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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457376/delivery-of-allogeneic-adipose-stem-cells-in-polyethylene-glycol-fibrin-hydrogels-as-an-adjunct-to-meshed-autografts-after-sharp-debridement-of-deep-partial-thickness-burns
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David M Burmeister, Randolph Stone, Nicole Wrice, Alfred Laborde, Sandra C Becerra, Shanmugasundaram Natesan, Robert J Christy
Harvesting of autografts results in donor site morbidities and is limited in scenarios such as large total body surface area burns. In these instances, coverage is increased by meshing grafts at the expense of delayed biologic closure. Moreover, graft meshing increases the likelihood of contraction and hypertrophic scarring, limits range of motion, and worsens cosmesis. Many tissue engineering technologies have touted the promise of adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) for burn wounds. The primary objective of the current study was to determine feasibility and efficacy of in situ ASC delivery via PEGylated fibrin (FPEG) hydrogels as adjuncts to meshed split thickness skin grafts in a porcine model...
February 18, 2018: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438815/new-onset-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-previous-split-thickness-skin-graft-donor-site
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Vincent J Noori, Kanika Trehan, Alisa Savetamal, Damien W Carter
INTRODUCTION: Marjolin' s ulcer, an aggressive ulcerating squamous cell carcinoma, is a well-known phenomenon that occurs in chronically inflamed or scarred tissue; however, squamous cell carcinoma arising in the acute setting after tissue trauma - specifically autograft donor harvest sites for burns - is a rare, but notable event. METHODS: This case series describes three instances of squamous cell carcinoma diagnosed in split-thickness skin graft donor sites in the immediate post-operative period...
February 10, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428585/distally-based-anteromedial-thigh-flaps-pedicled-on-the-rectus-femoris-branch-of-the-lateral-circumflex-femoral-artery-for-reconstruction-of-soft-tissue-defect-of-the-knee
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Shan Zhu, Mengqing Zang, Shengji Yu, Boyang Xu, Yuanbo Liu
BACKGROUND: Anteromedial thigh flaps are far less clinically appealing than their anterolateral counterparts, and are occasionally considered as an alternative to the anterolateral thigh flap. Herein, we report the study of soft-tissue defects reconstruction in the knee using a distally based anteromedial thigh flap pedicled on the rectus femoris branch of the descending branch of the lateral circumflex femoral artery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between July 2008 and September 2016, a distally based anteromedial thigh flap was used to reconstruct soft-tissue defects of the knee in 5 patients (3 males, 2 females; age range at surgery 4-55 years old)...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423280/biomaterials-enabled-cornea-regeneration-in-patients-at-high-risk-for-rejection-of-donor-tissue-transplantation
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M Mirazul Islam, Oleksiy Buznyk, Jagadesh C Reddy, Nataliya Pasyechnikova, Emilio I Alarcon, Sally Hayes, Philip Lewis, Per Fagerholm, Chaoliang He, Stanislav Iakymenko, Wenguang Liu, Keith M Meek, Virender S Sangwan, May Griffith
The severe worldwide shortage of donor organs, and severe pathologies placing patients at high risk for rejecting conventional cornea transplantation, have left many corneal blind patients untreated. Following successful pre-clinical evaluation in mini-pigs, we tested a biomaterials-enabled pro-regeneration strategy to restore corneal integrity in an open-label observational study of six patients. Cell-free corneal implants comprising recombinant human collagen and phosphorylcholine were grafted by anterior lamellar keratoplasty into corneas of unilaterally blind patients diagnosed at high-risk for rejecting donor allografts...
2018: NPJ Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422437/effect-of-cold-pack-therapy-for-management-of-burn-scar-pruritus-a-pilot-study
#5
So Young Joo, June-Bum Kim, Yoon Soo Cho, Yong Suk Cho, Cheong Hoon Seo
PURPOSE: Pruritus, a common, chronically disabling condition is often refractory to treatment. The pruritus sensation is mediated in the spinal cord and post-burn pruritus is considered a form of neuropathic pain. We investigated cold pack therapy as a treatment modality for post-burn pruritus. METHODS: We studied 23 patients with severe pruritus scoring at least 5 on the visual analogue scale (VAS) and refractory to antihistamine and gabapentin administration. Each cold pack therapy lasted more than 20min...
