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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775632/controlled-delivery-of-a-focal-adhesion-kinase-inhibitor-results-in-accelerated-wound-closure-with-decreased-scar-formation
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Kun Ma, Sun Hyung Kwon, Jagannath Padmanabhan, Dominik Duscher, Artem A Trotsyuk, Yixiao Dong, Mohammed Inayathullah, Jayakumar Rajadas, Geoffrey C Gurtner
Formation of scars following wounding or trauma represents a significant healthcare burden costing the economy billions of dollars every year. Activation of focal adhesion kinase (FAK) has been shown to play a pivotal role in transducing mechanical signals to elicit fibrotic responses and scar formation during wound repair. We have previously shown that inhibition of FAK using local injections of a small molecule FAK inhibitor (FAKI) can attenuate scar development in a hypertrophic scar model. Clinical translation of FAKI therapy has been challenging, however, due to the lack of an effective drug delivery system for extensive burn injuries, blast injuries, and large excisional injuries...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744784/acne-scarring-management-systematic-review-and-evaluation-of-the-evidence
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Shashank Bhargava, Paulo R Cunha, Jennifer Lee, George Kroumpouzos
BACKGROUND: Modalities for atrophic acne scarring can be classified depending upon the needs they satisfy; that is, resurfacing, lifting/volumization, tightening, or surgical removal/movement of tissue that is required for correction. A plethora of treatment options have resulted from the need to treat various acne scar types, variability of responses noted in various skin types, and increasing popularity of minimally invasive modalities. Still, there is a lack of consensus guidelines on treatment or combination therapies for various clinical scenarios...
May 9, 2018: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743500/clinical-evaluation-of-silicone-gel-in-the-treatment-of-cleft-lip-scars
#3
Chun-Shin Chang, Christopher Glenn Wallace, Yen-Chang Hsiao, Jung-Ju Huang, Zung-Chung Chen, Chee-Jen Chang, Lun-Jou Lo, Philip Kuo-Ting Chen, Jyh-Ping Chen, Yu-Ray Chen
Upper lip scars are at risk of hypertrophy. Our center therefore uses microporous tape and silicone sheeting for postoperative scar care following cleft lip repair. However, some babies have previously ingested their silicone sheeting, which has the potential for respiratory compromise or gastrointestinal obstruction. Self-dry silicone gel is reportedly also effective for preventing hypertrophic scars. Hence, we sought to test whether silicone gel, which cannot be ingested whole, might be non-inferior to silicone sheeting for controlling against upper lip scar hypertrophy...
May 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682893/early-intervention-in-scar-management-and-cutaneous-burns-with-autologous-platelet-rich-plasma
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Aura Ruiz, Daniel Cuestas, Paula Garcıa, Jose Quintero, Yency Forero, Ingrid Galvis, Oscar Velasquez
Burn management options are controversial and a multiple-handled issue. However, platelet-rich plasma is gaining interest in several medical fields. Dermatologist worldwide are already publishing some reports about its benefits and personal experiences in their practices. A 40-year-old female with a second-degree burn by VASER-type liposculpture was treated with platelet-rich plasma and followed up for 10 months. After treatment, she showed rapid improvement with an adequate cicatrization results. Some studies suggest that the use of platelet-rich plasma which contains cytokines and growth factors that participate in cellular repair and cellular differentiation, thus improving healing time and re-epithelization...
April 22, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618886/scar-management-after-surgical-repair-of-lateral-facial-clefts
#5
Vicky Kang, Alvaro A Figueroa, Russell R Reid
The prevention of scar contracture after surgery is an important aspect of lateral facial cleft repair. Maintaining adequate mouth opening is essential for speech, expression, chewing, oral hygiene and psychosocial well-being. Although there have been extensive reviews of non-surgical microstomia management in patients with oral electrical burns, there have been no reports on the use of oral commissure splints to manage the surgical scar in patients with lateral facial clefts. The case study presented here will demonstrate the clinical use of cheek retractors to provide physical resistance to scar contracture...
June 2018: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601619/topical-agents-for-scar-management-are-they-effective
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Christopher I Zoumalan
Scar formation is the body's natural healing response to reestablish dermal integrity following an injury. Excessive scarring, however, can cause significant cosmetic, functional, and psychological problems. A wide variety of topical creams, lotions, and oils are available for scar treatment or wound healing. Sieving through the options and selecting the best option for their patients can be challenging for clinicians, especially given that clinical evidence for many of the active agents in commonly used topical treatments is lacking...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29489543/complex-intraoral-reconstruction-using-a-single-free-anterolateral-thigh-flap-and-supermicrosurgery-after-corrosive-ingestion-in-a-14-month-old-child
#7
Mohammed H El Fahar
Oral chemical burn injuries induce more damage to the underlying tissues with extensive scarring. It is very well known that alkali causes severe liquefaction necrosis and injury to the deeper tissues. Pediatric facial burns must be managed thoroughly and always require complex reconstruction, which is a challenging process. So, any reconstructive surgeon must be aware of all the deformities that may have significant functional and aesthetic impact on the burn survivors especially children. Few medical studies addressed pediatric microsurgical reconstruction for oral burn injuries induced by chemical materials...
