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JOURNAL OF WOUND CARE VOL 31, NO 3, MARCH 2022 195 195 Editorial: As one pandemic begins to close another arrives  Editorial: As one pandemic begins to close another arrives  Karen Ousey Karen Ousey 196 196 Shifting the distribution curve for healthcare resource use through topical oxygen Shifting the distribution curve for healthcare resource use through topical oxygen therapy for wound healing  therapy for wound healing  A description of evidence suggesting the adoption of adjunct A description of evidence suggesting the adoption of adjunct topical haemoglobin spray can effect changes in the wound healing curve. The ease topical haemoglobin spray can effect changes in the wound healing curve. The ease of adoption and impact is illustrated by a patient case study.  of adoption and impact is illustrated by a patient case study.  Paulo Alves, Fredrik Elg, Paulo Alves, Fredrik Elg, Gerhard Bothma, Ana Oliveira, João Neves-Amado, João Amado Gerhard Bothma, Ana Oliveira, João Neves-Amado, João Amado 208 208 Sub-epidermal moisture assessment as an adjunct to visual assessment in the reduction Sub-epidermal moisture assessment as an adjunct to visual assessment in the reduction of pressure ulcer incidence  of pressure ulcer incidence  Data were obtained from wards located within 28 institutions Data were obtained from wards located within 28 institutions in the UK, Canada, Belgium, Spain and Ireland. A meta-analysis was conducted on the in the UK, Canada, Belgium, Spain and Ireland. A meta-analysis was conducted on the data using wards as the analysis unit to facilitate overall estimate of a pre-Pressure Ulcer data using wards as the analysis unit to facilitate overall estimate of a pre-Pressure Ulcer Reduction Programme. A sensitivity study was also conducted to assess the sensitivity of Reduction Programme. A sensitivity study was also conducted to assess the sensitivity of results to data from specific institutions.  results to data from specific institutions.  Karen Ousey, John Stephenson, Joanna Blackburn Karen Ousey, John Stephenson, Joanna Blackburn 218 218 The 24-hour interval compression plan: part 2—lifestyle and therapeutic regimens to The 24-hour interval compression plan: part 2—lifestyle and therapeutic regimens to manage chronic oedema case series  manage chronic oedema case series  Patients who had a history of chronic oedema Patients who had a history of chronic oedema presented for treatment for oedema exacerbation and/or suboptimal performance of presented for treatment for oedema exacerbation and/or suboptimal performance of their current garments. Objective data examined were circumferential limb volume their current garments. Objective data examined were circumferential limb volume measurements and quality of life. Subjective comments on functional abilities and measurements and quality of life. Subjective comments on functional abilities and perception of improvement with a compression plan that comprised a 24-hour interval perception of improvement with a compression plan that comprised a 24-hour interval were documented.  were documented.  Karen J Bock, J Suzie Ehmann, Jeanette Muldoon Karen J Bock, J Suzie Ehmann, Jeanette Muldoon 224 224 Treatment of a chronic skin lesion in the lower limb in Meleda disease  Treatment of a chronic skin lesion in the lower limb in Meleda disease  Through targeted Through targeted interventions and the use of bioactive dressings, it is possible to heal the venous ulcer, interventions and the use of bioactive dressings, it is possible to heal the venous ulcer, although this can take a long time. The authors report their experience in relation to a although this can take a long time. The authors report their experience in relation to a patient with Meleda disease and venous ulceration of seven years.  patient with Meleda disease and venous ulceration of seven years.  Giuseppe Nebbioso, Giuseppe Nebbioso, Viviana Nebbioso, Francesco Petrella Viviana Nebbioso, Francesco Petrella 230 230 Treatment of Treatment of Pasteurella multocida Pasteurella multocida infection with dressings containing honey and infection with dressings containing honey and antibacterials: a case report  antibacterials: a case report  This article discusses the authors’ experience in treating This article discusses the authors’ experience in treating a woman with severe cellulitis and osteomyelitis on her hand, who refused surgical a woman with severe cellulitis and osteomyelitis on her hand, who refused surgical intervention and was treated with honey-containing dressings and antibiotics after failure intervention and was treated with honey-containing dressings and antibiotics after failure to heal following conservative treatment.  to heal following conservative treatment.  Xiao-hua Hu, Ming Li, Lei Yang, Hui Chen, Xiao-hua Hu, Ming Li, Lei Yang, Hui Chen, Zhong Chen, Wei-li Du, Yu-ming Shen Zhong Chen, Wei-li Du, Yu-ming Shen 236 236 Does exudate viscosity affect its rate of absorption into wound dressings?  Does exudate viscosity affect its rate of absorption into wound dressings?  This study This study evaluated the viscosities of two solutions and their effect on the absorption times of evaluated the viscosities of two solutions and their effect on the absorption times of four dressing types, and tested as per British Standards Institution requirements. The four dressing types, and tested as per British Standards Institution requirements. The parameters for temperature and frequency were applied, and the absorption times parameters for temperature and frequency were applied, and the absorption times recorded. recorded.  Jacqueline Rachel Forss Jacqueline Rachel Forss 244 244 The effect of olive cream on pain and healing of caesarean section wounds: a The effect of olive cream on pain and healing of caesarean section wounds: a randomised controlled clinical trial  randomised controlled clinical trial  A parallel randomised clinical trial that was conducted A parallel randomised clinical trial that was conducted on women who had caesarean sections assigned to intervention, placebo and control on women who had caesarean sections assigned to intervention, placebo and control groups by a block randomisation method. Wound healing score and pain intensity score groups by a block randomisation method. Wound healing score and pain intensity score were assessed using the REEDA and VAS scales, respectively, before and at the end of the were assessed using the REEDA and VAS scales, respectively, before and at the end of the intervention. intervention.  Mahdiyeh Taheri, Leila Amiri-Farahani, Shima Haghani, Maryam Shokrpour, Mahdiyeh Taheri, Leila Amiri-Farahani, Shima Haghani, Maryam Shokrpour, Asie Shojaii Asie Shojaii 254 254 Sub-epidermal moisture versus traditional and visual skin assessments to assess Sub-epidermal moisture versus traditional and visual skin assessments to assess pressure ulcer risk in surgery patients  pressure ulcer risk in surgery patients  A non-experimental, comparative, descriptive A non-experimental, comparative, descriptive cohort study of 231 participants who had their skin assessed over the areas that were cohort study of 231 participants who had their skin assessed over the areas that were weight-bearing during surgery, using VSA and the SEM measurement. Assessments took weight-bearing during surgery, using VSA and the SEM measurement. Assessments took place preoperatively, then daily on the ward, beginning on day one postoperatively and place preoperatively, then daily on the ward, beginning on day one postoperatively and continuing for three days or until discharge.  continuing for three days or until discharge.  Ana Lúcia Martins de Oliveira, Tom O’Connor, Ana Lúcia Martins de Oliveira, Tom O’Connor, Declan Patton, Helen Strapp, Zena Moore Declan Patton, Helen Strapp, Zena Moore 266 266 Effects of vasopressor agents on the development of pressure ulcers in critically ill Effects of vasopressor agents on the development of pressure ulcers in critically ill patients: a systematic review  patients: a systematic review  A systematic review was undertaken. Data were extracted A systematic review was undertaken. Data were extracted using a predesigned data extraction table and analysed as appropriate using RevMan. using a predesigned data extraction table and analysed as appropriate using RevMan. Quality appraisal was undertaken using the EBL Critical Appraisal Tool.  Quality appraisal was undertaken using the EBL Critical Appraisal Tool.  Natalie McEvoy, Natalie McEvoy, Declan Patton, Pinar Avsar, Ger Curley, Cathal Kearney, Jennifer Clarke, Zena Moore Declan Patton, Pinar Avsar, Ger Curley, Cathal Kearney, Jennifer Clarke, Zena Moore

