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Product description

Biatain® Ibu Soft-Hold is a soft and flexible absorbent foam dressing. Biatain® Ibu Soft-Hold dressing combines moist wound healing with local release of Ibuprofen.

Unique 3D foam structure for superior absorption
When in contact with exudate, the unique 3D foam structure of Biatain® conforms closely to the wound bed® even under compression (3,6).

Soft and flexible dressing
Biatain® Ibu Soft-Hold is a soft and flexible dressing that delivers high patient comfort (1,2).

Combines moist wound healing with local release of Ibuprofen
In the presence of exudate, there is a continuous release of a low dose of Ibuprofen into the wound bed throughout the wear time of the dressing (up to 7 days) (1,7).

Wound healing does not have to be painful
Comparative studies have shown a reduction in wound pain in patients wearing Biatain® Ibu compared with dressings without Ibuprofen (4,5).

Mode of action
Ibuprofen is released when the foam comes into contact with wound exudate (1,7).

Composition
Biatain® Ibu Soft-Hold is an absorbent polyurethane foam that contains 0.5 mg/cm2 of Ibuprofen homogeneously dispersed throughout the foam matrix (2).

Usage
Biatain® Ibu Soft-Hold is indicated for a wide range of low to highly exuding wounds. This includes acute wounds such as second-degree burns, postoperative wounds and skin abrasions: and chronic wounds such as leg ulcers, pressure ulcers and non-infected diabetic foot ulcers. Biatain® Ibu Soft-Hold is suitable for use in combination with compression therapy. Biatain® Ibu Soft-Hold should not be used on donor sites.

REFERENCES

1. Vogensen H. Evaluation of Biatain® Soft-hold foam dressing. British Journal of Nursing 2006:15(21):1162-65.

2. Jorgensen B et al. Pain and quality of life for patients with venous leg ulcers: Proof of concept of the efficacy of Biatain® - Ibu, a new pain reducing wound dressing. Wound repair and regeneration 2006:14(3): 233-39.

3. Thomas et al. www.dressings.org/TechnicalPublications/PDF/Coloplast-Dressings-Testing-2003-2004.pdf

4. Gottrup F et al. Reducing wound pain in venous leg ulcers with Biatain® Ibu: A randomized, controlled double-blind clinical investigation on the performance and safety. Wound Repair and Regeneration 2008:6:615-25.

5. Palao i Domenech R et al. Effects of a foam dressing with ibuprofen on wound pain: results from an international, comparative real life study on painful, exuding wounds. Journal of Wound Care 2008:17(8):342-48.

6. Reitzel N et al. An in-vitro test of absorption capacity of foam dressings under pressure. EWMA 2008

7. Steffansen B and Herping S. Novel wound models for characterizing the effects of exudate levels on the controlled release of ibuprofen from foam dressings. EWMA 2006.



Usage

Comfeel® can be used for treatment of low to moderately exuding chronic wounds and superficial acute wounds in the final stages of wound healing. Comfeel® Ulcer is indicated for pressure ulcers, leg ulcers, superficial burns, donor sites, postoperative wounds, and skin abrasions. The dressing can stay on for up to 7 days depending on the specific wound characteristics.

Comfeel® hydrocolloid dressing is the gentle and proven solution for sealing and healing low to moderately exuding wounds.

The reliable and trustworthy choice for 30 years

The use of Comfeel® hydrocolloid dressing has been clinically documented for 30 years. Today the Comfeel® range is the reliable and trustworthy choice as standard dressing in many wound care clinics due to its efficacy, versatility, and extended product range.

Can be used as primary as well as secondary dressing

Comfeel® can be used directly on low to moderately exuding wounds in the final stages of wound healing. Comfeel® can also be used as secondary dressing.

Available in shapes to dress any part of the body

The Comfeel® range is available in regular square sizesin order to accommodate different needs.

Bacteria and waterproof top film

The semi-permeable top film allows for evaporation corresponding to the level of exudate, but stops bacteria and water from entering the wound.

Mode of action

When the dressing comes into contact with wound exudate, it forms a viscous gel that absorbs exudate, but does not adhere to the wound.

Product composition

Comfeel® consists of moisture absorbing sodium carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) particles encapsulated in a synthetic, elastic and sticky mass.The top film is a semi-permeable polyurethane film.