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ABSTRACT: This paper describes the mechanism and physiological relevance of a new kind of oxygenating wound care technology, designed to deliver 'oxygen balance'. It provides a continuous, controlled delivery of dissolved oxygen over an appropriate time scale, at the same time as providing all the required basics of wound care. Even though it is initially perceived as a simple dressing, it is an advanced, active biochemical process contained in a dressing structure, using the enzyme glucose oxidase to capture and transport oxygen from the atmosphere. With this technology, it is proposed that oxygen balance can be defined by relating the levels of achievable oxygenation to the cellular and biochemical activities required to bring about optimal wound healing.
International Wound Journal 10/2007; 4 Suppl 3:18-24. · 1.60 Impact Factor