Category: Research

We believe that skin health and wound healing is everyone’s business and that change happens when we work together, not in silos.

Patients ‘acceptance’ of chronic wound-associated pain

Patients ‘acceptance’ of chronic wound-associated pain – a qualitative descriptive study Sebastian Probst, Geraldine Gschwind, Louise Murphy , Duygu Sezgin , Peter Carr, Caroline McIntosh, Georgina Gethin, view paper on the JTV website. This paper starts by telling us that chronic wound-associated pain has a negative impact on the quality of life of individuals and […]

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Interventions, stakeholders and organisation related to pressure ulcer prevention for individuals with spinal cord injuries in transition from hospital to home – A scoping review

Knaerke Soegaard, Martin Sollie, Dimitri Beeckman, Fin Biering-Sørensen, Jens Ahm-Sørensen, view paper on the JTV website. This is a scoping review, which aims to assess the potential size and scope of available literature in a particular research area. This review looks at any studies that included an initiaitive, organisational components and/or stakeholders’ perspectives on pressure […]

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Do you assess skin changes in chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) and peripheral arterial disease (PAD)?

Background The team of researchers and clinicians from King’s College London and the University of Surrey are interested in the assessment of skin changes in people with dark skin tones. Recent research has highlighted there are unwarranted variations in practice when assessing skin changes in people with dark skin tones which has a negative impact […]

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Leading social care provider clinches top digital health award with groundbreaking pressure ulcer prevention trial 

The Highlands’ largest social care provider, Highland Home Carers (HHC), has been recognised at the 6th annual Digital Health & Care Awards for its groundbreaking work helping combat pressure ulcers in a care at home setting. At the Edinburgh ceremony – which is Scotland’s foremost celebration of digital innovation across the health and social care […]

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Comparative effectiveness of heel-specific medical devices for the prevention of heel pressure ulcers: A systematic review

Greenwood C, Nelson EA, Nixon J, Vargas-Palacios A, McGinnis E, view paper on the JTV website. This review of randomised control trials concludes that from the low-quality evidence available offloading devices may reduce pressure heel ulceration, but there is insufficient evidence to support the idea that dressings reduce incidence. This indicates that offloading needs to […]

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Are you interested in medical research that matters to patients and the NHS?

The MRC-NIHR Trials Methodology Research Partnership (TMRP) aims to Improve health by improving trials. The MRC Doctoral Training Partnership presents an opportunity to undertake training for a PhD in trials methodology. Applications are now open for PhD studentship from the MRC TMRP DTP. A list of potential projects and the application form is available online. Find […]

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