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Official Journal of the Italian Association for Cutaneous Ulcers
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index
Online ISSN 1827-1774
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
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.