Efficacy of topical silver preparations for treating non- healing ulcers versus conventional dressing
Author(s): Dr. Somanath and Dr. Ashwini BG
Abstract: During the past three decades considerable knowledge has been gained regarding the patho-physiology and management of chronic leg ulcers. Despite all these, the management of chronic leg ulcers is still a fertile field for experimentation. Various studies have been conducted and a number of procedures and techniques have evolved with varying degrees of success. The study was estimated to include 50 patients who present with non-healing ulcers at hospital with purposive sampling technique. In group 1, 56% of patients were having slough on Day 0 and on Day 10 it was decreased to 24 %. That is, 32% decrease in slough. In Group1, 52% of patients were having serous discharge and it has been increased to 88 % on day 10. In group 2, 68% of people having slough on Day 0 and it was decreased to 52 % on day 10, that is 16% decrease in slough noted on day 10. In group 2, 44% of people were having serous discharge on Day 0 and it has been increased to 56% on day 10. That is 12 % increase in serous discharge over 10 days.