A systematic review of silver sulphadiazine in the conservative management of burns

A systematic review of silver sulphadiazine in the conservative management of burns

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Silver sulphadiazine (SSD) has been used in conservative management of partial thickness burns (PTB), for over 50 years. Concerns have been raised over potential disadvantages of SSD including need for...
Recognition and treatment of common skin infections

Recognition and treatment of common skin infections

JOURNAL
A useful piece for aesthetic nurses who are clinically treating the skin, reinforcing the importance of recognising any signs of possible infection, that may contradict treatment or potentiate complications.The author...
Biorevitalisation and dermal regeneration

Biorevitalisation and dermal regeneration

JOURNAL OF AESTHETIC NURSING
The author provides a detailed review of the available evidence regarding the concept of biorevitalisation. A detailed discussion of injectable ingredients used to rejuvenate the skin is explored, with an...
Another paper advocating resection templates

Another paper advocating resection templates

JOURNAL OF CRANIO-MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY
Resection in the head and neck region leads to complex defects with significant impairment in function. Reconstruction is even more difficult and to improve the accuracy of both resection and...
Honey in the management of mucositis

Honey in the management of mucositis

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY
This is a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Despite some limitations, they were able to identify that honey could reduce the severity of radio / chemotherapy induced oral mucositis. They...
Blepharoplasty and orbital fat repositioning

Blepharoplasty and orbital fat repositioning

JAMA FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY
Blepharoplasty and orbital fat repositioning The authors present their personal technique on lower blepharoplasty with preserving a strong orbicularis oculi sling and maintaining lower eyelid position with periosteal fixation of...
Basic principles of bioengineering and regeneration

Basic principles of bioengineering and regeneration

ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA
The ability to create de novo tissue to replace that removed from patients during surgery is a relatively recent advance. However, this is a fast-moving field and one which surgeons...
Revision of orbital fracture repairs

Revision of orbital fracture repairs

OPHTHALMIC PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
This is a retrospective review of 13 patients with sub-optimal outcomes following primary orbital fracture repairs who underwent revision surgery. All had fractures of the orbital floor, with four involving...
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ISBI practice guidelines for burn care
Practice guidelines (PGs) for burn care were first published in 2001 with multiple updates from the American Burn Association (ABA) on specific areas of burn care including resuscitation, electrical injury,...

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Selection of full thickness skin graft donor site influences extent of contraction
Full thickness skin grafts (FTSG) remain a standard reconstructive option in burns surgery, resulting in lesser secondary contracture and improved cosmesis compared to split skin grafts. Although the recipient site...

Mirror image orbital implants in enopthalmus

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY
Mirror image orbital implants in enopthalmusThis is a review from Chile of five patients who underwent surgery utilising customised implants. Two methods to make the titanium implants were used between...
Cryolipolysis for non-invasive body sculpting

Cryolipolysis for non-invasive body sculpting

JOURNAL OF AESTHETIC NURSING
The author provides a clear explanation on the definition and indications of cryolipolysis, reinforcing that it is not a weight loss treatment as it does not shrink fat cells. Some...