Publications by authors named "Arman Z Mat Saad"

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Efficacy of chitosan derivative films versus hydrocolloid dressing on superficial wounds.

J Taibah Univ Med Sci 2018 Dec 17;13(6):512-520. Epub 2018 Nov 17.

SiRIM Industrial Research, SIRIM Bread, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.

Objectives: Chitosan, the N-deacetylated derivative of chitin, has useful biological properties that promote haemostasis, analgesia, wound healing, and scar reduction; chitosan is bacteriostatic, biocompatible, and biodegradable. This study determined the efficacy of chitosan derivative film as a superficial wound dressing.

Methods: This multicentre randomised controlled trial included 244 patients, of whom 86 were treated with chitosan derivative film and 84 with hydrocolloid. The percentage of epithelisation, as well as patient comfort, clinical signs, and patient convenience in application and removal of the dressings were assessed.

Results: The primary outcome of this study was the percentage of epithelisation. Except for race ( = 0.04), there were no significant differences between groups in sex, age, antibiotic usage, or initial wound size ( > 0.05). There was no significant difference in the mean epithelisation percentage between groups ( = 0.29). Patients using chitosan derivative film experienced more pain during removal of dressing than those in the hydrocolloid group ( = 0.007). The chitosan derivative film group showed less exudate ( = 0.036) and less odour ( = 0.024) than the control group. Furthermore, there were no significant differences between groups in terms of adherence, ease of removal, wound drainage, erythema, itchiness, pain, and tenderness. No oedema or localised warmth was observed during the study.

Conclusion: This study concluded that chitosan derivative film is equivalent to hydrocolloid dressing and can be an option in the management of superficial and abrasion wounds.

Clinical Trial No: NMRR-11-948-10565.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtumed.2018.10.004DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6695037PMC
December 2018

Simple irrigation technique for microvascular surgery.

Authors:
Arman Z Mat Saad

Plast Reconstr Surg 2007 Jun;119(7):2342-2343

Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Hand Surgery, University College Hospital, Galway, Ireland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.prs.0000261072.79790.37DOI Listing
June 2007

Hair-thread tourniquet syndrome in an infant with bony erosion: a case report, literature review, and meta-analysis.

Ann Plast Surg 2006 Oct;57(4):447-52

Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery, University College Hospital, Galway, Ireland.

Hair-thread tourniquet syndrome is a rare condition where appendages are strangulated by an encircling strand of hair, a thread, or a fiber. The condition usually occurs in very young patients in the first few months of life. We present a unique case of a 3-month-old baby girl with hair-thread tourniquet syndrome in whom a hair cheese-wired through the skin and soft tissue of the toe and caused bony erosion of the underlying phalanx. An extensive literature review and meta-analysis of the topic are also presented.
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October 2006