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Evaluation of foam dressings in chronic wounds

Discussion in 'Diabetic Foot & Wound Management' started by NewsBot, May 22, 2006.

  1. NewsBot

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    A Prospective, Open-Label Study to Assess the Clinical Performance of a Foam Dressing in the Management of Chronic Wounds
    Ostomy Wound Management Volume 52 - Issue 5 - May 2006 - Pages: 34 - 44
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  2. trudi powell

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    I love to use Polymem or Allevyn for most of my ulcer dressings. Depending on exudate I'll add a little Solosite gel. I haven't used Lyofoam much, as it works better with wounds with more exudate. The latest trend for some of the wound management nurses is Idosorb ( known colloquially as 'Curry Powder' ) sprinkled onto the wound and covered with a dry dressing.

    Polymem works brilliantly for that really deep H/molle, if put on and kept dry for 4-6 days. Keep the foot dry in the shower by pulling a latex glove onto the foot up to the Mid-Tarsal Jt. Works really well for most patients.

    What are you using for ulcer dressings ??
     
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  3. ajs

    ajs Welcome New Poster

    do you feel that using iodosorb powder leaves the wound and its perimeter with a crusty eschar which may cause more problems???

    i've used iodosorb paste when on prac (yes i'm still learning the ropes) which to me makes more sense when using to treat particular ulcers

    thoughts???
     
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    Foam dressings for healing diabetic foot ulcers.
    Dumville JC, Deshpande S, O'Meara S, Speak K.
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Jun 6;6:CD00911
     
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