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Indian J Surg. 2011 Jan;73(1):24-7. doi: 10.1007/s12262-010-0169-2. Epub 2010 Nov 18.

A comparative study of the burn wound healing properties of saline-soaked dressing and silver sulfadiazine in rats.


The purpose of this study was to further investigate that phenomenon and to explore the effect silver sulfadiazine on wound healing. Full-thickness burn wounds were created on the dorsum of Wistar albino rats under anesthesia. The wounds were treated with silver sulfadiazine and saline-soaked dressing for fourteen days, and then observed until healed. Wound surface area was measured each three days. Time to 50% and 90% healing was compared. No clinical infections occurred. Wound half-life and healing times were shortest in the saline-soaked group (P < 0.0001) in full-thickness burns. Wound contraction was delayed by silver sulfadiazine. These data suggest that silver sulfadiazine retard burn wound healing. Infection control without delay of burn wound healing is most appealing and clinical trials are planned.


Burn wounds care; Saline-soaked dressing; Silver sulfadiazine

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