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This paper describes the difference between wounds which heal by first and secondary intention. A brief overview of the stages of healing is then given: inflammation, granulation, epithelialisation… Continue Reading
The size of the pressure sore problem in the community is virtually unknown. Problems specific to the community include lack of observation, poor nutrition and lack of resources. District nurses need… Continue Reading
It is estimated that £150 million is spent nationally every year on the care of patients who sustain pressure sores ( 1 ) and there have been calls from the Department of Health (DoH) and the… Continue Reading
A wide range of factors affect the skin's ability to withstand pressure, friction and shear. Clinically validated pressure-relieving equipment is essential to prevent pressure sores in acutely ill… Continue Reading
Abstract Sarcoidosis is a disease of unknown etiology characterized by granuloma formation in tissues and anergy to delayed hypersensitivity. In 34 sarcoidosis patients and 16 normal persons, T cells… Continue Reading