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This article is the second in a series of three focusing on the causes, clinical presentation, complications and care of adult patients affected by epidermolysis bullosa (EB) – a group of rare genetic skin fragility disorders. The emphasis of this article will be on the nursing care of adults with recessive dystrophic EB (RDEB). RDEB patients are never(More)
This article presents the findings of research into the documentation of wounds healing by secondary intention, in an acute hospital setting. The benefits of recording the nursing assessment of a patient's wound, together with the legal and professional implications of poor documentation, are outlined. The points that specialists writing on the subject(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that Pseudomonas aeruginosa that have been internalized in Acanthamoeba are protected against the action of contact lens disinfecting solutions. METHODS The experiments were divided into two parts. First, five commercially available disinfecting solutions, hydrogen peroxide and non-peroxide based,(More)
This case study details the healing of a chronic wound (20 years' duration) in a patient with dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (EB). Many different dressings and creams had been used, and on occasions the wound began to heal but never progressed to closure. A honey impregnated dressing was used and the wound healed in 15 weeks. A brief overview of the(More)
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