Healing Effects of Dried and Acellular Human Amniotic Membrane and Mepitelas for Coverage of Skin Graft Donor Areas; A Randomized Clinical Trial

Masoumeh Nouri, Marzieh Ebrahimi, Tooran Bagheri, Mohammad Javad Fatemi, Arash Najafbeygi, Shirin Araghi, Maryam Molaee


Objective: To compare the healing effects of dried and acellular human amniotic membrane and Mepitel for coverage of split-thickness graft donor site (STGDS).  

Methods: Twenty patients who underwent STGDS regeneration surgery in identical anatomic regions were enrolled in this randomized controlled clinical trial conducted in Hazrate Fatemeh hospital (Iran). Patients were randomly assigned in 3 groups of wound dressing; group A by Mepitel, group B AmiCare (Dried amniotic membrane) and group C OcuReg-A (Acellular amniotic membrane). Re-epithelization rate (healing time), pain sensation, scar formation and infection rate were assessed till complete healing was achieved.

Results: Our results showed no significant difference between Amicare, OcuReg-A and Mepitel in the features analyzed by us including: Re-epithelization rate (healing time) P value; 0.573, Pain sensation P value: day 4 th: 0.131, day8 th: 0.93 and day 12 th: 0.365, Scar formation P value>0.05 and Infection rate.

Conclusion: Our findings confirmed the safety and efficacy of AmiCare (dried amniotic membrane) and OcuReg-A (Acellular amniotic membrane) in treatment of split-thickness donor site in comparison with Mepitel as a standard wound dressing.

Trial registration number: IRCT201511118177N12.


Split-thickness donor site; Dried amniotic membrane; Acellular amniotic membrane; Mepitel; Re-epithelization

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