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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087136/global-general-pediatric-surgery-partnership-the-ucla-mozambique-experience
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Vanda Amado, Deborah B Martins, Abraar Karan, Brittni Johnson, Shant Shekherdimian, Lee T Miller, Atanasio Taela, Daniel A DeUgarte
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: There has been increasing recognition of the disparities in surgical care throughout the world. Increasingly, efforts are being made to improve local infrastructure and training of surgeons in low-income settings. The purpose of this study was to review the first 5-years of a global academic pediatric general surgery partnership between UCLA and the Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo, Mozambique. METHODS: A mixed-methods approach was utilized to perform an ongoing needs assessment...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075032/-microbiological-findings-and-antibacterial-therapy-in-stevens-johnson-syndrome-toxic-epidermal-necrolysis-patients-from-a-swedish-burn-center
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Ilaria Tocco-Tussardi, Fredrik Huss, Benjamin Presman
BACKGROUND: Superimposed infections/sepsis are the major cause of morbidity/mortality in Stevens-Johnson syndrome/Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (SJS/TEN). It is a delicate balance between avoiding new pharmaceuticals and prophylactically treat an incipient infection. The objective of this study was to investigate the rates and types of infection-microbials and antibiotics involved in SJS/TEN patients. METHODS: Microbiology and clinical data were collected for SJS/TEN patients admitted to our Burn Centre from January 2010 through January 2016...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070467/social-support-and-resilience-among-patients-with-burn-injury-in-lahore-pakistan
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Ahmed Waqas, Sadiq Naveed, Mariam M Bhuiyan, Jawad Usman, Ahmed Inam-Ul-Haq, Sara S Cheema
INTRODUCTION: Social support and ego resiliency play a great role in maintaining the physical and mental health of patients with burn injuries. The present study has been designed to compare ego resiliency levels and the degree of social support in patients with a burn injury and their healthy counterparts. METHODS: This study was conducted in two teaching hospitals in Lahore, Pakistan from May 2015 to July 2015. A total of 80 burn patients presenting in outpatient departments of general surgery, plastic surgery, and burn centers of these hospitals were surveyed conveniently, and for comparison, 80 patients presenting in outpatient departments with minor ailments, for routine checkups or follow-ups were recruited...
November 8, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069344/the-accuracy-of-burn-diagnosis-codes-in-health-administrative-data-a-validation-study
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Stephanie A Mason, Avery B Nathens, James P Byrne, Rob Fowler, Alejandro Gonzalez, Paul J Karanicolas, Rahim Moineddin, Marc Jeschke
BACKGROUND: Health administrative databases may provide rich sources of data for the study of outcomes following burn. We aimed to determine the accuracy of International Classification of Diseases diagnoses codes for burn in a population-based administrative database. METHODS: Data from a regional burn center's clinical registry of patients admitted between 2006-2013 were linked to administrative databases. Burn total body surface area (TBSA), depth, mechanism, and inhalation injury were compared between the registry and administrative records...
January 6, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065425/clinical-outcome-of-patients-with-self-inflicted-burns
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P A Cornet, A S Niemeijer, G D Figaroa, M A van Daalen, T W Broersma, M E van Baar, G I J M Beerthuizen, M K Nieuwenhuis
INTRODUCTION: Patients with self-inflicted burns (SIB) are thought to have a longer length of stay compared to patients with accidental burns. However, other predictors for a longer length of stay are often not taken into account, e.g. percentage of the body surface area burned, age or comorbidities. Therefore, we wanted to study the outcome of patients with SIB at our burn center. METHODS: A retrospective, observational study was conducted. All adult patients with acute burns admitted to the burn center of the Martini Hospital Groningen, between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2013 were included...
January 5, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064088/asylum-seekers-alleging-torture-in-their-countries-evaluation-of-a-french-center
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Renaud Clément, David Lebossé, Lucia Barrios, Olivier Rodat
MATERIALS AND METHODS: Over a 6-year period, 570 survivors gave consent to this study and were examined by forensic medical doctors in academic French hospital. They evaluated with the aim of cataloguing the physical evidence of torture. Sociological data, declared violence (single physical altercation, repeated physical violence less than one year or more than one year, incarceration not more than one week or more than 1 week), and method of violence (blows by blunt object, crushing, burns, electrical shocks, attempted drowning, smothering, incision, or gunshot) were studied...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054926/a-literature-review-of-burns-in-reconstructed-breasts-after-mastectomy
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Marie Jaeger, Yonathan Wagman, Alon Liran, Moti Harats, Eyal Winkler, Josef Haik, Ariel Tessone
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this literature review is to review and combine case studies of accidental burns to the breast, following mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction with autologous tissue, implants, or tissue expanders. METHODS: The authors searched PubMed and Cochrane Library and reviewed cases of burns of reconstructed breasts after mastectomy from July 1985 to May 2015. Only studies in the English language were included in their search. They also report 5 new cases of burns in patients with burns to the breast, which were either reconstructed with implants or tissue expanders at Sheba Medical Center (Ramat Gan, Israel)...
December 2016: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042637/retrospective-analysis-of-patients-with-burn-injury-treated-in-a-burn-center-in-turkey-during-the-syrian-civil-war
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Yucel Yuce, Hakan A Acar, Kutlu H Erkal, Nur B Arditi
To report the management of burn injuries that occured in the Syria civil war, which were referred to our burn center. Methods: Forty-three patients with burns, injured in the civil war in Syria and whom were referred to Dr. Lütfi Kırdar Kartal Educating and Training Hospital Burn Centre of İstanbul, Turkey between 2011-2015 were analyzed in a retrospective study. Results: Most of our patients were in major burn classification (93%; 40/43) and most of them had burns greater than 15% total on body surface area...
