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Volume 2022 · Issue 1


Here we provide an overview of recently published articles that may be of interest to wound care professionals. Should you wish to look at any of the papers in more detail, a full reference is provided

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

This study was conducted over 12-week period with 11 lower extremity wounds with various types and sizes. All wounds had delayed healing of >12 weeks, but without clinical signs and symptoms of infection and 11 of 12 wounds did have bacteria. A concern for all clinicians is to determine if bacteria is impeding healing and restart the healing process with removal of devitalized tissue. This study review a real-time method to detect bacteria and remove dead tissue by visualizing extent and location with use of fluorescence imaging.

All clinicians have same goal: to heal wounds. However, due to limitations of resources or reliable information to guide decision-making, complete wound healing often remains challenging in chronic wounds. Review this study to learn how use of fluorescence imaging in combination with clinical signs and symptoms can be a positive adjunct treatment option to identify bacteria, target specific debridement, and assist in selection of topical or systemic treatments.

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