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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744373/body-image-in-paediatric-burns-a-review
#1
REVIEW
Ian C C King
Burn injuries in children can result in life-long disfigurement. As medical and surgical techniques of burn management improve survival prospects more than ever before, body image adjustment is increasingly a central consideration in the care of burn-injured individuals. An appreciation that both physiological and psychosocial processes underpin such injuries is key to understanding wound healing. Perceptions of idealized body images in Western society challenge children and their families as they grow up with and adapt to disfigurement from burns...
2018: Burns and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721511/vitamin-d-status-and-its-influence-on-outcomes-following-major-burn-injury-and-critical-illness
#2
REVIEW
Khaled Al-Tarrah, Martin Hewison, Naiem Moiemen, Janet M Lord
Vitamin D deficiency is common among the general population. It is also observed in up to 76% of critically ill patients. Despite the high prevalence of hypovitaminosis D in critical illness, vitamin D is often overlooked by medical staff as the clinical implications and consequences of vitamin D deficiency in acute contexts remain to be fully understood. Vitamin D has a broad range of pleotropic effects on various processes and systems including the immune-inflammatory response. 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (1,25(OH)2 D), has been shown to promote a tolerogenic immune response limiting deleterious inflammatory effects, modulation of the innate immune system, and enhancement of anti-microbial peptides...
2018: Burns and trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29637081/mental-health-history-a-contributing-factor-for-poorer-outcomes-in-burn-survivors
#3
Frank Li, Danielle Coombs
Background: A pre-morbid mental health history is common in patients with severe burn injuries. This creates challenges in providing rehabilitation. The aim of this study is to cross examine the possible impact of psychological co-morbidities on outcomes. Methods: A notes audit was carried out examining patients that were admitted to Concord Hospital Burns Unit in a 3-year period (2010-2012). Patients with total body surface area (TBSA) of 20% or greater and aged between 16 and 50 years were included...
2018: Burns and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610766/checking-procalcitonin-suitability-for-prognosis-and-antimicrobial-therapy-monitoring-in-burn-patients
#4
Luís Cabral, Vera Afreixo, Rita Meireles, Miguel Vaz, Catarina Chaves, Marisa Caetano, Luís Almeida, José Artur Paiva
Background: Due to greater infection susceptibility, sepsis is the main cause of death in burn patients. Quick diagnosis and patient stratification, early and appropriated antimicrobial therapy, and focus control are crucial for patients' survival. On the other hand, superfluous extension of therapy is associated with adverse events and arousal of microbial resistance. The use of biomarkers, necessarily coupled with close clinical examination, may predict outcomes, stratifying patients who need more intensive care, and monitor the efficacy of antimicrobial therapy, allowing faster de-escalation or stop, reducing the development of resistance and possibly the financial burden, without increasing mortality...
2018: Burns and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29556507/assessment-and-prediction-of-road-accident-injuries-trend-using-time-series-models-in-kurdistan
#5
Maryam Parvareh, Asrin Karimi, Satar Rezaei, Abraha Woldemichael, Sairan Nili, Bijan Nouri, Nader Esmail Nasab
Background: Road traffic accidents are commonly encountered incidents that can cause high-intensity injuries to the victims and have direct impacts on the members of the society. Iran has one of the highest incident rates of road traffic accidents. The objective of this study was to model the patterns of road traffic accidents leading to injury in Kurdistan province, Iran. Methods: A time-series analysis was conducted to characterize and predict the frequency of road traffic accidents that lead to injury in Kurdistan province...
2018: Burns and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29556506/a-rare-case-of-severe-third-degree-friction-burns-and-large-morel-lavallee-lesion-of-the-abdominal-wall
#6
Darnell J Brown, Kuo Jung G Lu, Kristina Chang, Jennifer Levin, John T Schulz, Jeremy Goverman
Background: Morel-Lavallee lesions (MLLs) are rare internal degloving injuries typically caused by blunt traumatic injuries and most commonly occur around the hips and in association with pelvic or acetabular fractures. MLL is often overlooked in the setting of poly-trauma; therefore, clinicians must maintain a high degree of suspicion and be familiar with the management of such injuries, especially in obese poly-trauma patients. Case presentation: We present a 30-year-old female pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle who sustained multiple long bone fractures, a mesenteric hematoma, and full-thickness abdominal skin friction burn which masked a significant underlying abdominal MLL...
