Treatment of Chronic Wounds With the Silver-Containing Activated Carbon Fiber Dressing: Three Cases

Chun-Hao Tsai, Horng-Chaung Hsu, Cheng-Jyh Lin

Abstract


Instead of simply covering and concealing wounds, it is necessary to choose adequate wound dressings to provide proper conditions for wound healing. Silver has long been used clinically throughout the history because of having potent and broad-acting antiseptic properties. Various types of silver-containing wound dressings are commercially available, including activated carbon fiber (ACF)-based silver dressings. ACF possesses two unique and well-known characteristics: a tremendous adsorptive capacity owing to a great network of submicroscopic pores on the surface, and the capability of far-infrared ray emission. Here, we presented three patients with entirely different background. All of them had a chronic wound lasting for several months or years. After they switched the treatment to the silver-containing ACF dressing, their wounds healed in 3 months without any adverse reaction. A randomized controlled trial is merited to test efficacy of this dressing against a recognized standard of care dressing in formerly non-healing wounds.




J Med Cases. 2014;5(11):587-591
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14740/jmc1960w

Keywords


Activated carbon fiber; Silver-containing dressing; Chronic wound

Full Text: HTML PDF
 

Browse  Journals  

     

Journal of clinical Medicine Research

Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism

Journal of Clinical Gynecology and Obstetrics

World Journal of Oncology

Gastroenterology Research

Journal of Hematology

Journal of Medical Cases

Journal of Current Surgery

Clinical Infection and Immunity

Cardiology Research

World Journal of Nephrology and Urology

Cellular and Molecular Medicine Research

Journal of Neurology Research

International Journal of Clinical Pediatrics

 

 

 

 

 

Journal of Medical Cases, monthly, ISSN 1923-4155 (print), 1923-4163 (online), published by Elmer Press Inc.            
The content of this site is intended for health care professionals.
This is an open-access journal distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, which permits unrestricted
non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Creative Commons Attribution license (Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International CC-BY-NC 4.0)


This journal follows the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) recommendations for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals,
the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines, and the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing.

website: www.journalmc.org   editorial contact: editor@journalmc.org
Address: 9225 Leslie Street, Suite 201, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4B 3H6, Canada

© Elmer Press Inc. All Rights Reserved.