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1. Foam dressings for treating pressure ulcers. (PubMed)

Foam dressings for treating pressure ulcers. Pressure ulcers, also known as pressure injuries and bed sores, are localised areas of injury to the skin or underlying tissues, or both. Dressings made from a variety of materials, including foam, are used to treat pressure ulcers. An evidence-based overview of dressings for pressure ulcers is needed to enable informed decision-making on dressing use. This review is part of a suite of Cochrane Reviews investigating the use of dressings (...) in the treatment of pressure ulcers. Each review will focus on a particular dressing type.To assess the clinical and cost effectiveness of foam wound dressings for healing pressure ulcers in people with an existing pressure ulcer in any care setting.In February 2017 we searched: the Cochrane Wounds Specialised Register; the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL); Ovid MEDLINE (including In-Process & Other Non-Indexed Citations); Ovid Embase; EBSCO CINAHL Plus and the NHS Economic Evaluation

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2017 Cochrane

2. Polyurethane Foam Dressings for the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines

Polyurethane Foam Dressings for the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines Absorbable Delivery Products for Treatment of Patients with Periprosthetic Infections: Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness | CADTH.ca Find the information you need Absorbable Delivery Products for Treatment of Patients with Periprosthetic Infections: Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness Absorbable Delivery Products for Treatment of Patients with Periprosthetic Infections: Clinical and Cost

2017 Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health - Rapid Review

3. Polyurethane Foam Dressings for the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines

Polyurethane Foam Dressings for the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines Polyurethane Foam Dressings for the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines | CADTH.ca Find the information you need Polyurethane Foam Dressings for the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines Polyurethane Foam Dressings for the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines (...) Published on: April 3, 2017 Project Number: RC0866-000 Product Line: Research Type: Devices and Systems Report Type: Summary with Critical Appraisal Result type: Report Question What is the clinical effectiveness of polyurethane foam dressings for the prevention of pressure ulcers? What is the cost-effectiveness of polyurethane foam dressings for the prevention of pressure ulcers? What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of polyurethane foam dressings for the prevention of pressure

2017 Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health - Rapid Review

4. Comparison of the efficacy and safety of povidone-iodine foam dressing (Betafoam), hydrocellular foam dressing (Allevyn), and petrolatum gauze for split-thickness skin graft donor site dressing. (PubMed)

Comparison of the efficacy and safety of povidone-iodine foam dressing (Betafoam), hydrocellular foam dressing (Allevyn), and petrolatum gauze for split-thickness skin graft donor site dressing. We evaluated the efficacy and safety of a povidone-iodine (PVP-I) foam dressing (Betafoam) for donor site dressing versus a hydrocellular foam dressing (Allevyn) and petrolatum gauze. This prospective Phase 4 study was conducted between March 2016 and April 2017 at eight sites in Korea. A total of 106 (...) consenting patients (aged ≥ 19 years, scheduled for split-thickness skin graft) were randomised 1:1:1 to PVP-I foam, hydrocellular, or petrolatum gauze dressings for up to 28 days after donor site collection. We assessed time to complete epithelialisation, proportion with complete epithelialisation at Day 14, and wound infection. Epithelialisation time was the shortest with PVP-I foam dressing (12.74 ± 3.51 days) versus hydrocellular foam dressing (16.61 ± 4.45 days; P = 0.0003) and petrolatum gauze

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2018 International wound journal

5. Foam dressings for treating pressure injuries in patients of any age in any care setting: An abridged Cochrane systematic review

Foam dressings for treating pressure injuries in patients of any age in any care setting: An abridged Cochrane systematic review Pressure injuries are localised areas of injury to the skin and/or underlying tissues.To assess foam dressings compared to other dressings in healing pressure injuries.Systematic review and meta-analysis DATA SOURCES: The review team searched: the Cochrane Wounds Specialised Register; the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials; Ovid MEDLINE; Ovid Embase; EBSCO (...) CINAHL Plus and the NHS Economic Evaluation Database. Authors also searched clinical trials registries and scanned reference lists for reviews, meta-analyses and health technology reports. No restrictions were applied to language, publication date or study setting.Published or unpublished randomised controlled trials and cluster- randomised controlled trials that examined the clinical or cost effectiveness of foam dressings for healing pressure injuries.Patients of any age with a pressure injury

