Objective burn depth assessment of hand burns.

[Objective burn depth assessment of hand burns]. Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir. 2019 Sep;51(5):362-366 Authors: Promny D, Billner M, Reichert B Abstract The depth assessment of thermal wounds is subject to many variables. Therefore, technical systems are increasingly being used to determine severity. Particularly hand burns can have clinically relevant consequences in terms of function and aesthetic appearance. Hence, a secure assessment for an adequate treatment is necessary.Technical analyzes such as Hyperspectral Imaging, Laser-Doppler-Imaging or Laser-Speckle-Imaging are intended to simplify and objectify the examination by helping to determine the necessary depth of necrectomy and thus to define the skin transplantation area. Furthermore, the diverse technical devices are to improve the functional result, reduce the severity of scarring and cosmetic complaints, and facilitate the evaluation of inexperienced personnel in the field of burn medicine.Therefore, various technical approaches have been pursued, which are largely based on optical principles. The respective devices are not yet used in the standard diagnosis of burn wounds.In future studies it will be necessary to determine an algorithm for the measurement intervals based on the wound dynamics and to evaluate which methodology is superior to the specificity and sensitivity. PMID: 31574550 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Handchirurgie Mikrochirurgie Plastische Chirurgie - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir Source Type: research

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Source: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation - Category: Hematology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation - Category: Hematology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Injury - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Theranostics - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
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Source: Experimental Eye Research - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Exp Eye Res Source Type: research
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Source: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation - Category: Surgery Tags: XENOTRANSPLANTATION: Edited by Parsia A. Vagefi Source Type: research
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Source: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation - Category: Hematology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation - Category: Hematology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Cornea - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
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