(19)
(11)EP 3 352 715 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
26.06.2019 Bulletin 2019/26

(21)Application number: 16774619.7

(22)Date of filing:  23.09.2016
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
A61F 5/443(2006.01)
A61F 5/445(2006.01)
A61F 5/44(2006.01)
(86)International application number:
PCT/DK2016/050306
(87)International publication number:
WO 2017/050340 (30.03.2017 Gazette  2017/13)

(54)

AN OSTOMY APPLIANCE WITH A RELEASE LINER WITH AN ENCLOSURE

OSTOMIEVORRICHTUNG MIT EINER TRENNSCHICHT MIT EINEM GEHÄUSE

ACCESSOIRES DE STOMIE DOTÉ D'UNE PELLICULE DÉTACHABLE MUNIE D'UNE ENCEINTE


(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

(30)Priority: 24.09.2015 DK 201570609
08.10.2015 DK 201570637
10.11.2015 DK 201570725

(43)Date of publication of application:
01.08.2018 Bulletin 2018/31

(73)Proprietor: Coloplast A/S
3050 Humblebæk (DK)

(72)Inventors:
  • STROEBECH, Esben
    2970 Hoersholm (DK)
  • HANSEN, Michael
    3250 Gilleleje (DK)
  • ANDERSEN, Birthe Vestbo
    3060 Espergaerde (DK)
  • LAM, Peter Kwok Hing
    2000 Frederiksberg C (DK)
  • SCHERTIGER, Lars Olav
    3480 Fredensborg (DK)


(56)References cited: : 
WO-A1-95/11644
GB-A- 2 458 477
FR-A3- 2 533 821
US-B1- 6 336 920
  
      
    Note: Within nine months from the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent, any person may give notice to the European Patent Office of opposition to the European patent granted. Notice of opposition shall be filed in a written reasoned statement. It shall not be deemed to have been filed until the opposition fee has been paid. (Art. 99(1) European Patent Convention).


    Description

    BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION



    [0001] US 6 336 920 B1 discloses an ostomy appliance comprising an adhesive wafer for securing the appliance to the skin, the wafer comprising an adhesive layer, a backing layer covering the distal surface of the adhesive layer and a release liner is covering the proximal surface of the adhesive layer before use.

    Summary of the Invention



    [0002] Disclosed is an ostomy appliance comprising an adhesive wafer for attachment to a skin surface of a user. The adhesive wafer includes a backing layer, an adhesive layer, and at least one release liner. The release liner comprises an enclosure. The invention is defined in claims 1, 14 and 15. Preferred embodiments of the invention are defined in the dependent claims.

    Brief Description of the Drawing



    [0003] The accompanying drawings are included to provide a further understanding of embodiments and are incorporated into and a part of this specification. The drawings illustrate embodiments and together with the description serve to explain principles of embodiments. Other embodiments and many of the intended advantages of embodiments will be readily appreciated, as they become better understood by reference to the following detailed description. The elements of the drawings are not necessarily to scale relative to each other. Like reference numerals designate corresponding similar parts.

    In Figure 1 is shown an ostomy appliance with a release liner comprising an enclosure, seen from the distal side,

    In Figure 2 is shown an exploded view of a release liner.

    In Figure 3 is shown a release liner seen from the front.

    In Figure 4 is shown an ostomy appliance with a self-standing release liner.

    In Figure 5 is shown an ostomy appliance with a release liner suitable for use in horizontal position.

    Figures 6a to 6c show an embodiment of an ostomy appliance with a release liner capable of containing a wipe.

    Figures 7a to 7d show an embodiment of an ostomy appliance with a release liner capable of containing a wipe.


    Detailed Description of the Invention



    [0004] Embodiments provide an ostomy appliance comprising an adhesive wafer for securing the appliance to the skin, the wafer comprising an adhesive layer, a backing layer covering the distal surface of the adhesive layer; a release liner is covering the proximal surface of the adhesive layer before use, wherein said release liner comprises an enclosure.

    [0005] When referring to the proximal side of a device or part of a device, the referral is to the skin-facing side, when the ostomy appliance is worn by a user. Likewise, whenever referring to the distal side of a device or part of a device, the referral is to the side facing away from the skin, when the ostomy appliance is worn by a user. In other words, the proximal side is the side closest to the user, when the appliance is fitted on a user and the distal side is the opposite side - the side furthest away from the user in use.