2018 EvidenceUpdates

6. A systematic review of foam dressings for partial thickness burns. (PubMed)

A systematic review of foam dressings for partial thickness burns. Partial thickness burns are the most common form of thermal burns. Traditionally, dressing for these burns is simple gauze with silver sulfadiazine (SSD) changed on a daily basis. Foam dressings have been proposed to offer the advantage of requiring less frequent dressing change and better absorption of exudates.To compare the impact of silver-containing foam dressing to traditional SSD with gauze dressing on wound healing (...) of partial thickness burns.We performed a systematic literature search using PubMed, EMBASE, CINAHL, Web of Science, Cochrane Library database and Google Scholar for trials comparing traditional SSD dressings to that of silver-containing foam dressing on wound healing in partial thickness burns <25% of the body surface area. We excluded studies that enrolled burns involving head, face, and genitals; burns older than or equal to 36 h, non-thermal burns, and immunocompromised patients. Quality of trials

2019 American Journal of Emergency Medicine

7. Foam dressings for venous leg ulcers. (PubMed)

Foam dressings for venous leg ulcers. Venous leg ulcers are a common and recurring type of chronic or complex wound that are associated with considerable cost to patients and to healthcare providers. Primary wound contact dressings are usually applied beneath compression devices with the aim of aiding healing. Foam dressings are used frequently, and a variety of foam products is available on the market. The evidence base to guide dressing choice, however, is sparse. To determine the effects (...) of foam dressings on the healing of venous leg ulcers.In October 2012 we searched The Cochrane Wounds Group Specialised Register; the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (The Cochrane Library); the Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE) (The Cochrane Library); the Economic Evaluation Database (The Cochrane Library); Ovid MEDLINE; Ovid MEDLINE (In-Process & Other Non-Indexed Citations); Ovid EMBASE; EBSCO CINAHL. There were no restrictions based on language or date

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2013 Cochrane

8. Comparison of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy and Silver-Coated Foam Dressings in Open Wound Treatment in Dogs: A Prospective Controlled Clinical Trial. (PubMed)

Comparison of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy and Silver-Coated Foam Dressings in Open Wound Treatment in Dogs: A Prospective Controlled Clinical Trial.  To evaluate negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) for treatment of complicated wounds in dogs. Prospective randomized clinical study MATERIALS AND METHODS:  Dogs (n = 26) undergoing open-wound treatment were randomly assigned to one of two groups: Group A (n = 13) NPWT; Group B (n = 13) silver-coated foam dressing. Pairs of patients were (...) matched based on wound conformation, localization, and underlying cause and compared in terms of duration of previous treatment, development of wound size (wound planimetry), time to closure, bacterial bio-burden and complications. Wound dressing changes were performed every 3 days during the first 9 days of therapy for both groups. Statistical analysis was performed. Pre-treatment signalment and bacterial status were comparable between groups. Total time to closure was significantly (p = 0.018

2018 Veterinary and comparative orthopaedics and traumatology : V.C.O.T

9. A randomised controlled trial of the clinical effectiveness of multi-layer silicone foam dressings for the prevention of pressure injuries in high-risk aged care residents: The Border III Trial. (PubMed)

A randomised controlled trial of the clinical effectiveness of multi-layer silicone foam dressings for the prevention of pressure injuries in high-risk aged care residents: The Border III Trial. Pressure injuries are prevalent in highly dependent aged care residents. This study investigated the clinical effectiveness of the application of the Mepilex Border Sacrum and Mepilex Heel dressings to prevent the development of facility-acquired pressure injuries. A total of 288 recently admitted (...) residents were enrolled from 40 Australian nursing homes into a randomised controlled trial. Residents randomised to standard care (n = 150) received pressure injury prevention as recommended by international guidelines. Residents randomised to the intervention (n = 138) received standard pressure injury prevention care and had dressings applied to their sacrum and heels. Participants were comparable on demographic and physiological parameters. More residents in the control group developed pressure

2018 International wound journal

10. Effectiveness of using a new polyurethane foam multi-layer dressing in the sacral area to prevent the onset of pressure ulcer in the elderly with hip fractures: A pragmatic randomised controlled trial. (PubMed)

Effectiveness of using a new polyurethane foam multi-layer dressing in the sacral area to prevent the onset of pressure ulcer in the elderly with hip fractures: A pragmatic randomised controlled trial. Hip fractures in the elderly are a serious problem for the health service due to the high rate of complications. One of these complications is pressure ulcers that, according to the literature, occur in 8.8% to 55% of patients and mainly arise in the sacral area. The present randomised controlled (...) trial tests whether applying a new innovative multi-layer polyurethane foam dressing (ALLEVYN LIFE™), reduces the onset of pressure ulcers in the sacral area. From March to December 2016, 359 fragility hip fracture patients were randomly divided into 2 groups: 182 in the control group and 177 in the experimental group. Pressure ulcers occurred overall in 36 patients (10%): 8 patients (4.5%) in the experimental group compared to 28 (15.4%) in the control group: P = 0.001, relative risk 0.29 (95% CI

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2018 International wound journal

