[The use of a topical antibacterial agent (silver sulfadiazine) on soft-tissue wounds].

@article{Bocchiotti1990TheUO,
  title={[The use of a topical antibacterial agent (silver sulfadiazine) on soft-tissue wounds].},
  author={G D Bocchiotti and Enrico Robotti},
  journal={Minerva chirurgica},
  year={1990},
  volume={45 9},
  pages={677-81}
}
Reducing the quantitative level of bacterial contamination in an open, acute or chronic, soft tissue wound below the critical level of 10(5) bacteria per gram of viable tissue is essential to delayed primary closure. First step in the management of the contaminated or infected wound is accurate local debridement, preferably with pulsating jet irrigation. Topical antibacterial agents, specifically silver sulfadiazine cream, are then usefully employed to reduce the bacterial count. Contrary to… CONTINUE READING