To Conquer or Be Defeated: The Strategy Behind Winning the Wound Infection Battle

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Acute and chronic wound infections differ significantly from immunological, microbiological, and clinical perspectives. Both types of wound infections involve an inflammatory response that prevents healing, but in a chronic wound infection, the main culprit is biofilm, and the host inflammatory phase processes are ineffective against pathogens protected by biofilm. Responsible for at least 78 % of microbial health care infections, biofilm is difficult to remove by physical or antimicrobial strategies. Additionally, antibiotic concentrations adequate to achieve antimicrobial efficacy against biofilm bacteria may risk toxicity to the host.

This white paper, sponsored by Convatec, the maker of AQUACEL® Ag Advantage, discusses infection treatment challenges in patients with hard-to-heal wounds and illustrates the effectiveness of AQUACEL® Ag Advantage within the Wound Hygiene protocol. This guide also provides an overview of antimicrobial resistance and its role in the stalled healing of chronic wounds.

Wound care professionals will be interested in the discussions in this white paper on the use of AQUACEL® Ag Advantage and the Wound Hygiene protocol in the treatment of hard-to-heal wounds.

This white paper discusses the following topics:

How to assess and treat acute and chronic wounds
Treatment challenges in patients with chronic wounds
Identification and treatment of biofilm
The Wound Hygiene protocol for chronic and hard-to-heal wounds
Composition of MORE THAN SILVER™ technology in AQUACEL® Ag Advantage
The effectiveness of AQUACEL® Ag Advantage in the Wound Hygiene protocol

Sponsored by Convatec

Acute and chronic wound infections differ significantly from immunological, microbiological, and clinical perspectives. Both types of wound infections involve an inflammatory response that prevents healing, but in a chronic wound infection, the main culprit is biofilm, and the host inflammatory phase processes are ineffective against pathogens protected by biofilm. Responsible for at least 78 % of microbial health care infections, biofilm is difficult to remove by physical or antimicrobial strategies. Additionally, antibiotic concentrations adequate to achieve antimicrobial efficacy against biofilm bacteria may risk toxicity to the host.

This white paper, sponsored by Convatec, the maker of AQUACEL® Ag Advantage, discusses infection treatment challenges in patients with hard-to-heal wounds and illustrates the effectiveness of AQUACEL® Ag Advantage within the Wound Hygiene protocol. This guide also provides an overview of antimicrobial resistance and its role in the stalled healing of chronic wounds.

Wound care professionals will be interested in the discussions in this white paper on the use of AQUACEL® Ag Advantage and the Wound Hygiene protocol in the treatment of hard-to-heal wounds.

This white paper discusses the following topics:

How to assess and treat acute and chronic wounds
Treatment challenges in patients with chronic wounds
Identification and treatment of biofilm
The Wound Hygiene protocol for chronic and hard-to-heal wounds
Composition of MORE THAN SILVER™ technology in AQUACEL® Ag Advantage
The effectiveness of AQUACEL® Ag Advantage in the Wound Hygiene protocol

Sponsored by Convatec

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