Effectiveness of polyhexamethylene biguanide impregnated dressing in wound healing: a systematic review protocol


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Abstract

Review question/objective:The objective of this review is to review and synthesize evidence on the effectiveness of polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB) impregnated dressing in wound treatment for patients with chronic or acute wounds, compared with standard dressings or any other antimicrobial dressings.Specifically the questions for this review are:Does PHMB impregnated dressing improve healing in chronic and acute wounds?Does PHMB impregnated dressing or the comparator reduce infection rates in chronic and acute wounds?Does PHMB impregnated dressing or the comparator reduce the production of exudate in chronic and acute wounds?

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