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Br J Nurs. 2003 Mar;12(6 Suppl):S14-8.

Palliative wound management: the use of a glycerine hydrogel.

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North Manchester Site of the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.


This article describes the use of a topical glycerine hydrogel and the role it can play in the management of malignant fungating wounds. The value of the product is reviewed in two case studies. The authors accept that no significant statistical evidence can be offered from the case studies, but highlight the benefit of the product to the patients' quality of life.

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