February 5, 2018: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29369171/microdissected-thin-anterolateral-thigh-perforator-flaps-with-multiple-perforators-a-series-of-case-reports
#6
Jiu-Long Liang, Xiao-Yan Liu, Tao Qiu, Zhi-Qiang Fu, Hong-Yi Wang, Xu Kong, Kai Tao
INTRODUCTION: The study aimed to explore the effect of microdissected thin anterolateral thigh (MTALT) perforator flap with multiple perforators on patients with complex defects on the hand, elbow, heel, or knee. METHODS: From March 2012 to February 2013, 5 patients with complex defects on the hand, elbow, heel, or knee were included. During the flap preparation, 2 to 3 perforators penetrating the fascia of the anterolateral femoral area were initially detected, and the deep fascia was incised...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301325/extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-alters-the-expression-of-fibrosis-related-molecules-in-fibroblast-derived-from-human-hypertrophic-scar
#7
Hui Song Cui, A Ram Hong, June-Bum Kim, Joo Hyang Yu, Yoon Soo Cho, So Young Joo, Cheong Hoon Seo
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) considerably improves the appearance and symptoms of post-burn hypertrophic scars (HTS). However, the mechanism underlying the observed beneficial effects is not well understood. The objective of this study was to elucidate the mechanism underlying changes in cellular and molecular biology that is induced by ESWT of fibroblasts derived from scar tissue (HTSFs). We cultured primary dermal fibroblasts derived from human HTS and exposed these cells to 1000 impulses of 0...
January 2, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249978/prediction-of-scar-size-in-rats-six-months-after-burns-based-on-early-post-injury-polarization-sensitive-optical-frequency-domain-imaging
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Eli Kravez, Martin Villiger, Brett Bouma, Martin Yarmush, Zohar Yakhini, Alexander Golberg
Hypertrophic scars remain a major clinical problem in the rehabilitation of burn survivors and lead to physical, aesthetic, functional, psychological, and social stresses. Prediction of healing outcome and scar formation is critical for deciding on the best treatment plan. Both subjective and objective scales have been devised to assess scar severity. Whereas scales of the first type preclude cross-comparison between observers, those of the second type are based on imaging modalities that either lack the ability to image individual layers of the scar or only provide very limited fields of view...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245303/viable-placental-allograft-as-a-biological-dressing-in-the-clinical-management-of-full-thickness-thermal-occupational-burns-two-case-reports
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Eric L Johnson, Elisabet K Tassis, Georgina M Michael, Susan G Whittinghill
RATIONALE: Occupational burn injuries can be detrimental and difficult to manage. The majority of complex cases are referred and managed at regional burn centers where access to specialized care is available. As an alternative to hospitalization with staged surgical procedures, placental products may be used for outpatient medical management of these common burn injuries, especially if access to a regional burn center is limited or restricted.Fresh amnion has been a treatment of choice in burns for more than 100 years...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218276/role-of-square-flap-in-post-burn-axillary-contractures
#10
Durga Karki, Ravi Prakash Narayan
BACKGROUND: Post-burn contractures are a commonly encountered problem and many techniques have been described in their treatment. Z-plasties are the commonest local flap procedure done for linear bands with adjacent healthy tissue. Our aim was to assess the use of square flap technique in axillary contractures. METHODS: Ten patients with type I and II axillary contractures underwent release by the square flap technique. All cases were followed up for at least one year and analysed for range of motion and aesthetic outcome...
September 2017: World Journal of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178479/face-allotransplantation-for-various-types-of-facial-disfigurements-a-series-of-five-cases
#11
Ömer Özkan, Özlenen Özkan, Mehmetcan Ubur, Necmiye Hadimioğlu, Melike Cengiz, İsmail Afşar
BACKGROUND: The aim of this report is to present our long-term experiences with a series of 5 face-transplanted patients in terms of surgical aspects and postoperative outcomes, and to describe possible salvage strategies in case of difficulties. METHODS: Five patients, 4 receiving full-face transplantation and 1 undergoing partial transplantation at our institution were included. The patients were aged between 19 and 54 years. Two had extensive burn scars to the face, and 3 had suffered gunshot injuries...
November 27, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177979/photobiomodulation-effect-on-children-s-scars
#12
Jehan Alsharnoubi, Omnia Mohamed
The management of burn scars has become one of the major clinical challenges in the developing countries which involve enormous treatment cost; this needs new methods for better cost benefit relationship. The objective of the study is to analyze the effectiveness of low-level laser therapy on post-burn scar tissue in children. A randomized controlled study included 15 children, ranging from 2 to 10 years of age, presenting with burn scars. They received diode laser and topical treatment. Each scar was divided into two halves...
November 24, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142785/role-of-cord-blood-and-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-recent-deep-burn-a-case-control-prospective-study
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Wael Abo-Elkheir, Fawzy Hamza, Ahmed M Elmofty, Atef Emam, Magdy Abdl-Moktader, Sameh Elsherefy, Hala Gabr
RATIONALE: Burn injuries represent one of the major worldwide public health problems causing more severe physiological stress than other traumas. Effective treatment of burn injuries is mandatory to prevent the numerous life-threatening complications and possible disabilities. Stem cells, a population of multipotent cells retaining the properties of self-renewal and differentiation, are the main player in tissue regeneration after major trauma. Thus, they are thought to play a key role in wound healing inducing efficient and physiological skin regeneration...
