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REVIEW ARTICLE 2023 February 28
Utility of Indocyanine Green Fluorescence Imaging in Wound Assessment
The use of indocyanine green fluorescence imaging has become popular in the field of reconstructive surgery as it allows surgeons to confirm flap vascularity and lymphatic flow. Based on its reliability in detecting tissue perfusion, it is now being used to evaluate the status o...
REVIEW ARTICLE 2023 February 28
Antiseptics and Cleansing the Chronic Wound: Best Practice
In the management of chronic wounds, the concept of “wound hygiene” has emerged to effectively manage biofilms, an obstacle to wound healing. The core principles of wound hygiene are wound cleansing, debridement, edge refashioning, and dressing. Cleansing is the first step in...
ORIGINAL ARTICLE 2023 February 28
A Prospective, Randomized, Non-inferiority Trial to Compare the Efficacy of 3% Povidone-Iodine Foam Dressing and Silver Foam Dressing in the Treatment of Pressure Injuries
Background: As chronic wounds such as pressure injuries (PIs) are frequently colonized and can easily deteriorate into infection, it is important to reduce their bacterial load, for which antimicrobial dressings can be needed. This study aims to evaluate the efficacy of a 3% pov...
ORIGINAL ARTICLE 2023 February 28
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy and a New Assessment Tool for Intractable Wounds of the Limbs
Background: Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is indicated for intractable skin wounds and skin ulcers; however, assessing its efficacy for wounds at the periphery of the extremities may be difficult depending on the wound size (small wounds are challenging to differentia...
ORIGINAL ARTICLE 2023 February 28
Influence of Drain Characteristics and Other Known Risk Factors on Surgical Site Infection Occurrence in Plastic Surgery Patients
Background: Drains are hypothesized to cause surgical site infections (SSIs). However, research is scarce on how to reduce SSIs after drain placement. We analyzed the association between specific drain characteristics and the occurrence of SSI. We also evaluated the effects of o...
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