The role of topical metronidazole in the management of infected wounds

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Abstract

With an increasing ageing population, the presentation of chronic wounds has risen and as such there is a potential for an increase in infection rates. Infection can delay wound healing, cause malodour, excess exudate and pain, leading to further morbidity, reducing patient quality of life and increasing the cost of treatment. Topical antimicrobials can be used as part of a wound management plan to tackle infection, enabling chronic wounds to progress to healing, particularly if the wound has a decreased or depleted blood supply. Antibiotic
and antiseptic agents have varying antimicrobial activities and can be used in addition to debridement to treat infection. This article focuses on the role of topical metronidazole in treating infected, malodourous wounds and highlights the continued relevance of topical metronidazole in the management of infected wounds.
LanguageEnglish
Pages105-109
Number of pages5
JournalWounds UK
Volume14
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2018

Fingerprint

Metronidazole
Wounds and Injuries
Infection
Wound Healing
Local Anti-Infective Agents
Exudates and Transudates
Debridement
Health Care Costs
Quality of Life
Morbidity
Pain
Population

Cite this

@article{b4110c8e42b84503bb205722f2d45cb5,
title = "The role of topical metronidazole in the management of infected wounds",
abstract = "With an increasing ageing population, the presentation of chronic wounds has risen and as such there is a potential for an increase in infection rates. Infection can delay wound healing, cause malodour, excess exudate and pain, leading to further morbidity, reducing patient quality of life and increasing the cost of treatment. Topical antimicrobials can be used as part of a wound management plan to tackle infection, enabling chronic wounds to progress to healing, particularly if the wound has a decreased or depleted blood supply. Antibioticand antiseptic agents have varying antimicrobial activities and can be used in addition to debridement to treat infection. This article focuses on the role of topical metronidazole in treating infected, malodourous wounds and highlights the continued relevance of topical metronidazole in the management of infected wounds.",
keywords = "Bacterial infection, Cost efficiencies, Biofilm, Chronic wounds",
author = "Karen Ousey",
year = "2018",
month = "11",
day = "1",
language = "English",
volume = "14",
pages = "105--109",
journal = "Wounds UK",
issn = "1746-6814",
publisher = "Wounds UK",
number = "5",

}

The role of topical metronidazole in the management of infected wounds. / Ousey, Karen.

In: Wounds UK, Vol. 14, No. 5, 01.11.2018, p. 105-109.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

TY - JOUR

T1 - The role of topical metronidazole in the management of infected wounds

AU - Ousey, Karen

PY - 2018/11/1

Y1 - 2018/11/1

N2 - With an increasing ageing population, the presentation of chronic wounds has risen and as such there is a potential for an increase in infection rates. Infection can delay wound healing, cause malodour, excess exudate and pain, leading to further morbidity, reducing patient quality of life and increasing the cost of treatment. Topical antimicrobials can be used as part of a wound management plan to tackle infection, enabling chronic wounds to progress to healing, particularly if the wound has a decreased or depleted blood supply. Antibioticand antiseptic agents have varying antimicrobial activities and can be used in addition to debridement to treat infection. This article focuses on the role of topical metronidazole in treating infected, malodourous wounds and highlights the continued relevance of topical metronidazole in the management of infected wounds.

AB - With an increasing ageing population, the presentation of chronic wounds has risen and as such there is a potential for an increase in infection rates. Infection can delay wound healing, cause malodour, excess exudate and pain, leading to further morbidity, reducing patient quality of life and increasing the cost of treatment. Topical antimicrobials can be used as part of a wound management plan to tackle infection, enabling chronic wounds to progress to healing, particularly if the wound has a decreased or depleted blood supply. Antibioticand antiseptic agents have varying antimicrobial activities and can be used in addition to debridement to treat infection. This article focuses on the role of topical metronidazole in treating infected, malodourous wounds and highlights the continued relevance of topical metronidazole in the management of infected wounds.

KW - Bacterial infection

KW - Cost efficiencies

KW - Biofilm

KW - Chronic wounds

M3 - Review article

VL - 14

SP - 105

EP - 109

JO - Wounds UK

T2 - Wounds UK

JF - Wounds UK

SN - 1746-6814

IS - 5

ER -