[Local treatment of chronic skin wounds in a Swiss out-patient wound centre 2010]

Baumgartner, Marc; Tanner, Daniel; Hunziker, Thomas (2011). [Local treatment of chronic skin wounds in a Swiss out-patient wound centre 2010]. Therapeutische Umschau, 68(3), pp. 153-8. Bern: Huber 10.1024/0040-5930/a000143

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In Switzerland around 30,000 patients suffer from chronic skin wounds. Appropriate topical wound care along with treatment of the causes of the wounds enables to heal a lot of these patients and to avoid secondary disease such as infections. Thereby, the final goal of wound care is stable reepithelisation. Based on experience with chronic leg ulcers mainly in our out-patient wound centre, we give a survey of the wound dressings we actually use and discuss their wound-phase adapted application. Furthermore, we address the two tissue engineering products reimbursed in Switzerland, Apligraf and EpiDex, as well as the biological matrix product Oasis. The crucial question, which treatment options will be offered in future to the wound patients by our health regulatory and insurance systems, is open to debate.

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04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Dermatology, Urology, Rheumatology, Nephrology, Osteoporosis (DURN) > Clinic of Dermatology

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Hunziker, Thomas








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04 Oct 2013 14:21

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06 Dec 2013 13:27

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https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/7074 (FactScience: 212224)

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