Why do we continue to use topical antibiotics in clean wounds after dermatologic procedures?

The unnecessary use of topical antibiotics in clean acute wounds is an issue I spoke about 4 years ago in the post "How do...

Distraction as analgesic strategy during dressing changes

Professionals  involved in wound management know that dressing changes represent an enormously stressful factor for patients, mainly because of the associated pain. Pain has...

Punch grafting: a classic back in fashion

The 8th Congress of the SEHER (Spanish Wound Healing Society) has just been held in Madrid https://www.congresoheridas.com/index.php/programa. Once again, this scientific meeting has been...

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...

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...

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...

Which dressing should I choose to cover the skin graft donor site?

"How do you cover the donor site?" This is a question that always arises when I talk about the punch grafting technique that we...

Ulcer secondary to alteration of homocysteine metabolism mimicking pyoderma gangrenosum

Homocysteine is an amino acid that is not present in dietary proteins, but is formed exclusively as an intermediate product in the metabolism of...

Why do we use topical zinc on wounds and perilesional skin?

Zinc in wounds is a subject that has never lost its relevance. Zinc is a trace element, i.e. a metal found in the body in...

Why do we use so many alginate fibre sheets in our wound clinic?

The alginate fibre sheet is, without doubt, the most commonly used dressing in our wound clinic. We treat mainly leg ulcers, which are predominantly...

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