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Acta Dermato-Venereologica     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Dermatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Advances in Skin & Wound Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
African Journal of AIDS Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
AIDS     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
AIDS Care: Psychological and Socio-medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
AIDS Patient Care and STDs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
AIDS Research and Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
AIDS Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Aktuelle Dermatologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Allergo Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
American Journal of Clinical Dermatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
American Journal of Dermatopathology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Anaplastology     Open Access  
Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie     Full-text available via subscription  
Archives de Pédiatrie     Full-text available via subscription  
Archives de sciences sociales des religions     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archives des Maladies du Coeur et des Vaisseaux - Pratique     Hybrid Journal  
Archives of Dermatological Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Archives of Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Archives of Medical Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 55)
Archivio di Ortopedia e Reumatologia     Hybrid Journal  
Asian Journal of Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
ästhetische dermatologie & kosmetologie     Full-text available via subscription  
Australasian Journal of Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Berkala Ilmu Kesehatan Kulit dan Kelamin / Periodical of Dermatology and Venereology     Open Access  
Biomedical Dermatology     Open Access  
BMC Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
British Journal of Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54)
Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Case Reports in Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Clinical and Experimental Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Clinical Dermatology Review     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Clinical Skin Cancer     Full-text available via subscription  
Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Clinics in Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Contact Dermatitis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Cosmetics     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Current Dermatology Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Current Fungal Infection Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Current HIV Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Current HIV/AIDS Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Current Sexual Health Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Der Hautarzt     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Dermatitis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Dermato-Endocrinology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dermatología Venezolana     Open Access  
Dermatologic Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Dermatologic Reviews     Hybrid Journal  
Dermatologic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Dermatologic Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Dermatologica Sinica     Open Access  
Dermatological Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Dermatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Dermatology and Cosmetic     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Dermatology and Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Dermatology Online Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dermatology Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Dermatology Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Dermatology Times     Free  
Dermatopathology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Egyptian Journal of Dermatology and Venerology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
EMC - Cosmetologia Medica e Medicina degli Inestetismi Cutanei     Full-text available via subscription  
EMC - Dermatología     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Experimental Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Expert Review of Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Forum Dermatologicum     Hybrid Journal  
Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Güncel Dermatoloji Dergisi     Open Access  
HautinForm     Full-text available via subscription  
hautnah     Hybrid Journal  
hautnah dermatologie     Hybrid Journal  
HIV & AIDS Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
HIV Clinical Trials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
HIV Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Indian Dermatology Online Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Indian Journal of Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Indian Journal of Dermatopathology and Diagnostic Dermatology     Open Access  
Indian Journal of Drugs in Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian Journal of Paediatric Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Archives of Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
International Journal of Dermatology and Clinical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Research in Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of STD & AIDS     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Women's Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International STD Research & Reviews     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
JAAD Case Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
JAIDS : Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
JAMA Dermatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 49)
JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
JMIR Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Clinical and Investigative Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Cutaneous Immunology and Allergy     Open Access  
Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Dermatological Research     Open Access  
Journal of Dermatological Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Dermatological Science Supplement     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Dermatological Treatment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of General-Procedural Dermatology & Venereology Indonesia     Open Access  
Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Investigative Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Investigative Dermatology Symposium Proceedings     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Sexual Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Skin and Stem Cell     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Skin Cancer     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Surgical Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 37)
Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of the Egyptian Women’s Dermatologic Society     Partially Free  
Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of the International AIDS Society     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Karger Kompass Dermatologie     Full-text available via subscription  
Karger Kompass Pneumologie     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Medical and Surgical Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Medical Mycology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Nepal Journal of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Neurobehavioral HIV Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
OA Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Open AIDS Journal     Open Access  
Open Dermatology Journal     Open Access  
Perspectives On Sexual and Reproductive Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Pigment International     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Psoriasis : Targets and Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Revista Internacional de Ciencias Podológicas     Open Access  
SAHARA : Journal of Social Aspects of HIV / AIDS Research Alliance     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Scars, Burns & Healing     Open Access  
Serbian Journal of Dermatology and Venereology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Sexual Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Sexually Transmitted Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Sexually Transmitted Infections     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Skin Appendage Disorders     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Skin Pharmacology and Physiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Skin Research and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Sri Lanka Journal of Sexual Health and HIV Medicine     Open Access  
Studies in Gender and Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Surgical & Cosmetic Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
The Journal of Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
The Rose Sheet     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Vestnik dermatologii i venerologii     Open Access  
Veterinary Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)


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Advances in Skin & Wound Care
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.563
Citation Impact (citeScore): 1
Number of Followers: 31  
  Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
ISSN (Print) 1527-7941 - ISSN (Online) 1538-8654
Published by LWW Wolters Kluwer Homepage  [299 journals]
  • Hand Dermatitis, Hand Hygiene, and Healthcare Professionals
    • Authors: Sibbald; R. Gary; Ayello, Elizabeth A.
