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Title The management of moderate to high exudate in chronic wounds Download File
Author Joy Tickle and Louise Gregory
Publication Poster Harrogate 2012
Key Points 12 patient evaluation of Flivasorb Adhesive, found to absorb high levels of exudate and extend wear time
Title Use of superabsorbent and antimicrobial dressings under compression Download File
Author Agnes Collarte & Zoe Lear St Charles Hospital, TV Department
Publication Poster Presentation, Wounds UK Conference, Harrogate - November 2010
Key Points All three patients had severe pain and were suffering from maceration damage from high levels of exudate.Pain reduction and healing was achieved.
Title Lymphovenous disease: A condition for life... not suffering for life Download File
Author Lol Pidcock Specialist Lymphoedema Nurse
Publication Poster Presentation, EWMA Conference, Brussels - May 2011
Key Points Mrs T is 52 years old, she suffers from lymphovenous disease, having bilateral leg ulcers and lymphorrhoea, very worried she could not attend daughter's wedding.
Title Case study: The care of a patient with a large & chronic venous ulcer using a highly absorptive dressing and an antimicrobial dressing. Download File
Author Martin Tadej and Anna Coulborn
Publication TVS Conference, 2009
Key Points Case study of a middle aged obese, poorly mobile, employed lady with highly exuding ulcer. High exudate levels were extremely distressing and embarrassing. After dressing with Flivasorb, the wound exudate had drawn away from the wound surface, locking it away, leaving the wound moist but not wet. Flivasorb prevented maceration at the wound edges.
Title The management of Lymphorroea with Flivasorb and Actico Download File
Author Rebecca Billingham
Publication Poster presentation at Wounds UK Conference, Harrogate - November 2009
Key Points 73 year old lady with co-morbidities and housebound. Suffering with bilateral oedema and lymphorrhoea and one leg also ulcerated. Flivasorb applied with Actico. After first day no strike through onto bandages and the Flivasorb had locked away all the fluid.
Title Case study: The care of a patient with a large & chronic venous ulcer using a highly absorptive dressing and an antimicrobial dressing Download File
Author Martin Tadej and Anna Colbourne
Publication Activa Publication
Key Points Case study of a middle aged, obese, poorly mobile, employed lady with previously highly exuding ulcer. Exudate managed with Flivasorb. Following this regime, aim was to eliminate and control the proliferation of bacteria in the wound. The use of Suprasorb X+PHMB resulted in the removal of devitalised tissue.
Title A superabsorbent dressing in the management of copious exuding wounds in a cohort study Download File
Author Fauscher et al
Publication EWMA May 2011
Key Points Observational study on Flivasorb for acute and chronic, highly exuding wounds.
Title Superabsorbent dressings under compression in Lymphoedema Download File
Author Justine Whitaker
Publication EWMA 2012
Key Points Flivasorb can be used under compression bandages


Title Superabsorbent dressings for copiously exuding wounds Download File
Author Nathalie Faucher, Helene Safar, Mylène Baret, Anne Philippe and Rachida Farid
Publication British Journal of Nursing, 2012, Vol 21, No 12
Key Points 15 patient study using Flivasorb, Flivasorb handled exudate, promoted healing and patient comfort.
Title Flivasorb and the management of exudate Download File
Author Clare Morris
Publication Wounds UK Journal 2009: Vol.5, No.2
Key Points A product review of Flivasorb. Good references to the definition and explanation of exudate. Good explanation of the differences between exudate in acute and chronic wounds. Good examples of how excess exudate can affect patients' lives. Good explanation of Flivasorb, its indications and structure.

Quick Guide - Debrisoft in Practice

Quick Guide - Debrisoft in Practice

Wounds UK

Wounds UK

Key points
This handy guide clearly shows you how and when to use Debrisoft, plus handy tips and hints on getting the best results. Debrisoft is supported by NICE and helps you assess and debride hyperkeratosis, acute and chronic wounds.


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