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Integra artificial skin in use for full-thickness burn surgery: benefits or harms on patient outcome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16340090     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Full thickness burns usually lead to a great loss of skin and physiological instability because human skin is not only the biggest organ of our body it is the most important protection barrier as well. As natural skin has only limited options to recover, there is a great need for the development of synthetic skin in order to save patients with these high total body surface area full-thickness burns. Many artificial skin substitutes have been developed for this purpose so far. The benefits and harms of one substitute--Integra artificial skin--are discussed in a critical literature review.
Andreas Fette
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Technology and health care : official journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0928-7329     ISO Abbreviation:  Technol Health Care     Publication Date:  2005  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-12     Completed Date:  2006-03-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9314590     Medline TA:  Technol Health Care     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  463-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Paediatric Surgery, Children's Hospital Lucerne, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Burns / pathology,  surgery*
Chondroitin Sulfates / adverse effects,  therapeutic use*
Collagen / adverse effects,  therapeutic use*
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/integra artificial skin; 9007-28-7/Chondroitin Sulfates; 9007-34-5/Collagen

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