      Abstract: No abstract available
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Write Compliant Orders for Supplies and Equipment Used in the Home
    • Authors: Schaum; Kathleen D.
      Abstract: No abstract available
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Associations Among Skin Surface pH, Temperature, and Bacterial Burden in
    • Authors: Maliyar; Khalad; Persaud-Jaimangal, Reneeka; Sibbald, R. Gary
      Abstract: imageGENERAL PURPOSE To present a cross-sectional cohort study conducted to assess the association between wound pH, local infection, and deep/surrounding infection.TARGET AUDIENCE This continuing education activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care.LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES After participating in this educational activity, the participant should be better able to:1. Synthesize the background information associated with the study assessing the association between wound pH, local infection, and deep/surrounding infection.2. Summarize the results of the study presented here.BACKGROUNDWounds with a higher pH often demonstrate lower rates of healing. Local and deep/surrounding infection can be diagnosed with the validated NERDS and STONEES clinical signs, respectively. This study assessed the association between wound pH, local infection, and deep/surrounding infection.METHODS A 100-patient prospective cross-sectional cohort study was conducted with leg and foot wounds. Wound pH was measured using pH indicator strips. The wounds were assessed for clinical signs of local or deep/surrounding infection with the NERDS and STONEES criteria, respectively. Temperature measurements were documented with a handheld infrared skin thermometry device at the wound/periwound site, the equivalent site on the opposite side of the same leg/foot, and the wound mirror image site on the opposite leg/foot.RESULTS There was no significant difference in the mean wound bed pH in patients with superficial critical colonization and those without (P = .837). The wound and periwound maximum temperature measurements were compared with an equivalent temperature on the mirror image on the opposite leg. There was a statistically significant difference in the mean temperature (ΔT) value between patients with deep/surrounding wound infection and three or more positive STONEES criteria (P = .002).CONCLUSIONS Nontouch infrared thermometry comparing maximum mirror image wound temperatures versus the opposite extremities when combined with two or more other STONEES criteria is a significant indicator of deep and surrounding infection. Surface wound bed pH indicator strip measurements do not correlate with local wound infection using the NERDS criteria.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Effect of an Oral Nutrition Supplement Containing Collagen Peptides on
           Stratum Corneum Hydration and Skin Elasticity in Hospitalized Older
           Adults: A Multicenter Open-label Randomized Controlled Study
    • Authors: Nomoto; Tatsuya; Iizaka, Shinji
      Abstract: imageOBJECTIVE The purpose of this randomized open-label study was to investigate the effect of an oral nutrition supplement containing collagen peptides on stratum corneum hydration and skin elasticity.METHODS The study protocol was registered at the UMIN Clinical Trials Registry (UMIN 000027347). Once-a-day oral administration of a nutrition supplement containing collagen peptides (10.0 g) was instituted in 39 inpatients 65 years or older who were assigned to either the intervention or the control group using a block-randomization design. Stratum corneum hydration and skin elasticity were measured at baseline and at 2, 4, 6, and 8 weeks after the start of the intervention.RESULTS Mean stratum corneum hydration was significantly increased from 43.7 at baseline to 51.7 at postintervention week 8 in the intervention group (P = .001). Differences in skin elasticity from baseline were significant at postintervention week 6 (P = .026) and week 8 (P = .049).CONCLUSIONS Oral nutrition supplements containing collagen peptides may reduce skin vulnerability in older adults and thus prevent conditions such as skin tears.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Acute Skin Failure in the Critical Care Patient
    • Authors: Delmore; Barbara; Cox, Jill; Smith, Daniel; Chu, Andy S.; Rolnitzky, Linda
