Product Reviews


  1. Wound management with the Biatain Silicone foam dressing: A multicentre product evaluation
    Wound management with the Biatain Silicone foam dressing: A multicentre product evaluation VIEW PDF

    Exudate management is one of the key challenges for those involved in wound care. Matching dressing properties to wound requirements is a fundamental aspect of any protocol of care. This article reports the findings of an international product evaluation of...

  2. The role of wound cleansing in the management of wounds
    The role of wound cleansing in the management of wounds VIEW PDF
    September 2014 Volume 5 Issue 3

    Wound cleansing should be seen as an integral part of wound bed preparation to optimise the wound environment by removing debris, reducing bacterial load and preventing biofilm activity. Clinicians have a number of options to choose from when selecting an...

  3. Biatain® Silicone dressings: A case series evaluation
    Biatain® Silicone dressings: A case series evaluation VIEW PDF
    February 2014 Volume 5 Issue 1

    A multicentre case series was performed as a product evaluation of two new silicone wound dressings, Biatain® Silicone and Biatain® Silicone Lite (Coloplast A/S, Humlebaek, Denmark). This addressed the dressings’ overall usability (focusing on comfort...

  4. Book review: A Closer Look At Silver: A Clinical Information Tool (CIT) To Help You Choose The Right Silver Wound Dressing For Your Patient!
    Book review: A Closer Look At Silver: A Clinical Information Tool (CIT) To Help You Choose The Right Silver Wound Dressing For Your Patient! VIEW PDF
    February 2014 Volume 5 Issue 1

    The cost-effective, efficient management of individuals with wounds is a key factor in providing quality wound management services. Whereas this espoused principle may seem relatively straightforward, in reality it is not. A lack of evidence to support dressing...

  5. Haddenham Healthcare: children with lymphoedema
    Haddenham Healthcare: children with lymphoedema VIEW PDF

    The treatment of lymphoedema in the UK is predominantly based on the needs of adults with cancer-related lymphoedema (Robertson Squire, 2000). This paper aims to look at the different treatment options available from Haddenham Healthcare and their suitability...

  6. Use of a Velcro® wrap system in the management of lower limb lymphoedema/chronic oedema
    Use of a Velcro® wrap system in the management of lower limb lymphoedema/chronic oedema VIEW PDF

    Lymphoedema and chronic lower limb oedema are conventionally treated with multi-layer bandaging, followed by compression hosiery. Inevitably, this management system can be difficult to maintain in some patients, especially those with hand weakness, back problems,...

  7. A clinical evaluation of AQUACEL® Ag Extra™ dressings in the management of patients with infected diabetic foot ulceration VIEW PDF

    The aim of this poster is to illustrate effective anti-microbial and exudate management, in diabetic foot ulceration by the use of AQUACEL® Ag Extra™ dressings as part of the management plan.

  8. A new anti-biofilm Hydrofiber® dressing — a clinical study VIEW PDF

    The new AQUACEL® Ag+ dressing has a satisfactory safety profile. Only one subject discontinued from the study due to a non-related serious adverse event, 5 subjects’ ulcers healed (12.9%; mean time to healing 47 days), and the remainder of subjects completed...

  9. A new anti-biofilm Hydrofiber® dressing: demonstration of enhanced silver penetration and biofilm removal in vitro VIEW PDF

    Biofilm treated with anti-biofilm Hydrofiber dressing 2.6 times the amount of silver as biofilm treated with SHF. When the lower residual mass is taken into account, the concentration of silver in the biofilm is 4 times greater. These assays suggest that AQUACEL®...

  10. A new anti-biofilm Hydrofiber® dressing: in vitro determination of microbial kill rate in biofilms VIEW PDF

    Biofilm bacteria counts of potential wound pathogens fell below the limit of detection within 48 hours for the AQUACEL® Ag+ dressing. Approximately an 8 log reduction (100 million-fold) reduction in biofilm bacteria was achieved for each challenge organism...