Frozen preservation of human amnion and its use as a burn wound dressing.

C. J. Chang, J. Y. Yang

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A method of freezing and sterilizing the human amnion enabled it to be stored at -60 degrees C for more than six months. The membranes were obtained from twenty-four cesarean section mothers without a history of endometritis, premature rupture of their membranes or a positive serology. The elongation and break strength of the membranes were evaluated before and after storage. The membranes as prepared have been utilized on twenty-two wounds of ten burn patients. The results indicate that amnion is quite safe and effective as a biological dressing using this preservation method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)316-324
Number of pages9
JournalChanggeng yi xue za zhi / Changgeng ji nian yi yuan = Chang Gung medical journal / Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1994
Externally publishedYes

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