    [0006] "Release liner" is intended to define a liner covering the proximal (skin contacting) side of the adhesive wafer that ensures at least that the properties of the adhesive are preserved and that the adhesive surface is not laid open until just before the use.

    [0007] In embodiments, the release liner comprises an enclosure capable of containing a liquid or a wipe.

    [0008] In embodiments, the release liner comprises an enclosure made from a liquid impermeable material, such as a film or foil of plastic or metal or a laminate thereof. As used herein, liquid impermeable means that liquid, such as water, is rejected from penetrating the material by simple flow.

    [0009] In embodiments, the release liner comprises of one or more layers of polymer film sealed together to form an enclosure. The sealing may be any suitable sealing such as an adhesive sealing or a welding. When the enclosure is empty, the release liner may be substantially two-dimensional, thereby taking up less space during storage.

    [0010] In embodiments, the enclosure provided in the release liner of the ostomy appliance makes it possible to bring a substance, such as a liquid, into close proximity with the adhesive surface that is to be attached to the skin. This means that a substance in the enclosure can affect the adhesive, for instance by heating it. As an example, a warm substance, such as warm water, provided in the enclosure can heat the adhesive in order to affect the properties of the adhesive. For instance, such heating can lead to increased tack or decreased viscosity of the adhesive, potentially making the adhesive easier to attach to the skin.

    [0011] The enclosure may be provided with an inlet for entering liquid into the enclosure. The inlet facilitates pouring liquid into the enclosure. In embodiments, the inlet may comprise sealing means providing a sealing of the enclosure. The sealing means may be a one-way valve or a non-return valve, such as a foil valve. The sealing may be fluid-tight or it may be substantially fluid-tight in the sense that it keeps a majority of the liquid from escaping from the enclosure.

    [0012] In embodiments, the enclosure is sealed along the entire edge to provide a fluid-tight enclosure. This enables the enclosure to be delivered containing a substance or a wipe. The sealing of the enclosure may be fully or partly peelable in order to be able to retrieve the enclosed wipe or substance.

    [0013] In embodiments, the sealing means is a zip lock. Such lock may enable having abroad inlet yet being easy to close fluid-tight. A broad opening facilitates easy filling with liquid as well as the enclosure after use may be used for other purposes such as for disposals.

    [0014] In embodiments, the inlet comprises a funnel. The funnel enables easy filling of the enclosure and may provide space for sealing means.

    [0015] In embodiments, the inlet can be enlarged by peeling a sealing around the inlet. The sealing at the portion of the enclosure surrounding the inlet may be made as a peelable sealing, thereby enabling enlarging the inlet to be broader. The inlet may be enlarged after removal of the release liner from the adhesive surface to provide a bag for containing waste articles such as a used ostomy bag, thereby providing a hygienic disposal of such articles.

    [0016] In embodiments, the enclosure has a size (surface area) corresponding to at least the adhesive surface of the wafer. This ensures that the entire adhesive surface is exposed to an impact of the liquid when the enclosure is filled.

    [0017] In embodiments, the enclosure has a size (surface area) being smaller than the adhesive surface of the wafer. This enables that only a part of the adhesive surface is exposed to an impact from the contents of the enclosure.

    [0018] In embodiments, the adhesive surface of the wafer comprises two or more release liners. In embodiments, a first release liner covers the central portion of the wafer and a second release liner covers the peripheral portion of the wafer.

    [0019] In embodiments, the release liner has a size (surface area) extending further than the adhesive surface of the wafer. The enclosure may have the same size as the release liner, thus the entire release liner is an enclosure or the release liner may be larger than the enclosure. The release liner may extend further than the enclosure in one or more directions. The extended portions of the release liner may provide easy detachment of the release liner.

    [0020] In embodiments, the enclosure is capable of self-standing when filled with liquid. By self-standing is meant that when the wafer, with a fluid filled enclosure, is placed in vertical position on a surface, for example a table, the wafer including the release liner is able to maintain stable in its vertical position without further support. The wafer being self-standing ensures that any air in the bag gathers at the top.

    [0021] By vertical is herein meant a substantially upright position whereas by horizontal is herein meant the wafer is in a lying position.

    [0022] In embodiments, the enclosure is extending further in one direction, such as upwards, than the adhesive surface in order to provide room for any trapped air. In embodiments, the release liner comprises an air compartment in fluid connection with the enclosure such that any air in the enclosure may gather in the air compartment instead of in the enclosure. In embodiments, an air compartment may gather any trapped air in the enclosure when the wafer with release liner is placed in horizontal position.

