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Wound Infections

Antimicrobial stewardship strategies in wound care: evidence to support the use of dialkylcarbamoyl chloride (DACC)-coated wound dressings

Medline, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and Google Scholar were searched for relevant articles regarding the use of wound dressings and AMS in wound care, published between January 1970 and...

Five rules for wound healing

Cells and enzymes function best at normal body temperature. A temperature drop (cooling) of 2° C is sufficient to affect the biological and healing process of a wound..

Use of a bacterial fluorescence imaging system to target wound debridement and accelerate healing: a pilot study

A total of 11 patients (six women, five men) were assessed over a 12-week period. Of these, six patients completed the 12-week assessment; three patients were lost to follow-up and two patients...

Wound infections: an overview

Due to the natural flora of microbes which live on the skin, the majority of wounds will naturally become colonised with microorganisms. However, when these microbes migrate deeper into the wound bed...

Rethinking resistance: How antibiotics are evolving

Antimicrobial resistance has been highlighted as one of the greatest current threats to humanity.