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Pan Pacific Clinical Practice Guideline for Pressure Injury Prevention and Management

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Coloplast Biatain Literary Awards

Biatain Literary Awards

Launched in 1994, the Coloplast Biatain Literary awards are awarded to authors of the best articles published in Wound Practice and Research each year.  The intention of the awards is to acknowledge excellence of original manuscripts and encourage those working within the field of wound research and management to share their knowledge and expertise through publication of their original material.

There are three award categories. The first category is for the best scientific paper, the second for the best review article and third is for the best case study published within Wound Practice and Research in each calendar year.

To be eligible to enter for these prestigious awards the author must be the first named author of the manuscript and while not an absolute requirement it is preferable that they be members of Wounds Australia. The work described within the paper must have been undertaken within Australasia. The members of the Editorial Board of Wound Practice and Research judge the manuscripts.

The winners of the Biatain Literary Awards will each receive $1000 to be used to further their endeavours in wound management. Coloplast have been steadfast supporters of these awards for many years and we are very grateful for their generous support.

Coloplast manufactures Biatain, Biatain Ag, Biatain Ibu, Biatain Silicone, Biatain Silicone Lite, Biatain Super (Alione), Biatain Alginate (SeaSorb), Comfeel Plus Transparent and Ulcer dressings which provide integrated solutions in wound healing. Coloplast Wound Care is committed to the development of excellence in wound management practices.

Award Winners – 2016

Original Research: Tamara Page, Judy Magaret, Rick Wiechula, The impact of exposure time on biophysical parameters of the wound environment and patient comfort during dressing changes: a descriptive study. Vol 24 (3) 151-158.

Literature/Clinical Practice Review: Peter Lazzarini, Sheree Hurn, Suzanne Kuys, Maarten Kamp, Lloyd Reed, Foot-related conditions in hospitalised populations: a literature review. Vol 24 (1) 16-35.

Case Study: Donna Angel, Johanna Lee van Rooyen, The challenges of managing patients with pyoderma gangrenosum: three case reports. Vol 24 (1) 48-58.


Original research article
Dunk AM & Gardner A. - The contribution of pressure gradients to advancing understanding of deep tissue injury to sacral regions

Literature review/Clinical practice
Pagan M, Trip H, Burrell B & Gillon D. - Wound programmes in residential aged care: a systematic review

Case study

Iannella SM, McInnes W, Fitridge R & Dawson J - The use of negative pressure wound therapy as a dual closure and splinting device is associated with rapid delayed primary wound closure in high-risk diabetic patients following digital amputation: a case series


Original research article
Gillman L, Barnden L, Yearwood M, Santamaria N and Sperring B. A prospective randomized controlled trial of the effectiveness of calcium alginate and retention dressings in split- thickness skin graft donor sites 21(4) Page 161-169

Literature review/Clinical practice
Mills SJ and Cowin AJ. MicroRNAs and their roles in wound repair and regeneration 21(1) Page 26-40

Case study
Brooks M. "So much to lose" - a holistic approach to wound management 21(3) Page 136-140

NOTE: Allison Cowin took no part in the judging of category 2.


Original research article
Broszczak D. Biochemical profiling of proteins and metabolites in wound exudate from chronic wound environments’ 20(2) Page 62-72

Literature review
Haesler E. 'The Pan Pacific Clinical Practice Guideline for the Prevention and Management of Pressure Injury' 20(1) Page 6-20.

Case study
Shannon M. Low-frequency Ultrasound Debridement (Sonoca-185) in acute wound management: A case study 20(4) Page 200-205.


Original research article
Asimus M & Li P. Pressure ulcers in home care settings:is it overlooked? 19(2) Page 88-97.

Literature review
Molan PC . The evidence and the rationale for the use of honey as a wound dressing. 19(4) Page 204-220.

Case study
Morey P. Repair of a laparostomy using biological mesh, topical negative pressure therapy and skin graft. 19(3) Page 130-134


Research article
Greenwood JE, Li A, Dearman BL & Moore TG. Evaluation Of Novosorb Novel Biodegradable Polymer For The Generation Of A Dermal Matrix. Part 2: In-vivo Studies. 18(1) Page 24-34.

Research article
Kapp S, Miller C & Donohue L. The Leg Ulcer Prevention Program: Effectiveness of a multimedia client education package for people with venous leg ulcers. 18(2) Page 80-90.

Clinical Review
Barker J & Weller C. Developing Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Venous Leg Ulcers. 18(2) Page 62-71.

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Original research article
Santamaria N. Reducing pressure ulcer prevalence in residential aged care: results from phase II of the PRIME trial. 17(1) Page 12-22.

Literature review
Kopecki Z, Raising the roof on epidermolysis bullosa (EB): a focus on new therapies. 17(2) Page 76-82.

Case study
Geary MJ, Maggots down under. 17(1) Page 36-42.

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Original research article
McLennan SV, Min D & Yue DK. Matrix metalloproteinases and their roles in poor wound healing in diabetes. 16(3) Page 116-121.

Literature review
Ly M & Poole-Warren LA. Acceleration of wound healing using electrical fields: time for a stimulating discussion. 16(3) Page 138-151.

Case study
Pagan A . Healing a chronic venous ulceration using the Southland Snail, an innovative pressure device. 16(4) Page 181-185.


Congratulations to the winners and many thanks to Coloplast for their ongoing support for these highly regarded awards.

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