The body of new data on display at the Symposium includes the following posters:

A Prospective Multi-Centre Clinical Evaluation of Gauze-Based Negative Pressure Wound Therapy: Results from 131 patients, Dr. Raymond M. Dunn, et al.

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy as a Dressing for Split-Thickness Skin Grafts: Our Experience, Dr. Julie O’Brien et al.

A Novel Dressing Technique for the Management of Highly Exudating Lower Extremity Wounds Utilizing Gauze-based Negative Pressure Wound Therapy, Penny Campbell, John Cockwill.

A Prospective, Open, Multi-Centre Study to Evaluate the Functionality and Device Performance of a New Portable Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System in the Management of Acute and Chronic Wounds, Dr. Don Hudson and Dr. Kevin Adams.

A Case Report of Successful Limb Salvage with a new Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System, Dr. Pasquale Cancilliere.

A Prospective, Non-Comparative, Clinical Evaluation to Determine the Effect of a New Non-Adhesive Absorbent 3-Layer Silver Barrier Dressing on the Reduction of Bioburden and Closure of Venous Leg Ulcers, Dr. John Lantis and Cindy Gendics, RN, CCRA.

Smith & Nephew will present the comprehensive portfolio of advanced wound management products reflected in these clinical posters at Booth 111. Featured products include the RENASYS EZ and RENASYS GO Systems, and the ALLEVYN and ACTICOAT portfolios.

The Right Dressing for the Right Wound

The company claims that full-range ALLEVYN portfolio offers triple action technology for fluid handling capabilities, absorption, retention and transpiration. The ALLEVYN Ag line offers bactericidal levels of silver with absorption capability, while the ALLEVYN Gentle range was developed to address the needs of fragile skin. Smith & Nephew is the only company to offer a combination of antimicrobial capability and gentle adhesive technology in the ALLEVYN Ag Gentle Border Dressing. ALLEVYN Adhesive is available for high friction areas and ALLEVYN Non-Adhesive for compromised skin.

ACTICOAT is a trusted first line antimicrobial intervention to help prevent and manage life threatening infections in a range of dressing types. The ACTICOAT portfolio presentation will focus on the recently introduced ACTICOAT Flex line, which provides flexible conformability for anatomical areas such as face and hands and breakthrough stretch properties to improve patient comfort during wear.

The Symposium is being held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, from October 22 to 25, 2009.