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A Journal on Physiopathology and Therapy of Chronic Cutaneous Ulcers
Official Journal of the Italian Association for Cutaneous Ulcers
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index
Acta Vulnologica 2009 September;7(3):101-2:145-50
Antimicrobial efficacy of a DACC medication: an observational study
Cassino R., Ippolito A. M., Moffa F., Pittarello M., Ricci E.
1 Vulnera – Centro Vulnologico Italiano, Torino, Italia
2 U.O.A. Ferite Difficili – Casa di Cura San Luca, Pecetto T.se, Torino, Italia
Aim. One of the main complications in the management of chronic wounds is the infection. Choose the right treatment is very important, especially to reduce the risk of systemic infection and the early worsening of the wound.
Methods. We evaluated the effect of Cutimed® Sorbact® in 40 chronic skin lesions, critically colonized, treated for 3 weeks only with dressings, with no antimicrobial systemic treatment. Were assessed the clinical situation, the wound area with Visitrak™ system, the bacterial population, sampling weekly by plugs, and pain using the Visual Analogic Scale and evaluating the administration of analgesic drugs.
Results and conclusion. The results showed a good effectiveness of the dressing, especially in case of infection due to Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, Morganella Morganii and MRSA. There was a clinical improvement in 70% of cases and in 10% was obtained by the reduction of intake of analgesic drugs.