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Aquacel silver dressing

Matthew J Grosso, Ari Berg, Samuel LaRussa, Taylor Murtaugh, David P Trofa, Jeffrey A Geller
BACKGROUND: Commercial silver-impregnated occlusive dressings (such as Aquacel Ag Surgical wound dressing) have been touted as antimicrobial dressings to be used following total joint arthroplasty. Given the increased cost of an Aquacel dressing over a standard dressing for total joint arthroplasty, the objective of this study was to determine whether Aquacel surgical dressing is effective in reducing the rates of acute periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) compared to standard sterile dressing...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
C T Lau, K K Y Wong, P Tam
INTRODUCTION: Burn injury is one of the most common reasons for admission in paediatric population. There is currently no international consensus on the best wound dressing material. Aquacel Ag, a new silver containing hydrofiber dressing material has been reported to produce good clinical results. Yet, only a limited number of studies exist in the paediatric population. This study aims to review our experience of burn management over the past 5 years and to evaluate the effectiveness of Aquacel Ag in the management of partial thickness burns...
June 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
Shunji Yunoki, Masushi Kohta, Yoshimi Ohyabu, Tetsuji Iwasaki
PURPOSE: This study evaluated the in vitro antibacterial activity and cytotoxicity of various commercially available silver-containing dressings (Ag dressing). METHODS: Biohesive Ag (hydrocolloid, silver sulfadiazine), Aquacel® Ag (nonwoven fabric, ionic silver [Ag]), Algisite™ Ag (nonwoven fabric, Ag), Mepilex® Ag (foam, silver sulfate), and PolyMem® Ag (foam, nanocrystalline silver) were tested for characteristics of Ag release, antibacterial activity, and cytotoxicity...
October 2015: Plastic Surgical Nursing
Zejun Pei, Qing Sun, Xin Sun, Yaping Wang, Peng Zhao
The infection in burn wounds covered by biologic dressings leads to wound deepening and chronic wounds. The introduction of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) into biologic dressings is a beneficial method to prevent wound infection and simultaneously promote wound healing. In this study, an AgNP-loaded silk fibroin (SF)/carboxymethylchitosan (CMC) composite sponge was fabricated. AgNPs with a mean diameter of 4.9 nm was synthesized in SF solution in situ. While CMC was incorporated and chemically crosslinked, SF was insolubilized by ethanol annealing...
2015: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
Nedeljka Glavan, Nives Jonjić
Three case reports on conservative treatment of posttraumatic open conquassant wounds in children are presented. In 2 cases, the wounds opened after rejection of a previously applied skin graft, whereas in the third case, the wound was consequential to toe amputation and treated conservatively. Based on the authors' long-standing favorable experience with this type of dressing in healing of deep burns in children, treatment was continued with the use of a hydrofiber supportive silver-containing dressing (AQUACEL Ag, ConvaTec, Bridgewater, NJ)...
September 2015: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
Matthew Brown, Stuart R Dalziel, Eleanor Herd, Kathryn Johnson, Richard Wong She, Michael Shepherd
Silver-impregnated dressings are increasingly preferred over silver sulfadiazine cream in the management of pediatric burns. An ideal burns dressing would provide a moist, sterile environment, discourage infection, and not require painful dressing changes. This study sought to determine whether silver sodium carboxymethyl cellulose (Aquacel Ag, ConvaTec, Greensboro, NC) dressing is a superior treatment to nanocrystalline silver-coated polyethylene (Acticoat, Smith & Nephew, London, United Kingdom) dressing in pediatric patients with partial thickness burns...
July 2016: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
Yu-Hsin Lin, Wei-Shan Hsu, Wan-Yu Chung, Tse-Hao Ko, Jui-Hsiang Lin
Various types of wound dressings have been designed for different purposes and functions. Controlling bacterial burden in a wound during the early phase is important for successful wound repair. Once bacterial burden is under control, the active promotion of wound healing is another important factor for efficient wound healing. This study investigated the potential of three silver-containing dressings, namely KoCarbonAg(®) , Aquacel(®) Ag and Acticoat 7, in reducing bacterial survival and promoting wound healing...
