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Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open


Background: Biofilm can impair wound healing by maintaining an elevated, but ineffective, inflammatory state. This article describes interim results from the prospective RESPOND postmarketing registry evaluating the use of a native type 1, porcine collagen matrix with the embedded antimicrobial polyhexamethylene biguanide (PCMP) in the management of chronic wounds.

Methods: Adults ≥18 years of age with ≥1 appropriate wound were eligible for inclusion. Data that were final on January 26, 2018 were included in this analysis. At week 0, wounds were cleaned, debrided, and prepared as necessary and PCMP was applied, with a dressing to fix it in place. Patients received standard wound care plus PCMP weekly, up to 24 weeks, at the investigator's discretion. At each visit, wounds were assessed for area and quality of granulation tissue.

Results: Most common wound types (N = 63) were venous ulcers (28.6%), trauma and lacerations (22.2%), postsurgical open wounds (15.9%), pressure injuries (12.7%), and diabetic ulcers (9.5%). Median baseline wound area was 6.5 cm

Conclusions: PCMP appears to be a useful adjunct for treating various wound types. PCMP use should be considered when managing chronic or acute wounds.


Plastic Surgery