Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Importance of Hydrofiber dressing containing ionic silver
Importance of Hydrofiber dressing containing ionic silver
20
Apr '10
ConvaTec, a world-leading developer and marketer of innovative medical technologies for community and hospital care, announced new in vitro study results in which a Hydrofiber dressing containing ionic silver was observed to conform more closely to a porcine tissue surface in a shallow wound model than did certain silver-containing foam dressings following hydration. In the in vitro study the Hydrofiber dressing containing ionic silver killed more bacteria (Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus) beneath the dressing than any of the tested silver-containing foam dressings. In addition, the Hydrofiber dressing containing ionic silver was observed to not allow the spread of bacteria beyond the edge of the simulated wound. These data were presented at the 23rd Annual Symposium on Advanced Wound Care and Wound Healing Society (SAWC/WHS) in Orlando, Florida.

Chronic wounds are often made up of many types of bacteria from external sources such as the surrounding skin, gut and mouth. A wound that will not heal is an excellent environment for bacteria to colonize. Colonizing bacteria can often lead to difficult-to-treat infections. It is important that a wound dressing conforms well to the wound's unique topography to ensure that an antimicrobial agent comes into the most contact with the threatening bacteria.

In the in vitro study, models were utilized that enabled both visualization of the conformability of silver-containing dressings with a simulated wound tissue and measurement of the antimicrobial activity of the dressings in a simulated shallow wound microbial model. The percentage of growth for each bacterium was measured for Hydrofiber dressing containing ionic silver and three silver-containing foam dressings (Foam A-C). Mean results of three replicated tests, measured by growth beneath the dressing, were as follows: the Hydrofiber dressing containing ionic silver had 0.4% growth when inoculated with S. sureus and 9.0% with P. aeruginosa; Foam A had 25.7% growth when inoculated with S. aureus and 100% with P. aeruginosa; Foam B had 16.7% growth when inoculated with S. aureus and 97.8% with P. aeruginosa; and Foam C had 24.6% growth when inoculated with S. aureus and 95.8% wit P. aeruginosa.

ConvaTec Inc


Must ReadView All

Indian govt approves special package for leather, footwear

Textiles | On 16th Dec 2017

Indian govt approves special package for leather, footwear

The Union Cabinet chaired by PM Narendra Modi has approved a special...

EU parliament resolution calls for Cambodia sanctions

Apparel/Garments | On 16th Dec 2017

EU parliament resolution calls for Cambodia sanctions

Following the ongoing crackdown in Cambodia on the opposition and...

Affordable prices to be hit if US pulls out of NAFTA: NRF

Apparel/Garments | On 16th Dec 2017

Affordable prices to be hit if US pulls out of NAFTA: NRF

US retailers’ ability to offer consumers quality products at...

Interviews View All

Mukesh Agarwal & Rajesh Agarwal
Madhuram Fincap Pvt Ltd

Increasing prices and lack of demand main issues facing industry

Deepak Jain
Baggout

We are using Facebook and Instagram to promote ourselves

Varinder Singh Jawanda
Trendy Bharat

Sizing and fitting issues are inherent problems for companies expanding...

Ravindra Jain, Ashish Baid

Oswal Prints Private Limited has been manufacturing and exporting ethnic...

Suresh P Bagrecha

Komal Texfab, founded in 1981, is into manufacturing of knitted fabrics,...

Hardik Sanghvi

Idealin Fogging Systems has been engaged in designing and manufacturing...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints of...

Anisha Chaudhari
Threads & Shirts

Threads &amp; Shirts is a freshly-tailored concept providing men/women a...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

December 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
68.1%
No
13.8%
Skip
18.1%

Total Votes: 94

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
62.8%
No
29.8%
Skip
7.4%

Total Votes: 94

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.2%
No
9.6%
Skip
3.2%

Total Votes: 94

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
81.9%
No
8.5%
Skip
9.6%

Total Votes: 94


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search