A comparative study between collagen dressing and silver sulphadiazine dressing in scald burn with special reference to wound healing and hospital stay: A hospital-based retrospective study
Keywords:Burns, Scald, Collagen dressing, Silver sulfadiazine dressing.
Background: Scald burn is usually a first- and second-degree burn and usually more common in children, especially from the accidental spilling of hot liquids. Collagen dressing is a standard dressing material for scalds due to the faster healing of scald burn wounds. Aim and Objective: To compare the efficacy of collagen dressing over silver sulfadiazine dressing in scald burn cases. Materials and methods: This retrospective study was conducted in J.K. hospital Bhopal, including 30 patients with scald burns. These patients were treated with either collagen dressings or silver sulfadiazine dressing taking 15 patients in each group. Result: A total of 30 patients were included. In the silver sulphadiazine group, 73.3% of patients belonged to the paediatric age group, 53.3% of patients were male and 46.7% were female, the average number of dressings was 12.5, the average time for complete healing of the wound was 14.5 days, average hospital stay was 16.7 days and split skin grafting required in 3 patients. In the collagen dressing group, 60% of patients belonged to the paediatric age group, 60% of patients were male and 40% were female,the average number of dressings was 2, the average time for complete healing of the wound was 12.3 days, average hospital stay was 13.7 days and split skin grafting required in 1 patient only. Conclusion: Collagen dressing is one of the advancements in burn care with rapid wound healing, reduced number of dressing changes, reduced hospital stay, minimal complications and minimal need for split skin grafting.
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