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Where this information about skin problems comes from

On this page are the major sources of information that we use to put together this section of the website.

All our information is checked by health professionals who specialise in treating cancer. The names of our specialist reviewers are at the end of this list. We also try to find patients to review all our sections. If you have had problems during your cancer treatment with any of the symptoms and side effects that we mention in this section, live in the UK, and would like to become a patient reviewer, please contact us.

Books

Oxford textbook of palliative medicine (3rd Edition)
Editors Doyle D, Hanks G, Cherny M, Calman K
Oxford University Press
ISBN 0 19 856698 0

Reviews and articles

Support surfaces for pressure ulcer prevention. McInnes E, Jammali-Blasi A, Bell-Syer SEM and others. Cochrane Database for Systematic Reviews (2011) Issue 4, Art. No.: CD001735. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001735.pub4

Skin flora: implications for nursing, Gould D (2012) Skin flora: implications for nursing. Nursing Standard. 26, 33, 48-56.

Using emollients to restore and maintain skin integrity. Watkins P (2008) Nursing Standard.22, 41, 51-57.

European guideline on chronic pruritus. Weisshaar E, Szepietowski JC, Darsow U and others. (2012) Acta Dermato Venerologica. 92 (5): 565-81

UK clinical guidelines

Pressure ulcers - prevention and treatment, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), 2005
Link to NICE website

Prevention and management of pressure ulcers. Best Practice Statement. Healthcare Improvement Scotland, 2009
Link to Healthcare Improvement Scotland website

Pressure ulcers prevention and treatment, European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP), 2009
Link to EPUAP website

Specialist reviewers

Angie Hack, Senior Lecturer

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Updated: 6 March 2014