Journal Articles


  1. A research roundup of recent papers relevant to wound care. 13(3)VIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (3)

    This section brings together information found online and published in other journals about wound healing research.

  2. Awareness ride for the 140 diabetic foot amputations per week in EnglandVIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (3)

    There are an estimated 4.5 million people living with diabetes mellitus in the UK. As a consequence of long-term diabetes, people are at risk of developing foot ulcers — in the UK alone, around 86,000 people with diabetes have a foot ulcer.

  3. Back to basics: understanding the aetiology of pressure ulcersVIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (3)

    Pressure ulcers remain a worldwide problem. As research techniques have advanced, specifically in the field of finite element computational modelling, the tissue viability community has been able to gain a deeper understanding of the aetiology of pressure...

  4. Educating and campaigning for pressure ulcer preventionVIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (3)

    This article highlights the successful efforts of the Tissue Viability team at the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) in reaching out to clinical staff in order to make progress in preventing pressure ulcers. The author describes how staff,...

  5. Hydrocolloid particles and petroleum jelly containing wound contact layerVIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (3)

    For the management of wounds with no or low levels of exudate wound contact layers may be used. When combined with an absorbent dressing these dressings are also appropriate for use in moderate to highly exuding wounds. A wound contact layer that contains...

  6. Managing chronic oedema in community settingsVIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (3)

    The aim of this rapid-evidence assessment of the literature is to assess the existing evidence relating to the management of cancer and non-cancer related chronic oedema/Lymphoedema in the community setting. Methods: Using the PICO (Patient/Population/Problem...

  7. May I use this picture please? The ethics for sharing VIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (3)

    Wound photography can enhance the assessment of patients, their wound and environment if the images taken are good. Used in association with a medical and wound history, images will influence decision-making and the planning of treatment, providing an opportunity...

  8. Reflection from the EWMA conference in AmsterdamVIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (3)

    Each year the Lindsay Leg Club (LLC) Foundation® and industry partners provide a scholarship to the annual European Wound Management Association (EWMA) Conference. All LLC clinicians are encouraged to enter by providing a write-up on the positive aspects...

  9. Samuel-Auguste Tissot: an early proponent of processVIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (3)

    By the time of publication, the call for abstracts for the Wounds UK Harrogate conference 2017 will be closed. Harking back to last year’s conference, the focus was on change, and the entreaty that the industry embrace guidelines and process. More than 250...

  10. The impact of postgraduate studies in wound healing on professional practice and personal developmentVIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (3)

    There is some evidence to show that higher education can make a difference in nursing and midwifery programmes, however, there is a lack of evidence to demonstrate the effectiveness of postgraduate programmes with an inter-professional focus with regards to...