Since Burnshield’s introduction to the market over twenty years ago, Burnshield hydrogels and dressings have been investigated in clinical settings world-wide and continuously proven in real-life application scenarios. Over the years, repeated scientific results confirm that Burnshield products can significantly reduce the pain associated with a burn, cool the burn, thus preventing worsening injury and improve recovery outcomes. Below are some of the key studies which support key Burnshield claims and have supported adoption of this treatment modality in the field. If you are part of a research institution, Burnshield is happy to do whatever possible to support and contribute to further research. 

Rode, H., Jandera, V, DA, H., de Wet PM. Cooling the burn wound: evaluation of different modalites - Burns. Burns, 265–267.

“Effective cooling of the burn wound and an increased rate of wound healing was achieved by both repeated tap water compresses and by immediate or delayed application of Melaleuca Hydrogel. Cooling is an effective means to reduce tissue damage and increase wound healing.”

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Patel, H., & Shah, D. A Comparative Study Of Hydrogel Dressing Versus Conventional Dressing In Burns. The Internet Journal of Surgery.

“The time required for complete epithelisation decreased in the Hydrogel dressing group as compared to the conventional dressing group. Hydrogel dressing was found to be more effective for reducing the pain of burns than conventional dressing with Silver Sulfadiazine & dry gauge. Infection rates were nearly equal in both groups.”

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Sakallioglu, A.E. et al., Prevention of testicular ultrastructural damage in genital burns with Burnshield® application Burns , Volume 33 , Issue 1 , S52

"We demonstrated beneficial effects of immediately cooling thermally injured testes. Applying melaleuca hydrogel was preferred for cooling. A single application of melaleuca hydrogel is easy to do and is known to be as effective as repeated cold-water compresses (3). Melaleuca hydrogel can reduce elevated intradermal temperatures to below preburn levels within 6 minutes of application (3)."

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Boles MM, et al. Burns: Immediate Dressing with Water, Oil of Melaleuca and Emulsificants (Burnshield). Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Plastica. Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo

“Burnshield® showed efficacy comparable to running water at the initial treatment of burns, with better results after 24 hours of evolution. Its main advantage is its practicality, once it can be used while the patient is carried up to the center of specialized treatment.”

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Osti, E. (2006). Cutaneous Burns Treated With Hydrogel (Burnshield) and a Semipermeable Adhesive Film. Archives of Surgery, 141(1), 39–42. doi:10.1001/archsurg.141.1.39

“In retrospect, in this study, the staff who used an SAF [semi-permeable adhesive film] and hydrogel for medication pronounced a positive judgment regarding ease of application. The patients’ judgment, as reported in the literature, was also positive, because they were able to attend more efficiently to their personal hygiene because of this medication.”

“In summary, a considerable reduction in cases of skin maceration during therapy and good pain control were recorded. With regard to the late complications (hyper- trophic scars), the positive data of previous research has been confirmed, and such late complications were considerably less than those reported in the literature.”

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Carson, C. F., Hammer, K. A., & Riley, T. V. (2006). Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil: a Review of Antimicrobial and Other Medicinal Properties. Clinical Microbiology Reviews, 19(1), 50–62. doi:10.1128/CMR.19.1.50-62.2006 

“A wealth of in vitro data now sup- ports the long-held beliefs that TTO [Tea Tree Oil] has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.”

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Theodor Kaufman, MD, Noam Kalderon, MD, Yehuda Ullmann, MD, Joseph Berger, MD, Aloe Vera Gel Hindered Wound Healing of Experimental Second-Degree Burns: A Quantitative Controlled Study, The Journal of Burn Care & Rehabilitation, Volume 9, Issue 2, March-April 1988, Pages 156–159

“Aloe Vera Gel Hindered Wound Healing of Experimental Second-Degree Burns: A Quantitative Controlled Study”

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