August 2016: International Wound Journal
Manuel Gago, Fernando Garcia, Victoriana Gaztelu, Jose Verdu, Pablo Lopez, Andreu Nolasco
UNLABELLED: Objective. To compare 3 types of silver dressing in the typical clinical conditions of a community health center, regarding the time to achieve resolution of clinical signs of local infection, and wound healing progress over 8 weeks. METHODS: A prospective, comparative study involving 75 patients with infected chronic wounds who were divided into 3 treatment groups: Acticoat™ (group 1); Comfeel® Ag hydrocolloid/Biatain® Ag polyurethane foam (group 2); and Aquacel® Ag (group 3)...
October 2008: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
Yavuz Basterzi, Gulden Ersoz, Guliz Sarac, Alper Sari, Ferit Demirkan
UNLABELLED: Many new antimicrobial dressings have been used for the treatment of or protection against wound infection since the early 1980s. There are many different wound dressings such as silver, povidone iodine, and chlorhexidine impregnated materials on the market today. Various manufacturers assert that their dressings are the most effective and therefore should be preferentially employed. However, it is difficult to find a study that clearly identifies the most effective antimicrobial wound dressing...
July 2010: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
Jong Hoon Lee, Jeong Ja Kwak, Hee Bong Shin, Hae Won Jung, Young Koo Lee, Eui Dong Yeo, Seong Seok Yang
OBJECTIVE: Silver plays an important part in severe wound management, mainly by reducing microbial growth within dressed wounds and wound beds. However, it is unknown how silver-coated dressing materials affect diabetic wounds. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of silver-containing dressing materials for the treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)-infected wounds in streptozotocininduced diabetic rats. METHODS: Full-thickness skin defects were created on the backs of rats with streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetes (n = 108) and were infected with MRSA...
December 2013: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
Eui Dong Yeo, Su Ah Yoon, Seong Rok Oh, Young Suk Choi, Young Koo Lee
UNLABELLED: Silver-containing dressings are commonly used on healing wounds, including diabetic ulcers. Some studies have shown that dressing materials with silver have negative effects on wound healing, specifically, that the wound healing process is inhibited by deposited silver. Therefore, the authors treated wounds infected with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats and streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats with silver dressings to evaluate the risks of silver...
April 2015: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
G Mosti, A Magliaro, V Mattaliano, P Picerni, N Angelotti
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to compare the efficacy of a microorganism-binding (MB) dressing with a silver-containing hydrofiber (SCH) dressing in controlling the bacterial loads of heavily colonised or locally infected chronic venous leg ulcers, before surgical management with homologous skin grafts. METHOD: A randomised comparative single centre study recruited patients presenting with hard-to-heal critically colonised or locally infected leg ulcers, who could be treated with skin grafting...
March 2015: Journal of Wound Care
Jawal Said, Michael Walker, David Parsons, Paul Stapleton, Anthony E Beezer, Simon Gaisford
Broad-spectrum antimicrobial agents, such as silver, are increasingly being formulated into medicated wound dressings in order to control colonization of wounds by opportunistic pathogens. Medicated wound dressings have been shown in-vitro to be effective against planktonic cultures, but in-vivo bacteria are likely to be present in biofilms, which makes their control and eradication more challenging. Recently, a functional wound dressing (AQUACEL(®) Ag+ Extra™ (AAg + E)) has been developed that in addition to silver contains two agents (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) and benzethonium chloride (BC)) designed to disrupt biofilms...
October 20, 2014: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
Shu-Hung Huang, Cen-Hung Lin, Kao-Ping Chang, Sheng-Hua Wu, Sin-Daw Lin, Chung-Sheng Lai, Su-Fei Ou, Su-Shin Lee
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether using Aquacel Ag (ConvaTec, Skillman, New Jersey) with Vaseline (Unilever, London, England) gauze instead of silver sulfadiazine cream (SSD) as the wound care protocol to treat toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) can improve wound healing, pain control, and reduction of labor costs. DESIGN: A retrospective chart review. SETTING: A burn center with 2 plastic surgeons and 11 nursing staff...
