Frans Meuleneire

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the capacity of a superabsorbent dressing (DryMax Extra; AbsorbestAB) to manage excessive exudate, thereby protecting peri-wound skin and facilitating wound healing. METHOD Patients with acute and chronic wounds of various aetiology were assessed, and treatment of their wounds with the superabsorbent dressing was evaluated. The(More)
AIM To evaluate how pain, during and in-between dressing changes, is affected by the introduction of Mepilex Border Lite, a wound dressing manufactured by Mölnlycke Health Care using Safetac soft silicone adhesive technology, to the treatment of different types of paediatric wounds/skin injuries. METHODS Wounds/skin injuries that met the criteria for(More)
Films are an extremely versatile dressing type that can be effectively used in the treatment of many superficial wounds, such as skin grafts, surgical wounds and superficial burns; they provide an optimal moist environment to promote healing, act as a barrier to bacteria, and afford protection from urine and faecal contamination. Unfortunately, many film(More)
The aim of this study was to observe both the clinical signs and symptoms of wounds at risk of infection, that is critically colonised (biofilm infected) and antimicrobial-performance of an ionic silver alginate/carboxymethylcellulose (SACMC) dressing, in comparison with a non silver calcium alginate fibre (AF) dressing, on chronic venous leg and pressure(More)
FRANS MEULENEIRE Wound Care Specialist, AZ St Elisabeth, Wound Care and Diabetic Foot Centre, Zottegem, Belgium The Avance Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) system (Mölnlycke Health Care) is easy to use, lightweight, and portable. The system promotes patient mobility and is minimally obtrusive. In this series of case studies, the author looks at the(More)
OBJECTIVE A new surfactant-based biomaterial containing the antimicrobial 1% silver sulfadiazine (SSD) was developed at the University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA) to improve outcomes for nonhealing wounds. This study's objective was to clinically test the wound care outcomes of the new surfactant-based antimicrobial wound dressing (SAWD) in a(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to explore knowledge deficits and underlying processes in information-seeking behavior in patients with leg ulcers. METHOD A qualitative approach based on grounded theory methods with constant comparison was used. Semistructured interviews were held with 15 patients with venous leg ulcers in community care settings and(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the clinical efficacy, tolerance and acceptance of a novel, hydroactive-impregnated dressing (Hydrotul) in the local treatment of acute and chronic wounds. METHOD In a prospective observational study 24 centres in France, Belgium, Germany and Austria recruited 74 patients. At each dressing change the investigators evaluated the(More)