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Hyperkeratosis

Debrisoft is highly effective at removing even long standing hyperkeratotic tissue. Studies show Debrisoft can remove hyperkeratotic skin in less than 10 minutes in cases where the skin was dry but had not been treated with an emollient. Regular use of Debrisoft can help manage hyperkeratosis and maintain healthy skin.

Debrisoft has been used in a variety of challenging skin conditions, please select from the drop down list the area which most closely fits your area of interest.

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Managing hyperkeratosis

Hyperkeratosis is a skin condition that causes dry, cracked and itchy skin.

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Essential component of wound bed preparation.

Care home and HCA training: skin care

A guide to assessing and promoting healthy skin.

Clinical evidence

THE IMPACT OF A MONOFILAMENT DEBRIDEMENT PAD IN THE MANAGEMENT OF ACTINIC KERATOSIS

Bob was very distressed by ineffective treatment for his actinic keratosis, which was sore and looked and smelt unpleasant. Debrisoft removed 90% of the scales on first use. Bob can self manage and NHS costs greatly reduced.

Author: Anita Heron,Georgina Maginn
Publication: Harrogate Poster
Date: November 1st, 2014

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Use of a monofilament fibre debridement pad to treat chronic oedema-related hyperkeratosis

In chronic oedema, hyperkeratosis needs to be reduced and tissues softened in order to achieve reductions in limb volume. Debrisoft and Actico facilitate this.

Author: Lol Pidcock, Heather Jones
Publication: Wounds UK | Vol 9 | No 3 | 2013
Date: September 1st, 2013

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Self-management in combating chronic skin disorders

Ensuring individuals have access to appropriate treatment programmes is paramount in preventing condition from worsening and problems from re-occurring. Using aids such as Debrisoft to gain successful results and thus prevent further complications should be considered as part of the skin hygiene regimen of all patients.

Author: Justine Whitaker
Publication: Journal of Lymphoedema, 2012, Vol 7, No 1
Date: September 1st, 2012

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The Missing Link - the key to improved wound assessment

Clinicians discuss using Debrisoft to improve wound assessement, quality of life and cost effectiveness.

Author: British Journal of Nursing
Publication: British Journal of Nursing supplement
Date: September 1st, 2012

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Self-management in combating chronic skin disorders

Ensuring individuals have access to appropriate treatment programmes is paramount in preventing condition from worsening and problems from re-occurring. Using aids such as Debrisoft to gain successful results and thus prevent further complications should be considered as part of the skin hygiene regimen of all patients.

Author: Justine Whitaker
Publication: Journal of Lymphoedema, 2012, Vol 7, No 1
Date: September 1st, 2012

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A new solution to an old problem – an innovative active debridement system

Debrisoft painlessly removed slough and hyperkeratosis for Mrs H

Author: Ria Flinton
Publication: Harrogate Wounds UK 2011
Date: November 1st, 2011

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Fireworks with after effects - successful use of a polyester monofilament fibre product for the removal of embedded explosive residue

A firework exploded in a 17 year old boys face, embedding a "dirt tattoo" in his face. Debrisoft removed most of the particles quickly with great cosmetic results.

Author: Stoffels et al.
Publication: Poster Harrogate 2012
Date: November 1st, 2012

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The use of debridement pads in the management of children with severe Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB)

This poster describes the use of Debrisoft generally with EB children demonstrating how effective it is at cleaning wounds and the surrounding skin and how acceptable it is to young children and their parents

Author: J Denyer, EB Senior Clinical Nurse Specialist,
Publication: EWMA 2013
Date: May 1st, 2013

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Harrogate 2012 (DS)

11 patients presented in A&E with gravel rash. Debrisoft appears to have removed all the grit and no patient had to return for follow up removal.

Author: David Sewell
Publication: Poster presentation Harrogate 2012
Date: November 1st, 2012

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Consensus Document:Management of hyperkeratosis of the lower limb

An expert working panel have written this to improve understanding of hyperkeratosis and give guidance on its treatment.

Author: Expert working panel
Publication: Wounds UK
Date: November 19th, 2015

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Debrisoft:making the case

This guide is designed to be used to help make the case for implementing Debrisoft into clinical practice.

