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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...
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, post operative 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 3 sessions of ablative Er:YAG laser with 1-month intervals. Following each laser treatment, the randomly-assigned silicone gel or placebo were 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
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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
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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874692/silver-nanoparticle-loaded-collagen-chitosan-scaffolds-promote-wound-healing-via-regulating-fibroblast-migration-and-macrophage-activation
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Chuangang You, Qiong Li, Xingang Wang, Pan Wu, Jon Kee Ho, Ronghua Jin, Liping Zhang, Huawei Shao, Chunmao Han
Treatment of full-thickness skin defects poses significant clinical challenges including risk of infection and severe scaring. Silver nanoparticle (NAg), an effective antimicrobial agent, has provided a promising therapeutic method for burn wounds. However, the detailed mechanism remains unknown. Hence, we constructed a metallic nanosilver particles-collagen/chitosan hybrid scaffold (NAg-CCS) and investigated its potential effects on wound healing. In vitro scratch assay, immunofluorescence staining and antibacterial activity of the scaffold were all studied...
September 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818334/the-use-of-acupuncture-in-first-aid-of-burns-clinical-report
#7
A Loskotova, J Loskotova
Burns are a very painful skin injury, or injury of soft tissues. The development of post-traumatic stress disorder can develop, even in those with minor injuries (Ia-IIb degree). Development of problems is very rapid and intense since, according to developmental embryology, the skin and central nervous system (CNS) descend from the same germ layer-ectoderm. This clinical report presents the results acquired from the data of 1008 patients suffering from burns treated by the acupuncture (ACU)-from 1983-2015 in the surgery ward of the hospital in Vysoke Myto in the Czech Republic...
August 14, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804686/a-comparative-study-of-tissue-expansion-and-free-parascapular-flaps-in-extensive-facial-burn-scar-reconstruction
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G S Kalra, Mitesh Bedi, Vipin Kumar Barala
BACKGROUND: Large post burn scars are a very difficult problem to treat. Available methods include skin grafts and tissue expansion. The reconstructive method used should be tailored according to individual patient rather than following a textbook approach in each. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis was done of cases with extensive facial burn scars in whom secondary reconstruction was done with either free parascapular flap cover or tissue expansion and flap advancement following facial burn scar excision by a single surgeon (GSK) in Department of Burns, Plastic and reconstructive surgery...
2017: International Journal of Burns and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803606/effect-of-dermabrasion-and-recell-%C3%A2-on-large-superficial-facial-scars-caused-by-burn-trauma-and-acnes
#9
Pan-Xi Yu, Wen-Qi Diao, Zuo-Liang Qi, Jing-Long Cai
Objective To explore the effects of dermabrasion combined with ReCell(®) on large superficial facial scars caused by burn, trauma and acnes.Methods 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. Healing time, complication rate, the preoperative and 18-month-post-operative assessments using Patient Satisfaction Score (PSS), Vancouver Scar Scale (VSS), and Patient and Observer Scar Assessment Scale (POSAS) of each group were analyzed to compare the effect of the combined therapy on outcomes...
September 20, 2016: Chinese Medical Sciences Journal, Chung-kuo i Hsüeh K'o Hsüeh Tsa Chih
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803363/evaluation-of-nonablative-fractional-laser-treatment-in-scar-reduction
#10
Hilal Gokalp
Fractional lasers have been used for the improvement of scar tissue in the recent years but there has not been extensive research on their impact. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of nonablative fractional laser (NAFL) on acne, burn, and surgery/traumatic scar. The scars were also categorized as atrophic, hypertrophic, and keloid, and treatment efficacy was investigated accordingly. This is a retrospective, single-center study. Scar tissues were treated using a nonablative fractional 1550-nm Erbium glass laser in high-energy parameters at 4-week interval for 4-8 sessions...
