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DURAFIBER

Gelling Fiber Dressing

DURAFIBER

DURAFIBER / DURAFIBER Ag

The DURAFIBER range is a new generation of strong non-woven gelling fiber dressings with the benefit of clean one piece removal1-6

Strength in Performance

DURAFIBER, half wet, half dryThe DURAFIBER range is a new generation of high performing gelling fiber dressing designed to meet the many challenges posed by medium and heavily exuding infected and non-infected wounds.

Specially designed with innovative fiber technology, DURAFIBER features a unique non-woven fiber blend that is integral to its high performance.

This unique blend provides an exclusive combination of benefits that set DURAFIBER dressings apart from conventional gelling fiber dressings.

DURAFIBER

Clean dressing
removal1-6

DURAFIBER Locking In Video Still

Locks in
fluid1,2,4,7-10,12,1

Clean one-piece removal1-6
High wet strength and structural integrity1-6 

  • Low risk of fiber shed and dressing residue3,5
  • Minimal pain and trauma for the patient on dressing removal1-6

DURAFIBER technology video27>


Effective exudate management
High absorption and retention capacity1,2,4,9

  • Minimal lateral wicking – helps protect periwound skin against the risk of maceration2,3,5,8,11 
  • Locks in fluid and harmful bacteria – may help prevent the risk of cross contamination on removal1,2,4,7-10,12,13

DURAFIBER lateral wicking video2>

DURAFIBER locking in video2

DURAFIBER conforming gel

Conformable gel
matrix1,2,5,19  


Uncompromized patient comfort3,5 
Gentle, conformable gel matrix1,2,5,19   

  • Helps promote patient concordance3,5
  • Reduces dead space where bacteria may proliferate1,2,12,19,20

 DURAFIBER intimate contact test video2 > 


Assured dressing efficiencies
Unique anti-shrinkage properties1,2,4

  • Minimal shrinkage when wet – may help sustained coverage1,2,4
  • Maintains a favorable moist wound healing environment1,18,21


Specially designed with innovative technology

The DURAFIBER dressing range has a unique non-woven fiber blend that is integral to its high performance.

20%

 Natural strengthening cellulose fibers

+

80%

 Gelling cellulose ethyl sulphonate fibers (CES)

=

100%

 Finely spun matrix that forms a soft cohesive gel on contact with exudate1-6

 

DURAFIBER animation stillThis unique blend provides an exclusive combination of properties that enables DURAFIBER to meet the many challenges of exuding wounds:

  • High wet strength: Cellulose fibers give the dry and gelled matrix built-in structural integrity1-6
  • Excellent absorbency: Gelling fibers swell and gel on contact with exudate absorbing and locking in fluid1,2,4-6
  • Minimal shrinkage: Reinforcing fibers retain the dressings shape when wet, minimizing shrinkage1,2,4
  • Highly conformable: Transforms into a soft, cohesive gel sheet which contours closely to the wound bed1-3,5,10,14

View the DURAFIBER technology video27 >

 

Ordering information DURAFIBER dressings

Dressing size

Quantity

Ordering codes

5x5cm (2"x2") 10 66800559
10x10cm (4"x4") 10 66800560
15x15cm (6"x6")
5 66800561
2x45cm (¾"x17¾") 5
66800563

 
DURAFIBER Dressings Product Information >

DURAFIBER  ALLEVYN Life 
DURAFIBER ALLEVYN Life


ALLEVYN dressings - an ideal choice for secondary fixation.28,30


 

DURAFIBER Ag Dressings

DURAFIBER AgDURAFIBER Ag dressings are effective against infection
Sustained release of silver for up to 7 days (in vitro14,15

Starts to kill pathogens within 30 minutes of contact
(shown in vitro vs. Staphylocuccus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, MRSA and VRE)16

DURAFIBER AgProvides broad spectrum antimicrobial activity at 4 hours against pathogens (shown in vitro vs. Pseudomonas aeruginosa, VRE, Bacteroides fragilisCandida albicans and Rhizopus arrhizus)17

Sustains antimicrobial activity for up to 7 days against a broad spectrum of aerobic, anaerobic bacteria including antibiotic resistant strains (shown in vitro vs. MRSA, VRE, yeasts, filamentous fungi wound pathogens)14,15


Ordering information DURAFIBER Ag dressings

Dressing size

Quantity

Ordering codes

5x5cm (2"x2") 10 66800578
10x10cm (4"x4") 10 66800579
15x15cm (6"x6")
5 66800580
20x30cm (8"x11¾") 5 66800581
2x45cm (¾"x17¾") 5
66800582


DURAFIBER Ag Dressings Product Information >

 

References >

References relate to in vitro testing excluding references 3,5,18,21,24,25,26

Human Benefits

Introduction

The DURAFIBER range is a new generation of highly absorbent non-woven gelling fiber dressings, which features an innovative new fiber technology and a unique fiber blend.1,2,4,9

DURAFIBER dressings respond to contact with exudate by forming a soft cohesive gel which rapidly absorbs excess exudate, locks in the absorbed wound fluid and bacteria it may contain and contours intimately to the wound bed. 1,2,3-5,7,8,10,14

  • High wet strength and structural integrity – clean one piece dressing removal1-6
  • High absorption and retention capacity – effective exudate management1-6,9
  • Unique anti-shrinkage properties – optimal dressing efficiencies1,2,4
  • Softness and conformability – uncompromised patient comfort1,2,3,5

 

The following in-vitro experiments clearly demonstrate the various properties associated with DURAFIBER's innovative dressing technology.

Please click on the links provided below to see a brief description of each test together with a video clip showing the outcome.

