Assessing bacterial burden in wounds: comparing clinical observation and wound swabs.

Abstract

A randomised controlled trial (RCT) was conducted to compare the efficacy of nanocrystalline silver and cadexomer iodine dressings in healing chronic lower leg ulcers. The relationships between wound swab culture results and nurses' clinical assessments of critical colonisation, and between bacterial burden and healing rate, were also examined. There were… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1742-481X.2010.00747.x

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