Original Articles: PDF OnlyDIMICK ALAN R. M.D.The Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical Care: December 1977 Buy Abstract In an effort to find an enzyme preparation for chemical debridement of burns, we treated 463 burn patients with Sutilains ointment (Travase®) from 1972 through 1975. This method allowed earlier applciation of the first skin graft and resulted in a shorter hospital stay without significantly altering mortality compared with results obtained before 1972 and with national results. Travase appears to be effective in the treatment of burn patients when used in this method. © Williams & Wilkins 1977. All Rights Reserved.