Hydrofiber Dressing and Wound Repair: Review of the Literature and New Patents

Author(s): Antonio G. Richetta , Carmen Cantisani , Vincent W. Li , Carlo Mattozzi , Luca Melis , Federico De Gado , Simona Giancristoforo , Emidio Silvestri , Stefano Calvieri .

Journal Name: Recent Patents on Inflammation & Allergy Drug Discovery

Volume 5 , Issue 2 , 2011

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Abstract:

Effective management of wound healing is a considerable challenge for clinicians. Patients underlying condition, accurate assessment of the wound and exudate, as well as selection of an appropriate dressing is all important factors for success. A variety of dressings are available to the clinician for the management of exudates. Hydrofiber dressings are a relatively new concept, and can be very cost effective because they can be worn for several days at a time. This report will review clinical evidences on the use of Hydrofiber dressing for the management of epithelial lesions, deal with current knowledge on the mechanism of action of this compound towards the epithelial wound healing process, immunological aspects and will also discuss relevant patents.

Keywords: Epithelial wound-healing, hydrofiber, inflammation, recalcitrant wounds, chronic wounds, decubitus ulcers, war wounds, plastic surgery, dermatology, biofilms

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VOLUME: 5
ISSUE: 2
Year: 2011
Page: [150 - 154]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/187221311795399264
Price: $58

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