Lymphoedema

Lymphedema: Diagnosis, prevention, and management

“There is no cure for secondary lymphedema, the chronic, progressive, and frequently debilitating swelling of the arm, shoulder, neck, or thorax triggered by surgical dissection or radiotherapy involving the axillary lymph nodes.” Source: Lymphedema: Diagnosis, prevention, and management

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Pilonidal Sinus

Fibrin glue for pilonidal sinus

“Pilonidal sinus disease is a common condition that mainly affects young adults. This condition can cause significant pain and impairment of normal activities. No consensus currently exists on the optimum treatment for pilonidal sinus and current therapies have various advantages and disadvantages. Fibrin glue has emerged as a potential treatment

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CLI

The Society for Vascular Surgery Lower Extremity Threatened Limb Classification System: Risk stratification based on Wound, Ischemia, and foot Infection (WIfI)

“Critical limb ischemia, first defined in 1982, was intended to delineate a subgroup of patients with a threatened lower extremity primarily because of chronic ischemia. It was the intent of the original authors that patients with diabetes be excluded or analyzed separately. The Fontaine and Rutherford Systems have been used

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Pressure Ulcers

NPUAP Position Statement on Staging

“Recognizing that new research findings called for an updating of our 2007 staging definitions, NPUAP appointed a multi-disciplinary Staging Task Force to review the scientific literature and prepare refined definitions.” Source: NPUAP Position Statement on Staging 

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Pressure Ulcers

Comprehensive management of pressure ulcers in spinal cord injury: Current concepts and future trends

“Pressure ulcers in spinal cord injury represent a challenging problem for patients, their caregivers, and their physicians. They often lead to recurrent hospitalizations, multiple surgeries, and potentially devastating complications. They present a significant cost to the healthcare system, they require a multidisciplinary team approach to manage well, and outcomes directly

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Pressure Ulcers

A randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness of soft silicone multi-layered foam dressings in the prevention of sacral and heel pressure ulcers in trauma and critically ill patients: the border trial

“The prevention of hospital acquired pressure ulcers in critically ill patients remains a significant clinical challenge. The aim of this trial was to investigate the effectiveness of multi-layered soft silicone foam dressings in preventing intensive care unit (ICU) pressure ulcers when applied in the emergency department to 440 trauma and

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Pressure Ulcers

A review of the surgical management of heel pressure ulcers in the 21st century

“Heel ulceration, most frequently the result of prolonged pressure because of patient immobility, can range from the trivial to the life threatening. Whilst the vast majority of heel pressure ulcers (PUs) are superficial and involve the skin (stages I and II) or underlying fat (stage III), between 10% and 20%

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Pressure Ulcers

Parafricta Bootees and Undergarments to reduce skin breakdown in people with or at risk of pressure ulcers

“NICE has said that Parafricta Bootees and Undergarments show potential to reduce the development and progression of skin damage caused by friction and shear in people with, or at risk of, pressure ulcers. Research is recommended to address uncertainties about the claimed patient and system benefits of using the garments.”

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Cellulitis

The Eron classification of cellulitis

“Cellulitis is an acute bacterial infection of the dermis and subcutaneous tissue. It presents with an acute onset of red, painful, hot, swollen, and tender skin, with possible blister or bullae formation. Fever, malaise, nausea, and rigors may accompany or precede the skin changes.” Source: Cellulitis – acute

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