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Westerhof, W: A pilot study

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Westerhof, W, Dr., Mekkes, J,R. Academisch Medish Centrum: A Pilot Study comparing Intrasite Gel with saline soaked gauze for wound debridement

A pilot study comparing the performance of Intrasite Gel and saline soaked gauze as debriding agents in the management of necrotic wounds. Ten patients with venous leg ulcers were treated and evaluated during the 7 day study period. Five patients were treated using Intrasite Gel, 5 using saline soaked gauze. Intrasite Gel was changed on a daily basis, saline soaked gauze three times daily. The study demonstrates, using quantifiable measures, that Intrasite Gel is an effective debriding agent, and offers a number of perceived advantages/benefits over the centre's standard saline soaked gauze regime.