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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.

Conference poster

Title Use of a sheet hydrogel dressing to overcome common wound problems. Download File
Author Margaret Armitage Vascular Nurse Specialist
Publication Poster presentation at Wounds UK Conference, Harrogate, Nov. 2005
Key Points Common wound problems include maceration, initial wound pain, pain at dressing change and between changes, slough and necrosis.
Title The interaction of a second generation hydrogel within the chronic wound environment. Download File
Author Keith Moore WoundSci
Publication Poster Presentation, EWMA Conference, Prague, May 2006.
Key Points ActiFormCool responds dynamically to changes in moisture. Invitro tests show that AFC inhibits the growth of bacterial growth.
Title A simple evaluation of new dressing based on Action Research Methods Download File
Author Sylvie Hampton TVCS
Publication Poster presentation at TVS Conference, Torquay, April 2004
Key Points Actiformcool can be used under compression bandages. It reduces wound pain and aborbs exudate.
Title Comparing local (controlled) and national (uncontrolled) evaluations of AFC Download File
Author Sylvie Hampton TVCS
Publication Poster presentation at Wounds UK conference, Harrogate, Nov 2004
Key Points Evaluation on 69 patients by 24 nurses. Found to echoe previous findings that Actiformcool reduces wound pain and manages exudate
Title Stages of Wound Healing: Applications in Practice Download File
Author Jeanette Collins, Anita Heron Dermatology Ward
Publication Poster Wounds UK July 2005
Key Points Case study of 40yr old with painful leg ulcer, also concerned about odour. Actiformcool only product which relieved the pain.
Title A dressing which can relieve wound pain Download File
Author Deborah Hofman
Publication Poster at EWMA conference, Stuttgart in September 2005
Key Points 10 patient study with chronic leg ulcer pain, Actiformcool reduced pain in 8/10 patients.
Title Case study of a painful arterial wound Download File
Author Sylvie Hampton TVCS
Publication Meeting the challenges of Wound Pain Activa publication Oct 05; pages 27-28
Key Points Painful, non healing, arterial ulcer, Actiformcool reduced pain as well as
Title The patient journey:evidence into clinical practice Download File
Author Margaret Armitage
Publication Poster Presentation, EWMA Conference, Glasgow - May 2007
Key Points Case Study 1: Independent, self caring man awaiting knee surgery. AFC for wound bed preparation. Actico initially for compression, then Activa 2 layer hosiery kit Case Study 2: AFC used to manage heavy exudate & slough. 2 Actico bandages applied as indicated for larger limb
Title Wound healing in the aged after a pre-tibial laceration Download File
Author Roisin Mackle, TVN; Paul Cupples, District Charge Nurse
Publication Poster presentation at Wounds-UK conference, Harrogate, November 2006
Key Points Pre-tibial tears hard to heal in elderly,100 year old lady, haematoma, concordance issues, healed 15 weeks
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 Can you solve a problem like Maria? The management & challenges of leg ulceration in an IV drug user Download File
Author Lindsay J Hunter
Publication Poster Presentation, TVS Conference, 2010
Key Points 29 year old drug abuser with leg ulcer, highly exuding, sloughy and painful.
Title Treatment of a patient with painful vasculitic ulcers due to systemic lupus erythematosus Download File
Author Susan Cosgrove
Publication Poster Presentation: Wounds UK Conference, Harrogate - November 2007
Key Points Patient with reduced immune system, substantial painful ulceration in both ankles . Pain score 10/10, after Actiformcool patient's pain bearable and wounds healed.
Title Reducing pain in painful wounds and treating skin damage with ActiFormCool: Three case studies Download File
Author Lesley Fox
Publication Poster Presentation: Wounds UK Conference, Harrogate - November 2007
Key Points Case study of 2 cancer patients with painful wounds and another with leg ulcer. Analgesia required reduced by using Actiformcool.
Title 21 days in the life of Edna Download File
Author Sian Fumarola Tissue Viability Clinical Nurse Specialist
Publication Poster Presentation: Tissue Viability Society Conference, Peterborough - April 2008
Key Points Myeloid leukaemia patient with extensive bilateral tissue damage to both knees from pressure damage, complete debridment with Actiformcool after 9 days.
Title Use of an ionic hydrogel dressing on fungating wounds: Two Case Studies Download File
Author Marina Maund Private Nursing Practitioner
Publication Poster Presentation: WASA Conference, Johannesburg - May 2008
Key Points Actiformcool improved quality of life in fungating breast wounds and copiously exuding, malodorous sinus through pain relief and exudate management.
