Dermafill Microbial Cellulose Wound Dressing

A New Temporary Skin Substitute (Biofill)

Summary: The authors present their experience with a new temporary skin substitute--a cellulose membrane (BIOFILL)--in the Burn Unit of the C.P.H., 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 ony because good results were obtained within a shorter period of time and with more convenience for the child, but also because of economic advantages.

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