August 12, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763906/-effects-of-scar-excision-combined-with-negative-pressure-on-repair-of-hypertrophic-scar-in-burn-children
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J H Cai, H P Deng, Z A Shen, T J Sun, D J Li, D W Li, L X He, L Wang, X Jin
Objective: To explore the effects of scar excision combined with negative-pressure on repair of hypertrophic scar in burn children. Methods: From October 2010 to August 2016, 25 children with hypertrophic scar after deep burn were hospitalized, with scar course ranging from 3 months to 11 years and scar area ranging from 35 to 427 [83(51, 98)]cm(2). A total of 35 scars of 25 children were located in trunk (11 scars), upper limb (11 scars), and lower limb (13 scars). All children received scar excision operation and negative-pressure treatment (negative-pressure value ranged from -40 to -20 kPa), among which 6 cases received scar excision operation and negative-pressure treatment for two times for further removal of scars...
July 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759110/effects-of-early-combinatorial-treatment-of-autologous-split-thickness-skin-grafts-in-red-duroc-pig-model-using-pulsed-dye-laser-and-fractional-co2-laser
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J Kevin Bailey, Britani N Blackstone, Danielle M DeBruler, Jayne Y Kim, Molly E Baumann, Kevin L McFarland, Folasade O Imeokparia, Dorothy M Supp, Heather M Powell
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The use of pulsed dye laser (PDL) and fractional CO2 (FX CO2 ) laser therapy to treat and/or prevent scarring following burn injury is becoming more widespread with a number of studies reporting reduction in scar erythema and pruritus following treatment with lasers. While the majority of studies report positive outcomes following PDL or FX CO2 therapy, a number of studies have reported no benefit or worsening of the scar following treatment. The objective of this study was to directly compare the efficacy of PDL, FX CO2 , and PDL + FX CO2 laser therapy in reducing scarring post burn injury and autografting in a standardized animal model...
July 31, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697015/the-p50-research-center-in-perioperative-sciences-how-the-investment-by-the-national-institute-of-general-medical-sciences-in-team-science-has-reduced-postburn-mortality
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Celeste C Finnerty, Karel D Capek, Charles Voigt, Gabriel Hundeshagen, Janos Cambiaso-Daniel, Craig Porter, Linda E Sousse, Amina El Ayadi, Ramon Zapata-Sirvent, Ashley N Guillory, Oscar E Suman, David N Herndon
Since the inception of the P50 Research Center in Injury and Peri-operative Sciences (RCIPS) funding mechanism, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences has supported a team approach to science. Many advances in critical care, particularly burns, have been driven by RCIPS teams. In fact, burns that were fatal in the early 1970s, prior to the inception of the P50 RCIPS program, are now routinely survived as a result of the P50-funded research. The advances in clinical care that led to the reduction in postburn death were made by optimizing resuscitation, incorporating early excision and grafting, bolstering acute care including support for inhalation injury, modulating the hypermetabolic response, augmenting the immune response, incorporating aerobic exercise, and developing antiscarring strategies...
September 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680887/identification-of-factors-predicting-scar-outcome-after-burn-injury-in-children-a-prospective-case-control-study
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Hilary J Wallace, Mark W Fear, Margaret M Crowe, Lisa J Martin, Fiona M Wood
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of rigorous research investigating the factors that influence scar outcome in children. Improved clinical decision-making to reduce the health burden due to post-burn scarring in children will be guided by evidence on risk factors and risk stratification. This study aimed to examine the association between selected patient, injury and clinical factors and the development of raised scar after burn injury. Novel patient factors were investigated including selected immunological co-morbidities (asthma, eczema and diabetes type 1 and type 2) and skin pigmentation (Fitzpatrick skin type)...
2017: Burns and trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651417/-influences-of-different-rehabilitative-methods-on-function-of-hands-and-psychological-anxiety-of-patients-with-deeply-burned-hands-retaining-denatured-dermis-and-grafting-large-autologous-skin
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
H Peng, P F Liang, A Wang, L Q Yue
Objective: To investigate influences of different rehabilitative methods on function of hands and psychological anxiety of patients with deeply burned hands retaining denatured dermis and grafting large autologous skin. Methods: Forty-four patients with deeply burned hands, conforming to the study criteria were admitted to Department of Burns and Reconstructive Surgery of Xiangya Hospital of Central South University from January 2014 to June 2015. Patients were divided into propaganda education rehabilitation group (PER, n=23) and specially-assigned person rehabilitation group (SAPR, n=21) according to the random number table and patients' willingness...
