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Development of an evidence-based protocol for care of pilonidal sinus wounds healing by secondary intent using a modified reactive Delphi procedure. Part one: the literature review(*).
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PMID:  21999659     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This article is in two parts. The overall aim of this section was to review the literature in relation to pilonidal sinus wounds (PSW) healing by secondary intent for a Master's of Science in Wound Healing and Tissue Repair thesis. The purpose of the literature review was to determine if an evidence-based guideline or consensus document existed for the care of these wounds, and if not, to determine the topics from which to develop items for the first round of a modified reactive Delphi questionnaire. Part two will describe the iterative process, the analysis and the results. The review found no best practice guidelines concerning PSW, and only one clinical pathway. Seventeen areas of interest were identified that may contribute to optimal healing conditions or to delayed healing. These included microbiology of infected PSW, signs and symptoms of localised or deeper (spreading) chronic wound infection, swab for c&s, role of topical antiseptics or antimicrobials, systemic antibiotics, local wound interventions, optimal positioning, wound cleansing, principles of moist wound healing/dressing selection, topical negative pressure (TNP) therapy, peri-wound skin decontamination and depilation, pain control, physical activities, optimal nutrition and patient education.
Authors:
Connie Harris; Samantha Holloway
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-10-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  International wound journal     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1742-481X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101230907     Medline TA:  Int Wound J     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 The Authors. © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd and Medicalhelplines.com Inc.
Affiliation:
C Harris, RN, ET MSc, CarePartners, Unit B 207 151 Frobisher Dr., Waterloo, ON N2V 2C9, Canada S Holloway, MSc, Cert Ed (FE), RN, Department of Dermatology and Wound Healing, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales CF14 4XN, UK.
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