Pearls for Practice

Pearls for Practice: Phlebolymphedema

Phlebolymphedema is a swelling of mixed etiology that occurs because the lymphatic system is unable to adequately drain the interstitial fluid that accumulates in severe chronic venous hypertension...

Pearls for Practice: Hydroconductive Dressings Used to Minimize Debridement

Wound bed preparation is the management of a wound in order to accelerate endogenous healing or to facilitate the effectiveness of other therapeutic measures.1 To effect wound bed prepar...

Pearls for Practice: A Novel Hydroconductive Surgical Dressing to Decrease Incisional Wound Complications

With approximately 250 million major surgical procedures performed worldwide each year, closed surgical incisions are common.1 Unfortunately, even if surgery is successful and primary cl...

Pearls for Practice: Absence of Infection in Orthopedic Surgical Wounds Irrigated With Hypochlorous Acid

Surgical site infections (SSIs) continue to be 1 of the most significant burdens on the health care system, both in the United States and abroad.1 Approximately 500 000 SSIs occur annual...

Pearls for Practice: Adjunctive Debridement with Hypochlorous Acid for Healing Complex Wounds in Children

Complex wounds such as deep pressure ulcers, epidermolysis bullosa, sternal wounds following cardiac surgery, and wounds in patients with comorbidities frequently require multiple modalities to adv...

Pearls for Practice: A Stepwise Approach to Care of the Chronic Wound

Most individuals take wound healing for granted,1 but many local and systemic factors can disturb the multiple repair processes and slow the healing trajectory.2 ...

Pearls for Practice: The Use of Hydroconductive Dressings to Prevent and Treat Skin Excoriation in Young Children

Enteric and urinary effluent on infant skin can cause skin irritation ranging from peristomal dermatitis to maceration to skin loss....

Pearls for Practice: Closing Wounds Resulting From Cancer Removal Under Local Anesthesia Using Micro-autografts in the Wound Clinic

  Many skin cancers, including basal cell carcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas, and superficial malignant melanomas, are removed using Mohs’ micrographic surgery techniques.1,2...

Pearls for Practice: Significant Cost Savings Realized by Changing Debridement Protocol

Recently, hypochlorous acid (Vashe Wound Solution, SteadMed Medical, LLC, Fort Worth, TX) has been reported to be effective at soft debridement when used as a wound soak followed by wiping of the wound.2...