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Calcinosis Cutis Presenting in the Context of Long-Term Therapy for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

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  Abstract: Calcinosis cutis is a poorly understood process in which calcium salts deposit in the skin and subcutaneous tissues. Due to its multifactorial pathogenesis, several subtypes and potential etiologies have been described....

The Increasing Role of Epidermal Grafting Utilizing a Novel Harvesting System in Chronic Wounds

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  Abstract: Skin grafting techniques range from harvesting full-thickness to split-thickness grafts to grafts containing only epidermis. All of these autologous tissues have their place on the reconstructive ladder....

A Comparative Study of Spray Keratinocytes and Autologous Meshed Split-Thickness Skin Graft in the Treatment of Acute Burn Injuries

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  Abstract: Background. ReCell (Avita Medical, Northridge, CA) is an autologous cell harvesting (ACH) device that enables a thin split-thickness skin biopsy to be processed to produce a cell population that includes a mixed population of keratinocytes, melanocytes, Langerhans cells, and papillary dermal fibroblasts for immediate delivery via a spray applicator onto a prepared skin surface....

Antibacterial and Flow Rate Assessment of a Nonadherent Layer Interface on a Silver Alginate Dressing

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  Abstract: The purpose of this study was to assess the potential differences in antibacterial activity and fluid flow rates of 2 commonly used silver dressings: an alginate-only dressing and an alginate dressing with a nonadherent contact layer....

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The test method described in this paper allows simple, quantifiable, and visual comparison of the moisture level within the simulated periwound when covered with different types of wound dressings. These findings could aid clinicians in selecting appropriate dressings for wounds with varying levels of exudate.

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