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Alessio Vigani, Christine A Culler
Management of severe burn injury (SBI) requires prompt, complex, and aggressive care. Despite major advances in the management of SBI-including patient-targeted resuscitation, management of inhalation injuries, specific nutritional support, enhanced wound therapy, and infection control-the consequences of SBI often result in complex, multiorgan metabolic changes. Consensus guidelines and clinical evidence regarding specific management of small animal burn patients are lacking. This article aims to review updated therapeutic consideration for the systemic and local management of SBI that are proven effective to optimize outcomes in human burn patients and may translate to small animal patients...
August 9, 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795063/determinants-of-mortality-and-the-lethal-area-50-index-la50-in-burn-patients-admitted-to-a-large-burn-center-a-single-center-experience
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Shahab Shahabi Shahmiri, Mohsen Kolahdouzan, Ara Omrani, Mehdi Khazaei, Hamid Salehi, Abbas Motavalian, Rastin Mohammadi Mofrad, Mohammad Taghi Rezaei, Helia Hemasian
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the determinants of mortality and the lethal area 50 (LA50) in large series of Iranian burn patients admitted to a single burn center. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in Shahid Motahari burn center of Tehran, Iran during a 1-year period from 2011 to 2012. We included all the burn patients who were admitted to our center during the study period. Those with incomplete medical records and those referred to other centers were excluded from the study...
July 2017: Bulletin of Emergency and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781135/five-year-epidemiology-of-liquefied-petroleum-gas-related-burns
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Ronghua Jin, Pan Wu, Jon Kee Ho, Xingang Wang, Chunmao Han
BACKGROUND: The incidence of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)-related burns has increased over recent years, and it has become a serious public health issue in developing countries such as India and Turkey. This paper aims to investigate the epidemiological characteristics of LPG-related burns to provide assistance and suggestions for planning prevention strategies. METHODS: A 5-year retrospective study was conducted in patients with LPG-related burns admitted to the Department of Burns & Wound Care Center, Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University, College of Medicine, between 1st January 2011 and 31st December 2015...
August 3, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763683/semiquantitative-screening-of-trace-combustion-derived-volatile-substances-in-the-blood-of-fire-victims-using-needlex-%C3%A2-headspace-gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry
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Yasuhito Suzuki, Fujio Ishizawa, Katsuya Honda
BACKGROUND: Various autopsy findings are used for the diagnosis of burning death, including inhalation injury, soot in the respiratory tract, vital reaction, blood carboxyhemoglobin (COHb), and blood cyanide. However, not all findings are necessarily complete, and autopsy diagnosis can be difficult in cases where there are few findings. In this study, we analyzed combustion-derived volatile substances (CVSs) in post-mortem blood in fire-related cases, focusing on those that occur when buildings and furniture thermally decompose during a fire, and evaluated these as potential new autopsy findings...
July 18, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756973/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-support-may-be-a-lifesaving-modality-in-patients-with-burn-and-severe-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-experience-of-formosa-water-park-dust-explosion-disaster-in-taiwan
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Yu-Jen Chiu, Hsu Ma, Wen-Chieh Liao, Yu-Chung Shih, Mei-Chun Chen, Chun-Che Shih, Tai-Wei Chen, Cherng-Kang Perng
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has been reported to improve outcomes in patients with refractory respiratory failure. These successful experiences have stimulated interest in using ECMO as a potential therapy for patients with acute pulmonary failure resulting from burn and inhalation lung injury. Current literature has supported the use of ECMO in critically-ill, pediatric burn patients. On the other hand, it is controversial to apply ECMO in adult burn patients, and the evidence is limited by the shortcomings of small sample size...
