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The Effects of Gravity on the Fluid-Handling Properties of Wound Dressings Covered With Compression Bandages: Results of a Pilot Laboratory Investigation

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  Abstract: Introduction. The management of exudate from leg ulcers remains a major challenge for health care practitioners. Many different dressings are available for this purpose, often used in conjunction with graduated external compression provided by extensible bandages applied in different configurations to achieve the required physiological effect....

Combined Conservative and Surgical Management for Aplasia Cutis Congenita: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

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Abstract: Aplasia cutis congenita is a rare group of disorders, characterized by the localized or widespread absence of skin involving the epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous tissue such as muscle and bone. Here, a case of extensive aplasia cutis congenita involving the trunk, scalp, and bilateral thighs is reported....

Foot Sensation Testing in the Patient With Diabetes: Introduction of the Quick & Easy Assessment Tool

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  Abstract: Introduction. Sensory testing of patients with diabetes is an integral part of preventing new and recurrent wounds. The Semmes-Weinstein monofilament (SWM) test is considered the gold standard to screen for loss of protective sensation; however, the authors’ experience has shown that it is not only time consuming, but is of negligible value for a patient with a diabetic foot ulcer (DFU). ...

A Cost-Effective Method for Obtaining Standard Platelet-Rich Plasma

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  Abstract: Introduction. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is used in several different areas of surgery to enhance natural healing and the regenerative process by delivering increased concentrations of autologous platelets. However, there are controversies in the literature regarding the potential benefits of PRP, due partly to the lack of optimized and standardized preparation protocols. The aim of this study was to develop a standardized PRP preparation protocol....

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  Abstract: Objective. The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the efficacy of a hydrocolloid dressing in the treatment of pressure ulcers compared with a traditional gauze dressing.

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