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Published in: Archives of Dermatological Research 7/2023

Open Access 21-01-2023 | Pyoderma Gangrenosum | Review

Wound drainage measurements: a narrative review

Authors: Terri Shih, Sarah Park, Linnea R. Thorlacius, Steven Daveluy, Amit Garg, Susanne D. Goegji, Joslyn S. Kirby, Barry M. McGrath, Peter T. Riis, Bente Villumsen, Kari Zalik, Gregor B. E. Jemec, Jennifer L. Hsiao

Published in: Archives of Dermatological Research | Issue 7/2023

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Abstract

Drainage from chronic wounds can significantly negatively impact a patient’s quality of life. Change in severity of wound drainage is an important measure of treatment efficacy for wounds. This study reviews existing tools used to assess wound drainage. Qualitative drainage tools are overall less burdensome, and however, differences in user interpretation may reduce inter-rater reliability. Quantitative drainage tools enable more reliable comparisons of drainage severity and treatment response between patients but sometimes require equipment to administer, increasing responder burden. Gaps in the current wound drainage measurement landscape are highlighted. Many of the existing scales have not been validated in robust studies. There is also a lack of validated global drainage measurement tools for patients with chronic inflammatory skin disorders with drainage, such as hidradenitis suppurativa or pyoderma gangrenosum. Development of a succinct drainage measurement tool for inflammatory skin diseases where drainage is a prominent symptom will improve monitoring of meaningful treatment response.
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Metadata
Title
Wound drainage measurements: a narrative review
Authors
Terri Shih
Sarah Park
Linnea R. Thorlacius
Steven Daveluy
Amit Garg
Susanne D. Goegji
Joslyn S. Kirby
Barry M. McGrath
Peter T. Riis
Bente Villumsen
Kari Zalik
Gregor B. E. Jemec
Jennifer L. Hsiao
Publication date
21-01-2023
Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Published in
Archives of Dermatological Research / Issue 7/2023
Print ISSN: 0340-3696
Electronic ISSN: 1432-069X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00403-023-02525-5

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