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The zone of stasis, the encircling area of the zone of coagulation, is a critical area which determines the depth and width of the necrosis in burns. Many agents were proposed to salvage the zone of stasis. Due to the known preventive and therapeutic effects of N-acetylcysteine on hepatotoxicity, nephrotoxicity, pulmonary injury, and multiple organ failure in humans, the effect of N-acetylcysteine on saving the zone of stasis was investigated in this experimental study. The effects of N-acetylcysteine administration via oral or intraperitoneal route was compared in a rat comb-burn model. The extent of burn wounds was evaluated by photography and planimetry in the groups. Additionally, skin samples were obtained to analyze malondialdehyde levels to see the antioxidant effect of N-acetylcysteine. In control group (no treatment), the burn areas went to near total necrosis. In intraperitoneal and oral treatment groups, skin survival occurred in the interspace area of the comb. There was no difference between the groups in terms of MDA concentrations. In conclusion, this study showed us the possible saving effect of N-acetylcysteine on the zone of stasis. N-acetylcysteine may be used in the cases of severe burns, not only for its effects on wound healing but also the systemic effects of the drug. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd and ISBI. All rights reserved.


Murat Deniz, Huseyin Borman, Tamer Seyhan, Mehmet Haberal. An effective antioxidant drug on prevention of the necrosis of zone of stasis: N-acetylcysteine. Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries. 2013 Mar;39(2):320-5

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