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Moist Exposed Therapy: An Effective and Valid Alternative to Occlusive Dressings for Postlaser Resurfacing Wound Care

Show simple item record Atiyeh B.S. Dham R. Costagliola M. Al-Amm C.A. Belhaouari L. Fitzpatrick R.E.
dc.contributor.editor Jan-2004 2017-10-05T16:07:20Z 2017-10-05T16:07:20Z 2004
dc.identifier 10.1111/j.1524-4725.2004.30006.x
dc.identifier.issn 10760512
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND. Laser resurfacing has now become an accepted and important component of facial rejuvenation. With the introduction of computerized scanning systems, the actual laser resurfacing technique has been greatly simplified; however, the final outcome still depends to a large extent on the efficiency of the postlaser wound care in promoting wound healing and preventing early and late complications. It has been repeatedly confirmed that a moist environment is the single most important external factor affecting the rate of re-epithelialization. Occlusive moisture-retentive dressings, however, are difficult to apply and maintain in position and may as well be complicated by serious infections. OBJECTIVE. Moist exposed burn ointment has been shown to maintain adequate moisture for optimal healing by frequent ointment application without the need for a secondary overlying dressing. It would be ideal for postoperative laser care. METHODS. Twenty-eight consecutive patients treated with coherent ultrapulse CO2 laser in Toulouse, France, were included in the trial. Moisture-retentive ointment was applied over the treated areas every 4 to 6 hours. Healing was assessed clinically and with repeated transepidermal water loss measurements. Swab cultures were taken, and pain was evaluated with a visual analog scale. Colorimetric analysis of pictures taken was statistically compared with picture analysis of 20 patients treated earlier with an occlusive dressing. RESULTS. Uneventful timely healing occurred in all patients with minimal pain and discomfort. Healing with moist exposed therapy resulted in faster recovery of cutaneous erythema, as evidenced by colorometry. CONCLUSION. Moist exposed burn ointment application can be safely considered a good and valid alternative to occlusive dressings for postoperative laser care.
dc.format.extent Pages: (18-25)
dc.language English
dc.publisher MALDEN
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: Dermatologic Surgery; Publication Year: 2004; Volume: 30; no. 1; Pages: (18-25);
dc.source Scopus
dc.title Moist Exposed Therapy: An Effective and Valid Alternative to Occlusive Dressings for Postlaser Resurfacing Wound Care
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.affiliation Atiyeh, B.S., Div. of Plast. and Reconstr. Surgery, Amer. Univ. of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon, Div. of Plast. and Reconstr. Surgery, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Dham, R., Drug Research Center, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
dc.contributor.affiliation Costagliola, M., Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Toulouse, Toulouse, France
dc.contributor.affiliation Al-Amm, C.A., Div. of Plast. and Reconstr. Surgery, Amer. Univ. of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Belhaouari, L., Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Toulouse, Toulouse, France
dc.contributor.affiliation Fitzpatrick, R.E.
dc.contributor.authorAddress Atiyeh, B.S.; Div. of Plast. and Reconstr. Surgery, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon; email:
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut Medical Center; Faculty: Faculty of Medicine; Department: Surgery; Division: Plastic Surgery;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Surgery
dc.contributor.authorDivision Plastic Surgery
dc.contributor.authorFaculty Faculty of Medicine
dc.contributor.authorInitials Atiyeh, BS
dc.contributor.authorInitials Dham, R
dc.contributor.authorInitials Costagliola, M
dc.contributor.authorInitials Al-Amm, CA
dc.contributor.authorInitials Belhaouari, L
dc.contributor.authorReprintAddress Atiyeh, BS (reprint author), Amer Univ Beirut, Div Plast and Reconstruct Surg, Med Ctr, Beirut, Lebanon.
dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut Medical Center
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dc.description.citedTotWOSCount 6
dc.description.citedWOSCount 5
dc.format.extentCount 8
dc.identifier.coden DESUF
dc.identifier.pubmedID 14692921
dc.identifier.scopusID 842289977
dc.publisher.address 350 MAIN ST, MALDEN, MA 02148 USA
dc.relation.ispartOfISOAbbr Dermatol. Surg.
dc.relation.ispartOfIssue 1
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle Dermatologic Surgery
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr Dermatol. Surg.
dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 30
dc.source.ID WOS:000187571600004
dc.type.publication Journal
dc.subject.otherChemCAS petrolatum, 8009-03-8
dc.subject.otherChemCAS Ointments
dc.subject.otherIndex petrolatum
dc.subject.otherIndex adult
dc.subject.otherIndex article
dc.subject.otherIndex carbon dioxide laser
dc.subject.otherIndex colorimetry
dc.subject.otherIndex epithelization
dc.subject.otherIndex erythema
dc.subject.otherIndex face surgery
dc.subject.otherIndex female
dc.subject.otherIndex human
dc.subject.otherIndex human experiment
dc.subject.otherIndex laser surgery
dc.subject.otherIndex male
dc.subject.otherIndex moisture
dc.subject.otherIndex normal human
dc.subject.otherIndex ointment
dc.subject.otherIndex pain assessment
dc.subject.otherIndex priority journal
dc.subject.otherIndex protective clothing
dc.subject.otherIndex skin
dc.subject.otherIndex surgical technique
dc.subject.otherIndex visual analog scale
dc.subject.otherIndex wound care
dc.subject.otherIndex wound dressing
dc.subject.otherIndex wound healing
dc.subject.otherIndex Colorimetry
dc.subject.otherIndex Erythema
dc.subject.otherIndex Female
dc.subject.otherIndex Humans
dc.subject.otherIndex Laser Surgery
dc.subject.otherIndex Male
dc.subject.otherIndex Middle Aged
dc.subject.otherIndex Occlusive Dressings
dc.subject.otherIndex Ointments
dc.subject.otherIndex Pain Measurement
dc.subject.otherIndex Skin
dc.subject.otherIndex Wound Healing
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus PORCINE SKIN WOUNDS
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus GROWTH-FACTORS
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus HYPERBARIC-OXYGEN
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus LIQUID ENVIRONMENT
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus CLOSED DRESSINGS
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus CO2-LASER
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus LASER
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus REPAIR
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus DRY
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus ULTRASTRUCTURE
dc.subject.otherWOS Dermatology
dc.subject.otherWOS Surgery

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