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Application of an Enzyme Alginogel® for treatment of
oncological wounds after radiotherapy.
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Application of an Enzyme Alginogel® for treatment of
oncological wounds after radiotherapy.
• A 60-old male patie...
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Application of an Enzyme Alginogel® for treatment of
oncological wounds after radiotherapy.
06/27/2013
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Application of an Enzyme Alginogel® for treatment of
oncological wounds after radiotherapy.
The Enzyme Alginogel®...
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Application of an Enzyme Alginogel® for treatment of
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EWMA 2014 - EP433 APPLICATION OF AN ENZYME* FOR TREATMENT OF ONCOLOGICAL WOUNDS AFTER RADIOTHERAPY

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EWMA 2014 - EP433 APPLICATION OF AN ENZYME* FOR TREATMENT OF ONCOLOGICAL WOUNDS AFTER RADIOTHERAPY

  1. 1. page 1/5 Application of an Enzyme Alginogel® for treatment of oncological wounds after radiotherapy. • When faced with radiation dermatitis caused by radiotherapy after surgical oncology, it is important to obtain as quickly as possible a favorable wound bed preparation with complete healing. • The aim of this study is to demonstrate that the use of an Enzyme Alginogel® is an enormous surplus and provides comfort to the patient who has to deal with a painful wound. • Wound care is further complicated by tracheostomy in the area of the wound bed which hampers the fixation of dressings in the region of the throat. Lieven Decavele Clinical nurse specialist wound care Onze Lieve Vrouw ziekenhuis Campus Aalst-Asse-Ninove Moorselbaan 164, 9300 Aalst, Belgium Lieven.Decavele@olvz-aalst.be 0032 53 72 88 61
  2. 2. page 2/5 Application of an Enzyme Alginogel® for treatment of oncological wounds after radiotherapy. • A 60-old male patient was treated for a laryngeal carcinoma, a moderately differentiated squamous cell carcinoma with bilateral jugular gland metastasis. • After removal of the jugular glands, the patient was further treated by post-operative radio-chemotherapy. Radiation dermatitis developed at the height of the throat and the trachea-bronchial region. • The Enzyme Alginogel® combined with a one- sided silicone wound contact layer was an ideal dressing for this difficult to shield region. Lieven.Decavele@olvz-aalst.be 06/25/2013
  3. 3. page 3/5 Application of an Enzyme Alginogel® for treatment of oncological wounds after radiotherapy. 06/27/2013 07/04/2013 Lieven.Decavele@olvz-aalst.be 06/27/2013
  4. 4. page 4/5 Application of an Enzyme Alginogel® for treatment of oncological wounds after radiotherapy. The Enzyme Alginogel® combined with a one-sided silicone wound contact layer. 07/10/2013 07/18/2013 07/18/2013 Lieven.Decavele@olvz-aalst.be
  5. 5. page 5/5 Application of an Enzyme Alginogel® for treatment of oncological wounds after radiotherapy. • The Enzyme Alginogel® based on alginates and an antimicrobial enzyme system, debrided the wound. • Tissue granulation and full epithelialization were achieved within 22 days followed by continuous hydration of the irradiated region. • By use of an Enzyme Alginogel® the wound healing process progressed without complications. • A comfortable patient mobility was obtained during the whole healing process. Lieven.Decavele@olvz-aalst.be

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