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ConvaTec Launches New AQUACEL(R) Ag Dressing with Strengthening Fiber
Date:5/14/2009

on, the estimated number of patients in the U.S. developing invasive MRSA infections in 2005 was 94,360. Approximately 85 percent of those infections were associated with health care delivery and approximately 14 percent of those infections occurred in persons without obvious exposures to health care.(10)

A separate study among patients in the emergency room, reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, noted that MRSA infection was found in approximately 61 percent of abscesses.(11)

About ConvaTec

ConvaTec is a leading developer and marketer of innovative medical technologies that have helped improve the lives of millions of people worldwide. With four key business divisions -- Ostomy Care, Wound Therapeutics, Continence and Critical Care and Infusion Devices -- ConvaTec products support health care professionals from the hospital to the community health setting. From its headquarters in Skillman, New Jersey, the company oversees more than 8,000 employees in over 90 countries serving consumers and their health care professionals on six continents. For more information, please visit www.convatec.com.

References

  1. Aquacel(R) and Aquacel(R) Ag with Strengthening Fiber. Report No. WHRI 3178 TA 155. October 31, 2008. Data on File, ConvaTec.
  2. Walker M, Hobot JA, Newman GR, Bowler PG. Scanning electron microscopic examination of bacterial immobilisation in a carboxymethyl cellulose (Aquacel(R)) and alginate dressings. Biomaterials. 2003;24:883-890.
  3. Jones SA, Bowler PG, Walker M, Parsons D. Controlling wound bioburden with a novel silver-containing Hydrofiber(R) dressing. Wound Repair Regen. 2004;12(3):288-294.
  4. Performance of Aquacel(R) and Aquacel(R) Ag with Strengthening Fiber against Cavity Wound Dressings. Report No. WHRI 3183 MS0
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