Silver Carbon Wound Dressing By Equinox Medical

Indication:General trauma, abrasions, post-surgical wounds / diabetes mellitus, pressure sores and other chronic wounds / first & second-degree burns / wounds caused by tumors or chemotherapy / wounds at the donor site and graft site / intubation site / full thickness & partial-thickness wounds

KoCarbonAg Silver Carbon Wound Dressing  is a new generation silver activated carbon fiber dressing clinically proven to provide antimicrobial effect.

KoCarbonAg Antimicrobial Dressing™ is designed for infectious acute/chronic wounds and difficult wounds. The lining (wound contact layer) of KoCarbonAg® Antimicrobial Silver Wound Dressing™ is primarily composed of PET non-woven fabric, silver activated carbon fiber fabric and PE membrane. The Antimicrobial Dressing contains silver at a level of 0.1 mg/cm2. When in contact with the wound, the bandage will provide excellent absorption and moisturizing effect to absorb blood exudate and bacteria and provide a moist environment for the wound. The silver ions in the dressing can inhibit the growth of bacteria absorbed by the dressing from the wound, and form an antimicrobial barrier that prevents infection and reduces wound odor.

The activated carbon fiber in the KoCarbonAg® Antimicrobial Dressing™ can moisturize the wound. It creates a moist environment for the wound to recover and shortens healing time. The dressing can be cut into the size of the wound. The low adhesion wound contact layer can effectively reduce the adhesion with the wound and reduce the pain when changing the dressing.

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1. Provides protection and kills all kinds of bacteria

It is indicated for infectious wounds and will not induce drug-resistance; relieves pain, improves wound healing and promotes epithelialization.

Provides 97.92% bactericidal effect on the multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii [AB bacterium] and 99.99% bactericidal effect on both drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

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2. Microporous Structure

Absorbs bacteria and tissue exudate from the wound, and reduces wound odor.

3. Blocks ultraviolet radiation, and prevents pigmentation

4 Shortens wound healing time, and cuts down medical costs

5.Porous and moisturizing, and provides a moist environment for wound healing

6. Does not affect X-ray or MRI examination

  • Partial and full thickness wounds
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Surgical wounds
  • Acute wounds (1st and 2nd degree burns)
  1. To avoid adhesion at the wound, do not use the dressing with oil-based medicinal liquor.
  2. This product is unsuitable for individuals allergic to carbon fiber and silver.
  3. If the package is broken or the dressing structure separates into several layers before use, please contact the customer service. Do not use it.
  4. Pregnant women and newborns must follow the doctor’s instruction for use.
  5. This product contains silver ions that provide excellent antimicrobial effect and can effectively inhibit inflammatory response. However, please do not replace systemic treatment or other appropriate medical procedures of infection treatment with this product.
  1. If black powders are found in the package or near the wound when changing the dressing (the black powders can be cleaned with normal saline), please do not worry as this is normal for activated carbon fiber.
  2. It is normal to feel tingling when using the bandage.
  3. It is advised to change the bandage based on the condition of the exudation. To avoid risk of infection, do not re-use the product.
  4. This product is for external use only.
  5. If redness, swelling, pain, or burning sensation occurs near the wound after use, please stop using the product and consult medical professionals.
  6. If PE membrane detaches from the bandage when changing the dressing, the dressing has absorbed too much exudate. It does not implicate a defect in the product. Please do not re-use the bandage.
  7. For third-degree burns, infectious wounds, wounds with exposed bones or tendons, or other conditions beyond the scope indicated by the original product design, please consult medical professionals to assess whether the product is appropriate for use in these wounds.
  8. After using the product in accordance with standard wound handling procedure, please consult medical professionals to re-assess the treatment plan if the wound appears abnormal.
  9. After use, please place the used product in the bag and dispose of it in non-recycle bin. Do not dispose of it carelessly.

Please follow the instructions recommended by medical professionals.


  1. Please clean or shave the hair surrounding the wound depending on its condition in order to apply the dressing.
  2. Clean the wound with normal saline.
  3. Wipe and dry the skin around the wound.

Cover the wound

  1. Choose the size of the dressing that completely covers the wound (the dressing should have a diameter preferably 2~3 cm larger than the wound).
  2. With the black side facing the wound, apply the dressing to the wound.
  3. Use permeable tape or suitable bandage to secure the dressing to the appropriate location.
  4. For heavy exudate, use an extra layer of gauze on top of the dressing.

Remove/change dressing

  1. Lift the dressing gently by the four corners and remove it from the wound.
  2. If adhesion forms at the wound, please rinse the wound with proper amount of normal saline.
  3. When 80% of the dressing is saturated with exudates from the wound, please change the dressing in accordance with the method described above.

