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Silver sulfadiazine: adored by some, detested by others.

Silver sulfadiazine cream (better known by its commercial names) remains, since the 70s, in the top of products used in wound healing, predominantly in superficial burns. It seems that the opinion of professionals on...

How do we manage clean wounds secondary to dermatological procedures?

Dermatology is a specialty in which we perform daily invasive processes (cryotherapy, laser, electrocoagulation, biopsies, extirpations), with the consequent production of wounds that are considered clean lesions. If we analyse our daily clinical practice,...

Myofibroblast: the great ignored in wound healing

And why did I just remember the myofibroblast? Because a lot has been said about it in the Journées Cicatrisations 2019 (National Congress of the French Society of Wounds and Healing) in Paris. Once again...

Compression is key to treating leg wounds

Some of you may have been struck by this title, which, instead of "venous ulcers", includes the term "leg wounds”. Leg wound is a general and nonspecific concept, so it fits perfectly into the...

Chronic venous insufficiency from a dermatological perspective

"Chronic venous insufficiency from a dermatological perspective." This was the title of my lecture at the 7th Congress of the Spanish Society of Wounds (SEHER) in Madrid. I had the pleasure of talking about...

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Band and bandage: not the same thing

A band is called a bandage when it is placed on the patient's leg and, therefore, its properties are different. A band may be...

Silver in wound healing

Why? The antimicrobial activity of silver has been demonstrated in vitro, including multi-resistant bacteria such as MRSA. To be bactericidal, silver has to turn into...

The art of wound cleansing

It is widely recognized that cleansing is essential in wound management and it is always the first stage in every dressing change. But should...

Punch grafting in postsurgical wounds

This 73 year old patient presents with a scalp wound after removal of a basal cell carcinoma. On the day of surgery, 3 weeks...

Types of skin grafts to cover chronic wounds: which one should...

The use of skin grafts is a traditional technique to promote the healing of acute and chronic wounds. There are different types of skin...

Differences between epidermal and dermo-epidermal punch grafts

Autologous epidermal and dermo-epidermal punch grafts are two of the different options available to promote epithelialization of recalcitrant wounds despite adequate conventional treatment. As...

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