Healing of dry skin

Wound healing is a complex, regulated process in which regulated collagen deposition, in response to tissue injury, results in scar formation. Its mechanisms include inflammation, fibroplasia, and scar maturation. Sometimes, cutaneous wounds do not progress

First aid for cuts and scrapes

Minor cuts and scrapes usually stop bleeding on their own. Most other wounds respond to gentle direct pressure with a clean cloth or bandage. Apply gentle pressure with a clean cloth or bandage. Hold the pressure

The role of silver in healing DFUs

The use of an antimicrobial dressing instead of a non-antimicrobial dressing may increase the number of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) healed over a medium-term follow-up period.

Burns season: be ready

For healthcare professionals the winter months are commonly known as “burns season”. It is the time of year when the number of burn related injuries often spike as people increasingly use open fires, paraffin, gas, and electric heaters to stay warm.

Specialised snakebite advisory team launched in SA

A newly established special advisory group of snakebite authorities can be consulted by medical practitioners, healthcare workers and emergency departments in SA to assist with the management of snakebite victims.

Mepilex Border Flex pushes wound care boundaries

Effective wound care is becoming increasingly important due to the increase of chronic wounds and associated morbidity. Mepilex® Border Flex dressings’ advanced technology improves exudate management and reduces the risk of infection and treatment time,

Treating cuts and grazes

Treatment Try and assess the severity of the cut, and apply pressure to the cut with a clean cloth. Fingers can be used if a cloth or tissue is not available, but use a barrier

Ulcer Summit

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality reported that the number of patients in hospitals with pressure ulcers, which developed either before or after admission, increased by 80% from 1993-2006. Reasons for this included aging

Incontinence and the damage it causes

The skin characteristics of older adults increase the risk of skin damage, due to slower replacement of skin cells and fewer blood vessels, which results in slower healing. Hormone changes also lead to thinner skin,

A brief history about efficacy of NPWT

The duration of therapy varies from a few days to months, depending on the treatment aim and the nature of the wound. NPWT benefits include:

DFUs increase the risk of CV mortality

According to the authors, large nerve fibre dysfunction related to diabetes, as measured by vibration perception threshold, is strongly linked with a high risk of foot ulceration. It also predicts amputation and mortality even in