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JOURNAL OF WOUND CARE VOL 30, NO 8, AUGUST 2021 594 594 First known case of successful pressure ulcer treatment in a lung transplant First known case of successful pressure ulcer treatment in a lung transplant patient with post-COVID-19 pneumonia  patient with post-COVID-19 pneumonia  A combination of regulated negative A combination of regulated negative pressure-assisted wound therapy system, a skin tension-relief system and a pressure-assisted wound therapy system, a skin tension-relief system and a gluteus maximus myocutaneous flap to repair sacrococcygeal wounds was used gluteus maximus myocutaneous flap to repair sacrococcygeal wounds was used in the treatment of a COVID-19 patient.  in the treatment of a COVID-19 patient.  Yilan Tong, Sijiong Yu, Kaijun Guo, Yilan Tong, Sijiong Yu, Kaijun Guo, Xiangsheng Wang, Yang Wu, Zhongyuan Xia, Guang Li, Haifeng Hu, Xiangsheng Wang, Yang Wu, Zhongyuan Xia, Guang Li, Haifeng Hu, Mosheng Yu, Zhanyong Zhu Mosheng Yu, Zhanyong Zhu 598 598 People living with diabetes are unaware of their foot risk status or why they People living with diabetes are unaware of their foot risk status or why they are referred to a multidisciplinary foot team  are referred to a multidisciplinary foot team  A report into patients’ self- A report into patients’ selfreported understanding of their foot risk status and reasons for referral to a reported understanding of their foot risk status and reasons for referral to a multidisciplinary foot team. multidisciplinary foot team.  Daina V Walton, Michael E Edmonds, Maureen Bates, Daina V Walton, Michael E Edmonds, Maureen Bates, Prashanth R J Vas, Nina L Petrova, Chris A Manu Prashanth R J Vas, Nina L Petrova, Chris A Manu 604 604 Influence of debridement and negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) on the Influence of debridement and negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) on the bacterial bioburden of wounds  bacterial bioburden of wounds  An investigation of the effect of negative-pressure An investigation of the effect of negative-pressure wound therapy and serial surgical debridement on bacterial bioburden in hard-to- wound therapy and serial surgical debridement on bacterial bioburden in hard-toheal wounds, correlating them with the success of surgical closure. heal wounds, correlating them with the success of surgical closure.  Philipp Moog, Philipp Moog, Maryna Jensch, Julia Betzl, Anna-Theresa Bauer, Michael K Cerny, Daniel Schmauss, Maryna Jensch, Julia Betzl, Anna-Theresa Bauer, Michael K Cerny, Daniel Schmauss, Haydar Kükrek, Holger Erne, Hans-Günther Machens, Kai Megerle Haydar Kükrek, Holger Erne, Hans-Günther Machens, Kai Megerle 612 612 Recurrent cervical stitch sinus arising from the deep neck space after Recurrent cervical stitch sinus arising from the deep neck space after thyroidectomy: case study and review  thyroidectomy: case study and review  A description of a one-stage surgical A description of a one-stage surgical technique, based on guided sinus removal after prior tract staining with methylene technique, based on guided sinus removal after prior tract staining with methylene blue and subsequent obliteration using local strap muscle flap. blue and subsequent obliteration using local strap muscle flap.  Hsing-Fu Chen, Hsing-Fu Chen, Marios Papadakis, Seng-Feng Jeng Marios Papadakis, Seng-Feng Jeng 618 618 Quercus infectoria gall extract aids wound healing in a streptozocin-induced Quercus infectoria gall extract aids wound healing in a streptozocin-induced diabetic mouse model  diabetic mouse model  To evaluate the effects of the therapeutic ointment To evaluate the effects of the therapeutic ointment on the wound healing process, wound area, histological parameters, mRNA on the wound healing process, wound area, histological parameters, mRNA levels of vascular endothelial growth factor, Bcl-2 and p53, plasma levels of levels of vascular endothelial growth factor, Bcl-2 and p53, plasma levels of interleukin-6 and tumour necrosis factor– interleukin-6 and tumour necrosis factor–α, and tissue antioxidant capacity were , and tissue antioxidant capacity were investigated.investigated.  Farhad Dardmah, Mohammad Reza Farahpour Farhad Dardmah, Mohammad Reza Farahpour 626 626 Surgical wounds in reduction mammoplasty: a comparison of Monocryl and Surgical wounds in reduction mammoplasty: a comparison of Monocryl and Prolene sutures on scars  Prolene sutures on scars  A prospective observational study of 78 women. A prospective observational study of 78 women. Incision scars were assessed according to the Patient and Observer Scar Assessment Incision scars were assessed according to the Patient and Observer Scar Assessment criteria.criteria.  