Atrophie blanche and acroangiodermatitis: skin changes secondary to chronic venous insufficiency

The annual congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, has just been held in Madrid.This event is always a perfect occasion to...

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...

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...

Why do calcifications occur in chronic skin ulcers?

Since this is not an unusual finding, but there is little scientific literature on it, I will dedicate today's post to dystrophic calcifications in...

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...

Factitial ulcer: a silent cry for help

The mind and skin arise from the same embryonic layer, the ectoderm. This common origin helps to understand many skin disorders with associated psychological...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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