Microbiology aspect of wound infection: in-vitro test for efficacy of hydrophobic dressing in microorganism binding

  • Yeva Rosana
  • Beti E. Dewi
  • Conny R. Tjampakasari
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Abstract

Aim To do in vitro test to assess the efficacy of hydrophobic dressing Cutimed® Sorbact® to bind multiresistant bacteria that caused wound infection, the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Method This was a cross sectional study that was conducted in the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia, on January 2009. In-vitro testing of sterile hydrophobic dressing to bind microorganisms was conducted by counting MRSA and Pseudomonas aeruginosa that were bound to 1 square centimetre of single layer
sterile hydrophobic dressing (Cutimed® Sorbact®). Every test was done in triplicate at 0.5, 1, 5, 10, 30 minutes, 1, 2, 3, and 4 hours. To compare the hydrophobic dressing capability to bind microorganisms, in vitro testing of sterile conventional dressing to bind microorganisms on 0.5 minutes and 2 hours was done.

Result The binding capacity of sterile hydrophobic dressing began at 0.5 minutes and teached a maximum at 2 hours. Compared with conventional dressing, sterile hydrophobic dressing had more binding capability to MRSA and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Conclusion Hydrophobic dressing (Cutimed® Sorbact®) had a higher capability to bind MRSA and Pseudomonas aeruginosa compared to conventional dressing. (Med J Indones 2009;18:155-60)

Key words: hydrophobicity, MRSA, Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Published
2009-08-01
How to Cite
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Rosana Y, Dewi BE, Tjampakasari CR. Microbiology aspect of wound infection: in-vitro test for efficacy of hydrophobic dressing in microorganism binding. Med J Indones [Internet]. 2009Aug.1 [cited 2020Sep.27];18(3):155-60. Available from: http://mji.ui.ac.id/journal/index.php/mji/article/view/356
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Basic Medical Research