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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221299/treatment-of-burn-and-surgical-wounds-with-recombinant-human-tropoelastin-produces-new-elastin-fibers-in-scars
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Hua Xie, Lisa Lucchesi, Bo Zheng, Elena Ladich, Teresa Pineda, Rose Merten, Cynthia Gregory, Michael Rutten, Kenton Gregory
Tropoelastin (TE), the soluble precursor of insoluble elastin fibers, is produced in minimal amounts in adults. Burn injuries result in inflexible collagen-rich scars because of lack of elastin fiber formation. We studied the feasibility of using recombinant human tropoelastin to enable elastin fiber production in burn and surgical scars to improve skin flexibility. In a swine hypertrophic burn scar model, normal skin and 3 × 3-cm partial thickness thermal burns underwent dermatome resection at 1 week post burn and randomized to four subcutaneous injections of saline or TE (either 0...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220505/fractional-microplasma-radiofrequency-technology-for-non-hypertrophic-post-burn-scars-in-asians-a-prospective-study-of-95-patients
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Shen Wang, Jing Mi, Qingfeng Li, Rui Jin, Jiying Dong
BACKGROUND: Laser and other energy devices are emerging, minimally invasive treatments for scars. Among the various techniques, fractional microplasma radiofrequency technology (FMRT) has proven to be an effective treatment option for various types of scars and skin conditions such as rhytids, striae distensae, and hyperpigmentation. OBJECTIVE: This prospective clinical trial was designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of FMRT for treating non-hypertrophic post-burn scars in the Asian population...
February 20, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209175/effectiveness-of-topical-silicone-gel-and-pressure-garment-therapy-for-burn-scar-prevention-and-management-in-children-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Jodie Wiseman, Megan Simons, Roy Kimble, Robert Ware, Steven McPhail, Zephanie Tyack
BACKGROUND: Abnormal scar development following burn injury can cause substantial physical and psychological distress to children and their families. Common burn scar prevention and management techniques include silicone therapy, pressure garment therapy, or a combination of both. Currently, no definitive, high-quality evidence is available for the effectiveness of topical silicone gel or pressure garment therapy for the prevention and management of burn scars in the paediatric population...
February 16, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118225/classification-and-application-of-the-distally-based-thigh-flap-based-on-the-lateral-circumflex-femoral-artery-system
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Yuanbo Liu, Qiang Ding, Mengqing Zang, Shengji Yu, Shan Zhu, Bo Chen, Jianhua Zhang
BACKGROUND: The lateral circumflex femoral artery system with its anatomical variations is a common source vessel for numerous thigh flaps. However, the anatomic variations of the distally based thigh flaps have not been well classified. METHODS: Between July 2008 and July 2016, 19 patients (13 men and 6 women; age range, 3-58 years; mean, 27.5 years) underwent reconstruction of defects around the knee using distally based thigh flaps. Defect etiologies included malignant neoplasm (6 cases) and post-burn scar contracture (13 cases)...
January 23, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095550/the-diagnostic-role-of-optical-coherence-tomography-oct-in-measuring-the-depth-of-burn-and-traumatic-scars-for-more-accurate-laser-dosimetry-pilot-study
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Jill S Waibel, Ashley C Rudnick, Adam J Wulkan, Jon D Holmes
BACKGROUND: In recent decades, a number of optimal diagnostic technologies have emerged to assist in tissue visualization. Real-time monitoring of skin during laser therapies will help optimize laser parameters for more ef cient therapies. One of these technologies, optimal coherence tomography (OCT), may be used to help visualize burn and traumatic scars. When lasing severe scars, lasers have tunable pulse energies, which are made proportional to the scar thickness as estimated by palpation and the physician eye...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055102/galectin-3-inhibition-by-a-small-molecule-inhibitor-reduces-both-pathological-corneal-neovascularization-and-fibrosis
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Wei-Sheng Chen, Zhiyi Cao, Hakon Leffler, Ulf J Nilsson, Noorjahan Panjwani
Purpose: Corneal neovascularization and scarring commonly lead to significant vision loss. This study was designed to determine whether a small-molecule inhibitor of galectin-3 can inhibit both corneal angiogenesis and fibrosis in experimental mouse models. Methods: Animal models of silver nitrate cautery and alkaline burn were used to induce mouse corneal angiogenesis and fibrosis, respectively. Corneas were treated with the galectin-3 inhibitor, 33DFTG, or vehicle alone and were processed for whole-mount immunofluorescence staining and Western blot analysis to quantify the density of blood vessels and markers of fibrosis...
January 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040371/predictive-validity-of-short-term-scar-quality-on-final-burn-scar-outcome-using-the-patient-and-observer-scar-assessment-scale-in-patients-with-minor-to-moderate-burn-severity
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H Goei, C H van der Vlies, W E Tuinebreijer, P P M van Zuijlen, E Middelkoop, M E van Baar
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the predictive validity of the Patient and Observer Assessment Scale (POSAS), in order to determine whether it can be used to predict final scar quality. METHODS: Patients with a maximum TBSA burned of 20% who were treated in a Dutch burn center and participated in two scar assessments at 3 months and >18 months post-burn were included. Scar quality assessment consisted of the POSAS, Dermaspectrometer(®) (color) and Cutometer(®) (elasticity)...
