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Reconsider silver sulfadiazine for burns

Using silver sulfadiazine cream on burns should be reconsidered sinceseveral studies show it is associated with delays in wound healing andthe need for more dressing changes, the authors of a Cochrane review of26 randomised controlled trials say

Using silver sulfadiazine cream on burns should be reconsidered since several studies show it is associated with delays in wound healing and the need for more dressing changes, the authors of a Cochrane review of 26 randomised controlled trials say.

The authors add that there is some evidence for the benefits of hydrocolloid, antimicrobial, silicon-coated nylon, polyurethane film and biosynthetic dressings in terms of wound healing and number of dressing changes required.

However, they warn that the results should be interpreted with caution since the studies included are of poor quality.

The review is published this week along with several others on The Cochrane Library website

Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal URI: 10035055

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