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Title Local infected wounds - from evidence to algorithm for the therapy - with regard to polyhexanide and silver Download File
Author Strohal R
Publication L & R literature
Key Points 19 patients with ulcers/multipathogenic wounds Staphylococcus streptococcus comparison with Povidone. Iodine: topical antibiotics: honey: silver. All antimicrobials -14 -21 day use; changed 1 -3 days

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Title Protective effect of polyhexanide on HaCaT keratinocytes in co-culture with staphylococcus aureus. Download File
Author Wiengand, Abel, Ruth, Hipler
Publication Poster Presentation, Wounds UK Harrogate, November 2008
Key Points Laboratory trial - showing effectiveness against MRSA and safety to healthy cells.
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 The management and treatment of an MRSA leg ulcer in a Raynaud�s patient Download File
Author Lynda Thomson
Publication Poster presentation at Wounds UK, Harrogate - November 2009
Key Points 59 year old lady with Raynauds disease and scleroderma pulmonary hypertension who sustained a friction wound to lateral gaiter aspect. Wound ulcerated, MRSA positive and pain score 4-6 VAS. Suprasorb X+PHMB applied under reduced compression. After 7 wks, routine MRSA swab returned negative.
Title Treatment of a skin flap laceration with Suprasorb X+PHMB Download File
Author Karen Hetherington
Publication Poster presentation at Wounds UK, Harrogate - November 2009
Key Points Mixed aetiology traumatic leg ulcer 17cm x 20cm, large amounts of slough, clinical signs of infection including increased exudate, pain and erythema. Patient refused antibiotics. Suprasorb X+PHMB applied with a foam. After 3 days patient had no pain, visible signs of granulation and decreased redness.
Title The use of Suprasorb X+PHMB on a recurring leg ulcer Download File
Author Fiona Kelly
Publication Poster presentation at Wounds UK, Harrogate - November 2009
Key Points 24 year old gentleman with a recurring ulcer wound following previous trauma. Patient previously suffered with cellulitis and osteomyelitis. Recurring wound was infected, malodorous, highly exuding, delay in healing and pain score 5/10 VAS. Suprasorb X+PHMB applied with a foam dressing.
Title I just want to be able to swim with my grandchildren Download File
Author Prof. Linda Rafter
Publication Poster presentation, Wounds UK Harrogate, November 2010
Key Points The management of a 71 year old gentleman with a long standing (18 years), non-healing venous leg ulcer in a complex wound clinic. He had a BMI of 42 and worked part time in a supermarket from Friday to Sunday Previous treatment included a hydrofibre and foam dressing under compression.
Title A clinical case study of a venous leg ulcer using Suprasorb X+PHMB Download File
Author Joanna Swan
Publication Poster presentation, Wounds UK Harrogate, November 2010
Key Points The management of a 49 year old lady who is morbidly obese and has a 14 year history of venous leg ulceration to her left leg. This lady suffered with recurrent cellulitis, severe pain, multiple sensitivities and the condition of the surrounding skin due to eczema and psoriasis. It was decided to evaluate Suprasorb X+PHMB for its pain relieving and antimicrobial properties.
Title Treatment of a patient with hard-to-heal leg ulcers Download File
Author Silva, Filipe, Cardoso
Publication Poster presentation, Wounds UK Harrogate, November 2010
Key Points The management of a 56yr old, morbidly obese man with bilateral circumferential leg ulcers. He had an extensive past medical history and the aim of treatment was to address the bacteria within the wound, address the multiple pathologies, reduce the oedema in his legs and heal the leg ulcers, thus improving his quality of life.
Title An individual patient study using an antimicrobial dressing in a Community Hospital Download File
Author Debbie Keelor
Publication Poster presentation, Wounds UK Harrogate, November 2010
Key Points The management of an 83 year old lady with bilateral leg ulcers following bilateral angioplasty and surgical debridement and a category 4 pressure ulcer to her heel. She has a medical history of tablet controlled diabetes. The wounds were clinically infected, highly exuding, painful and contained devitalised tissue.
Title Case study evaluating the effectiveness of a chronic hard to heal wound using Suprasorb X+PHMB Download File
Author Alison Johnstone
Publication Poster presentation, Wounds UK Harrogate, November 2010
Key Points The management of a chronic hard to heal infected venous leg ulcer with Suprasorb X+PHMB in an elderly patient. Previous dressings had been unsuccessful.
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 Multi-treatment approach to complex wound management of a circumferential leg wound caused by cellulitis Download File
Author Jane Barker Community Matron, Leg Ulcer Specialist
Publication Poster Presentation: EWMA Conference, Helsinki - May 2009
