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What experts say about the CAP-therapy with the plasma care®
"We use plasma care® as a complementary therapy to support rapid wound healing and prevent infection."
"I use the plasma care for wound treatment with DFS and chronic ulcers and have noticed a good supporting effect on many wounds. Cold plasma therapy is a promising approach to standard care."
"The cold plasma can be used from day 1 (exudation phase) to the last day (epithelisation/scar formation). The application is very simple because the device is very handy and small"
Wound healing disorders
The plasma care® has been used in more than 30,000 treatments since 2019. In our case reports, the plasma care® was used for cold plasma therapy.
Patient, 39 years, healthy and active in sports. Blister formation in the ski boot leads to an open, weeping, painful blister.
Treatment 4 days, 1 min, wound covered with hydrocolloid dressing. During the entire treatment, the wound was still under strong mechanical stress – the patient was able to continue skiing.
Postoperative wound healing disorder stump
Patient (63 years, female): traumatic transtibial amputation, postoperative wound healing disorder on the residual limb (bearing surface of the prosthesis) following flap plastic surgery, wound has existed for 1.5 years, no infection.
9 treatments (1 min/13 cm²) performed within three and a half weeks. Reduction of wound size from 2.04 cm x 1.87 cam to 0.48 cm x 0.51 cm.
Postoperative wound healing disorder split skin graft and flapplasty
Patient (77 years, female): secondary healing wound (split house graft and flap plasty) after trauma (crush injury in car accident); wound healing disorder in the presence of known CVI and heart failure, infection with Enterobacter aerogenes, tendency to edema formation in the lower legs.
2 x per week cold plasma treatments (1 min), additional switch to moist wound care to soften incrustations and necroses as well as regular mechanical cleansing, after 18 treatments in 11 weeks except for punctual superficial skin opening (wound size: 0.22 x 0.17 cm), wound completely epithelialized. Plasma therapy no longer necessary.
Postoperative wound healing disorder after osteosynthesis in a dislocated humerus fracture in a 28-year-old female patient.
28-year-old female patient, without concomitant diseases, WHS after plate osteosynthesis, WHS occurred after suture removal with purulent secretion. Patient has plaster allergy.
Treatment daily, 3 minutes. After one week, significant improvement: no more signs of infection and pain. After another 3 days the wound was healed.
DFS with pAVK
Patient (78 years) with diabetes mellitus, progressive polyneuropathy and pAVK develops ulcer III degree, toe dome right foot
2 treatments per week, 2 minutes. After 14 days the wound was significantly more vital, after 6 weeks the PHMB foam dressing could be replaced by a polyretan dressing. After a total of 39 treatments, the sore had significantly reduced, KAP therapy was discontinued with stable wound conditions and adapted shoe care.
Patient (50 years, male): Diabetes mellitus type II, diabetic foot syndrome; borderline amputation of the 4th toe on the left. Wound infection with partially resistant corynebacteria, enterococci and staphylococci.
2 treatments / week in the first 3 weeks, then 1 treatment every 2 – 4 weeks (9 treatments in 12 weeks) as part of the dressing change in the clinic.
Healing after the start of plasma therapy and with optimal wound treatment with surgical debridement, relief, appropriate dressing, etc.
Sacral decubitus in paraplegia
Patient (59 years, male): Active patient with paraplegia, pressure ulcer in the area of the due to frequent swimming and sweating. After 14 months without healing, the wound was 3.5 x 3 cm with heavy fibrin coating.
2 times 2-min. treatment, already after the 2nd treatment the fibrin coatings came off, the redness decreased. After 2 weeks significant reduction to 2 x 2 cm, granulation starts. Complete healing after 5 weeks.
Patient (77 years, female): Bedridden due to a spinal injury. Recurrence of a leg ulcer of unclear origin on the right lower leg, no edema, vessel structure unclear. Wound healing stagnated for several months, partly purulent coatings, patient reports severe pain during mechanical wound cleaning.
8 cold plasma treatments (1 min) in 4 weeks lead to a significant reduction in wound size, progressive epithelialization, reduction in pain, KAP was interrupted, recurrent ulcer occurred, cold plasma treatment was then resumed.
Complete epithelialization of the wound after 4 weeks of renewed cold plasma therapy (2 x week, 1 min).
"Treating hard-to-heal skin and nail onychomycosis of diabetic foot with plasma therapy"
Patient (80 years, female) with diabetes mellitus, history: amputation of the right foot below the knee and amputation of the left 4th toe three years ago. She got athlete’s foot on the left foot, treatment with antifungal ointment was unsuccessful for 4 weeks, as well as oral antifungal treatment with fosravuconazole-L-lysine ethanolate. The patient was then treated daily with cold plasma. After one week, the smears and the situation of the foot improved, the antifungal therapy was replaced with plasma therapy combined with moisturizing ointment. The patient could be discharged cured after 3 weeks.
Clinic University of Graz (A):
At LKH-Univ. Klinikum Graz, the complementary use of cold plasma is being tested with two devices for chronic wounds: at the Clinical Department of Cardiac Surgery and at the University Clinic of Dermatology and Venereology.
The report from the Department of Cardiac Surgery:
… Cures persistent infections in artificial heart patients.
Since May 2020, Cold Plasma has been applied at the Clinical Department of Cardiac Surgery to treat chronic driveline infections. Patients with left ventricular assist devices (LVAD, a so-called artificial heart) have a type of pump directly attached to the heart that helps it beat and is powered by a battery outside the body. Where the lead exits the heart, called the driveline, in the abdomen, it can cause persistent, chronic
infections, often with multi-resistant germs. If all other treatment options have been unsuccessful, these sites are treated with cold plasma. For the patients themselves, the treatment is completely painless and without side effects.
The report from Dermatology:
The Univ. Clinic for Dermatology has been using “plasmacare®” since June 2020, where it is also used on chronic wounds to reduce bacteria and biofilm in order to stimulate or improve wound healing. “We are currently in the testing phase and have used the device on three patients. The result was promising in all of them” reports dermatologist Barbara Binder. According to Binder, the areas of application are primarily in healing stagnation.
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