    [0023] In embodiments, the enclosure may comprise anti-ballooning means. By anti-ballooning means is meant means ensuring that the enclosure remains in a substantially flat condition when filled with liquid instead of turning into a round structure (balloon). Such means may be in the form of a wall, layer, or other structure dividing the enclosure into two or more compartments. Anti-ballooning means may also take the form of internal welding dot and/or lines connecting the film layers of the enclosure inside the enclosure.

    [0024] In embodiments, the adhesive is sensitive to temperature changes. Some adhesives are sensitive to temperature changes; they may for example become softer or more liquid at higher temperatures. To provide good adhesion to the skin around a stoma, the adhesive may be heated by entering warm or hot liquid into the enclosure of the release liner, letting the warm liquid heat the adhesive for a predetermined temperature, and then remove the release liner and apply the wafer to the skin. In embodiments, the appliance may be provided with an indicator showing when a predetermined temperature of the wafer is reached.

    [0025] In embodiments, the adhesive is a heat switchable adhesive for example as the adhesives disclosed in US 5,387,450.

    [0026] In embodiments, the adhesive may be sensitive to contact with an activating agent. Such agent may for example be brought into contact with the adhesive by use of a wipe being impregnated with the agent.

    [0027] In embodiments, the release liner may be provided with a release surface enabling the adhesive to be detached easily from the release liner. The release surface may be in the form of a coating or the release liner may comprise a material with release properties or it may be a separate release sheet attached to the release liner. The release sheet may have a size corresponding essentially to the adhesive surface of the wafer or it may be larger.

    [0028] Embodiments provide a method of applying an ostomy appliance comprising the steps of:
    1. a. providing an ostomy wafer comprising an adhesive layer, the distal surface of the adhesive layer is covered by a backing layer,
    2. b. covering the proximal adhesive surface of the adhesive wafer with a release liner, said release liner comprises an enclosure capable of containing a liquid,
    3. c. filling liquid into the enclosure of the release liner,
    4. d. placing the adhesive wafer in such a way that the liquid in the enclosure covers the entire adhesive surface of the wafer,
    5. e. removing the release liner and
    6. f. applying the wafer to the skin.


    [0029] In embodiments, the wafer is vertically positioned in step d. The enclosure may be self-standing.

    [0030] Embodiments provide a method of applying an ostomy appliance comprising the steps of:
    1. a. providing an ostomy appliance as disclosed herein,
    2. b. filling liquid into the enclosure of the release liner, thereby bringing the liquid into proximity with the proximal surface of the adhesive layer,
    3. c. removing the release liner, and
    4. d. applying the adhesive wafer to the skin.


    [0031] In embodiments, the enclosure is closed fluid tight before step c., facilitating possible placing of the appliance in horizontal position in step d without spilling liquid.

    [0032] In embodiments, the enclosure is emptied after removal from the wafer and the inlet is enlarged by peeling. The enclosure may then be used for disposed articles such as a used ostomy bag.

    [0033] In embodiments, the liquid is water. In embodiments, the liquid is hot or warm, such as hot water, for example hot tap water. In embodiments, the temperature of the liquid is different from the ambient temperature.

    [0034] In embodiments, the enclosure contains a first composition capable of producing a temperature change when brought into contact with a second composition. In embodiments, the first composition is calcium chloride and the second composition is water. The calcium chloride may be present in the enclosure as a powder, whereas the water may be present in a closed sachet that can be ruptured from outside the enclosure, e.g. by pressing the sachet until it burst and the water flows out. When the calcium chloride is wetted by the water it develops heat, resulting in a hot liquid in the enclosure. The enclose may remain sealed during the process, thus the contents of the enclosure do not escape.

    [0035] In embodiments, the enclosure contains an iron compound such as iron oxide. Iron powder which reacts with the oxygen in the air to yield iron oxide and heat, can be kept in a microporous pouch which are stored in a sealed compartment prior use.

    [0036] In embodiments, the enclosure comprises an electric heating system that is capable of producing heat when activated. In embodiments, it is in the form of a battery pack in which its terminals are connected via a resistance to generate heat. In embodiments, the enclosure contains a composition capable of producing a temperature change when brought into contact with a second composition. In embodiments, before use, a liquid - being the second composition - is poured into the enclosure and heat is developed.