Title The use of an ionic hydrogel in a neonate with a necrotic extravasation injury Download File
Author Trudie Young Lecturer in Tissue Viability
Publication Poster Presentation: EWMA Conference, Lisbon - May 2008
Key Points Case study of a neonate with an extravasation injury resulting in a necrotic lesion in area of Achilles tendon. Complete debridement achieved.
Title A retrospective study of plantar diabetic ulcer healing rate with the use of a new sheet hydrogel dressing Download File
Author Howard E Alexander Podiatrist
Publication Poster Presentation: WASA Conference, Johannesburg - May 2008
Key Points diabetics. Dressings changed 3 times a week for 6 months. Outcome data available on 98 patients. 72% healed.
Title Measuring outcomes with complex patients: an audit of the effect of Actiformcool on painful wounds Download File
Author Bradbury S, Ivins N, Harding K, Turner A
Publication Wounds UK Journal, Sept 2008, Vol.4, No.3
Key Points 6 month audit on 21 patients with painful wounds. Actiformcool made significant improvement to patients' lives.
Title Sheila 'shark bite' - a case history Download File
Author Sian Fumarola Clinical Nurse Specialist
Publication Wounds UK Conference, Harrogate, November 2008
Key Points Patient with extreme pain following a surgical debridement of a pyoderma gangrenosum leg ulcer, she called it her "shark bite".
Title The role of the patient in managing wound pain to achieve wound improvement Download File
Author Bernadette Byrne Tissue Viability Nurse Specialist
Publication Wounds UK Conference, Harrogate, November 2008
Key Points 2 case studies. Excrutiatingly painful leg ulcer with amputation considered due to the pain, Actiformcool reduced pain and ulcer healed in 5 months. An infected non healing biopsy site, wound and pain improved with Actiformcool.
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 The use of a hydrogel sheet dressing in the management of pruritis and scarring Download File
Author Elizabeth Pillay EB Nurse Consultant
Publication Poster Presentation, Wounds UK Conference, Harrogate - November 2010
Key Points The use of ActiFormCool in the management of pruritis and scarring in 2 patients with a rare variation of Dystrophic Epidermolysis bullosa.
Title Use of ActiFormCool in the treatment of painful, dehisced lower limb amputation wounds Download File
Author Kath Crawford Amputee Specialist Nurse
Publication Poster Presentation, Wounds UK Conference, Harrogate - November 2010
Key Points The use of ActiFormCool in two patients with painful, dehisced lower limb amputation wounds.
Title Sharing Leg Ulcer Care at Galanos House Download File
Author Lindsay J Hunter
Publication Harrogate Wounds UK 2011
Key Points Enthusiastic care home staff have worked successfully with Tissue Viability and Industry to provide holistic care for their residents.
Title Treatment of a painful ulcer with an ionic sheet hydrogel dressing Download File
Author Christina Harris
Publication Harrogate Wounds UK 2011
Key Points A case study of an 80 year old lady with rectal cancer, a deep vein thrombosis in her left groin leading to severe unilateral lymphoedema and a large leg ulcer. Severe pain was affecting her quality of life.
Title The challenges of radiotherapy nursing. Coming out of the shadows and facing the sun. Download File
Author Clare Rahemtulla Radiotherapy Specialist Nurse, Janine Palmer Superintendent Radiologist
Publication Poster presentation, Wounds-UK conference, Harrogate, November 2006
Key Points 90% of patients who have radiotherapy experience skin side effects, from erythema to desquamation. Actiformcool can be used for pain relief and healing.
Title Wound healing in the aged after a pre-tibial laceration Download File
Author Roisin Mackle TVN, Paul Cupples District Charge Nurse
Publication Poster presentation at Wounds-UK conference, Harrogate, November 2006
Key Points Concordance issues, 100 year old with pre-tibial laceration and haematoma. Healed in 15 weeks with Actiformcool and compression bandaging.
Title The management of a patient with painful pressure necrosis and exposed tendons. Download File
Author Tish Butler, Tissue Viability Support Nurse
Publication Poster Presentation, EWMA Conference, Glasgow May 2007
Key Points Hand injury of painful, exposed tendons and vital to keep moist. Actiformcool desloughed hand without damage and debrided necrotic heel.
Title ActiFormCool : A useful adjunct to aid wound healing and reduce wound pain. Download File
Author Fiona Brockwell, Tissue Viability Nurse
Publication Poster Presentation, EWMA Conference, Glasgow - May 2007
Key Points 2 case studies of patients with painful, recalcitrant leg ulcers, one requiring opiates for pain. After Actiformcool no analgesia required.