December 28, 2016: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034668/modified-vancouver-scar-scale-score-is-linked-with-quality-of-life-after-burn
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Vidya Finlay, Sally Burrows, Rosemary Kendell, Aaron Berghuber, Vincent Chong, Jason Tan, Dale W Edgar, Fiona Wood
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to determine if a scar quality is associated with quality of life (QoL) at six months post-burn and beyond. METHODS: Quantile regression models adjusted for covariates were used to demonstrate the relationship of modified Vancouver Scar Scale (mVSS) total (with and without pigmentation) and the mVSS components, to the Burn Specific Health Scale-Brief (BSHS-B) scores (full scale, Affect and Relations domain, Skin Sensitivity domain)...
December 26, 2016: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009689/a-comparison-of-gene-expression-of-decorin-and-mmp13-in-hypertrophic-scars-treated-with-calcium-channel-blocker-steroid-and-interferon-a-human-scar-carrying-animal-model-study
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Shih-Yi Yang, Jui-Yung Yang, Yen-Chang Hsiao, Shiow-Shuh Chuang
BACKGROUND: The formation of hypertrophic scaring (HSc) is an abnormal wound-healing response. In a previous study, an animal model with human scar tissue implanted into nude mice (BALB/c) has been successfully established. The effects of verapamil as well as combination therapy with verapamil and kenacort have been studied and compared. OBJECTIVE: To treat persistent hypertrophic scars, local injection of drugs composed of steroids, calcium channel blockers (CCBs), and interferon might be a good method...
January 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974941/a-modern-method-of-treatment-the-role-of-silver-dressings-in-promoting-healing-and-preventing-pathological-scarring-in-patients-with-burn-wounds
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Munteanu A, Florescu Ip, Nitescu C
Burn wounds are a global public health problem, which affects all countries, no matter the development stage and occurs in all age groups, from toddlers to elderly. In spite of burns being the cause of numerous household and work accidents, there are still no clear stated unanimous rules for their treatment. Every day new products appear on the market, each of them trying to prove more effective. Since ancient times, silver has been known for its antimicrobial properties, so it has been used for a long time in the treatment of burns and other types of wounds...
July 2016: Journal of Medicine and Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941571/clinical-and-histopathological-features-of-post-burn-pruritus
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In Suk Kwak, Sook Young Park, Young Hee Choi, Soo Ick Cho, Yoon Seok Yang, Yong Se Cho, Min Gyu Choi, Cheong Hoon Seo, Chun Wook Park, Hye One Kim
The aim of the study was to evaluate the clinical and histopathological characteristics of patients with post burn pruritus. The authors took skin samples from 62 burn patients with or without pruritus. The measured skin condition includes thickness and paresthesia. Various clinical features were rated on patient assessment scale (PSAS) and observer scar assessment scale. The samples were stained with hematoxylin & eosin, Masson's trichrome, Verhoeff's elastic, and toluidine blue stain. The stained samples were analyzed in terms of epidermal thickness, mononuclear cell infiltration, collagen bundles, elastic fibers, and mast cell distribution...
November 2016: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894384/-reconstruction-of-anal-stenosis-induced-by-scar-contracture-after-repair-of-defect-in-perineal-region-with-paraumbilical-flap-using-random-pattern-flap
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Q Liu, X B You, Z Cai, K Y Tang, H Zhang
Objective: To investigate the method and timing of reconstruction of anal stenosis induced by scar contracture after repair of defect in perineal region with paraumbilical flap using random pattern flap. Methods: Ten patients who suffered anal stenosis induced by scar contracture after the first phase repair of defect of perineal region with paraumbilical flap were hospitalized from July 2009 to September 2015. Eight patients were with central type scar contracture of perineal region after healing of burn wound, and two patients were with lesion of perineal region which had been excised...
November 20, 2016: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881936/autologous-fat-transfer-to-the-subcutaneous-tissue-in-the-context-of-breast-reconstructive-procedures
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Pawel Szychta, Marek Zadrozny, Jan Rykala, Lukasz Banasiak, Henryk Witmanowski
Autologous fat transfer (AFT) is an appropriate technique for aesthetic rejuvenation of the face, aesthetic enhancement of hands, correction of the facial appearance in various disorders and constitutes a surgical alternative of treatment of numerous breast deformities ranging from distorting posttraumatic scars, post-eczema lesions, post-burn deformities to partial or total breast reconstruction. Our work is aimed to familiarize dermatologists with the technique of harvesting and implanting the aspirate of adipose cells in patients consulted for deformities of the breast...
