Track topics on Twitter Track topics that are important to you
Askina Calgitrol Ag(®) (B. Braun Hospicare Ltd, Collooney Co. Sligo, Ireland), alginate silver wound dressing, is an advanced wound dressing which combines the potent broad-spectrum antimicrobial action of silver with enhanced exudate management properties of calcium alginate and polyurethane foam. The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of Askina Calgitrol Ag(®) and 1% silver sulfadiazine (1% AgSD) in the outpatient management of partial-thickness burn wounds at Burn Unit, Siriraj Hospital. A prospective descriptive study was conducted between January 2008 and January 2009 in Burn Unit, Division of Trauma Surgery, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand. The 65 patients with partial-thickness burn wounds, less than 24 hours post-burn injury, had a total body surface area (TBSA%) less than 15% were treated at Siriraj Outpatient Burn Clinic. All patients were divided into Askina Calgitrol Ag(®) treated group (30 patients) and 1% AgSD treated group (35 patients). The data were compared by the demographics including age, gender, % TBSA burn, pain score, number of wound dressing change, nursing time and time of wound healing. Patients included in both groups were comparable with no significant differences in demographic data of age, gender, location of burn and type of burn injury (P > 0·05 evaluated by paired Student's t-test) between both group. The present results showed that average pain scores in the Askina Calgitrol Ag(®) treated group were significantly lower than the 1% AgSD treated group (2·23 ± 1·87 versus 6·08 ± 2·33, respectively) between both groups (P < 0·02). Patients treated with Askina Calgitrol Ag(®) had significantly lower number of wound dressing change (P < 0·02) and nursing time (P < 0·02) compared with 1% AgSD treated group. The Askina Calgitrol Ag(®) group needed less frequent wound dressing. Healing time was 7 ± 3·51 days after the application of Askina Calgitrol Ag(®) . This was significantly shorter than that of control wounds (14 ± 4·18 days). Application of Askina Calgitrol Ag(®) leads to a good burn wound outcome. The present study confirms the effectiveness of Askina Calgitrol Ag(®) in the outpatient management of partial-thickness burn wounds.
S Opasanon MD, FRCST (Diploma of Thai Board of Surgery) P Muangman MD, Division of Trauma Surgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand N Namviriyachote B.Sc. in Pharm., Department of Pharmacy
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: International wound journal
We successfully employed silver-impregnated hydrofiber dressing for management of giant omphaloceles (GO) followed by delayed surgical closure.
This article discusses the use of a foam dressing for exudate management in both chronic and acute wounds, such as surgical wounds, pressure ulcers, diabetic ulcers, trauma wounds, and leg ulcers. The...
The aim of this study is to observe hemostatic effects of alginate dressing after using seldinger PICC catheter in tumor patients. Sixty tumor patients with PICC receiving chemotherapy were divided in...
Silver has had an important role in preventing burn-related infections for decades. Relatively few side effects is one factor that has led to its wide spread use. Here, the authors present the first c...
There is a paucity of research investigating the scar outcome of children with partial thickness burns. The aim of this study was to assess the scar outcome of children with partial thickness burns wh...
Background. Malignant fungating wounds(MFW) are caused by cancerous cells invading skin tissue, which exhibit increased bacterial burdens that not only result in a negative physical impact...
The purpose of this study is to determine whether a bioelectric wound dressing, a silver-coated dressing, or a silver-foam dressing are effective in the treatment of wounds resulting from ...
The purpose of this study is to determine whether silver alginate (Algidex) patch is effective in the prevention of central line infections in very low birth weight infants.
The purpose is to compare time to healing using absorbent foam silver dressing (Mepilex Ag) compared to a silver sulfadiazine (SSD) 1% cream in the treatment of partial thickness burn inju...
The hypothesis is that silver leaf nylon dressing reduces the percentage of patients developing brisk erythema and moist desquamation while undergoing whole breast radiotherapy. The secon...
Management review designed to evaluate efficiency and to identify areas in need of management improvement within the institution in order to ensure effectiveness in meeting organizational goals.
The use of silver, usually silver nitrate, as a reagent for producing contrast or coloration in tissue specimens.
The application of industrial management practice to systematically maintain and improve organization-wide performance. Effectiveness and success are determined and assessed by quantitative quality measures.
A broad approach to appropriate coordination of the entire disease treatment process that often involves shifting away from more expensive inpatient and acute care to areas such as preventive medicine, patient counseling and education, and outpatient care. This concept includes implications of appropriate versus inappropriate therapy on the overall cost and clinical outcome of a particular disease. (From Hosp Pharm 1995 Jul;30(7):596)
Conditions characterized by recurrent paroxysmal neuronal discharges which arise from a focal region of the brain. Partial seizures are divided into simple and complex, depending on whether consciousness is unaltered (simple partial seizure) or disturbed (complex partial seizure). Both types may feature a wide variety of motor, sensory, and autonomic symptoms. Partial seizures may be classified by associated clinical features or anatomic location of the seizure focus. A secondary generalized seizure refers to a partial seizure that spreads to involve the brain diffusely. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp317)
Anything that breaks the skin is a wound because when the skin is broken, there's a risk of germs getting into the body and causing an infection. Follow and track Wound Care News on BioPortfolio: Wound Car...
Within medicine, nutrition (the study of food and the effect of its components on the body) has many different roles. Appropriate nutrition can help prevent certain diseases, or treat others. In critically ill patients, artificial feeding by tubes need t...