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Hyaluronic acid and metallic silver treatment of chronic wounds: healing rate and bacterial load control.

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Summary of "Hyaluronic acid and metallic silver treatment of chronic wounds: healing rate and bacterial load control."

To confirm the safety and wound healing activity of a topical spray powder containing hyaluronic acid (HA) and metallic silver (Hyalosilver, Fidia Farmaceutici S.p.A., Italy), and investigate its effect on the control of bacterial load in vascular ulcers or category I-II pressure ulcers (PU).

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Name: Journal of wound care
ISSN: 0969-0700
Pages: 482-490

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

The use of silver, usually silver nitrate, as a reagent for producing contrast or coloration in tissue specimens.

A silver metallic element that exists as a liquid at room temperature. It has the atomic symbol Hg (from hydrargyrum, liquid silver), atomic number 80, and atomic weight 200.59. Mercury is used in many industrial applications and its salts have been employed therapeutically as purgatives, antisyphilitics, disinfectants, and astringents. It can be absorbed through the skin and mucous membranes which leads to MERCURY POISONING. Because of its toxicity, the clinical use of mercury and mercurials is diminishing.

A therapeutic treatment typically involving INTRA-ARTICULAR INJECTIONS of HYALURONIC ACID and related compounds. The procedure is commonly used in the treatment of OSTEOARTHRITIS with the therapeutic goal to restore the viscoelasticity of SYNOVIAL FLUID, decrease pain, improve mobility and restore the natural protective functions of hyaluronan in the joint.

Silver. An element with the atomic symbol Ag, atomic number 47, and atomic weight 107.87. It is a soft metal that is used medically in surgical instruments, dental prostheses, and alloys. Long-continued use of silver salts can lead to a form of poisoning known as ARGYRIA.

A water insoluble terpene fatty acid used in the treatment of gastrointestinal ulcers; it facilitates the healing and function of mucosal tissue.

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