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Role of slough and biofilm in delaying healing in chronic wounds.

Authors
  • Newton, Heather1
  • Edwards, Jacky2
  • Mitchell, Louise3
  • Percival, Steven L4
  • 1 Consultant Nurse, Tissue Viability, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust.
  • 2 Burns Nurse Consultant/Honorary Senior Lecturer, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester.
  • 3 Clinical Lead Podiatrist, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
  • 4 CEO, 5D Health Protection Group, and Honorary Professor, University of Liverpool.
Type
Published Article
Journal
British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)
Publication Date
Nov 08, 2017
Volume
26
Issue
Sup20a
Identifiers
DOI: 10.12968/bjon.2017.26.Sup20a.S4
PMID: 29144785
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The management of biofilms with maintenance desloughing and antimicrobial therapy is fast becoming the accepted treatment strategy for chronic wounds.

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