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Efficacy and Safety Study of Soluble Beta-1,3/1,6-Glucan in Thermal Burns

2014-08-27 03:46:29 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to determine whether soluble beta-1,3/1,6-glucan is an effective and safe treatment of thermal burns and non-injured skin where skin grafts are harvested.

Hypothesis: Soluble beta-1,3/1,6-glucan will through its immunomodulating activities improve wound healing of thermal burns and non-injured skin where skin grafts are harvested.

Description

In severe cases, burn patients commonly exhibit a clinical picture of systemic inflammation with a variety of manifestations ranging from the presence of tachycardia, tachypnea, fever and leukocytosis, and may progress to refractory hypotension. Shock and multiple organ system dysfunction may subsequently occur. Sepsis, caused by infection or bacteremia, is also a common occurrence and a major complication in burn patients.

After cooling the burned area, pain control is important. Local burn wound care starts with cleansing the wound followed by application of topical agents to prevent infection. Such agents may have adverse local or systemic effects and may impede on the wound healing process itself. The use of synthetic or biologic materials for wound covering is becoming increasingly popular, but most of the clinical information about efficacy of such products are anecdotal.

A primary objective in burn care is to have all wounds healed within 1 month. With longer healing periods, there is an increasing likelihood of developing hypertropic scaring and alterations in pigmentation. The development of an effective wound healing agent would therefore be highly beneficial for the suffering patient in terms of decreased healing time and improved cosmetic results.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Burns

Intervention

Soluble beta-1,3/1,6-glucan

Location

Haukeland University Hospital
Bergen
Norway
5021

Status

Terminated

Source

Biotec Pharmacon ASA

Results (where available)

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An exocellulase with specificity for 1,3-beta-D-glucasidic linkages. It catalyzes hydrolysis of beta-D-glucose units from the non-reducing ends of 1,3-beta-D-glucans, releasing GLUCOSE.

An endocellulase with specificity for the hydrolysis of 1,3-beta-D-glucosidic linkages in 1,3-beta-D-glucans including laminarin, paramylon, and pachyman.

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