A new methodology for evaluating the damage to the skin barrier caused by repeated application and removal of adhesive dressings.

BACKGROUND Chronic wounds require frequent dressing changes. Adhesive dressings used for this indication can be damaging to the stratum corneum, particularly in the elderly where the skin tends to be thinner. Understanding the level of damage caused by dressing removal can aid dressing selection. METHODS This study used a novel methodology that applied a… (More)