Protocol for a systematic review of the efficacy of epidermal grafting for wound healing

Discussion This is a timely systematic review, and the finding of this systematic review is expected to guide research and clinical practice aimed at improving wound care. Systematic review registration PROSPERO CRD42016033051
Source: Systematic Reviews - Category: Global & Universal Source Type: research

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Robert Chelsea turned down the first face he was offered. It was a fine face, one that could have taken him off the transplant waiting list after just a couple months. But Chelsea—severely disfigured after a catastrophic car accident five years earlier—was in no hurry. He’d gotten used to tilting his head back so food and water wouldn’t fall out of his nearly lipless mouth. He knew how to respond compassionately to children who stared in shock and fear. The face, offered in May 2018, had belonged to a man with skin that was much fairer than what remained of Chelsea’s—so light that Chelse...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Healthcare Source Type: news
A rhinoplasty, or nose job, is surgery performed to alter the way your nose functions and looks. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, nearly 220,000 rhinoplasties are performed yearly, making this the most common facial plastic surgery procedure. Rhinoplasty can simultaneously help you improve breathing and achieve a more balanced appearance. Is rhinoplasty right for me? A common medical reason for rhinoplasty is difficulty breathing through the nose. Nasal obstruction can cause problems with exercise, disturb sleep, contribute to snoring and sleep apnea, or interfere with other activities. If medical tre...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Cosmetic surgery Ear, nose, and throat Source Type: blogs
Authors: Jiang M, Sun Q, Liu G, Qu H, Ma J Abstract Burn-induced acute post-operative pain and the associated stress response may result in prolonged convalescence. The present study investigated the effects of dexmedetomidine (DEX) administration on post-operative pain and the quality of recovery following surgical treatment of moderate-to-severe burn injuries. A total of 60 adult patients undergoing tangential excision skin grafting were randomized into two groups. The DEX group (Group D) received an intravenous (i.v.) single-dose bolus injection of DEX 0.5 µg/kg>10 min prior to induction of anesthesia. ...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
(SAN FRANCISCO) — Veterinarians successfully used alternative medical treatments such as acupuncture on three wild animals burned in the Southern California wildfires, although one patient — a 5-month-old mountain lion — did keep eating his fish-skin and corn-husk bandages, vets at the University of California, Davis said Wednesday. Rescuers brought two adult bears, one of them pregnant, and the young mountain lion to veterinarians with the state Department of Fish and Wildlife and the university after the animals were hurt in the largest wildfire in state history. They were found in the Los Padres Nation...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized animals APH healthytime onetime Source Type: news
Key Clinical Message Donor site pain associated with skin graft procedures is frequently intense and difficult to treat. Liposomal bupivacaine, a prolonged‐release local anesthetic indicated for single‐dose administration to produce postsurgical analgesia, may be a viable option in managing donor site pain. Donor site pain associated with skin graft procedures is frequently intense and difficult to treat. Liposomal bupivacaine, a prolonged‐release local anesthetic indicated for single‐dose administration to produce postsurgical analgesia, may be a viable option in managing donor site pain.
Source: Clinical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
Introduction: The cellutome system is a novel idea intended to reproducibly harvest a thin skin graft for autologous skin grafting. It claims to harvest tissue without damaging the donor site. Patients feel less pain when compared to traditional graft harvest negating the need for local anaesthetic. Less scarring at the harvest site is predicted. A strap and vacuum connector are placed on the skin, and the CelluTome is set for 30 –45minutes. After the tissue is collected, an adhesive dressing is placed on top of the collection site, and the harvested skin is then removed via the dressing.
Source: The British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: P102 Source Type: research
ABSTRACT: Split-thickness skin grafting is the most common reconstructive procedure in managing burn injuries. Harvesting split-thickness skin creates a new partial thickness wound referred to as the donor site. Pain at the donor site is reported to be one of the most distressing symptoms during the early postoperative period. Here, we (a) identify strategies for managing donor site pain, (b) assess the quality of individual studies, and (c) formulate evidence-based recommendations based on the amount and consistency of evidence. Our analysis revealed five distinct approaches to minimize donor site pain. These include: con...
Source: The Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical Care - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 October 2017 Source:Burns Author(s): Christoph Hirche, Antonella Citterio, Henk Hoeksema, Ján Koller, Martina Lehner, José Ramón Martinez, Stan Monstrey, Alexandra Murray, Jan A. Plock, Frank Sander, Alexandra Schulz, Benjamin Ziegler, Ulrich Kneser Early debridement and/or eschar removal is regarded as a significant step in the treatment of deep partial and full thickness burns. It aims to control wound bioburden and allows early wound closure by conservative treatment or skin grafting. Preservation of viable dermis accompanied by early wound closure, is regarded...
Source: Burns - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Conclusions Ethanol has proven its consistent curative potential at long-term follow-up for high-flow AVMs and low-flow VM lesions at long-term follow-up as lesions in the periphery. Complication rates remain low. The procedures are tolerated well by the patients and done on an out-patient basis. Prior surgery and embolization procedures can cause difficulty in AVM lesion access, but does not obviate further ethanol endovascular treatment. Disclosures W. Yakes: None.
Source: Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Electronic Poster Abstracts Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Our results provide anatomical evidence that the optimal needle insertion point is approximately halfway between the greater trochanter and the tip of the coccyx-a landmark readily palpable in neonates and infants. PMID: 28370691 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Paediatric Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Paediatr Anaesth Source Type: research
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