Wound Bed Preparation 2014 Update: Management of Critical Colonization with a Gentian Violet and Methylene Blue Absorbent Antibacterial Dressing and Elevated Levels of Matrix Metalloproteases with an Ovine Collagen Extracellular Matrix Dressing

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Wound bed preparation (WBP) is a paradigm for holistic patient care that includes treatment of the cause along with patient-centered concerns before optimizing the components of local wound care (debridement, infection/inflammation, moisture balance, and, when required, the edge effect). This review incorporates a methylene blue and gentian violet bound foam dressing for critical colonization and an ovine collagen extracellular matrix dressing for reduction of elevated levels of matrix metalloproteases into the WBP paradigm.

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