      Abstract: imageOBJECTIVE The purpose of this research was to build on previous work regarding predictive factors of acute skin failure (ASF) in the critically ill population.METHODS Researchers conducted a retrospective case-control study with a main and validation analysis. Data were extracted from the New York Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System. For the main analysis, there were 415 cases with a hospital-acquired pressure injury (HAPI) and 194,872 controls without. Researchers then randomly selected 100 cases with a HAPIs and 300 controls without for the validation analysis. A step-up logistic regression model was used. Researchers generated receiver operating characteristic curves for both the main and validation analyses, assessing the overall utility of the regression model.RESULTS Eleven variables were significantly and independently related to ASF: renal failure (odds ratio [OR], 1.4, P = .003), respiratory failure (OR, 2.2; P = < .001), arterial disease (OR, 2.4; P = .001), impaired nutrition (OR, 2.3; P = < .001), sepsis (OR, 2.2; P = < .001), septic shock (OR, 2.3; P = < .001), mechanical ventilation (OR, 2.5; P = < .001), vascular surgery (OR, 2.2; P = .02), orthopedic surgery (OR, 3.4; P = < .001), peripheral necrosis (OR, 2.5; P = .003), and general surgery (OR, 3.8; P = < .001). The areas under the curve for the main and validation analyses were 0.864 and 0.861, respectively.CONCLUSIONS The final model supports previous work and is consistent with the current definition of ASF in the setting of critical illness.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • The Management of Postsurgical Wound Complications with Plasma Rich in
           Growth Factors: A Preliminary Series
    • Authors: Anitua; Eduardo; Pino, Ander
      Abstract: imageBACKGROUND Postsurgical wound complications constitute a relevant public health issue because of their frequency. There is growing evidence regarding platelet-based autologous therapies that support their use in promoting cutaneous regeneration.OBJECTIVE To provide preliminary data regarding the potential benefit of plasma rich in growth factors (PRGF) in the management of postsurgical wound complications.DESIGN Three patients suffering from poorly healing severe full-thickness wounds were treated with either one or a combination of different formulations derived from their own blood: autologous clot, fibrin membrane, injectable plasma, or topical ointment. Different treatment protocols are described, and follow-up results are reported.RESULTS Within 4 to 12 months, the treated wounds healed completely with no signs of infection, tissue necrosis, or functional impairment. No adverse events were reported.CONCLUSION Additional clinical trials with long-term follow-up periods and larger patient populations are needed to establish the efficacy of PRGF technology. However, these preliminary findings suggest that PRGF merits further randomized controlled studies exploring its capacity to accelerate re-epithelialization and restore functional integrity to cutaneous ulcers resulting from surgical complications.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Recommended Surgical Margins for Basal Cell Carcinoma: Is 3 mm Safe
    • Authors: Ünverdi; Ömer Faruk; Yücel, Sercan; Berk, Osman Serdar
      Abstract: imageOBJECTIVE The primary aim of treatment of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the complete excision of the tumor. Reconstruction of the defect after surgical excision varies, depending on the location and size of the defect and the skin to be used in the reconstruction. In this study, investigators compared the rates of tumor positivity at the edges of BCC specimens excised with 3- or 5-mm surgical margins.METHODS Researchers analyzed data related to 113 patients with a preliminary diagnosis of BCC between August 2016 and June 2018. In total, 99 lesions from 91 patients not exceeding 2 cm in size excised with 3-mm (n = 53) or 5-mm (n = 46) surgical margins were included. Statistical analysis was performed using the χ2 test.RESULTS After histopathologic assessment, 3 of 53 lesions that were excised with 3-mm surgical margins had a positive surgical margin, whereas none of the 46 lesions excised with 5-mm margins indicated a positive tumor presence. However, there was no statistical difference between the groups.CONCLUSIONS A 3-mm surgical margin may be sufficient and safe for BCC excision.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Hand Dermatitis in Nursing Students
    • Authors: Özyazicioglu; Nurcan; Sürenler, Semra; Aydin, Ayla Irem; Atak, Meryem
      Abstract: imageOBJECTIVE To determine the frequency of self-reported hand dermatitis and the factors influencing its prevalence among nursing students.METHODS Researchers collected demographic data and used a self-assessment form to identify dermatologic symptoms. The questionnaires were distributed to the students and collected again after the students completed the forms.RESULTS Hand dermatitis was present in 20.9% of nursing students. The most common symptoms were irritation/pruritus, redness/cracking, flaking/rash, swelling, and vesicles in hands. The grade of the student, the presence of allergy complaints, and medication used to treat dermatitis were statistically significantly associated with dermatitis prevalence. The use of gloves and cleansing agents used in handwashing were factors linked to hand dermatitis.CONCLUSIONS Hand dermatitis increases in parallel with the increase of clinical practice hours among nursing students. Familial and environmental factors also increase the risk of hand dermatitis.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • A Comparison of the Wound Healing Efficacy of Trolamine Emulsion, Manuka
           Gel, and Polymyxin-Bacitracin Ointment
