Rebalancing wound healing

Posted on November 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Promogran ­ a new form of wound treatment ­ is described as a protease-modulating matrix of freeze-dried collagen and oxidised regenerated cellulose. In combination, these compounds are said to actively bind and inactivate excess harmful proteases that degrade the endogenous growth factors in a wound and impede healing. The growth factors are also said to be bound and protected, being released active back into the wound as Promogran is absorbed, allowing healing to progress naturally. In a 12-week clinical trial of 276 patients with chronic ulcers, Promogran relatively improved complete wound healing by 39% in patients with ulcers of less than 6 months duration. Early granulation of the wound bed with marked re-epithelialisation, leading to complete healing has been observed in Promogran-treated patients. Promogran comes in two sizes, 28cm2 (ELZ001) and 123cm2 (ELZ002) in boxes of 10 and is available from central NHS supplies, price per piece £4.75 and £14.24 respectively. Contact Johnson & Johnson: 01344

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