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Barbara Zeiger, Editor, OWM

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March 2016 ISSN 1943-2720 | Volume 62 - Issue 3

A Prospective, Descriptive Study to Assess the Clinical Benefits of Using Calendula officinalis Hydroglycolic Extract for the Topical Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Abstract

Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) have a significant impact on patient quality of life. A prospective, descriptive pilot study was conducted between May 2012 and December 2013 through the dermatology outpatient unit in a Brazilian hospital to evaluate the clinical benefits of using Calendula officinalis hydroglycolic extract in the treatment of DFUs....

The Effects of Argan Oil in Second-degree Burn Wound Healing in Rats

Abstract

Argan oil, produced from the kernels of the argan tree (Argania spinosa), has been shown to have antioxidant properties. To examine the effect of argan oil in second-degree burn wound healing, an in vivo experiment was conducted among 30 adult male Wistar rats divided into 5 equal groups: a sham group, a control group (burned but no topical agent), a group in which argan oil was applied once a day, a group in which argan oil was applied twice a day, and a group treated with 1% silver sulfadiazine once a day....

Silver-Collagen Dressing and High-voltage, Pulsed-current Therapy for the Treatment of Chronic Full-thickness Wounds: A Case Series

Abstract

Research suggests high-voltage, pulsed-current electric therapy (HVPC) is safe and effective for treating chronic wounds, and some data suggest silver- and collagen-based dressings may facilitate healing. A combination therapy utilizing both HVPC and silver-collagen dressing may present clinical advantages. To explore the effect of the combined therapy for chronic full-thickness wounds, a prospective, consecutive case series study was conducted. All participants were adults with wounds of at least 6 weeks’ duration....

Salmonella Abscess of the Anterior Chest Wall in a Patient With Type 2 Diabetes and Poor Glycemic Control: A Case Report

Abstract

Salmonella can cause extra-intestinal focal infections as well as gastrointestinal problems. A few cases of Salmonella skin and soft tissue infection have been documented in immunocompromised patients such as persons with type 2 diabetes and poor glycemic control....

Editorial Opinion: Calling All Nursing Students: How Much Wound Care is in Your Future?

This month, more than 2,000 student nurses and nursing faculty will attend the National Student Nurses Association Annual Convention in Orlando, FL....

AAWC News

New state-of-the-art website with responsive options released ...

SAWC Exhibitor Preview: Symposium on Advanced Wound Care and the Wound Healing Society Meeting

The Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC) is the premier national if not international wound care conference, attracting world-renowned presenters and featuring 65 sessions to inform...

New Products and Industry News

Wound care product received good design award...