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Editor Negin Shamsian negin.shamsian@markallengroup.com Chief Sub Editors Brian Cooper Lindsey Stewart Consultant Editor Tracy Cowan Commercial Manager Emma Blick emma.blick@markallengroup.com Circulation Director Sally Boettcher sally.boettcher@markallengroup.com Production Manager Kyri Apostolou Production Controller Larry Oakes Associate Publisher Sophie Gardner Publishing Director Andrew Iafrati Managing Director Anthony Kerr anthony.kerr@markallengroup.com Chief Executive Officer Ben Allen JWC is available in many libraries and is indexed on several databases, including: • Science Citation Index Expanded and

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Health Programme, part of the Research4LIfe initiative the monthly international wound-care journal

Contents

P 804 804 Characteristics of new patient referrals to specialised diabetic foot units across Characteristics of new patient referrals to specialised diabetic foot units across

Europe and factors influencing delays  Europe and factors influencing delays  A prospective observational study of 332 A prospective observational study of 332 consecutive patients with a new foot ulcer presenting to nine diabetic foot centres consecutive patients with a new foot ulcer presenting to nine diabetic foot centres in five European countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK). in five European countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK).  Benjamin Bouillet, Raju Ahluwalia, Elisabetta Iacopi, José Luis Garcia-Klepzig, Benjamin Bouillet, Raju Ahluwalia, Elisabetta Iacopi, José Luis Garcia-Klepzig, Claas Lüdemann, Chris Manu, Marco Meloni, Víctor Rodriguez Saenz De Buruaga, Claas Lüdemann, Chris Manu, Marco Meloni, Víctor Rodriguez Saenz De Buruaga, Julien Vouillarmet, Jean-Michel Petit, Kristien Van Acker, José Luis Lázaro-Martínez Julien Vouillarmet, Jean-Michel Petit, Kristien Van Acker, José Luis Lázaro-Martínez

P 810 810 Eastern European Diabetic Foot Ulcer Advisory Board Meeting Eastern European Diabetic Foot Ulcer Advisory Board Meeting

A report of the first meeting of a new project that aims to inspire and promote A report of the first meeting of a new project that aims to inspire and promote continuous improvement in treatment protocols, and the quality of care for continuous improvement in treatment protocols, and the quality of care for patients with diabetic foot syndrome by providing a platform that enables thought patients with diabetic foot syndrome by providing a platform that enables thought leaders across Eastern Europe to discuss and share best practice.  leaders across Eastern Europe to discuss and share best practice.  John Timmons John Timmons

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823 823 Impact of topical oxygen therapy on diabetic foot ulcer healing rates: a Impact of topical oxygen therapy on diabetic foot ulcer healing rates: a systematic review  systematic review  A search was conducted using PubMed, CINAHL, Ovid, A search was conducted using PubMed, CINAHL, Ovid, Cochrane, Web of Science and EMBASE databases. Data analysis was undertaken Cochrane, Web of Science and EMBASE databases. Data analysis was undertaken using RevMan and a narrative synthesis. Data were extracted using a predesigned using RevMan and a narrative synthesis. Data were extracted using a predesigned extraction tool and all included studies were quality appraised using the Evidence- extraction tool and all included studies were quality appraised using the EvidenceBased Librarianship checklist. Based Librarianship checklist.  Frances Connaghan, Pinar Avsar, Declan Patton, Frances Connaghan, Pinar Avsar, Declan Patton, Tom O’Connor, Zena Moore Tom O’Connor, Zena Moore 830 830 Wound bed preparation with hypochlorous acid oxidising solution and standard Wound bed preparation with hypochlorous acid oxidising solution and standard of care: a prospective case series  of care: a prospective case series  In this study, 60 patients were treated. Data In this study, 60 patients were treated. Data collection ran for 70 days. A baseline assessment was undertaken and wound bed collection ran for 70 days. A baseline assessment was undertaken and wound bed preparation score, area and depth of ulcer, duration, pain, Bates–Jensen score and preparation score, area and depth of ulcer, duration, pain, Bates–Jensen score and infection status were assessed at fortnightly visits. infection status were assessed at fortnightly visits.  Elia Ricci, Monica Pittarello Elia Ricci, Monica Pittarello 840 840 Hard-to-heal ulcers treated with hypochlorous acid oxidising solution and Hard-to-heal ulcers treated with hypochlorous acid oxidising solution and standard of care: a 32-week follow-up  standard of care: a 32-week follow-up  A subset of patients from the original study A subset of patients from the original study whose wounds had not fully healed by the end of the study opted to continue whose wounds had not fully healed by the end of the study opted to continue with treatment for a further 22 weeks. The aim was to provide long-term evidence with treatment for a further 22 weeks. The aim was to provide long-term evidence on the clinical performance and safety of the treatment. on the clinical performance and safety of the treatment.  Elia Ricci, Monica Pittarello Elia Ricci, Monica Pittarello 845 845 Palliative care aspects of wound healing in complex patients: a case report  Palliative care aspects of wound healing in complex patients: a case report

