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Dressings for superficial and partial thickness burns

  1. Jason Wasiak1,*,
  2. Heather Cleland2,
  3. Fiona Campbell3,
  4. Anneliese Spinks4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Wounds Group

Published Online: 28 MAR 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 8 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD002106.pub4


How to Cite

Wasiak J, Cleland H, Campbell F, Spinks A. Dressings for superficial and partial thickness burns. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD002106. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD002106.pub4.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Monash University, The Alfred Hospital, Victorian Adult Burns Service and School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  2. 2

    The Alfred Hospital, Victorian Adult Burns Service, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  3. 3

    University of Sheffield, School of Health and Related Research, Sheffield, UK

  4. 4

    Griffith University, School of Medicine, Meadowbrook, Queensland, Australia

*Jason Wasiak, Victorian Adult Burns Service and School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine, Monash University, The Alfred Hospital, Commercial Road, Prahran, Melbourne, Victoria, 3181, Australia. J.Wasiak@alfred.org.au. jwasiak1971@gmail.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 28 MAR 2013

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. 'Risk of bias' summary: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item for each included study.
[Figure 2]
Figure 2. 'Risk of bias' graph: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item presented as percentages across all included studies.
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Hydrocolloid dressing vs chlorhexidine-impregnated gauze dressing, Outcome 1 Withdrawal due to wound infection.
[Analysis 2.1]
Analysis 2.1. Comparison 2 Hydrocolloid dressing vs silver sulphadiazine, Outcome 1 Number of dressing changes.
[Analysis 2.2]
Analysis 2.2. Comparison 2 Hydrocolloid dressing vs silver sulphadiazine, Outcome 2 Level of pain.
[Analysis 3.1]
Analysis 3.1. Comparison 3 Polyurethane film dressing vs paraffin gauze dressing, Outcome 1 Wound infection.
[Analysis 4.1]
Analysis 4.1. Comparison 4 Polyurethane film dressing vs chlorhexidine-impregnated paraffin gauze dressing, Outcome 1 Wound infection.
[Analysis 5.1]
Analysis 5.1. Comparison 5 Hydrogel dressing vs usual care, Outcome 1 Wound healing: number of people healed at 6 days.
[Analysis 5.2]
Analysis 5.2. Comparison 5 Hydrogel dressing vs usual care, Outcome 2 Wound healing: number of people healed at 9 days.
[Analysis 5.3]
Analysis 5.3. Comparison 5 Hydrogel dressing vs usual care, Outcome 3 Wound healing: number of people healed at 21 days.
[Analysis 5.4]
Analysis 5.4. Comparison 5 Hydrogel dressing vs usual care, Outcome 4 Wound healing: number of people healed at 12 days.
[Analysis 5.5]
Analysis 5.5. Comparison 5 Hydrogel dressing vs usual care, Outcome 5 Wound healing: number of people healed at 15 days.
[Analysis 5.6]
Analysis 5.6. Comparison 5 Hydrogel dressing vs usual care, Outcome 6 Wound healing: number of people healed at 18 days.
[Analysis 5.7]
Analysis 5.7. Comparison 5 Hydrogel dressing vs usual care, Outcome 7 Assessment of pain at baseline.
[Analysis 5.8]
Analysis 5.8. Comparison 5 Hydrogel dressing vs usual care, Outcome 8 Pain 30 minutes after treatment.
[Analysis 5.9]
Analysis 5.9. Comparison 5 Hydrogel dressing vs usual care, Outcome 9 Overall assessment of pain at end of study.
[Analysis 5.10]
Analysis 5.10. Comparison 5 Hydrogel dressing vs usual care, Outcome 10 Infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa requiring antibiotic therapy.
[Analysis 6.1]
Analysis 6.1. Comparison 6 Silicon nylon dressing vs silver sulphadiazine, Outcome 1 Number of dressing changes.
[Analysis 7.1]
Analysis 7.1. Comparison 7 Biosynthetic skin substitute (Biobrane) vs silver sulphadiazine, Outcome 1 Pain.
[Analysis 7.2]
Analysis 7.2. Comparison 7 Biosynthetic skin substitute (Biobrane) vs silver sulphadiazine, Outcome 2 Need for surgery.
[Analysis 8.1]
Analysis 8.1. Comparison 8 Antimicrobial-releasing biosynthetic dressings vs silver sulphadiazine, Outcome 1 Wound infection.
[Analysis 9.1]
Analysis 9.1. Comparison 9 Silver-impregnated dressing vs silver sulphadiazine, Outcome 1 Wound healing time (days).
[Analysis 9.2]
Analysis 9.2. Comparison 9 Silver-impregnated dressing vs silver sulphadiazine, Outcome 2 Wound healing: number of people healed at 7 days.
[Analysis 9.3]
Analysis 9.3. Comparison 9 Silver-impregnated dressing vs silver sulphadiazine, Outcome 3 Wound healing: number of people healed at 10 days.
[Analysis 9.4]
Analysis 9.4. Comparison 9 Silver-impregnated dressing vs silver sulphadiazine, Outcome 4 Wound healing: number of people healed at 15 days.
[Analysis 9.5]
Analysis 9.5. Comparison 9 Silver-impregnated dressing vs silver sulphadiazine, Outcome 5 Wound healing: number of people healed at 17 days.
[Analysis 9.6]
Analysis 9.6. Comparison 9 Silver-impregnated dressing vs silver sulphadiazine, Outcome 6 Wound healing: number of people healed at 21 days.
[Analysis 9.7]
Analysis 9.7. Comparison 9 Silver-impregnated dressing vs silver sulphadiazine, Outcome 7 Healing rate (% wound area).
[Analysis 9.8]
Analysis 9.8. Comparison 9 Silver-impregnated dressing vs silver sulphadiazine, Outcome 8 Pain.
[Analysis 9.9]
Analysis 9.9. Comparison 9 Silver-impregnated dressing vs silver sulphadiazine, Outcome 9 Need for surgery.
[Analysis 9.10]
Analysis 9.10. Comparison 9 Silver-impregnated dressing vs silver sulphadiazine, Outcome 10 Number of infections.
[Analysis 9.11]
Analysis 9.11. Comparison 9 Silver-impregnated dressing vs silver sulphadiazine, Outcome 11 Number of wound dressings.
[Analysis 9.12]
Analysis 9.12. Comparison 9 Silver-impregnated dressing vs silver sulphadiazine, Outcome 12 Nursing time (minutes).
[Analysis 10.1]
Analysis 10.1. Comparison 10 Fibre dressing vs silver sulphadiazine, Outcome 1 Wound healing time (days).
[Analysis 10.2]
Analysis 10.2. Comparison 10 Fibre dressing vs silver sulphadiazine, Outcome 2 Pain at day 1.
[Analysis 10.3]
Analysis 10.3. Comparison 10 Fibre dressing vs silver sulphadiazine, Outcome 3 Pain at day 3.
[Analysis 10.4]
Analysis 10.4. Comparison 10 Fibre dressing vs silver sulphadiazine, Outcome 4 Pain at day 7.
[Analysis 10.5]
Analysis 10.5. Comparison 10 Fibre dressing vs silver sulphadiazine, Outcome 5 Number of dressing changes.
[Analysis 10.6]
Analysis 10.6. Comparison 10 Fibre dressing vs silver sulphadiazine, Outcome 6 Number of infections.
[Analysis 10.7]
Analysis 10.7. Comparison 10 Fibre dressing vs silver sulphadiazine, Outcome 7 Need for surgery.