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11 Nov 2019
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Wound Care (Patient Counselling Guide)

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A wound is defined as a break in the skin as a result of an injury, self-mutilation, surgery or physical trauma. It breaks the continuity of the skin, allowing organisms to enter the tissues. Agents that inflict wounds can be classified based on the depth of the wound and by the degree of the possibility that they will develop into an infection. The breakage of the skin barrier and the exposure of the underlying tissues to air lead to the penetration of bacteria into the tissues resulting in an infection. Some factors that contribute to the risk of infection include: the time lapse before the wound is treated, presence and type of foreign matter in the wound, location of the wound, injury to underlying structures, e.g. bone or muscle, presence of devitalized tissue, patient factors (e.g. age, medical condition, nutritional status), and drug therapy.

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Most Read Articles
11 Nov 2019
Older women with longer endogenous oestrogen exposure and hormone therapy use are at much higher odds of having favourable cognitive status in late life, a recent study suggests.
11 Nov 2019
Multiple intralesional injections with purified protein derivative (PPD) leads to faster clearance of common warts compared with a single injection, although the latter is better tolerated, as shown in the results of an open‐label, superiority trial.
17 Oct 2019
Use of direct acting antivirals (DAAs) to treat hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is feasible during pregnancy, as these drugs are highly effective and treatment duration is relatively short, according to a study. In addition, DAA treatment helps improve maternal health and prevent vertical transmission.
Rachel Soon, 5 days ago

The third Pharmaceutical Industry Pharmacists Insight (PIPI 3.0) symposium will highlight areas of the pharmaceutical industry often overlooked by those entering the pharmacy profession.