SymbolEffectiveness and clinical value of Meek technique for the repair of burn wounds: A Meta-analysis

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Abstract

BACKGROUND:

There are many clinical reports on Meek technique for the treatment of major burn injuries. However, the advantages of Meek micrografting technique are still controversial compared with traditional skin graft methods. And most of the controlled clinical trials are performed in small sample size. Therefore the results are lack of convincing.

OBJECTIVE:

To assess the effectiveness and clinical value of Meek technique in the treatment of severe burn wounds.

METHODS:

An online search of Cochrane Library (2009, No.12), PubMed (1990/2010-12), Ovid Data (1966/2011-03), CBM (1979/2010), Wanfang Data (1982/2011) and CNKI (1979/2010) was performed for controlled clinical trials of Meek technique in the treatment of burn wounds. The data was analyzed using the RevMan 5.1 software after quality evaluation of methodology used in retained articles and data extraction.

RESUITS AND CONCLUSION:

A total of 10 controlled clinical trials involving 198 cases of severe burn patients were included. Compared with the control group, the wound healing time, skin graft integration time, operation time, number of operators, and the treatment expenses (1% total body surface area, TBSA) of Meek micrografting technique group were reduced significantly. It suggests that compared with traditional skin graft methods, Meek technique can significantly promote the burn wounds healing, reduce medical costs, shorten surgical operation and have high clinical application value.

RESUITS AND CONCLUSION:

Zhang XF, Liang ZQ, Zhao XK, Ding HR. Effectiveness and clinical value of Meek technique for the repair of burn wounds: A Meta-analysis. Zhongguo Zuzhi Gongcheng Yanjiu yu Linchuang Kangfu. 2011;15(53): 10052-10055. [http://www.crter.cnhttp://en.zglckf.com]

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