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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319528/postburn-microstomia-prevention-using-an-appliance-providing-simultaneous-horizontal-and-vertical-adjustable-forces
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Gregory S Antonarakis, Sandra Fastlicht, Taras Masnyi, Bryan Tompson
Microstomia, an abnormally small oral orifice, is a complication of perioral facial burns. In this case, contraction of the circumoral tissues and hypotonia of the musculature is responsible for this microstomia, which can produce aesthetic and functional impairment with eating, swallowing, communication (speech and facial expressions), compromised dental care and maintenance due to limited oral access, social interactions, and psychological well-being. Conservative management involves providing physical resistance to scar contracture, with opposing horizontal and vertical circumoral forces by means of appliances that aim to stretch the commissures and fibrotic muscles...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317000/surgical-treatment-algorithms-for-post-burn-contractures
#2
REVIEW
Kenji Hayashida, Sadanori Akita
Burn contractures produce restrictions in motion and unacceptable aesthetic results, frequently with persistent wounds. Proper planning and tissue selection are essential to minimize donor site morbidity optimizing outcomes. The principle of burn reconstructive surgery requires that the defects after release should be replaced with donor tissues which have matching texture and color as well as enough pliability. Autologous skin grafting or flap surgeries meet these criteria to replace scar tissues and resurface the subsequent to post-released scar defects...
2017: Burns and trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316163/-effects-of-silencing-smad-ubiquitination-regulatory-factor-2-on-the-function-of-human-hypertrophic-scar-derived-fibroblasts
#3
Z Zhang, F Kuang, C L Liu, B Chen, W B Tang, X J Li
Objective: To explore the effects of silencing Smad ubiquitination regulatory factor 2 (Smurf2) on the secretion of transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β(1)), alpha-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA), and collagen type Ⅰ by human hypertrophic scar-derived fibroblasts. Methods: The human normal skin-derived fibroblasts and hypertrophic scar-derived fibroblasts were cultured with explant culture technique from the normal skin and hypertrophic scar tissue, which was obtained from 9 patients with hypertrophic scars after burn...
March 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314473/complex-regional-pain-syndrome-in-burn-pathological-scarring-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#4
Suman Mewa Kinoo, Bhugwan Singh
Chronic pain in burn pathological scarring is not an uncommon occurrence. The mechanisms of pain are not clearly understood and hence the management approach is often a daunting task. However, meticulous physical examination of these patients may classify them as complex regional pain syndrome, type I. We present a patient with classic signs and symptoms of complex regional pain syndrome associated with burn pathological scarring of her left forearm that had a favourable response to a thoracoscopic sympathectomy...
March 14, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304144/efficacy-of-dermal-substitute-on-deep-dermal-to-full-thickness-burn-injury-a-systematic-review
#5
REVIEW
Winy Widjaja, Juen Tan, Peter K M Maitz
BACKGROUND: The study aims to systematically examine the efficacy of dermal regeneration templates (DRTs) in comparison to split thickness skin grafting (STSG) in the management of acute burn injuries post-excision and debridement. METHODS: Systematic literature search was conducted by two independent reviewers from the following databases: MEDLINE, EMBASE and Cochrane Library with selection criteria set a priori. Only randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were included...
March 17, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303029/tmf-and-glycitin-act-synergistically-on-keratinocytes-and-fibroblasts-to-promote-wound-healing-and-anti-scarring-activity
#6
Ga Young Seo, Yoongho Lim, Dongsoo Koh, Jung Sik Huh, Changlim Hyun, Young Mee Kim, Moonjae Cho
Keratinocyte-fibroblast interactions are critical for skin repair after injury. During the proliferative phase of wound healing, proliferation, migration and differentiation of these cells are the major mechanisms leading to tissue remodeling. We have previously reported that glycitin, a major soy isoflavone, stimulates dermal fibroblast proliferation; and the phytochemical, 4',6,7-trimethoxyisoflavone (TMF), induces migration of HaCaT keratinocyte cells. We therefore investigated whether these compounds display synergistic effects on skin cells during wound healing in vitro and in vivo...
