Instrumental evaluation of the protective effects of a barrier film on surrounding skin in chronic wounds.


UNLABELLED  Objective. This study investigated the effects of Cavilon® No Sting Barrier Film ([NSBF], 3M Healthcare, St. Paul, Minn) on skin surrounding chronic wounds by means of monitoring transepidermal water loss (TEWL). METHODS Forty patients were examined; 20 patients had pressure ulcers and the other 20 patients had venous leg ulcers. The… (More)