Assessment of Barrier Damage of Adhesive Dressings after Repeated Applications and Removal

Source: proDERM Institute for Applied Dermatological Research, Schenefeld/Hamburg, Germany. Study no. 14.0364-23

Strength

Peel force on skin [N/20mm]

Pain

Pain on Visual Analog Scale (VAS)

Damage

Skin damage increase TEWL [g/(m2h)]

Patient Studies

Three studies of 50 patients (150 in total) were conducted in Germany making use of Lumina’s post-op and film dressings. The studies focused on the usability of dressings with switchable adhesive in a clinical setting and the use of the Switch Torch. The results show that both user and patient would use the product again.

1. SWITCHABLE FILMDRESSING AND NPWT

The study was initiated to evaluate if the switchable formulation of the adhesive ensures a durable and effective occlusion of the dressing and function of NPWT. Also that the defined adhesion is in the range of patient and user satisfaction.

PRODUCTS USED:Film dressings 140 & 141 (acrylic)Switch lamp 1000520

Schmitz M, Pilot-Study Switchable Film Dressing and NPWT: A non-interventional, non-placebo-controlled, national pilot study, Wound Medicine (2019)

2. SWITCHABLEPOST-OP DRESSING

The study evaluated suitability for use, as well as user and patient satisfaction during the use of the tested postoperative dressings for the use on postsurgical wounds for routine wound care.

PRODUCTS USED:Post-op dressings 409 & 410 (PU)Switch lamp 1000520

Schmitz M, Pilot-Study Switchable Post-Op Dressing:
A non-interventional, non-placebo-controlled,
national pilot study

3. SWITCHABLE DRESSINGS ON ELDERLY SKIN WITH CHRONIC WOUNDS

The study evaluated suitability for use, as well as user and patient satisfaction during the use of the tested postoperative dressings for the use
on postsurgical wounds for routine wound care.

PRODUCTS USED:Film dressings 411 & 412 (PU)Post-op dressings 409 & 410 (PU)Switch lamp 1000520

This study evaluated the suitability of using switchable dressings as well as user and patient satisfaction. The included patients were elderly with chronic wounds.

The Results

The results show that both user and patient would use the product again.

FIRST VISIT

Ease of application of dressing 100%
Application of NPWT connection to drape 100%
Overall satisfaction with application 98%

SECOND VISIT

Ease of application of dressing 100%
Application of NPWT connection to drape 100%
Overall satisfaction with application 100%
Dressing fixation prior to change 100%
Easyness of illumination 79%
Removal of dressing 100%

THIRD VISIT

Dressing fixation prior to change 100%
Easyness of illumination 76%
Overall satisfaction with application 98%

0=insufficient, 100=very good

FIRST VISIT

Application of dressing 99%
Adhesion of dressing 98%
Overall satisfaction with application 99%

SECOND VISIT

Application of dressing 98%
Adhesion of dressing 98%
Overall satisfaction with application 98%
Dressing fixation prior to change 98%
Easyness of illumination 78%
Removal of dressing 84%

THIRD VISIT

Dressing fixation prior to change 98%
Easyness of illumination 76%
Overall satisfaction with application 83%

0=insufficient, 100=very good

FIRST VISIT

Application of dressing 89%
Adhesion of dressing 91%
Overall satisfaction with application 91%

SECOND VISIT

Application of dressing 89%
Overall satisfaction with application 89%
Dressing fixation prior to change 70%
Easyness of illumination 86%
Removal of dressing 86%

THIRD VISIT

Dressing fixation prior to change 87%
Easyness of illumination 88%
Removal of dressing 87%
Overall satisfaction with product 92%

0=insufficient, 100=very good