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Bale, S: A comparison

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Bale, S., Banks, V., Harding, K,G. A Comparison of Two Amorphous Hydrogels in the Debridement of Pressure Sores. Journal of Wound Care 1998; 7: 2:65-68

This study compared the efficiency of two hydrogel dressings in the debridement of necrotic pressure sores. This randomised, controlled, assessor-blind, clinical trial involved 50 patients whose wounds were assessed weekly using computerised wound analysis for four weeks or until debrided. Debridement was identified when there was 80% red granulating tissue present and no sign of necrosis. There were no statistically significant differences in comfort, wound odour, surrounding skin condition of time to debridement between the two groups.