Comparison of silver nylon wound dressing and silver sulfadiazine in partial burn wound therapy.
Summary of "Comparison of silver nylon wound dressing and silver sulfadiazine in partial burn wound therapy."
The study aims to perform a comparative assessment of two types of burn wound treatment. To do the assessment, patients with partial thickness burn wounds with total body surface area <40% were simple randomised to treat with nanocrystalline silver nylon wound dressing or silver sulfadiazine cream. Efficacy of treatment, use of analgesics, number of wound dressing change, wound infection and final hospitalisation cost were evaluated. The study showed silver nylon wound dressing significantly reduced length of hospital stay, analgesic use, wound infection and inflammation compared with silver sulfadiazine.
F Abedini, Department of Surgery, Imam Musa Kazem Hospital, Esfahan University of Medical Science, Esfahan, Iran A Ahmadi, Department of Surgery, Imam Musa Kazem Hospital, Esfahan University of Medical Science, Esfahan, Iran A Yavari, Department of Surger
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: International wound journal
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22734483
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1742-481X.2012.01024.x
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