Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 22, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Skin Graft Method Gives Hope to Burned Children By David Haskell BOSTON (UPI) - Children sn severely burned they otherwise faced almost certain death now have a better chance for survival because of a new skin transplant technique which suppresses the body’s natural rejection mechanisms. Since the first experiment in early 1972. ll youngsters have received such treatments and seven lived All had burns whic h virtually ruled out their survival if treated by any other means The procedures were developed by surgeons and pediatricians at the Massachusetts General hospital (MGH) w ho also staff I he Shiners Burns institute. Temporary Skin In the May issue of the MGH news, doctors explained the treatment involved temporary skin transplated from a donor, usually the child’s parents. The physicians seek to protec t ♦he burned children until grafts from unharmed portions of their own bodies can be transferred Though skin transplants for burned patients are nothing new. the Shriners-MGH technique includes important new elements, the most significant of which is the use of I iii -munnsuppression With daily medication doctors suppress the children’s immunologic responses which are believed responsible for their bodies’ rejection of foreign tissue. I'his treatment, doctors say, greatly prolongs the length of survival or “survival time” of the* temporary graft. With the MOSTLY For MEH UM Quick, easy. economical, no fuss. Those are magic words to busy people who also have an eye on the family budget. Try Oven Chicken Supreme! Wash and wipe- dry a 2 1 2 to 3-pound frying chicken, cut into serving pieces. 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There are risks involved in the use of immunosuppression, hut severely burned patients have almost no chance of sur-\ ival with traditional treatments The use of a special bacteria-controlled nursing environment makes immunosuppression safe enough to attempt. but because tin* risks still exist, only children with Si) percent or more total bodysurfed* burns and 70 percent or more third-degree burns receive it “Wo had to consider the undeniable risks of using immunosuppression before starting the program,” said Dr. A. Benedict ( osimi. "That's why we only applied it to patients we thought had no chance of survival by conventional methods.” During the four to eight weeks when the youngsters are carrying their parents skin, surgeons continually replace it with sections of the children's own skin “When we have covered all hut 2tl percent of tin* child's burns with his own skin,” said Dr. Alia V Antoon, “we stop immunosuppression and continue using allografts (cadaver skin) until we have grafted the patient’s skin to all the remaining parts of his body.’’ Plastic Surgery After about three months in the bacteria-controlled unit. th«* children begin to undergo reconstructive plastic surgery. Thf* patient, if all goes well, t an leave the hospital after six or seven months. The first patient to receive the treatment was a 2 1 a -yt*ar-old New York girl who suffered burns over 91 percent of her body. HU percent of which were third-degree burns That was early in 1972. 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