Smith & Nephew highlights advanced wound care product portfolio at 2010 SAWC/WHS meeting

The Advanced Wound Management division of Smith & Nephew, Inc., a subsidiary of Smith & Nephew plc (LSE: SN) (NYSE: SNN) announced today that a total of 16 posters on studies conducted with its advanced wound care products were presented at this year's Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC) and Wound Healing Society (WHS) meeting.  Posters presented included recent clinical data on studies conducted using RENASYS™ Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) technology, ACTICOAT™ Silver-coated antimicrobial barrier dressings, ALLEVYN™, ALLEVYN Ag and IODOSORB™ Cadexomer Iodine wound dressings. They can be viewed Monday, April 19 from 7:30 AM until 6:00 PM.

Smith & Nephew is highlighting its full portfolio of advanced wound care products at booth 301.

"We have been looking forward to showing the latest clinical results achieved with the full range of Smith & Nephew's advanced wound management products," said Tom Dugan, North American President of Advanced Wound Management at Smith & Nephew. "We are building a substantial body of clinical evidence around the efficacy of our RENASYS NPWT systems and presented the results from our first prospective, non-comparative study on the efficacy of the RENASYS - F™ Foam Dressings at this year's SAWC/WHS conference."

The clinical data on display at SAWC/WHS underscore the innovative range of products from Smith & Nephew, and demonstrate the company's ability to offer flexibility of choice to clinicians in achieving clinical and cost effectiveness in the management of acute and chronic wounds. Highlights of the data include the following posters:

  • A Prospective Multi-Centre Clinical Evaluation of Gauze-Based NPWT: Results from 131 Patients – Dr. Raymond M. Dunn, Plastic Surgeon, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA; Ron Ignotz, PhD; Heather Strom, BS; Theresa Hurd, RN, MScN, MSN, Med, ACNP; Julien Cote, RN; Vicki Vasquez, RN, CWS, CHRN; John Cockwill, MS, CCRP; Trevor Mole, PhD; Jenny Smith, PhD
  • Clinical Efficacy of an Alternative Foam-based NPWT System in the Middle East – Dr. Samer Bondogke, DPM, International Medical Centre, Jeddah; Dr. Chris Reuter, Head of Surgical Department, Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi; Dr. Mohan Rangaswamy, Plastic Surgeon, Welcare Hospital, Dubai, UAE; Dr. Marwan Ahmad Al Zarouni, Plastic Surgeon, Rashid Hospital, Dubai, UAE; Sister Maggie Lavidaris, Wound Care Specialist, Dubai Hospital, Dubai, UAE; Jenny Smith, PhD; Trevor Mole, PhD; John Cockwill, MS, CCRP, Smith & Nephew Wound Management, St. Petersburg, FL
  • A Prospective, Open, Multi-centre Study to Evaluate the Functionality and Device Performance of RENASYS GO™ in the Management of Acute and Chronic Wounds in South Africa – Professor Don Hudson; Dr. Kevin Adams
  • A Prospective, Non-comparative, Clinical Evaluation to Determine the Effect of ALLEVYN/ALLEVYN Ag™ on the reduction of Bioburden and Closure of Venous Leg Ulcers – Dr. John C. Lantis; Cindy Gendics, RN, CCRA

SOURCE Smith & Nephew, Inc.

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