Affiliation: Cardiff University
- Evolution or revolution? Adapting to complexity in wound managementKeith Harding
Wound Healing Research Unit, Cardiff Medicentre, Wales, UK
Int Wound J 4:1-12. 2007..Results of a study into the cost-effectiveness of an improved foam dressing are presented, and the problems of demonstrating the ability to make long-term savings through short-term expenditure are discussed...
- A prospective, multi-centre, randomised, open label, parallel, comparative study to evaluate effects of AQUACEL® Ag and Urgotul® Silver dressing on healing of chronic venous leg ulcersKeith Harding
Department of Dermatology and Wound Healing, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
Int Wound J 9:285-94. 2012..In general, both dressings were effective at promoting healing of venous ulcers...
- A prospective, multicentre, randomised controlled study of human fibroblast-derived dermal substitute (Dermagraft) in patients with venous leg ulcersKeith Harding
Wound Healing Research Unit, Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff, UK
Int Wound J 10:132-7. 2013..The most common adverse events (AEs) were wound infection, cellulitis and skin ulcer. The frequency of AEs did not markedly differ between the treatment and control groups...
- Tetanus in patients with chronic wounds - are we aware?Elizabeth Farnworth
Department of Wound Healing and Dermatology, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
Int Wound J 9:93-9. 2012..Moreover, every effort should be made to ensure that such individuals complete their primary course. By ensuring each patient is actively immunised, protection against tetanus, a potential killer, is provided...
- Bioresponsive dextrin-rhEGF conjugates: in vitro evaluation in models relevant to its proposed use as a treatment for chronic woundsJoseph Hardwicke
Wound Biology Group, Cardiff Institute of Tissue Engineering and Repair, Tissue Engineering and Reparative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Cardiff University, Heath Park, Cardiff CF14 4XY, UK
Mol Pharm 7:699-707. 2010..These results suggest further preclinical in vivo evaluation of dextrin-rhEGF is warranted to determine whether conjugate pharmacokinetics and rhEGF liberation into such a complex and aggressive environment can still lead to bioactivity...
- Re-amputation occurrence in the diabetic population in South Wales, UKRajani Kanade
Department of Physiotherapy, Research Centre for Clinical Kinaesiology, School of Healthcare Studies, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
Int Wound J 4:344-52. 2007..Although the progression of level of amputations does not follow a particular pattern, re-amputation on the contra-lateral side occurred almost four times later than that on the ipsilateral side...
- Assessing pain at wound dressing-related proceduresMichelle Briggs
University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, UK
Nurs Times 100:56-7. 2004..As an international educational initiative, the WUWHS document is aimed at anyone involved in dressing-related procedures anywhere in the world. This article summarises the section on best practice in the assessment of wound pain...
- Effect of human fibroblast-derived dermis on expansion of tissue from venous leg ulcersTracey Amanda Martin
Metastasis Research Group, University Department of Surgery, University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Wound Repair Regen 11:292-6. 2003..These experimental findings may explain the enhanced healing seen with clinical applications of human fibroblast-derived dermis on chronic wounds...
- Cardiff Wound Impact Schedule: the development of a condition-specific questionnaire to assess health-related quality of life in patients with chronic wounds of the lower limbPatricia Price
Wound Healing Research Unit, University of Wales College of Medicine, Heath Park, Cardiff, UK
Int Wound J 1:10-7. 2004..CWIS allows clinicians to identify items of patient concern, which can then be used to negotiate options of care most suited to individual patients...
- The state of wound care in the United KingdomKeith Harding
Department of Wound Healing, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
Adv Skin Wound Care 20:322-4. 2007
- Evaluating the effectiveness of a dressing for use in malodorous, exuding woundsSamantha Holloway
Wound Healing Research Unit, Cardiff Medicentre, Heath Park, Cardiff, Wales
Ostomy Wound Manage 48:22-8. 2002..While appropriate treatment to address the cause of exudate and wound odor remains a priority, the results of this study suggest that discomfort and isolation may be reduced through the use of odor-control dressings...
- Healing responses of skin and muscle in critical illnessDean Thomas Williams
Wound Healing Research Unit, University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, UK
Crit Care Med 31:S547-57. 2003..We aimed to identify some features, both common and specific, that could influence wound healing and the mechanisms by which they may do so...
- Reimbursement of dressings: a WUWHS statementLuc TEot
Int Wound J 3:296-301. 2006
- Wound bed preparation: a systematic approach to wound managementGregory S Schultz
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
Wound Repair Regen 11:S1-28. 2003....
- Minimising wound-related pain at dressing change: evidence-informed practiceKevin Y Woo
Women s College Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
Int Wound J 5:144-57. 2008..A team approach is needed to address the experience of living with wound related pain within a holistic framework. The importance of regular pain assessment and strategies to minimize traumatic during wound care are highlighted...
- TIME heals all woundsElizabeth A Ayello
John A Hartford Institute of Geriatric Nursing, Division of Nursing, New York University, New York, N Y, USA
Nursing 34:36-41; quiz, 41-2. 2004
- Early healing rates and wound area measurements are reliable predictors of later complete wound closureMatthew Cardinal
Advanced BioHealing, New York, NY 10016, USA
Wound Repair Regen 16:19-22. 2008..We believe that these surrogate markers are robust predictors of healing regardless of wound etiology and that they merit wider use in clinical trials and routine patient care...
- A successful first year for the IWJKeith Harding
Int Wound J 1:217. 2004
- A randomised controlled 8-week crossover clinical evaluation of the 3M Coban 2 Layer Compression System versus Profore to evaluate the product performance in patients with venous leg ulcersChristine J Moffatt
Centre for Research and Implementation of Clinical Practice, Thames Valley University, 32 8 Uxbridge Road, London, UK
Int Wound J 5:267-79. 2008..While less bandage slippage did not appear to impact wound healing, there was indication that it may have influenced patient preference in favour of the two-layer system and potentially impacted patients' HRQoL...
- Editor-in-Chief's perspectiveKeith Harding
Int Wound J 1:85. 2004
- The management of deep sternal wound infections using vacuum assisted closure (V.A.C.) therapyTatjana Fleck
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Int Wound J 3:273-80. 2006..V.A.C. therapy in deep sternal wound infections requires specialist surgical supervision and should only be undertaken by clinicians with adequate experience and training in the use of the technique...
- Deciphering the impaired cytokine cascades in chronic leg ulcers (review)Pascale Quatresooz
Department of Dermatopathology, University Medical Center Sart Tilman, B 4000 Liege, Belgium
Int J Mol Med 11:411-8. 2003..They likely play a role in tissue repair when boosted adequately. New therapies aiming at helping the release of cytokines by DD apparently promote and improve the healing phase...
- Less pain with Biatain-Ibu: initial findings from a randomised, controlled, double-blind clinical investigation on painful venous leg ulcersFinn Gottrup
University Centre for Wound Healing, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark
Int Wound J 4:24-34. 2007..The full report of this study will be published in Wound Repair and Regeneration...