Ezzatollah Rezaei, Hamed Farhadi, Saeedeh Hajebi Khaniki, Hamzeh Zarei, Ezzatollah Rezaei, Hamed Farhadi, Saeedeh Hajebi Khaniki, Hamzeh Zarei, Yavar Shams Hojjati Yavar Shams Hojjati 632 632 Effect of interface pressure and skin surface temperature on pressure injury Effect of interface pressure and skin surface temperature on pressure injury incidence: a turning schedule pilot study  incidence: a turning schedule pilot study  In this pilot study with a three-armed In this pilot study with a three-armed randomised clinical trial design, 44 patients were repositioned at three different randomised clinical trial design, 44 patients were repositioned at three different turning schedules (two-, three- and four-hourly intervals). turning schedules (two-, three- and four-hourly intervals).  Sumiati Tarigan, Sumiati Tarigan, Saldy Yusuf, Yuliana Syam Saldy Yusuf, Yuliana Syam 644 644 Hard-to-heal wound treated with Integra Flowable Wound Matrix: analysis and Hard-to-heal wound treated with Integra Flowable Wound Matrix: analysis and clinical observations  clinical observations  A comparative analysis of molecular, histological and clinical A comparative analysis of molecular, histological and clinical observations of the healing process of a hard-to-heal tunnelling skin wound using observations of the healing process of a hard-to-heal tunnelling skin wound using a lyophilised, micronised form of collagen/chondroitin sulphate matrix. a lyophilised, micronised form of collagen/chondroitin sulphate matrix.  Marcella Cammarota, Antonella D’Agostino, Ferdinando Campitiello, Manfredi Mancone, Marcella Cammarota, Antonella D’Agostino, Ferdinando Campitiello, Manfredi Mancone, Giulia Ricci, Angela Della Corte, Raffaella Guerniero, Antonietta Stellavato, Chiara Giulia Ricci, Angela Della Corte, Raffaella Guerniero, Antonietta Stellavato, Chiara Schiraldi, Silvestro Canonico Schiraldi, Silvestro Canonico 653 653 Botulinum toxin treatment for difficult-to-treat finger pressure ulcers caused by Botulinum toxin treatment for difficult-to-treat finger pressure ulcers caused by severe hand flexion: case report  severe hand flexion: case report  Report of the successful treatment of two cases Report of the successful treatment of two cases of difficult-to-treat pressure ulcers with injection of botulinum toxin type A into of difficult-to-treat pressure ulcers with injection of botulinum toxin type A into the affected muscles. the affected muscles.  Toru Takekawa, Mariko Ikegaya, Takafumi Etoh, Yasushi Shiio, Toru Takekawa, Mariko Ikegaya, Takafumi Etoh, Yasushi Shiio, Hiroshi Sugihara, Keiko Haraikawa, Nozomi Miyamoto, Masahiro Abo Hiroshi Sugihara, Keiko Haraikawa, Nozomi Miyamoto, Masahiro Abo 660 660 Peripheral arterial disease in patients with renal-diabetic foot ulcers  Peripheral arterial disease in patients with renal-diabetic foot ulcers  A A retrospective analysis of 239 patients managed by a pre-set limb salvage protocol retrospective analysis of 239 patients managed by a pre-set limb salvage protocol including revascularisation of the affected limb. including revascularisation of the affected limb.  Marco Meloni, Valentina Izzo, Marco Meloni, Valentina Izzo, Laura Giurato, Valerio Da Ros, Daniele Morosetti, Michele Ferrannini, Enrico Brocco, Laura Giurato, Valerio Da Ros, Daniele Morosetti, Michele Ferrannini, Enrico Brocco, Roberto Gandini, Luigi Ucciolo Roberto Gandini, Luigi Ucciolo 666 666 Hard-to-heal wound treatment medical devices: clinical trial protocol in Hard-to-heal wound treatment medical devices: clinical trial protocol in Japan Japan  Guidance for drafting protocols for clinical trials concerning medical Guidance for drafting protocols for clinical trials concerning medical devices for the healing of hard-to-heal wounds without ischaemia in Japan. The devices for the healing of hard-to-heal wounds without ischaemia in Japan. The guidance summarises the validity of single-arm trials, the definition of hard- guidance summarises the validity of single-arm trials, the definition of hardto-heal wounds without ischaemia, methods of patient enrolment and clinical to-heal wounds without ischaemia, methods of patient enrolment and clinical endpoints.endpoints.  The Guidance Development Committee for Clinical Trial Protocols for The Guidance Development Committee for Clinical Trial Protocols for Chronic Wound Treatment Medical Devices; Tatsuya Matsuda, Norihiko Ohura, Koji Chronic Wound Treatment Medical Devices; Tatsuya Matsuda, Norihiko Ohura, Koji Mineta, Mami Ho, I Kaku, Kensuke Ishii, Madoka Inoue, Shigeru Ichioka, Rica Tanaka, Mineta, Mami Ho, I Kaku, Kensuke Ishii, Madoka Inoue, Shigeru Ichioka, Rica Tanaka, Atsuhiko Kawamoto, Hiroto Terashi, Kazuo Kishi, Yoko Kobayashi Atsuhiko Kawamoto, Hiroto Terashi, Kazuo Kishi, Yoko Kobayashi 593 593 Editorial: Lessons from a bluering  Editorial: Lessons from a bluering  Negin Shamsian Negin Shamsian

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