Cool running water first aid decreases skin grafting requirements in pediatric burns: a cohort study of two thousand four hundred ninety-five children - Griffin BR, Frear CC, Babl F, Oakley E, Kimble RM.

STUDY OBJECTIVE: First-aid guidelines recommend the administration of cool running water in the early management of thermal injury. Our objective is to analyze the associations between first aid and skin-grafting requirements in children with burns. ...
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ConclusionThis systematic review and meta-analysis indicate that it is effective and safe to use AM for treating STSGDS.
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The objective of this study was to evaluate where and when pediatric burn injuries occurred. Furthermore the quality of first aid treatment, ratio of skin grafting and length of hospital stay were evaluated. The patient records of 749 children with acute b...
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Conclusions This technique of single-stage reconstruction of the upper lip and philtrum with FTSG and silastic tube produced favorable results in the formation of the philtral ridges and the dimple. Through thoughtful preoperative design, meticulous scar release, and skin grafting, satisfactory functional and aesthetic results are achievable.
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Pig skin isn ’t just for football these days.  Massachusetts General Hospital surgeons have successfully used genetically engineered pig skin for the temporary closure of a burn wound, the first time pig tissue derived from an animal with gene edits has been transplanted directly onto a human wound.  The F DA-cleared phase one clinical trial was led by surgeon Dr. Jeremy Goverman of MGH's Sumner Redstone Burn Center.  “It is not the trial itself that is so mind-boggling and intriguing to…
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Publication date: Available online 12 October 2019Source: BurnsAuthor(s): Julia Elrod, Dirk Moellmeier, Clemens Schiestl, Christoph Mohr, Kathrin NeuhausAbstractBackgroundOptimal management of palmar hand burns in children is controversial. We aimed to compare function and aesthetics of retroauricular full thickness skin grafts (FTSG) to plantar glabrous split thickness skin grafts (STSG).Methods32 palmar grafts in paediatric burn patients were analysed: 19 retroauricular FTSG (group 1) and 13 thick plantar glabrous STSG (group 2). The latter were harvested at a thickness of 0.5 mm. The resulting plantar donor defec...
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Publication date: Available online 10 October 2019Source: BurnsAuthor(s): Varun Harish, Zhe Li, Peter K.M. MaitzAbstractBackgroundAnimal studies indicate treating burn injuries with running water (first aid) for 20 min up to 3 h after burn reduces healing time and scarring. We have previously demonstrated the benefits of first aid in minor burn injuries with respect to a reduction in wound depth, faster healing, and decreased skin grafting utilisation. The purpose of this cohort study was to assess the effect of first aid on clinical outcomes in large body surface area burn injuries (≥20%).MethodsData was ...
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The objective of this study was to evaluate where and when pediatric burn injuries occurred. Furthermore the quality of first aid treatment, ratio of skin grafting and length of hospital stay were evaluated.The patient records of 749 children with acute burns admitted to the University Children’s Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland, were retrospectively reviewed over an 11-year period.Burn injuries in children with an immigrant background were overrepresented in our study population, whereby the proportion of immigrants decreased with rising age.Sixty-five percent of all patients received some form of first aid. Of those...
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Publication date: Available online 20 September 2019Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive GynecologyAuthor(s): Maria Tereza Pinto Medeiros Dias, Andreisa Paiva Monteiro Bilhar, Livia Cunha Rios, Bruno Almeida Costa, Edmar Maciel Lima Júnior, Ana Paula Negreiros Nunes Alves, Zenilda Vieira Bruno, Manoel Odorico de Moraes Filho, Leonardo Robson Pinheiro Sobreira BezerraABSTRACTMayer–Rokitansky–Kuster–Hauser syndrome is the second most common cause of primary amenorrhea, trailing only gonadal dysgenesis. In patients who failed dilation therapy, neovaginoplasty is an appropriate treatment option. Sever...
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Mayer –Rokitansky–Kuster–Hauser syndrome is the second most common cause of primary amenorrhea, trailing only gonadal dysgenesis. In patients who failed dilation therapy, neovaginoplasty is an appropriate treatment option. Several biomaterials have been used in this procedure, including peritoneum, amnion, skin grafts and myocutaneous flaps. Nile Tilapia Fish Skin has non-infectious microbiota, morphological structure comparable to human skin, and high in vivo bioresorption. In addition, it showed good outcomes when used as a xenograft for burn treatment.
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