Author: Wounds UK
Publication: Wounds UK
Date: May 1st, 2015

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ALL WALES GUIDANCE FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF HYPERKERATOSIS OF THE LOWER LIMB

Hyperkeratosis distresses patients and can make adjunct therapies less succesful. A useful flow chart guides clinicians how to treat it.

Author: Trudie Young
Publication: Harrogate Poster
Date: November 1st, 2014

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Challenge your practice:venous leg ulcers

Leading clinicians explaining how challenging ritualistic practice and keeping up to date with evidence based practice benefits patients and clinicians.

Author: Trudie Young, Simon Barrett, Joy Tickle, Jackie Stephen-Haynes, Rosie Callaghan
Publication: JCN
Date: November 1st, 2014

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Quick Guide - Debrisoft in Practice

This handy guide clearly shows you how and when to use Debrisoft, plus handy tips and hints on getting the best results. Debrisoft is supported by NICE and helps you assess and debride hyperkeratosis, acute and chronic wounds.

Author: Wounds UK
Publication: Wounds UK
Date: June 1st, 2014

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Safe debridement at home - a case study

Leg ulcer patient suffering with copious exudate, excoriation, pain, gross oedema and lymphorrhoea. Debrisoft used effectively as a debridement method at home.

Author: Liliana Girip
Publication: Poster Harrogate 2013
Date: November 1st, 2013

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The management of a patient with bilateral lymphoedema and papillomatosis

This case study demonstrates that a partnership with industry to deliver education, training and support can be beneficial to patient care without jeopardising integrity or independence as an NHS organisation

Author: Carole Harding
Publication: Poster Harrogate 2013
Date: November 1st, 2013

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The value of collaborative working with industry in a community setting

Mr C is deeply ashamed and isolated because of malodorous hyperkeratosis associated with 13 years of chronic oedeama. Working with industry on a new treatment regime transformed his life.

Author: Teresa Greaves
Publication: Poster Harrogate 2013
Date: November 1st, 2013

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Use of a monofilament fibre debridement pad to treat chronic oedema-related hyperkeratosis

In chronic oedema, hyperkeratosis needs to be reduced and tissues softened in order to achieve reductions in limb volume. Debrisoft and Actico facilitate this.

Author: Lol Pidcock, Heather Jones
Publication: Wounds UK | Vol 9 | No 3 | 2013
Date: September 1st, 2013

Download


Providing a holistic approach to skin care

Poster talks about the management of hyperkeratosis in lymphoedema using Debrisoft. • Pain free, safe and effective alternative treatment with minimal risk and trauma performed by a healthcare assistant.

Author: Lynne Whiteside and Tana McIntyre
Publication: BLS Conference Birmingham 2013
Date: May 1st, 2013

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The Development of the All Wales Best Practise Statement on the Management of Hyperkeratosis of the Lower Limb

A survey in Wales has resulted in a Best Practice Document to provide standardised treatment of hyperkeratosis and its prevention.

Author: Crook and Mahoney
Publication: EWMA poster 2013
Date: May 1st, 2013

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A multi-centre observational study examining the effects of a mechanical debridement system

20 patient case study with wounds needing debridement. Debrisoft was fast,effective and caused minimal pain.

Author: Susan Johnson et al.
Publication: Journal of Community Nursing December 2012
Date: December 1st, 2012

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Self-management in combating chronic skin disorders

Ensuring individuals have access to appropriate treatment programmes is paramount in preventing condition from worsening and problems from re-occurring. Using aids such as Debrisoft to gain successful results and thus prevent further complications should be considered as part of the skin hygiene regimen of all patients.

Author: Justine Whitaker
Publication: Journal of Lymphoedema, 2012, Vol 7, No 1
Date: September 1st, 2012

Download


The Missing Link - the key to improved wound assessment

Clinicians discuss using Debrisoft to improve wound assessement, quality of life and cost effectiveness.

Author: British Journal of Nursing
Publication: British Journal of Nursing supplement
Date: September 1st, 2012

Download


Debrisoft Patient Leaflet

Debrisoft explained

Author: Activa
Publication: Activa Publication
Date: March 1st, 2012

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A new solution to an old problem – an innovative active debridement system

Debrisoft painlessly removed slough and hyperkeratosis for Mrs H

Author: Ria Flinton
Publication: Harrogate Wounds UK 2011
Date: November 1st, 2011

Download


Debrisoft:Revolutionising Debridement

Booklet with introduction from Kathryn and Peter Vowden. Case studies from a range of healthcare professionals including podiatrists.

