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Advances in Skin & Wound Care:
doi: 10.1097/
Features: Original Investigations

Role of a Point-of-Care Protease Activity Diagnostic Test in Canadian Clinical Practice: A Canadian Expert Consensus©

Sibbald, R. Gary BSc, MD, MEd, FRCPC(Med Derm), MACP, FAAD, MAPWCA, panel co-chairperson; Snyder, Robert J. DPM, MSc, CWS; Botros, Mariam DCh, IIWCC; Burrows, Cathy RN, BScN, MScCH; Coutts, Patricia RN; D’Souza, Lincoln RN; Kuhnke, Janet ET PhD(c), MS, BSN, RN; Labrecque, Chantal MSN, BSN, RN; Laforet, Karen RN, MClSc-WH, IIWCC; Landis, Stephan MD, FRCP(C); LeBlanc, Kimberly MN, RN, CETN(C), IIWCC; Maida, Vincent MD,MSc, BSc, CCFP, FCFP, ABHPM; Pearson, Christine RN; Suitor, Michele RN, MN, NP; Belley, Richard MD, CFPC; Mehta, Sowmil MD, BEng, FRCSC

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ABSTRACT: Nonhealing wounds (stalled, healable) challenge affected individuals, wound clinicians, and society. Nonhealing may result despite local factors being corrected. The interplay between tissue degradation, increased inflammatory response, and abundant protease activity is a challenging quandary. A modified Delphi process was utilized to investigate a protease activity test and practice implications.

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