    [0037] In embodiments, the enclosure comprises a wipe. By wipe is herein meant a sheet of absorbing material such as a Kleenex, gauze, foam, fabric, non-woven or other suitable materials. The wipe may be impregnated with an activating agent. By activating agent is herein meant a substance being capable of providing a change in the properties of an adhesive, for example change the adhesive tack or viscosity of the adhesive. Before use, the release liner comprising the enclosure may be removed from the adhesive surface, the enclosure may be peeled open, the wipe taken out and brought into contact with the thus exposed adhesive surface. The activating agent activated the adhesive by contact and the wafer can subsequently be applied to the skin.

    [0038] In embodiments, the release liner comprising the enclosure may be smaller than the adhesive surface of the wafer, thereby only covering a part of the adhesive surface. The remaining adhesive surface may be covered with one or more other release liners.

    [0039] Embodiments provide an ostomy kit comprising an ostomy wafer comprising an adhesive layer, the adhesive layer being covered on the distal surface by a backing layer, and a release liner, provided with a surface with release properties and said release liner being in the form of an enclosure capable of containing a liquid.

    [0040] Embodiments provide a method of applying an ostomy appliance comprising the steps of:
    1. a. providing an ostomy wafer comprising an adhesive layer, the distal surface of the adhesive layer is covered by a backing layer,
    2. b. covering the proximal adhesive surface of the adhesive wafer with a release liner, said release liner comprises an enclosure capable of containing a wipe,
    3. c. placing part of the release liner in such a way that the wipe is brought into contact with the entire adhesive surface of the wafer,
    4. d. removing the release liner and
    5. e. applying the wafer to the skin.


    [0041] In embodiments, step c further comprises the step of removing part of the release liner prior to bringing another part of the release liner including the enclosure with the wipe into contact with the adhesive surface of the wafer.

    Detailed Description of the Drawing



    [0042] Embodiments, and features of the various exemplary embodiments described in this application, may be combined with each other ("mixed and matched"), unless specifically noted otherwise.

    [0043] In Figure 1 is shown an ostomy appliance seen from a distal side comprising a collection bag 1, and adhesive wafer 2 and a release liner 3.

    [0044] In Figure 2 is shown an exploded view of a release liner 3. The release liner comprises a first wall 4 and a second wall 5 and a release sheet 7. The second wall is folded at the top 6 to provide a non-return valve. The release sheet 7 is attached to the first wall 4 by adhesive or welding or it may be in the form of a coating directly on the first wall 4. The first and the second walls are welded together as shown in Figure 3, where the dotted lines indicate welding lines. The welding lines define an enclosure 9 substantially of the size and shape of the adhesive surface, and is fluidly connected to an air compartment 10. At the top of air compartment 10 is welded lines in funnel shape to provide an inlet 11. The inwards welding line shown as 8 separates the enclosure 9 for the air compartment 10.

    [0045] In Figure 4 is shown an exploded view of an appliance with a self-standing release liner 3 where the enclosure is provided with a foot 12 enabling stability at vertical position. In

    [0046] Figure 5 is shown an appliance with a release liner 3 suitable for use in horizontal position.

    [0047] In Figures 6a to 6c are shown a cross section of an ostomy appliance comprising an adhesive wafer in the form of a backing layer 13 coated with an adhesive layer 12. On the distal surface of the backing layer 13 is provided a collection bag 1. The bag 1 may be detachable or permanently fixed to the wafer. The adhesive layer 12 may be in the form of one or more different adhesives, such as a first adhesive at the central portion of the wafer and a second adhesive at the peripheral portion of the wafer.

    [0048] The peripheral section of the proximal adhesive surface of the wafer is covered with a first release liner 17. The central portion of the adhesive surface of the wafer is covered with a second release liner 3 comprising an enclosure 9. The second release liner 3 at least partly overlaps the first release liner 17 along the inner edge portion of the first release liner. The second release liner 3 is defined by a first 4 and a second wall 5 being sealed together along the edge to form an enclosure 9, and the enclosure containing a wipe 14. The wipe 14 may be attached to the first wall 4. The wipe 14 is impregnated with an activating agent.

