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The application of Glyaderm for skin restoration intends to provide a more stable wound closure with enhanced pliability and function of the skin and a more favourable scar. The dermal substitute would be affordable for widespread application in full thickness skin defects and burns.
Patients with burn wounds or large full thickness wounds will be evaluated before enrollment. All burn wounds that are not clearly full thickness on clinical assessment will be treated during the first 48 hours with a hydrocolloid paste and covered with a paraffin gauze dressing. This hydrocolloid paste combined with paraffin gauze will ensure maintenance of a moist wound environment for the first 48 hours prior to assessment by LDI and randomization. This is the standard treatment for all burns admitted to the Ghent Burn Centre.
Wounds will be photographed on a daily basis. In order to obtain an optimal preparation for LDI, the burn wounds will be meticulously debrided during dressing changes. LDI is most reliable between 48-72 hours. Patients whose burn wounds meet the inclusion criteria, i.e. full thickness burns with LDI values < 200 will be randomized to receive either GLYADERM and split skin graft versus split skin graft alone.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Full Thickness Skin Defects
Glyaderm and split skin graft, Split skin graft alone.
University Hospital Ghent
University Hospital, Ghent
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:17:12-0400
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