March 17, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289553/%C3%AE-gal-nanoparticles-in-wound-and-burn-healing-acceleration
#7
REVIEW
Uri Galili
Significance: Rapid recruitment and activation of macrophages may accelerate wound healing. Such accelerated healing was observed in wounds and burns of experimental animals treated with α-gal nanoparticles. Recent Advances: α-Gal nanoparticles present multiple α-gal epitopes (Galα1-3Galβ1-4GlcNAc-R). α-Gal nanoparticles applied to wounds bind anti-Gal (the most abundant antibody in humans) and generate chemotactic complement peptides, which rapidly recruit macrophages. Fc/Fc receptor interaction between anti-Gal coating the α-gal nanoparticles and recruited macrophages activates macrophages to produce cytokines that accelerate healing...
March 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287424/keloid-and-hypertrophic-scars-are-the-result-of-chronic-inflammation-in-the-reticular-dermis
#8
REVIEW
Rei Ogawa
Keloids and hypertrophic scars are caused by cutaneous injury and irritation, including trauma, insect bite, burn, surgery, vaccination, skin piercing, acne, folliculitis, chicken pox, and herpes zoster infection. Notably, superficial injuries that do not reach the reticular dermis never cause keloidal and hypertrophic scarring. This suggests that these pathological scars are due to injury to this skin layer and the subsequent aberrant wound healing therein. The latter is characterized by continuous and histologically localized inflammation...
March 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271550/the-reproducibility-and-clinical-utility-of-the-3d-camera-for-measuring-scar-height-with-a-protocol-for-administration
#9
Z Tyack, M Simons, R M Kimble, M J Muller, K Leung
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to determine the reproducibility and clinical utility of a 3D camera for measuring burn scar height in adults. METHODS: Participants from a larger prospective longitudinal study were included. Reproducibility data were collected using an immediate test-retest interval and a 1-2 week test-retest interval and included reliability and agreement. The LifeViz(™) 3D camera was used to measure scar height. Reproducibility was tested using the Intraclass Correlation Coefficient (ICC), percentage agreement within 1 mm between test and retest, standard error of measurement, smallest detectable change (SDC) and Bland Altman limits of agreement...
March 7, 2017: Skin Research and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271013/ultrahigh-resolution-oct-imaging-of-the-human-cornea
#10
René M Werkmeister, Sabina Sapeta, Doreen Schmidl, Gerhard Garhöfer, Gerald Schmidinger, Valentin Aranha Dos Santos, Gerold C Aschinger, Isabella Baumgartner, Niklas Pircher, Florian Schwarzhans, Anca Pantalon, Harminder Dua, Leopold Schmetterer
We present imaging of corneal pathologies using optical coherence tomography (OCT) with high resolution. To this end, an ultrahigh-resolution spectral domain OCT (UHR-OCT) system based on a broad bandwidth Ti:sapphire laser is employed. With a central wavelength of 800 nm, the imaging device allows to acquire OCT data at the central, paracentral and peripheral cornea as well as the limbal region with 1.2 µm x 20 µm (axial x lateral) resolution at a rate of 140 000 A-scans/s. Structures of the anterior segment of the eye, not accessible with commercial OCT systems, are visualized...
February 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261623/epidemiology-of-isolated-foot-burns-in-children-presenting-to-a-queensland-paediatric-burns-centre-a-two-year-study-in-warmer-climate
#11
Florence Ngu, Bhaveshkumar Patel, Craig McBride
BACKGROUND: European studies of paediatric foot burns report scalds as the leading cause. Mechanisms of injury are different in warmer climates. We sought to characterize the mechanisms and outcomes of isolated foot burns in our population. METHODS: Retrospective review of a prospectively collected database of all children aged 0-15 years presenting to a Queensland paediatric burns centre over a 26-month period. Non-parametric analyses such as the Mann-Whitney U and Pearson Chi-square were used...
