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The repository contains the research outputs from staff and students at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute.

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Over 7000 peer reviewed articles, reviews and selected publications from 1933 onwards.

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  • Acral melanoma: Introduction to Melanoma

    Hodgetts, Jackie; The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester (The Institute of Podiatrists, 2024)
  • The symptom management of fungating malignant wounds using a novel essential oil cream

    Stringer, Jacqui; Donald, Graeme K; Knowles, Rebecca; Warn, P; The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester (2014)
    Fungating malignant wounds are a distressing complication of cancer, which can develop with locally advanced, recurrent or metastatic disease. They occur where the tumour breaks through the skin surface and can lead to protruding or crater-like lesions. Key physical symptoms include malodour, exudate, pain, excoriation of surrounding skin and bleeding. Despite an extensive choice of dressings available, there are still a number of unresolved issues, which include the production of exudate, and resultant excoriation of the surrounding skin. Poor conformability of dressings due to irregular shapes of lesions and poor long term odour control. This work provides preliminary, anecdotal data for the safe, effective use of Neutralising Odour Cream (NEOC), a product based on blended essential oils, as a management tool for symptoms of fungating malignant wounds.
  • Implementation of skin tone assessment in pressure ulcer prevention

    Pramod, Susy; Mayes, Jane; McDermott, Ged; Katie, Bowling; The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester (SB Communications Group, 2024-03)
    Accurate skin assessment is key to pressure ulcer prevention. It has been shown that a lack of accurate assessment means that patients with dark skin tones are more likely to be diagnosed with higher-category pressure ulcers, leading to poorer outcomes (Oozageer Gunowa et al, 2017). This article highlights training and development carried out at the Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester, to incorporate skin tone awareness into aSSKINg bundle assessments and PURPOSE T pressure risk assessments, using the skin tone tool (Dhoonmoon et al, 2021).
  • Management of malignant fungating wounds with a bioactive microfibre gelling technology dressing: an evaluation

    Pramod, Susy; The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester (Wounds UK Ltd, 2023-11)
    In this article, we aim to raise awareness of some of the clinical concerns surrounding the management of oncology wounds, particularly malignant fungating wounds. We will also provide practical wound management recommendations for healthcare professionals to consider when managing this wound type. We aim to assess the potential of a 100% chitosan with bioactive microfibre gelling (BMG™) dressing (MaxioCel®), to support wound management and work in partnership with industry to deliver clinical education on the management of oncology wounds, including malignant fungating wounds. Method: A case study series was undertaken over four weeks, using the chitosan BMG dressing. Results: We recruited 10 patients during the study. The chitosan BMG dressing facilitated a significant improvement in wound tissue type, exudate levels, and periwound skin, as well as reduced malodour. A reduction in patient-reported pain levels was also noted throughout the evaluation process. Conclusion: The introduction of BMG fibre technology demonstrated good outcomes in this patient group, in a short period of time. Importantly for this patient group, the BMG dressing was able to remain in situ during radiotherapy treatment, allowing uninterrupted management of the wounds.

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