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J Wound Care. 1998 Feb;7(2):65-8.

A comparison of two amorphous hydrogels in the debridement of pressure sores.

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  • 1Wound Healing Research Unit, University of Wales College of Medicine, Heath Park, Cardiff, UK.


This study compared the efficacy of two hydrogel dressings in the debridement of necrotic pressure sores. This randomised, controlled, assessor-blind, clinical trial involved 50 patients whose wounds were assessed weekly using computerised wound analysis for four weeks or until debrided. Debridement was identified when there was 80% red granulation tissue present and no sign of necrosis. There were no statistically significant differences in comfort, wound odour, surrounding skin condition or time to debridement between the two groups.

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