Artificial Skin_Michelle Brubacher

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Artificial Skin: New Opportunity for Treatment of Burn Victims By Michelle Brubacher MEEN 3344 Spring ‘06
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Beginning Yannas and Bruke “Pioneers of Artificial Skin” Complex of collagen and condroiton sulphuric acid with silicon membrane
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How it Works Artificial skin is secured over wound during surgery The skin remains in place for several weeks and allows new tissue to grow in to bottom matrix layer Top layer provides protection from infection and dehydration
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Benefits Protect skin from infection Keep in moisture to prevent dehydration Encourage healing through construction of new tissue by infiltration of epidermal cells and fibroblasts Allow for less severe scarring More readily available
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Improvements Biodegradable skin Doesn’t need to be removed Slowly releasing antibiotic Prevents infection Re freeze dried artificial skin Easier storage and reconstitution Addition of epithelial growth factor and basic fibroblast growth factor Increased regeneration of tissue
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