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New technology could revolutionize treatment of pediatric burns

November 17, 2021


Burns are one of the most common injuries suffered by Australians and one of the top causes of death in children under four. While survival rates for burns patients have improved substantially, treating paediatric burns remains challenging, especially with the rise of multi-drug resistant bacteria.

Now, new technology from the University of South Australia could revolutionize burns treatments in children by using stimuli-responsive dressings that safely reduce infection and stimulate healing.

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