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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 46-47

Evaluation of outcome of short term recombinant Human Growth Hormone therapy, in Burn patients

Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery, B. J. Medical College and Civil Hospital, Asarwa, Ahmedabad, India

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Burns and Plastic Surgery Department, B. J. Medical College and Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad conducted a study of short term recombinant growth hormone (rhGH) [LG Eutropin] therapy in 25-50% Total Body Surface Area, 2nd degree & 3rd degree burns patients of 15-35 yrs age group, given for duration of 2 weeks. Study included 7 patient in rhGH (study) group & 7 in control group. All patients of both the groups were treated as per the standard protocol for burns management in the form of intravenous fluids, antibiotics, daily closed dressings and adequate nutritional supplementation. The outcome was based on results of both clinical & biochemical parameters. Observations showed that rhGH definitely restricted the hyper catabohc state with better and faster healing of burns wound &also reduced the hdspital stay.

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