KoCarbon Ag Silver Carbon Wound Dressing Case Study 5: Healed Right Lateral Ankle Pressure Ulcer (Texas)

Dr. Ming-Wei Wu, D.O., Board Certified General and Wound Surgeon

Patient Background

39F c brain anoxic injury/encephalopathy in a vegetative state has developed chronic pressure ulcer of R lateral ankle for 6 months. Multiple surgical debridement was performed along with collagenase treatment. The wound initially responded well, but at this point, the wound became stalled. Other treatment modalities used in the past includes honey, silver alginate and hydrofera blue.


KoCarbonAg® Silver Carbon Wound Dressing treatment was initiated at this point.


2 weeks later, the wound size has decrease significantly. At 4th week, the wound was continuously showing progress. The wound was almost healed at 6th week after KoCarbonAg® treatment.

KoCarbon Ag Silver Wound Dressing Case Study 5: Right Lateral Ankle Pressure Ulcer

KoCarbon Ag Silver Carbon Wound Dressing Case Study 4: DM Left Leg Wound (Alabama)

Dr. Ming-Wei Wu, D.O., Board Certified General and Wound Surgeon

Patient Background

93F with chronic DM L leg wound for over 2 years. The wound has previously been diagnosed with OM. Vascular status has also been compromised, but she was not a surgical candidate for vascular procedure. Past treatment includes PO and IV antibiotics, multiple surgical debridements, NPWT, collagenase, silver alginate, hydrofera blue, honey and platelet derived growth factor.


KoCarbonAg® treatment was initiated at this point. Wound size was 10 x 5 cm.


4 weeks later, the wound was improved. At 6th week, the wound was significantly reduced in size. 8 weeks after KoCarbonAg® treatment, the wound was fully healed.

kocarbon ag silver dressing case study DM left leg wound

KoCarbon Ag Silver Carbon Wound Dressing Case Study 3: Healed A Sacral Pressure Ulcer (Texas)

Dr. Ming-Wei Wu, D.O., Board Certified General and Wound Surgeon

Patient Background

66M c respiratory failure, CVA, quadriplegia, had a chronic sacral pressure ulcer nonhealing due to recurrent stool soiling. Previous treatments include collagenase, IV antibiotic, and honey.


After surgical debridement (the wound size after debridement was as big as a fist),
KoCarbonAg® treatment was initiated.


4 weeks later, the wound size has decrease significantly. Stool soiling has been prevented.
At 6th week, the wound was continuously showing progress. 8 weeks after KoCarbonAg® treatment, the wound was healed.

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KoCarbon Ag Silver Carbon Wound Dressing Case Study 2: Healed Left Lateral Foot Wound (Louisiana)

KoCarbon Ag Silver Carbon Wound Dressing Case Study 2: Left Lateral Foot Wound

Dr. Ming-Wei Wu, D.O., Board Certified General and Wound Surgeon

Patient Background

69M c respiratory failure, L LE peripheral artery disease, thyroid disease, COPD, dysphagia developed sudden onset of L lateral foot wound. 


Debridement was performed and KoCarbon Ag Silver Carbon Wound Dressing treatment was iniated. 6 weeks after treatment, Kocarbon Ag was change to hydrocolloid treatment.


4 weeks after KoCarbon Ag Silver Carbon Wound Dressing treatment, the wound was significantly reduced in size. At 6th week treated with KoCarbon Ag, the wound was largely improvedKoCarbon Ag Silver Dressing Case Study 2

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Silver Carbon Wound Dressing Heals a Left Lateral Malleolus Pressure Ulcer by Equinox Medical

Dr. Ming-Wei Wu, D.O., Board Certified General and Wound Surgeon
Patient Background

65M c respiratory failure, dysphagia, CVA/intracranial hemorrhage, vegetative state, paraplegia, nonverbal, DM II, had sudden development of L lateral malleolus pressure ulcer.

Debridement was performed and KoCarbonAg® Silver Carbon Wound Dressing treatment was initiated.
4 weeks after treatment, KoCarbonAg® was change to hydrocolloid treatment.

Two weeks after KoCarbonAg Silver Carbon Wound Dressing treatment, the wound was clean and in proliferation phase.
At fourth week treated by KoCarbonAg, the wound was epithelialized mostly.

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KoCarbon Ag Silver Carbon Wound Dressing

Experts advise diabetic patients to adopt preventive measures

Health experts on Monday advised diabetic patients to adopt preventive measures to avoid serious health hazards including amputation of limbs posed by diabetes, as treatment is costly.

Talking to APP the experts said that number of persons suffering from Diabetes mellitus was increasing rapidly in country.

Executive Director Polyclinic Dr Zahid stressed on prevention or possible delay in dibetese with rigorous lifestyle intervention or drug therapy, 30 minutes daily exercise, at least 2 monthly dietary advice and early treatment for cholesterol and by controlling Blood Pressure.

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He said “patients with diabetes were at very high risk of developing cardiovascular diseases and peripheral vascular diseases. They are at more risk of heart attack and heart failure than normal persons.”

Dr Zahid was of the view that in serious complication due to diabetes patients commonly left with no option but surgery that was costly and risky

He stressed on the need to adopt healthy lifestyle and prevention measures for living a better life. Replying to a querry about the symptoms of diabetes, he said that need to urinate several times, feeling severe thirst, reducing weight and fatigue and weakness are important symptoms of this deadly disease.

He said, “Taking balanced diet, regular exercise, weight control, regular medication and proper test of blood glucose level are a few essential factors that could help to control diabetes and avoid complications.”

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Dr Ahmad Khawaja consultant Endocriniologist and incharge diabetic clinic of polyclinic said that diabetes prevention was more important than treatment.

He said, “diabetic patients should strictly check their lifestyle and dietary habits to avoid serious complications including limbs amputation. They need to pay close daily attention to foot health especially when there is significantly diminished blood flow and nerve damage (neuropathy).”

He added, “such complications did not occur very early but with the passage of time could pose serious threat to patient’s life”

Dr Ahmad said that diabetes was increasing at an alarming rate in Pakistan. Estimated figures showed that the number would increase from 7.1 million to 11.4 million, ranking Pakistan 10th in the world by 2030, he added, “Twelve percent of adults above the age of 25 suffer from this condition; 10 percent of them have an Impaired Glucose

Tolerance (IGT).”

Dr Iftikhar Malik said that every 10 seconds, two people were diagnosed with diabetes, and one person died of diabetes related causes.

Malik said, “seven million people become victim of diabetes every year around the globe and 70,000 children suffer from type-1 diabetes every year. Diabetes could badly affect eyes, brain, heart, kidneys and legs. It was one of the major causes of blindness and kidney failure.”

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Silver Carbon Wound Dressing

New Treatment in Prevention of Vision Loss from Diabetes

This National Diabetes Month, there is some good news for people with eye complications from diabetes. Earlier this month, a network of researchers supported by the National Eye Institute (NEI) found that the drug Lucentis (ranibizumab) can be highly effective for treating proliferative diabetic retinopathy, an eye disease that can occur as a complication of diabetes. The researchers, part of the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network, say this is the first major advance in therapy in 40 years.

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Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness among working-age Americans. An advanced stage, called proliferative diabetic retinopathy, occurs when abnormal blood vessels grow near the retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. These new vessels can leak blood, which can obscure vision and damage the retina. Lucentis is one of several drugs called VEGF inhibitors that can block this process.

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In the new study, Lucentis was compared to scatter laser therapy (or panretinal photocoagulation), which has been the standard treatment for proliferative diabetic retinopathy since the 1970s. Although laser therapy is effective in improving central vision, it can cause decreased night and side vision. The study found that Lucentis produced more improvement in central vision and little change in side vision when compared to laser therapy.

An injection into the eye might sound scary, but it’s one of the most common procedures performed by ophthalmologists. VEGF inhibitors have been used for several years to treat diabetic macular edema, a swelling of the retina that can occur as blood leaks around it. The new study suggests that VEGF drugs may even help prevent macular edema. Study participants who were treated with Lucentis were less likely to develop macular edema than those treated with laser therapy.

As better treatments for diabetic retinopathy emerge, it’s important to remember that an early diagnosis is the first step to getting treatment and saving your sight. If you have diabetes, you should get a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least once a year. Diabetic retinopathy often has no symptoms in its early stages. But an eye care professional can detect it before symptoms occur. And with early detection and appropriate treatment, the risk of severe vision loss from the disease can be reduced by 95 percent.

“Only about half of all people with diabetes get an annual comprehensive dilated eye exam, which is essential for detecting diabetic eye disease early, when it is most treatable,” said NEI Director Paul A. Sieving, M.D., Ph.D.

Keeping diabetes under control is also key to preventing vision loss. If you have diabetes, NEI’s National Eye Health Education Program recommends these important steps to keep your health on TRACK:

  • Take your medications as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Reach and maintain a healthy weight.
  • Add physical activity to your daily routine.
  • Control your ABC’s—A1C, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels.
  • Kick the smoking habit.NEI leads the federal government’s research on the visual system and eye diseases. NEI supports basic and clinical science programs to develop sight-saving treatments and address special needs of people with vision loss. For more information, visit
  • The NEI website has more information about diabetic retinopathy, the results of the trial comparing Lucentis to laser therapy, and what a dilated eye exam can reveal. NEI’sNational Eye Health Education Program has materials for health professionals about diabetic retinopathy.
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Kocarbon Ag Silver Carbon Wound Dressing