Title

Hydrofiber Dressing with Silver for the Management of Split-Thickness Donor Sites: A Randomized Evaluation of Two Protocols of Care

Publication/Presentation Date

8-2010

Abstract

BACKGROUND: This randomized, open-label study evaluated Aquacel Ag Hydrofiber dressing with silver (HDS; ConvaTec, Skillman, NJ, USA) with an adherent or gelled protocol in the management of split-thickness donor sites.

METHODS: HDS was the primary dressing in the adherent group (gauze as secondary covering) and gelled group (transparent film as secondary covering). Dressings were changed on study day 1 or 2 and study days 5 (optional), 10 (optional), and 14. The primary outcome was healing (>or=90% re-epithelialization) at study day 14.

RESULTS: Seventy subjects were treated (36 adherent, 34 gelled). By study day 14, 77% of donor sites had healed (67% adherent, 88% gelled). Pain scores decreased over time in both treatment groups. Investigators were "very satisfied" or "satisfied" with (adherent, gelled) time required to manage dressing change (89%, 79% of subjects), minimization of donor-site pain (64%, 82%), ease of application (97%, 94%), management of drainage (92%, 82%), ease of removal (77%, 85%), and ability of dressing to remain in place (69%, 76%). Thirty-nine (56%) subjects had adverse events, most commonly non-donor-site infection (11%) and gastrointestinal events (11%).

CONCLUSION: In this randomized, open-label study, HDS was well-tolerated, versatile, and effective in the management of split-thickness donor sites.

Volume

36

Issue

5

First Page

665

Last Page

672

ISSN

1879-1409

Disciplines

Medical Specialties | Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Medical Specialties | Surgery

PubMedID

19969423

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty

Document Type

Article