    [0049] Before use of the appliance, the second release liner (with the enclosure) 3 is released from the adhesive at the periphery (the release point may be provided with a tab member for easy gripping - not shown on the Figure) and lifted away from the adhesive and pivoted over a hinge point 16 at the opposite periphery. The second sheet 5, being the sheet closest to the wafer is then removed and the first sheet 4, to which the wipe 14 is attached, is lowered again towards the adhesive surface and the wipe 14 is brought in contact with the adhesive. The activating agent of the wipe 14 may activate the adhesive being in contact with the wipe 14 and the second release liner 3, including the wipe 14 can then be removed and the wafer attached to the skin.

    [0050] Figures 7a to 7d illustrate a further embodiment of an ostomy appliance. Figure 7a illustrates a cross-sectional view of the appliance prior to use. Like in the embodiment of figure 6a to 6c, the appliance is provided with a wafer comprising a backing layer 13 with adhesive 12. The bag 1 is permanently or detachably attached to the backing layer. The adhesive 12 is provided with a first annular release liner 17 covering the outer part of the adhesive. Furthermore, a second release liner 3 including an enclosure 9 is attached to the appliance. The second release liner 3 has a first wall 4 attached to the first release liner 17 at a lower edge of the first release liner - that is towards the bottom of the bag in the normal use of the bag. The attachment may be rupturable attachment and provides a hinge point 16 that will be explained further in the following. Folded on top of the first wall and covering the first wall as well as the central part of the adhesive and part of the first release liner is a second wall 5. The first wall 4 and the second wall 5 are connected at a rupturable connection 18 and sealed together at an annular seal 19 so they provide an enclosure 9. The seal 19 may be an adhesive or welded seal; however, it should be peelable. The enclosure 9 includes a wipe 14 with an activating agent. Figure 7b illustrates the appliance prior to use but seen from the rear wall. In figure 7b it can be seen that the second wall 5 covers only the middle part of the first release liner.

    [0051] Figure 7c illustrates the appliance as the use is being prepared. The second wall 5 has been lifted up from the first wall 4 and the central part of the adhesive has been uncovered. The second release liner is beginning to pivot around the hinge point 16 by gripping at the second wall. Alternatively, the second wall may be separated from the first wall by rupturing the rupturable connection 18 and the user may then grip at the end of the first wall thereby pivoting the second release liner around the hinge point 16.

    [0052] Figure 7d illustrates the position, where the wipe 14 has been brought into contact with the central part of the adhesive. In this position the first wall 4 of the second release liner overlays the first release liner 17.

    [0053] To make the final preparation for use, the first and second release liner as well as the wipe are removed from the adhesive 12 of the appliance. Thereby the adhesive is prepared and can be brought into contact with the abdominal surface of the user.

    Examples



    [0054] In embodiments, the dimensions of the enclosure of the release liner may depend on the size (adhesive surface area) of the adhesive wafer. In the following examples, the release liner was designed to fit an adhesive wafer being oval and having the dimensions of 120 x 100 mm.

    EXAMPLE 1


    Preparation of a self-standing release liner



    [0055] A release liner was prepared having outer dimensions of 150 x 200 mm. A clear PE (polyethylene) film with a thickness of 0.1 mm was chosen for the release liner in order to provide stability and good weldability. Welding of the enclosure as well as other welding lines were conducted at 180 degrees for 1.5 seconds and a pressure of 2 bar.

    [0056] The enclosure was provided with a foot for enabling self-standing. The foot was prepared by folding the lower part of the enclosure 20 mm up and in to itself and then welding the sides with the above specified welding parameter.

    [0057] The film for the release liner was siliconized on the outer side (surface outside the enclosure). The inner side (surface inside the enclosure) was not siliconized in order not to inhibit welding. Siliconization was a type 1803 from Hutamaki with a tight release in order to provide a good adherence to the adhesive before use and an easy removal after heating when application of the wafer to the skin was initiated.

    [0058] At the top of the enclosure, a funnel shaped inlet was provided, enabling easy filling of the enclosure with liquid. The inlet may also comprise a non-return valve prepared as described more in detail in Example 2. A non-return valve may provide a substantially fluid tight seal of the enclosure for extra security, in order to avoid spillage in case the self-standing wafer and release liner was accidentally tilted and brought to a non-vertical position.

    EXAMPLE 2



    [0059] Preparation of a release liner suitable for use in horizontal position.

