In this month’s Journal of Wound Care we have a report and an editorial on a debate in the House of Lords, which took place on 22 November, titled ‘Improving the standard of wound care in the NHS’. The questions posed to Her Majesty’s Government aimed to put wound care high on the agenda.
There are two reviews in this issue. The first one consists of a systematic review of the treatment of open upper limb injuries, where 28 papers looking at infection or negative pressure wound therapy are examined. The second describes the current understanding of the molecular interactions that control wound healing with regard to genetic and epigenetics. Also this month, an assessment explores the accuracy of an iPad app to measure wounds, and a 31-patient study describes the use of an antioxidant dressing. In the research section, there are two in vitro studies: the first examining how antibiotics and antiseptics work together; the second developing antimicrobial fibres using plant exacts.See our subscription options
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