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Use of a hydrocapillary dressing in the management of highly exuding ulcers; a comparative study

Norkus, A; Dargis, V; Thomsen, J; Harding, K; Ivins, N; Serra, N; Torres de Castro, O; Galindo, A; Andersen, K and Roeda-Petersen, J, et al. (2005) In Journal of wound care 14(9). p.129-432
Abstract
Objective: To evaluate the safety and performance of Alione Hydrocapillary dressing (Coloplast A/S) in the management of highly exuding chronic venous leg ulcers and compare it with two hydropolymer dressings, Tielle and Tielle Plus (Johnson & Johnson).

Method: A comparative clinical trial was conducted on 97 patients with an ankle brachial pressure index ?0.8 and a highly exuding leg ulcer. Ulcer duration was at least four weeks. Treatment continued until healing or for a maximum of 12 months.

Results: There was no statistically significant difference in healing time or wound area reduction between the two treatment protocols. The test dressing (Alione Hydrocapillary) had better absorption capacity and was more... (More)
Objective: To evaluate the safety and performance of Alione Hydrocapillary dressing (Coloplast A/S) in the management of highly exuding chronic venous leg ulcers and compare it with two hydropolymer dressings, Tielle and Tielle Plus (Johnson & Johnson).

Method: A comparative clinical trial was conducted on 97 patients with an ankle brachial pressure index ?0.8 and a highly exuding leg ulcer. Ulcer duration was at least four weeks. Treatment continued until healing or for a maximum of 12 months.

Results: There was no statistically significant difference in healing time or wound area reduction between the two treatment protocols. The test dressing (Alione Hydrocapillary) had better absorption capacity and was more comfortable for the patients than the comparator dressings (Tielle/Tielle Plus) and adhered less to the wound bed. Also, more patients preferred the test dressing to their previous treatment. Although severe leakage and maceration were observed more frequently in the comparator group compared with the test group, this was not statistically significant.

Conclusion: Both treatment protocols were safe and effective in treating highly exuding chronic venous leg ulcers. The test dressing performed as well as or better than the comparator dressings for all study parameters and more patients preferred the test dressing to their previous dressing compared with the comparator dressings. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Objective: To evaluate the safety and performance of Alione Hydrocapillary dressing (Coloplast A/S) in the management of highly exuding chronic venous leg ulcers and compare it with two hydropolymer dressings, Tielle and Tielle Plus (Johnson &amp; Johnson).<br/><br>
Method: A comparative clinical trial was conducted on 97 patients with an ankle brachial pressure index ?0.8 and a highly exuding leg ulcer. Ulcer duration was at least four weeks. Treatment continued until healing or for a maximum of 12 months.<br/><br>
Results: There was no statistically significant difference in healing time or wound area reduction between the two treatment protocols. The test dressing (Alione Hydrocapillary) had better absorption capacity and was more comfortable for the patients than the comparator dressings (Tielle/Tielle Plus) and adhered less to the wound bed. Also, more patients preferred the test dressing to their previous treatment. Although severe leakage and maceration were observed more frequently in the comparator group compared with the test group, this was not statistically significant.<br/><br>
Conclusion: Both treatment protocols were safe and effective in treating highly exuding chronic venous leg ulcers. The test dressing performed as well as or better than the comparator dressings for all study parameters and more patients preferred the test dressing to their previous dressing compared with the comparator dressings.},
  author       = {Norkus, A and Dargis, V and Thomsen, J and Harding, K and Ivins, N and Serra, N and Torres de Castro, O and Galindo, A and Andersen, K and Roeda-Petersen, J and Gottrup, F and Blanco, J and De Mena, M and Hauschild, A and Moll, I and Svensson, Åke and Carter, K},
  issn         = {0969-0700},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {9},
  pages        = {129--432},
  publisher    = {Emap Healthcare Limited},
  series       = {Journal of wound care},
  title        = {Use of a hydrocapillary dressing in the management of highly exuding ulcers; a comparative study},
  volume       = {14},
  year         = {2005},
}