Burns

Stem cells from fat are being investigated as possible treatments for burns. Click on the link provided to find out more about each trial. It remains too early to know which approach will be most suitable. We need evidence collected in clinical trials to determine if a proposed stem cell treatment is both safe and effective.

tagged as Burns

  • Regeneration of Human Skin by Adipose-derived Stem Cells Cultured on Scaffold Location: Iran
    Overview: This trial aims to evaluate the use of stem cells from the patient's fat in the regeneration of skin lost due to trauma such as burns. The trial is being conducted by Teheran University of Medical Sciences in conjunction with the cell bank division of the Teheran Pasteur Institute. The trial proposes to enrol 30 subjects with full thickness burns to the trunk less than 30% of the body. Stem cells will be isolated from fat aspirated and participants will be randomly divided into two groups. One group will have a covering that has been impregnated with stem cells applied to the surface of the burns and sealed with a sheet of silicon (experimental group). The other group will also be treated with a covering that does not include stem cells and then sealed with a silicon sheet (control group). Participants will be monitored for complications and the degree of healing.
    Link to Clinical Registry
    Trial Design: Observational Study
    Status: Open - Recruiting
    Stem Cell: Adult Fatty Tissue Stem Cells
  • The Role of Stem Cells in Hypertrophic Scar Improvement Location: Iran
    Overview: This trial is investigating the use of stem cells from the patient's own fat in treating scars from trauma, surgery or burns. The trial is being conducted by the Teheran University of Medical Sciences at their Hernat campus and proposes to recruite 60 patients with hypertrophic scars. Stem cells derived from liposuction will be injected into one half of the scar, and normal saline injected into the other half. Participants will be monitored for a year for complications following the procedure, and changes in clinical condition.
    Link to Clinical Registry
    Trial Design: Safety and Efficacy Study
    Status: Not yet started
    Stem Cell: Adult Fatty Tissue Stem Cells