A prospective randomized trial comparing silver sulfadiazine cream with a water-soluble polyantimicrobial gel in partial-thickness burn wounds.

@article{Black2015APR,
  title={A prospective randomized trial comparing silver sulfadiazine cream with a water-soluble polyantimicrobial gel in partial-thickness burn wounds.},
  author={Jonathan S. Black and David B. Drake},
  journal={Plastic surgical nursing : official journal of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Nurses},
  year={2015},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={46-9}
}
The lipid base of silver sulfadiazine (SSD) makes removal of the product painful for the patient and difficult for the physician to accurately assess particularly in partial-thickness burn injuries. As an alternative, a water-soluble antimicrobial gel is used at the University of Virginia. We present a prospective, randomized comparison of these two therapies using pain with dressing changes and time to perform dressing changes as our primary endpoints. Adult inpatients with partial-thickness… CONTINUE READING
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