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Exploring the Role of Polyurethane and Polyvinyl Alcohol Foams in Wound Care

Sambasivam, M., White, Richard and Cutting, K.F. (2016) Exploring the Role of Polyurethane and Polyvinyl Alcohol Foams in Wound Care. In: Wound Healing Biomaterials: Functional Biomaterials. Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomaterials, 2 (115). Woodhead Publishing (Elsevier), Duxford, pp. 251-260. ISBN Print: 9781782424567 Online: 9780081006061

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Foam dressings have been very popular for more than 30 years. Clinicians have found them especially useful for managing exuding wounds and as interface dressings for negative pressure wound therapy. There is a broad range of dressing forms available that are adaptable for difficult areas and for differing applications. The focus of this chapter is on the chemistry, properties, and clinical indications and contraindications of the most commonly used polyurethane and polyvinyl alcohol foams.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: moist wound healing, polyurethane foam, polyvinyl alcohol foam
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
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Depositing User: Richard White
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2019 13:18
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:32

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