Accession Number : ADA117879

Title :   Assessment of Wound Therapy Systems.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : DE Riel,Stanton ; Gresser,Joseph D ; West,Constance E ; Wise,Donald L

PDF Url : ADA117879

Report Date : 07 May 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 221

Abstract : The current state of burn-wound therapy and treatment was investigated. Literature sources of the period 1977 - August, 1981, were surveyed, yielding 283 references discussed in the review of burn wound treatment and healing. Interviews were held with eight researchers currently active in the development of materials for burn wound coverings. Their activities and opinions were summarized. The adherence of four wound coverings to areas of skin excision on rats was measured. Quantitative measures of adherence were obtained and differences in fluid accumulation under the coverings were observed. A poly-epsilon-caprolactone covering developed for the Navy was tested in two pig experiments and evaluated by means of bacteriology, histopathology, and pervaporation rates.

Descriptors :   *Wounds and injuries, *Therapy, *Burns(Injuries), Healing, Antibiotics, Skin(Anatomy), Immunity, Fibrin, Collagen, Leukocytes, Fibroblasts

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE