Wound healing and treating wounds: Chronic wound care and management.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

In the United States, chronic ulcers--including decubitus, vascular, inflammatory, and rheumatologic subtypes--affect >6 million people, with increasing numbers anticipated in our growing elderly and diabetic populations. These wounds cause significant morbidity and mortality and lead to significant medical costs. Preventative and treatment measures include disease-specific approaches and the use of moisture retentive dressings and adjunctive topical therapies to promote healing. In this article, we discuss recent advances in wound care technology and current management guidelines for the treatment of wounds and ulcers.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Powers, JG; Higham, C; Broussard, K; Phillips, TJ

Published Date

  • April 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 74 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 607 - 625

PubMed ID

  • 26979353

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-6787

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jaad.2015.08.070


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States