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Recent Findings in Sugar Alcohols Described by Researchers from Al-Azhar University (Banking and use of glycerol preserved fullthickness skin...

July 4, 2014



Recent Findings in Sugar Alcohols Described by Researchers from Al-Azhar University (Banking and use of glycerol preserved fullthickness skin allograft harvested from body contouring procedures)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Current study results on Sugar Alcohols have been published. According to news reporting originating from Cairo, Egypt, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "The use of glycerol preserved skin allograft (GPA) became a main stay in burn treatment. However, harvesting of cadaveric skin is not yet legalized in many countries including Egypt."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Al-Azhar University, "To estimate the feasibility of using skin harvested from body contouring procedures as a source of GPA and its clinical efficacy. Skin harvested from body contouring procedures done in Al-Azhar university hospitals was preserved by glycerolization and used in management of bum and complicated wounds. In the period between February 2012 and February 2013 skin was harvested from 24 abdomenoplasty cases, 6 bilateral breast reduction cases, and 1 case of thigh lift done in Al-Azhar university hospitals. This yielded about 22,000 cm(2) of skin preserved by glycerolization. This GPA was used in 15 excised burn wounds, in 9 cases of chronic bum wounds, and in 6 complicated wounds. Partial graft loss occurred in 3 cases and total graft loss occurred in 1 case. The glycerolized full-thickness skin harvested from body contouring procedures is clinically effective in burn and wound management."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "In the presence of regional coordination, it can serve as an abundant source for skin banking in where cadaveric skin use is not legalized."

For more information on this research see: Banking and use of glycerol preserved fullthickness skin allograft harvested from body contouring procedures. Burns, 2014;40(4):641-647. Burns can be contacted at: Elsevier Sci Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, Oxon, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Burns - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/30394)

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S.M. Zidan, Al Azhar Univ, Dept. of Plast Surg & Burn, Fac Med, Cairo, Egypt (see also Sugar Alcohols).

Keywords for this news article include: Cairo, Egypt, Africa, Glycerol, Hospital, Sugar Alcohols

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