Healing of porcine donor sites covered with silver-coated dressings.

  title={Healing of porcine donor sites covered with silver-coated dressings.},
  author={Merle E. Olson and J. Barry Wright and Kan Lam and Robert E. Burrell},
  journal={The European journal of surgery = Acta chirurgica},
  volume={166 6},
OBJECTIVE To compare rates of healing of donor sites in pigs between those dressed with silver-coated dressings and those dressed with petrolatum-impregnated absorbent gauze. DESIGN Open study with each animal acting as its own control. SETTING University research facility, Canada. ANIMALS 6 young specific-pathogen-free domestic pigs. INTERVENTIONS A total of 72 wounds about 1 cm x 2 cm x 0.4 mm were made in rows of eight on each pig with a dermatome. They were divided into three groups… CONTINUE READING