Advances in Skin & Wound Care (Adv Skin Wound Care)

Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins

Journal description

Advances in Skin and Wound Care covers the latest skin and wound care research and its application to practice, as well as features new skin and wound care products.

Current impact factor: 1.11

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 1.106
2013 Impact Factor 1.634
2012 Impact Factor 1.5
2011 Impact Factor 1.438

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 1.48
Cited half-life 7.10
Immediacy index 0.15
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.40
Website Advances in Skin & Wound Care website
Other titles Advances in skin & wound care, Skin & wound care, Advances in skin and wound care
ISSN 1527-7941
OCLC 43026079
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

Publisher details

Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins

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    • NIH authors will have their accepted manuscripts transmitted to PubMed Central on their behalf after a 12 months embargo (see policy for details)
    • Wellcome Trust and HHMI authors will have their accepted manuscripts transmitted to PubMed Central on their behalf after a 6 months embargo (see policy for details)
    • Publisher last reviewed on 19/03/2015
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: To evaluate the effects of Hydroalcoholic Extract-based Carboxy Methyl Cellulose Gel of Punica granatum Peel (PCMC) and Carboxy Methyl Cellulose gel (CMC) on healing of full-thickness skin wounds, Forty-two rats were studied. Results shows anti-inflammatory, anti-hemorrhagic and anti-necrotic effects of CMC which lead to early healing of skin wounds
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    ABSTRACT: The objective of this study was to establish an algorithm for surgical reconstruction of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). Retrospective study MATERIALS AND METHODS:: In this series, 75 patients with diabetic foot ulceration were treated at the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College from October 2008 to August 2013, and were retrospectively reviewed. All patients in the study underwent surgical reconstruction of the foot in the form of a skin graft, local flaps, or free flaps, depending upon the characteristic of the defect, general condition of the patient, and vascular status of the limb. The medical notes of the patients were retrospectively analyzed according to age, gender, ankle-brachial pressure index, and comorbidities. Twenty-eight patients (37%) underwent skin grafting, 39 (52%) underwent local pedicled flaps, and 8 (11%) underwent free flap transfers. Sixty-eight patients (91%) achieved complete healing, and amputation of the lower extremity could be avoided. With the exception of 1 patient who experienced ulcer recurrence within the following year and 6 patients in whom amputation of the lower extremity was performed, all patients healed completely. The mean hospital stay was 4.0 ± 1 week. From the results of this study, the authors conclude that radical debridement and soft-tissue cover in the form of a skin graft/flap is an effective method of managing DFUs.
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    ABSTRACT: To determine the effectiveness of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in the treatment of nonhealing fistula in spinal cord-injured patients. This was a pilot study of 15 spinal cord-injured patients with chronic pressure ulcers (PrUs) and nonhealing fistulas treated with PRP. Germany, Rheinland Pfalz, BG Trauma Center Ludwigshafen METHODS:: The authors treated 15 patients with PRP who had nonhealing fistulas due to multiple surgical closures of PrUs. According to the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel's stages, 12 patients had Stage III PrUs, and 3 patients had Stage IV PrUs. After 1 week of treatment with PRP, the authors observed low levels of secretion from the fistulas. After 2 weeks, they noted no further secretion from the fistulas. A magnetic resonance imaging control investigation after 3 weeks showed the complete disappearance of the fistulas. No negative effects and no allergic reactions were noted in the use of PRP. The authors' results suggest that the application of PRP in combination with debridement is an effective therapy option and good alternative to recurrent surgical interventions for treating nonhealing fistulas resulting from the surgical closure of PrUs.
    No preview · Article · Mar 2015 · Advances in Skin & Wound Care

