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Wound moisture tracking in the presence of antibacterial honey and during topical negative pressure therapy

Connolly, Patricia (2013) Wound moisture tracking in the presence of antibacterial honey and during topical negative pressure therapy. International Review of the Armed Forces Medical Services, 86 (4). pp. 25-29.

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Abstract

Unnecessary dressing changes during military operations in the hospital or at home compromise healing and may increase the risk of local infection. In this article, we describe a medical device that allows the control of moisture in the wound without having to change the dressing. We describe the results of two clinical studies. In the first, the moisture level of the injury is monitored during treatment with compression, with the application of medical honey ( Medihoney ™ Antibacterial Medical Honey ™ , Comvita ) , practiced in hospitals in Glasgow (NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde ) and Jeddah (King Abdullazziz University Hospital). The first results of a second study involve monitoring of moisture levels of injury during a negative pressure therapy ( NPWT ) . The purpose of these studies is to determine whether you get a good level of moisture in the dressings for wound healing, and to evaluate the adequacy of monitoring the moisture level in the dressing using a disposable sensor CE marked as a medical device.