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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Does it make sense to apply topical corticosteroids to improve the healing of superficial...

A burn is a very common type of traumatic wound, whose healing process can be pathological, with the appearance of a hypertrophic or keloid...

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...

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....

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...

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