wound assessment

wound assessment

serial examination and documentation of all aspects of a wound, including base, walls, exudate (depth, amount and colour), relationships to underlying structures, colour, temperature and texture of surrounding tissues, subjective symptoms (e.g. pain, lack of pain), systematic symptoms and signs (Table 1)
Table 1: Features of chronic wounds (ulcers) as an aid to diagnosis
FeatureNeuropathicIschaemicInfectedHealing
BaseSloughyAdherent sloughDeep and sloughyGranulation and epithelialization
WallsUnderminedVerticalUnderminedSaucerized
DepthDeepRelatively shallowDeep and penetratingShallow
ExudateModerate/copious thickModerate serousHeavy, pus-y, bloody, malodorousScant, serous
Surrounding tissuesHeavy callosityCold, cyanoticCelluliticMild inflammation
PrognosisExtendingStatic, non-healingExtending and spreadingReducing
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Initial applications for this system are expected to be cancer imaging, including the mapping of skin cancers, wound assessment and prevention and superficial musculoskeletal imaging as well as specialist engineering inspections.
at a symposium entitled New Developments in Diabetic Foot Wound Assessment and Treatment at the 68th Scientific Session of the American Diabetes Association in San Francisco on June 8, 2008 at 2:30 pm local time.
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ProCyte plans to continue to develop superior, proprietary wound care products or acquire additional products and technology that build on its commitment to research and development expertise in the complex field of wound assessment and treatment.
To date this effort has been primarily directed at wound assessment and detection, particularly in the nursing home environment and has started to result in direct clinical sales.
The company plans to continue to develop or acquire additional products and technology that build on its research and development expertise in the complex field of wound assessment and treatment.
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The agreement establishes an exclusive two year research project on high frequency ultrasound imaging for wound assessment.
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