Biologics in Acute Burn Injury

There have been significant advances in the care of burns over the past decade. As a result of the improved survival of burn patients, attention has shifted to the optimized management of their wounds. Traditionally, autografts have been described as the gold standard treatment in cases of deep second- and third-degree burn wounds; however, they are limited especially in large surface area burns. As such, advancements have been made in the development of biologic dressings, which attempt to mimic the function of the lost epidermis and/or dermis. The ideal biologic dressing is nontoxic, lacks antigenicity, is immunologically compatible, and is sterile. Additionally, easy storage conditions, long shelf lives, and reasonable costs are key determinants of whether biologic dressings may truly be widely used in the clinical setting. Biologic dressings serve an important role as skin substitutes in the setting of acute burn injury. This review aims to summarize the multitude of available biologic dressings and their applications. Methods The PubMed and Google Scholar databases were searched for the following terms either alone or in combination: “burn injury,” “biologic membrane,” “skin substitutes,” “biosynthetic dressings,” and “acellular membrane.”
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Burn Surgery and Research Source Type: research

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Since the 1980s, deep and extensive skin wounds and burns are treated with autologous Split-Thickness Skin Grafts, or Cultured Epidermal Autografts (CEAs) when donor sites are limited. However, the clinical use of CEAs often remains unsatisfactory due to poor engraftment rates, altered wound healing and reduced skin functionality.In the past few decades, Mesenchymal Stromal Cells (MSCs) have raised much attention due to their anti-inflammatory, pro-trophic and pro-remodeling capacities. More specifically, gingival MSCs have been shown to possess enhanced wound healing properties compared to other tissue sources.
Source: Journal of Investigative Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
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Source: Burns - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
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