Amniotic membrane for treating skin graft donor sites: A systematic review and meta-analysis

ConclusionThis systematic review and meta-analysis indicate that it is effective and safe to use AM for treating STSGDS.
Source: Burns - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

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ConclusionsThis study provides the largest description of first aid use in sub-Saharan Africa, strengthening the evidence that remedies aside from water are commonly used and that higher parental education levels do not translate to increased use of water, but rather use of alternative treatments. Our qualitative findings allow improved understanding of how first aid for paediatric burns is perceived in rural Malawi communities, providing insight as to why certain first aid choices are made and the possible barriers and facilitators to the adoption of water as a first aid treatment.
Source: Burns - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
We report a severe case of compartment syndrome due to a compressive burn dressing. An otherwise healthy 2-year-old girl presented at her local health center with a superficial partial-thickness thermal burn on the dorsum of the mid phalanx of the second finger of her right hand. A compressive dressing was applied solely to the affected finger. Forty-eight hours afterward, the patient presented in the emergency room with severe pain of the finger. After removal of the dressing, a circular constrictive eschar was observed at the base of the finger, secondary to ischemia due to the compressive dressing. Emergent lateral esch...
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
The objective of this study is to demonstrate that the use of this biological dressing for wound healing at the split-thickness skin graft (STSG) donor site, reduces the time to healing, decreases other co-morbidities, such as pain, and improves the appearance of the scar.This investigation will be conducted as part of a randomized study comparing our new biological dressing with a conventional treatment in a single patient, thus avoiding the factors that may influence the healing of a graft donor site.DiscussionThis clinical trial should enable the development of a new strategy for STSG donor-wound healing based on a rege...
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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
This study was carried out to compare the efficacy of silver nanoparticle gel (SG), nanosilver foam (SF) and collagen (C) dressings in partial thickness burn wounds.MethodsThis was a single-center, prospective cohort study carried out over a period of 1 year on patients with 15–40% partial thickness thermal burns ≤48 h. Each patient received all three dressings (silver-nanoparticle gel, nanosilver foam, collagen) simultaneously at 3 randomly selected areas which were comparable in terms of burn depth and surface area. Efficacy of the dressings was assessed in terms of healing rates, time taken and ea...
Source: Burns - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
In conclusion, all the 4 dressing materials had different scores among the factors assessed. Hydrocolloids dressings and silver hydrofiber dressing would, however, be the preferred dressing materials for the donor site based on these study findings as reflected by the high epithelialization low infection rates and less pain.
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Burn Surgery and Research Source Type: research
Conclusions The clinical trials discussed here, which include several trials investigating novel therapeutic targets, demonstrate that translational research in pemphigus and pemphigoid is a fast-growing field. We thus expect that several novel treatments will be shortly available for the treatment of pemphigus and pemphigoid patients. Given the high, and thus far unmet, medical need in this field (110), this is highly encouraging and will hopefully improve the quality of life of the affected patients. In addition to the compounds and targets described here, several new targets have been recently identified in preclinical...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
EZ Derm Porcine Xenograft, labeled as the following: a. EZ Derm 3x4 (8x10 cm) Non-Perforated, Part Number: 131703-03; b. EZ Derm 7 x 18 (17 x 46 cm) Non-Perforated, Part Number: 131704-03; c. EZ Derm 2 x 2 (5 x 5 cm) Non-Perforated, Part Number: 131705-03; d. EZ Derm 3 x 48 (8 x 122 cm) Perforated, Part Number: 131710-03; e. EZ Derm 3 x 24 (8 x 61 cm) Perforated, Part Number: 131711-03; f. EZ Derm 3 x 12 (8 x 30 cm) Perforated, Part Number: 131712-03; g. EZ Derm 3 x 4 (8 x 10 cm) Perforated, Part Number: 131713-03; h. EZ Derm 7 x 18 (17 x 46 cm) Perforated, Part Number: 131714-03; i. EZ Derm 2 x 2 (5 x 5 cm) Perfo...
Source: Medical Device Recalls - Category: Medical Devices Source Type: alerts
A 36- year old male with a past history significant for bipolar disorder, depression, and PTSD presented to UW Pain Clinic for management of ongoing pain related to an electrical burn injury (4.5%) to the left hand and flank sustained in August 2016. He underwent a skin graft for the burn six months later and has experienced difficulties with his pain since. During the consult, the patient described his pain as a burning, tingling sensation over the left flank and hand. He also experiences sharp muscle cramps in that area which are made significantly worse in cold temperatures.
Source: The Journal of Pain - Category: Materials Science Authors: Source Type: research
Conditions:   Pain, Postoperative;   Burns Interventions:   Drug: Lidocaine Hydrochloride;   Drug: Liposomal bupivacaine Sponsor:   University of Kansas Medical Center Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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