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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 215-219

Comparative study of silver-sulfadiazine-impregnated collagen dressing versus conventional burn dressings in second-degree burns

1 Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, VS General Hospital and NHL Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
2 Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Sharda Ben General Hospital and NHL Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

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Dr. Vikrant Ranjan
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, VS General Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_291_18

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Background: The advantages of biological skin dressings like collagen are well-known. It makes wound impermeable to bacteria and creates the most physiological interface between the wound surface and the environment. Silver-sulfadiazine-impregnated collagen (SIC) is a type 1 collagen impregnated with silver sulfadiazine (SSD)-loaded alginate microspheres to deliver SSD in a controlled fashion to manage infected burn wounds for an extended period of time with lesser dressing changes. Materials and Methods: In this study, we used SIC for the treatment of second-degree burn wounds in 25 patients and compared with similar burn wounds in 25 patients treated with conventional dressings. Results: For SIC-treated group, we observed improved wound healing in all the patients after 7 days except two patients who required skin grafting, and none of them had any serious complications. For conventionally treated group, improved wound healing was seen in 14 patients, whereas the rest of the patients required prolong dressing or skin grafting. All the patients who were treated with SIC were satisfied with healing of wound and pain relief. Conclusion: Second-degree burn wounds are well-treated with SIC in the form of good healing, control of infection, and reducing pain without any serious complications when compared with conventional dressing.

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