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J Burn Care Rehabil. 1997 Nov-Dec;18(6):545-51.

Cultured allogeneic keratinocyte sheets accelerate healing compared to Op-site treatment of donor sites in burns.

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  • 1Burn Center Brussels and Military Hospital, Belgium.


Donor site treatment is a crucial issue in the treatment of extensive burns. In this single-blind, randomized study treatment of donor sites with a polyurethane dressing, Op-Site (Smith & Nephew, York, U.K.) is compared to treatment with allogeneic cultured keratinocyte sheets. Results show a mean healing time of 6.7 days with use of cultured keratinocyte sheets compared to mean healing time of 13.6 days with Op-Site treatment. Also, improvement in the comfort of patients as the result of less exudate formation and pain attenuation was noted.

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