 

  DURAFIBER Dressings DURAFIBER Ag Dressings

High gelled strength and structural integrity for clean one piece removal1-6

“performed well and was very easy to remove and stayed in one piece3

“...was removed as a single piece, leaving no residue, in >95%  of removals5

Excellent absorbency for effective fluid management and minimal risk of peri-wound maceration 1-6,8,9,11

“demonstrated excellent fluid handling properties and was effective at managing the wound exudate3

“was rated as clinically acceptable for exudate handling at 95.8% of assessments5

Minimal dressing shrinkage for sustained coverage and optimal dressing efficiencies 1,2,4

 “continued to demonstrate very good ability to conform to the wound bed3

“the mean patient dressing wear time was 6.4 days5

Soft and highly conformable for uncompromised patient comfort 1,2,3,5

“patient comfort was found to be excellent3

“Comfortable during wear at 94.8% of assessments5” 

 

Clinical Evidence – DURAFIBER Ag

A prospective, open, multicenter study to evaluate a new fibrous silver dressing in the treatment of moderate to highly exuding chronic wounds5.

DURAFIBER Ease of Use Graph

Ease of use

  • The fibrous silver dressing was rated as clinically acceptable for the indication in 100% of patients     
  • Clinicians satisfied with the exudate handling of the fibrous silver dressing in 95.8% of the assessments
  • Easy to apply at 100% of assessments
  • Removed as a single piece in 96.8% of removals
  • No pain on application at 95.8% of assessments
  • No pain on removal at 88.4% of assessments
  • Mean wear time of 6.4 Days

 

Clinical outcomes

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50% of wounds healed by week 8

 

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There was significant evidence of a reduction in the presence of clinical wound infection between baseline and weeks 4 (p<0.001) and week 8 (p<0.001).

 

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There was also significant evidence of a reduction in the presence of clinical signs of infection between baseline and weeks 4 (p=0.002) and 8 (p<0.001).

 

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The median percentage reduction in wound dimensions between baseline and study completion and the resulting median percentage reduction per week were as follows: Area 98.2% (12.9% per week), Depth 100% (12.7% per week) 

 

References >

References relate to in vitro testing excluding references 3,5,18,21,24,25,26

Economic Benefits

Gentle on the budget 1-6

With its unique fiber blend, DURAFIBER dressings provide a combination of clinical benefits that support your patient as well as your budget.

Clean one piece removal 1-6

Minimal nursing time spent on dressing changes24,25   DURAFIBER Dressing range
     
Effective fluid management1-6,9 

Up to 7-day wear times
     
Comfortable gel matrix with minimal shrinkage1-5,19

Promotes optimal dressing efficiencies and patient concordance3,5

Sustained antimicrobial activity (in vitro)14,15 

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May reduce the associated costs of infection5,26

 

Clinical case studies of DURAFIBER’s performance are available on request.

 

References relate to in vitro testing excluding references 3,5,18,21,24,25,26

FAQs

DURAFIBER Dressings FAQs

What sort of wounds can DURAFIBER be used on?

DURAFIBER can be used to manage chronic and acute full thickness, partial thickness or shallow granulating wounds such as: leg ulcers, pressure ulcers, diabetic ulcers, partial thickness burns, donor sites, surgical and trauma wounds, wounds left to heal by secondary intent, wounds prone to bleeding post debridement. 
Note: DURAFIBER is not designed to be used as a surgical sponge.

How often does DURAFIBER need to be changed?

DURAFIBER can remain in place for up to 7 days as its high absorbent capacity helps to provide effective fluid management. Alternatively, it should be changed when clinically indicated, eg if excessive exudate is present or leakage.

What sizes is DURAFIBER available in?

DURAFIBER is available in the following sizes -

a) square: 5x5cm (2"x2"), 10x10cm (4"x4"), 15x15cm (6"x6")
b) rectangular: 10x12cm (4"x4¾")
c) ribbon: 2x45cm (¾"x17¾")

How is DURAFIBER sterilized?

DURAFIBER is gamma irradiated.

How is DURAFIBER packaged?

DURAFIBER is packed in paper poly packaging.

 

DURAFIBER Ag Dressings FAQs

What sort of wounds can DURAFIBER Ag be used on?

DURAFIBER Ag can be used to manage chronic and acute, full thickness, partial thickness, or shallow granulating exuding wounds. For example: leg ulcers, pressure ulcers, diabetic ulcers, surgical wounds, traumatic wounds, donor sites, partial thickness burns, tunnelling and fistulae wounds, wounds left to heal by secondary intent, and wounds that are prone to bleeding such as wounds that have been surgically or mechanically.

How often does DURAFIBER Ag need to be changed?

DURAFIBER Ag can remain in place for up to 7 days as its high absorbent capacity helps to provide effective fluid management. Alternatively, it should be changed when clinically indicated, eg if excessive exudate is present or leakage.

What sizes is DURAFIBER Ag available in?

DURAFIBER Ag is available in the following sizes -
a) square: 5x5cm (2"x2"), 10x10cm (4"x4"), 15x15cm (6"x6")
b) rectangular: 20x30cm (8"x11¾"), 10x12cm (4"x4¾") 
c) ribbon: 2x45cm (¾"x17¾")

How is DURAFIBER Ag sterilized?

DURAFIBER Ag is gamma irradiated.

How is DURAFIBER Ag packaged?

DURAFIBER Ag is packed in foil

What type of silver does DURAFIBER Ag Contain?

Silver chloride is present in the dressing and this releases silver ions 

 

 

References >

References relate to in vitro testing excluding references 3,5,18,21,24,25,26