regions: The Israeli Experience

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Abstract: Objective. Low-intensity conflict is characterized in asymmetrical conventional and nonconventional warfare. The use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has evolved over the past few decades to include the addition of diesel, biological agents, shrapnel, and nitroglycerin to the explosive content. ...

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Chronic wounds usually result from poor peripheral circulation, neuropathy, pressure, radiation, or infection. Such common types of chronic wounds are easily diagnosed and managed with traditional wound care techniques. 

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