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The CONTOP multinational study: preliminary data from the UK arm

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The CONTOP multinational study: preliminary data from the UK arm

Linda Russell
30 April 2005


Linda Russell (on behalf of the UK investigators)


This study presents the preliminary findings of UK data from a larger international outcomes evaluation of a silver-releasing foam dressing, Contreet Foam Dressing™ (manufactured by Coloplast A/S).


To carry out a comparative outcomes assessment of clinical performance of Contreet Foam vs local best practice in the treatment of chronic wounds.


This study was comparative, open, prospective, parallel, and block-randomised. A total of 82 patients were included and were recruited from chronic wound clinics. Patients were randomised to a 4-week treatment period with either Contreet Foam or local best practice.


Findings indicate that Contreet Foam has greater ease of application and removal (p=0.0003), enhanced fluid absorption (32% vs 56% leakage), leakage control (p=0.0032), odour reduction, and prolonged wear time (4.2 vs 3.4 days), and a 50% relative reduction in wound area from baseline during the study.


These preliminary results support faster wound healing with Contreet Foam vs best local practice.

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