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Dressings and topical agents to treat the pressure ulcers
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Dressings and topical agents to treat the pressure ulcers

Bedsores (also called pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers) are injuries of the skin and underlying tissue, resulting from prolonged pressure on the skin. Westby MJ and Coll have successfully conducted a network meta-analysis of dressings and topical agents for healing pressure ulcers. This review includes 51 RCTs involving a total of 2964 participants, comparing 39 different dressings or topical agents for the healing of pressure ulcers.

Silver Dressing
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Silver Dressing

Silver has broad-spectrum antimicrobial properties against a wide spectrum of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. The use of Silver dressings is recommended for acute or chronic wounds with, or at risk of, a high level of bioburden or local infection.

Biofilm and Wound Healing: An Overview, Causes, and Treatment Methods
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Biofilm and Wound Healing: An Overview, Causes, and Treatment Methods

Biofilms are dynamic communities of bacterias. Biofilm in injury is a type of contamination made up of living microorganisms which are capable of forming colonies. If a patient has treated for the non-healing chronic wound which failed to progress, they are most likely dealing with a Biofilm. Topical agents including Creams, Methylene Blue, and Cadexomer iodine also help eradicate the Biofilm.

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