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Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221300/patient-experience-of-wearing-compression-garments-post-burn-injury-a-review-of-the-literature
#1
Nicole Coghlan, Jodie Copley, Tammy Aplin, Jenny Strong
This review was conducted to critically appraise the literature regarding the patient's lived experience of, and adherence to, wearing compression garments post burn injury. Scholarly articles were identified from searches of the following databases: Pubmed, Cochrane Central, CINAHL, PsycINFO, and OT Seeker. Combinations of key words including compression therapy/garment, pressure therapy/garment, burn(s), adherence, and patient experience were utilized. Retrieved studies were included in the review if they were written in English, reported on adult burn populations, and the patient's lived experience of wearing compression garments...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221299/treatment-of-burn-and-surgical-wounds-with-recombinant-human-tropoelastin-produces-new-elastin-fibers-in-scars
#2
Hua Xie, Lisa Lucchesi, Bo Zheng, Elena Ladich, Teresa Pineda, Rose Merten, Cynthia Gregory, Michael Rutten, Kenton Gregory
Tropoelastin (TE), the soluble precursor of insoluble elastin fibers, is produced in minimal amounts in adults. Burn injuries result in inflexible collagen-rich scars because of lack of elastin fiber formation. We studied the feasibility of using recombinant human tropoelastin to enable elastin fiber production in burn and surgical scars to improve skin flexibility. In a swine hypertrophic burn scar model, normal skin and 3 × 3-cm partial thickness thermal burns underwent dermatome resection at 1 week post burn and randomized to four subcutaneous injections of saline or TE (either 0...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221298/mr-proadm-a-new-biomarker-for-early-diagnosis-of-sepsis-in-burned-patients
#3
Jochen Gille, Hanfried Ostermann, Adrian Dragu, Armin Sablotzki
Mid-regional pro-adrenomedullin (MR-proADM) has been used as a marker of sepsis, but its dynamics and role in a burn injury setting has not been tested. In a prospective observational study, we included 42 consecutive patients with >15% TBSA. Daily blood specimens collected during the initial 20 days of treatment were submitted for laboratory analysis of MR-proADM and procalcitonin (PCT) via immunoluminometric sandwich assay (Kryptor, BRAHMS, Berlin, Germany). In patients with an absence of sepsis, an initial increase in MR-proADM and PCT levels was noted post burn injury, peaking on the second day post admission and thereafter demonstrated a continued decline in MR-proADM and PCT levels...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212132/hydrocarbon-enema-an-unusual-cause-of-chemical-burn
#4
Justin Mygatt, Mustafa Amani, Patrick Ng, Brian Benson, Jeremy Pamplin, Leopoldo Cancio
Hydrocarbons are a wide-ranging group of flammable chemicals and are often used in suicide attempts either by ingestion or as accelerant in self-immolation. In this case study, we present a 37-year-old female who suffered 6% TBSA partial-thickness burns to her perineum and buttocks, which she claims resulted from diarrhea after ingesting a bottle of lighter fluid. The patient underwent decontamination and medical treatment for her burns and during her inpatient stay, it became apparent that the burns were more likely sustained from an intentional rectal administration of lighter fluid...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212131/psychometric-properties-of-a-new-instrument-for-assessing-irrational-thoughts-in-burn-victims-scale-of-irrational-thoughts-after-burn-injuries
#5
Zahra Zare, Homayoun Sadeghi-Bazargani, Fatemeh Ranjbar, Diana Stark Ekman, Mostafa Farahbakhsh, Hemmat Maghsoudi, Robert Ekman, Farideh Nasiri
The objective of this study was to develop and evaluate a scale for assessing irrational thoughts among burned patients. The present study was mixed (qualitative-methodologic) which was performed in several stages such as investigating similar or related scales, interviewing with patients and psychologists. Content validity was calculated by modified KAPPA basis on relevance and clarity. The reliability of the scale was measured using internal consistency and the test-retest method. To determine the construct validity, exploratory factor analysis approach using maximum likelihood extraction with varimax rotation was conducted...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181986/local-administration-of-thiamine-ameliorates-ongoing-pain-in-a-rat-model-of-second-degree-burn
#6
Kangkang Zhang, Yali Pei, Zhihao Gan, Xuetao Zhang, Ye Duan, Yuepeng Liu, Wei Liu
The objective of this study was to develop rat model of second-degree burn pain and test analgesic efficacy of local thiamine administration. Automatic temperature-controlled hot plate was set at 85 ± 0.1°C with a filter paper on the top. Rats were thrust on hot plate landing on plantar surface for 4 to 7 and 10 seconds, respectively. Burnt skin was observed. Hematoxylin and eosin staining and Masson staining were used to monitor burn degree. Gait analysis detected change of locomotion. Allodynia and hyperalgesia in the burnt area were evaluated with von Frey test and Hargreaves Test, and ongoing pain was detected with conditional place preference test...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181985/artiss-sealant%C3%A2-an-alternative-to-stapling-skin-grafts-on-the-dorsal-side-of-the-hand-and-fingers
#7
David Boccara, Antoine De Runz, Farid Bakara, Marc Chaouat, Maurice Mimoun
