Mechanism of prophylaxis by silver compounds against infection of burns.

@article{Ricketts1970MechanismOP,
  title={Mechanism of prophylaxis by silver compounds against infection of burns.},
  author={C. R. Ricketts and Edward Joseph Lister Lowbury and John C. Lawrence and Max. Hall and M. D. Wilkins},
  journal={British medical journal},
  year={1970},
  volume={1 5707},
  pages={
          444-6
        }
}
To clarify tthe mechanism by which local application of silver compounds protects burns against infection, an ion-specific electrode was used to measùre the concentration of silver ions in solutions. By this method it was shown that in burn dressings silver ions were reduced to a very low level by precipitation as silver chloride. The antibacterial effect was found to depend on the availability of silver ions from solution in contact with precipitate. Between 10(-5) and 10(-6) molar silver… CONTINUE READING

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