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Accession Number ADA575957
Title Silver Foam Technologies Healing Research Program.
Publication Date Sep 2009
Media Count 40p
Personal Author M. F. Moore
Abstract Blunt traumatic wounds pose a unique problem to the treating surgeon in the fact that the mechanism of the injury may be known, but the extent and degree of the injury is difficult to assess regarding the viability of the injured tissue. The area of necrosis may also increase because of tissue hypoxia from continuing blood loss or the effects septic shock. Standard surgical care for such wounds focuses on surgically removing any non-viable tissue, controlling blood loss and removing any foreign material that could harbor and facilitate bacterial colonization and growth. Because many of these wounds cannot be closed primarily, the surgeon is left with packing the wound open using standard gauze dressings. The goal of this research was to produce a bandage that would interact with the wound and provide adsorptive properties greater than gauze, broad spectrum antimicrobial coverage over an extended period of time and capable of initiating and facilitating hemostasis.
Keywords Bacterial colonization
Blunt traumatic wounds
Silver foam technologies
Wounds and injuries

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 57E - Clinical Medicine
95A - Prosthetics & Mechanical Organs
Corporate Author Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (Provisional), Fort Detrick, MD.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept. 15 Aug 2007 - 14 Aug 2009.
NTIS Issue Number 1319
Contract Number W81XWH-07-1-0636

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