Collagen dressing versus silver sulphadiazine dressing in partial thickness burns: A comparative study

Sathik Mohamed Masoodu, K (2014) Collagen dressing versus silver sulphadiazine dressing in partial thickness burns: A comparative study. Masters thesis, Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai.

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Abstract

AIM OF THE STUDY: This prospective randomized controlled study was designed to compare the effectiveness of collagen dressing and silver sulphadiazine dressing in partial thickness burns. METHODS: This study was conducted at Government Royapettah Hospital, Chennai. A total of 60 patients with partial thickness burn wounds were included in this study and they are divided into two groups. Group 1 consisted of 30 patients in whom Collagen dressing was done. Group 2 consisted of 30 patients in whom silver sulphadiazine dressing was done. The variables analyzed were pain score, infection rate, rate of healing of the wound, resultant scar and patient compliance. Patients with partial thickness burns involving < 40% of the total body surface area and wounds not older than 24 hours are inclusion criteria in the study, whereas patients with full thickness burns, burns involving > 40% of the total body surface area, wounds older than 24 hours and facial burns are exclusion criteria for this study. RESUTS: Results obtained were comparable with various authors. When compared to silver sulphadiazine group, patients treated with collagen dressing had less pain score, reduced wound infection rate, faster healing rate, good scar and good compliance. CONCLUSION: Collagen sheet promotes early healing, decreases the need of analgesics, reduces the incidence of associated complications like infection. The morbidity of the patients is reduced as the resultant scar is better in majority of the patients using Collagen. Because of the simple application and good tolerance of the membrane, Collagen can be advocated as a temporary biological dressing material in partial dressing burns.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: partial thickness burns ; dressing ; Collagen ; silver sulphadiazine ; comparative study.
Subjects: MEDICAL > General Surgery
Depositing User: Devi S
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2018 16:24
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2018 15:47
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/8660

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