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Silver sulfadiazine for venous stasis ulcers
Sunday, December 9, 2012


Researchers at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, Bethesda, Maryland have investigated the usefulness of silver sulfadiazine in the treatment of venous stasis ulcers. The research was published in the J Am Acad Dermatol. 2012 May;66(5):e159-65. Epub 2010 August 17.


The researchers wanted to know if the use of silver sulfadiazine compared with nonantibiotic dressings improve mortality, wound healing, re-epithelialization, or infection rates.


The authors showed that there is "insufficient evidence to either support or refute the routine use of silver sulfadiazine for ambulatory patients with either partial-thickness burns or stasis dermatitis ulcers to decrease mortality, prevent infection, or augment wound healing in human beings".


At the Vein Treatment Center, we use a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of venous stasis ulcers including rheumatologists, infectious disease specialists, wound therapy experts and physical therapists, as well as phlebologists (vein specialists).


Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian welcomes patients from Ontario, Canada. Our offices are minutes away from the Peace Bridge and patients can be in and out of the office in less than 90 minutes and expect to return to work the same day in 99% of cases.  Our offices will help make arrangements for those who want to spend the night in the U.S. - but 99% of our patients drive back home to Canada immediately after leaving the office.


Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a member of the American College of Phlebology AND a Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology. He can be contacted by calling 310-998-5535 or 


Drs. Raffy and Hratch Karamanoukian have authored 6 books about venous disease. The books are available on Amazon Kindle and Nook books for download.

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