    [0060] A release liner was prepared as in Example 1 except the enclosure was not provided with a foot. A non-return valve was made at the top of the enclosure by inserting a centre film in the top of the enclosure, the centre film had the same width as the enclosure (150 mm) and a height of 50 mm. This film was welded with the side edges of the enclosure and a funnel shaped welding of all three films from the top of the enclosure. The depth of the welding was only 40 mm deep in to the enclosure so that 10 mm of the centre film was not welded. As this welding was stopped when a 20 mm void in the centre was obtained, liquid can enter into the enclosure through this, but cannot enter out of the enclosure, as the 10 mm non welded film will seal the void when liquid try to pass back. Liquid may push the two films together and seal the void. When the enclosure was brought into a non-vertical position such as placing the enclosure horizontally on the table or other surface the liquid did not leak from the enclosure.

    [0061] When water is poured in to the enclosure, air may be trapped inside the enclosure, not being able to pass the non-return valve. If the amount of trapped air in the enclosure is too large, there is a risk that the adhesive will not be fully exposed to the warm water as intended. In this example, an air compartment was provided in fluid connection with the enclosure. This air compartment was made by a welding from both sides of the enclosure at approximately 40 mm lower than the end of the non-return valve so that approximately 40 mm non welded void in the center is obtained. Liquid and air can freely flow in and out of the void. When the enclosure was placed on a horizontal surface, the trapped air will move to the air compartment and the liquid will be in both compartments. No air was present in the compartment covering the adhesive, thus the entire adhesive surface was exposed to the temperature impact from the liquid.

    [0062] When placing the wafer in lying (horizontal) position, the wafer is first held upright with the lower part of the appliance resting on the surface to be laid on (such as a table). Then the rest of the appliance is brought in contact with the table by slowly lowering the wafer. In this way, the enclosure will be filled with liquid and the air will be pushed into the air compartment, optionally together with some of the liquid.

    [0063] In this example, a volume restricting feature (anti-ballooning means) is provided by welding a 10 mm dot in the middle of the enclosure centrally placed for the adhesive surface of the wafer. This prevents the enclosure for expanding in to a balloon shape. This feature saves liquid and makes the product less bulky.


    Claims

    1. An ostomy appliance comprising an adhesive wafer (2) for securing the appliance to the skin, the wafer (2) comprising an adhesive layer (12), a backing layer (13) covering the distal surface of the adhesive layer (12), a release liner (3) is covering the proximal surface of the adhesive layer (12) before use, characterized in that said release liner (3) comprises an enclosure (9) capable of containing a liquid.
     
    2. The ostomy appliance according to claim 1, wherein the release liner (3) comprises one or more layers of polymer film being sealed together to form an enclosure (9).
     
    3. The ostomy appliance according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the enclosure (9) is provided with an inlet (11) for entering liquid into the enclosure (9).
     
    4. The ostomy appliance according to claim 3, wherein the inlet (11) comprises sealing means for sealing of the enclosure (9).
     
    5. The ostomy appliance according to claim 4, wherein the sealing means is a one-way valve.
     
    6. The ostomy appliance according to claim 5, wherein the valve is a foil valve.
     
    7. The ostomy appliance according to claim 4, wherein the sealing means is a zip lock.
     
    8. The ostomy appliance according to any of claims 3-7, wherein the inlet (11) comprises a funnel.
     
    9. The ostomy appliance according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the enclosure (9) is capable of self-standing when filled with liquid.
     
    10. The ostomy appliance according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the adhesive is sensitive to temperature changes.
     
    11. The ostomy appliance according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the release liner (3) comprises an air compartment in fluid connection with the enclosure (9).
     
    12. The ostomy appliance according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the enclosure (9) comprises anti-ballooning means.
     
    13. The ostomy appliance according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the enclosure (9) comprises a wipe (14) in the form of a sheet of absorbing material.
     
    14. Method of applying an ostomy appliance comprising the steps of:

    a. providing an ostomy appliance according to any of the preceding claims,

    b. filling liquid into the enclosure (9) of the release liner (3), thereby bringing the liquid into proximity with the proximal surface of the adhesive layer (12),

    c. removing the release liner (3), and

    d. applying the adhesive wafer (2) to the skin.