July 27, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751122/inhalation-injury-caused-by-cornstarch-dust-explosion-in-intubated-patients-a-single-center-experience
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Han-Chung Hu, Chih-Hao Chang, Hsiang-Hao Hsu, Chia-Ming Chang, Chung-Chi Huang, Shiow-Shuh Chuang, Kuo-Chin Kao
BACKGROUND: Around 10%-20% of burned patients have inhalation injuries, and the severity of these injuries is correlated with mortality. Fiberoptic bronchoscopy is an important tool for the early diagnosis of inhalation injury. This study investigated correlations between the severity of inhalation injury and outcomes of patients involved in a cornstarch dust explosion in northern Taiwan in 2015. METHODS: Patients with burns who were intubated after the explosion were enrolled...
July 24, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736267/gamma-tocopherol-enriched-supplement-reduces-sputum-eosinophilia-and-endotoxin-induced-sputum-neutrophilia-in-volunteers-with-asthma
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Allison J Burbank, Charity G Duran, Yinghao Pan, Patricia Burns, Susan Jones, Qing Jiang, Chao Yang, Sha'Leema Jenkins, Heather Wells, Neil Alexis, Mehmet Kesimer, William D Bennett, Haibo Zhou, David B Peden, Michelle L Hernandez
BACKGROUND: We and others have shown that the gamma tocopherol (γT) isoform of vitamin E has multiple anti-inflammatory and antioxidant actions and that γT supplementation reduces eosinophilic and endotoxin (LPS)-induced neutrophilic airway inflammation in animal models and healthy human volunteers. OBJECTIVE: To determine if γT supplementation reduces eosinophilic airway inflammation and acute neutrophilic response to inhaled LPS challenge in volunteers with asthma...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736179/venous-thromboembolism-in-burn-patients-is-not-prevented-by-chemoprophylaxis
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Sheena Sikora, Anthony Papp
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolisms (VTE) including deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism are serious complications following burn trauma. There are inconsistencies in the literature regarding thromboembolic prevention strategies and data suggests that complications occur despite chemoprophylaxis. OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of deep venous thromboembolism and pulmonary embolism in burn patients who are actively being treated with VTE prophylaxis and to determine factors that help predict which anti-coagulated patients are at risk for VTE and may benefit from further treatment...
July 20, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723881/correlation-between-pao2-fio2-and-peripheral-capillary-oxygenation-fio2-in-burned-children-with-smoke-inhalation-injury
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Janos Cambiaso-Daniel, Charles D Voigt, Eric Rivas, Gabriel Hundeshagen, Omar Nunez-Lopez, Lars-Peter Kamolz, Michaela Sljivich, Linda E Sousse, David N Herndon, Oscar E Suman, Michael P Kinsky, Ronald P Mlcak
OBJECTIVES: Determine whether the peripheral capillary oxygenation/FIO2 ratio correlates with the PaO2/FIO2 ratio in burned children with smoke inhalation injury, with the goal of understanding if the peripheral capillary oxygenation/FIO2 ratio can serve as a surrogate for the PaO2/FIO2 ratio for the diagnosis of acute respiratory distress syndrome. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. SETTING: Shriners Hospitals for Children-Galveston. PATIENTS: All burned children with smoke inhalation injury who were admitted from 1996 to 2014 and had simultaneously obtained peripheral capillary oxygenation, FIO2 and PaO2 measurements...
July 18, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697050/transfusion-requirement-in-burn-care-evaluation-tribe-a-multicenter-randomized-prospective-trial-of-blood-transfusion-in-major-burn-injury
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Tina L Palmieri, James H Holmes, Brett Arnoldo, Michael Peck, Bruce Potenza, Amalia Cochran, Booker T King, William Dominic, Robert Cartotto, Dhaval Bhavsar, Nathan Kemalyan, Edward Tredget, Francois Stapelberg, David Mozingo, Bruce Friedman, David G Greenhalgh, Sandra L Taylor, Brad H Pollock
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to compare outcomes of a restrictive to a liberal red cell transfusion strategy in 20% or more total body surface area (TBSA) burn patients. We hypothesized that the restrictive group would have less blood stream infection (BSI), organ dysfunction, and mortality. BACKGROUND: Patients with major burns have major (>1 blood volume) transfusion requirements. Studies suggest that a restrictive blood transfusion strategy is equivalent to a liberal strategy...
