Aug 30, 2013

Comparison of topical sucralfate and silver sulfadiazine cream in second degree burns in rats

Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine : Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
Akram BeheshtiNavid Shafigh


The most prevalent topical treatment for partial thickness burns is silver sulfadiazine 1% (SSD). Recent studies have shown that the healing of partial thickness burns is delayed with the use of SSD. One of the potential burn dressings is sucralfate. With this study the authors have aimed to analyze comparatively the effects of sucralfate and SSD on second degree burn wounds in rats. Forty-eight male rats were divided into three equal groups. A burn model was constituted on the back of all rats. The burned areas in the first, second and third groups were covered daily with sucralfate, SSD and cold cream (control), respectively. At the end of the 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th day, the rats were anesthetized and the burned skin tissue samples were collected for histopathological examination. At the end of the study, the epidermis and horny layer was completely formed in the SSD and sucralfate group; however the appendix of skin was just formed in the sucralfate group. Also the percentage of wound healing was calculated at 76%, 91% and 100% respectively in the control, silver sulfadiazine and sucralfate groups. Sucralfate is known to have multiple beneficial effects on wound healing. Using topical sucralfate accelerates the burn wound ...Continue Reading

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Skin Tissue
Spastic Paraplegia 17
Cold cream
Skin Lotion
Cold Cream Topical Cream
Silver Sulfadiazine
Microbicides, Topical

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