ePlasty: Vol. 13
The Use of EZ Derm® in Partial-Thickness Burns: An Institutional Review of 157 Patients
Jared Troy, MD,*,‡ Rachel Karlnoski, PhD,*,‡,§ Katheryne Downes, MPH,† Kimberly S. Brown, ARNP-C,‡ C. Wayne Cruse, MD,*,‡ David J. Smith, MD,*,‡ and Wyatt G. Payne, MD*,||

*Division of Plastic Surgery and †Department of Research/Biostatistics, University of South Florida, Tampa; ‡Tampa General Regional Burn Unit, Tampa, FL; §Florida Gulf-to-Bay Anesthesiology, Tampa, FL; and ||Institute for Tissue Regeneration, Repair, and Rehabilitation, Surgical Service, Department of Veteran Affairs, Bay Pines VA Health System, Bay Pines, Fl


Correspondence: Wyatt.Payne@va.gov

Objectives: To evaluate the use of EZ Derm® (Molnlycke Health Care, US, LLC, Norcross, GA) on partial-thickness burns. Methods: A retrospective review of medical records from patients presenting to the Tampa General Regional Burn Center from January 1, 2008, through January 1, 2012, was conducted. A hospitalwide list of patients was generated on the basis of the presence of charge codes for EZ Derm®. All encounters that did not pass through the Burn Unit were excluded. Applicable charts were reviewed for basic patient characteristics, burn characteristics, outcomes, and complications. Complications were defined as p .......