Author: Activa supplement in BJN and BJCN
Publication: Journal Autumn 2011
Date: September 1st, 2011

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Using Debrisoft for Wound Debridement

Brief overview of methods of debridement and advantages of Debrisoft

Author: Maureen Benbow , Senior Lecturer, University of Chester
Publication: Journal of Community Nursing, Vol.25(5), Sept/Oct 2011
Date: September 1st, 2011

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Assessing the clinical performance of a new selective mechanical wound debridement product

18 patients trial who are selected to try Debrisoft, wound debridement pad

Author: David Gray, Pam Cooper,Fiona Russell,Sandra Stringfellow
Publication: Wounds UK Journal July 2011
Date: July 1st, 2011

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Evaluation of a new debridement method for sloughy wounds and hyperkeratotic skin for a non-specialist setting

An evaluation of Debrisoft compared to standard best practice in 10 patients.

Author: Agnes Collarte, Loty Lara, Tissue Viability Deputy Team Leaders & Andreia Alberto, Tissue Viability Nurse
Publication: Poster Presentation at EWMA Conference, Brussels - May 2011
Date: May 1st, 2011

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The wound debrider: a new monofilament fibre technology

A prospective, blindly assessed pilot study using Debrisoft on 9 patients displaying biofilms, slough, necrotic tissue and hyperkeratosis

Author: Gilbert Haemmerle, Heinz Duelli, Martin Abel, Robert Strohal
Publication: British Journal of Nursing
Date: March 1st, 2011

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Innovations in compression for chronic oedema

The supplement is written for the specialist nurse or clinician with specialist skills in the management of chronic oedema, with a focus on late stage 2/3 fibrotic lymphoedema.

Author: Whitaker, Elwell, Atkin, Norris et al
Publication: British Journal of Community Nursing
Date: April 1st, 2015

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The management of a patient with bilateral lymphoedema and papillomatosis

This case study demonstrates that a partnership with industry to deliver education, training and support can be beneficial to patient care without jeopardising integrity or independence as an NHS organisation

Author: Carole Harding
Publication: Poster Harrogate 2013
Date: November 1st, 2013

Download


Use of a monofilament fibre debridement pad to treat chronic oedema-related hyperkeratosis

In chronic oedema, hyperkeratosis needs to be reduced and tissues softened in order to achieve reductions in limb volume. Debrisoft and Actico facilitate this.

Author: Lol Pidcock, Heather Jones
Publication: Wounds UK | Vol 9 | No 3 | 2013
Date: September 1st, 2013

Download


The Development of the All Wales Best Practise Statement on the Management of Hyperkeratosis of the Lower Limb

A survey in Wales has resulted in a Best Practice Document to provide standardised treatment of hyperkeratosis and its prevention.

Author: Crook and Mahoney
Publication: EWMA poster 2013
Date: May 1st, 2013

Download


Self-management in combating chronic skin disorders

Ensuring individuals have access to appropriate treatment programmes is paramount in preventing condition from worsening and problems from re-occurring. Using aids such as Debrisoft to gain successful results and thus prevent further complications should be considered as part of the skin hygiene regimen of all patients.

Author: Justine Whitaker
Publication: Journal of Lymphoedema, 2012, Vol 7, No 1
Date: September 1st, 2012

Download


Debrisoft:Revolutionising Debridement

Booklet with introduction from Kathryn and Peter Vowden. Case studies from a range of healthcare professionals including podiatrists.

Author: Activa supplement in BJN and BJCN
Publication: Journal Autumn 2011
Date: September 1st, 2011

Download


The management of a patient with bilateral lymphoedema and papillomatosis

This case study demonstrates that a partnership with industry to deliver education, training and support can be beneficial to patient care without jeopardising integrity or independence as an NHS organisation

Author: Carole Harding
Publication: Poster Harrogate 2013
Date: November 1st, 2013

Download


Challenge your practice:venous leg ulcers

Leading clinicians explaining how challenging ritualistic practice and keeping up to date with evidence based practice benefits patients and clinicians.

Author: Trudie Young, Simon Barrett, Joy Tickle, Jackie Stephen-Haynes, Rosie Callaghan
Publication: JCN
Date: November 1st, 2014

Download


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