Table 14Summary of wound healing measures* among patients with chronic venous ulcers comparing antimicrobial dressings with other antimicrobial dressings

Author, yearInterventionCompression used in both groupsFollowup timeWound healing rate
Harding, 201120G1: Aquacel Ag
G2: Urgotul Silver
Class III compression4 weeksG1: Relative mean wound area reduction, 38.24% (SD, 40.63)
G2: Relative mean wound area reduction, 32.47% (SD, 48.93)
Ormiston, 198544

Ormiston, 198355: interim data
G1: Gentian violet and Polyfax
G2: Cadexomer iodine
Crepe then cotton crepe compression bandage12 weeksG1: Mean, 0.46 (SEM, 0.1) cm2/week
G2: Mean, 0.89 (SEM, 0.1) cm2/week; P=0.0001
*

Neither study reported on the proportion of ulcers healed, time-to-healing, or wound recurrence.

cm = centimeter; SD = standard deviation; SEM = standard error of the mean

From: Results

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