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Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433345/the-effect-of-pre-existing-malnutrition-on-pediatric-burn-mortality-in-a-sub-saharan-african-burn-unit
#1
Joanna Grudziak, Carolyn Snock, Stephen Mjuweni, Jared Gallaher, Bruce Cairns, Anthony Charles
INTRODUCTION: Nutritional status predicts burn outcomes in the developed world, but its effect on burn mortality in the developing world has not been widely studied. In sub Saharan Africa, burn is primarily a disease of children, and the majority of children in sub-Saharan Africa are malnourished. We therefore sought to determine the prevalence and effect of malnutrition on burn mortality at our institution. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of children aged 0-5, with anthropomorphic measurements available, who were admitted to our burn unit from July 2011 to May 2016...
April 19, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431759/a-left-handed-surgeon-s-handicap-technical-note-on-the-ambidextrous-use-of-a-watson-knife-in-burns-surgery
#2
LETTER
Max Cunnane, Rachael Thomas, Henrietta Creasy, Baljit Dheansa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 18, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420571/assessing-guidelines-for-burn-referrals-in-a-resource-constrained-setting-demographic-and-clinical-factors-associated-with-inter-facility-transfer
#3
A Klingberg, L Wallis, H Rode, T Stenberg, L Laflamme, M Hasselberg
AIM: The aim was to assess demographic and clinical factors associated with inter-facility referrals for patients with burns in a resource-constrained setting. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional case review of patients presenting with a burn at the trauma unit at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital (RXH) in Cape Town, South Africa. RESULTS: Six hundred and eleven-(71%) children were referred to the burns or the intensive care unit and 253 children were treated and discharged from the trauma unit...
April 15, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420570/herpesviradae-infections-in-severely-burned-children
#4
Paul Wurzer, Megan R Cole, Robert P Clayton, Gabriel Hundeshagen, Omar Nunez Lopez, Janos Cambiaso-Daniel, Raimund Winter, Ludwik K Branski, Hal K Hawkins, Celeste C Finnerty, David N Herndon, Jong O Lee
OBJECTIVE: Burn-related immunosuppression can promote human herpesviridae infections. However, the effect of these infections on morbidity and mortality after pediatric burn injuries is unclear. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed pediatric patients with burns ≥10% of the total body surface area (TBSA) who were admitted between 2010 and 2015. On clinical suspicion of a viral infection, antiviral therapy was initiated. Viral infection was confirmed via Tzanck smear, viral culture, and/or PCR...
April 15, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420569/identification-of-factors-predicting-scar-outcome-after-burn-in-adults-a-prospective-case-control-study
#5
Hilary J Wallace, Mark W Fear, Margaret M Crowe, Lisa J Martin, Fiona M Wood
This study examined influences on scarring after burn in a prospective study using a defined outcome measure: scar height measured by a modified Vancouver Scar Scale (mVSS). A prospective case-control study was conducted among 616 adult subjects who sustained a burn in Western Australia. Patient factors influencing scar outcome including gender, Fitzpatrick skin type and selected co-morbidities were explored, as well as injury and clinical factors. A logistic regression model for raised scar after burn was developed which achieved an overall correct prediction rate of 81...
April 15, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420568/gender-specific-differences-and-burn-outcome
#6
LETTER
Lisa Blom, Anders Klingberg, Lucie Laflamme, Lee Wallis, Marie Hasselberg
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 15, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420567/a-draft-of-bronchoscopic-grading-system-in-patients-with-toxic-epidermal-necrolysis
#7
LETTER
Břetislav Lipový, Matúš Baranc
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 15, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420566/the-role-of-antithrombin-in-patients-with-toxic-epidermal-necrolysis
#8
LETTER
Břetislav Lipový, Michaela Cvanová
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 15, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420565/analysis-of-prognostic-factors-for-acute-kidney-injury-with-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-in-severely-burned-patients
#9
Jaechul Yoon, Youngmin Kim, Haejun Yim, Yong Suk Cho, Dohern Kym, Jun Hur, Wook Chun, Hyeong Tae Yang
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a critical complications in severely burned patients associated with high morbidity and mortality. The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of severity of AKI at the time of continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) start on patient outcome and to identify the prognostic factors in severely burned patients with CRRT application. METHODS: From January 2007 to June 2010, 84 burn patients with more than 40% of total body surface area (TBSA) burned who treated with continuous renal replacement therapy for acute kidney injury were analyzed retrospectively...
April 15, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413111/comparison-of-clinical-outcomes-in-diabetic-and-non-diabetic-burns-patients-in-a-national-burns-referral-center-in-southeast-asia-a-3-year-retrospective-review-methodological-issues
#10
LETTER
Reza Pakzad, Erfan Ayubi, Saeid Safiri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 13, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413110/seawater-immersion-aggravates-burn-associated-lung-injury-and-inflammatory-and-oxidative-stress-responses
#11
Jun Ma, Ying Wang, Qi Wu, Xiaowei Chen, Jiahan Wang, Lei Yang
With the increasing frequency of marine development activities and local wars at sea, the incidence of scald burns in marine accidents or wars has been increasing yearly. Various studies have indicated that immersion in seawater has a systemic impact on some organs of animals or humans with burn. Thus, for burn/scald injuries after immersion in seawater, it is desirable to study the effects and mechanisms of action on important organs. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the effect of immersion in seawater on lung injury, inflammatory and oxidative-stress responses in scalded rats...
