Collagen matrix wound dressings and the treatment of DFUs

Cutting, Keith, Haycocks, S and Chadwick, P (2014) Collagen matrix wound dressings and the treatment of DFUs. Journal of Wound Care, 22 (7). pp. 369-370. ISSN 0969-0700

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Objective: To obtain clinical evidence on the use of a collagen wound dressing in patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFus).   Method: A convenience sample of patients managed in the podiatry outpatient clinic over an 8-month period were included in the evaluation, if their DFus were not progressing. All participants received traditional adjunctive wound care as part of their treatment. Wound surface-area measurements and imaging of patients was carried out on a regular basis to allow the tracking of wound healing. Results: Six patients, with seven wounds were included in this study. There was an overall decrease in wound surface area over time. Three patients showed a relatively swift reduction in wound area, while one patient showed a slight increase in wound area. The percentage decrease in wound area levelled out quite quickly in three patients, with a mean wound duration of 14 months compared with 7.3 months in the remaining four wounds. one patient died of an unrelated cause. Conclusion: This case series evaluation provides a snapshot of experience at one clinical centre and the treatment of DFus, and suggests that an active biological collagen dressing may support progression to healing by modulating the wound environment. l declaration of interest: S. Haycocks and P. Chadwick received supplies of ProHeal from MedSkin Solutions Dr Suwelack for use on patients in this evaluation. K.F. Cutting is a consultant to MedSkin Solutions Dr Suwelack and received a honorarium for his participation. MedSkin Solutions Dr Suwelack did not have any editorial control over the production of this manuscript.

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