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Killing it: Can a Biofilm-Disrupting, Antimicrobial Wound Cleanser Improve Wound Healing

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59MDW San Antonio United States

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Antibiotic-resistant infections are becoming increasingly prevalent and are a major concern for both civilian and military health systems. Combat wounds, in particular, are prone to infection and may develop hard-to-treat biofilms due to delayed treatment. A product that disrupts microbial biofilm and kills the biofilm-protected micro-organisms, while not damaging human tissue, may lead to infection mitigation so chronic wounds can progress to healing. Furthermore, with biofilm disruption, microbes lose their protection such that systemic antibiotics as well as topical antimicrobials can be effective. Objectives We sought to compare the effectiveness of BIAKS Antimicrobial Skin and Wound cleanser to Vashe Wound cleanser in the ability to decrease biofilm formation in chronic wounds as well as the ability to decrease healing time of chronic wounds. We conducted this clinical evaluation as retrospective chart review.

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  • Medicine and Medical Research

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