A clinical investigation into the relationship between increased periwound skin temperature and local wound infection in patients with chronic leg ulcers.

@article{Fierheller2010ACI,
  title={A clinical investigation into the relationship between increased periwound skin temperature and local wound infection in patients with chronic leg ulcers.},
  author={Marjorie Fierheller and R Gary Sibbald},
  journal={Advances in skin & wound care},
  year={2010},
  volume={23 8},
  pages={369-79; quiz 380-1}
}
OBJECTIVE Increased local temperature is a classic sign of wound infection, and its quantitative measurement has the potential to assist with assessment and diagnosis of chronic deep wound and surrounding skin infection at the bedside. Evidence supporting such use in chronic wound care is very limited. This clinical pilot study was conducted in an attempt to quantify the relationship between increased periwound skin temperature and wound infection, as well as validate use of a handheld infrared… CONTINUE READING