Barachini, Evaluation of surface pH on Venous Leg Ulcers under Allevyn
Dressings, The Royal Society of Medicine Press, London (1997).
The technology is reportedly "highly complimentary" to Smith & Nephew's Allevyn
Life and Secura skin care products.
Smith & Nephew announces the publication of a randomised controlled trial demonstrating that the addition of ALLEVYN
LIFE, Smith & Nephew's leading multi-layer silicone adhesive foam dressing, to a standard care protocol significantly reduces the onset of pressure ulcers by 71% in elderly patients admitted to hospital for hip fracture.
Jorgensen et al 2005, compared the effect of a sustained silver-release foam dressing (Contreet Foam) with a foam dressing (Allevyn
Hydro cellular) without added silver in critically colonized venous leg ulcers with delayed healing.
In this study, test specimens were wound dressings with silver and their counterparts without silver: Aquacel Ag/Aquacel (ConvaTec, Skillma, NJ), Mepilex Ag/Mepilex (Molnlycke Health Care, Goteborg, Sweden), and Allevyn
Ag/Allevyn (Smith & Nephew, Hull, UK).
Smith and Nephew transferred production of its advanced wound management portfolio to the Chinese metropolis from its Largo, Fla., plant four years ago to satisfy increasing global demand for its Allevyn
Adhesive dressings, Cica-Care silicone gel sheet and other wound care products.
An adherent wound dressing (Allevyn
; Smith & Nephew Pty Ltd, Mount Waverley, VIC, Australia) was applied over the wound.
Extend dressing to 1 inch or more beyond the edges and tape.
Sales in Allevyn
and Acticoat, which are used to dress wounds, were up 12 per cent.
, Smith & Nephew Inc., Wound Management Division
His data show, for example, that more than 98% of the stage II pressure ulcers treated with the Smith + Nephew products he prefers (Skin Prep[TM] and Allevyn
Adhesive[TM]) resolve within 8 to 10 days, while 16% of those treated with a hydrocolloid progress to a stage III or IV.
Semipermeable PU films (Tegaderm), semipermeable PU foams (Allevyn
), and bioactive hydrocolloids of semipermeable PU in the form of solid wafers (DouDERM) are PU wound dressings.