Multicentre experience in the treatment of burns with autologous and allogenic cultured epithelium, fresh or preserved in a frozen state

M. De Luca, E. Albanese, S. Bondanza, M. Megna, L. Ugozzoli, F. Molina, R. Cancedda, P. L. Santi, M. Bormioli, M. Stella, G. Magliacani

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Abstract

This report describes the clinical results obtained from a multicentre experience of the use of autologous and allogenic cultured human epidermal cells in the treatment of partial and full skin thickness burns. A laboratory has been organized to supply cultured epithelium to Burns Units in different cities. From May 1986 to December 1988, 58 patients with an age range of 1 to 59 years, and with burns covering between 7 and 95 per cent of the body surface area, have been treated. Graftable cultured epithelium can be frozen and remain viable if stored in a skin bank. Such grafts were used successfully to treat patients with partial and full skin thickness wounds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-309
Number of pages7
JournalBurns
Volume15
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1989

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Surgery

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De Luca, M., Albanese, E., Bondanza, S., Megna, M., Ugozzoli, L., Molina, F., Cancedda, R., Santi, P. L., Bormioli, M., Stella, M., & Magliacani, G. (1989). Multicentre experience in the treatment of burns with autologous and allogenic cultured epithelium, fresh or preserved in a frozen state. Burns, 15(5), 303-309. https://doi.org/10.1016/0305-4179(89)90007-7