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JOURNAL OF WOUND CARE VOL 33, NO 1, JANUARY 2024 3 3 Editorial: Elevating paediatric wound care: nurturing fragile beginnings to Editorial: Elevating paediatric wound care: nurturing fragile beginnings to shape the future  shape the future  Guido Ciprandi Guido Ciprandi 4 4 Cost-effectiveness of ChloraSolv in treating hard-to-heal venous leg ulcers Cost-effectiveness of ChloraSolv in treating hard-to-heal venous leg ulcers    A Markov model was used to estimate whether this topical, amino acid- A Markov model was used to estimate whether this topical, amino acidbuffered hypochlorite debriding gel could potentially afford the UK’s health buffered hypochlorite debriding gel could potentially afford the UK’s health services a cost-effective intervention for hard-to-heal venous leg ulcers.  services a cost-effective intervention for hard-to-heal venous leg ulcers.  Julian F Guest, Jan Apelqvist Julian F Guest, Jan Apelqvist 14 14 Use of a collagen-elastin matrix with split-thickness skin graft for defect Use of a collagen-elastin matrix with split-thickness skin graft for defect coverage in complex wounds  coverage in complex wounds  A comparison of outcomes and success rates A comparison of outcomes and success rates of defect reconstruction using either a one-step approach (simultaneous of defect reconstruction using either a one-step approach (simultaneous matrix and graft) or a two-step approach (matrix and negative wound pressure matrix and graft) or a two-step approach (matrix and negative wound pressure therapy, with secondary STSG transplantation).  therapy, with secondary STSG transplantation).  Seyed Arash Alawi, Feras Taqatqeh, Seyed Arash Alawi, Feras Taqatqeh, Jan Matschke, Olimpiu Bota, Adrian Dragu Jan Matschke, Olimpiu Bota, Adrian Dragu 22 22 An effective treatment for diabetic foot necrosis with traditional Chinese An effective treatment for diabetic foot necrosis with traditional Chinese and Western medicine: a case report  and Western medicine: a case report  A 74-year-old male patient diagnosed A 74-year-old male patient diagnosed with severe post-renal transplant diabetic foot necrosis was treated with with severe post-renal transplant diabetic foot necrosis was treated with integrated traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine, with positive integrated traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine, with positive results. results.  Xinyu Liang, Yongcheng Xu, Yaxu Zhang, Xia Feng, Yuzhen Wang, Xinyu Liang, Yongcheng Xu, Yaxu Zhang, Xia Feng, Yuzhen Wang, Cheng Zhao, Yemin Cao Cheng Zhao, Yemin Cao 28 28 Identifying health-related quality of life concepts to inform the development Identifying health-related quality of life concepts to inform the development of the WOUND-Q  of the WOUND-Q  Participants with hard-to-heal wounds were recruited from Participants with hard-to-heal wounds were recruited from four countries and interviewed to identify outcomes important to them, which four countries and interviewed to identify outcomes important to them, which were coded. Codes were categorised into top-level domains and themes that were coded. Codes were categorised into top-level domains and themes that formed the final conceptual framework. formed the final conceptual framework.  Elena Tsangaris, Emiel LWG van Haren,   Elena Tsangaris, Emiel LWG van Haren, Lotte Poulsen, Lee Squitieri, Maarten M Hoogbergen, Karen Cross, Jens Ahm Sørensen, Lotte Poulsen, Lee Squitieri, Maarten M Hoogbergen, Karen Cross, Jens Ahm Sørensen, Tert C van Alphen, Andrea Pusic, Anne F Klassen Tert C van Alphen, Andrea Pusic, Anne F Klassen 39 39 Commentary: Reducing the pain of hidradenitis suppurativa wounds Commentary: Reducing the pain of hidradenitis suppurativa wounds Alison Schofield Alison Schofield 43 43 Effects of soft tissue mobilisation on subacute adherent linear scars: a Effects of soft tissue mobilisation on subacute adherent linear scars: a single‑group intervention study  single‑group intervention study  A study of 19 consecutive patients undergoing A study of 19 consecutive patients undergoing post-surgery limb rehabilitation. Outcomes were Adhesion Severity index and post-surgery limb rehabilitation. Outcomes were Adhesion Severity index and the Italian version of the Patient and Observer Scar Assessment. the Italian version of the Patient and Observer Scar Assessment.  