Global Journal of Surgery
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Global Journal of Surgery. 2014, 2(2), 25-29
DOI: 10.12691/js-2-2-2
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The New Paradigm of Wound Management Using Coffee Powder

Hendro Sudjono Yuwono1,

1Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Padjadjaran University, Jalan Eijkman 38, Bandung 40161, Indonesia

Pub. Date: August 04, 2014

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Hendro Sudjono Yuwono. The New Paradigm of Wound Management Using Coffee Powder. Global Journal of Surgery. 2014; 2(2):25-29. doi: 10.12691/js-2-2-2


This study examines the results of a new freshly homemade coffee powder for the management of patients with a variety of acute and chronic wounds (n=130). They refused skin grafting. All wounds were treated using topical coffee powder as a wound dressing that was replaced once every 4 weeks until its healing. Coffee has a bactericidal capacity against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, many antioxidants, deodorize, longer time to change wound dressing pads, maintain moistened wound, absorptive capacity, autolytic debridement, cost-effective, and no adverse reaction. The use of coffee powder as a wound dressing has a strong influence on the emergence of a new paradigm in the management of wounds.

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