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biological dressing

a dressing for burn injuries that is made from pigskin or synthetic materials with characteristics like those of human skin. The dressing is most effective in treating burns that are of uniform depth and of superficial partial thickness. It should be applied as soon as possible after the injury and should adhere to the wound during healing. Once adherence is established the wound can be left open and the patient can bathe and wear clothing over it.


1. any of various materials used for covering and protecting a wound. A pressure dressing is used for maintaining constant pressure, as in the control of bleeding. A protective dressing is applied to shield a part from injury or from septic infection.
2. of a carcass of meat see carcass dressing.

biological dressing
skin grafts.
dry dressing
support and pressure bandages not applied to moist wounds.
occlusive dressing
plastic film placed over medication that has been applied to the skin enhances absorption by trapping moisture, raising skin temperature and concentrating the medication.
dressing percentage
see carcass yield.
wet dressing
soaking of a bulky dressing to aid in cleansing, drainage and débridement of a wound. May be applied intermittently or continuously.
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Human Amniotic membrane as a Biological dressing in Burn wounds.
Table 4-18: Biological Dressings Market Segment Summary Revenues by Segment (Artificial Skins, Collagen, Growth Factors, Others) 2003-2013
To capture this market, Kalorama breaks out the wound market further not only by application but by type of product, with further subsegmentation within product categories: Moist Dressings Segment (Alginates, Hydrocolloids, Hydrogels, Films, Foams) Management Segment (Cleansing, Debridement, Tapes, Dry Dressings, Silver Dressings) Biological Dressings Segment (Artificial Skins and Collagen Products) Wound Closure (Sutures, Staplers and Staples; Tissue Adhesives, Sealants, and Glues)In the short term, there will be more ebb and flow in the industry due to changes in reimbursement, contract bidding, mergers and acquisitions, and changes in the delivery of health care.
Biological dressings like fibrin glue [7], gelatin sheets [8], chitosan films [9], collagen [10] are popular for quicker wound healing.
Several of the products within the worldwide wound care market are mature such as anti-infectives and pressure relief devices, while others such as biological dressings and negative pressure wound therapy are in the infant stages of development.
Industry experts classify "advanced wound care products" as those that include biological dressings, surgical sealants, synthetic dressings, anti-adhesion products and other related wound-healing products.
wound management products" as those that include biological dressings, surgical sealants, synthetic dressings, anti-adhesion products and other related wound healing
Several of the segments are mature such as anti-infectives, wound management, and sutures and staples of the wound closure market, while others such as biological dressings, some moist dressings, and sealants, adhesives, and glues of the wound closure segment are in the infant stages of development.
High Growth In Numbers Of Burn Injuries Drives The Sale Of Biological Dressings.
biological dressings -- surgical sealants -- synthetic dressings -- anti-adhesion products and other related wound healing products -- wound healing devices
Wound Care Markets, Volume III: Surgical and Trauma Wounds focuses on the world market for six product categories: wound closure, anti-infectives, surgical and trauma wound management, moist dressing, biological dressings, and miscellaneous treatments.

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