Biofilms

The use of a novel antimicrobial and purified native collagen matrix combination to manage bioburden and support healing in challenging wounds: a clinical evaluation

Biofilm is present on the vast majority of chronic wounds and is suggested to be a key factor contributing to impaired healing. Biofilm provokes a heightened and prolonged inflammatory response with excessive proteolytic enzymes that degrade newly formed extracellular matrix and delay the healing...

Wounds digest

In this section, a brief synopsis is presented of a range of recently published articles that may be of interest to health professionals working in the wound care setting. The aim of this round-up is  to provide an overview, rather than a detailed summary and critique, of the research papers...

Technology update: Understanding film dressings

Film dressings provide a simple and effective method of creating a moist wound environment and promoting healing in shallow wounds. They are indicated for the management of minor burns and simple wounds and their flexibility also means that they can be used to cover sutures following surgery. This...