Recent data shows that in chronic wounds with elevated protease activity (EPA) there is a 90% probability the wound won’t heal without appropriate intervention1. 28% of non-healing wounds have EPA1 and there are no visual cues2.
“The development of specific diagnostic tests for use in wounds has the potential to revolutionise their treatment…and help improve standards of wound care (while) aiding in the cost effective use of limited resources… As a result, a test that readily provides this information might be clinically useful in predicting if a wound is likely to heal and whether an intervention that modifies protease activity may be useful3.”
World Union of Wound Healing Societies. Principles of best practice:
A consensus document: MEP Ltd. London, 2008
Focusing on EPA to begin with, Systagenix is committed to be the world first to deliver a range of wound care rapid tests that match the needs listed in the WUWHS 2008 document...so watch this space!
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- Using a Diagnostic Tool to Identify Elevated Protease Activity Levels in Chronic and Stalled Wounds: A Consensus Panel Discussion
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- Serena, T. et al. Protease Activity Levels Associated with Healing Status of Chronic Wounds. Poster, SAWC Spring 2012.
- Snyder R. Et al. The Importance of Proteases in Wound Healing and Wound Assessment. Poster, SAWC Spring 2012.
- World Union of Wound Healing Societies. Principles of best practice: A consensus document: MEP Ltd. London, 2008