Opsite

OpSite

Wound care A transparent polyurethane membrane that creates a moist wound environment by retaining wound exudate; it is gas and water vapor permeable, but bacteria and water impermeable. See Wound dressing.

Opsite

semipermeable adhesive film dressing (see Table 1); also used to control symptoms of diabetic hyperalgesia and neuropathic pain
Table 1: Types of wound dressings and indications for their use
Dressing TypeFeaturesIndicated Use
Primary Wound-Dressing Films
Semi-permeable adhesive filmNon-absorbent
Non-adherent to wound surface
Gas and water vapour permeable, but impermeable to water
Non-shedding
Transparent, allowing observation of wound
Low exudating wounds
Perforated film, absorbentLow adherence (absorbent pad covered by perforated film)
Low exudating wounds
Low-adherent Wound Contact Layers
Unmedicated viscoseNon-absorbent; non-sheddingNon-adherent primary dressing
Medicated tulleLow-adherent polyethylene glycol or paraffin impregnated tulle incorporating an antiseptic (e.g.: chlorhexidine gluconate; iodine)Topical antisepsis
Semi-permeable hydrogelsHydrophilic polymers in either sheet or amorphous formulations
Highly absorbent
Gas permeable, but impermeable to water
Dressing surface may dry out, and thus requires rehydration with saline
Removal of slough
Rehydration of dry, necrotic tissue to allow its later sharp debridement
Absorption of heavy exudation
Carrier of topical antimicrobials (e.g.: metronidazole)
HydrocolloidsInteractive (form a gel when in contact with wound surface)
Usually formulated with an occlusive, water-repellent backing
Promote an acidic and hypoxic wound environment, and facilitates neoangiogenesis
Not suitable for infected wounds
Maintain a moist, temperature controlled wound environment
AlginatesSeaweed derivatives which form a hydrophilic gel in contact with the wound surface
Require irrigation to remove from wound surface
Absorption of exudation
Moisten with saline before application
Polyurethane foamsSmooth low-adherent wound contact layer backed with hydrophobic foam
Highly gas-permeable
Maintain a moist wound environment and good thermal insulation
Absorption of moderate exudation
Outer layer prevents 'strike through'
Silver agentsSilver ions impregnated into dressing
Antibacterial action
Topical antisepsis, including resistant forms
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Povidone iodine 5% was used to clean surgical site and drape and opsite applied.
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After applying tincture benzoate on skin, catheter was singly looped around fixation point with a strip applied on loop and finally covered by standard Opsite dressing.
Open reduction was performed under general anesthesia; the area was cleaned, and Opsite (sterile transparent drape) was applied after proper draping proximally and distally.
Smith & Nephew, with the Opsite brand, kept its leading position in wound care in Slovenia in 2015, with retail value share of 24%.
Other two studies, OPSITE (Optimal Pacing SITE study) and PAVE (Left Ventricular-Based Cardiac Stimulation Post AV Nodal Ablation Evaluation) were mainly addressed to patients with fast atrial fibrillation refractory to pharmacological treatment.
Tagaderm * Retains water dressing Opsite * Impermeable to bacteria and contamination * Promotes moist wound-healing * Nonabsorbent * Changed every 3 to 7 days * May be used as a secondary dressing over another product Hydrocolloid Stages 1 -4 * Occlusive, $30-220 per waterproof box ie: DuoDerm * Retains moisture Replicare * Impermeable Mepilex Foam * Promotes moist wound-healing * Moderately absorbent * Easy to apply Hydrogels Stages 2-4 * Nonadherent $17 per tube i.
The new products included Algisite Ag in Japan; Opsite Visible Drain dressing and negative pressure wound therapy dressing kits with ports in both Europe and the United States; Allevyn Gentle Border Lite, featuring a silicone gel adhesive that minimizes pain and trauma to a wound upon removal of a bandage; and the No-Sting Skin-Prep Spray, a liquid film-forming dressing that dries in less than 30 seconds and lasts up to four days.
OpSite dressings are inadequate because their pliability makes them difficult to puncture with a myringotomy blade; more force must be applied to perforate an OpSite dressing than is required to incise a tympanic membrane.
The intended purpose of our VAC technique of abdominal closure (adapting an Opsite sandwich) includes:
5) Products used in the treatment of wounds include dressings such as Primapore, Opsite, Tegaderm, Acticoat, Biotane and Granuflex, as well as applications to promote healing such as Meladerm ointment.