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Acta Vulnologica 2007 December;5(4):161-5

language: Italian

Biocellulose based advanced dressing (Supra-sorb X®/Suprasorb X+ PHMB®) for the treatment of refractary digital ulcers in scleroderma patients

Maino C. 1, Pozzi M. R. 2, Bernabò C. 2, Galbiati M. 2, Allevi E. 2, Motta P. 2, Manzocchi N. 2, Russo P. 2

1 Progetto Aziendale WoundCare Day Hospital UOSReumatologia Azienda Ospedaliera San Gerardo, Monza
2 Day Hospital UOS Reumatologia Dipartimento di Medicina Azienda Ospedaliera SanGerardo, Monza


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Finger-tips scleroderma wounds (digital ulcers) are usually difficul to treat both for the seat of the lesion and for the severe associated pain. We enrolled in an open trial 9 scleroderma patients treated with systemic vasodilators and refractory DU notwithstanding repeated applications of advanced dressings. Suprasorb X® is an advanced dressing basically oriented to fluid balance : after accurate detersion the dressing has been applied 2 times per week, 3-4 weeks, and then once a time in a week, other 3-4 weeks. Pain decreased dramatically in all patients after the first applications and the wounds healed in 7 out of 9 patients while improved significantly in the last two patients who are still in treatment on clinical basis. In this preliminary experience Suprasorb X® was better than any other advanced dressing we used, for the healing of finger-tips wounds in scleroderma patients because of pain control and fluid balance and peri-wound skin control.

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