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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 21-25

Clinical evaluation of Gamma irradiated Amniotic Membrane and Silver dressings in the treatment of superficial partial thickness burns


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Aims: The present study was done to clinically assess the role of gamma irradiated amniotic membrane and silver dressing material on superficial partial thickness burns. Methods and Material: The clinical assessment was made based on following five parameters: - a. Erythema, b. Pus discharge, c. Swelling, d. Pain while changing dressing , e. Healthy epithelialization. Both amniotic membrane and silver dressing was applied on 23 patients each. Results: Out of 46 patients, 34 patients had excellent results with complete epithelialization of wounds. Out of these 34 patients, amniotic membrane was applied on 16 patients and silver dressing was applied on 16 patients. Severe pain, as assessed by visual analogue pain scale was present in 3 patients on amniotic membrane and 12 patients on silver dressing. Erythema and swelling settled in both group of patients within one week. Pus discharge was present in 2 patients in amniotic membrane group and 1 patient in silver dressing group. Conclusions: In this study we analyzed clinical efficacy of gamma irradiated amniotic membrane and silver dressings based on clinical parameters and have found them to be effective in wound healing.

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