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Managing the gap to promote healing in chronic wounds — an international consensus

A Greco, Caroline Dowsett, Christoffer Hoffmann, David Keast, Hubert Vuagnat, José Luis Lázaro Martínez, Kimberley Bain, Marcelo Ruettimann Liberato de Moura, Mark Bain, Terry Swanson, Tonny Karlsmark, Wen Bing
27 September 2020

Non-healing wounds negatively impact healthcare systems and patients’ quality of life (Sen et al, 2009). Eighty-five wound specialists developed an international consensus on how to assess and treat chronic wounds to decrease the burden on both patients and healthcare systems. Consensus was reached on the importance of effectively managing the gap between the wound bed and the wound dressing, to manage exudate, create an optimal healing environment and decrease wound healing time.

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