Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Measurements in Wound Healing - Science and Practice

Recently my new book "Measurements in Wound Healing - Science and Practice" was published by Springer. The aim was to present measurements in wound healing that are being used in current practice (and should therefore be part of standard care). The work also addresses the issue where measurements exist, but are not being translated into clinical practice. Finally, it highlights innovations that are currently being developed which may be ready in the coming years.

I happened by a good review of the work: “Chronic wound management - once a Cinderella topic - needs the all the measurements possible to improve standard care.” This is the mission of IJLEW.

I must be off as there is a management meeting this morning. At least it is Spring out there!

The Importance of IJLEW

IJLEW was conceived in the era of "Evidence based Medicine" and the Cochrane Wounds Group. It was meant to be the main vehicle for tapping into the knowledge base of wound healing. This journal will keep the entire community up-to-date on all of the new research within the field of wound healing. It is my hope that this will generate feedback on new innovations and even on practice.

There is now evidence that recurrence of chronic wounds is commonplace among patients. Do they typically comply with the maintenance therapy 'advice'?