Anne Wibaux

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OBJECTIVE This article assesses the use of BeneHold Thin Absorbent Skin Adhesive (TASA) wound dressings in a large UK primary care organisation. These wound dressings are thin (0.12 mm), breathable, transparent, and are able to absorb and retain wound exudate. This non-comparative evaluation was undertaken to explore the clinical advantages this(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the antimicrobial activity of a new, transparent composite film dressing, whose adhesive contains chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG), against the native microflora present on human skin. METHODS CHG-containing adhesive film dressings and non-antimicrobial control film dressings were applied to the skin on the backs of healthy human(More)
Hydrocolloid patches are developed with 10, 20 and 30% (w/w) glycerol as the main active ingredient. By making use of two experimental forearm models, skin efficacy and its dependency on the glycerol concentration applied were compared with a blank reference patch, a commercialized protective patch and a cosmetic barrier cream. Skin hydration and(More)
BACKGROUND Covering insertion sites with chlorhexidine impregnated dressings has been proven to be clinically effective in reducing catheter related blood stream infections (CR-BSI). Two chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG)-impregnated dressings are commercially available, a polyurethane foam disk and a film dressing containing a chlorhexidine(More)
INTRODUCTION Varicella occurring in healthy adults may extend to the lungs. Diagnosing this complication is sometimes difficult because of the discrepancy between imaging and clinical presentation usually reported in this affection. METHOD The authors report the result of a retrospective study on 106 immunocompetent patients including 48 cases of(More)
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