The Journal of Wound Care publishes peer-reviewed, scholarly research articles relating to care for all types of wounds, including pressure ulcers, burns and wounds in diabetic patients and issues that affect wound healing, according to Mag Online Library. The journal also publishes case reports describing the treatment of complex or difficult cases and research on clinical trials and new treatment options.
Some patients are at higher risk for having issues with developing or healing skin wounds. Diabetes can cause poor circulation throughout the body, especially in the feet. This poor circulation means that even minor injuries to the foot can become ulcers that are difficult to heal. Proper wound care and timely treatment by a physician can prevent serious complications or even amputation, reports WebMD.
Constant pressure on the skin can cause pressure ulcers, which often develop over bony areas such as the heels, tailbone or hips, explains Mayo Clinic. Patients bound to their beds or wheelchairs or who have limited mobility are at highest risk for these sores, as they cannot easily change position to relieve pressure on the skin. Once a sore has developed, treatment usually involves debridement, or the removal of dead tissue from the wound, and the use of antibiotics and pain medications.