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Claims for Patent: 6,576,659

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Claims for Patent: 6,576,659

Title: Use of oxandrolone in the treatment of burns an other wounds
Abstract:The subject invention provides a method of treating burn-induced weight loss in a burn patient which comprises administering a therapeutically effective amount of an oxandrolone to the patient. The invention also provides a method of treating a wound in a patient suffering from a wound which comprises administering a therapeutically effective amount of an oxandrolone to the patient. The subject invention further provides a method of treating burn-induced weight loss in a burn patient which comprises administering a therapeutically effective amount of an oxandrolone in conjunction with a protein supplement to the patient.
Inventor(s): Fishbein; Don (Westfield, NJ)
Assignee: Bio-Technology General Corp. (Middlesex, NJ)
Application Number:08/985,734
Patent Claims: 1. A method of treating a skin wound in a patient suffering from the skin wound which comprises administering orally or topically a therapeutically effective amount of oxandrolone to the patient, wherein the skin wound is selected from the group consisting of a burn, an ulcer and a skin graft.

2. A method according to claim 1, wherein the skin wound is an ulcer.

3. A method according to claim 2, wherein the ulcer is a decubitus ulcer or a diabetic ulcer.

4. A method according to claim 1, wherein the skin wound comprises a skin graft.

5. A method according to claim 1 wherein the amount of oxandrolone is about 1-100 mg per day.

6. A method according to claim 5 wherein the amount of oxandrolone is about 20 mg per day.

7. A method according to claim 5 wherein the amount of oxandrolone is about 80 mg per day.

8. A method according to claim 1 wherein oxandrolone is in a solid dosage form.

9. A method according to claim 1 wherein oxandrolone is in a liquid dosage form.

10. A method according to claim 1 wherein oxandrolone is in a sustained-release formulation.

11. A method according to claim 1, wherein the skin wound is a burn.

12. A method of treating burn-induced weight loss in a burn patient which comprises administering orally or topically a therapeutically effective amount of oxandrolone in conjunction with a protein supplement to the patient.

13. A method according to claim 12 wherein the amount of oxandrolone is about 1-100 mg per day.

14. A method according to claim 12 wherein the amount of oxandrolone is about 20 mg per day.

15. A method according to claim 12 wherein the amount of oxandrolone is about 80 mg per day.

16. A method according to claim 12 wherein oxandrolone is administered orally.

17. A method according to claim 12 wherein oxandrolone is administered topically.

18. A method according to claim 12 wherein oxandrolone is in a solid dosage form.

19. A method according to claim 12 wherein oxandrolone is in a liquid dosage form.

20. A method according to claim 12 wherein oxandrolone is in a sustained-release formulation.
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