July 10, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697018/the-renaissance-man-of-burn-surgery-basil-a-pruitt-jr
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Karel D Capek, Guillermo Foncerrada, R Patrick Clayton, Michaela Sljivich, Charles D Voigt, Gabriel Hundeshagen, Janos Cambiaso-Daniel, Craig Porter, Ashley Guillory, David N Herndon
Dr. Basil A. Pruitt Jr., a consummate clinical and translational surgeon-scientist, has been spent over half a century at the forefront of an advancing standard of burn care. Commanding the US Army Institute for Surgical Research in San Antonio, he trained generations of leading burn clinicians and allied scientists. At his direction, there were forged discoveries in resuscitation from shock, treatment of inhalation injury, control of burn-related infections, prevention of iatrogenic complications, and understanding the sympathetic, endocrine, and immune responses to burn injury...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697015/the-p50-research-center-in-perioperative-sciences-how-the-investment-by-the-national-institute-of-general-medical-sciences-in-team-science-has-reduced-post-burn-mortality
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Celeste C Finnerty, Karel Capek, Charles Voigt, Gabriel Hundeshagen, Janos Cambiaso-Daniel, Craig Porter, Linda E Sousse, Amina El Ayadi, Ramon Zapata-Sirvent, Ashley Guillory, Oscar E Suman, David N Herndon
Since the inception of the P50 Research Center in Peri-Operative Sciences (RCIPS) funding mechanism, the National Institute for General Medical Sciences has supported a team approach to science. Many advances in critical care, particularly burns, have been driven by RCIPS teams. In fact, burns that were fatal in the early 1970s, prior to the inception of the P50 RCIPS program, are now routinely survived as a result of the P50-funded research. The advances in clinical care that led to the reduction in post-burn death were made by optimizing resuscitation, incorporating early excision and grafting, bolstering acute care including support for inhalation injury, modulating the hypermetabolic response, augmenting the immune response, incorporating aerobic exercise, and developing anti-scarring strategies...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668540/budesonide-versus-acetazolamide-for-prevention-of-acute-mountain-sickness
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Grant S Lipman, David Pomeranz, Patrick Burns, Caleb Phillips, Mary Cheffers, Kristina Evans, Carrie Jurkiewicz, Nick Juul, Peter Hackett
BACKGROUND: Inhaled budesonide has been suggested as a novel prevention for acute mountain sickness. However, efficacy has not been compared with the standard acute mountain sickness prevention medication acetazolamide. METHODS: This double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial compared inhaled budesonide versus oral acetazolamide versus placebo, starting the morning of ascent from 1240 m (4100 ft) to 3810 m (12,570 ft) over 4 hours. The primary outcome was acute mountain sickness incidence (headache and Lake Louise Questionnaire ≥3 and another symptom)...
June 28, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661978/prone-positioning-of-the-burn-patient-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-a-review-of-the-evidence-and-practical-considerations
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Brandon Oto, Rowena I Orosco, Elizabeth Panter, Rama Velamuri, A Reema Kar, Julie Caffrey
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a common sequela of severe burns and inhalation injury. The massive inflammatory reaction that follows deep burn injury, compounded by episodes of sepsis and organ dysfunction, predisposes patients to the development of ARDS. Prone positioning as a means of improving gas exchange has shown benefit in refractory cases of ARDS, but it is not well described in the burn population. We present a case report of a patient with severe ARDS who underwent prone positioning, review the relevant literature, and provide a discussion of practical concerns...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661975/interleukin-6-serum-levels-correlate-with-severity-of-burn-injury-but-not-with-gender
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Stephan Hager, Ann Christina Foldenauer, Hans-Oliver Rennekampff, Robert Deisz, Ruedger Kopp, Mayer Tenenhaus, Marx Gernot, Norbert Pallua
Gender-specific differences in the outcome of patients with burn injury have been recognized in the past with female patients being at a higher risk of mortality. We hypothesized that early post-burn interleukin-6 (IL-6) cytokine levels may contribute to the different gender-specific outcome. We retrospectively examined 94 burned patients who were treated in the Burn Intensive Care Unit at the University Hospital Aachen. Age, gender, presence of inhalation injury, depth, TBSA, and clinical outcome were documented...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657174/effect-of-the-leaf-essential-oil-from-cinnamosma-madagascariensis-danguy-on-pentylenetetrazol-induced-seizure-in-rats
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Rianasoambolanoro Rakotosaona, Emmanuel Randrianarivo, Philippe Rasoanaivo, Marcello Nicoletti, Giovanni Benelli, Filippo Maggi
In the Malagasy traditional practices, smoke from burning leaves of Cinnamosma madagascariensis Danguy is inhaled to treat brain disorders such as dementia, epilepsy and headache. In the present work we have evaluated the in vivo anticonvulsant effects of the essential oil from leaves of C. madagascariensis (CMEO). CMEO was isolated by steam distillation. The anticonvulsant activity of CMEO (0.4 and 0.8 mL/kg bw) administered subcutaneously was evaluated on pentylenetetrazol (PTZ)-induced seizures in Wistar rats; diazepam was used as positive control...
