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JOURNAL OF WOUND CARE VOL 30, NO 5, MAY 2021 S1–S36 S1–S36 North American Supplement  North American Supplement  This edition features a multicentre, open, This edition features a multicentre, open, randomised controlled clinical trial on the use of topical oxygen therapy randomised controlled clinical trial on the use of topical oxygen therapy to treat diabetic foot ulcers. There is an economic evaluation from both to treat diabetic foot ulcers. There is an economic evaluation from both the UK and US payer perspective on single-use negative pressure wound the UK and US payer perspective on single-use negative pressure wound therapy in closed surgical incisions, and a novel debridement device for therapy in closed surgical incisions, and a novel debridement device for the treatment of hard-to-heal wounds is the focus of a prospective trial. the treatment of hard-to-heal wounds is the focus of a prospective trial. The cultural adaptation of the ISTAP Skin Tear Classification System to The cultural adaptation of the ISTAP Skin Tear Classification System to Chilean Spanish is also described.  Chilean Spanish is also described.  R 350 350 Recent perspectives of nanotechnology in burn wounds management: Recent perspectives of nanotechnology in burn wounds management: a review  a review  A review highlighting therapeutic agents and an assessment A review highlighting therapeutic agents and an assessment of the viability and efficacy of each treatment. Unmet needs and future of the viability and efficacy of each treatment. Unmet needs and future directions of current technologies are explored, as well as promising directions of current technologies are explored, as well as promising strategies.strategies.  Ruan Na, Tian Wei Ruan Na, Tian Wei R 372 372 Use of low-frequency contact ultrasonic debridement with and without Use of low-frequency contact ultrasonic debridement with and without polyhexamethylene biguanide in hard-to-heal leg ulcers: an RCT polyhexamethylene biguanide in hard-to-heal leg ulcers: an RCT protocol protocol  Description of a 12-week study comparing treatments in 50 Description of a 12-week study comparing treatments in 50 patients from a community wound clinic. Wound swabs and tissue patients from a community wound clinic. Wound swabs and tissue samples were analysed for bacterial type and quantity, wound healing, samples were analysed for bacterial type and quantity, wound healing, pain, quality of life and biofilm will all be measured. pain, quality of life and biofilm will all be measured.  Alison Vallejo, Alison Vallejo, Marianne Wallis, David McMillan, Eleanor Horton Marianne Wallis, David McMillan, Eleanor Horton P 381 381 An audit to assess the impact of prescribing a monofilament fibre An audit to assess the impact of prescribing a monofilament fibre debridement pad for patients with unhealed wounds after six months  debridement pad for patients with unhealed wounds after six months  A A description of an evidence analysis of the pad’s impact on wound description of an evidence analysis of the pad’s impact on wound treatment costs, using NHS wound-care prescribing data for 486 patients treatment costs, using NHS wound-care prescribing data for 486 patients in England. in England. Joanna Burnett, Andrew Kerr, Margaret Morrison, Abbe Ruston Joanna Burnett, Andrew Kerr, Margaret Morrison, Abbe Ruston P 390 390 Skin necrosis and calcifications after extravasation of vancomycin: Skin necrosis and calcifications after extravasation of vancomycin: a localised form of calciphylaxis?  a localised form of calciphylaxis?  Report of a rare case of bilateral Report of a rare case of bilateral cutaneous necrosis induced by accidental extravasation of vancomycin cutaneous necrosis induced by accidental extravasation of vancomycin in a 54-year-old male patient with a past medical history of liver in a 54-year-old male patient with a past medical history of liver transplantation for liver cirrhosis. transplantation for liver cirrhosis.  Nora Zenati, Charles Khouri, Nora Zenati, Charles Khouri, Carole Schwebel, Sophie Blaise Carole Schwebel, Sophie Blaise P 394 394 Allergic contact versus irritant contact dermatitis in patients with hard- Allergic contact versus irritant contact dermatitis in patients with hardto-heal leg ulcer: clinical and diagnostic approach  to-heal leg ulcer: clinical and diagnostic approach  An observational An observational study of the incidence of either allergic or irritant contact dermatitis study of the incidence of either allergic or irritant contact dermatitis occurring in the surrounding skin, and those medications most probably occurring in the surrounding skin, and those medications most probably related to these conditions. related to these conditions.  Paola Monari, Marta Fusano, Ruggero Moro, Paola Monari, Marta Fusano, Ruggero Moro, Ilaria Baiguini, PierGiacomo Calzavara-Pinton, Annalisa Vascellaro, Ilaria Baiguini, PierGiacomo Calzavara-Pinton, Annalisa Vascellaro, Giulio Gualdi Giulio Gualdi R 400 400 Multicomponent compression system use in patients with chronic Multicomponent compression system use in patients with chronic venous insufficiency: a real-life prospective study  venous insufficiency: a real-life prospective study  A multicentre, A multicentre, observational study of 702 patients. Evaluated outcomes included observational study of 702 patients. Evaluated outcomes included wound healing rate and progression, assessment of oedema and ankle wound healing rate and progression, assessment of oedema and ankle mobility, local tolerability and acceptance.  mobility, local tolerability and acceptance.  Markus Stücker, Markus Stücker, Karl-Christian Münter, Cornelia Erfurt-Berge, Steffen Lützkendorf, Stephan Karl-Christian Münter, Cornelia Erfurt-Berge, Steffen Lützkendorf, Stephan Eder, Udo Möller, Joachim Dissemond Eder, Udo Möller, Joachim Dissemond  P 414 414 Application of paste-type acellular dermal matrix in hard-to-heal Application of paste-type acellular dermal matrix in hard-to-heal wounds wounds  Wound size, granulation tissue formation, re-epithelialisation, Wound size, granulation tissue formation, re-epithelialisation, complete healing and adverse events were recorded at specific time complete healing and adverse events were recorded at specific time points in 18 patients after application of the treatment. points in 18 patients after application of the treatment.  Sang Wha Kim, Sang Wha Kim, Hyung Sup Shim, Jihye Lee, Youn Hwan Kim Hyung Sup Shim, Jihye Lee, Youn Hwan Kim  P 420 420 The perils of dressings: a cautionary tale of ischaemia  The perils of dressings: a cautionary tale of ischaemia  The risk of The risk of morbidity from dressing application to the digits is assessed in this root morbidity from dressing application to the digits is assessed in this root cause analysis. cause analysis.  Alexandra Khoury, Kirsten Taylor, Tania Cubison Alexandra Khoury, Kirsten Taylor, Tania Cubison 327 327 Editorial: The special relationship  Editorial: The special relationship  Negin Shamsian Negin Shamsian 330 330 Guest editorial: A novel biosustainable durian antimicrobial gel Guest editorial: A novel biosustainable durian antimicrobial gel dressing dressing  Wei Ning Chen Wei Ning Chen 332 332 Guest editorial: Who should be the first responders for the Guest editorial: Who should be the first responders for the management of skin tears?  management of skin tears?  Tim Hickey, Jason Ayres Tim Hickey, Jason Ayres 338 338 Guest editorial: Objective Structured Clinical Examination: a game Guest editorial: Objective Structured Clinical Examination: a game changer for advanced wound care practice?  changer for advanced wound care practice?  Edda Johansen Edda Johansen, , Lena Leren, Lena Leren, Ida Marie Bredesen Ida Marie Bredesen

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