April 13, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413109/development-of-an-integrative-algorithm-for-the-treatment-of-various-stages-of-full-thickness-burns-of-the-first-commissure-of-the-hand
#12
Valentin Yuste, Julio Delgado, Alberto Agullo, Jose Mauel Sampietro
Burns of the first commissure of the hand can evolve into an adduction contracture of the thumb. We decided to conduct a review of the existing literature on the treatment of full-thickness burns of the first commissure in order to develop a treatment algorithm that integrates the various currently available procedures. A search of the existing literature was conducted, focusing on the treatment of a burn of the first commissure in its chronic and acute phases. A total of 29 relevant articles were selected; 24 focused exclusively on the chronic contracture stage, while 3 focused exclusively on the acute burn stage, and 2 articles studied both stages...
April 13, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413108/moisturisers-in-scar-management-following-burn-a-survey-report
#13
Tanja Klotz, Rochelle Kurmis, Zachary Munn, Kathryn Heath, John Greenwood
Scar management is a recognised key component of rehabilitation following burn. Moisturising often combined with massage is commenced once healing tissue has gained sufficient strength to tolerate surface friction, with the aim being to hydrate the dry scar. The studies on various moisturisers and creams provide some guidance on moisturiser selection, but many are inconclusive. OBJECTIVE: This survey aimed to determine the current expert opinion regarding moisturiser recommendations, including the basis for these recommendations, across the burns community...
April 13, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413107/upregulation-of-maoa-in-the-hippocampus-results-in-delayed-depressive-like-behaviors-in-burn-mice
#14
Wang Zhen, Rong Xinzhou, Chen Lu, Wang Xuemin
OBJECTIVE: To observe depressive-like behavior and hippocampus monoamine oxidase A (MAOA) changes in burned mice. METHODS: We tested depression and anxiety like behaviors of burn C57 mice with the sucrose preference test, forced swimming test (FST), open field test and elevated plus maze test and then detected the MAOA content and MAOA gene transcriptional levels in the hippocampus with western blot analysis and real-time quantitative PCR analysis. We then sought to reverse depressive-like behavior of burned mice with an MAOA inhibitor...
April 13, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413106/heterotopic-ossification-in-adults-following-a-burn-a-phenomenological-analysis
#15
Nichola Foster, Rachel Kornhaber, Sarah McGarry, Fiona M Wood, Dale W Edgar
Heterotopic Ossification (HO) is a rare but severely debilitating complication after a burn. Despite there being literature of varying quality explaining the postulated pathological process, risk factors and treatment for HO, the individual experiences of adults diagnosed with HO following a burn, remains unreported. This study sought to explore and describe burn survivors' experiences of HO to gain a greater understanding of the clinical needs for this unique patient population. A phenomenological inquiry of five men and one woman selected through purposeful sampling collected in-depth interviews analysed using Colaizzi's method of data analysis...
April 13, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412133/the-southwest-uk-burns-network-swuk-experience-of-electronic-cigarette-explosions-and-review-of-literature
#16
A Arnaout, H Khashaba, T Dobbs, F Dewi, S Pope-Jones, A Sack, C Estela, D Nguyen
INTRODUCTION: Since the introduction of e-cigarettes to the UK market in 2007 their popularity amongst young adults has significantly increased. These lithium-ion powered devices remain unregulated by the Standards Agency and as a result burns centres across the world have seen an increasing number of patients presenting with significant burns, resulting from poor quality batteries that appear to be liable to explode when over-heated, over-charged or incorrectly stored. METHODS: Retrospective and perspective review of all e-cigarette related burns presenting to the Southwest Burns Network; South Wales Burns Centre (Morriston Hospital) or to Bristol burns centre (Southmead Hospital) between Oct 15-July 16, followed by a review of available literature performed and eligible papers identified using PRISMA 2009 Checklist...
April 12, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412132/pre-existing-psychiatric-disorder-in-the-burn-patient-is-associated-with-worse-outcomes
#17
Alexandra Hudson, Sarah Al Youha, Osama A Samargandi, Justin Paletz
OBJECTIVE: To compare patient and burn characteristics between patients who had a pre-existing psychiatric diagnosis and patients who did not in a Burn Unit at an academic hospital. BACKGROUND: Psychosocial issues are common in patients recovering from a burn; however, little is known regarding hospital course and discharge outcomes in patients with a pre-existing psychiatric diagnosis presenting with a burn. Baseline medical comorbidities of burn patients have been shown to be a significant risk for in-hospital mortality...
April 12, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412131/screening-nasal-swabs-for-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-a-regional-burn-center-s-experience
#18
Shawn Tejiram, Laura S Johnson, Mihriye Mete, Sameer Desale, Kimberly Johnson, Jenny Zhang, Lauren T Moffatt, Jeffrey W Shupp
BACKGROUND: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a pathogen that can result in substantial morbidity and mortality. Early detection of MRSA colonization by screening nasal swabs may be important in the management of burn-injured patients. However, studies examining its use in this population are limited. The aim of this study was to study the utility of admission MRSA screening nasal swabs and determine if being positive for MRSA on admission impacted outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of burn patients who presented to a single regional burn center between June 2012 and December 2014...
April 12, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412130/early-excision-and-grafting-ee-g-opportunity-or-threat
#19
LETTER
Ali Akbar Mohammadi, Soheil Mohammadi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 12, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412129/acute-kidney-injury-after-burn
#20
REVIEW
Audra Clark, Javier A Neyra, Tarik Madni, Jonathan Imran, Herb Phelan, Brett Arnoldo, Steven E Wolf
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common and morbid complication after severe burn, with an incidence and mortality as high as 30% and 80%, respectively. AKI is a broad clinical condition with many etiologies, which makes definition and diagnosis challenging. The most recent Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) consensus guidelines defined stage and severity of AKI based on changes of serum creatinine and urine output (UOP) across time. Burn-related kidney injury is typically classified as early (0-3days after injury) or late (4-14days after injury)...
April 12, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
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