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TIMMONS, John  and  LEAK, Kathy. PHMB: The role ok KendallTM AMD Antimicrobial Foam Dressing (0.5% PHMB) in the treatment of wounds. Gerokomos [online]. 2010, vol.21, n.1, pp.37-43. ISSN 1134-928X.

The most troublesome part of wound healing according to the care practitioners is the Wound infection. The presence of excess bacteria in the wound can lead to delayed healing that lead to a reduced quality of life for the patient due to increased pain, higher exudates levels and potential malodor. The following patient case report have been collated over the past six months in a specialist wound care clinic in Doncaster and Bassetlaw, UK. These cases illustrate the range of wound types that have been successfully treated with the new KendallTM AMD Antimicrobial Foam dressing (PHMB 0,5%). The conclusion was that KendallTM AMD Foam dressing functions well as an antimicrobial and a modern wound dressing product. This resulted in consistent lowering of the wound bioburden, absorption of exudates and maintenance of an optimal wound healing environment.

Keywords : Infection; PHMB; foam; chronic and acute wounds; antimicrobial.

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