Treatment of burned children using dermal regeneration template with or without negative pressure

ConclusionNPWT associated with DRT offers a higher rate of success in the treatment of complex wounds caused by burns, promotes increased DRT take rate, reduces DRT maturation time and increases the take rate of the skin graft.
Source: Burns - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: To the best of the authors' knowledge, this is the largest case series reported in the literature using skin and soft tissue sparing surgery for wound closure of a FG NSTI. PMID: 30299266 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Wounds - Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research
ConclusionThe use of low-friction bedding is acceptable to patients undergoing a skin graft following a burn injury; however, problems related to sliding down the bed and soiling of sheets need addressing. Staff were supportive of the concept of low-friction bedding; however, they reported significant challenges in day-to-day use of sheets. Low-friction bedding presents a promising alternative to standard cotton sheets for patients with burns and those at risk of pressure sores; however, further work is needed to address current challenges in use.
Source: Burns - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
AbstractSkin graft is a standard therapeutic technique in patients with deep ulcers, but managing donor site after grafting is very important. Although several modern dressings are available to enhance the comfort of donor site, using techniques that accelerate wound healing may enhance patient satisfaction. Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has been used in several medical fields, including healing of diabetic, surgical, and pressure ulcers, but there is not any report of using this method for healing of donor site in burn patients. The protocols and informed consent were reviewed according to Medical Ethics Board of Shahid ...
Source: Lasers in Medical Science - Category: Laser Surgery Source Type: research
This article reviews the literature on NPWT in burns, based on indication/application, and describes our experience with the use of modified NPWT for large burns.
Source: Clinics in Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract According to previous research, adjunctive negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) can help manage infected wounds when applied along with appropriate debridement and antibiotic therapy as deemed clinically relevant. NPWT not only removes fluid, and reduces oedema, but also promotes perfusion around the wounds. In addition, NPWT may lead to improved graft fixation when used as a bolster, especially in patients who are less compliant or have poor graft fixation that result from using traditional methods. NPWT is a good choice to bolster skin grafts in young, active and less‐compliant patients. We propose an enhanc...
Source: International Wound Journal - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has been used in the treatment of acute and chronic wounds for almost twenty years and is now widely used around the world. Here we review the literature on NPWT in the treatment of burn wounds, organized by clinical application: limiting the extent of injury in acute burn wounds, as a bridge to skin grafting, as a method of securing skin grafts and skin substitutes, and as a dressing for skin graft donor sites. While clinical experience suggests that negative pressure wound therapy may be beneficial in these contexts, further research is indicated to specifically validate these treat...
Source: Burns : Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Conclusion Structured, graded interventions are required for prevention and treatment of constipation and OBD. Correction of electrolyte imbalance, adequate enteral intake and mobilisation are pre-requisites. Laxatives should be used according to World Gastroenterology Organisation recommendations. Resistant constipation may respond to changes in medication, but ACPO should be suspected and treated when present. Other complications, such as bacterial translocation and ACS are common in major burns. There is evidence that selective digestive tract decontamination reduces mortality and infectious episodes in major burns. ACS...
Source: Burns - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Conclusion The use of XL-NPWT to treat extensive burns is feasible with attention to application technique. NPWT dressings appear to improve graft take, and to decrease risk of infection, LOS, and pain and anxiety associated with wound care. Measured fluid losses can improve patient care in future applications of NPWT to large burn wounds.
Source: Burns - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
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