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38. Jahrestagung der Deutschsprachigen Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Verbrennungsbehandlung (DAV 2020)

15.01. - 18.01.2020, Zell am See, Österreich

Evaluation of cicatrization in second grade burn areas with the use of xenograft compared to synthetic cellulose skin substitute

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  • Enrique Antonio Chau Ramos - María Auxiliadora Hospital, Plastic Surgery Unit, Lima, Peru
  • Guillermo Wiegerin Cecchi

Deutschsprachige Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Verbrennungsbehandlung. 38. Jahrestagung der Deutschsprachigen Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Verbrennungsbehandlung (DAV 2020). Zell am See, Österreich, 15.-18.01.2020. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2020. Doc5.09

doi: 10.3205/20dav037, urn:nbn:de:0183-20dav0372

Published: January 13, 2020

© 2020 Ramos et al.
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Objective: The objective of the study is to make a comparison in healing between synthetic skin substitutes and the use of xenograft, in donor areas in patients with second degree burns.

Materials and methods: The report of 20 cases is presented at the Hospital María Auxiliadora between January and July of the year 2018 in patients between the ages 1 to 60 years old without comorbidities, where the evaluation of healing in second degree burns with hot liquid is reported. This is a comparative, intervention, analytical, prospective and longitudinal study. Where both dermal substitutes were used at the same time in all patients, these treatments comply with the informed consent permissions.

Results: At 90 days an evaluation was carried out, where better healing with the synthetic skin substitute is observed compared to xenograft; healing results have been evaluated with the Vancouver scale; being the results with synthetic substitute of skin less redness, greater elasticity that are the indicators that predominated the most.

Conclusions: The study showed that a synthetic skin substitute is an important alternative that favors good healing quality in the compromised areas. The synthetic skin substitute is more efficient than the conventional xenograft, being evaluated and compared in its four areas with the Vancouver international healing scale. These results are important as there are new alternatives against burns that promote wound healing and facilitates a faster recovery of affected patients.