S1–S50 S1–S50 WUWHS Supplement  WUWHS Supplement  This edition features guidelines, based on a Delphi consensus, This edition features guidelines, based on a Delphi consensus,

on the use of topical oxygen therapy in treating hard-to-heal wounds. A pilot study on the use of topical oxygen therapy in treating hard-to-heal wounds. A pilot study examines the diagnostic value of CRP:albumin ratio for osteomyelitis in patients examines the diagnostic value of CRP:albumin ratio for osteomyelitis in patients with diabetic foot ulcers. The paracrine effects of adipose-derived stem cells in with diabetic foot ulcers. The paracrine effects of adipose-derived stem cells in cutaneous wound healing in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats are described, cutaneous wound healing in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats are described, as are the healing outcomes and predictors among patients with venous leg ulcers as are the healing outcomes and predictors among patients with venous leg ulcers treated with compression therapy. The supplement also includes details of the treated with compression therapy. The supplement also includes details of the bids from five organisations, setting out their proposals for hosting the WUWHS bids from five organisations, setting out their proposals for hosting the WUWHS 2026 Congress. Bids are presented from: the University of Miami Miller School 2026 Congress. Bids are presented from: the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine; La Asociación Mexicana para el Cuidado Integral y Cicatrización de of Medicine; La Asociación Mexicana para el Cuidado Integral y Cicatrización de Heridas A.C. and the Confederación Multidisciplinaria Latinoamericana de Heridas Heridas A.C. and the Confederación Multidisciplinaria Latinoamericana de Heridas Estomas e Incontinencia; the International Surgical Wound Complications Advisory Estomas e Incontinencia; the International Surgical Wound Complications Advisory Panel; the Malaysian Society of Wound Care Professionals; and the Association for Panel; the Malaysian Society of Wound Care Professionals; and the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care. the Advancement of Wound Care.

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