Is human growth hormone effective for treating burns and skin graft donor sites?
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Is human growth hormone effective for treating burns and skin graft donor sites? Evidence-based answer: Yes, recombinant human growth hormone (rHGH) decreases healing time of burn and skin graft donor sites by up to 9 days, shortens hospital stays by 12 days, and does not affect the rate of septicemia or mortality compared with placebo treatments. rHGH increases the risk for hyperglycemia compared with nontreatment (SOR: B, meta-analysis of small RCTs).
Evidence-based practice 20, no. 5 (2017): 12