A new temporary skin substitute (biofill): Experience in the burn unit of the Coimbra Pediatric Hospital (CPH)


The authors present their experience with a new temporary skin substitute--a cellulose membrane (BIOFILL) in the Burn Unit of the CPH, used in 36 children with 2nd- and 3rd-degree burns varying between 6 and 25%. Also conducted was a case by case comparative study between 13 children treated conventionally and 13 children treated with Biofill according to defined criteria. It was shown unequivocally that the second method of treatment is the most effective, not only because good results were obtained within a shorter period of time and with more convenience for the child, but also because of economic advantages.

Country: Portugal

Date Updated: January 11, 2021

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