    • Authors: Lu; Scott; Lu, Andrew; Paslin, David
      Abstract: imageOBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of three topical agents commonly used in cutaneous wound healing.METHODS Wound healing was studied in 29 participants, and each participant served as his or her own control. In each participant, three similarly sized and located seborrheic keratoses were removed by curettage. Resultant wounds were treated with either trolamine emulsion, manuka honey gel, or polymyxin-bacitracin ointment until the wounds were fully healed.RESULTS Wounds treated with trolamine emulsion healed significantly faster than wounds treated with either manuka honey or polymyxin-bacitracin (15 vs 19 days; P < .001).CONCLUSIONS Trolamine emulsion may be preferred in clinical practice to accelerate the healing time of clean, shallow wounds.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Are Your Wound Care Workflows Clinically Appropriate'
    • Authors: Hess; Cathy Thomas
      Abstract: No abstract available
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Associations Among Skin Surface pH, Temperature, and Bacterial Burden In
    • Abstract: No abstract available
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • The Safety and Efficacy of Intralesional Verapamil Versus Intralesional
           Triamcinolone Acetonide for Keloids and Hypertrophic Scars: A Systematic
           Review and Meta-analysis
    • Authors: Jiang; Zheng-Ying; Liao, Xin-Cheng; Liu, Ming-Zhuo; Fu, Zhong-Hua; Min, Ding-Hong; Guo, Guang-Hua
      Abstract: imageBACKGROUND Keloids and hypertrophic scars often result after skin trauma. Currently, intralesional triamcinolone acetonide (TAC) is the criterion standard in nonsurgical management of keloids and hypertrophic scars. Intralesional verapamil may be an effective alternative modality, but it has been insufficiently studied. Accordingly, the study authors conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials to compare the efficacy and safety of the two drugs.METHODS The study authors systematically searched the MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure databases for relevant trials published in any language through September 2018.RESULTS According to the four studies included in this review, TAC improved scar pliability and vascularity more than verapamil after 3 weeks (P < .05). For scar height and scar pigmentation, no statistical difference was observed between the treatments (P> .05). The difference in effects on symptoms was not statistically significant (P = .89). For pain and telangiectasia, no statistical difference was observed (P> .05). Verapamil resulted in fewer cases of skin atrophy (P < .05).CONCLUSIONS It appears that TAC is more effective than verapamil for improving scar pliability and vascularity in keloids and hypertrophic scars after 3 weeks of treatment. However, verapamil has fewer adverse drug reactions than TAC, which allows for a longer treatment period and the possibility that it might be effective for patients who cannot receive TAC.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Efficacy and Safety of Pirfenidone in Patients with Second-Degree Burns: A
           Proof-of-Concept Randomized Controlled Trial
    • Authors: Mecott; Gabriel A.; González-Cantú, Iván; Dorsey-Treviño, Edgar Gerardo; Matta-Yee-Chig, Daniel; Saucedo-Cárdenas, Odila; Montes de Oca-Luna, Roberto; Pérez-Porras, Sergio; García-Pérez, Mauricio M.
      Abstract: imageOBJECTIVE Several studies suggest that pirfenidone may have a potential off-label use for wound healing. However, the effectiveness of this medication in patients with burns remains uncertain. Accordingly, investigators sought to assess wound re-epithelialization in patients with second-degree burns after adding pirfenidone to usual care.DESIGN AND SETTING Single-center pilot, proof-of-concept, single-blind randomized controlled trial.PATIENTS AND INTERVENTION Eight patients with second-degree burns were treated with occlusive hydrocolloid dressings and were randomly allocated to receive either no additional treatment or pirfenidone.OUTCOME MEASURES The primary outcome of the study was to evaluate wound healing between groups based on the thickness of the re-epithelialized epidermis at day 7. Secondary outcomes were to qualitatively assess the development of fibrotic tissue in the dermis, anomalies in the basal membrane, and the development of collagen fibers by histologic analysis. Liver and renal functions were measured daily to assess the overall safety of oral pirfenidone.MAIN RESULTS Patients treated with pirfenidone showed a remarkable improvement in wound re-epithelialization at day 7 (148.98 ± 13.64 vs 119.27 ± 15.55 μm; P = .029; 95% confidence interval, 4.14-55.29). Histologic evaluations showed less wound fibrosis in the pirfenidone group.CONCLUSIONS A decrease in wound healing time by enhancing wound re-epithelialization was observed with pirfenidone. Larger clinical trials are needed to reach more reliable conclusions.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
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