Computer assisted evaluation of wound healing in chronic ulcers

TitleComputer assisted evaluation of wound healing in chronic ulcers
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsManios, A, Tosca A, Volakakis E, Leivadara M, Tsiftsis D
JournalComputers in Biology and Medicine
Volume33
Issue4
Pages311 - 317
Keywords"ARCHYTAS" software, Decision of appropriate therapy, Exponential decay process equation, Prediction of healing time, Wound healing
Abstract

The aim of this work was to present an efficient and objective method of wound healing assessment based on serial measurements of ulcer dimensions and calculation of wound margin advancement towards the center of the lesion. The method is implemented via computer software, which permits clinicians to perform necessary computations. The proposed method of wound assessment integrates pieces of work that have been published in the past into a user-friendly environment. The high accuracy of computations may help clinicians to make objective decisions in the management of difficult to heal ulcers. © 2003 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

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