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Use of Abzolem ® in Pressure Injuries: Experience of an Exploratory Study

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Introduction: Pressure injuries represent a significant and prevalent public health problem in bedridden and institutionalized patients. The correct management of pressure injuries is essential for preventing complications, enhancing patient well-being, and reducing the overall burden on healthcare systems. It underscores the importance of a holistic and patient-centered approach to wound care. Preventive measures and the action of a multidisciplinary team are essential to the correct treatment of pressure injuries. There are multiple active dressings and topical solutions to treat and protect the wounds, among them the hyperoxygenated fatty acids, such as Abzolem®. Objective: Evaluate and verify the effectiveness and safety of the use of Abzolem® in the treatment of patients with pressure injuries grade I and II. Materials and methods: an exploratory study was carried out on 6 patients residing in a long-term establishment in Santiago of Chile with grade I and II pressure injuries in which Abzolem® was used for twice-daily dressings. Results: The use of Abzolem® led to a significant improvement in grade I pressure injuries in 10 ± 3 days and grade II pressure injuries in 15 ± 3 days, without related adverse events and with good tolerance by patients. Conclusion: The use of hyperoxygenated fatty acids, such as Abzolem® corresponds to a safe therapeutic alternative, easy to apply, and effective in the treatment of grade I and II pressure injuries.

DOI 10.11648/j.ijcd.20240701.12
Published in International Journal of Clinical Dermatology (Volume 7, Issue 1, June 2024)
Page(s) 6-10
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Keywords

Pressure Ulcers, Pressure Injuries, Healing, Wounds, Institutionalized Patients

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    Valenzuela F, Altbir CR, Schatloff DH, Bustos R, Moya N. Use of Abzolem ® in Pressure Injuries: Experience of an Exploratory Study. Int J Clin Dermatol. 2024;7(1):6-10. doi: 10.11648/j.ijcd.20240701.12

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  • Department of Dermatology, University of Chile Clinical Hospital, Santiago, Chile; Department of Dermatology, International Center for Clinical Studies (CIEC), Santiago, Chile

  • Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile

  • Faculty of Medicine, Finis Terrae University, Santiago, Chile

  • Department of Dermatology, International Center for Clinical Studies (CIEC), Santiago, Chile

  • Department of Dermatology, International Center for Clinical Studies (CIEC), Santiago, Chile

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