Now recruiting patients with ulcers for a study supported by NHS England

Contact us if your ulcer is less than 6 weeks old and you live in South-East England

Goal is to determine patient and economic benefits of using Acapsil as first-line treatment at GP-surgeries. Acapsil is already approved and available for sale over-the-counter.

To participate, your venous leg ulcers or diabetic foot ulcers must be less than 6 weeks old.
You must live in Hampshire, East Dorset, West Surrey, Berkshire or the western part of West Sussex.

Goal is to determine patient and economic benefits of using Acapsil as first-line treatment at GP-surgeries. Acapsil is already approved and available for sale over-the-counter.

To participate, your ulcers must be less than 6 weeks old.
You must live in Hampshire, East Dorset, West Surrey, Berkshire or the western part of West Sussex.

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SertaSil is intended for the treatment of wounds in animals. It is based on MPPT and has been used with success in a number of species, e.g. horses, dogs, cats, rabbits, donkeys, birds, baboons and elephants. It has been used on both young and old wounds and by both veterinarians and private individuals. Please see further down the pages how it is to be used.

♦ See case stories of wounds having been treated with SertaSil

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Many wound care products, e.g. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy, restrict movement, whereas SertaSil only requires a light dressing and it can if needed be used without a secondary dressing. SertaSil therefore interferes minimally with the ability to move and run.

Wound types and indications

Acute wounds

Chronic wounds

Non-healing wounds

Infected wounds – including antimicrobial resistant wounds.

Necrotic wounds

Wounds with low to high levels of exudate– removes maceration.

Superficial and deep wounds

Does not work on eschar (dry crust) – this must be removed before use.

 

SertaSil is ideal for wounds in areas that are difficult to dress as it does not require a covering secondary dressing.

Surgical wounds – e.g. infected and dehisced wounds (wounds that have sprung open).

Abscesses and cysts – after opening.

Bite wounds – e.g. by dogs, cats, spiders etc.

Insect bites – e.g. wounds after, horse-fly, other flies, midges, other mosquitoes, etc.

Pressure wounds

Trauma wounds – e.g. puncture wounds, lacerations, degloving injuries, cuts etc.

Burns – partial and full thickness.

Cavity wounds

Secondary healing

SertaSil is used routinely in the closure of all types of wounds and injuries where the wound edges cannot or should not be approximated for example by means of suturing or stapling. This includes surgical wounds that don’t have enough skin to allow for this type of closing procedure.

Tertiary healing

SertaSil is used to prepare a contaminated area prior to surgery, e.g. by removing an infection. Generally, surgery is not performed in areas with infection, and usually surgery is postponed until an infection has been removed. The use of SertaSil in the area helps efficiently remove the infection and thereby improve the chances of success of the surgical procedure as well as for eventless healing following surgery.

Preventive use

SertaSil is often used directly on top of a surgical wound (primary closure) immediately before the animal leaves the clinic in order to prevent the potential development of an infection in the wound.

Hypergranulation

SertaSil has not been associated with hypergranulation (proud flesh) in horses.

Withholding period

SertaSil is not associated with any withholding times.

Doping

The ingredients are not regulated by the International Doping Agency or FEI.

How to Use

Debride the wound as much as possible and wash the wound thoroughly with water.
Dab the wound dry with a clean gauze swab.
Sprinkle a 1-3 mm layer of SertaSil on to the entire wound surface including edges, sinuses, tunnels and beneath undermining.
Cover with a very light, fully permeable secondary dressing.
In difficult to dress areas the secondary dressing can be omitted but this may require a few extra applications, as the SertaSil will be at risk of being worn off.

Frequency

Repeat this procedure daily until the wound shows no signs of infection or necrosis.
In non-chronic wounds this will on average will be 3 days.

 

Examples of the surface of a wound on which the use of SertaSil can be ceased:
Dressed wound: moist clean surface:
Wound on which secondary dressing was omitted: dry flexible (scab free) clean surface:
(or as a dressed wound)

After SertaSil

After ceasing the use of SertaSil the wound should be dressed as above and left completely undisturbed to heal.

The dressing can be changed weekly or biweekly – unless the wound gets wet as that would prompt a wash and dressing change.

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