The implications of our study are relevant for a range of healthcare professionals, as most partial thickness burns are not treated by burn specialists, but rather by general and emergency medicine practitioners," adds Caruso.
The phase III clinical trial evaluated protocols of care comparing AQUACEL(R) Ag Hydrofiber(R) dressing with silver sulfadiazine in 84 adult and pediatric patients with partial thickness burns for up to 21 days.
Based on the trial protocol, patients 18 to 75 years of age with partial thickness burns
over 1-25% of their bodies will receive Vibrilase for three consecutive days, and will be monitored for 28 days, or until healing occurs.
R) Therapy benefits for partial thickness burns
The typical stay at a burn care facility for a pediatric patient with partial thickness burns
is 10-12 days; medical costs associated with treating burns have risen dramatically in recent years, averaging approximately $30,000 to treat a pediatric burn patient.
A 57-patient clinical trial using Argidene(TM) Gel to treat partial thickness burns
in pediatric patients is currently being analyzed with the results expected to be available in mid-1994.
Telios is continuing to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of ARGIDENE(TM) Gel in ongoing clinical trials for diabetic foot ulcers, venous stasis ulcers and partial thickness burns
Castaldi explained that BioSurface continues to accrue patients in its Acticel clinical study for deep partial thickness burns
, and that it plans to begin a venous leg ulcer trial in early 1994.
In addition, Telios is conducting clinical studies of ARGIDENE(TM) Gel in the treatment of venous stasis ulcers, partial thickness burns
, and wounds from skin cancer surgery.