Review collection - Skin / wound care 

47 reviews


Antony L, Thelly AS, Mathew JM. Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines for Caregivers of Palliative Care Patients on the Prevention of Pressure Ulcer. Indian J Palliat Care. 2023 Jan-Mar;29(1):75-81. doi: 10.25259/IJPC_99_2022. Epub 2022 Sep 12.

da Costa Ferreira SA, Serna González CV, Thum M, da Costa Faresin AA, Woo K, de Gouveia Santos VLC. Topical therapy for pain management in malignant fungating wounds: A scoping review. J Clin Nurs. 2023 Jul;32(13-14):3015-3029. doi: 10.1111/jocn.16508. Epub 2022 Sep 2.

Sánchez-Cárdenas MA, Vargas-Escobar LM, Correa-Morales JE, Michelsen-Andrade M, González-Salazar L, Muñoz-Olivar C, López Alba JA, León-Delgado MX. Effectiveness of Subcutaneous Administration of Antibiotics to Control Infections in Elder Palliative Patients: A Systematic Review. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2023 Mar 25:10499091231156866. doi: 10.1177/10499091231156866. Epub ahead of print.

Sezgin D, Geraghty J, Graham T, Blomberg K, Charnley K, Dobbs S, McElvaney A, Probst S, Beeckman D, Grocott P, Gethin G. Defining palliative wound care: A scoping review by European Association for Palliative Care wound care taskforce. J Tissue Viability. 2023 Jul 19:S0965-206X(23)00090-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jtv.2023.07.002. Epub ahead of print.


Latimer S, Walker RM, Ray-Barruel G, Shaw J, Mackrell K, Hunt T, Gillespie BM. Defining and Describing Terminal Ulcers in Adults at End of Life: An Integrative Review. Adv Skin Wound Care. 2022 Apr 1;35(4):225-233. doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000798032.98853.95.

Raepsaet C, Blomberg K, Falk-Brynhildsen K, Gethin G, Beeckman D. Promoting and Maintaining Skin Integrity in End-of-Life Care: A Systematic Review. Adv Skin Wound Care. 2022 Jul 2. doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000833616.40632.40. Epub ahead of print.


Roca-Biosca A, Rubio-Rico L, De Molina-Fernández MI, Martinez-Castillo JF, Pancorbo-Hidalgo PL, García-Fernández FP. Kennedy terminal ulcer and other skin wounds at the end of life: An integrative review. J Tissue Viability. 2021 Feb 27:S0965-206X(21)00024-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jtv.2021.02.006. Epub ahead of print.

Tilley CP, Fu MR, Qiu JM, Comfort C, Crocilla BL, Li Z, Axelrod D. The Microbiome and Metabolome of Malignant Fungating Wounds: A Systematic Review of the Literature From 1995 to 2020. J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 2021 Mar-Apr 01;48(2):124-135. doi: 10.1097/WON.0000000000000749.


Cook AC, Langston JA, Jaramillo JD, Edwards KE, Wong HN, Aslakson RA; American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Research Committee Writing Group. Opportunities for Palliative Care in Patients With Burn Injury-A Systematic Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020 Apr;59(4):916-931.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.11.014. Epub 2019 Nov 24.

Tilley CP, Fu MR, Van Cleeve J, Crocilla BL, Comfort CP. Symptoms of Malignant Fungating Wounds and Functional Performance among Patients with Advanced Cancer: An Integrative Review from 2000 to 2019. J Palliat Med. 2020 Jun;23(6):848-862. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2019.0617. Epub 2020 Apr 28.

Vickery J, Compton L, Allard J, Beeson T, Howard J, Pittman J. Pressure Injury Prevention and Wound Management for the Patient Who Is Actively Dying: Evidence-Based Recommendations to Guide Care. J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 2020 Nov/Dec;47(6):569-575. doi: 10.1097/WON.0000000000000702.


Ferris A, Price A, Harding K. Pressure ulcers in patients receiving palliative care: A systematic review. Palliat Med. 2019 Apr 24:269216319846023. doi: 10.1177/0269216319846023. [Epub ahead of print]

Mäki-Turja-Rostedt S, Stolt M, Leino-Kilpi H, Haavisto E. Preventive interventions for pressure ulcers in long-term older people care facilities: A systematic review. J Clin Nurs. 2019 Jul;28(13-14):2420-2442. doi: 10.1111/jocn.14767. Epub 2019 Jan 25.


Ramasubbu DA, Smith V, Hayden F, Cronin P. Systemic antibiotics for treating malignant wounds. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017 Aug 24;8:CD011609. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD011609.pub2.

Riemer CA, El-Azhary RA, Wu KL, Strand JJ, Lehman JS. Underreported use of palliative care and patient-reported outcome measures to address reduced quality of life in patients with calciphylaxis: A systematic review. Br J Dermatol. 2017 Jun 5. doi: 10.1111/bjd.15702. [Epub ahead of print]


de Castro Diana L.V., Santos Vera Lucia C.G. Odor Management in Fungating Wounds With Metronidazole: A Systematic Review. J Hosp Pall Nurs. 2015 Feb;17(1):73-9.


Adderley UJ, Holt IG. Topical agents and dressings for fungating wounds. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 May 15;5:CD003948.


