Acticoat dressings and major burns: systemic silver absorption.

  title={Acticoat dressings and major burns: systemic silver absorption.},
  author={Naiem S. Moiemen and Elizabeth Shale and Kate J Drysdale and Gary Smith and Yvonne T. Wilson and Remo Papini},
  journal={Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries},
  volume={37 1},
Despite widespread use of wound dressings containing silver, few studies have investigated patients' serum silver levels. An earlier study of Acticoat use in small burns showed transient elevations of serum silver. The aim of this study was to examine the serum silver profile when Acticoat is used in major burns. A prospective study of 6 patients with burns greater than 20% total body surface area (TBSA). All burn wounds, including grafted and non-grafted areas and skin graft donor sites, were… CONTINUE READING

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