Topical silver for preventing wound infection
There is insufficient evidence to establish whether silver-containing dressings or topical agents promote wound healing or prevent wound infection; some poor quality evidence for silver sulphadiazine suggests the opposite.
Silver-containing treatments are popular and used in wound treatments to combat a broad spectrum of pathogens, but evidence of their effectiveness in preventing wound infection or promoting healing has been lacking. This review evaluates the effects of silver-containing wound dressings and topical agents in preventing wound infection and healing of wounds.
Adults, Both sexes (for groups of both male and female persons), Burns, Conflict, Earthquake, Endocrine and metabolic conditions, Extreme violence/Accidents, Fire, Health, Injuries (all), Orthopedic injuries, Other injuries, Pain and anaesthesia, Skin infections