Calcium alginate dressings promote healing of split skin graft donor sites.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/209214
Title:
Calcium alginate dressings promote healing of split skin graft donor sites.
Authors:
O'Donoghue, J M; O'Sullivan, S T; Beausang, E S; Panchal, J I; O'Shaughnessy, M; O'Connor, T P
Affiliation:
Department of Plastic Surgery, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Ireland.
Citation:
Acta Chir Plast. 1997;39(2):53-5.
Journal:
Acta chirurgiae plasticae
Issue Date:
3-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/209214
PubMed ID:
9294907
Abstract:
A prospective controlled trial was carried out to assess the healing efficacy of calcium alginate and paraffin gauze on split skin graft donor sites. Thirty patients were randomised to the calcium alginate group and 21 to the paraffin gauze group. The donor sites were assessed at 10 days post harvesting to determine if they were completely healed (100%) or not. Twenty one of the 30 patients dressed with calcium alginate were completely healed at day 10, while only 7/21 in the paraffin gauze group were healed (p < 0.05). There were two infections in the study, both occurring in the alginate group while there was no difference in dressing slippage between the two groups. Calcium alginate dressings provide a significant improvement in healing split skin graft donor sites.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Adolescent; Adult; Aged; Alginates/*therapeutic use; *Bandages; Child; Child, Preschool; Colloids/therapeutic use; Female; Glucuronic Acid; Hexuronic Acids; Humans; Male; Occlusive Dressings; Petrolatum; Prospective Studies; *Skin Transplantation; Wound Healing/*drug effects
ISSN:
0001-5423 (Print); 0001-5423 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Donoghue, J Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Sullivan, S Ten_GB
dc.contributor.authorBeausang, E Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPanchal, J Ien_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Shaughnessy, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, T Pen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-03T15:15:16Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-03T15:15:16Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-03T15:15:16Z-
dc.identifier.citationActa Chir Plast. 1997;39(2):53-5.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0001-5423 (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0001-5423 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid9294907en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/209214-
dc.description.abstractA prospective controlled trial was carried out to assess the healing efficacy of calcium alginate and paraffin gauze on split skin graft donor sites. Thirty patients were randomised to the calcium alginate group and 21 to the paraffin gauze group. The donor sites were assessed at 10 days post harvesting to determine if they were completely healed (100%) or not. Twenty one of the 30 patients dressed with calcium alginate were completely healed at day 10, while only 7/21 in the paraffin gauze group were healed (p < 0.05). There were two infections in the study, both occurring in the alginate group while there was no difference in dressing slippage between the two groups. Calcium alginate dressings provide a significant improvement in healing split skin graft donor sites.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_GB
dc.subject.meshAdulten_GB
dc.subject.meshAgeden_GB
dc.subject.meshAlginates/*therapeutic useen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Bandagesen_GB
dc.subject.meshChilden_GB
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschoolen_GB
dc.subject.meshColloids/therapeutic useen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshGlucuronic Aciden_GB
dc.subject.meshHexuronic Acidsen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshOcclusive Dressingsen_GB
dc.subject.meshPetrolatumen_GB
dc.subject.meshProspective Studiesen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Skin Transplantationen_GB
dc.subject.meshWound Healing/*drug effectsen_GB
dc.titleCalcium alginate dressings promote healing of split skin graft donor sites.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Plastic Surgery, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Ireland.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalActa chirurgiae plasticaeen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster-
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