Journal

Title Managing an extravasation wound in a premature infant Download File
Author Corene Tobin
Publication Wounds-UK Journal 2007
Key Points Very small, 4 day old preterm baby (1.79Kg) with an extravasation injury to dorsum of left foot. Actiformcool relieved pain on infected wound treated by antibiotics.
Title Managing and treating chronic wound pain Download File
Author Val Douglas
Publication Practice Nursing (2007) 18 (6): 296-302
Key Points Some wound care products and practices cause pain, practitioners should assess and attempt to manage pain. Actiformcool used on very painful ulcer, four hourly opiates could be stopped.
Title The autolytic debridement of venous leg ulcers Download File
Author Deborah Hofman
Publication Wound Essentials (2007), Wounds-UK, Vol 2: 68-73
Key Points Types of devitalised tissue, debridement methods, moisture absorption, ActiFormcool very effective debrider
Title A hydrogel that may help relieve sunburn and pain Download File
Author Eleanor Wilkinson
Publication Practise Nursing, 2004, Vol 15, No:11 565-567
Key Points Actiformcool greatly reduced pain of sunburn when other dressings could not.
Title Caring for patients with leg ulcers and underlying vaculitic condition Download File
Author Margaret Armitage
Publication BJCN, Wound Care Dec 04, Vol 9 No 12: 516-22
Key Points Painful leg ulcers in patients with vasculitis can be very debilitating. Actiformcool reduced wound pain and amount of analgesia required.
Title A small study in healing rates and symptoms control using a new sheet hydrogel dressing Download File
Author Sylvie Hampton TVCS
Publication Journal Wound Care, Vol 13, No 4, July 2004; 297-300
Key Points Actiformcool reduced wound pain, absorbed exudate and encouraged healing.
Title Hydrogel sheet dressings and short-stretch cohesive bandaging: case study Download File
Author Gail Powell Clinical Nurse Specialist
Publication British Journal of Community Nursing 15(3 Supp): S42 - S46 (Mar 2010)
Key Points Case study of an 88 year old lady with 10 month history of a traumatic leg ulcer measuring 9cm x 6cm, 100% slough,VAS pain score 9/10. Terrible night pain reduced to 0/10 with Actico and Actiformcool. Leg ulcer healed.
Title Use of a hydrogel dressing for management of a painful leg ulcer Download File
Author Ann Moody TVN
Publication BJCN, Vol.11; No.6: s12-17 June 2006
Key Points AFC reduced the pain and managed the exudate and maceration. This allowed patient to tolerate compression.
Title Pain Management in Leg Ulcers using ActiFormCool Download File
Author Stephen Young, Sylvie Hampton
Publication Wounds UK Journal, Nov 2005
Key Points To test the effectiveness of ActiFormCool on painful wounds and to establish what types of pain could be reduced by Actiformcool.

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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