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The Bioquell wound treatment system, BioxyQuell, has been tested at a wound care clinic in Hampshire with patients suffering from long-term chronic venous leg ulceration.
The results, presented in two case studies now available to download from the Bioquell website (www.bioquell.com), show how aqueous oxygen peroxide (AOP) applied using the BioxyQuell system reduced odours and pain as well as improved wound healing.
Wounds such as venous leg ulcers (VLUs) contain microorganisms. Often these organisms can evade or overwhelm a host’s immune system leading to wound infection and wound chronicity. Produced from oxygen and water, AOP (more commonly known as aqueous ozone) is a powerful oxidising biocide that can be used on wounds as a lavage or ‘wash’. This helps remove dead cells and infectious pathogens. It also provides a purified supply of aqueous ozone to the wound surface, boosting the potential oxygen supply to the damaged area.
Two patients, an 88 year old female and a 79 year old male, underwent the AOP treatment for several weeks and noticed a significant improvement to their VLUs. In the first case, the patient’s wound size reduced by 41%. She graded the pain reduction from 8/10 to 1/10 and wound odour improved from 10/10 to 0/10 after 3 weeks into the treatment.
The second patient, after 8.5 weeks, noticed an 85% wound size reduction as well as less pain and a better quality of life.
The patients treated said, “This is a wonderful invention, we need more of it! I am worried about returning to my old clinic as I don’t want my [venous leg] ulcer to deteriorate – it has done so well here”, “I can only say that Trish [nurse] and BioxyQuell have done more to heal my wound in 8 weeks than the NHS has done in 2 years.”
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