Accession Number : ADA290327

Title :   Analysis of Wounds by Evaporative Water Loss in Man.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jun 92-31 Jul 94,

Corporate Author : FITZSIMONS ARMY MEDICAL CENTER AURORA CO

Personal Author(s) : Hammond, Sharon L. ; Jefferson, Henry C. ; Cucinell, Samuel

PDF Url : ADA290327

Report Date : 21 SEP 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Cytokine growth factors are known to increase wound healing in animals and may be found to soon have an impact on human wounds, wound infections, and debridements. In order to assess the impact of these factors one must first establish a quantitative method of measurement for wound healing. This protocol's intent was to devise such a method using evaporative water loss otherwise referred to as Transcutaneous Water Evaporative Loss (TWEL). We attempted to apply an evapormeter to assist in the measurement of TWEL. Patients entered into the study were those who had undergone recent breast biopsies with TWEL readings taken immediately after the biopsy and approximately 5 additional readings at clinic visits once a week. Data thus far, however, has been noncontributory to the analysis due to multiple difficulties with the evapormeter and establishing a method for using the evapormeter in this type of a wound healing process.

Descriptors :   *HUMANS, *WATER, *WOUNDS AND INJURIES, *EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), *EVAPORATION, MEASUREMENT, IMPACT, ANIMALS, LOSSES, INFECTIOUS DISEASES, HEALING, MAMMARY GLANDS, BIOPSY, GROWTH(PHYSIOLOGY).

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology
      Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE