Treating the chronic wound: A practical approach to the care of nonhealing wounds and wound care dressings.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

UNLABELLED: Chronic wounds are a major healthcare problem costing the United States billions of dollars a year. The American Academy of Dermatology has underscored the significance of wound care in dermatological practice. It is critical for all dermatologists to understand the elements of diagnosis and therapy. We emphasize major aspects of diagnosis and present a simple classification of wound dressings with guidelines for usage and relative cost data. LEARNING OBJECTIVE: After completing this learning activity, participants should be able to diagnose common types of chronic wounds, formulate a therapeutic plan, and describe the major classes of topical therapies and dressings for the chronic wound.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Fonder, MA; Lazarus, GS; Cowan, DA; Aronson-Cook, B; Kohli, AR; Mamelak, AJ

Published Date

  • February 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 58 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 185 - 206

PubMed ID

  • 18222318

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-6787

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jaad.2007.08.048


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States