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2011-10-17 09:00:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new study from researchers at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, Mo., fewer treatments are just as effective as standard of care for children suffering from burns. The research was presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition in Boston. "Given the risk of infection, dressings for burn patients need to be changed once or twice a day. The experience can be traumatic,...

2009-07-22 13:15:41

Scientists in India are reporting successful laboratory tests of a new and potentially safer alternative to silver-based gels applied to the skin of burn patients to treat infections. With names like silver sulfadiazine and silver nitrate, these germ-fighters save lives and speed healing. The researchers describe gel composed of silver nanoparticles "” each 1/50,000th the width of a human hair "” that appears more effective than these traditional gels. Their study is scheduled for...