     
    15. Method of applying an ostomy appliance comprising the steps of:

    a. providing an ostomy wafer (2) comprising an adhesive layer, the adhesive layer being covered on the distal surface by a backing layer,

    b. cover the proximal adhesive surface of the adhesive wafer with a release liner, said release liner (3) being in the form of an enclosure (9) capable of containing a liquid,

    c. filling liquid into the enclosure (9) of the release liner (3),

    d. placing the adhesive wafer (2) in such a way that the liquid in the enclosure (9) covers the entire adhesive surface of the wafer (2),

    e. removing the release liner (3) and

    f. applying the wafer (2) to the skin.


     
    16. The method according to claim 15, wherein the enclosure (9) is closed fluid tight before step c.
     
    17. The method according to any of claims 15-16, wherein the appliance is provided with an indicator.
     
    18. The method according to any of claims 15-17, wherein the liquid is water.
     


    Ansprüche

    1. Stomavorrichtung, umfassend einen Klebe-Wafer (2) zum Befestigen der Vorrichtung an der Haut, wobei der Wafer (2) eine Klebeschicht (12), eine die distale Fläche der Klebeschicht (12) abdeckende Trägerschicht (13) und eine abziehbare Unterlage (3), die vor dem Gebrauch die proximale Fläche der Klebeschicht (12) abdeckt, umfasst, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass die abziehbare Unterlage (3) eine Umhüllung (9) umfasst, die eine Flüssigkeit enthalten kann.
     
    2. Stomavorrichtung nach Anspruch 1, wobei die abziehbare Unterlage (3) eine oder mehrere Polymerfolienschichten umfasst, die zum Bilden einer Umhüllung (9) aneinandergesiegelt sind.
     
    3. Stomavorrichtung nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, wobei die Umhüllung (9) mit einem Einlass (11) zum Einführen von Flüssigkeit in die Umhüllung (9) versehen ist.
     
    4. Stomavorrichtung nach Anspruch 3, wobei der Einlass (11) Versiegelungsmittel zur Versiegelung der Umhüllung (9) umfasst.
     
    5. Stomavorrichtung nach Anspruch 4, wobei das Versiegelungsmittel ein Einwegeventil ist.
     
    6. Stomavorrichtung nach Anspruch 5, wobei das Ventil ein Folienventil ist.
     
    7. Stomavorrichtung nach Anspruch 4, wobei das Versiegelungsmittel ein Zip Lock ist.
     
    8. Stomavorrichtung nach einem der Ansprüche 3 - 7, wobei der Einlass (11) einen Trichter umfasst.
     
    9. Stomavorrichtung nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, wobei die Umhüllung (9) selbständig stehen kann, wenn sie mit Flüssigkeit gefüllt ist.
     
    10. Stomavorrichtung nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, wobei der Klebstoff temperaturänderungsempfindlich ist.
     
    11. Stomavorrichtung nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, wobei die abziehbare Unterlage (3) ein Luftfach in Fluidverbindung mit der Umhüllung (9) umfasst.
     
    12. Stomavorrichtung nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, wobei die Umhüllung (9) Mittel gegen Blasenbildung umfasst.
     
    13. Stomavorrichtung nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, wobei die Umhüllung (9) ein Wischtuch (14) in der Form eines Flächengebildes aus saugfähigem Material umfasst.
     
    14. Verfahren zum Anbringen einer Stomavorrichtung, umfassend die folgenden Schritte:

    a. Bereitstellen einer Stomavorrichtung nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche,

    b. Einfüllen von Flüssigkeit in die Umhüllung (9) der abziehbaren Unterlage (3), wodurch die Flüssigkeit in die Nähe der proximalen Fläche der Klebeschicht (12) gebracht wird,

    c. Entfernen der abziehbaren Unterlage (3) und

    d. Anbringen des Klebe-Wafers (2) auf der Haut.


     
    15. Verfahren zum Anbringen einer Stomavorrichtung, umfassend die folgenden Schritte:

    a. Bereitstellen eines Stoma-Wafers (2), der eine Klebeschicht umfasst, wobei die Klebeschicht auf der distalen Fläche von einer Trägerschicht abgedeckt ist,

    b. Abdecken der proximalen Klebefläche des Klebe-Wafers mit einer abziehbaren Unterlage, wobei die abziehbare Unterlage (3) in der Form einer Umhüllung (9) ist, die eine Flüssigkeit enthalten kann,

    c. Einfüllen von Flüssigkeit in die Umhüllung (9) der abziehbaren Unterlage (3),

    d. Platzieren des Klebe-Wafers (2) derart, dass die Flüssigkeit in der Umhüllung (9) die gesamte Klebefläche des Wafers (2) bedeckt,

    e. Entfernen der abziehbaren Unterlage (3) und

    f. Anbringen des Wafers (2) auf der Haut.


