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2022 May 01

J Wound Care



Evaluation of Altrazeal transforming powder dressing on stage 2-4 pressure ulcers: a clinical case series.


Yu S Y, Ullrich PJ, Weissman JP, Joshi CJ, Taylor R, Patel A, El Hoseny S, Galiano RD
J Wound Care. 2022 May 01; 31(5):S6-S12.
PMID: 35576198.


Pressure ulcers (PUs) are hard-to-heal, open wounds that affect millions of adults worldwide. Patients experience physical, mental, social and financial impairment. On average, <50% of stage 3 and 4 PUs heal by the sixth month. Treatment of PUs is highly variable due to a patient's comorbidities, demographics and wound characteristics. Because of this, there exists no standard dressing for PUs. Altrazeal transforming powder dressing (TPD, Uluru Inc., US) offers a promising new form of wound treatment; however, little evidence exists for TPD in the treatment of hard-to-heal PUs. This case series sought to examine the effect of TPD in hard-to-heal PUs that have previously undergone unsuccessful standard of care (SoC) wound therapy.