This case report describes a frail older patient with a hard-to-heal pressure injury This case report describes a frail older patient with a hard-to-heal pressure injury and multiple comorbidities to highlight palliative symptom management as a and multiple comorbidities to highlight palliative symptom management as a viable option to enhance patient comfort.  viable option to enhance patient comfort.  Latricia L Allen, Constance R Uphold, Latricia L Allen, Constance R Uphold, Christine Koniaris-Rambaud, Kim House, Frances Gray, Linda Fitzgerald, Christine Koniaris-Rambaud, Kim House, Frances Gray, Linda Fitzgerald, Camille Vaughan, Theodore M Johnson II Camille Vaughan, Theodore M Johnson II 854 854 Quality of life improvement in patients with hard-to-heal leg wounds treated with Quality of life improvement in patients with hard-to-heal leg wounds treated with

Prontosan wound irrigation solution and wound gel  Prontosan wound irrigation solution and wound gel  A prospective, open-label, A prospective, open-label, single-arm, five-centre study of 43 non-hospitalised patients with no more than single-arm, five-centre study of 43 non-hospitalised patients with no more than two wounds below the knee; wounds were ≥5cm two wounds below the knee; wounds were ≥5cm2 2 and ≤50cm and ≤50cm2 and present for and present for ≥4 weeks. Wound-QoL questionnaires were completed at each week of treatment. 4 weeks. Wound-QoL questionnaires were completed at each week of treatment.    Alisha Oropallo, Robert J Snyder, Angela Karpf, Diana Valencia, Christopher R Curtin, Alisha Oropallo, Robert J Snyder, Angela Karpf, Diana Valencia, Christopher R Curtin, Wes Cetnarowski Wes Cetnarowski 868 868 Treating complex palmar–plantar wounds using a bilaminar ‘trapdoor’ technique: Treating complex palmar–plantar wounds using a bilaminar ‘trapdoor’ technique:

a case series  a case series  In this prospective case series, the procedure was used to remove a In this prospective case series, the procedure was used to remove a thin graft from the deep plantar dermis after the partial elevation of the first layer thin graft from the deep plantar dermis after the partial elevation of the first layer including the entire epidermis and superficial part of the dermis including the entire epidermis and superficial part of the dermis.  Rafaela Ribeiro Marques, Pedro Soler Coltro, Juliano Baron Almeida, Rafaela Ribeiro Marques, Pedro Soler Coltro, Juliano Baron Almeida, Júlio César Dias Castro, Jayme Adriano Farina Junior Júlio César Dias Castro, Jayme Adriano Farina Junior

781 781 Editorial: A very little key to open a very heavy door  Editorial: A very little key to open a very heavy door  Negin Shamsian Negin Shamsian 782 782 Guest editorial: Improving referral of patients with diabetic foot ulcer to specialised Guest editorial: Improving referral of patients with diabetic foot ulcer to specialised diabetes foot care units  diabetes foot care units  Benjamin Bouillet, Marco Meloni, Raju Ahluwalia Benjamin Bouillet, Marco Meloni, Raju Ahluwalia 786 786 Guest editorial: Diabetic foot ulcers: treatment overview and cost Guest editorial: Diabetic foot ulcers: treatment overview and cost considerations considerations  Zena Moore, Pinar Avsar, Pauline Wilson, Maisoon Mairghani, Zena Moore, Pinar Avsar, Pauline Wilson, Maisoon Mairghani, Tom O’Connor, Linda Nugent, Declan Patton Tom O’Connor, Linda Nugent, Declan Patton 792 792 Guest editorial: Tissue adhesive: should it be used in knee arthroplasty wound Guest editorial: Tissue adhesive: should it be used in knee arthroplasty wound closure? closure?  Richard Forrester, Stuart Place Richard Forrester, Stuart Place 794 794 Guest editorial: Path to ‘One and Done’  Guest editorial: Path to ‘One and Done’  Aubrey E Woodroof, Gail K Naughton, Aubrey E Woodroof, Gail K Naughton,

Fiona M Wood, Robert J Christy, Shanmugasundaram Natesan, William L Hickerson Fiona M Wood, Robert J Christy, Shanmugasundaram Natesan, William L Hickerson

Cover picture: Old door locking system with theft resistance. Hardened latch Copyright holder: Adobe Stock/rdonar This year’s cover theme is ‘Beyond the Sea’

P  ractice E  ducation R  esearch M  anagement C  OVID-19 update

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