02 Sep Shoham
Shoham Y, et al. Wound ‘dechronification’ with negatively-charged polystyrene microspheres: a double-blind RCT. J Wound Care. 2013 Mar; 22(3):144-55.
47% of patients treated with NCM reached more than 75% coverage with LRG tissue compared with 15% in the control group (OR=5.95; p=0.01).”
In the subpopulation with post-traumatic/surgical wounds, 59% (10/17) of patients treated with NCM reached more than 75% coverage with LRG tissue after 4 weeks vs. 25% (3/12) in the control group (p=0.07).
PATIENTS WITH VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY
The patients with venous insufficiency treated with NCM achieved a 27.3% (p=0.01) reduction in wound size vs. a 10% increase in the control group.
WOUNDS WITH EXPOSED BONES AND TENDONS
57% of patients with EB&T wounds treated with NCM achieved ≥75% granulation tissue after 4 weeks.
None of the control group patients reached this granulation tissue percentage.