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

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dc.contributor.author Cutting, Keith
dc.contributor.author White, Richard
dc.contributor.author Hoekstra, Hans
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-03T12:48:26Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-03T12:48:26Z
dc.date.issued 2012-05-03
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/246
dc.description.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 which 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 MMPs are some of those functions which 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. en_US
dc.subject Wound management en_US
dc.subject Topical silver impregnated dressings en_US
dc.subject Wound after care en_US
dc.subject Health en_US
dc.subject Dressing evaulation en_US
dc.title Topical silver-impregnated dressings and the importance of the dressing technology en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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