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Nutrition and wound healing

10 September 1997

Nursing Standard

Special focus: Tissue viability

It is now more than 20 years since a series of classicpapers revealed the problem of malnutrition among hospitalised patients (Bistrianet al1974,1976,Hillet al1977)....

The importance of nutrition in wound healing

07 October 1998

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Nursing Standards recent Focus on Nutrition campaign raised some uncomfortable issues about nurses’ knowledge of wound healing. We continue the theme here, with a...

Nursing burn wounds on general wards

01 July 1998

Nursing Standard

Special focus: tissue viability s

Since the late 1940s, there have been improvements in the treatment of patients with bums (Pruitt 1992). The reason usually offered for these improvements is that...

An overview of topical negative pressure therapy in wound care

22 October 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article examines the historical development of topical negative pressure (TNP) therapy, the growing range of devices available and future possibilities for this...

Diabetes and its effects on wound healing

13 July 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article discusses the reasons why wounds in people with diabetes take longer to heal and are more susceptible to complications. The physiology of the wound...

Biofilms:possible strategies for suppression in chronic wounds

21 April 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & science

Biofilms can delay wound healing significantly. The aim of this article is to highlight strategies that could be used to treat chronic wounds containing biofilms....

Using different designs in wound healing research

01 July 2004

Nurse Researcher

issues in research

Wounds are a common clinical problem, cared for in most, if not all, clinical settings. Chronic wounds, including chronic pressure, leg and diabetic foot ulcers,...

Understanding the role of proteases and pH in wound healing

18 April 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Recent research into chronic and non-healing wounds has helped increase our knowledge and understanding of the destructive processes that occur in wounds. Advanced...

Biofilms: possible strategies for suppression in chronic wounds

15 April 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Biofilms can delay wound healing significantly. The aim of this article is to highlight strategies that could be used to treat chronic wounds containing biofilms....

The role of nutrition in preventing pressure ulcers

16 October 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Old age, pressure ulcers and malnutrition may co-exist. Wounds in older people may already be slow to heal as a result of compromised skin integrity, which occurs as...
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