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Calcium alginate dressings promote healing of split skin graft donor sites.
Acta Chir Plast 1997; 39(2):53-5AC

Abstract

A prospective controlled trial was carried out to assess the healing efficacy of calcium alginate and paraffin gauze on split skin graft donor sites. Thirty patients were randomised to the calcium alginate group and 21 to the paraffin gauze group. The donor sites were assessed at 10 days post harvesting to determine if they were completely healed (100%) or not. Twenty one of the 30 patients dressed with calcium alginate were completely healed at day 10, while only 7/21 in the paraffin gauze group were healed (p < 0.05). There were two infections in the study, both occurring in the alginate group while there was no difference in dressing slippage between the two groups. Calcium alginate dressings provide a significant improvement in healing split skin graft donor sites.

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Department of Plastic Surgery, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Ireland.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Clinical Trial
Comparative Study
Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial

Language

eng

PubMed ID

9294907

Citation

O'Donoghue, J M., et al. "Calcium Alginate Dressings Promote Healing of Split Skin Graft Donor Sites." Acta Chirurgiae Plasticae, vol. 39, no. 2, 1997, pp. 53-5.
O'Donoghue JM, O'Sullivan ST, Beausang ES, et al. Calcium alginate dressings promote healing of split skin graft donor sites. Acta Chir Plast. 1997;39(2):53-5.
O'Donoghue, J. M., O'Sullivan, S. T., Beausang, E. S., Panchal, J. I., O'Shaughnessy, M., & O'Connor, T. P. (1997). Calcium alginate dressings promote healing of split skin graft donor sites. Acta Chirurgiae Plasticae, 39(2), pp. 53-5.
O'Donoghue JM, et al. Calcium Alginate Dressings Promote Healing of Split Skin Graft Donor Sites. Acta Chir Plast. 1997;39(2):53-5. PubMed PMID: 9294907.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Calcium alginate dressings promote healing of split skin graft donor sites. AU - O'Donoghue,J M, AU - O'Sullivan,S T, AU - Beausang,E S, AU - Panchal,J I, AU - O'Shaughnessy,M, AU - O'Connor,T P, PY - 1997/1/1/pubmed PY - 1997/9/19/medline PY - 1997/1/1/entrez SP - 53 EP - 5 JF - Acta chirurgiae plasticae JO - Acta Chir Plast VL - 39 IS - 2 N2 - A prospective controlled trial was carried out to assess the healing efficacy of calcium alginate and paraffin gauze on split skin graft donor sites. Thirty patients were randomised to the calcium alginate group and 21 to the paraffin gauze group. The donor sites were assessed at 10 days post harvesting to determine if they were completely healed (100%) or not. Twenty one of the 30 patients dressed with calcium alginate were completely healed at day 10, while only 7/21 in the paraffin gauze group were healed (p < 0.05). There were two infections in the study, both occurring in the alginate group while there was no difference in dressing slippage between the two groups. Calcium alginate dressings provide a significant improvement in healing split skin graft donor sites. SN - 0001-5423 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/9294907/Calcium_alginate_dressings_promote_healing_of_split_skin_graft_donor_sites_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -