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rltipton
10-09-2009, 04:26
Hey docs, have you heard about Microcyn yet?

Edit: Non-Rx - http://www.oculusis.com/us/otc/, Rx version - http://www.empr.com/Microcyn-Skin-Wound-HydroGel-available/article/149976/

I will pick up the info sheet that came with it in a couple of weeks when I go back to the VA and scan it and post it if any want to look into it further.

I didn't read the whole sheet, but the part I did read was pretty incredible. The stuff is shelf stable for around 12 months if I remember correctly and it kills almost everything in 30 seconds (Pseudomonas aeruginosa, escherichia coli, staph aureus, candida albicans). The list of "it is effective on..." is very long and the photographic evidence is amazing. It comes in a spray bottle.

I lost my left leg because of an open tib-fib fracture that got infected from bacteria I picked up in the ditch I landed in after the crash. :boohoo It would have been nice if the paramedics would have had some of this stuff to squirt on the wound on the way to the hospital as a preventive measure.

If it's old news, please accept my apologies.

Be safe,
Randy

HowardCohodas
10-09-2009, 07:22
MIcrocyn Technology - Oculus Innovative Sciences (http://www.oculusis.com/us/technology/)

rltipton
10-09-2009, 07:28
MIcrocyn Technology - Oculus Innovative Sciences (http://www.oculusis.com/us/technology/)

hehe I just found it too, thanks for the backup. I couldn't go get the bottle when I posted it earlier and I had it spelled wrong. Woops

swatsurgeon
10-09-2009, 10:49
I have never heard of this. When I reviewed their published papers on the web site, NONE of them are tier 1 journals, meaning the science is sufficiently weak that no top notch journal accepted it and it went to another that would publish it. This does not mean the stuff doesn't work just that the published science behind it was likely weak.
Seems like a good idea but if it is so good why hasn't it made it to prime time with EMS and emergency dept's docs and trauma surgeons??

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rltipton
10-09-2009, 16:09
According to my prosthetist and the MD that introduced it to him it is very, very new (I did not research the date myself).

I am going to be in Chicago all next week, but the week after I will get a copy of the literature that came with it and post a scan. The photos of it healing an diabetic's ulcerated toe that normally would lead to at least a partial foot amputation is compelling. My apologies for posting this without the data to add to it, but I will provide it asap.

Also, please keep in mind that I am not an 18D and my medical experience is limited to 300-F1 and the construction of prosthetic limbs, not wound care. :)

Be safe,
Randy