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Title Actico - Actively targeting Lymphoedema: Case Studies Download File
Author A Williams, M Boyle
Publication Internal by Activa Healthcare, October 2005
Key Points 5 Case Studies ranging from 15 yr old with lymphagiectasia to 64 yr old with chronic oedema.
Title Leg Ulcer Pain Relief Prior to Punch Biopsy Treatment Download File
Author Deborah Hofman
Publication Meeting the challenges of Wound Pain Activa publication Oct 05; pages 29-30
Key Points Painful sloughy ulcer, healing achieved with Actiformcool under Actico inelastic bandages
Title Removal of Slough, Exudate Control and Stimulation of a Healthy Wound Bed with ActiFormCool - A Case Study Download File
Author Margaret Armitage Vascular Nurse Specialist
Publication Internal Publication by Activa Healthcare Ltd to accompany Road shows - Oct '05
Key Points Patient with peripheral arterial occlusive disease. Angioplasty performed to increase blood flow. 6 weeks post surgery wound had increased in size. Wound began healing once Actiformcool used.
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
Title Debrisoft Patient Leaflet Download File
Author Activa
Publication Activa Publication
Key Points Debrisoft explained

The Debrisoft monafilament debridement pad for use in acute or chronic wounds

The Debrisoft monafilament debridement pad for use in acute or chronic wounds

Medical technology guidance

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Key points
New NICE Guidance recommends the use of Debrisoft as part of the management of acute or chronic wounds in community settings. According to NICE, hundreds of thousands of patients with wounds requiring debridement could benefit from Debrisoft. Using Debrisoft on these patients could save the NHS in the region of £15 million annually.


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