Review collection - Skin / wound care 

43 reviews


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.


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 May 2022