Graham T, Grocott P, Probst S, Wanklyn S, Dawson J, Gethin G. How are topical opioids used to manage painful cutaneous lesions in palliative care? A critical review. Pain. 2013 Oct;154(10):1920-8. Epub 2013 Jun 15. [No abstract available]

White-Chu EF, Reddy M. Pressure ulcer prevention in patients with advanced illness. Curr Opin Support Palliat Care. 2013 Mar;7(1):111-5.


To TH, Clark K, Lam L, Shelby-James T, Currow DC. The role of ondansetron in the management of cholestatic or uremic pruritus--a systematic review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2012 Nov;44(5):725-30. Epub 2012 Jun 21.


Carson M. Identifying the risk of pressure sores: is the Waterlow scale a valid stand-alone tool? Eur J Pall Care. 2011;18(4):198-201. [No abstract available]

Gorecki C, Closs SJ, Nixon J, Briggs M. Patient-reported pressure ulcer pain: a mixed-methods systematic review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2011 Sep;42(3):443-59. Epub 2011 Mar 27.

Miller JL, Hagemann TM. Use of pure opioid antagonists for management of opioid-induced pruritus. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2011 Aug 1;68(15):1419-25.

Taylor C. Malignant fungating wounds: a review of the patient and nurse experience. Brit J Comm Nurs. 2011 Nov 30;16(12):S16-S22. [No abstract available]


Chrisman CA. Care of chronic wounds in palliative care and end-of-life patients. Int Wound J. 2010 Aug;7(4):214-35. Epub 2010 May 28.

da Costa Santos CM, de Mattos Pimenta CA, Nobre MR. A systematic review of topical treatments to control the odor of malignant fungating wounds. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2010 Jun;39(6):1065-76.

Emmons KR, Lachman VD. Palliative wound care: a concept analysis. J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 2010 Nov-Dec;37(6):639-44; quiz 645-6.


Alexander S. Malignant fungating wounds: epidemiology, aetiology, presentation and assessment. J Wound Care. 2009 Jul;18(7):273-4, 276-8, 280.

Gorecki C, Brown JM, Nelson EA, Briggs M, Schoonhoven L, Dealey C, Defloor T, Nixon J; European Quality of Life Pressure Ulcer Project group. Impact of pressure ulcers on quality of life in older patients: a systematic review. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009 Jul;57(7):1175-83. Epub 2009 May 21.

LeBon B, Zeppetella G, Higginson IJ. Effectiveness of topical administration of opioids in palliative care: a systematic review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2009 May;37(5):913-7. Epub 2009 Mar 24.

Lo SF, Chang CJ, Hu WY, Hayter M, Chang YT. The effectiveness of silver-releasing dressings in the management of non-healing chronic wounds: a meta-analysis. J Clin Nurs. 2009 Mar;18(5):716-28.

Moore ZEH, Cowman S. Repositioning for treating pressure ulcers. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2009 Apr 15;(2):CD006898. [Updated 2012]

Pieper B, Langemo D, Cuddigan J. Pressure ulcer pain: a systematic literature review and national pressure ulcer advisory panel white paper. Ostomy Wound Manage. 2009 Feb;55(2):16-31.


Bardy J, Slevin NJ, Mais KL, Molassiotis A. A systematic review of honey uses and its potential value within oncology care. J Clin Nurs. 2008 Oct;17(19):2604-23.

McInnes E, Bell-Syer SE, Dumville JC, Legood R, Cullum NA. Support surfaces for pressure ulcer prevention. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2008 Oct 8;(4):CD001735. [Updated 2011]

Moore Z, Cowman S. A systematic review of wound cleansing for pressure ulcers. J Clin Nurs. 2008 Aug;17(15):1963-72.

Moore ZE, Cowman S. Risk assessment tools for the prevention of pressure ulcers. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2008 Jul 16;(3):CD006471. [Updated 2014]

Raymond CB, Wazny LD. Sodium thiosulfate, bisphosphonates, and cinacalcet for treatment of calciphylaxis. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2008 Aug 1;65(15):1419-29.

Vanderwee K, Grypdonck M, Defloor T. Alternating pressure air mattresses as prevention for pressure ulcers: a literature review. Int J Nurs Stud. 2008 May;45(5):784-801.


Adderley U, Smith R. Topical agents and dressings for fungating wounds. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2007 Apr 18;(2):CD003948. [Updated 2014]


Baba-Akbari Sari A, Flemming K, Cullum NA, Wollina U. Therapeutic ultrasound for pressure ulcers. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2006 Jul 19;(3):CD001275.

Langemo DK, Brown G. Skin fails too: acute, chronic and end stage skin failure. Adv Skin Wound Care. 2006 May;19(4):206-11.

Pancorbo-Hidalgo PL, Garcia-Fernandez FP, Lopez-Medina IM, Alvarez-Nieto C. Risk assessment scales for pressure ulcer prevention: a systematic review. J Adv Nurs. 2006 Apr;54(1):94-110.

Reddy M, Gill SS, Rochon P. Preventing pressure ulcers: a systematic review. JAMA. 2006 Aug 23;296(8):974-84.

Seaman S. Management of malignant fungating wounds in advanced cancer. Semin Oncol Nurs. 2006 Aug;22(3):185-93.


Richardson J, Smith JE, McIntyre M, Thomas R, Pilkington K. Aloe vera for preventing radiation-induced skin reactions: a systematic literature review. Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol). 2005 Sep;17(6):478-84.


Briggs M, Nelson EA. Topical agents or dressings for pain in venous leg ulcers. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2003 Jan 20;(1):CD001177. [Updated 2010]

Last updated 04 August 2023