EWMA 2013 - Ep584 - A new and easy to use wound dressing for the treatment of acute wounds

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Nagy E, Nussbaumer P
Surgical Clinic
Spital Lachen AG
Lachen, Switzerland

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EWMA 2013 - Ep584 - A new and easy to use wound dressing for the treatment of acute wounds

  1. 1. SPITAL LACHEN IHR GESUNDHEITSENTRUM AM SEE A new and easy to use wound dressing for the treatment of acute wounds Nagy E, Nussbaumer P Surgical Clinic Spital Lachen AG Lachen, Switzerland No disclosures
  2. 2. SPITAL LACHEN IHR GESUNDHEITSENTRUM AM SEE • Current conservative treatment options of acute wounds to enhance healing by secondary intention typically involve a moist wound-healing environment. • This is provided by hydrocolloids, hydrogels, alginates, foam and hydrofiber dressings, and paraffin gauzes. • Recently, a new plant-derived wound therapeutic was introduced. The mixture of hypericum oil (Hypericumperforatum) and neem oil (Azadirachtaindica), is designed to create a moist wound healing environment while preventing the secondary dressing from adhering to the wound. • We present our first experience with this product for the treatment of different acute wounds.
  3. 3. SPITAL LACHEN IHR GESUNDHEITSENTRUM AM SEE Case 1 The 3-year-old girl presented with crush injuries of the fingers 2 to 5 of both hands, after her hands got caught in a fitness-machine. From the 1st day on we used 1 Primary Wound Dressing® to treat the full thickness skin lesions. The painless daily application was done by the mother. After 3 weeks wound healing was complete.
  4. 4. SPITAL LACHEN IHR GESUNDHEITSENTRUM AM SEE Case 2 As a result the wounds started to reepithelialise and the patient could leave the hospital within 3 days. He used the spray autonomously at home and was seen twice weekly in our wound clinic. A 46-year-old male patient presented with alkali burns around both ankles, caused by hot liquid cement. Debridement of the necrotic wounds was performed in the operating room 4 days after the injury. During the first week the wound dressing with sodium hyaluronate was changed daily, then we started to use 1 Primary Wound Dressing®. The wounds have completely healed in 7 weeks.
  5. 5. SPITAL LACHEN IHR GESUNDHEITSENTRUM AM SEE Case 3 Two days later we started using the wound spray. The patient applied the spray twice a day. Complete wound healing was achieved by day 16. The 84-year-old lady presented with 2nd degree burns of the fingers 3 to 5 of the right hand. She has burned herself with a candle. After debridement of the blisters was performed, Jelonet gauze was initially applied.
  6. 6. SPITAL LACHEN IHR GESUNDHEITSENTRUM AM SEE Conclusion • Our initial clinical experience suggests that this novel plant-derived wound spray is efficacious for soft tissue defects of different aetiologies. • The spray can easily be applied by the patient, and enables an almost pain free change of dressing. • 1 Primary Wound Dressing® is very simple to use, safe and potentially cost-effective for the treatment of various acute wounds. peter.nussbaumer@spital-lachen.ch

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