Hydrofiber dressing with silver for the management of split-thickness donor sites: A randomized evaluation of two protocols of care

S. Blome-Eberwein, R. M. Johnson, S. F. Miller, D. M. Caruso, M. H. Jordan, S. Milner, E. E. Tredget, K. M. Sittig, L. Smith

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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 (≥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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)665-672
Number of pages8
JournalBurns
Volume36
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2010

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Keywords

  • Donor site
  • Healing
  • Hydrofiber dressing with silver
  • Pain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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Blome-Eberwein, S., Johnson, R. M., Miller, S. F., Caruso, D. M., Jordan, M. H., Milner, S., Tredget, E. E., Sittig, K. M., & Smith, L. (2010). Hydrofiber dressing with silver for the management of split-thickness donor sites: A randomized evaluation of two protocols of care. Burns, 36(5), 665-672. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2009.06.193