Leditschke, J. F. and Kimble, R. M. (2005). A Tale of Two Dressings. In: Asian Journal of Surgery. 19th Congress of The Asian Association of Paediatric Surgeons, Wanchai, Hong Kong, (S37). 28 November - 1 December, 2004.
Intro: Tradtionally burns in children were treated by daily baths and antiseptic creams. Even with appropriate pain relief these procedures were still distressing for the children. In mid 2001 we changed our policy and started using a novel product call Acticoat. We wished to determine whether our centre's policy of changing our main burns dresing from Silvazine TM to Acticoat TM has decreased the requirements for skin grafting and long term scar management. Methods: A retrospective cohort study was performed .... more Conclusions: these data support the hypothesis that Acticaot dressings on children with burns is safe; decreased de-epithelialisation time, need for skin grafting, and need for scar management when compared with treatment with Silvazine.