May 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224036/laser-advances-in-the-treatment-of-burn-and-traumatic-scars
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Shilpi Khetarpal, Urvashi Kaw, Jeffrey S Dover, Kenneth A Arndt
The realm of scar management is constantly changing. Many factors need to be considered when developing a comprehensive treatment plan, including the nature of the scar and the patient. Scar characteristics can be divided by color, scar type and thickness, and body location. Topical and intralesional agents and light- and laserbased treatments can be used to revitalize and restore damaged skin in atrophic and hypertrophic scars. The most commonly used lasers are the pulsed-dye laser (PDL) and fractional lasers...
December 2017: Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032976/the-application-of-3d-printed-transparent-facemask-for-facial-scar-management-and-its-biomechanical-rationale
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Yating Wei, Yan Wang, Ming Zhang, Gang Yan, Shixue Wu, Wenjun Liu, Gang Ji, Cecilia W P Li-Tsang
INTRODUCTION: Deep facial burns leave conspicuous scar to the patients and affect their quality of life. Transparent facemask has been adopted for the prevention and treatment of facial hypertrophic scars for decades. Recently, with the advancement of 3D printing, the transparent facemask could facilitate the fitting of the facial contour. However, the effectiveness of the device and its biomechanical characteristics on pressure management of hypertrophic scar would need more objective evaluation...
March 2018: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031889/outcomes-important-to-burns-patients-during-scar-management-and-how-they-compare-to-the-concepts-captured-in-burn-specific-patient-reported-outcome-measures
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Laura L Jones, Melanie Calvert, Naiem Moiemen, Jonathan J Deeks, Jonathan Bishop, Philip Kinghorn, Jonathan Mathers
BACKGROUND: Pressure garment therapy (PGT) is an established treatment for the prevention and treatment of hypertrophic scarring; however, there is limited evidence for its effectiveness. Burn survivors often experience multiple issues many of which are not adequately captured in current PGT trial measures. To assess the effectiveness of PGT it is important to understand what outcomes matter to patients and to consider whether patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) can be used to ascertain the effect of treatments on patients' health-related quality of life...
December 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031888/below-the-surface-parents-views-on-the-factors-that-influence-treatment-adherence-in-paediatric-burn-scar-management-a-qualitative-study
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Nicole Andrews, Laura L Jones, Naiem Moiemen, Melanie Calvert, Philip Kinghorn, Ian Litchfield, Jonathan Bishop, Jonathan J Deeks, Jonathan Mathers
INTRODUCTION: Parents have a crucial role to play in burn scar management for their children at a time that is extremely stressful for them and their child. Scar management treatments such as pressure garment therapy (PGT) require high levels of adherence. There has been a lack of research into the factors that may influence adherence in paediatric burn scar management. This qualitative research study has investigated parents' experiences of scar management and their attempts to adhere to treatment at home...
October 11, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873104/management-of-trauma-and-burn-scars-the-dermatologist-s-role-in-expanding-patient-access-to-care
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Nathanial R Miletta, Matthias B Donelan, Chad M Hivnor
Recent advances in laser surgery and our understanding of wound healing have ushered in a new era of trauma and burn scar management. Traditional therapy has centered around scar excision followed by primary closure or tissue replacement with flaps and grafts. This approach represents a perpetuation of the common fallacy that extensive scar improvement requires extensive surgical intervention. Laser surgery in conjunction with pharmacotherapy and minor tissue-conserving surgery produces well-healed and remodeled existing tissue that provides the most natural appearance and function of the skin...
July 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806293/-optimizing-your-post-surgical-scars-a-systematic-review-on-best-practices-in-preventative-scar-management-1
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Justin L Perez, Rod J Rohrich
BACKGROUND: Scar management is critical for every plastic surgeon's practice and, ultimately, the patient's satisfaction with his or her aesthetic result. Despite the critical nature of this component of routine post-operative care, there has yet to be a comprehensive analysis of the available literature over the last decade to assess the best algorithmic approach to scar care. To this end, a systematic review of best practices in preventative scar management was conducted to elucidate the highest level of evidence available on this subject to date...