2018: Burns and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29497619/the-validation-study-on-a-three-dimensional-burn-estimation-smart-phone-application-accurate-free-and-fast
#7
A K W Cheah, T Kangkorn, E H Tan, M L Loo, S J Chong
Background: Accurate total body surface area burned (TBSAB) estimation is a crucial aspect of early burn management. It helps guide resuscitation and is essential in the calculation of fluid requirements. Conventional methods of estimation can often lead to large discrepancies in burn percentage estimation. We aim to compare a new method of TBSAB estimation using a three-dimensional smart-phone application named 3D Burn Resuscitation (3D Burn) against conventional methods of estimation-Rule of Palm, Rule of Nines and the Lund and Browder chart...
2018: Burns and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404374/bioprinting-of-skin-constructs-for-wound-healing
#8
REVIEW
Peng He, Junning Zhao, Jiumeng Zhang, Bo Li, Zhiyuan Gou, Maling Gou, Xiaolu Li
Extensive burns and full-thickness skin wounds are difficult to repair. Autologous split-thickness skin graft (ASSG) is still used as the gold standard in the clinic. However, the shortage of donor skin tissues is a serious problem. A potential solution to this problem is to fabricate skin constructs using biomaterial scaffolds with or without cells. Bioprinting is being applied to address the need for skin tissues suitable for transplantation, and can lead to the development of skin equivalents for wound healing therapy...
2018: Burns and trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299483/validation-of-the-trauma-mortality-prediction-scores-from-a-malaysian-population
#9
Jih Huei Tan, Henry Chor Lip Tan, Nur Azlin Md Noh, Yuzaidi Mohamad, Rizal Imran Alwi
Background: Well-known trauma mortality prediction scores such as New Injury Severity Score (NISS), Revised Trauma Score (RTS), and Trauma and Injury Severity Score (TRISS) have been externally validated from high-income countries with established trauma databases. However, these scores were never used in Malaysian population. In this current study, we attempted to validate these scoring systems using our regional trauma surgery database. Methods: A retrospective analysis of the regional Malaysian Trauma Surgery Database was performed over a period of 3 years from May 2011 to April 2014...
2017: Burns and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226160/the-significance-of-changes-in-platelet-concentration-during-the-early-phase-after-severe-burn-injury-in-a-chinese-mass-casualty
#10
Beiming Shou, Junqiang Li, Chenqi Tang, Qian Tan, Dongfeng Zheng, Binwei Sun, Lanjun Nie, Hongwei Zhang, Yanan Jiang, Chunming Wang, Yanwen Wu
Background: Changes in platelet concentration are common in severe burn patients. Platelets play a key role in the course of disease. This study aims to explore the significance of platelet concentration during the course of the disease in victims of a mass burn casualty. Methods: A total of 180 patients were involved in the "8.2" Kunshan explosion accident in China. The examined data included age, gender, total burn area (% TBSA), third-degree burn area (% TBSA), and platelet concentration within the first 5 days after the burn injury...
2017: Burns and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214186/a-rare-case-of-failed-healing-in-previously-burned-skin-after-a-secondary-burns
#11
Stephen J Goldie, Shaun Parsons, Hana Menezes, Andrew Ives, Heather Cleland
Background: Patients presenting with large surface area burns are common in our practice; however, patients with a secondary large burn on pre-existing burn scars and grafts are rare and not reported. Case presentation: We report on an unusual case of a patient sustaining a secondary large burn to areas previously injured by a burn from a different mechanism. We discuss the potential implications when managing a case like this and suggest potential biological reasons why the skin may behave differently...
2017: Burns and trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152518/follow-up-in-patients-with-a-burn-related-emergency-department-visit-a-feasibility-study
#12
H Goei, B F M Wijnen, S Mans, M A C de Jongh, C H van der Vlies, S Polinder, N E E van Loey, M E van Baar
Background: Data on epidemiology, costs, and outcomes of burn-related injuries presenting at emergency departments (EDs) are scarce. To obtain such information, a questionnaire study with an adequate response rate is imperative. There is evidence that optimized strategies can increase patient participation. However, it is unclear whether this applies to burn patients in an ED setting. The objective of this feasibility study was to optimize and evaluate patient recruitment strategy and follow-up methods in patients with burn injuries presenting at EDs...