June 28, 2017: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654804/fatal-and-non-fatal-burn-injuries-with-electrical-weapons-and-explosive-fumes
#17
Mark W Kroll, Mollie B Ritter, Howard E Williams
INTRODUCTION: While generally reducing morbidity and mortality, electrical weapons have risks associated with their usage, including eye injuries and falls. With the presence of explosive fumes or fuels there also exists the possibility of burn injury. METHODS: We searched for cases of fatal and non-fatal major burns with TASER(®) electrical weapon usage where there was a possibility that the weapon ignited the explosion. RESULTS: We confirmed 6 cases of fatal burn injury and 4 cases of major non-fatal burns out of 3...
August 2017: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651419/-significance-of-evaluating-the-severity-of-patients-with-extremely-severe-burn-by-platelet-count-recovery-in-the-early-stage-post-burn
#18
Y Wu, Q Zhang, J Liu, J J Tang, J X Zheng, M Liu
Objective: To retrospectively analyze the prognostic value of platelet count recovery in the early stage post burn for patients with extremely severe burn, so as to evaluate their severity. Methods: A study involving 244 adult patients with extremely severe burn admitted to our hospital from January 2006 to December 2015, conforming to the inclusion criteria, was conducted. Data of their demography, injury, transmission, disease change in hospital, and platelet count from post injury day (PID) 1 to 10 were collected...
May 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649575/ecmo-in-major-burn-patients-feasibility-and-considerations-when-multiple-modes-of-mechanical-ventilation-fail
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Jason D Kennedy, Wesley Thayer, Reuben Beuno, Kelly Kohorst, Avinash B Kumar
BACKGROUND: We report two cases of acute respiratory distress syndrome in burn patients who were successfully managed with good outcomes with extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) after failing multiple conventional modes of ventilation, and review the relevant literature. CASE PRESENTATION: The two patients were a 39-year-old male and 53-year-old male with modified Baux Scores of 79 and 78, respectively, with no known inhalation injury. After the initial modified Parkland-based fluid resuscitation and partial escharotomy, both patients developed worsening hypoxemia and acute respiratory distress syndrome...
2017: Burns and trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644205/the-unrecognized-epidemic-of-electronic-cigarette-burns
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Jesus I Ramirez, Catherine A Ridgway, Jeanne G Lee, Bruce M Potenza, Soman Sen, Tina L Palmieri, David G Greenhalgh, Pirko Maguina
Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are novel battery-operated devices that deliver nicotine as an inhaled aerosol. They originated from China in 2007 and their use has rapidly increased worldwide in the past decade, yet they remain largely unregulated. Reports of injuries associated with their use have appeared as unusual events in the news media and as case reports in the medical literature. This study was undertaken to explore e-cigarettes as a mechanism of burn injury. Referral records to three burn centers from January 2007 to July 2016 were searched to identify patients with injuries caused by e-cigarettes...
July 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
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