2017: American Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140280/trpv3-channel-in-keratinocytes-in-scars-with-post-burn-pruritus
#14
Chun Wook Park, Hyun Ji Kim, Yong Won Choi, Bo Young Chung, So-Youn Woo, Dong-Keun Song, Hye One Kim
Post-burn pruritus is a common and distressing sequela of burn scars. Empirical antipruritic treatments usually fail to have a satisfactory outcome because of their limited selectivity and possible side effects. Therefore, novel drug targets need to be identified. Here, we aimed to investigate the possible role of protease-activated receptor 2 (PAR2) and transient receptor potential vanniloid 3 (TRPV3), along with the relation of TRPV3 to thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP). Specimens from normal (unscarred) or burn-scarred (with or without pruritus) tissue were obtained from burn patients for this study...
November 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089205/extension-of-flaps-associated-with-burn-scar-reconstruction-a-key-difference-between-island-and-skin-pedicled-flaps
#15
Yukiko Yoshino, Ken Kubomura, Hyakuzoh Ueda, Takuya Tsuge, Rei Ogawa
OBJECTIVE: The choice between local flap designs for burn reconstruction is largely shaped by aesthetic, vascularity, procedural complexity, and wound-closure considerations. However, another key consideration is how well specific local flap designs release post-burn scar contractures. This is because constant tension on wound edges can generate pathological scarring. However, the ability of specific local flap to release post-burn scar contractures is poorly understood. This question was addressed by this study of patients who underwent local flap surgery to release post-burn scar contractures...
October 28, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032976/the-application-of-3d-printed-transparent-facemask-for-facial-scar-management-and-its-biomechanical-rationale
#16
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...
October 9, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020479/silicone-gel-enhances-the-efficacy-of-er-yag-laser-treatment-for-atrophic-acne-scars-a-randomized-split-face-evaluator-blinded-placebo-controlled-comparative-trial
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Jenvajee Khamthara, Chanat Kumtornrut, Korbkarn Pongpairoj, Pravit Asawanonda
BACKGROUND: The effect of topical silicone gel has been studied to prevent scars from burn, postoperative wound and to treat hypertrophic scars. No previous studies have been done to evaluate the efficacy of topical silicone gel on atrophic acne scars. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Nineteen patients were treated with three sessions of ablative Er:YAG laser with 1-month intervals. Following each laser treatment, the randomlyassigned silicone gel or placebo was applied in split-face manner...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941182/enhanced-wound-healing-performance-of%C3%A2-a%C3%A2-phyto-polysaccharide-enriched-dressing%C3%A2-%C3%A2-a-preclinical-small-and-large-animal-study
#18
Chih-Hsin Wang, Shu-Jen Chang, Yuan-Sheng Tzeng, Yu-Jen Shih, Chang Adrienne, Shyi-Gen Chen, Tim-Mo Chen, Niann-Tzyy Dai, Juin-Hong Cherng
Alginate is a natural rich anionic polysaccharide (APS), commonly available as calcium alginate (CAPS). It can maintain a physiologically moist microenvironment, which minimises bacterial infection and facilitates wound healing at a wound site. Patients with burn injuries suffer from pain and an inflammatory response. In this study, we evaluated the CAPS dressing and traditional dressing containing carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) for wound healing and scar tissue formation in a burn model of rat and swine. In our pilot study of a burn rat model to evaluate inflammatory response and wound healing, we found that the monocyte chemoattractant protein (MCP)-1 and transforming growth factor (TGF)-β were up-regulated in the CAPS treatment group...
September 21, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922518/accelerated-epithelialization-and-improved-wound-healing-metrics-in-porcine-full-thickness-wounds-transplanted-with-full-thickness-skin-micrografts
#19
Christina L Rettinger, John L Fletcher, Anders H Carlsson, Rodney K Chan
Split-thickness skin grafting (STSG) is the current gold standard for treatment of extensive burn and traumatic skin injuries. However, STSG is limited by donor-site morbidity and availability, and often leads to scarring and wound contracture. Furthermore, these thin grafts lack dermal elements such as nerves and adnexa which are important in recapitulating normal skin function. Methods of fractional skin replacement either as minced STSGs or microscopic skin tissue columns have been proposed, though these techniques have not been fully characterized and lack evidence of regenerated adnexal structures...
September 18, 2017: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902874/psychometric-properties-of-the-brisbane-burn-scar-impact-profile-in-adults-with-burn-scars
#20
Zephanie Tyack, Roy Kimble, Steven McPhail, Anita Plaza, Megan Simons
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to determine the longitudinal validity, reproducibility, responsiveness and interpretability of the adult version of the Brisbane Burn Scar Impact Profile, a patient-report measure of health-related quality of life. METHODS: A prospective longitudinal cohort study of patients with or at risk of burn scarring was conducted at three assessment points (at baseline around the time of wound healing, one to two weeks post-baseline and 1-month post-baseline)...
2017: PloS One
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