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The eradication of pungent wound odour is one of the most challenging problems for health professionals involved in wound management. The presence of malodour can cause immeasurable distress for the patient and his/her family, making many sufferers' lives one of self-imposed exile. Clinical research using topical metronidazole over the past 20 years clearly… (More)
The development of more compact equipment and multi-chambered compression garments has extended the use of intermittent compression therapy in the treatment of venous insufficiency and venous ulcers, lymphoedema and lipodermatosclerosis. Further research into the therapeutic effects of this therapy is required.
Fifty-two patients (26 in each group) were recruited into this randomized, comparative, controlled trial of Rosidal K short-stretch compression bandage and SurePress long-stretch compression bandage in the treatment of venous leg ulcers. Patients were monitored for a maximum of 12 weeks. Each patient was seen weekly by a research nurse, who recorded the… (More)
As part of a major project to develop a primary care trust-based framework of lymphoedema management, the educational needs of community nurses regarding the care of patients with lymphoedema were assessed using focus groups and questionnaires. Community nurses assessed their current knowledge and skill in the care and management of patients with… (More)
A postal survey of pharmacists in a random sample of community pharmacies in Great Britain was carried out to ascertain the factors which influenced their decisions when recommending a product for Over The Counter (OTC) sale. Six categories of condition which regularly present in community pharmacies were selected and the pharmacists were asked to state… (More)
STM Healthcare is a division of the Recticel Group which has been actively involved in the production and use of polyurethane foams for the past 40 years, and is now one of Europe's leading manufacturers of polyurethane foam for insulation, packaging, filtration, aerospace, the automotive and furniture industries, domestic and specialist bedding and seating… (More)
Increasing knowledge of the pathophysiology of pressure sores influences our thoughts on the best methods of meeting the Department of Health (1993) target of a 5-10% reduction in the incidence of pressure sores. Elderly people are one of the most at-risk groups as they tend to suffer disproportionately from neurological and cardiovascular disease. Patients… (More)
While semipermeable film dressings are well established for treatment of moist wounds, they lose moisture to the atmosphere at a fixed rate. This article reports an evaluation of a semipermeable dressing recently made available in the UK which claims to vary the rate of moisture vapour loss.