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Type: Journal article
Title: A retrospective review of burn dressings on a porcine burn model
Author: Wang, X.
Kravchuk, O.
Kimble, R.
Citation: Burns, 2010; 36(5):680-687
Publisher: Elsevier Sci Ltd
Issue Date: 2010
ISSN: 0305-4179
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Xue-Qing Wang, Olena Kravchuk and Roy M. Kimble
Abstract: This is a study to compare wound healing among three types of dressings on a porcine model with deep-dermal-partial-thickness burns. The burns in this study were from eight animal trials conducted in the past for other purposes and only burns with a uniform pale appearance that had served as controls in original experiments were selected. In total, there were 57 burns in 33 pigs, using one of following three dressings: Acticoat (Silver) (3 trials), Jelonet (Gauze) (3 trials), and Solosite Gel/Jelonet (Gel/Gauze) (2 trials). The wound healing assessments included wound re-epithelialisation during a 6-week period, clinical and histological scar assessments at week 6 after burn. Of all wound healing/scar assessments, only re-epithelialisation showed statistical difference between dressings. Earlier re-epithelialisation was observed in Gel/Gauze dressings compared to Silver and/or Gauze dressings. However, this study revealed huge variation in wound healing outcome between 3 trials within both Silver and/or Gauze dressings, supported by significant differences on re-epithelialisation, clinical and histological scar measurements. In addition, it was found that larger animals healed better than smaller ones, based on weights from 21 pigs. Of all dressings, Silver delivers the best protection for wound colonization/infection. Wound colonization/infection was found to confine wound healing and lead to thinner RND in scars. From this study, we cannot find enough evidence to suggest the beneficial effect of one dressing(s) over others on burn wound healing outcome on a porcine model with small deep-dermal-partial-thickness burns with a relative small sample size.
Keywords: Cicatrix; Epithelium; Animals; Swine; Wound Infection; Burns; Silver Compounds; Petrolatum; Gels; Retrospective Studies; Bandages; Wound Healing
Rights: © 2009 Elsevier Ltd and ISBI. All rights reserved.
RMID: 0020114321
DOI: 10.1016/j.burns.2009.06.200
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