The aim of this study was to evaluate the benefit of using a new slow-setting fibrin sealant compared with staples for adherence of split-thickness skin grafts on the backs of hands and fingers. Staple removal is often painful for patients. Twenty-eight patients were included for a graft total of 34 hands. The authors chose to test this sealant on zones that are often difficult to graft given their varied topographies. Its low concentration of thrombin (4 IU/ml) compared with other sealants provides it with prolonged polymerization time (60 seconds) making it easier to use in this location...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181984/factors-that-affected-functional-outcome-after-a-delayed-excision-and-split-thickness-skin-graft-on-the-dorsal-side-of-burned-hands
#8
Ryuji Shichinohe, Yamamoto Yuhei, Kunihiro Kawashima, Chu Kimura, Kentaro Ono, Katsumi Horiuchi, Tetsunori Yoshida, Naoki Murao, Toshihiko Hayashi, Emi Funayama, Akihiko Oyama, Hiroshi Furukawa
Early excision and skin grafting is the principle treatment for a burned hand although there are occasions when it cannot be done such as severe general condition, delayed consultation, and the lack of a definitive assessment of burn depth. This study analyzes the factors that affected function after a delayed excision and skin graft for hands with a deep dermal burn. This study retrospectively evaluated 43 burned hands that required a delayed excision and split-thickness skin graft on the dorsal side. Cases were required to only have split-thickness skin grafting from the dorsum of the hand and fingers distally to at least the proximal interphalangeal joint at least 8 days after the injury...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198717/mitochondrial-dna-induced-inflammatory-responses-and-lung-injury-in-thermal-injury-rat-model-protective-effect-of-epigallocatechin-gallate
#9
Ruiqi Liu, Fei Xu, Si Si, Xueshan Zhao, Siwei Bi, Ying Cen
Lungs are easily damaged by the inflammatory responses induced after extensive burns. The aim here was to investigate the protective role of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA)-mediated inflammatory responses and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in a rat model of thermal injury. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned to five groups. In the first experiment, a full-thickness thermal injury or control procedure, covering 30% of the TBSA, was inflicted on three groups designated as the thermal injury, EGCG, and sham control groups...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157789/thyroid-crisis-in-a-patient-with-burn-injury
#10
Chrysis Sofianos, Dean P Redant, Ramazani A Muganza, Rachel L Moore, Danielle S Ferrar
Thyroid crisis is an exacerbation of hyperthyroidism that results in severe systemic disturbances and could be fatal. Similarly, severe burn injury also has a hypermetabolic response as part of its presentation. When these two conditions are present concurrently, one must be cognizant that the patient requires urgent optimization of their hyperthyroid status before surgery, and continuous monitoring in an intensive care unit setting. We offer a systematic approach to managing these patients.
January 31, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157788/a-medical-mystery-unexplained-renal-failure-in-burn-patients
#11
Harrison M Lands, David B Drake
The objective of this study was to review the investigation that uncovered the medical mystery of burn patients developing unexpected renal failure. The authors examined published and unpublished manuscripts and case reports, as well as conducted personal interviews with primary sources. In the late 1970s, emergence of resistant bacterial strains to the topical antimicrobial silver sulfadiazine occurred at the University of Virginia Medical Center. In the search for an alternative topical antimicrobial with known coverage of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Furacin Soluble Dressing was substituted...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157787/nonclinical-evaluation-of-the-new-topical-hemostatic-agent-tt-173-for-skin-grafting-procedures
#12
Santiago Rojas Codina, José Raúl Herance, Alberto Centeno, Javier Valero, Belén Arias, Ignasi Miquel, Pilar Sánchez, Esther Rincón, Ramón López, Jesús Murat
Blood loss during grafting surgery represents a major concern of this procedure and the development of hemostatic agents for this indication is highly desirable. TT-173 is the first biologically active treatment based on tissue factor instead of thrombin. This study sought to investigate the efficacy, systemic absorption, and toxicology of TT-173 in animal models to support clinical evaluation of the product in donor sites of patients subjected to skin grafting. Procoagulant efficacy of 148 μg of TT-173 was evaluated in pigs in presence and absence of anticoagulant treatment with unfractioned heparin...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099239/jewelry-ring-associated-electrothermal-burn-injuries-a-nine-patient-case-series
#13
Oren P Mushin, Jarrod T Bogue, Megan E Pencek, Derek E Bell
Ring-associated burns are infrequent, comprising only a small fraction of burn consults and admissions. However, because of the location of these burns and the propensity for circumferential wounds, small burn size may belie the severity of resultant injuries. Herein, the authors present their experience with this potentially severe type of burn. Records from a regional burn center were retrospectively analyzed during a 36-month period. All patients who sustained ring burns were included. Data points included demographics, burn location, need for surgical intervention, grafted area, hospital days (length of stay), percent graft take, complications, and time to re-epithelialization...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099238/evaluation-of-the-new-north-carolina-burn-registry
#14
Lori Chrisco, Debbie Travers, Ernest J Grant
