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J Burn Care Res. 2015 May-Jun;36(3):345-74. doi: 10.1097/BCR.0000000000000124.

Practice guidelines for the application of nonsilicone or silicone gels and gel sheets after burn injury.

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From the *School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; †Centre de recherche, Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CRCHUM), Canada; ‡Hôpital de réadaptation Villa Medica, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; §Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; ‖University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange; ¶Our Lady's Hospice and Care Services, Dublin, Ireland; #Shriners Hospitals for Children, Northern California, Sacramento; **Surgical Services Massachusetts General Hospital, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts; ††Shriners Hospitals for Children, Galveston, Texas; ‡‡Massachusetts General Hospital, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, Boston; §§Cincinnati Children's Medical Center, Ohio; and ‖‖McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Abstract

The objective of this review was to systematically evaluate available clinical evidence for the application of nonsilicone or silicone gels and gel sheets on hypertrophic scars and keloids after a burn injury so that practice guidelines could be proposed. This review provides evidence based recommendations, specifically for the rehabilitation interventions required for the treatment of aberrant wound healing after burn injury with gels or gel sheets. These guidelines are designed to assist all healthcare providers who are responsible for initiating and supporting scar management interventions prescribed for burn survivors. Summary recommendations were made after the literature, retrieved by systematic review, was critically appraised and the level of evidence determined according to Oxford Centre for Evidence-based Medicine criteria.

PMID:
25094007
DOI:
10.1097/BCR.0000000000000124
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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