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...

Pustular and erosive leg dermatosis: you may have seen a case without knowing it

Pustular and erosive dermatosis of the legs is a disorder that may be underdiagnosed because of lack of knowledge of its existence.. Have you...

Overgranulation: when the wound bed is over-activated.

Overgranulation is a problem we frequently find in our clinical practice. However, few has been published about this topic in the medical literature. The...

Having a wound: one more reason to stop smoking

Smoking is associated with delayed wound healing, and is a modifiable risk factor. This message has been repeated in different presentations at the 12....

Metalloproteinases in chronic wounds: the problem of uncontrolled destructive activity

As we commented in the post “Brief overview of wound healing”, regardless of their cause, all chronic ulcers share a common characteristic: an abnormally...

Martorell Ulcer and Vitamin K Antagonists: A Dangerous Combination

This week, two scientific meetings that I usually attend every year, have taken place: the 46th National Congress of Dermatology and Venereology in Palma...

Essential Decalogue in the fight against venous hypertension

Summer heat is synonymous with temptation of the patient with venous insufficiency to leave compressive therapy on hold for a few months... Therefore, summer...

Phlebolymphedema, a term that should be more used

In  our daily life as a health care professional treating patients with leg ulcers, have you ever used or heard the word PHLEBOLYMPHEDEMA?  Probably...

The interest of pH in wound healing

Although it's not something we think about or measure in our daily clinical practice, maintaining an adequate pH in the wound bed is essential...

Iron, ochre dermatitis and venous disease

The idea of talking about iron and venous ulcer came to me when I read an article that has just been published on the...

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