Effect of activated charcoal dressings on healing outcomes of chronic wounds.

@article{Kerihuel2010EffectOA,
  title={Effect of activated charcoal dressings on healing outcomes of chronic wounds.},
  author={Jean Charles Kerihuel},
  journal={Journal of wound care},
  year={2010},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={
          208, 210-2, 214-5
        }
}
  • J. Kerihuel
  • Published 1 May 2010
  • Medicine
  • Journal of wound care
OBJECTIVE To compare the ability of activated charcoal dressings with that of a hydrocolloid dressing to reduce the wound area of chronic wounds. METHOD Two separate randomised controlled trials (RCTs) were undertaken; both used the same hydrocolloid as the control. One RCT compared Actisorb (without silver) with the control on chronic pressure ulcers and the other RCT compared Actisorb Silver 220 with the control on chronic venous leg ulcers. Patients were followed for four weeks. Baseline… 

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