Publications (2)2.14 Total impact

  • N.V. Vaingankar · P Sylaidis · V Eagling · C King · F Elender ·
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    ABSTRACT: This is a comparative study of a hydrocellular foam (Allevyn, Smith and Nephew) and a calcium alginate (Kaltostat, ConvaTec) in dressing split-thickness skin-graft donor sites. The dressing materials were used in equal halves of each donor site in 20 patients undergoing skin-graft harvest. The donor sites dressed with Allevyn showed a tendency to earlier healing, but this was not confirmed statistically. However, Allevyn was found to be more comfortable than Kaltostat and this difference was statistically significant. Due to its increased patient comfort, cheaper cost and comparable time to healing with Kaltostat, the authors recommend the use of Allevyn as a dressing for split-thickness skin-graft donor sites.
    Journal of Wound Care 08/2001; 10(7):289-91. DOI:10.12968/jowc.2001.10.7.26347 · 1.07 Impact Factor
  • P Sylaidis · J Clibbon · V Eagling · C King ·
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    ABSTRACT: This study compared the speed of dry removal of perforated adhesive tape from skin with some of the more commonly used solvents, namely acetone, arachis (peanut) oil, paraffin oil and saline. Twenty healthy volunteers had each of the solvents used on separate adhesive tapes applied circumferentially to their arms. Time to removal was recorded and analysed using the non-parametric sign test. The findings indicate that removing the tape dry was faster than using solvents, with the exception of acetone. Additionally, the researchers had difficulty cleaning the skin following the removal of tape when solvents were used. The solvents tended to cause some disintegration of the tape adhesive, which remained attached to the volunteers' skin and was difficult to remove. The researchers' preference is for dry removal of perforated adhesive tapes.
    Journal of Wound Care 08/2001; 10(7):273-5. DOI:10.12968/jowc.2001.10.7.26094 · 1.07 Impact Factor