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Accelerating the aesthetic benefit of wound healing by triterpene.
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PMID:  21872485     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Intention of the study (EudraCT No 2009-017418-56) is a proof of aesthetic benefit of triterpene treatment in superficial wounds. In an open, prospective, controlled, randomized, blindly evaluated multicentre phase II clinical trial a triterpene ointment (OG-S10) is compared intra individually with a state-of-the-art moist wound healing dressing (Mepilex(®)) in split thickness skin graft donor sites. The graft wound areas at the upper leg were divided into two equal halves, one proximal and one distal site. Decided by randomization the one site was treated with triterpene and the other in comparison with moist dressing. Triterpene treatment went on for 14days as covering the wound at every change of wound dressing with the ointment (100 mg/cm(2)). The comparative treatment went on as covering the site by this dressing alone. The outcome of these different treatments was evaluated by two blindly observing distant experts on the basis of photographs of the wound healing progress. Photographs were taken day 14, 3month and 1year after treatment. The only criterion for evaluation of the two sites was similarity of the wound area to the surrounding skin in terms of colour and texture: which of the two sites, the proximal or the distal, was aesthetically superior in normal skin appearance after 14days at the end of treatment, after 3month of follow up and 1year after treatment? The descriptive comparison is demonstrating quite a remarkable advantage of the ointment versus the moist wound dressing in promoting wound healing: even having in mind the small number of 24 patients within the protocol, the superiority of aesthetic benefit by triterpene treatment after 14days (22 out of 24 patients), after 3month (15 out of 19 patients) and after 1year (8 out of 10 patients) is obvious.
Hans Robert Metelmann; Johanna Brandner; Hauke Schumann; Felix Bross; Marco Hoffmann; Fred Podmelle
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-8-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cranio-maxillo-facial surgery : official publication of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1878-4119     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
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Created Date:  2011-8-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8704309     Medline TA:  J Craniomaxillofac Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Plastic Surgery (Head: Prof. Dr. Dr. Hans-Robert Metelmann), Greifswald University, Ferdinand-Sauerbruch-Strasse BH1, D-17475 Greifswald, Germany.
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