Projects
Name
EFFECT OF MEBO DRESSING VERSUS STANDARD CARE AT ZAGAZIG UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL ON MANAGING DONOR AND RECIPIENT SITES OF SKIN GRAFT( Zagazig University)
University
Egypt (IFMSA-Egypt) - Zagazig University, Sharkia
Domain
General Surgery
Departement
Plastic Surgery
Head
Prof. Khaled Safwat
Tutor
Mohammad Sabbahi
Languages
Required: English Accepted: English
Duration
4 weeks
Availability
Cities/Months Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Augt Sep Oct Nov Dec
No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes No No
Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project without Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
The use of the split-thickness skin graft (STSG) as reconstructive technique is very common nowadays but this technique is usuall y a source of pain and discomfort for the patients and may cause significant morbidity and result in hypertrophic or even keloid scarring. The wound heals by a process of re- epithelialization which results in an epithelial cover usually within 7–14 days. The aim of graft an management is to maintain environm ent that promotes optimal healing and prevents morbidity, which can include pain and infection and ultimately delayed healing. There are numerous available dressings for graft sites but choosing the best dressing remains controversial. Moist exposed burn ointment (MEBO) is a pure herbal that contains (beta -sitosterol, sesame oil, berberine and other small amount of plant ingredients) developed at the China National Science and Technology Centre in Beijing in 1989.
What is the aim of the project?
to determine the efficacy of MEBO versus Standard care at Zagazig University Hospital (antibiotic & analgesic) in improving the healing speed and re- epithelization process of skin graft donor and recipient sites.
What techniques and methods are used?
Randomized controlled trial Phase I MEBO at sites of donor graft ARM 1 20 and recipient at time of operation and in dressing Standard cream Zagazig ARM 2 20 University Hospital (Antibiotics & analgiscs)
What is the role of the student?
- The student will mainly observe
- The student will observe the practical experiments but will be highly involved in the analysis of the results
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
Data Collection Helping in Patient preparation Do some examinations on the skin graft donor Assisting in operative theatre Help in Follow up of inward patients Help in follow up in outpatient clinic Make a presentation about the cases he operated with by the end of exchange period and discuss it with the tutor Fill the SCORE logbook and get it signed from the tutor
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
Yes Bed side teaching Clinical rounds Operative theatre attendance Group discussions
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- No specific outcome is expected
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
Basic research skills
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
No
Hours
6
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
- Graduated students (less than 6 months)
Articles
- Amr Mabrouk; Nahed Samir -- Aquacel Ag vs MEBO at Ain Shams University
- Bishara S. Atiyeh; John Ioannovich; Kusai A. EL- Musa -- Improving Scar Quality a prospective clinical study