11. Impact of non-adherent Ibuprofen foam dressing in the lives of patients with venous ulcers. (PubMed)

Impact of non-adherent Ibuprofen foam dressing in the lives of patients with venous ulcers. to evaluate pain in patients with lower limb venous ulcer who used non-adherent Ibuprofen foam dressing (IFD).we conducted a prospective study of patients with lower limb venous ulcers treated from April 2013 to August 2014. We used the Numerical Scale and McGill Pain Questionnaire, performing the assessments at the moment of inclusion of the patient in the study and every eight days thereafter, totaling (...) , affective, evaluative and miscellaneous descriptors at the beginning of data collection; after the second assessment, there was slight improvement among the patients in the SG. After the third consultation, they no longer reported the mentioned descriptors. CG patients displayed all the sensations of these descriptors until the fifth visit.non-adherent Ibuprofen foam dressing is effective in reducing the pain of patients with venous ulcers.

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2018 Revista do Colegio Brasileiro de Cirurgioes

12. The influence of human acute wound fluid on the antibacterial efficacy of different antiseptic polyurethane foam dressings: an in-vitro analysis. (PubMed)

The influence of human acute wound fluid on the antibacterial efficacy of different antiseptic polyurethane foam dressings: an in-vitro analysis. Treating infected acute and/or chronic wounds still represents a major challenge in medical care. Various interactions of antiseptic dressings with wound environments regarding antimicrobial efficacy remain unclear. Therefore, this work aimed to investigate the influence of human acute wound fluid (AWF) on the antimicrobial performance of different (...) antiseptic foam dressings in vitro against typical bacterial wound pathogens. Eight antiseptic polyurethane foam dressings containing either a silver formulation or a polyhexamethylene-biguanide (PHMB) were assessed regarding their antimicrobial potency against Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa using a modified time-kill assay based on ISO EN 20743. The antiseptic efficacy was evaluated standardly as well as under the influence of human AWF after 2, 4, 6, and 24 hours

2018 Wound Repair and Regeneration

13. Treatment of partial thickness hand burn injuries in children with combination of silver foam dressing and zinc-hyaluronic gel: Case reports. (PubMed)

Treatment of partial thickness hand burn injuries in children with combination of silver foam dressing and zinc-hyaluronic gel: Case reports. Burns is a common type of traumatic injury in childhood. Nowadays, several wound dressings are available to treat the second-degree hand burns conservatively.At the authors' institute, 37 children were treated conservatively with a special dressing at first intervention containing Aquacel Ag foam and Zn-hyaluronic gel to determine their effectiveness (...) on partial thickness hand burns.The dressing was checked on the second day, and removed on the sixth or seventh day (unless it had spontaneously separated).None of the 37 children treated with this dressing were diagnosed with wound infection. The authors observed the epithelialization of the burned areas on the 6-7th day after primary conservative treatment. The dressing efficiently promotes epithelialization in all cases. Further advantage of Zn-hyaluronic gel is to enhance cell regeneration

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2018 Medicine

14. Clinical Study to Compare 3 Multi-Layered Foam Dressings for the Management of Chronic Wounds

Clinical Study to Compare 3 Multi-Layered Foam Dressings for the Management of Chronic Wounds Clinical Study to Compare 3 Multi-Layered Foam Dressings for the Management of Chronic Wounds - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov Hide glossary Glossary Study record managers: refer to the if submitting registration or results information. Search for terms x × Study Record Detail Saved Studies Save this study Warning You have reached the maximum number of saved studies (100). Please remove one (...) or more studies before adding more. Clinical Study to Compare 3 Multi-Layered Foam Dressings for the Management of Chronic Wounds The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our for details. ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03662997 Recruitment Status : Not yet

2018 Clinical Trials

15. Silicone Adhesive Multilayer Foam Dressings to Prevent Pressure Ulcer

Silicone Adhesive Multilayer Foam Dressings to Prevent Pressure Ulcer Silicone Adhesive Multilayer Foam Dressings to Prevent Pressure Ulcer - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov Hide glossary Glossary Study record managers: refer to the if submitting registration or results information. Search for terms x × Study Record Detail Saved Studies Save this study Warning You have reached the maximum number of saved studies (100). Please remove one or more studies before adding more. Silicone Adhesive (...) Multilayer Foam Dressings to Prevent Pressure Ulcer The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our for details. ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03442777 Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting First Posted : February 22, 2018 Last Update Posted : January 16, 2019 Sponsor: Belgium Health Care Knowledge Centre Information provided by (Responsible

2018 Clinical Trials

16. Methods used in the study, Evaluation of a polyurethane foam dressing impregnated with 3% povidone-iodine (Betafoam) in a rat wound model, led to unreliable results (PubMed)