May 2014: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
Geraldine Mulley, A Tobias A Jenkins, Nicholas R Waterfield
There has been a recent surge in the use of silver as an antimicrobial agent in a wide range of domestic and clinical products, intended to prevent or treat bacterial infections and reduce bacterial colonization of surfaces. It has been reported that the antibacterial and cytotoxic properties of silver are affected by the assay conditions, particularly the type of growth media used in vitro. The toxicity of Ag+ to bacterial cells is comparable to that of human cells. We demonstrate that biologically relevant compounds such as glutathione, cysteine and human blood components significantly reduce the toxicity of silver ions to clinically relevant pathogenic bacteria and primary human dermal fibroblasts (skin cells)...
2014: PloS One
Jenny Hurlow
PROBLEM: There are many silver-containing wound dressings available for managing and preventing wound infection. Each claims to provide effective antimicrobial activity due to the presence of silver in the dressing. However, assuming effectiveness on the basis of an antimicrobial alone ignores the importance of the carrier dressing and its overall role in wound healing. SOLUTION: Choice of a silver-containing wound dressing should include consideration of the impact that dressing technology has on the effectiveness of antimicrobial activity as well as its influence on other factors essential for wound healing...
April 2012: Advances in Wound Care
M Miraftab, R Masood, V Edward-Jones
Heavily exudating wounds can lead to infection and unnecessary trauma if they are not adequately managed. Manufacturers involved in production and marketing of high absorption silver dressings, besides emphasising high absorptions of their dressings are keen to highlight potent antimicrobial abilities of their products against all kinds of pathogens including MRSA. However, there are little or no credible reports on minimal but potent quantities of silver needed in a dressing to eliminate bacteria spread and growth or how effectively the silver within a dressing is released over time...
January 30, 2014: Carbohydrate Polymers
Kosuke Akiyama, Masayuki Karaki, Masafumi Yonezaki, Rieko Goto, Rhyuhei Inamoto, Hiroshi Hoshikawa, Nozomu Mori
OBJECTIVE: Silver-containing carboxymethylcellulose fiber dressing (Aquacel®-Ag) has been used to treat burns and ulcers with a large amount of exudate. The aim of this investigation was to confirm whether Aquacel®-Ag has beneficial effects when it is used as nasal packing. METHODS: We included 44 patients who underwent bilateral endoscopic sinus surgery due to chronic rhino-sinusitis. Beschitin-F® or Aquacel®-Ag was packed postoperatively into the bilateral middle meatus...
June 2014: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
Clifford C Sheckter, Michael M Van Vliet, Naveen M Krishnan, Warren L Garner
The standard treatment of partial-thickness burns includes topical silver products such as silver sulfadiazine (SSD) cream and enclosed dressings including silver-impregnated foam (Mepilex Ag; Molnlycke Health Care, Gothenburg, Sweden) and silver-laden sheets (Aquacel Ag; ConvaTec, Skillman, NJ). The current state of health care is limited by resources, with an emphasis on evidence-based outcomes and cost-effective treatments. This study includes a decision analysis with an incremental cost-utility ratio comparing enclosed silver dressings with SSD in partial-thickness burn patients with TBSA less than 20%...
July 2014: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
Jozef Verbelen, Henk Hoeksema, Alexander Heyneman, Ali Pirayesh, Stan Monstrey
INTRODUCTION: Studies comparing contemporary silver dressings in burns are scarce. METHODS: In a prospective, randomized, controlled study, counting 50 patients/research group, we compared two frequently used silver dressings, Acticoat™ and Aquacel(®) Ag, in the management of partial thickness burns with a predicted healing time between 7 and 21 days as assessed by laser Doppler imaging between 48 and 72h after burn. Variables investigated were related to baseline research group characteristics, wound healing, bacteriology, economics, nurse, and patient experience...
May 2014: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
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