Use of Suprathel® for partial thickness burns in children

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/620131
Title:
Use of Suprathel® for partial thickness burns in children
Authors:
Highton, L.; Wallace, Christopher G ( 0000-0003-1897-9520 ) ; Shah, M.
Abstract:
We evaluated the use of Suprathel(®), a synthetic skin substitute, for partial thickness burns in children. Thirty-three children (20 females, 13 males; mean age 29 months, range 5 months to 11 years) with burns were treated with Suprathel(®). The burns were superficial partial thickness (n=24) or mid-dermal (n=19); the median %TBSA was 4% (range 1-13%). Suprathel(®) was applied after debridement, followed by Vaseline gauze, dry gauze and crepe bandage. The outer dressings were changed every 5-10 days unless clinical problems dictated otherwise. Median healing time was 16 days (range 9-38 days). Ten patients took longer than 21 days to heal, of whom four developed hypertrophic scarring, which was strongly associated with wound infection (p<0.05). Healing time of superficial partial thickness and mid-dermal burns was not significantly different (p=0.494). Suprathel(®) is an effective skin substitute for the treatment of partial thickness burns in children. The majority of burns in children are mixed depth, and Suprathel(®) has the advantage that it may also be used to treat mid-dermal burns. It behaves like a biological dressing but is not animal derived, so is acceptable to all religious and ethnic groups. Further studies to evaluate the efficacy and cost effectiveness of Suprathel(®) compared to other dressings in children are warranted.
Citation:
Use of Suprathel® for partial thickness burns in children 2013, 39 (1):136 Burns
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Burns
Issue Date:
Feb-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/620131
DOI:
10.1016/j.burns.2012.05.005
Additional Links:
http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0305417912001568
Type:
Journal Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
03054179
Appears in Collections:
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery; pre-2014 RD&E publications

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dc.contributor.authorHighton, L.en
dc.contributor.authorWallace, Christopher Gen
dc.contributor.authorShah, M.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-04T16:14:28Z-
dc.date.available2017-01-04T16:14:28Z-
dc.date.issued2013-02-
dc.identifier.citationUse of Suprathel® for partial thickness burns in children 2013, 39 (1):136 Burnsen
dc.identifier.issn03054179-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.burns.2012.05.005-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11287/620131-
dc.description.abstractWe evaluated the use of Suprathel(®), a synthetic skin substitute, for partial thickness burns in children. Thirty-three children (20 females, 13 males; mean age 29 months, range 5 months to 11 years) with burns were treated with Suprathel(®). The burns were superficial partial thickness (n=24) or mid-dermal (n=19); the median %TBSA was 4% (range 1-13%). Suprathel(®) was applied after debridement, followed by Vaseline gauze, dry gauze and crepe bandage. The outer dressings were changed every 5-10 days unless clinical problems dictated otherwise. Median healing time was 16 days (range 9-38 days). Ten patients took longer than 21 days to heal, of whom four developed hypertrophic scarring, which was strongly associated with wound infection (p<0.05). Healing time of superficial partial thickness and mid-dermal burns was not significantly different (p=0.494). Suprathel(®) is an effective skin substitute for the treatment of partial thickness burns in children. The majority of burns in children are mixed depth, and Suprathel(®) has the advantage that it may also be used to treat mid-dermal burns. It behaves like a biological dressing but is not animal derived, so is acceptable to all religious and ethnic groups. Further studies to evaluate the efficacy and cost effectiveness of Suprathel(®) compared to other dressings in children are warranted.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0305417912001568en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Burnsen
dc.subjectWessex Classification Subject Headings::Surgery::Plastic surgeryen
dc.titleUse of Suprathel® for partial thickness burns in childrenen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.journalBurnsen
dc.type.versionPublisheden
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