Journal Articles


  1. A clinical evaluation of Algivon® Plus manuka honey dressings for chronic woundsVIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (4)

    This study reviews the literature on manuka honey and presents the results of an evaluation of Algivon® Plus with 100% medical grade manuka honey with a superabsorbent, secondary (Eclypse®) or foam dressing. Data were collected on the frequency of dressing...

  2. A research roundup of recent papers relevant to wound care 2017VIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (4)

    This section brings together information found online and published in other journals about wound healing research. The aim is to provide an overview, rather than a detailed critique, of the papers selected.

  3. Advocacy in wound management: myth or reality?VIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (4)

    Leg ulcer management presents several challenges to the global health economy. Leg ulceration has been referred to as “the hidden epidemic”. This phrase has a double meaning, as many older people with this condition are hidden away, isolated, depressed...

  4. An evaluation of the use of the Maxxcare Pro Evolution Heel Boot in a rehabilitation care settingVIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (4)

    An evaluation was conducted across six rehabilitation wards in the South-East Wales area to observe the performance of the Maxxcare Pro Evolution Heel boot in this care setting and to review the acceptance of the boot among a cohort of patients with restricted...

  5. Are we overcomplicating pressure ulcer risk assessment?VIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (4)

    Risk assessment is a key component of any pressure ulcer (PU) prevention strategy and is mentioned in both national and international guidelines (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence [NICE], 2014; National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel [NPUAP]...

  6. Back to basics: understanding moisture-associated skin damageVIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (4)

    This article discusses the aetiology and clinical presentations of the four conditions collectively known as moisture-associated skin damage (MASD). It explores the normal status of the skin and how this is altered in the presence of excess and prolonged moisture....

  7. Clinical evaluation of the effect of ActivHeal Aquafiber® Ag dressingVIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (4)

    The management of exudate is an essential requirement in wound care. It is important that an optimal moist environment is created and the surrounding skin protected from the risk of maceration and subsequent risk of infection. Selected antimicrobial dressings...

  8. Enabling wound healing and preventing limb amputation: a cost–benefit case study of Hydro-Responsive Wound DressingsVIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (4)

    Diabetic foot ulceration can deteriorate to the extent that amputation is a likely clinical option. Ulceration and amputation have a significant impact on patient mortality and quality of life. This case study exemplifies how a patient with a large dorsal...

  9. Findings from a multidisciplinary focus group meeting to discuss the issue of medical adhesive-related skin injury (MARSI) in the UK: the way forwardVIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (4)

    This article is based on a focus group meeting that was held in London on 29th June 2017 and sponsored by 3M. The focus group was convened so that an expert multidisciplinary panel could discuss the underreported issue of MARSI. The aims and objectives of...

  10. Learning emotional intelligence and what it can do for youVIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (4)

    Having learnt what emotional intelligence (EI) is, in this second article, we discover that EI can be developed through learning and regularly implementing strategies. There are tools available to measure change in EI, which is measured as an emotional quotient....