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Sustained silver-releasing dressing in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers

Rayman, G., Rayman, A., Baker, N. R., Jergeviciene, N., Dargis, V, Sulcaite, R, Pantelejeva, O., Harding, Keith Gordon, Price, Patricia Elaine, Lohmann, M., Thomsen, J. K., Gad, P. and Gottrup, F. 2005. Sustained silver-releasing dressing in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers. British Journal of Nursing 14 (2) , pp. 109-114.

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This study investigated the clinical performance and safety of a sustained silver-releasing foam dressing, Contreet Foam, in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers. Twenty-seven patients with diabetic foot ulcers of grade I or II (Wagner's classification) were followed for six weeks: one week run-in using Biatain dressings, four weeks' treatment with Contreet dressings. Four ulcers healed during the four-week treatment with Contreet 56% in average. Contreet Foam showed good exudate management properties and was considered easy to use. Only two infections occurred showed that all six of the non-study ulcers developed an infection during the study. All ulcers (study ulcers as well as non-study ulcers) were treated according to good practice of diabetic wound care. There were no directions for the treatment of secondary wounds. No device-related adverse events were observed. This study demonstrated that Contreet Foam is safe and easy to use and effectively supports healing and good wound progress of diabetic foot ulcers.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Publisher: Mark Allen Healthcare
ISSN: 0966-0461
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:03

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