Antibacterial activity of Actisorb Plus, Actisorb and silver nitrate.

The Journal of hospital infection (1994-07-01)
J R Furr, A D Russell, T D Turner, A Andrews
ABSTRACT

Activated Charcoal Cloth with silver (Actisorb Plus) and solutions of silver nitrate, but not Actisorb (Activated Charcoal Cloth without silver), demonstrated antibacterial activity against Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria. This activity was unimpaired in the presence of plasma. Sodium thioglycollate was an effective neutralizer of Actisorb Plus and of silver nitrate, indicating that the release of silver from Actisorb Plus contributed to the antibacterial activity of the dressing.

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Silver nitrate, meets analytical specification of Ph. Eur., BP, USP, 99.8-100.5%