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Wound care in Buruli ulcer disease in Ghana and Benin.

Velding K, Klis SA, Abass KM, Tuah W, Stienstra Y, van der Werf T - Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. (2014)

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.

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Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases Service, University Medical Center Groningen and University of Groningen, The Netherlands k.velding@student.rug.nl.

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Pictures used in the Buruli ulcer (BU) wound care study. Top row: red wounds. Middle row: yellow wounds. Bottom row: black wounds.
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Figure 2: Pictures used in the Buruli ulcer (BU) wound care study. Top row: red wounds. Middle row: yellow wounds. Bottom row: black wounds.

Mentions: Two of six pictures were classified beforehand by the study team as red wounds, two as yellow wounds, and two as black wounds. The pictures were shown in random order. Figure 2 shows the six pictures that were used.


Wound care in Buruli ulcer disease in Ghana and Benin.

Velding K, Klis SA, Abass KM, Tuah W, Stienstra Y, van der Werf T - Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. (2014)

Pictures used in the Buruli ulcer (BU) wound care study. Top row: red wounds. Middle row: yellow wounds. Bottom row: black wounds.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4125255&req=5

Figure 2: Pictures used in the Buruli ulcer (BU) wound care study. Top row: red wounds. Middle row: yellow wounds. Bottom row: black wounds.
Mentions: Two of six pictures were classified beforehand by the study team as red wounds, two as yellow wounds, and two as black wounds. The pictures were shown in random order. Figure 2 shows the six pictures that were used.

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.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases Service, University Medical Center Groningen and University of Groningen, The Netherlands k.velding@student.rug.nl.

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Related in: MedlinePlus