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Thomas, H., Thornton, M. and Westgate, S.J. A scientific assessment of an automated disinfection system for the decontamination of pressure-relieving hospital mattresses. Wounds UK 2017.

Davies, L.O., Carney, J., Purcell, L.E., Rippon, M.G. and Westgate, S.J. Microbial sequestration and Proteinase modulation properties of silicone-coated superabsorbent dressings. Wounds UK 2017.

Davies, L.O., Sellars, L.E., Rippon, M.G. and Westgate, S.J. An assessment of biofilm disruption and bacteriostatic capabilities of an autolytic debridement dressing. Wounds UK 2017.

Carney, J., Thomas, H., and Westgate, S.J. Antimicrobial properties of, and Proteinase modulation by, an activated carbon cloth. SAWC Fall 2017.

Westgate, S.J. and Thomas, H. A scientific assessment of an automated disinfection system for the decontamination of hospital pressure-relieving mattresses. EPUAP 2017.

Thomas, H., Davies, L. and Westgate, S.J. Accredited Biofilm Test Methods: What it means for wound care. Eurobiofilms 2017.

Carney, J., Thomas, H. and Westgate S.J. In-vitro modulation of MMP-1, MMP-2, MMP-9 and Elastase by a range of wound dressings. SAWC Spring 2017.

Carney, J., Thomas, H., Westgate S.J. and Silabon, M. A comparison of a gentle, absorbent silicone foam wound dressing with two market leading products in terms of fluid absorption and peel force. TVS 2017.

Sellars, L. Westgate, S.J. and Rippon, M. Debridement tools, disrupting biofilms and the potential for inadvertent bacterial transfer. Wounds UK 2016.

Westgate, S.J. and Thomas, H. An in vitro assessment of the fluid absorption and bacterial sequestration properties of SAP wound dressings. EWMA 2016.

Westgate, S.J. and Thomas, H. Anti-biofilm activity demonstrated following treatment with a novel plasma device. EWMA 2016.

Carney, J. and Westgate S.J. In vitro absorption of MMP-2, MMP-9 and Elastase by an activated carbon cloth dressing. EWMA 2016.

Thomas, H. and Westgate, S.J. An in vitro comparison of MRSA and P. aeruginosa sequestration by five superabsorbent wound dressings. EWMA 2016.

Westgate S.J. Cutting, K.F. and Booth, R. Anti-biofilm activity demonstrated following treatment with a novel plasma device. Wounds UK 2015.

Thomas, H. and Westgate, S.J. An in vitro comparison of MRSA sequestration by seven foam wound dressings. Wounds UK 2015.

Thomas, H. and Westgate, S.J. An in vitro comparison of MRSA sequestration by five superabsorbent wound dressings. Wounds UK 2015.

Westgate, S.J. An adaptation of ISO 16594 used to quantitatively and qualitatively evaluate biofilm removal and biofilm prevention capabilities of a dental water line cleanser. IPS 2015.

Westgate, S.J. Mistry, D., Kelly, B., Fellows, A. and Hallinan, M. Disinfectants recommended in healthcare guidelines may not adequately treat high titres of Clostridium difficile spores. HIS 2014.

Westgate, S.J. and Kelly, B. A review of the antimicrobial effects of superabsorbent polymer-containing hydration response technology dressings. Wounds UK 2014.

Westgate, S.J., Cutting, K.F., and Thomas, H. Chilean floral honey dressings demonstrate single and dual species biofilm removal capabilities. Wounds UK 2013.

Forstner, C., Leitgeb, J., Schuster, R., Dosch, V., Kramer, A., Cutting, K.F., Leaper, D., Assadian, O. Bacterial growth kinetics under a novel flexible methacrylate dressing serving as a drug delivery vehicle for antiseptics. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 2013, 14, 10582-10590; doi:10.3390/ijms140510582.

Thomas, H., Davies, L. and Westgate, S.J. Accredited biofilm test methods: what it means for the wound care industry. Wounds UK 2017.

Sellars, L.E., Daintree, C. and Westgate, S.J. An assessment of the antimicrobial activity of a novel, nitric oxide generating wound treatment system according to the modified AATCC test method 100. Wounds UK 2017.

Davies, L.O., Rippon, M.G. and Westgate, S.J. Odour sequestration properties of superabsorbent dressings. Wounds UK 2017.

Sellars, L.E., Rippon, M.G. and Westgate, S.J. An assessment of debridement tools to disrupt biofilms and the ability of an autolytic debridement dressing to minimise spreading of bacteria across the wound. Wounds UK 2017.

Carney, J., Thomas, H. and Westgate, S.J. Antimicrobial properties of, and Proteinase modulation by, an activated carbon cloth and other market-leading products. Wounds UK 2017.

Guest J.F., Charles, H., Cutting, K.F. Is it time to re-appraise the role of compression in non-healing venous leg ulcers? Journal of Wound Care. 2013;22(9):453-60.

Panca, M., Cutting, K.F., Guest, J. Relative clinical and cost-effectiveness of Aquacel, Drymax Extra, Flivasorb, Kerramax and sachet S in the treatment of highly exuding chronic venous leg ulcers in the UK. Journal of Wound Care 22, 3 :1-9. (2013)

Haycocks, S., Chadwick, P., Cutting, K.F. Collagen matrix wound dressings and the treatment of DFUs. Journal of Wound Care. 2013;22(7):369-75.

Cutting, K., Hermans, M., Kwon Lee, S., Wolcott, R., Treadwell, T. Expert panel report: Key considerations in choice of wound management therapeutics between an advanced wound acre dressing utilising Hydration Response Technology and a durable medical device (NPWT) – a USA perspective. Wounds UK. 2013;9(2: Suppl).

Westgate, S. J., Cutting, K. F. Using Hydration response technology dressings in bacteria management. Wounds-UK 2012, 8,3:68-73

Cutting, K. F., Westgate, S.J. The use of wound cleansing solutions in chronic wounds. Wounds-UK 2012,8,4 :130-133

White, R. J., Gardner, S., Cutting, K. F., Waring M. What is the current status of foam dressings? Wounds-UK 2012,8,3:21-24

Cutting, K. F., Westgate, S. J. Super-absorbent dressings: how do they perform in vitro? British Journal of Nursing, 2012 (Tissue Viability Supplement) 21, 20 :S23-S29.

Westgate, S. J. and Cutting, K. F. (2012). Hydration Response Technology Uses a Passive Mechanism to Manage Bacteria. EWMA. Vienna.

Westgate, S. J. and Cutting, K. F. (2012). A Novel Treatment for the Removal of Biofilm Material. EWMA.

Westgate, S. J., et al. (2011). Evidence and Significance of Biofilms in Chronic Wounds in Horses. London.

Westgate, S., Cutting, K. F. (2011). The Role of Microbial Biofilms in Chronic and Acute Wounds. Nursing and Residential Care 13(11): 518-521.

Westgate, S. J., et al. (2011). Microbiology of Equine Wounds and Evidence of Bacterial Biofilms. Veterinary Microbiology 150 (1-2):152-159.

Westgate, S. J., Percival, S. L., Knottenbelt, D C, Clegg, P D, Cochrane, C A, (2011). Microbiology of Equine Wounds and Evidence of Bacterial Biofilms. Vet Microbiol. 150(1-2): 152-159.

Westgate, S. J., et al. (2010). Chronic Equine Wounds: What is the Role of Infection and Biofilms. Wounds 22(6): 138-145.

Percival, S. L. and Cutting, K. F.(2010). Microbiology of Wounds. London, CRC Press.