Skin healing

One group of investigators has performed two studies examining whether oxan-drolone (20 mg per day) can promote skin healing after severe burn injury (Demling 1999; Demling and Orgill 2000). The double-blind study randomised 20 patients with severe burns to receive oxandrolone or matching placebo for at least 3 weeks commencing 2-3 days after the injury (Demling and Orgill 2000). Oxandrolone therapy promoted skin healing in the standardised donor site, improved nitrogen balance and reduced weight loss, but did not alter length of hospital stay. Similar results were reported in an earlier non-blinded study of 36 patients randomised to receive growth hormone (n = 20) or oxandrolone (n = 16) (Demling 1999). However, the non-randomly selected and non-equivalent control group (n = 16, with less severe burns) and the lack of blinding limit the interpretation of this study. Whether improved skin healing at the donor site will lead to improved overall recovery and specifically promote the healing of severely burned skin remains unproven.

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