Wound care in Buruli ulcer disease in Ghana and Benin.
Bottom Line: Gauze was the main dressing type and a moist environment was preferred, but could not be maintained.Bleeding and pain were observed frequently.Standard of wound care differed importantly between health care personnel and between institutions and adherence to World Health Organization guidelines was low.
Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases Service, University Medical Center Groningen and University of Groningen, The Netherlands email@example.com.Show MeSH
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Mentions: Participants were shown six pictures of BU wounds, and were asked the same set of questions for each picture. In addition, every participant was asked three general questions. The questionnaire is shown in Figure 1, and is based on the WHO guideline for prevention of disabilities in BU and general principles of wound care.13 Participants were given the following introduction: “Next you will be shown six pictures of clinically confirmed BU cases. After showing you each picture I will ask you some questions on wound care of the BU cases depicted. Please, try to imagine that you are the one taking care of this patients' wound. This is not a test; there is no right or wrong answers. The goal of this research is to find out how wound care of BU is performed in endemic areas”.
Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases Service, University Medical Center Groningen and University of Groningen, The Netherlands firstname.lastname@example.org.