International Wound Infection Institute – 2012 wound care publication retrospective

A review of interesting publications in the field of wound infection in 2012

 

This 2012 retrospective reviews interesting articles published in the field of wound infection in 2012. Articles include:

  • The new update and review on the TIME (Tissue, Moisture, Infection/Inflammation, Edge of wound) approach to wound bed preparation produced by Professor David Leaper and colleagues.
  • Findings by Maddocks and colleagues at Cardiff Metropolitan University that manuka honey demonstrates bactericidal effects against Streptococcus pyogenes cultures, including biofilms.
  • Updated and new Cochrane reviews on the efficacy of water as a wound cleansing agent, antibiotic prophylaxis for postoperative wound infection, and pre-operative interventions for preventing infection – plus a review of 44 Cochrane Wounds and Peripheral Vascular Diseases Group reviews.
  • Clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic foot infections, released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America.