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Clinical Trials within U.S.: Skin Transplants (Burns)

THE SKIN IS a vital organ for maintaining body homeostasis, and is a major immunologie defense against infection. When the integrity of the skin is compromised, such as in severe burn injuries, the person is at risk for complications such as dehydration as well as infection. Therefore, a skin transplant is often performed by splitting skin from a less damaged region of the body to another, more damaged region. The process of skin transplantation, particularly after a burn, is still undergoing improvement, and the way to test novel techniques is via a clinical trial.

A clinical trial is a critical method for determined the safety, efficacy, and benefit of a potential new clinical technique. This technique may be for treatment, therapy, diagnostic purposes, prevention, or ...

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