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The Patient and Observer Scar Assessment Scale: A Reliable and Feasible Tool for Scar Evaluation
At present, various scar assessment scales are available, but not one has been shown to be reliable, consistent, feasible, and valid at the same time. Furthermore, the existing scar assessment scalesExpand
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Reliable and Feasible Evaluation of Linear Scars by the Patient and Observer Scar Assessment Scale
Background: Although scar evaluation tools are necessary for an evidence-based approach to scar management, there is as yet no generally accepted tool. The Patient and Observer Scar Assessment ScaleExpand
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Potential cellular and molecular causes of hypertrophic scar formation.
A scar is an expected result of wound healing. However, in some individuals, and particularly in burn victims, the wound healing processes may lead to a fibrotic hypertrophic scar, which is raised,Expand
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Prevention and curative management of hypertrophic scar formation.
Although hypertrophic scarring commonly occurs following burns, many aspects such as incidence of and optimal treatment for scar hypertrophy remain unclear. This review will focus on hypertrophicExpand
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Colour evaluation in scars: tristimulus colorimeter, narrow-band simple reflectance meter or subjective evaluation?
The evaluation of scar colour is, at present, usually limited to an assessment according to a scar assessment scale. Although useful, these assessment scales only evaluate subjectively the degree ofExpand
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Skin elasticity meter or subjective evaluation in scars: a reliability assessment.
UNLABELLED Various methods are available for evaluating the elasticity of scars. However, the reliability and validity of these methods have been sparsely examined. The aim of this study was toExpand
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Scar assessment tools: implications for current research.
Scarring is considered a major medical problem that leads to cosmetic and functional sequelae. Scar tissue is clinically distinguished from normal skin by an aberrant color, rough surface texture,Expand
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Differences in collagen architecture between keloid, hypertrophic scar, normotrophic scar, and normal skin: An objective histopathological analysis
Normotrophic, hypertrophic, and keloidal scars are different types of scar formation, which all need a different approach in treatment. Therefore, it is important to differentiate between these typesExpand
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Dermal Substitution in Acute Burns and Reconstructive Surgery: A Subjective and Objective Long‐Term Follow‐Up
&NA; Tissue engineering and dermal substitution are currently prominent topics of wound‐healing research. However, no extensive clinical trials with objective evaluation criteria have been publishedExpand
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Morphometry of dermal collagen orientation by Fourier analysis is superior to multi‐observer assessment
In human dermis, collagen bundle architecture appears randomly organized, whereas in pathological conditions, such as scar tissue and connective tissue disorders, collagen bundle architecture isExpand
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