Comparing the effect of two types of silver nano-crystalline dressings (acticoat and agcoat) in the treatment of full thickness burn wound

  • Faranak Alinejad Department of Infectious Diseases, Burn Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Mahnoush Momeni Department of General Surgery, Burn Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Mohammad Javad Fatemi Department of Plastic Surgery, Burn Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Mostafa Dahmardehei Department of Plastic Surgery, Burn Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Soheila Naderi Department of Marine Biology, Sciences and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
  • Mohammad Reza Akhoondinasab Department of Plastic Surgery, Burn Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Masoume Zayedly Registered Nurse, Burn Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Omid Mahboubi Life Sciences Student, Mac Master University, Hamilton, Canada
  • Hossein Rahbar Pediatrician, Burn Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Keywords: Burns, Infection, Silver nano-crystalline dressing

Abstract

Background and Objectives: This study was conducted to compare the effect of acticoat and agcoat dressing (2 types of silver nano-crystalline dressings) in the treatment of burn wounds. Infection is one of the most important causes of death in patients with major burn. Despite using different prevention methods, including prophylaxis antibiotics with broad-spectrum antibiotics, no method has been found to prevent this dangerous complication for burn patients. Topical silver sulfadiazine is one of the best topical antibiotics in infection control of burn wounds, and other forms of AG dressings are also useful. Their advantages are slow releasing, further-half-life, less frequent dressing change, and less pain during replacement.Materials and Methods: In this study, 30 patients with infected full thickness burn wound were selected. The patients’ age range was 18-85 years, with the mean age of 39.7-17.27. Every patient's wound was divided into 2 parts randomly, one part was dressed with agcoat and the other with acticoat. Sampling of the 2 parts was done before dressing and after the third and seventh day of dressing. Results: The positive outcome of the first day culturing before silver dressing was 80% and 76.7% for agcoat and acticoat, respectively. However, on the third day, it decreased to 30% and 33.3%, respectively. On the seventh day, it further decreased to 20% in both groups, and the percentage of bacterial growth reduction was not significant.Conclusion: Based on the results of this study, silver agcoat dressing was as effective as acticoat dressing in preventing burn wound infection.

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2019-02-10
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Alinejad F, Momeni M, Fatemi MJ, Dahmardehei M, Naderi S, Akhoondinasab MR, Zayedly M, Mahboubi O, Rahbar H. Comparing the effect of two types of silver nano-crystalline dressings (acticoat and agcoat) in the treatment of full thickness burn wound. Iran J Microbiol. 10(6):378-84.
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