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Control and treatment of infected wounds

Saleh, K. LU and Sönnergren, H. H. LU (2016) In Functional Biomaterials 2. p.107-115
Abstract

Wounds are classified as acute or chronic. Acute wounds are divided into traumatic and surgical. In intact skin, the normal bacterial colonization is balanced. A wound jeopardizes this balance and infection may occur. In acute wounds, the presence of particular bacterial species such as Staphylococcus aureus seems to be a risk factor for the occurrence of an infection. To reduce the risk of surgical site infections preoperative skin preparation is necessary. In chronic wounds aerobic or facultative pathogens are the primary causes of infection. The treatment of chronic wounds includes treatment of the aetiological basis of the ulcer and treatment of the wound bed. Debridement of the wound bed prevents the occurrence of wound infection... (More)

Wounds are classified as acute or chronic. Acute wounds are divided into traumatic and surgical. In intact skin, the normal bacterial colonization is balanced. A wound jeopardizes this balance and infection may occur. In acute wounds, the presence of particular bacterial species such as Staphylococcus aureus seems to be a risk factor for the occurrence of an infection. To reduce the risk of surgical site infections preoperative skin preparation is necessary. In chronic wounds aerobic or facultative pathogens are the primary causes of infection. The treatment of chronic wounds includes treatment of the aetiological basis of the ulcer and treatment of the wound bed. Debridement of the wound bed prevents the occurrence of wound infection and assists wound healing. If a wound infection does occur, antimicrobial therapy is inevitable and it is recommended to give the patient an antibiotic that covers the likely causative organism.

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Negative pressure wound therapy, Ulcers, Wound classification, Wound infection
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Functional Biomaterials
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2
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9 pages
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Elsevier Inc.
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  • scopus:85011769644
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9780081006061
9781782424567
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10.1016/B978-1-78242-456-7.00005-2
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English
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  author       = {Saleh, K. and Sönnergren, H. H.},
  isbn         = {9780081006061},
  keyword      = {Negative pressure wound therapy,Ulcers,Wound classification,Wound infection},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {107--115},
  publisher    = {Elsevier Inc.},
  series       = {Functional Biomaterials},
  title        = {Control and treatment of infected wounds},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-1-78242-456-7.00005-2},
  volume       = {2},
  year         = {2016},
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