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skin graft

a piece of skin removed from one part of the body and surgically grafted at the site of a severe burn or similar injury
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But deceased-donor skin grafts are in short supply and expensive - disadvantages also applying to artificial skin grafts - must be carefully tested for pathogens and are eventually rejected by a patient's immune system.
A key to successful skin grafting is to perform the procedure about 10 days after the primary procedure to allow sufficient time for the formation of an adequate vascular bed at the recipient site that provides the blood supply to the skin grafts.
The increased maneuverability and smooth operation of the Amalgatome MD have proven to produce higher yields of split-thickness skin grafts, as reported by participating tissue bank sites that have tested the new technology.
She spent a week in Middlesbrough's James Cook University Hospital, and has now had a major skin graft using tissue from her leg.
Skin grafts are used as a temporary covering to reduce pain, lower the chance of infection and prevent dehydration.
Skin grafts were assayed for viability by measuring tetrazolium reductase activity as described by Hershey et al (4).
As a result, the excised skin could not be used for future skin grafts.
They have amputated her toes leaving her big toe, and she has had more skin grafts on her legs.
While that risk needs to be further investigated, Goldschmidt-Clermont says, the amount of paclitaxel used in these skin grafts was proportionately much less than that used in patients receiving it as chemotherapy.
Today, burn victims receive skin grafts from unburned parts of their body or from skin tissue artificially grown in a lab.
She will need skin grafts for the rest of her life and have to wear dressings.