An In vitro Analysis of the Effects of Various Topical Antimicrobial Agents on Methicillin-resistant and Methicillin-sensitive Strains of Staphylococcus aureus
Index: Ostomy Wound Manage. 2014;60(4):18–28.
Infections of acute and chronic wounds have a substantial negative impact on patient outcomes. Because bacterial resistance to traditional antimicrobials continues to increase, an in vitro study was conducted to examine current sensitivities of various methicillin-resistant and methicillin-sensitive strains of Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA and MSSA) to commonly used topical antimicrobial agents. Using fresh cultures of eight strains of MRSA and MSSA, the area of the zone of inhibition produced by various topical antimicrobials, including an aminoglycoside antibiotic, monocarboxylic acid antibiotic, pleuromutilin antibiotic, triple antibiotic ointment, and petrolatum ointment, was examined.
A Prospective Two-armed Trial Assessing the Efficacy and Performance of a Silver Dressing Used Postoperatively on High-risk, Clean Surgical Wounds
Index: Ostomy Wound Manage. 2014;60(4):30–40.
Surgical site infections (SSI) are a known complication of surgery. Silver-containing wound treatments are popular, despite the lack of evidence of SSI reduction. A two-armed study was conducted between July 2007 and November 2008 to evaluate the efficacy and ease of use of a postoperative silver dressing. In the first arm of the study, patients undergoing clean general, vascular, orthopedic, and neurosurgical procedures were allocated to receive a postoperative silver dressing (POSD) or a standard dressing of nonstick gauze under a fluid occlusive dressing.
A Retrospective Comparison of Perforator and Rotation Flaps for the Closure of Extensive Stage IV Sacral Pressure Ulcers
Index: Ostomy Wound Manage. 2014;60(4):42–48
Wound coverage using a flap, most commonly a perforator or rotation flap, often is required for the closure of extensive sacral pressure ulcers. To assess the duration of wound healing and postsurgical complications following two types of surgical closure procedure, perforator and rotation flaps, a retrospective study was conducted among a convenience sample of 20 patients (10 men, 10 women) with Stage IV sacral pressure ulcers. All ulcers were repaired in 2011 and 2012 by the same surgical group and included nine perforator and 11 rotation flaps. Patient demographic and wound outcomes data were abstracted, and data were analyzed using Wilcoxon signed rank and chi-squared tests.
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OWM: Please describe the education, training, and work experiences that prepared you for your current position as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of EuroMed, Inc.
I have been in the medical device industry for 25 plus years, starting with 6 years in international management positions for Coloplast (Denmark). While there, I had the benefit of learning extensively about ostomy, incontinence, and wound care. My background is in international business.
OWM: Please provide a short description of your background, training, and experience.
As a scientist, I have over 20 years of hands-on experience in the research and development of medical devices, including products for acute, chronic, and combat wound care. My technical expertise is in micro- and nano-technologies and system engineering. As an entrepreneur, I have extensive knowledge of the medical device industry and try to apply an innovative approach to business development and the introduction of new products. I am an inventor of over 100 United States (US) and international patents, many of which have served as a basis for new products, processes, and companies. I hold an MSEE and PhD in Technology.
Evaluating the Costs and Benefits of Innovations in Chronic Wound Care Products and Practices
SAWC Poster Compendium: AQUACEL® EXTRA™ Hydrofiber® Dressing, a Novel CMC Dressing
Expert Recommendations for Optimizing Outcomes Utilizing Apligraf® for Diabetic Foot Ulcers