Below you will find a comprehensive list of research papers, clinical trials and further information on and Diphoterine® Solution.
- Alkali ocular burns in Martinique (French West Indies) Evaluation of the use of an amphoteric solution as the rinsing product: During the 4 years of this study, we noted 66 cases of alkali ocular burns, or approximately 16 cases per year, nearly half (45.5%) of which are due to an assault. For grade 1 and 2 burns the time elapsed to reepithelialization appears to be shorter when rinsed with Diphoterine® versus physiological solution.
- Management of eye injuries in the workplace: Eye injuries which occur in the workplace are more common in developing countries like South Africa where appropriate eye protection might be lacking. The purpose of this paper is to assist the occupational health care provider to correctly assess damage to the eye and interpret the findings to make a diagnosis and appropriate decisions for primary care.
- The initial management of ocular chemical burns in an academic hospital: To report the clinical findings of a case of ocular chemical burns following cement alkali burn to both eyes to illustrate the importance of using protective eye wear and the need for immediate treatment following chemical injury to the eyes.
- Working with wet Concrete: “As it was raining at the time, rainwater which had been in contact with the wet concrete soaked in to his PPE trousers. This caused a caustic burn to his leg. Despite showering for 45minutes and seeking medical attention the operative spent a week in a specialist burns unit & three weeks away from work.”
- Burns First Aid Guideline: Informative poster on dealing with burns
- An amphoteric rinse used in the emergency treatment of a serious ocular burn: Serious eyes burns represent extreme problems in the treatment and rehabilitation of victims. Although progress has been made in the general understanding of eye burns, the inflammatory response to eye injury, electrolyte shifts, understanding neurobiological mechanisms and major improvements in treatment by the use of limbal grafts, the best treatment of eye burns is to avoid progression of the damage. Experimental research has shown the correlation between the concentration, time and the type of chemical exposure, and the clinical prognosis, in relation to parameters such as rate of change in intraocular pH.
- Safety of dermal Diphoterine® application: an active decontamination solution for chemical splash injuries: This publication examines the use of Diphoterine® Solution to decontaminate chemical splash injuries
- Diphoterine for alkali chemical splashes to the skin at alumina refineries: One hundred eighty cases of alkali splashes to the skin were evaluated clinically. Two groups were compared; those who had applied Diphoterine® first and those who had applied water first.
- Dynamic analysis of chemical eye burns using high- resolution optical coherence tomography: The use of high-resolution optical coherence tomography OCT to visualize penetration kinetics during the initial phase of chemical eye burns is evaluated.
- Comparison water/Diphotérine®: Rinsing of more than 600 chemical splashes during 7 years in the factory ATOCHEM SAINT-AVOLD