Custom-fit polymeric membrane dressing masks in the treatment of second degree facial burns

Oren Weissman, Gabriel Hundeshagen, Moti Harats, Nimrod Farber, Eran Millet, Eyal Winkler, Isaac Zilinsky, Josef Haik

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Second degree facial burns usually impart high wound site pain levels and patient discomfort due to the abundance of facial sensory innervation, as well as the development of edema and inflammation that accompany wound healing. Frequent changing of adherent dressings causes additional procedural pain and may prolong healing due to recurring damage to the wound bed. We applied face masks, made on-site from a drug free polymeric membrane dressing, to 8 patients with superficial and deep 2nd degree facial burns. Time to full re-epithlialization was recorded during treatment. Pain, overall comfort, and result satisfaction were evaluated using a questionnaire (10-point Likert scales. From 1 = minimum to 10 = maximum) on follow-up (mean follow up 14.4 months, range 9-18). These results were compared to a historical cohort of patients with facial burns that were treated with an antibiotic ointment. Results showed mean re-epithelialization time of 6.5 days (as compared to 8.5 days in the cohort group), low pain ratings (mean: 2.6; range: 4.7 in the control group), mixed comfort levels (mean: 4.7/10; 4 in the control group) and high result satisfaction (mean: 7.8; 6.2 in the control group). Nursing staff described pain-free dressing changes and positively noted non-adherence and high absorbance capacity of the polymer, necessitating less dressing changes. Inflammation was contained to the actual site of injury. No complications in terms of infection or allergic reaction were observed. Overall, the polymeric membrane facial dressing seems to be a promising means of reducing pain and ensuring uninterrupted wound healing in 2nd degree facial burns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1316-1320
Number of pages5
JournalBurns
Volume39
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Bandages
Masks
Burns
Pain
Membranes
Wound Healing
Control Groups
Wounds and Injuries
Re-Epithelialization
Inflammation
Therapeutics
Nursing Staff
Ointments
Edema
Hypersensitivity
Polymers
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Infection
Pharmaceutical Preparations

Keywords

  • Facial burns
  • Polymeric membrane dressing
  • Second degree burns

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Surgery

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Weissman, O., Hundeshagen, G., Harats, M., Farber, N., Millet, E., Winkler, E., ... Haik, J. (2013). Custom-fit polymeric membrane dressing masks in the treatment of second degree facial burns. Burns, 39(6), 1316-1320. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2013.03.005

Custom-fit polymeric membrane dressing masks in the treatment of second degree facial burns. / Weissman, Oren; Hundeshagen, Gabriel; Harats, Moti; Farber, Nimrod; Millet, Eran; Winkler, Eyal; Zilinsky, Isaac; Haik, Josef.

In: Burns, Vol. 39, No. 6, 09.2013, p. 1316-1320.

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Weissman, O, Hundeshagen, G, Harats, M, Farber, N, Millet, E, Winkler, E, Zilinsky, I & Haik, J 2013, 'Custom-fit polymeric membrane dressing masks in the treatment of second degree facial burns', Burns, vol. 39, no. 6, pp. 1316-1320. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2013.03.005
Weissman O, Hundeshagen G, Harats M, Farber N, Millet E, Winkler E et al. Custom-fit polymeric membrane dressing masks in the treatment of second degree facial burns. Burns. 2013 Sep;39(6):1316-1320. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2013.03.005
Weissman, Oren ; Hundeshagen, Gabriel ; Harats, Moti ; Farber, Nimrod ; Millet, Eran ; Winkler, Eyal ; Zilinsky, Isaac ; Haik, Josef. / Custom-fit polymeric membrane dressing masks in the treatment of second degree facial burns. In: Burns. 2013 ; Vol. 39, No. 6. pp. 1316-1320.
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