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Abstract #30

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Iodosorb* 0.9% Cadexomer Iodine



C. Drolshagen, D. Schaffer
Poster presented at the 1999 Symposium on
Advanced Wound Care Anaheim



Use of an Absorbent Antimicrobial and a Viscous Hydrogel to Manage Ulcers Secondary to Peripheral Vascular Disease



Peripheral vascular disease may result in ulceration of lower extremities due to arterial, lymphatic, venous and/or neuropathic pathologies. Estimates suggest there are 900,000 diabetic ulcers and 600,000 venous ulcers in the US (Krasner). The underlying aetiologies and host pathologies require a comprehensive plan of care which includes management of exudate and control of microbes. These must be addressed to facilitate wound healing and prevent complications. The exudating and/or colonised wounds were cleansed with a surfactant wound cleanser and Cadexomer Iodine, an absorbent antimicrobial dressing, was applied with a gauze covering. In one case, as the wound drainage decreased, a viscous hydrogel dressing replaced the absorptive antmicrobial. Efficient wound healing resulted, despite the chronicity of the wounds.


Slough Removal Antibacterial Efficacy Sustained Antibacterial effect Exudate Management Effective Wound Healing Odour Patient Comfort Cost/Time Savings Sensitivity