2017: Burns and trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261622/perforator-based-flaps-for-the-treatment-of-burn-scar-contractures-a-review
#12
REVIEW
C M Stekelenburg, R E Marck, P D H M Verhaegen, K W Marck, P P M van Zuijlen
Patients with burn scars often experience functional problems because of scar contractures. Surgical treatment may be indicated for those burn scar contractures. If the contractures are small and linear, the contraction bands can be treated with local transposition flaps like the Z-plasty. Broader, diffuse contractures are more challenging and require a different surgical approach, such as the use of local tissue. The use of perforator-based flaps is promising; however, their true clinical significance for this type of burn reconstructions still needs to be determined...
2017: Burns and trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238405/ultrasound-is-a-reproducible-and-valid-tool-for-measuring-scar-height-in-children-with-burn-scars-a-cross-sectional-study-of-the-psychometric-properties-and-utility-of-the-ultrasound-and-3d-camera
#13
M Simons, E Gee Kee, R Kimble, Z Tyack
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the reproducibility and validity of measuring scar height in children using ultrasound and 3D camera. METHOD: Using a cross-sectional design, children with discrete burn scars were included. Reproducibility was tested using Intraclass Correlation Coefficient (ICC) for reliability, and percentage agreement within 1mm between test and re-test, standard error of measurement (SEM), smallest detectable change (SDC) and Bland Altman limits of agreement for agreement...
February 18, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236563/a-clinical-trial-of-tension-and-compression-orthoses-for-dupuytren-contractures
#14
Annelien Brauns, Maarten Van Nuffel, Luc De Smet, Ilse Degreef
STUDY DESIGN: Randomized clinical trial on 2 patient groups with Dupuytren's disease. INTRODUCTION: Despite an unpredictable outcome, surgery remains an important treatment for Dupuytren's disease. Orthotic devices are a controversial noninvasive treatment method to influence the myofibroblasts in the nodules. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To detect how much improvement 2 types of orthotic device (tension and compression) as only treatment intervention can provide on a Dupuytren's contracture...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221299/treatment-of-burn-and-surgical-wounds-with-recombinant-human-tropoelastin-produces-new-elastin-fibers-in-scars
#15
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/28221294/thermal-burn-scar-related-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-the-eyelid
#16
Bulent Yazici, Gamer Aliyeva, Zarema Ferik
A 63-year-old woman presented with a large, ulcerokeratotic mass in her right lower eyelid that had grown over the last 2 months in a burn scar. She had experienced a thermal burn involving both inferior periorbital areas 35 years ago and received medical treatment. The lesion was excised with wide margins. The histologic diagnosis was squamous cell carcinoma. No recurrence was observed during a 22-month follow up. In the previous literature, a total of 10 cases of eyelid burn scar neoplasm, of which 9 were basal cell carcinoma, have been reported...
February 17, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220505/fractional-microplasma-radiofrequency-technology-for-non-hypertrophic-post-burn-scars-in-asians-a-prospective-study-of-95-patients
#17
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/28219137/-analysis-of-the-application-and-funding-projects-of-national-natural-science-foundation-of-china-in-the-field-of-burns-and-plastic-surgery-from-2010-to-2016
#18
Z C Zhang, D Dou, X Y Wang, D H Xie, Z C Yan
We analyzed the data of application and funding projects of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) during 2010-2016 in the field of burns and plastic surgery and summarized the NSFC funding pattern, the research hotspots, and weaknesses in this field. The NSFC has funded 460 projects in the field of burns and plastic surgery, with total funding of RMB 227.96 million. The scientific issues involved in the funding projects include orthotherapy against malformations, wound repair, basic research of burns, skin grafting, scars prevention, and regeneration of hair follicle and sweat glands...
February 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
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
#19
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/28192842/-keratoplasty-in-children-and-adolescents
#20
S J Lang, C Richter, O Richter, D Böhringer, G Geerling, T Reinhard
Background The conditions for long-term graft survival in infants and children are unfavorable, due to the different immunological features, the impaired clinical examination and the reduced compliance and treatment adherence. However, penetrating keratoplasty is often the only option to prevent amblyopia and there may be no alternative. We examined the different indications, graft survival and complications in two specialised centres. Material and Methods We identified all patients who were under the age of 18 years at the time of their penetrating keratoplasty...
February 13, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
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