WoundEx

Woundex for quicker wound healing

It’s the poorest of the poor in India and other parts of the world, who go through life, marked and encumbered by their wounds. The in the field of Leper-help acting organisations, as well as public authorities, do a lot to aid these people. Wound treatment is essential in this. The collaboration of the Leprosy Welfare Association Little Flower, Lepra India, and the Japanese organisation SASAKAWA; issued the, in this text documented, usage of the new remedy “WoundEx” on patients in the leper-hospital in Little Flower, Sunderpore, India. It should be illustrated, that WoundEx, as can be derived from its working principles and published results, is suitable to heal the wounds of the leper diseased and improve their quality of life. With a successful recovery rate of 79.1% WoundEx proved itself to be a promising means of treatment.

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Karl Koman Salzburg mit Team

The hospital of Little Flower, in the Indian state Bihar, treated 107 cases of foot- and leg ulcers utilising WoundEx, between the 23rd of October 2014 and the 14th of January 2015. WoundEx is a new remedy, containing an antiseptic and recovery-promoting zeolite-iodine-complex and is approved by the European Medicinal Devices Act.

Wound Evaluation

The character of the wounds, treated during the period of observation directed and organised by Simone Schöndorfer and  Karl Koman from Salzburg Au , represent an adequate sample of all patients, who where stationary in Little Flower in the last 12 months. 76 cases were classified as leprous foot lesions and 9 were diagnosed with Ulcus Cruris venosum.

Additionally 3 patients with leprous foot wounds also suffered from diabetes, indicating that the neuropathic damage can be understood as consequential of both primary illnesses. Three other patients couldn’t be classified regarding Ulcus Cruris.

All wounds were older than six months and initially, derived from various levels of pathological tissue damage, showed no tendencies for recovery.

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Simaone Schöndorfer

Almost all wounds were coated with fibrin layers and two cases were additionally burdened by necrotic tissue. Out of 107 wounds, 55 exhibited signs of infections, such as reddening of the surrounding skin, local hypothermia and pain.

50 infections gradually decreased over time and healed of completely by the time the treatment period hit its half mark.

5 wounds showed signs of infections throughout the treatment- and observation-period.

One Patient developed a systemic Infection in the third week of treatment, which was cured after two weeks of oral antibiotics.

Patients

Out of 107 patients in stationary and ambulant treatment, 16 left treatment prematurely, for different reasons, that can’t be put in direct correlation with the treatment.

61 cases of leprous foot lesions and 8 out of 9, as Ulcus Crusis classified wounds healed within 77 days, as well as two of the diabetic-leprous patients and one who couldn’t be classified. In total 72 complete recoveries in 77 days.

 Conclusion

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Simone Schöndorfer at final Dokumentation

The authors arrive at the conclusion, that WoundEx significantly influences the recovery of chronic wounds. Especially when facing leprous wounds WoundEx may make valuable contributions, such as higher healing rates and shorter treatment periods.

This research project was financially carried by County Salzburg, Austria

Department for Culture, Education and Society,

Landesrätin Mag.a Martina Berthold MBA

 



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