Received: 3 September 2018
Accepted: 7 November 2018
First Online: 27 November 2018
: Craig A McBride FRACS is a Senior Staff Specialist Paediatric Surgeon with Children’s Health Queensland. He is a Senior Paediatric Burns Surgeon with the PLCBC. This RCT forms part of a research higher degree.Roy M Kimble MD, FRCS, FRACS is Professor of Paediatric Surgery and Director of Paediatric Surgery at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital (Children’s Health Services Queensland). He is a Senior Paediatric Burns Surgeon with the PLCBC.Kellie Stockton PhD, BApp Sc (Physio), Post Grad Dip Physio (cardiothoracic) was Clinical Research Manager of the Centre for Children’s Burns and Trauma Research (CCBTR) at the time this study was being conducted. She is now the Director of Physiotherapy for Children’s Health Queensland.
: This trial was approved by the Royal Children’s Hospital Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC/14/QRCH/36) and the University of Queensland Medical Research Ethics Committee (#2014000447). All patients were entered after signed consent.
: Not applicable.
: None of the authors have any financial ties to Abigo Medical AB. None of the authors have received honoraria, travel, or accommodation from the company. None of the authors have undertaken speaking engagements at the request of the company.RMK and CAM have both accepted invitations, with attendant travel and accommodation, from Smith & Nephew to speak at meetings and conferences regarding the treatment of paediatric burns and the use of negative pressure wound therapy in children. RMK has provided medico-legal opinion for Smith & Nephew. Smith & Nephew had no involvement in the conduct of this trial. The authors declare that they have no competing interests.