Acute wounds

Characteristics of intensive care unit (ICU) patients with pressure ulcers present on admission, acquired in ICU or no ulceration: a retrospective cohort study

A programme was initiated to study pressure ulcer (PU) risk factors in a large, mixed intensive care unit and to reduce intensive care-acquired PUs (ICaPUs). All adult patients treated in 2011–2015 (n=8,336) were included in this retrospective observational cohort study. The characteristics of...

Early findings following an evaluation of two incisional negative pressure wound therapy devices for primary incisional healing and complex incisions that failed to heal with standard treatment

The authors examined the use of a two single, portable incisional negative pressure wound therapy (INPWT) systems for incisional healing and complex incisions that required debridement following surgical revision. A single-centre small evaluation was performed in the UK and, due to its successes,...