oa Wound Healing Southern Africa - A pilot study of Cutimed® Sorbact® versus ACTICOAT™versus Silverlon® for the treatment of burn wounds in a South African adult burn unit : general review

Volume 8, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1998-8885
  • E-ISSN: 2076-8893



Since significant clinical data are unavailable on the use of Cutimed® Sorbact® in burns, a decision was taken to test it againstthe best anti-infective dressings used in our burns unit.

A random prospective study was conducted in which Cutimed® Sorbact® was compared with control products, ACTICOAT™ and Silverlon®. Selected patients had partial- or full-thickness burns.
Thirteen patients were included in the pilot study. Fifty-seven dressing areas were tested. A statistical difference between the tested product and the control products was not found through either clinical observation or microbiological analysis.
This pilot study confirmed that the Cutimed® Sorbact® dressing was safe when treating burn wounds over a three-day period. In addition, the potential to use it on earlier or fresher burn wounds warrants the further study of Cutimed® Sorbact® as a potential skin substitute.

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