2020
DOI: 10.21608/aimj.2020.23508.1130
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Evaluation of the Effect of Topical Heparin on the Treatment of Facial Burn

Abstract: Background: Burn is a complex disease process; visible disfigurement caused by burns translates into an altered pattern of socialization which can have serious psychological ramifications. Objectives:The aim of this work was to evaluate the efficacy of topical heparin on the treatment of facial burn regarding pain relief, antibiotic requirements and healing time.Patients and Methods: This is a prospective controlled random study. That included 40 patients, 15-60 years of age, males and females having acute the… Show more

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“…Result of this study showed that analgesic requirement was lower in patients treated with topical heparin (11.83 ± 9.38 per patient against 33.35 ± 20.63 for the conventional dressing, p<0.01), and has low VAS score for pain. 9 There was statistically significant difference for heparin group both for pain relief and epithelialization.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 87%
“…Result of this study showed that analgesic requirement was lower in patients treated with topical heparin (11.83 ± 9.38 per patient against 33.35 ± 20.63 for the conventional dressing, p<0.01), and has low VAS score for pain. 9 There was statistically significant difference for heparin group both for pain relief and epithelialization.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 87%
“…Another reason is the moisturizing effect of heparin. Heparin is a polysaccharide that can adsorb water and is suggested to have highly moisturizing properties. , Heparin also has good analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects, and its moisturizing effect can restore skin moisture . A third possible reason is the effect of GFs’ on wound healing.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%