John Edward Greenwood

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OBJECTIVE To assess the safety and efficacy of bioengineered skin substitutes in comparison with biological skin replacements and/or standard dressing methods in the management of burns, through a systematic review of the literature. METHODS Literature databases were searched up to April 2006, identifying randomised controlled trials. RESULTS Twenty(More)
BACKGROUND The pathophysiological mechanisms involved in burn injury repair are still not fully understood but include processes involving cellular proliferation, migration and adhesion. The actin cytoskeleton is intricately involved in these key wound repair processes. Flightless I (Flii), an actin-remodelling protein and transcriptional regulator, is an(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether a cheap, fast, easy, and widely available photographic method is an accurate alternative to Visitrak when measuring wound area in cases where a non-wound-contact method is desirable. METHODS The areas of 40 surgically created wounds on porcine models were measured using 2 techniques-Visitrak and photography combined with(More)
Vitamin D deficiency has been reported in pediatric burn patients; however, no formal studies have been conducted in adult burn populations. The available literature on vitamin D status in burn patients has been reviewed. A literature search was conducted using Medline™, the Cochrane central register of controlled trials, and EMBASE to identify any trials(More)
Cutaneous zygomycosis is an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. An illustrative case is used to highlight the difficulties in managing these burns patients followed by a review of the literature with special emphasis on the surgical management and outcomes in these patients. English language articles were identified using the MEDLINE database from 1966(More)
Pulmonary injury from smoke inhalation is common in burn victims, significantly contributing to the morbidity and mortality of fire-related injuries. The impacts of improvement in other aspects of burn care have not been mirrored in treatment of smoke inhalation. Smoke is heterogeneous and unique to each fire; it comprises particulates, respiratory(More)
AIMS To demonstrate success with immediate split-skin graft application over Matriderm dermal matrix in a difficult neck contracture release. METHODS An aggressive neck contracture release, accompanied by complete platysmectomy, was followed by application of Matriderm, split-skin graft, Mepitel, and vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) dressing. RESULTS At(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of the study was to illustrate the increasing trend in the number of adult burns patients admitted to the Royal Adelaide Hospital and attempt to explain it and to describe the burn patients admitted to the Royal Adelaide Hospital in terms of age, sex, origin, cause and burn size, particularly since the increasing trend began, in an(More)
BACKGROUND There are many reasons for the development of patient pathways in burn surgery introduced at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in South Australia at the beginning of January 2005. These include education, standardization of technique, scheduling of surgical episodes and rationalization of the use of expensive therapies. METHODS A critical appraisal(More)
With a huge, climactically hostile catchment area, limited retrieval options and finite resources at the only adult burns unit in South Australia, this paper discusses the case for the establishment and maintenance of a Burns Assessment Team in South Australia. The composition and role of the team and its relationship with other retrieval services, the(More)