Partial thickness facial burns are very common especially among children. This study compares the effect of standard moist open technique management and a moist closed technique for partial thickness burns of the face.\n\nPatients and methods: Patients with partial-thickness facial burns admitted in the burn Nepicastat price unit, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt in the period from April 2009 to December 2009 were included in this study. They were divided into two groups to receive either open treatment with MEBO (R) (n = 20) or coverage with Aquacel (R) Ag (n = 20). Demographics (age, gender, ethnicity, TBSA, burn areas), length of hospital stay (LOS), rate of infections, time to total healing, frequency of dressing
changes, pain, cost benefit and patient discomfort were compared between the two groups. The long-term outcome (incidence of hypertrophic scarring) was assessed for up to 6 months follow-up period.\n\nResults: There were no significant differences in demographics between the two groups. In the group treated with the Aquacel (R) Ag, the mean time for re-epithelialization was 10.5 days, while it was 12.4 days in the MEBO (R) group (p < 0.05). Frequency of changes, pain and patient discomfort were less with Aquacel (R) Ag. Cost was of no significant
difference between the two groups. Scar quality improved in the Aquacel (R) Ag treatment group. Three and 6 months follow-up was done and long-term outcomes were recorded in both groups.\n\nConclusion: ACY-241 Moist occlusive dressing (Aquacel (R) Ag) significantly improves the management GPCR Compound Library mouse and healing rate of
partial thickness facial burns with better long-term outcome compared to moist open dressing (MEBO (R)). (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd and ISBI. All rights reserved.”
“P>A dramatic shift in the durability and reliability of ventricular assist device (VAD) therapy is taking hold due to the newer generations of continuous flow VADs that are either in clinical trials or under consideration by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for commercial approval. To expand the pool of potential mechanical circulatory support (MCS) patients, device reliability will need to prove to be greatly enhanced over previous generations of VADs and functional capacity and quality of life will need to improve substantially over baseline. Improved patient selection should have the simultaneously beneficial effects of improving outcomes while expanding the MCS patient population. The critical factors determining the likelihood of expansion of the MCS field include, but are not limited to, improvements in technology and its reliability, training and education of all advanced heart failure caregivers, improving availability of MCS geographically, and a shift in patient selection to a population more likely to benefit from MCS therapy. (J Card Surg 2010;25:421-424).”
“Objectives: The first total hip replacement (THR) in Nigeria was performed in 1974.