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Abstract - The Evaluation of a Cadexomer Iodine Wound Dressing on Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Acute Wounds

P.M. Mertz, M.F. Oliveira-Gandia, S.C. Davis
Dermatol Surg 1999; 25: 89-93

The Evaluation of a Cadexomer Iodine Wound Dressing on Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Acute Wounds

Clinical Paper Abstract

Many bacteria have become resistant to commonly used antibiotics. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of a cadexomer iodine wound dressing on methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

Partial thickness wounds were made on the backs of three pigs and inoculated with a known amount of MRSA. Wounds were treated with either cadexomer iodine dressing or vehicle dressing (without iodine), or they were left untreated. Three wounds from each treatment group per animal were cultured using quantitative scrub techniques after 24, 48 or 72 hours of treatment. The cadexomer iodine dressing significantly reduced MRSA and total bacteria in the wounds as compared to both the no treatment control and cadexomer (vehicle) treated wounds. Cadexomer iodine may be an effective agent for preventing proliferation of MRSA in wounds.

Slough Removal Antibacterial Efficacy Sustained Antibacterial effect Exudate Management Effective Wound Healing Odour Patient Comfort Cost/Time Savings Sensitivity
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