The study aims to establish the optimal dose of acetic acid (0.5% or 2%) when applied over 5 days to burn wounds colonised by bacteria in patients admitted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. The burns wounds will require colonisation with a specific, identifiable bacteria and bacterial load will be studied by the microbiology department. Wound exudate extracted from burns dressing will be examined alongside routine burns swabs to extract detailed data of bacterial load and acetic acid presence.
The AceticA trial aims to investigate the tolerability and efficacy of two different concentrations of acetic acid to kill bacteria in burn wounds.
Prof Naiem Moiemen