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June 1988

Facilitated Wound Healing Using Transparent Film Dressing Following Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Arch Dermatol. 1988;124(6):903-906. doi:10.1001/archderm.1988.01670060049014

• Fifty-eight patients participated in a controlled evaluation that compared a transparent film dressing (TFD [Bioclusive]) with a combination of conventional dry gauze dressing (Curity) and antibiotic ointment (Polysporin) in the treatment of fresh skin wounds following Mohs micrographic surgery. The TFD group showed a faster rate of wound contraction and reepithelialization and a shorter total healing time. The TFD was rated better with regard to comfort, ease of use, and ease of dressing removal. At six-month follow-up, the TFD group had scars that were softer, smoother, and showed less thickening and anatomic deformities. Better cosmetic appearance and greater patient acceptance were also noted with the TFD.

(Arch Dermatol 1988;124:903-906)

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