Exudate monitoring in traumatic wounds

Jeffery, S. (2013) Exudate monitoring in traumatic wounds. Wounds UK, 9 (2). pp. 40-44. ISSN 17466814 (ISSN)

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The successful treatment of traumatic wounds is probably the most challenging problem in surgery today. Traumatic wounds that are not amenable to surgical closure may heal by secondary intention, but often, signs of progress are made subjectively. The aim of this article was to determine whether new wound monitoring devices will provide the clinician with more information about the wound on which to base their clinical decision-making. New approaches to both elevated protease activity (WOUNDCHEK™ Protease Status; Systagenix) and moisture control (WoundSense™; Ohmedics Ltd) are discussed here, designed to provide easy-to-interpret, rapid, point-of-care results that will aid treatment decisions in complex wounds. These new wound monitoring devices should better inform clinicians on identifying those complex wounds with a high probability of nonhealing and, therefore, aid in the treatment of such wounds.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Exudate, Healing, Metalloprotease, Moisture, Traumatic wound, proteinase, article, clinical decision making, human, inflammation, monitor, surgical wound, traumatic wound, vacuum assisted closure, wound assessment, wound closure, wound dehiscence, wound fluid, wound healing, wound monitoring, wound monitoring device
Subjects: CAH02 - subjects allied to medicine > CAH02-05 - medical sciences > CAH02-05-01 - medical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: Hussen Farooq
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2017 07:29
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2022 11:28
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2523

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