May 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614412/differential-effects-of-losartan-and-atorvastatin-in-partial-and-full-thickness-burn-wounds
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Johanneke J Akershoek, Katrien M Brouwer, Marcel Vlig, Bouke K H L Boekema, Rob H J Beelen, Esther Middelkoop, Magda M W Ulrich
Healing of burn wounds is often associated with scar formation due to excessive inflammation and delayed wound closure. To date, no effective treatment is available to prevent the fibrotic process. The Renin Angiotensin System (RAS) was shown to be involved in fibrosis in various organs. Statins (e.g. Atorvastatin), Angiotensin receptor antagonists (e.g. Losartan) and the combination of these drugs are able to reduce the local RAS activation, and reduced fibrosis in other organs. We investigated whether inhibition of the RAS could improve healing of burn wounds by treatment with Atorvastatin, Losartan or the combination of both drugs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606270/-keratoplasty-classification-and-primary-disease-spectrum-analysis-of-315-cases
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
S B Cai, M Sun, S Li, L J Xu, W Wang, J Wang, W K Hu, X Y Li, P Wang, H Zhang, G G Li
Objective: To identify the primary disease spectrum and trends of surgical procedure of keratoplasty patients. Methods: Retrospective case series study. To review all patients who underwent keratoplasty at Department of ophthalmology in Tongji Hospital from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2015. The data collected included age, sex, birthplace, and primary corneal disease and associated surgical procedures. Then the data were compared with similar papers domestic and foreign. Results: A total of 315 keratoplasties were performed during this 4-year period...
June 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561172/-delayed-post-burn-scar-reconstruction-of-the-dorsum-of-the-hand-with-a-collagen-elastin-based-dermal-substitute-and-split-skin-graft
#18
Patricia Beatrice Lebo, Martin Grohmann, Lars Kamolz
The hands are involved in more than 80% of severe (grade IIb-III) burn accidents. Even if appropriate initial surgical care is provided in a timely manner, this does not necessarily guarantee a satisfactory outcome in terms of function and aesthetics if interdisciplinary postoperative care and patient compliance are inadequate. In the following case, a grade IIb-III burn, this led to unstable scars on the back of both hands and an intrinsic-minus hand position, bilaterally. Our case study demonstrates that even a delayed reconstruction with a collagen- elastin-based dermal substitute and split-skin graft combined with appropriate interdisciplinary postoperative care may lead to an excellent result comparable with the function and aesthetics of healthy hands, albeit with a significant effort...
April 2017: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557869/a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-the-outpatient-treatment-of-pediatric-and-adult-partial-thickness-burns-with-suprathel-or-mepilex-ag
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Gabriel Hundeshagen, Vanessa N Collins, Paul Wurzer, William Sherman, Charles D Voigt, Janos Cambiaso-Daniel, Omar Nunez-Lopez, Jason Sheaffer, David N Herndon, Celeste C Finnerty, Ludwik K Branski
Modern treatment of partial thickness burns follow the paradigm of less frequent dressing changes to allow for undisturbed reepithelialization of the burn wound. We compared Mepilex Ag (M), a silver-impregnated foam dressing, and Suprathel (S), a DL-lactid acid polymer, in the outpatient treatment of partial thickness burns in pediatric and adult patients. Patients were enrolled in a randomized controlled prospective clinical trial. We monitored time to reepithelialization, wound pain, discomfort during dressing changes, and treatment cost...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538881/efficacy-and-safety-of-superficial-chemical-peeling-in-treatment-of-active-acne-vulgaris
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REVIEW
Hassanain Al-Talib, Alyaa Al-Khateeb, Ayad Hameed, Chandrika Murugaiah
Acne vulgaris is an extremely common condition affecting the pilosebaceous unit of the skin and characterized by presence of comedones, papules, pustules, nodules, cysts, which might result in permanent scars. Acne vulgaris commonly involve adolescents and young age groups. Active acne vulgaris is usually associated with several complications like hyper or hypopigmentation, scar formation and skin disfigurement. Previous studies have targeted the efficiency and safety of local and systemic agents in the treatment of active acne vulgaris...
March 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
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