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Silver dressings--do they work?
Drug Ther Bull 2010; 48(4):38-42DT

Abstract

The metal silver is well known to have antimicrobial properties and this underlies its incorporation into the many types of silver releasing wound dressings available in the UK. These products are classed as 'advanced' dressings and were developed primarily for difficult to heal wounds, chronic ulcers and extensive burns.1 The use of silver dressings has increased rapidly in recent years in the UK, with the amount spent on such products in the NHS being around pound23million in 2005 and around pound25million in 2006/7.2(,)3 The latter figure represents a quarter of the total cost of wound dressings, with one seventh of the wound dressing items prescribed being silver dressings.3 Here we discuss the evidence on the place of silver dressings in burns, chronic ulcers and acute wounds.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20392779

Citation

"Silver Dressings--do They Work?" Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin, vol. 48, no. 4, 2010, pp. 38-42.
Silver dressings--do they work? Drug Ther Bull. 2010;48(4):38-42.
(2010). Silver dressings--do they work? Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin, 48(4), pp. 38-42. doi:10.1136/dtb.2010.02.0014.
Silver Dressings--do They Work. Drug Ther Bull. 2010;48(4):38-42. PubMed PMID: 20392779.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Silver dressings--do they work? PY - 2010/4/16/entrez PY - 2010/4/16/pubmed PY - 2010/5/28/medline SP - 38 EP - 42 JF - Drug and therapeutics bulletin JO - Drug Ther Bull VL - 48 IS - 4 N2 - The metal silver is well known to have antimicrobial properties and this underlies its incorporation into the many types of silver releasing wound dressings available in the UK. These products are classed as 'advanced' dressings and were developed primarily for difficult to heal wounds, chronic ulcers and extensive burns.1 The use of silver dressings has increased rapidly in recent years in the UK, with the amount spent on such products in the NHS being around pound23million in 2005 and around pound25million in 2006/7.2(,)3 The latter figure represents a quarter of the total cost of wound dressings, with one seventh of the wound dressing items prescribed being silver dressings.3 Here we discuss the evidence on the place of silver dressings in burns, chronic ulcers and acute wounds. SN - 0012-6543 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20392779/Silver_dressings__do_they_work L2 - http://dtb.bmj.com/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=20392779 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -