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Journal: Advances in skin & wound care


: The purpose of this investigation was to determine the effectiveness of silver sulfadiazine as compared with Aquacel Ag in patients with superficial partial-thickness burns.

Concepts: Silver, Sulfadiazine, Silver sulfadiazine


The objective of this article was to determine the most suitable cutoff point (CP) for the Braden Scale and Norton Modified Scale by INSALUD Scale (Norton-MI) in an acute care hospital.

Concepts: French language


To determine the potential for visible light (405 or 624 nm) to produce an inhibitory effect on Candida albicans. In addition, the study sought to evaluate a series of doses in terms of their respective inhibiting capabilities.

Concepts: Light, Candida albicans, Visible spectrum, Candida


Bites by Loxosceles spiders (also known as recluse spiders or brown spiders) can cause necrotic ulcerations of various sizes and dimensions. The current standard of care for brown spider bites includes analgesics, ice, compression, elevation, antihistamines, and surgical debridement. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) in the treatment of brown spider bites has been administered in the early stage of ulceration, or 2 to 6 days after the bite. Unfortunately, the diagnosis of spider bite-related ulcers is often delayed and weeks or months may elapse before HBOT is considered.

Concepts: Oxygen, Decompression sickness, Diving medicine, Hyperbaric medicine, Oxygen toxicity, Oxygen mask, Spider bite, Brown recluse spider


Critical colonization or local infection is very common in chronic wounds, but clinically problematic. Because therapeutic options for these conditions are limited in number and efficacy, the study authors tested a new acid-oxidizing solution (AOS [Nexodyn]; APR Applied Pharma Research S.A., Balerna, Switzerland) to determine its ancillary antimicrobial properties and potential support for wound healing.

Concepts: Inflammation, Medicine, Wound healing, Infection, Research, Wound, Traumatology, Chronic wound


To provide information about hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), its mechanisms, indications and safe applications based on clinical evidence.

Concepts: Oxygen, Decompression sickness, Diving medicine, Hyperbaric medicine, Oxygen toxicity, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Oxygen mask



A new epidermal harvesting tool (CelluTome; Kinetic Concepts, Inc, San Antonio, Texas) created epidermal micrografts with minimal donor site damage, increased expansion ratios, and did not require the use of an operating room. The tool, which applies both heat and suction concurrently to normal skin, was used to produce epidermal micrografts that were assessed for uniform viability, donor-site healing, and discomfort during and after the epidermal harvesting procedure.

Concepts: Energy, Minimally invasive, San Antonio



To describe and explore relationships between social demographic factors and incidence or worsening of pressure ulcer scores among postacute care (PAC) settings.