For severe burn victims and others in need of skin transplants, current treatments using artificial skin grafts made from sheets of lab-grown skin cells aren’t ideal because they lack the complex structures needed to fully restore many of the skin’s critical functions. 595 more words
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MCKEES ROCKS (KDKA) — Two adults were severely burned in a fire at Hays Manor in McKees Rocks Saturday morning.
According to McKees Rocks fire chief Nick Radoycis, firefighters were sent to the housing complex on Locust Street around 8:24 a.m. 121 more words
By Joseph Muturi
In many severe burn victims, there is little or no remaining intact skin. Research in the early 1970s by Dr John F Burke,then a doctor at Massachusetts General Hospital,came up with the idea of using perfectly good skin to replace the burnt area which was removed. 151 more words
It was the July 4th story that launched a thousand memes–Giants player Jason Pierre-Paul blew off pieces of his right hand playing with fireworks. Ouch! If this isn’t a cautionary tale, kiddies, I don’t know what is. 186 more words
Dearest little girl, how’ve you been recently? Last I saw you, you were so seriously injured that you became, “mummified” with bandages, without light in your eyes. 322 more words
OHIO — Some doctors are treating burn victims with an unusual form of medicine.
This week is National Fire Prevention Week, but doctors at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center are focusing on the aftermath of fires and helping victims heal with protein. 279 more words