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Title
Human amniotic membrane dressing for the treatment of an infected wound due to an entero-cutaneous fistula : case report
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Abstract
INTRODUCTION: Infected wounds are difficult to treat and there are no standardized protocols. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report a case of infected postoperative wound and entero-cutaneous fistula in a 83 years-old woman. An innovative treatment protocol for Human amniotic membrane (HAM)-assisted dressing of infected wound as the Idea Stage following the IDEAL recommendations is presented. The development of amnion preparation and the involved treatment steps are described. No adverse events and no graft rejection have been detected. DISCUSSION: Favorable results confirm the technical simplicity, safety and efficacy of this procedure. HAM has been shown to promote wound healing and to have antibacterial characteristics, which was supported by the presented case. CONCLUSION: We are able to report a successful treatment of an infected wound caused by entero-cutaneous fistula with HAM dressing. Following the IDEAL recommendations, consecutive prospective cohort trials are justified. (C) 2018 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Ltd on behalf of IJS Publishing Group Ltd.
Language
English
Source (journal)
International journal of surgery case reports. - [Amsterdam], 2010, currens
Publication
[Amsterdam] : Elsevier B.V, 2018
ISSN
2210-2612
Volume/pages
51(2018), p. 11-13
ISI
000447441300004
Pubmed ID
30130666
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UAntwerpen
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