Methods used in the study, Evaluation of a polyurethane foam dressing impregnated with 3% povidone-iodine (Betafoam) in a rat wound model, led to unreliable results 30310806 2018 11 14 2288-6575 95 4 2018 Oct Annals of surgical treatment and research Ann Surg Treat Res Methods used in the study, Evaluation of a polyurethane foam dressing impregnated with 3% povidone-iodine (Betafoam) in a rat wound model , led to unreliable results. 230-232 10.4174/astr.2018.95.4.230 Benskin Linda Ll LL https (...) ://orcid.org/0000-0002-6096-3971 Independent Researcher for Rural Areas of Tropical Developing Countries and Clinical Research & Education Liaison, and Charity Liaison, Ferris Mfg. Corp., Fort Worth, TX, USA. eng Journal Article Comment 2018 09 28 Korea (South) Ann Surg Treat Res 101622895 2288-6575 Ann Surg Treat Res. 2018 Jan;94(1):1-7 29333419 CONFLICTS OF INTEREST: Dr. Benskin discovered PolyMem dressings while working for 5 years in a remote clinic in northern Ghana, West Africa. As a result of her

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2018 Annals of surgical treatment and research

17. Comparing the efficacies of alginate, foam, hydrocolloid, hydrofiber, and hydrogel dressings in the management of diabetic foot ulcers and venous leg ulcers: a systematic review and meta-analysis examining how to dress for success. (PubMed)

Comparing the efficacies of alginate, foam, hydrocolloid, hydrofiber, and hydrogel dressings in the management of diabetic foot ulcers and venous leg ulcers: a systematic review and meta-analysis examining how to dress for success. Diabetic foot ulcers and venous leg ulcers are chronic wounds frequently encountered by dermatologists. Choosing appropriate wound dressings can effectively promote wound healing and potentially reduce morbidity and financial burden experienced by patients (...) . The objective of our systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate wound healing efficacies of synthetic active dressings in diabetic foot ulcer and venous leg ulcer management. For data collection, PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, CINAHL, and clinicaltrials.gov online databases were searched from database inception to 10 May 2015. Fixed and random effects modeling were used to calculate pooled risk ratios for complete ulcer healing from pairwise dressing comparisons. The results of our review showed

2016 Dermatology Online Journal

18. Randomized, noninferiority study between video versus hand ultrasound with wet foam dressing materials to simulate B-lines in lung ultrasound: A CONSORT-compliant article. (PubMed)

Randomized, noninferiority study between video versus hand ultrasound with wet foam dressing materials to simulate B-lines in lung ultrasound: A CONSORT-compliant article. This study evaluated the efficacy of a teaching method using simulated B-lines of hand ultrasound with a wet foam dressing material.This prospective, randomized, noninferiority study was conducted on emergency medical technician students without any relevant training in ultrasound. Following a lecture including simulated (SG (...) parameters fell within the noninferiority margin of 2 points (10%).Simulated B-lines of hand ultrasound with a wet foam dressing material were not inferior to real B-lines. They were effective for teaching and simulations.The study was registered with the Clinical Trial Registry of Korea: https://cris.nih.go.kr/cris/index.jsp (KCT0002144).

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2017 Medicine

19. Evaluation of a polyurethane foam dressing impregnated with 3% povidone-iodine (Betafoam) in a rat wound model (PubMed)

Evaluation of a polyurethane foam dressing impregnated with 3% povidone-iodine (Betafoam) in a rat wound model The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of Betafoam in terms of wound healing and safety.Fifty-four male adult Sprague-Dawley rats (weight, 200-250 g) were used in the study. Full-thickness skin defects were created on the back of each rats. The rats were assigned to 6 groups according to the type of wound dressing used (n = 9 for each group): Betafoam, Allevyn-Ag (...) , Mepilex-Ag, Medifoam silver, Polymem-Ag, and gauze. The wound size, histological findings, and amount of DNA on the changed dressings for each group were analyzed and compared.All groups showed an effective decrease in wound size. However, the differences between Betafoam and the other dressings were statistically significant on day 14 (P < 0.05). The number of newly generated blood vessels in the Betafoam group was significantly higher than in the gauze, Allevyn-Ag, and Medifoam silver groups (P

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2017 Annals of surgical treatment and research

20. The Role of Antimicrobial Foam Dressing in Prevention of Cesarean Section Wound Complications

The Role of Antimicrobial Foam Dressing in Prevention of Cesarean Section Wound Complications The Role of Antimicrobial Foam Dressing in Prevention of Cesarean Section Wound Complications - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov Hide glossary Glossary Study record managers: refer to the if submitting registration or results information. Search for terms x × Study Record Detail Saved Studies Save this study Warning You have reached the maximum number of saved studies (100). Please remove one (...) or more studies before adding more. The Role of Antimicrobial Foam Dressing in Prevention of Cesarean Section Wound Complications The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our for details. ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03136159 Recruitment Status : Recruiting

2017 Clinical Trials

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