Apr 4, 2001

Tissue-engineered product: allogeneic cultured dermal substitute composed of spongy collagen with fibroblasts

Artificial Organs
Y KuroyanagiE Uchinuma


Recently, various types of allogeneic skin substitutes including cultured epidermal substitute (CES), cultured dermal substitute (CDS), and cultured skin substitute (CSS), which are composed of keratinocytes and/or fibroblasts as the cellular component(s), have been used as biological wound dressings. In our study, the allogeneic CDS was prepared by plating fibroblasts on a spongy collagen. The clinical evaluation was conducted using fresh or cryopreserved allogeneic CDS. In 145 of our clinical cases, 95% (138/145) of various wounds were evaluated as achieving good or excellent results, including 96% (22/23) of deep dermal burns (DDB) and dermal burns (DB), 100% (53/53) of partial-thickness donor wounds, 91% (21/23) of traumatic skin defects, 100% (5/5) of pressure ulcers, 82% (9/11) of chronic skin ulcers, 100% (6/6) of coverage for debrided DB, and 92% (22/24) of coverage for autologous meshed graft. The results obtained in our study suggest that the allogeneic CDS is able to provide an effective therapy for patients with partial and/or full-thickness skin defects.

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Specimen Type - Fibroblasts
Triglyceride Storage Disease With Ichthyosis
Cultured Skin (Substance)
Skin Substitutes
Pressure Ulcer

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