Objective: To update the evidence in relation to the use of dialkylcarbamoyl chloride (DACC)-coated wound dressings in the prevention, treatment and management of wounds.
Method: PubMed and PubMed Central databases were searched to identify articles published since 2020 describing the experimental and clinical evidence for DACC-coated dressings, and their antimicrobial effect, as well as their impact on the prevention and treatment of infected wounds. The identified articles were then narratively reviewed.
Results: The search yielded 113 articles (plus references from ad hoc sources), of which nine met the inclusion criteria. Of the nine included studies, five related to clinical aspects and four were laboratory studies.
Conclusion: A number of new studies have provided further evidence for the mode of action of the antimicrobial effect of DACC-coated dressings and its wide spectrum effect (including World Health Organization-prioritised microorganisms). Additional clinical studies have provided evidence of new applications, such as in treating wounds in paediatric patients, and extended the evidence relating to their use in treating surgical site infections. Evidence also shows that DACC-coated wound dressings can aid in the binding of biofilms, and how this technology can align and support antimicrobial stewardship in the prevention of antimicrobial resistance.