Comparison of silver sulphadiazine and Suprasorb A+AgTM in the treatment of partial thickness burn wounds
Kemal Arslan, Emet Ebru Nazik, Osman Doğru
Konya Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Genel Cerrahi Kliniği, Konya, Türkiye
Purpose: The ideal treatment agent for partial thickness burn wound therapy is obscure at the moment. In the present study we aimed to compare silver sulphadiazine and Suprasorb A+AgTM in the treatment of partial thickness burn wounds.
Materials and Methods: This study included 48 patients admitted to the Konya Education and Research Hospital Burn Unit and treated for partial thickness burns in 2009 and 2010. Twenty five patients treated with silver sulphadiazine and 23 patients with suprasorb A+AgTM. Patients' their gender, age, etiology of burn, percent of total body surface area, 80% and full epitelisation time, length of hospital stay, the end of treatment satisfaction of patients and recommendation to other patients are compared.
Results: Between the two groups, there was no difference in gender, age, total body surface area and etiology of burn. Also there was no difference in 80% epithelialization and full epithelialization days. Length of hospital stay was longer in the silver sulphadiazine group. In the Suprasorb A+AgTM group, satisfaction of patients and recommendation of the same treatment for other patients were higher significant statistically.
Conclusion: It is seen that Suprasorb A+AgTM is a treatment method which can be preferred in partial thickness burn treatment because of shortness of duration of stay in hospital, no need for changing dressings frequently and satisfaction of patients.
Keywords: Partial thickness burn wounds, silver sulphadiazine, Suprasorb A+AgTM