August 3, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757325/scar-management-in-burn-injuries-using-drug-delivery-and-molecular-signaling-current-treatments-and-future-directions
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REVIEW
Saeid Amini-Nik, Yusef Yousuf, Marc G Jeschke
In recent decades, there have been tremendous improvements in burn care that have allowed patients to survive severe burn injuries that were once fatal. However, a major limitation of burn care currently is the development of hypertrophic scars in approximately 70% of patients. This significantly decreases the quality of life for patients due to the physical and psychosocial symptoms associated with scarring. Current approaches to manage scarring include surgical techniques and non-surgical methods such as laser therapy, steroid injections, and compression therapy...
January 1, 2018: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740178/angiopoietin-like-4-induces-a-%C3%AE-catenin-mediated-upregulation-of-id3-in-fibroblasts-to-reduce-scar-collagen-expression
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Ziqiang Teo, Jeremy Soon Kiat Chan, Han Chung Chong, Ming Keat Sng, Chee Chong Choo, Glendon Zhi Ming Phua, Daniel Jin Rong Teo, Pengcheng Zhu, Cleo Choong, Marcus Thien Chong Wong, Nguan Soon Tan
In adult skin wounds, collagen expression rapidly re-establishes the skin barrier, although the resultant scar is aesthetically and functionally inferior to unwounded tissue. Although TGFβ signaling and fibroblasts are known to be responsible for scar-associated collagen production, there are currently no prophylactic treatments for scar management. Fibroblasts in crosstalk with wound keratinocytes orchestrate collagen expression, although the precise paracrine pathways involved remain poorly understood. Herein, we showed that the matricellular protein, angiopoietin-like 4 (ANGPTL4), accelerated wound closure and reduced collagen expression in diabetic and ANGPTL4-knockout mice...
July 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576249/pediatric-burn-care-unique-considerations-in-management
#16
REVIEW
Amita R Shah, Lillian F Liao
Severe pediatric burns require a multidisciplinary team approach at a specialized pediatric burn center. Special attention must be paid to estimations of total body surface area, fluid resuscitation and metabolic demands, and adequate analgesia and sedation. Long-term effects involve scar management and psychosocial support to the child and their family. Compassionate comprehensive burn care is accomplished by a multidisciplinary team offering healing in the acute setting and preparing the child and family for long-term treatment and care...
July 2017: Clinics in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539239/assessment-of-burn-specific-health-related-quality-of-life-and-patient-scar-status-following-burn
#17
Hyunjin Oh, Sunjoo Boo
INTRODUCTION: This study assessed patient-perceived levels of scar assessment and burn-specific quality of life (QOL) in Korean burn patients admitted to burn care centers and identified differences in scar assessment and QOL based on various patient characteristics. METHODS: A cross-sectional descriptive study using anonymous paper-based survey methods was conducted with 100 burn patients from three burn centers specializing in burn care in South Korea. RESULTS: Mean subject age was 44...
November 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538586/reply-evidence-based-scar-management-how-to-improve-results-with-technique-and-technology
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LETTER
Ibrahim Khansa, Bridget Harrison, Jeffrey E Janis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483310/severe-delayed-cutaneous-and-systemic-reactions-to-drugs-a-global-perspective-on-the-science-and-art-of-current-practice
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REVIEW
Jonathan Grant Peter, Rannakoe Lehloenya, Sipho Dlamini, Kimberly Risma, Katie D White, Katherine C Konvinse, Elizabeth J Phillips
Most immune-mediated adverse drug reactions (IM-ADRs) involve the skin, and many have additional systemic features. Severe cutaneous adverse drug reactions (SCARs) are an uncommon, potentially life-threatening, and challenging subgroup of IM-ADRs with diverse clinical phenotypes, mechanisms, and offending drugs. T-cell-mediated immunopathology is central to these severe delayed reactions, but effector cells and cytokines differ by clinical phenotype. Strong HLA-gene associations have been elucidated for specific drug-SCAR IM-ADRs such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis, although the mechanisms by which carriage of a specific HLA allele is necessary but not sufficient for the development of many IM-ADRs is still being defined...
May 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413108/moisturisers-in-scar-management-following-burn-a-survey-report
#20
Tanja Klotz, Rochelle Kurmis, Zachary Munn, Kathryn Heath, John Greenwood
Scar management is a recognised key component of rehabilitation following burn. Moisturising often combined with massage is commenced once healing tissue has gained sufficient strength to tolerate surface friction, with the aim being to hydrate the dry scar. The studies on various moisturisers and creams provide some guidance on moisturiser selection, but many are inconclusive. OBJECTIVE: This survey aimed to determine the current expert opinion regarding moisturiser recommendations, including the basis for these recommendations, across the burns community...
April 13, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
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