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Inspirational day and an Amazon voucher

Inspirational day and an Amazon voucher

Lottie Swain, our Amazon voucher winner from the Exeter JCN/GPN study day, spoke to us about the event: ‘I found the wound management day at Exeter Racecourse very educational.

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Education for Health celebrates its 30th anniversary

Education for Health celebrates its 30th anniversary

Education for Health is celebrating 30 years of improving the lives of people with long-term conditions.

The education charity will mark this important milestone by sharing the stories of 30 people involved in its success on its website and social media channels — one each day in June.

It is also offering healthcare professionals the opportunity to apply for 30th anniversary bursaries and to attend a number of its workshops for just £30.

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Recent journal articles

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            [article_title] => Eczema and the influence of environmental factors
            [article_keywords] => Eczema
Emollients
Temperature
Humidity
Infection
            [article_abstract] => Atopic eczema is becoming more prevalent across all age groups. It is a condition that occurs in childhood and can resurface
or develop for the first time in later life in those who may/may not have previously had asthma or hayfever. Other forms
of eczema, such as asteatotic eczema (where the skin is abnormally dry) and varicose eczema (which affects the lower
limbs and is common alongside varicose veins), often develop in older people, while irritant or allergic contact dermatitis
can develop as a result of occupational activities or hobbies which involve contact with disinfectants or petroleum products.
Management of atopic eczema involves leave-on topical creams in mild cases, to the use of systemic immunosuppressive
medication in severe cases. However, understanding environmental factors and physiological changes that can occur in
atopic eczema, and which can affect the severity of the condition, can assist general practice nurses (GPNs) to eliminate or
reduce patients’ exposure, thus improving the control of the condition and reducing the risk of exacerbations.
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            [journal_month] => 08
            [journal_year] => 2018
            [journal_brand] => 1
            [category_name] => Skin Care
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            [article_id] => 299
            [article_title] => A new spray-on chitosan FH02™ dressing for venous leg ulcers: an evaluation
            [article_keywords] => Chronic wounds
Venous leg ulceration
Delayed healing
Chitosan FH02™ spray
Improved healing
            [article_abstract] => 

The number of patients with venous leg ulcers is growing as the population ages. Recent estimates indicate that 730,000 people with venous leg ulcers were treated in 2012/13 (Guest et al, 2015); a number that is predicted to increase year on year. Venous leg ulcers can be difficult to manage in some patients despite best practice, particularly in those with multiple comorbidities. These patients can develop chronic ulceration that can be present for months or even years in some cases. The cost of managing these patients presents a significant burden to the NHS. An evaluation was carried out to determine the efficacy of LQD® wound spray, a unique spray-on wound dressing that contains Chitosan FH02™, in promoting wound healing in patients with longstanding venous leg ulcers. The results indicated that LQD wound spray contributed to putting the wounds onto a healing trajectory.

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Eczema and the influence of environmental factors

Eczema and the influence of environmental factors

pic eczema is becoming more prevalent across all age groups. It is a condition that occurs in childhood and can resurface or develop for the first time in later life in those who may/may not have previously had asthma or hayfever. Other forms of eczema, such as asteatotic eczema (where the skin is

A new spray-on chitosan FH02™ dressing for venous leg ulcers: an evaluation

A new spray-on chitosan FH02™ dressing for venous leg ulcers: an evaluation

The number of patients with venous leg ulcers is growing as the population ages. Recent estimates indicate that 730,000 people with venous leg ulcers were treated in 2012/13 (Guest et al, 2015); a number that is predicted to increase year on year. Venous leg ulcers can be difficult to manage in some

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