TOTBİD Dergisi

TOTBİD Dergisi

2015, Cilt 14, Sayı, 5     (Sayfalar: 456-461)

Wound care products

Bengüsu Mirasoğlu 1

1 İstanbul Üniversitesi, İstanbul Tıp Fakültesi, Sualtı Hekimliği ve Hiperbarik Tıp Anabilim Dalı, Çapa, İstanbul

DOI: 10.14292/totbid.dergisi.2015.65
Görüntüleme: 159
İndirme : 366

Wound care which is as old as humanity and was done at early times by herbal extracts and oils, nowadays evolved to modern wound care products. These products which are expected to provide optimum moisture, temperature and antimicrobial protection, also need to ameliorate patients` quality of life and be economical at the same time. There are hundreds of wound dressings but none can fulfill all these requirements. Generally they are grouped as hydrocolloids, hydrofibers, alginates, collagens, hydrogels, foam and film dressings. They all have different absorption or debridement capacities and wound surface compatibility, depending on their raw material and shapes. Some are introduced antimicrobial activity by adding agents like silver, iodine or clorhexidine. Also, scientific studies have been done about many of them. It is shown that wound dressings have beneficial effect on diabetic ulcer treatment, but none of them was found superior compared to each other. Several factors should be evaluated to choose an adequate dressing for a wound. All dressings are not indicated for all wounds and likewise, same dressing is not indicated for every phase of a wound treatment. A dressing used at the right time for a right wound will be beneficial and improve healing.

Anahtar Kelimeler : hydrocolloids; alginates; hydrofibers; collagens; hydrogels; foam; film dressings