     
    16. Verfahren nach Anspruch 15, wobei die Umhüllung (9) vor Schritt c fluiddicht verschlossen wird.
     
    17. Verfahren nach einem der Ansprüche 15 - 16, wobei die Vorrichtung mit einer Anzeige versehen ist.
     
    18. Verfahren nach einem der Ansprüche 15 - 17, wobei die Flüssigkeit Wasser ist.
     


    Revendications

    1. Appareil de stomie comprenant une pastille adhésive (2) pour fixer l'appareil à la peau, la pastille (2) comprenant une couche adhésive (12), une couche de support (13) couvrant la surface distale de la couche adhésive (12), une protection antiadhésive (3) couvrant la surface proximale de la couche adhésive (12) avant l'utilisation, caractérisé en ce que ladite protection antiadhésive (3) comprend une enveloppe (9) capable de contenir un liquide.
     
    2. Appareil de stomie selon la revendication 1, dans lequel la protection antiadhésive (3) comprend une ou plusieurs couches de film polymère scellées ensemble pour former une enveloppe (9).
     
    3. Appareil de stomie selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans lequel l'enveloppe (9) est pourvue d'une entrée (11) pour introduire du liquide dans l'enveloppe (9).
     
    4. Appareil de stomie selon la revendication 3, dans lequel l'entrée (11) comprend un moyen de scellage pour sceller l'enveloppe (9).
     
    5. Appareil de stomie selon la revendication 4, dans lequel le moyen de scellage est une valve unidirectionnelle.
     
    6. Appareil de stomie selon la revendication 5, dans lequel la valve est une valve à feuille.
     
    7. Appareil de stomie selon la revendication 4, dans lequel le moyen de scellage est une fermeture à glissière.
     
    8. Appareil de stomie l'une quelconque des revendications 3 à 7, dans lequel l'entrée (11) comprend un entonnoir.
     
    9. Appareil de stomie selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans lequel l'enveloppe (9) est autoportante lorsqu'elle est remplie de liquide.
     
    10. Appareil de stomie selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans lequel l'adhésif est sensible aux changements de température.
     
    11. Appareil de stomie selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans lequel la protection antiadhésive (3) comprend un compartiment d'air en liaison fluidique avec l'enveloppe (9).
     
    12. Appareil de stomie selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans lequel l'enveloppe (9) comprend un moyen anti-ballonnement.
     
    13. Appareil de stomie selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans lequel l'enveloppe (9) comprend une pièce d'essuyage (14) sous la forme d'une feuille de matériau absorbant.
     
    14. Procédé pour appliquer un appareil de stomie comprenant les étapes consistant à :

    a. fournir un appareil de stomie selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes,

    b. verser du liquide dans l'enveloppe (9) de la protection antiadhésive (3), pour ainsi amener le liquide à proximité de la surface proximale de la couche adhésive (12),

    c. enlever la protection antiadhésive (3), et

    d. appliquer la pastille adhésive (2) sur la peau.


     
    15. Procédé pour appliquer un appareil de stomie, comprenant les étapes consistant à :

    a. fournir une pastille de stomie (2) comprenant une couche adhésive, la couche adhésive étant couverte sur la surface distale par une couche de support,

    b. couvrir la surface adhésive proximale de la pastille adhésive avec une protection antiadhésive, ladite protection antiadhésive (3) se présentant sous la forme d'une enveloppe (9) capable de contenir un liquide,

    c. verser du liquide dans l'enveloppe (9) de la protection antiadhésive (3),

    d. placer la pastille adhésive (2) de telle sorte que le liquide dans l'enveloppe (9) couvre toute la surface adhésive de la pastille (2),

    e. enlever la protection antiadhésive (3) et

    f. appliquer la pastille (2) sur la peau.


     
    16. Procédé selon la revendication 15, dans lequel l'enveloppe (9) est fermée de manière étanche aux fluides avant l'étape c.
     
    17. Procédé selon l'une quelconque des revendications 15 et 16, dans lequel l'appareil est pourvu d'un indicateur.
     
    18. Procédé selon l'une quelconque des revendications 15 à 17, dans lequel le liquide est de l'eau.
     




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