Digital Issue Archive

Volume 2 issue 2 2018

This issue of Wound Central focuses on skin care. In the journal’s regular features, Wound Words outlines the must-know terminology and Apple Core, which explores ‘how to’ fundamentals of wound care, provide detail on how to assess different skin tones for damage.

The features section has a number of articles on skin integrity and damage, these include reports on atopic dermatitis in older people, skin infection management and peristomal skin integrity. Also in this issue, there is a research article assessing a new way to monitor oxygenation in wounds and an analysis of the characteristics, including treatment and outcomes, of over 2000 case of Pyoderma ganagernosum.

Volume 2 issue 1 2018

This issue of Wound Central focuses on moisture management. In the journal’s regular features, Wound Words outlines the must-know terminology and Apple Core, which explores ‘how to’ fundamentals of wound care, examines the wound dressing options for exudate and moisture management.

The features section has a number of articles on managing moisture-associated skin damage, such as incontinence-associated dermatitis and skin maceration. Also in this issue, there is a review on managing exudate in venous leg ulcers and a discussion of hyper-hydration in wound healing and whether this can be beneficial.

Volume 1 issue 4 2017

This issue of Wound Central focuses on wound bed preparation. In the journal’s regular features, Wound Words outlines the must-know terminology and Apple Core, which explores ‘how to’ fundamentals of wound care, describes how to perform a wound swab.

The features section has a number of articles on the different aspects of wound bed preparation including a review on the use of negative pressure wound therapy, wound bed cleansing, desloughing and recommendations for the management of biofilm. There are reviews on the use of Manuka honey and biofilm in surgical site infection. Also in this issue there is a product focus on a new compression garment.

Volume 1 issue 3 2017

This issue of Wound Central focuses on diabetic skin and wound management. In the journal’s regular features, Wound Words outlines the must-know terminology for diabetic wounds and Apple Core, which explores ‘how to’ fundamentals of wound care, describes different examination to determine neuropathy.

The features section has a number of articles on managing the diabetic foot, including two case series on specific aspects of diabetic foot care and a discussion of the three major risk factors for amputation. There is also examination of the relative costs of four skin substitutes and a review on Immune and vascular dysfunction in diabetic wound healing.

Volume 1 issue 2 2017

This issue of Wound Central focuses on lower extremity wounds. In the journal’s regular features, Wound Words outlines the must-know terminology of the lower extremity wounds, and the Apple Core section, which explores ‘how to’ fundamentals of wound care, describes lower extremity wound characteristics. There is also a patient focus comment by Ellie Lindsay on the Leg Club model of care.

The features section has several review articles on the most relevant aspects of lower extremity wounds, including: the static stiffness index in compression therapy, adjustable compression wraps, and the risk of falling in patients with venous leg ulcer. Also in the April issue there is a research article on the how ulcer area reduction at 2 weeks can be used to predict healing by 24 weeks and a case study using compression to heal an arterial ulcer.

Volume 1 issue 1 2017

The first issue of Wound Central focuses on pressure ulceration. In one of the journal’s regular features, Donna Sardina’s Editorial explains how WCEI collaborated with JWC to produce this new publication, and what you can expect from each issue. Wound Words outlines the must-know terminology of the pressure care area, and the Apple Core section, which explores ‘how to’ fundamentals of wound care, provides a step-by-step guide to wound size measurement.

The Features section shares reviews on the most important aspects of pressure care, including: the underlying mechanisms of deep tissue injury and the factors that can contribute to its formation; the importance of hydration in wound healing from a clinical prospective; the importance of dressings in pressure ulcer prevention; and a patients’ thoughts on negative pressure wound therapy. This month’s issue also contains research on delayed healing, a study on the diagnosis and treatment of carcinomas at the site of pressure ulcers, and a case study using n-acetyl cysteine to aid pressure ulcer healing.