manoj artur

Next generation wound gel treats and prevents infections by killing bacteria

Researchers at Lund University, Lund, Sweden, have developed a new hydrogel based on the body’s natural peptide defence, which has been shown to prevent...
graeme ambler talks with iWounds News

Core outcome sets developed in UK for patients undergoing lower limb amputation

In the area of lower limb amputation, core outcome sets “should be adopted in all future studies recruiting patients” said Graeme Ambler (University of...
Jodi Schoenhaus

Injectable adipose matrix improves healing rates for foot wounds in high pressure areas

The use of a new tissue allograft, which can be injected into areas of high pressure in the foot, has demonstrated clinical improvement in...
David Davidson desert foot

Multidisciplinary team approach needed for limb salvage and the treatment of wounds

“When it comes to complicated wounds, it is important to acknowledge that we cannot do it alone,” argued David Davidson (Buffalo, New York, USA),...
Robert Frykberg

Topical oxygen therapy established as an effective healing method for DFUs by multinational trial

Following their publication in the American Diabetes Association (ADA) journal Diabetes Care, results of a double-blinded, randomised controlled trial have been announced, showing that...
molyncke mepilex

Inferior wound dressings may contribute to NHS inefficiencies and reduced quality of life

Wound dressings in the UK are changed on average every three days, according to a new survey, conducted by the Journal of Community Nursing...
Stephen Black speaks on leg ulcer care pathway at VIVA 2019

LUPA study confirms effectiveness of accelerated leg ulcer pathway in an urban population

“The goal needs to remain on improving healing, but also reduced recurrence in the long term,” said Stephen Black (Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital,...
granulox graphic

Cost benefit analysis highlights potential of haemoglobin spray for improving chronic wound care

A controlled evaluation of 100 UK National Health Service (NHS) patients has demonstrated savings in chronic wound care costs with the use of Granulox,...
vascular limb salvage clinic in Leicester

Vascular limb salvage (VaLS) clinic helps to meet the VSGBI time-to-treatment targets and improve...

Described as “deliberately challenging”, the new time-to-treatment targets published by the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland (VSGBI), as part of the Peripheral...
LimFlow promise II

First CLTI patient enrolled in PROMISE II pivotal study of LimFlow system

LimFlow, a specialist in minimally-invasive technology for the treatment of chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI), a severe form of peripheral artery disease (PAD), has announced...
Vickie Driver sawc

US wound care experts lead project to develop new FDA-approved endpoints for clinical research

A new initiative supported by both the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC) and the Wound Healing Society (WHS)—the “Wound Care Expert/FDA-Clinical...
christi cavaliere

“Connecting surgical and non-surgical care” the key to improving treatment for wound patients

Inpatient wound services are an essential component of care that can improve the likelihood of patients returning as outpatients, thereby reducing readmissions, Christi Cavaliere...

No significant advantage found for nanocrystalline-coated silver dressings after coronary vascularisation

There is no significant benefit to the use of nanocrystalline-coated silver dressings over standard wound dressings, following coronary revascularisation, in patients with type 2...
Tiemen van Boxtel

Gentamicin-containing implant shows no significant impact in the prevention of surgical wound infections

Using an implant containing gentamicin in the groin area following vascular surgery does not significantly reduce the incidence of infected wounds during the postoperative...

MolecuLight receives FDA 510(k) approval for i:X handheld fluorescence imaging device

MolecuLight, a specialist in handheld fluorescence imaging for real-time visualisation of fluorescence in wounds, has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its i:X handheld fluorescence...
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William Ennis

Michael Edmonds