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Topical silver-impregnated dressings and the importance of the dressing technology

Cutting, Keith, White, Richard and Hoekstra, Hans (2009) Topical silver-impregnated dressings and the importance of the dressing technology. International Wound Journal, 6 (5). pp. 396-402. ISSN 1742-4801

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Abstract

A wide variety of silver-impregnated wound dressings has become available in recent years. This has given the practitioner choice but little evidence by which an appropriate dressing may be selected. In many instances, the ancillary function(s) of the dressing will become differentiating factors that influence choice. For example, the dressing capacity to manage exudate, maintain an optimum moist environment, reduce or avoid maceration, maintain an intimate contact with the wound bed, promote autolytic debridement, sequester bacteria and bind matrix metallo proteases (MMPs) are some of those functions that are of clinical significance and may dictate choice. In this article we present the evidence for these functions, thereby enabling practitioners to evaluate comparative dressing attributes, and so make an informed choice of which silver dressing best suits the needs of the wound under differing circumstances.

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Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2013 14:23
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 19:19
URI: http://bucks.collections.crest.ac.uk/id/eprint/9760

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