The efficacy of nonpharmacologic agents for wound care should encourage discussion of their usefulness and appropriateness in wound management.
Erythromycin ointment may be prescribed in place of bacitracin when performing facial laceration repair or sutures.
Using a combination of sutures and Steri-Strips can help close skin tears in elderly patients with fragile skin.
Most pharmacies have a generic, affordable "caine" medication to relieve pain in wound care.
Incision and drainage on already infected skin structures can always be uncomfortable for the patient.
Wound debridement is significantly faster with maggot therapy during the first week of treatment compared with conventional debridement, but differences were no longer significant after fifteen days, study data indicate.
The use of povidine-iodine in wound care is controversial. Several experimental studies have demonstrated concerns regarding its safety and effect on wound healing.
What are bacterial biofilms, and is there a link between these communities and chronic infections? What treatment strategies are recommended?
Did a patient die because her clinicians waited too long before referring her to a wound-care clinic?
Should silver sulfadiazine cream be first-line therapy for pressure sores?
Do we finally have a cure for the common cold? The manufacturers of zinc preparations think so, but the data remain inconsistent.