Key Points Case study Case study of Leukaemia patient with extensive tissue loss due to episode of cellulitis. Patient had a lowered immune system, VAS pain score 10/10.
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 Multi-treatment approach to complex wound management of a circumferential leg wound caused by cellulitis Download File
Author Jane Barker Leg Ulcer Specialist
Publication Poster Presentation: EWMA Conference, Helsinki - May 2009
Key Points Leukaemia patient with extensive tissue from cellulitis. Patient had a lowered immune system.
Title HydroBalanced wound dressing and a ready-to-wear compression device in the treatment of venous leg ulcers Download File
Author Mosti, Mataliano Spengler Abel
Publication Poster Presentation, Wounds UK Harrogate, November 2008
Key Points 13 leg ulcer patient clinical study
Title New HydroBalanced wound concept study in primary sector Download File
Author Nygaard R, Jorgensen SF - Denmark
Publication EWMA Conference, Lisbon, May 2008
Key Points 40 patient Clinical Study - Suprasorb X and Suprasorb X + PHMB (15 Case Studies)
Title Improvement of treatment of patients with venous leg ulcers by a new pain-reducing wound dressing with HydroBalance Download File
Author Dini, Bertone, Barbanera, Brill, Romanelli - Italy
Publication Poster Presentation, Wounds UK Harrogate, November 2008
Key Points 25 patient Clinical Study comparing Suprasorb X and Suprasorb P (foam dressing) with Suprasorb P (foam) alone. Single-blinded, mono-centric, prospective, controlled, randomised explorative comparison measured the trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL), redness for inflammation, skin hydration, wound size and pain.
Title Biocompatibility study on a HydroBalanced wound dressing Download File
Author Wiegand, Abel, Kramer, Muller, Ruth, Hipler - Germany
Publication Poster Presentation, EWMA Conference, Lisbon - May 2008
Key Points Laboratory measurement of ATP content (Adenosine Triphosphate) donor of energy to cells.
Title Prospective evaluation of Suprasorb X in chronic wounds. Download File
Author Coerper S, Beckerts, Halm-Nill C, Deutschle-G, Konigsrainer A - Germany
Publication Poster Presentation, EWMA Conference, Prague - May 2008
Key Points 96 patient (134 ulcers) Clinical study with Suprasorb X - hard to heal leg ulcers (healing), pain, safety.
Title Prospective, randomized, controlled, multi-center clinical study of a biocellulose wound dressing for the treatment of venous ulcer patients Download File
Author T Phillips, Department of Dermatology, Boston, USA A Andriessen, Consultant & UMC, Netherlands et al
Publication Poster presentation at Wounds UK, Harrogate - November 2010
Key Points An American clinical study comparing the effectiveness of Suprasorb X with compression therapy with a non-adherent contact layer with compression in 46 �hard to heal� venous ulcers in an outpatient setting.
Title Successful therapy of critically-colonised or locally-infected wounds with a new hydrobalanced biocellulose-based wound dressing with polyhexanide on outpatients Download File
Author Mosti, Mattaliano, Schmitz, Abel
Publication Poster Presentation, Wounds UK Harrogate, November 2008
Key Points 60 patients (11 with critically colonized or locally infected wounds), antimicrobial action, donation and absorption, use under compression ,ulcer healing, bacterial burden, pain, and periwound skin.
Title First evaluation of a clinical pathway using wound debridement, antimicrobial hydrobalance dressing and collagen dressing on 57 patients with chronic wounds Download File
Author Wolber et al.
Publication Poster Presentation EWMA 2013
Key Points The use of Debrisoft to debride wounds followed by the application of SuprasorbC or SuprasorbX+PHMB showed encouraging results.
Title Collaborative working using a hydrobalanced antimicrobial dressing to improve patient outcomes Download File
Author Jane McFarlane
Publication Poster Harrogate 2013
Key Points Case study of Mrs A who suffered with recurrent leg ulcers over a 6 year period. SuprasorbX+PHMB was used on the infected ulcers. The dressing addressed the infection, reducing the exudate, excoriation and pain.

Journal

Title Demystifying the complexities of wound healing Download File
Author Andrew Sharpe,Michael Concannon
Publication Wounds UK 2012 vol:12
Key Points Article by 2 specialist podiatrists on treating problem foot wounds. including "at risk" and infected wounds.

Fireworks with after effects - successful use of a polyester monofilament fibre product for the removal of embedded explosive residue

Fireworks with after effects - successful use of a polyester monofilament fibre product for the removal of embedded explosive residue

Publication
Poster Harrogate 2012

Author
Stoffels et al.

Key points
A firework exploded in a 17 year old boys face, embedding a "dirt tattoo" in his face. Debrisoft removed most of the particles quickly with great cosmetic results.

 

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