2017: Burns and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142896/sodium-variability-is-associated-with-increased-mortality-in-severe-burn-injury
#13
Soman Sen, Nam Tran, Brian Chan, Tina L Palmieri, David G Greenhalgh, Kiho Cho
Background: Dysnatremias are associated with increased mortality in critically ill patients. Hypernatremia in burn patients is also associated with poor survival. Based on these findings, we hypothesized that high plasma sodium variability is a marker for increased mortality in severely burn-injured patients. Methods: We performed a retrospective review of adult burn patients with a burn injury of 15% total body surface area (TBSA) or greater from 2010 to 2014. All patients included in the study had at least three serum sodium levels checked during admission...
2017: Burns and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119122/pediatric-inhalation-injury
#14
REVIEW
Soman Sen
Smoke inhalation injury can cause severe physiologic perturbations. In pediatric patients, these perturbations cause profound changes in cardiac and pulmonary physiology. In this review, we examine the pathology, early management options, ventilator strategy, and long-term outcomes in pediatric patients who have suffered a smoke inhalation injury.
2017: Burns and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075650/topical-antimicrobial-agents-for-pediatric-burns
#15
REVIEW
Robert Cartotto
While topical antimicrobial agents are indicated for most if not all burn wounds, the choice of a topical agent must consider many factors such as the wound depth, anticipated time to healing, need for surgical intervention, and the known cytotoxicity of the agent. Especially relevant to the pediatric burn patient are the antimicrobial agent's properties related to causing pain or irritation and the required frequency of application and dressings. This article will discuss the general principles surrounding the use of topical antimicrobials on burn wounds and will review the most common agents currently in use...
2017: Burns and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051890/considerations-for-pediatric-burn-sedation-and-analgesia
#16
REVIEW
Alice Fagin, Tina L Palmieri
Burn patients experience anxiety and pain in the course of their injury, treatment, and recovery. Hence, treatment of anxiety and pain is paramount after burn injury. Children, in particular, pose challenges in anxiety and pain management due to their unique physiologic, psychologic, and anatomic status. Burn injuries further complicate pain management and sedation as such injuries can have effects on medication response and elimination. Burn injuries further complicate pain management and sedation as such injuries can have effects on medication response and elimination...
2017: Burns and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046876/the-emergence-of-multidrug-resistant-clone-st664-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-in-a-referral-burn-hospital-isfahan-iran
#17
Hamid Vaez, Hajieh Ghasemian Safaei, Jamshid Faghri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Burns and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944226/a-prospective-analysis-of-risk-factors-for-pediatric-burn-mortality-at-a-tertiary-burn-center-in-north-india
#18
Amol Dhopte, Rahul Bamal, Vinay Kumar Tiwari
BACKGROUND: None of the available mortality predicting models in pediatric burns precisely predicts outcomes in every population. Mortality rates as well as their risk factors vary with regions and among different centers within the regions. The aim of this study was to identify socio-demographic and clinical risk factors for mortality in pediatric burns in an effort to decrease the mortality in these patients. METHODS: A prospective analytical study was conducted in patients up to the age of 18 years admitted for burn injuries in a tertiary care burn center in India from January to December 2014...
2017: Burns and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920065/the-influence-of-sex-steroid-hormones-on-the-response-to-trauma-and-burn-injury
#19
REVIEW
K Al-Tarrah, N Moiemen, J M Lord
Trauma and related sequelae result in disturbance of homeostatic mechanisms frequently leading to cellular dysfunction and ultimately organ and system failure. Regardless of the type and severity of injury, gender dimorphism in outcomes following trauma have been reported, with females having lower mortality than males, suggesting that sex steroid hormones (SSH) play an important role in the response of body systems to trauma. In addition, several clinical and experimental studies have demonstrated the effects of SSH on the clinical course and outcomes following injury...
2017: Burns and trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879205/pediatric-burn-resuscitation-past-present-and-future
#20
REVIEW
Kathleen S Romanowski, Tina L Palmieri
Burn injury is a leading cause of unintentional death and injury in children, with the majority being minor (less than 10%). However, a significant number of children sustain burns greater than 15% total body surface area (TBSA), leading to the initiation of the systemic inflammatory response syndrome. These patients require IV fluid resuscitation to prevent burn shock and death. Prompt resuscitation is critical in pediatric patients due to their small circulating blood volumes. Delays in resuscitation can result in increased complications and increased mortality...
2017: Burns and trauma
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