AQUACEL® Ag dressing for diabetic foot ulcers

 

 

AQUACEL® Ag dressing does more than just provide antimicrobial activity.

*Artist's interpretation

AQUACEL ® Ag Dressing is indicated for moderate to highly exuding wounds which are infected or at risk of infection.

Because it is the only antimicrobial dressing that incorporates Hydrofiber® Technology, it:

  • Releases ionic silver in a controlleda manner as wound exudate is absorbed into the dressing1,2
  • May help protect periwound skin by helping reduce the risk of macerationb,3,4
  • May help minimise cross-infection during dressing removalb,5
  • Is soft and conformable6
  • Supports wound healing by providing a moist wound healing environment7
  • AQUACEL ® Ag Dressing provides rapid and sustained antimicrobial activity in vitro1,2,8
  • As demonstrated in in vitro testing, AQUACEL ® Ag Dressing provides sustained antimicrobial activity for up to 7 days.2

SCHEMATIC ILLUSTRATION OF SEQUESTRATION OF BACTERIA BY HYDROFIBER® TECHNOLOGY

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*Artist's interpretation


CLINICAL STUDY RESULTS

Jude, et al. 2007

In a randomised trial of 134 patients, treated with a protocol of care including AQUACEL ® Ag Dressing or calcium alginate dressing for the management of nonischemic diabetic foot ulcers:8

  • The decrease in ulcer depth, in the AQUACEL ® Ag Dressing group was twice that of the calcium alginate group (P=0.042)
  • The mean time to healing was 53 days for the AQUACEL® Ag Dressing group and 58 days for the calcium alginate dressing group (P=0.340)
  • 87.7% of patients diabetic foot ulcer managed with AQUACEL ® Ag Dressing were healed or improved compared with 70.8% of patients managed with calcium alginate dressings (P=0.058)

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