High-quality burn registries can facilitate best practices in burn treatment, patient education, and research. A new burn registry was designed and implemented at the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center in June 2013. The primary goals for the design of the new North Carolina (NC) burn registry were to improve reporting to the American Burn Association's National Burn Repository while maintaining current functionality and preserving previously collected data. The objective of this evaluation was to review the literature for best practices in designing a disease registry, benchmark the design of the NC burn registry with the best practices identified in the literature, and compare data quality before and after implementation of the new NC burn registry...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099237/lower-limb-muscular-strength-balance-and-mobility-levels-in-adults-following-severe-thermal-burn-injuries
#15
Mohammed T A Omar, Amal M Abd El Baky, Anwar A Ebid
Severe burn injuries are associated with hypermetabolic response and increased catabolism. These lead to a vast loss of muscle mass and reduced muscle strength and function. Therefore, the aim of this study is to determine the impact of severe burn injuries on lower-limb muscular strength, balance, and mobility level in adults. Forty burned adults with burned TBSA (burned TBSA) ≥40% participated in this study. The peak torque and total work of quadriceps and knee flexors were calculated at 150°/sec using Biodex isokinetic dynamometer...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099236/intratracheal-instillation-of-perfluorohexane-modulates-the-pulmonary-immune-microenvironment-by-attenuating-early-inflammatory-factors-in-patients-with-smoke-inhalation-injury-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
#16
Hui Ding, Qi Lv, Shiman Wu, Shike Hou, Ziquan Liu, Ning Xu Landén, Ping Tian, Mengyang Yu, Zhiguang Sun, Haojun Fan
Smoke inhalation injury (SII) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality in burn patients, and effective treatments are lacking. Perfluorocarbons (PFCs) have a protective effect against acute lung injury. We aimed to assess the therapeutic effects of perfluorohexane on burn patients with SII. Patients with burns complicated by moderately severe SII were randomly divided into control (n = 11) and PFC groups (n = 12). The control group received conventional treatment (anti-infection, nutritional support, antishock measures, and supportive treatment)...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099235/serum-levels-of-cardiotroponin-i-in-burn-patients-and-its-relation-to-outcome-of-the-disease
#17
Payman Moharamzadeh, Kavous Shahsavari Nia, Ahmad Separham, Mahboob Pouraghaei, Shadi Rasouli, Zahra Motazedi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 10, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045780/cardiovascular-responsiveness-to-vasopressin-and-%C3%AE-1-adrenergic-receptor-agonists-after-burn-injury
#18
Ann E Evans, P Geoff Vana, Heather M LaPorte, Richard H Kennedy, Richard L Gamelli, Matthias Majetschak
The effects of burn injury on cardiovascular responsiveness to vasoactive agents are not well understood. The aims of this study were to determine whether burn injury alters cardiovascular reactivity to vasoactive drugs in vivo and intrinsic function of isolated mesenteric resistance arteries. Anesthetized Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to sham procedure or 30% TBSA dorsal scald burn, followed by crystalloid resuscitation (Parkland Formula). At 24, 72, 96, and 168 hours post burn, rats were reanesthetized, and the mean arterial blood pressure (MAP) responses to various doses of the α1-adrenergic receptor agonist phenylephrine and arginine vasopressin were tested...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045779/predictors-of-participation-in-a-fire-department-community-canvassing-program
#19
Beata Debinski, Eileen McDonald, Shannon Frattaroli, Wendy Shields, Elise Omaki, Andrea C Gielen
An urban fire department has been distributing free smoke alarms for more than 30 years. A community-academic partnership was developed to conduct a community intervention trial as part of the fire department's home visiting program. The trial comprised 170 canvassing events held across 12 census tracts; half of the census tracts were assigned to the treatment condition and received prepromotion of the home visit events. The objectives of this analysis were to identify environmental and programmatic predictors of 1) whether someone would be at home at the time of a visit, and 2) if at home, whether the resident would participate...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045778/a-14-year-audit-and-analysis-of-human-skin-allograft-discards
#20
Jordan Spradbrow, Matthew Etchells, Robert Cartotto, Alison Halliday, Yulia Lin, Andrew Simor, Raj Visvalingam, Jeannie Callum
The objective of this study was to review the incidence of skin allograft discard and bacterial contamination due to donor bioburden at the Ontario Professional Firefighters Skin Bank over a 14-year period. We sought to determine whether modifications to our prerecovery donor preparation process have been effective in reducing skin bioburden and identify other potential risk factors of allograft contamination. A retrospective review of all skin donors (n = 259) processed from 2002 to 2015 was performed. Multivariate logistic regression was used to determine whether donor-related factors and procurement-related factors were significantly associated with microbial contamination predisinfection and discard secondary to contamination...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
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