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    ABSTRACT: The 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, highlighted the need for wound care in resource-poor countries. Subsequently, the University of Miami in Florida established one of the first interprofessional wound care centers located at Bernard Mevs Hospital in the central portion of Port-au-Prince, caring for patients with acute and chronic wounds. In 2012, the authors used a novel epidermal harvesting system (CelluTome Epidermal Harvesting System; Kinetic Concepts Inc, San Antonio, Texas) to harvest epithelium to be grafted on 7 patients at the Mevs Hospital with longstanding wounds. Epidermal microblisters were obtained from each patient's thigh using the CelluTome Epidermal Harvesting System. After 35 minutes, microblisters were raised using the device harvester, and an adhesive dressing was inserted into the harvester for transfer to the wound site. In patients with lower-extremity wounds, a 2-layer compression dressing was placed over epidermal grafts. Six of the 7 wounds improved or achieved complete closure in 4 weeks. One of the patients with a 2-year-old thigh wound failed to demonstrate improvement; this may have been secondary to an inability to adequately secure the graft. All donor sites healed without any visible scarring. The authors were able to conclude that epidermal grafting may represent a viable reconstructive option for patients in resource-poor countries.
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    ABSTRACT: Deep tissue injury (DTI) is caused by prolonged mechanical loading that disrupts blood flow and metabolic clearance. A patient simulator that mimics the biomechanical aspects of DTI initiation, stress and strain in deep muscle tissue, would be potentially useful as a training tool for pressure-relief techniques and testing platform for pressure-mitigating products. As a step toward this goal, this study evaluates the ability of silicone materials to mimic the distribution of stress in muscle tissue under concentrated loading. To quantify the mechanical properties of candidate silicone materials, unconfined compression experiments were conducted on 3 silicone formulations (Ecoflex 0030, Ecoflex 0010, and Dragon Skin; Smooth-On, Inc, Easton, Pennsylvania). Results were fit to an Ogden hyperelastic material model, and the resulting shear moduli (G) were compared with published values for biological tissues. Indentation tests were then conducted on Ecoflex 0030 and porcine muscle to investigate silicone's ability to mimic the nonuniform stress distribution muscle demonstrates under concentrated loading. Finite element models were created to quantify stresses throughout tissue depth. Finally, a preliminary patient simulator prototype was constructed, and both deep and superficial "tissue" pressures were recorded to examine stress distribution. Indentation tests showed similar stress distribution trends in muscle and Ecoflex 0030, but stress magnitudes were higher in Ecoflex 0030 than in porcine muscle. All 3 silicone formulations demonstrated shear moduli within the range of published values for biological tissue. For the experimental conditions reported in this work, Ecoflex 0030 exhibited greater stiffness than porcine muscle. Indentation tests and the prototype patient simulator trial demonstrated similar trends with high pressures closest to the bony prominence with decreasing magnitude toward the interfacial surface. Qualitatively, silicone mimicked the phenomenon observed in muscle of nonuniform stress under concentrated loading. Although shear moduli were within biological ranges, stress and stiffness values exceeded those of porcine muscle. This research represents a first step toward development of a preclinical model simulating the biomechanical conditions of stress and strain in deep muscle, since local biomechanical factors are acknowledged to play a role in DTI initiation. Future research is needed to refine the capacity of preclinical models to simulate biomechanical parameters in successive tissue layers of muscle, fat, dermis, and epidermis typically intervening between bone and support surfaces, for body regions at risk for DTI.
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    ABSTRACT: Wound care professionals should carefully inspect and audit their coding and billing practices in light of (1) the OIG's 2014 Semiannual Report to Congress and (2) the 2015 OIG Work Plan.You can read the details of both documents by following the Internet links provided earlier in this article. Conducting those self-audits and taking steps to correct issues are far better than the possible alternatives, for example: exclusion from participating in Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal healthcare program civil monetary penalties for submitting or causing to be submitted a claim for items or services that the person knows or should know is false or fraudulent criminals penalties for the following:) knowingly and willfully soliciting, receiving, offering, or paying remuneration (in cash or in kind) to induce, or) in return for (1) referring an individual to a person or an entity for the furnishing, or arranging for the furnishing, of any item or service payable under the federal healthcare programs or (2) purchasing, leasing, or ordering, or arranging for or recommending the purchasing, leasing, or ordering, of any good,facility, service, or item payable under the federal healthcare programs.If wound care professionals identify problem areas during an audit, they should always contact their compliance officer.Together, they should decide if they should self-disclose to the OIG. Since 1998, the OIG has made available comprehensive guidelines describing the protocol for providers to voluntarily submit to OIG self-disclosures of fraud, waste, or abuse. The provider self-disclosure protocol gives providers an opportunity to minimize the potential costs and disruption that a full scale OIG audit or investigation might entail if fraud were uncovered. The self-disclosure also allows the provider to negotiate a fair monetary settlement and potentially avoid being excluded from participation in federal healthcare programs.The self-disclosure protocol guides providers and suppliers through the process of structuring a disclosure to OIG about matters that constitute potential violations of federal laws. After making an initial disclosure, the provider or supplier is expected to thoroughly investigate the nature and cause of the matters uncovered and make a reliable assessment of their economic impact. The OIG evaluates the reported results of each internal investigation to determine the appropriate course of action. The self-disclosure guidelines are available on the OIG website at
    No preview · Article · Feb 2015 · Advances in Skin & Wound Care