October 2016: Postȩpy Dermatologii i Alergologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857656/reverse-flow-anterolateral-thigh-perforator-an-ad-hoc-flap-for-severe-post-burn-knee-contracture
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H A Ismail, L E El-Bassiony
We evaluate function outcomes of the reverse-flow ALT perforator flap to reconstruct severe post-burn knee contracture. Between October 2012 and December 2014, 10 patients with severe post-burn knee contracture were subjected to reconstruction with 10 ipsilateral reversed-flow ALT perforator flaps. All the patients were male. Ages ranged from 15 to 47 years (mean = 32 years). Time from burn injury to patient presentation ranged from 2-8 months. All patients demonstrated post-burn flexion contracture of the knee joint, ranging from 35 to 75 degrees...
March 31, 2016: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833285/subcutaneous-pedicle-propeller-flap-an-old-technique-revisited-and-modified
#15
Durga Karki, Nikhil Mehta, Ravi Prakash Narayan
BACKGROUND: Post-burn axillary and elbow scar contracture is a challenging problem to the reconstructive surgeon owing to the wide range of abduction and extension that should be achieved, respectively, while treating either of the joint. The aim of this paper is to highlight the use of subcutaneous pedicle propeller flap for the management of post-burn axillary and elbow contractures. METHODOLOGY: This is a prospective case study of axillary and elbow contractures managed at a tertiary care hospital using propeller flap based on subcutaneous pedicle from 2009 to 2014...
May 2016: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828835/prospective-evaluation-of-fractional-co2-laser-treatment-of-mature-burn-scars
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Sigrid Blome-Eberwein, Christina Gogal, Michael J Weiss, Deborah Boorse, Patrick Pagella
The authors conducted a prospective study of fractional CO2 laser treatment of mature burn scars, comparing objective and subjective scar measurements evaluating at least one treatment and one control scar on the same patient pre- and post treatments. After institutional review board approval, burn survivors with mature blatant burn scars were invited to enter the study. A series of three fractional CO2 laser treatments was performed in an office setting, using topical anesthetic cream, at 40 to 90 mJ, 100 to 150 spots per cm...
November 2016: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733225/effect-of-dermabrasion-and-recell-%C3%A2-on-large-superficial-facial-scars-caused-by-burn-trauma-and-acnes-%C3%A2
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Pan-Xi Yu, Wen-Qi Diao, Zuo-Liang Qi, Jing-Long Cai
<strong>Objective</strong> To explore the effects of dermabrasion combined with ReCell(®) on large superficial facial scars caused by burn, trauma and acnes.<strong>Methods</strong> Nineteen patients with large superficial facial scars were treated by the same surgeon with dermabrasion combined with ReCell(®). According to the etiology, patients were classified into post-burning group (n=5), post-traumatic group (n=7) and post-acne group (n=7). Fifteen patients completed the follow-ups, 5 patients in each group...
September 20, 2016: Chinese Medical Sciences Journal, Chung-kuo i Hsüeh K'o Hsüeh Tsa Chih
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27701124/application-of-heparinized-selective-acellular-sheepskin-in-wound-healing-promotion-of-deep-second-degree-burns
#18
Lingfeng Wang, Chunguang Hao, Biao Zhou, Xue Fu, Junliang Li, Zhigang Wang, Zhidong Rong
INTRODUCTION: This study investigated the application of selective sheepskin acellular dermal matrix (ADM), combined with the anticoagulant heparin, in the wound-healing treatment of deep second-degree burns (DSDB). METHODS: A DSDB model was established, and the test animals were randomly divided into 4 groups: iodophor gauze (IG), pig ADM (PA), selective sheepskin ADM (SSA), and heparinized selective sheepskin ADM (HSSA).The microcirculation of the wound surface, pathological structures, healing rates, and fibroblast apoptosis rates were observed at different times in each group...
September 29, 2016: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27685196/two-year-follow-up-of-outcomes-related-to-scarring-and-distress-in-children-with-severe-burns
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Paul Wurzer, Abigail A Forbes, Gabriel Hundeshagen, Clark R Andersen, Kathryn M Epperson, Walter J Meyer, Lars P Kamolz, Ludwik K Branski, Oscar E Suman, David N Herndon, Celeste C Finnerty
PURPOSE: We assessed the perception of scarring and distress by pediatric burn survivors with burns covering more than one-third of total body surface area (TBSA) for up to 2 years post-burn. METHODS: Children with severe burns were admitted to our hospital between 2004 and 2012, and consented to this IRB-approved-study. Subjects completed at least one Scars Problems and/or Distress questionnaire between discharge and 24 months post burn. Outcomes were modeled with generalized estimating equations or using mixed linear models...
August 16, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27606561/construction-of-skin-graft-seams-in-burn-patients-a-prospective-randomized-double-blinded-study
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Kathryn Isaac, Nisha Umraw, Robert Cartotto
Prominent scars and contractures may form along the seams between adjacent skin grafts. Seams may be constructed either by approximating the graft edges (AP), or by slightly overlapping the graft edges (OV), but it is not known if one technique creates a less conspicuous seam scar. The purpose of this study was to compare seam scars between seams constructed using the AP and OV techniques. This was a prospective within-patient and within-seam controlled study in adult burn patients treated at an American Burn Association-verified burn center...
August 25, 2016: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
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