The effect of a new tissue-adhesive wound dressing on the healing of traumatic abrasions Annual Meeting of the Society-of-Academic-Emergency-Medicine Quinn, J., Lowe, L., Mertz, M. KARGER. 2000: 343–46


Octylcyanoacrylate is a new medical-grade adhesive with antimicrobial properties. It forms a thin, flexible, occlusive bandage.To determine the gross and histological effects of the spray bandage when treating abrasions.Abrasions were produced on the flanks of 18 albino guinea pigs and randomized to treatment with a control (Biobrane) or octylcyanoacrylate dressing. The wounds were assessed with digital photography using a previously validated method. Histopathological analysis was done on day 14.There were no differences in the mean wound-healing ratios on days 1 (1.25 vs. 1.23, p = 0.61), 7 (1.15 vs. 1.13, p = 0. 14) and 14 (1.03 vs. 1.02, p = 0.63) for tissue adhesive and Biobrane, respectively. There were no differences found on histopathological analysis either.This external spray bandage was well tolerated and did not show any signs of histotoxicity or adverse wound healing.

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