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The Impact of a Nanocellulose-Based Wound Dressing in the Management of Thermal Injuries in Children: Results of a Retrospective Evaluation

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Clinic for Pediatric Surgery, Klinikum Nürnberg Süd, Breslauer Str. 201, 90471 Nuremberg, Germany
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Max-Plank-Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Am Fassberg 17, 37077 Göttingen, Germany
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Paracelsus Medizinische Privatuniversität (PMU), Str. 1, 90419 Nuremberg, Germany
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Research Office, Biostatistics, Paracelsus Medizinische Privatuniversität (PMU), Strubergasse 21, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
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Department of Ophthalmology and Optometry, Paracelsus Medizinische Privatuniversität (PMU), Müllner Hauptstr. 48, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
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Research Program, Experimental Ophthalmology and Glaucoma Research, Paracelsus Medizinische Privatuniversität, Muellner Hauptstrasse 48, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
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Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Martinistraße 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
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Life 2020, 10(9), 212; https://doi.org/10.3390/life10090212
Received: 14 August 2020 / Revised: 14 September 2020 / Accepted: 17 September 2020 / Published: 19 September 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Medical Research)
The aim of this retrospective study is to evaluate for the first time the impact of a nanocellulose-based wound dressing in the treatment of pediatric patients with both partial- and deep-thickness burns. Usability and effectiveness were defined based on parameters such as frequency of dressing changes under narcosis, duration of hospital stay, onset of complications, need for additional treatments, and follow up scar formation assessment. Fifty-six children who sustained burns in the year 2018 and were treated with a nanocellulose-based wound dressing were included in the trial. The mean stay in hospital was 6.7 days. Patients underwent dressing changes under narcosis 2.4 times on average, and none had wound-associated infection. In all, 82% of the patients were treated only with nanocellulose-based wound dressings, and reepithelialization occurred after ten days. The majority of patients had scars with normal pigmentation (98%), vascularization (91%), height (92%), and pliability (92%). In conclusion, using a nanocellulose-based wound dressing for the treatment of both superficial, partial-thickness and deep, full-thickness burns has several advantages. Compared with the results published in literature on other wound dressings, it requires a moderate number of dressing changes under narcosis and results in short hospital stays. Additionally, it has a low associated infection rate and promotes wound healing. View Full-Text
Keywords: bacterial nanocellulose; wound dressing; burns; pediatric burns bacterial nanocellulose; wound dressing; burns; pediatric burns
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Cattelaens, J.; Turco, L.; Berclaz, L.M.; Huelsse, B.; Hitzl, W.; Vollkommer, T.; Bodenschatz, K.J. The Impact of a Nanocellulose-Based Wound Dressing in the Management of Thermal Injuries in Children: Results of a Retrospective Evaluation. Life 2020, 10, 212. https://doi.org/10.3390/life10090212

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Cattelaens J, Turco L, Berclaz LM, Huelsse B, Hitzl W, Vollkommer T, Bodenschatz KJ. The Impact of a Nanocellulose-Based Wound Dressing in the Management of Thermal Injuries in Children: Results of a Retrospective Evaluation. Life. 2020; 10(9):212. https://doi.org/10.3390/life10090212

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Cattelaens, Julia, Laura Turco, Luc M. Berclaz, Birgit Huelsse, Wolfgang Hitzl, Tobias Vollkommer, and Karl J. Bodenschatz 2020. "The Impact of a Nanocellulose-Based Wound Dressing in the Management of Thermal Injuries in Children: Results of a Retrospective Evaluation" Life 10, no. 9: 212. https://doi.org/10.3390/life10090212

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