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Malodorous fungating wounds: how dressings alleviate symptoms.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18773764     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fungating wounds are unlikely to heal and therefore, the prime consideration should be the treatment and, where possible, the elimination of symptoms such as malodour. Malodour is the byproduct of bacteria and the fatty acids that are part of necrotic tissue. Application of dressings that block the odour, such as charcoal, or dressings that are antimicrobial, will reduce or remove the malodour that has such a negative effect on the patient's quality of life.
Sylvie Hampton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of community nursing     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1462-4753     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Community Nurs     Publication Date:  2008 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-08     Completed Date:  2008-09-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815827     Medline TA:  Br J Community Nurs     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S31-2, S34, S36 passim     Citation Subset:  N    
Eastbourne Wound Healing Centre.
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MeSH Terms
Charcoal / therapeutic use
Iodine / therapeutic use
Neoplasms / complications*
Odors / prevention & control*
Silver / therapeutic use
Skin Ulcer / etiology,  nursing*
Reg. No./Substance:
16291-96-6/Charcoal; 7440-22-4/Silver; 7553-56-2/Iodine

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