Laser Doppler imaging in a paediatric burns population

Julie Mill, Leila Cuttle, Damien G. Harkin, Olena Kravchuk and Roy M. Kimble (2009) Laser Doppler imaging in a paediatric burns population. Burns, 35 6: 824-831. doi:10.1016/j.burns.2008.11.016

Author Julie Mill
Leila Cuttle
Damien G. Harkin
Olena Kravchuk
Roy M. Kimble
Title Laser Doppler imaging in a paediatric burns population
Journal name Burns   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0305-4179
Publication date 2009-09-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.burns.2008.11.016
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 35
Issue 6
Start page 824
End page 831
Total pages 8
Editor S. Wolf
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Language eng
Subject C1
920203 Diagnostic Methods
111403 Paediatrics
Formatted abstract
Objective: Laser Doppler imaging (LDI) was compared to wound outcomes in children’s
burns, to determine if the technology could be used to predict these outcomes.
Methods: Forty-eight patients with a total of 85 burns were included in the study. Patient
median age was 4 years 10 months and scans were taken 0–186 h post-burn using the fast,
low-resolution setting on the Moor LDI2 laser Doppler imager. Wounds were managed by
standard practice, without taking into account the scan results. Time until complete reepithelialisation
and whether or not grafting and scar management were required were
recorded for each wound. If wounds were treated with SilvazineTM or ActicoatTM prior to the
scan, this was also recorded.
Results: The predominant colour of the scan was found to be significantly related to the reepithelialisation,
grafting and scar management outcomes and could be used to predict
those outcomes. The prior use of ActicoatTM did not affect the scan relationship to outcomes,
however, the use of SilvazineTM did complicate the relationship for light blue and
green scanned partial thickness wounds. Scans taken within the 24-h window after-burn
also appeared to be accurate predictors of wound outcome.
Conclusion: Laser Doppler imaging is accurate and effective in a paediatric populationwith a
low-resolution fast-scan.
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Keyword Laser Doppler
24 h
Fast scan
Scar management
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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