Keratin-based products for effective wound care management in superficial and partial thickness burns injuries

Burns. 2016 May;42(3):541-7. doi: 10.1016/j.burns.2015.10.024. Epub 2016 Jan 16.

Abstract

This n=40 cohort study on superficial and partial thickness burns compares novel keratin-based products with the standard products used at our facility. The keratin products are found to facilitate healing with minimal scarring, be well tolerated with minimal pain and itch, be easy to use for the health professional and be cost effective for the health care provider. For these reasons they are being adopted into use at our facility.

Keywords: Keratin dressings; Partial thickness burns.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Bandages*
  • Burns / therapy*
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Cicatrix / prevention & control*
  • Coated Materials, Biocompatible / therapeutic use
  • Cohort Studies
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Keratins / therapeutic use*
  • Male
  • Petrolatum / therapeutic use
  • Polyesters / therapeutic use
  • Polyethylenes / therapeutic use
  • Re-Epithelialization*
  • Silicones / therapeutic use
  • Trauma Severity Indices

Substances

  • Acticoat
  • Biobrane
  • Coated Materials, Biocompatible
  • Polyesters
  • Polyethylenes
  • Silicones
  • jelonet
  • mepitel
  • Keratins
  • Petrolatum