Diego Poddighe, Diego Poddighe, Giorgio Ferriero, Stefano Corna, Elisabetta Bravini, Francesco Sartorio, Stefano Vercelli Giorgio Ferriero, Stefano Corna, Elisabetta Bravini, Francesco Sartorio, Stefano Vercelli 51 51 Family-centred empowerment using telenursing on pressure injury incidence Family-centred empowerment using telenursing on pressure injury incidence in post-discharge stroke patients in post-discharge stroke patients  Patients were randomly allocated to two   Patients were randomly allocated to two groups. Family education and follow-up of the intervention group was via groups. Family education and follow-up of the intervention group was via WhatsApp messenger. Caregivers in the control group received the routine WhatsApp messenger. Caregivers in the control group received the routine training programme. Pressure injury incidence, stage and status were measured.  training programme. Pressure injury incidence, stage and status were measured.  Fatemah Fashaei, Kolsoum Deldar, Razieh Froutan, Seyed Reza Mazlom Fatemah Fashaei, Kolsoum Deldar, Razieh Froutan, Seyed Reza Mazlom 60 60 Effectiveness of a kinesio-taping-based treatment in stage IV sacral pressure Effectiveness of a kinesio-taping-based treatment in stage IV sacral pressure ulcers in older patients: a pilot study  ulcers in older patients: a pilot study  Ulcers were divided into two treatment Ulcers were divided into two treatment areas—in one, kinesio-taping was applied close to a portion of the ulcer, areas—in one, kinesio-taping was applied close to a portion of the ulcer, while the contralateral portion was treated according to the standard while the contralateral portion was treated according to the standard protocol. Surface reduction was measured every four days.  protocol. Surface reduction was measured every four days.  Giorgio Badino, Giorgio Badino, Nicola Veronese, Alberto Cella Nicola Veronese, Alberto Cella 66 66 Leg dystrophic calcification as a consequence of chronic diabetic foot Leg dystrophic calcification as a consequence of chronic diabetic foot infection: a case report  infection: a case report  A 58-year-old male patient with an unhealed plantar A 58-year-old male patient with an unhealed plantar foot ulcer with sepsis and ipsilateral lower limb cellulitis. The infection was foot ulcer with sepsis and ipsilateral lower limb cellulitis. The infection was associated with an underlying abscess in the anterior compartment of the leg. associated with an underlying abscess in the anterior compartment of the leg.  Ariana Maia, Miguel Saraiva, Luís Costa, André Couto Carvalho, Cláudia Freitas, Ariana Maia, Miguel Saraiva, Luís Costa, André Couto Carvalho, Cláudia Freitas, Cláudia Amaral, André Coelho, Rui Carvalho Cláudia Amaral, André Coelho, Rui Carvalho 72 72 Use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat a pressure ulcer complicated by Use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat a pressure ulcer complicated by osteomyelitis: a case report  osteomyelitis: a case report  A 60-year-old female patient with an unstageable A 60-year-old female patient with an unstageable ulcer complicated with osteomyelitis who was treated with 35 sessions of ulcer complicated with osteomyelitis who was treated with 35 sessions of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. hyperbaric oxygen therapy.  Shahram Ghayoumi, Reza Eslami, Narges Vasei, Shahram Ghayoumi, Reza Eslami, Narges Vasei, Mohammad Darvishi, Hasan Bordbar, Habibeh Poorshafagh, Mehrzad MohsseniPour Mohammad Darvishi, Hasan Bordbar, Habibeh Poorshafagh, Mehrzad MohsseniPour 75 75 Honey dressing for penile skin avulsion caused by traditional circumcision: a Honey dressing for penile skin avulsion caused by traditional circumcision: a case report  case report  The case of a 24-year-old male with complete degloving of The case of a 24-year-old male with complete degloving of the penis with active bleeding, foul odour and heavy contamination, after the penis with active bleeding, foul odour and heavy contamination, after undergoing traditional circumcision. Honey was used as dressing after undergoing traditional circumcision. Honey was used as dressing after irrigation with saline and povidone-iodine.  irrigation with saline and povidone-iodine.  Kevin Leonard Suryadinata, Kevin Leonard Suryadinata, Agustini Song, Nabila Viera Yovita Agustini Song, Nabila Viera Yovita Research supplement – online only: Research supplement – online only: i i Efficacy of one-hour negative pressure wound therapy and magnetic field Efficacy of one-hour negative pressure wound therapy and magnetic field energy in wound healing  energy in wound healing  Aysel Y Ozer, Aysel Y Ozer, İlknur Keskin, Taha Kelestemur, lknur Keskin, Taha Kelestemur, Nilufer Ayturk, Cenk Ersavas, Mehmet Y Gunal Nilufer Ayturk, Cenk Ersavas, Mehmet Y Gunal

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