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Healing the wound care crisis

Better management of wound care could generate significant savings as budgets come under increasing pressure. By Aileen Macalintal Who would think caring for wounds could cost billions? An estimated 433,000 Australians deal with acute and chronic wounds annually, costing the ...

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Bandaging key to wound care

Researchers are making great improvements in treatment of hard-to-heal wounds, a problem that costs the nation up to $3bn a year. Amie Larter reports Patients experiencing inflamed, weeping sores that are either reoccurring or fail to heal are typically suffering ...

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Nature’s way

Native plants may hold the key to healing wounds. Common plants such as marigold could hold the key to dealing with chronic wounds, which affect almost half a million Australians and cost around $2.6 billion to the health system annually. ...

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The body’s building blocks

Stephen Ratcliffe on the important link between nutrition and wound care and healing. For many clients and their carers, the link between nutrition and wound care is not easily understood. But in the context of food as the building block ...

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Need for better evidence

A new evaluation warns to think twice before using silver dressing. Megan Stoyles reports. Despite the commercial hype, costly silver dressings should not be routinely used on wounds until there is better evidence to support their use, say UK researchers ...

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A cleansing solution

With so many wound care products available it’s important for health professionals to keep informed. Here, Gary Bain evaluates Prontosan on problematic leg ulcers. The Sydney Adventist Hospital’s Wound Clinic treats over 500 outpatients each year. The majority of these ...

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