January 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040371/predictive-validity-of-short-term-scar-quality-on-final-burn-scar-outcome-using-the-patient-and-observer-scar-assessment-scale-in-patients-with-minor-to-moderate-burn-severity
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H Goei, C H van der Vlies, W E Tuinebreijer, P P M van Zuijlen, E Middelkoop, M E van Baar
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the predictive validity of the Patient and Observer Assessment Scale (POSAS), in order to determine whether it can be used to predict final scar quality. METHODS: Patients with a maximum TBSA burned of 20% who were treated in a Dutch burn center and participated in two scar assessments at 3 months and >18 months post-burn were included. Scar quality assessment consisted of the POSAS, Dermaspectrometer(®) (color) and Cutometer(®) (elasticity)...
December 28, 2016: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040370/benefit-of-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-major-burns-after-stun-grenade-explosion-experience-from-a-single-military-medical-center
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Po-Shun Hsu, Yi-Ting Tsai, Chih-Yuan Lin, Shyi-Gen Chen, Niann-Tzyy Dai, Cheng-Jung Chen, Jia-Lin Chen, Chien-Sung Tsai
INTRODUCTION: Explosion injury is very common on the battlefield and is associated with major burn and inhalation injuries and subsequent high mortality and morbidity rates. Here we report six victims who suffered from explosion injuries caused by stun grenade; all were treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) as salvage therapy. This study was aimed to evaluate the indications and efficacy of ECMO in acute and critically ill major burn patients. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of six patients from Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center in Taiwan...
December 28, 2016: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040368/internet-based-information-and-support-program-for-parents-of-children-with-burns-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Josefin Sveen, Gerhard Andersson, Bo Buhrman, Folke Sjöberg, Mimmie Willebrand
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to evaluate the feasibility and effects of an internet-based information and self-help program with therapist contact for parents of children and adolescents with burns. The program aimed to reduce parents' symptoms of general and posttraumatic stress. METHODS: Participants were parents of children treated for burns between 2009-2013 at either of the two specialized Swedish Burn centers. Sixty-two parents were included in a two-armed, randomized controlled trial with a six-week intervention group and a wait-list control group, including a pre and post-assessment, as well as a 3 and 12-month follow-up...
December 28, 2016: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040361/experience-of-distributing-499-burn-casualties-of-the-june-28-2015-formosa-color-dust-explosion-in-taiwan
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Tsung-Hsi Wang, Wei-Siang Jhao, Yu-Hua Yeh, Christy Pu
OBJECTIVE: To describe the experience of distributing 499 burn casualties of an unexpected event and determine whether patient transfer is associated with patient outcomes measured 2 weeks after the incident. METHODS: All 499 patients injured in the event were included. For the 138 patients transferred to other hospitals after primary distribution, we evaluated whether the transfers were associated with patient severity. Furthermore, we used multinomial logistic regression to investigate the association of patient transfer with patient outcomes after controlling for age, gender, total burn surface area (TBSA), final hospital level, wound infection, and patient pneumonia...
December 28, 2016: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040360/partial-thickness-scalds-in-children-a-comparison-of-different-treatment-strategies
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E de Graaf, M E van Baar, M G A Baartmans, S M H J Scholten-Jaegers, M K Nieuwenhuis, J Eshuis, J Hiddingh, G I J M Beerthuizen, C H van der Vlies
AIM: The aim of this study was to compare the clinical outcomes of different treatment strategies for children with partial-thickness scalds at two burn centers. At the first burn center, these burns were treated with a hydrofiber dressing (Aquacel(®), Convatec, Inc.(®), Princeton, NJ, USA) or silver sulfadiazine (SSD, Flammazine(®), Sinclair IS Pharma, London, UK Pharmaceuticals), while at the second burn center, cerium nitrate-silver sulfadiazine (CN-SSD, Flammacerium(®), Sinclair IS Pharma, London, UK Pharmaceuticals) was used...
December 28, 2016: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029474/hypertension-after-injury-among-burned-combat-veterans-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Ian J Stewart, Jonathan A Sosnov, Brian D Snow, Augen Batou, Jeffrey T Howard, Jud C Janak, Mary Bollinger, Kevin K Chung
BACKGROUND: The long-term health effects of burn are poorly understood. We sought to evaluate the relationship between burn and the subsequent development of hypertension. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of patients admitted to our burn center from 2003 to 2010. Data collected included demographic variables, burn size, injury severity score, presence of inhalation injury, serum creatinine, need for renal replacement therapy, as well as days spent in the hospital, in the intensive care unit and on mechanical ventilation...
October 28, 2016: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025599/disparity-implications-of-proposed-2015-medicare-eligibility-criteria-for-medication-therapy-management-services
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Junling Wang, Yanru Qiao, Christina A Spivey, Christine Li, Caroline Clark, Yuewen Deng, Flora Liu, Jeffrey Tillman, Marie Chisholm-Burns
OBJECTIVES: Previous studies found that racial and ethnic minorities may be less likely than non-Hispanic Whites (Whites) to meet existing Medicare medication therapy management (MTM) eligibility criteria. To address these issues, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed alternative Medicare MTM eligibility criteria for 2015. Due to opposition to other Part D reforms proposed simultaneously by various stakeholders, CMS rescinded all proposed reforms. This study was conducted to determine whether non-Hispanic Blacks (Blacks) and Hispanics have lower likelihood of meeting the proposed 2015 Medicare MTM eligibility criteria...
December 2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017415/comparison-of-industrial-emissions-and-carpet-dust-concentrations-of-polychlorinated-dibenzo-p-dioxins-and-polychlorinated-dibenzofurans-in-a-multi-center-u-s-study
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Nicole C Deziel, John R Nuckols, Rena R Jones, Barry I Graubard, Anneclaire J De Roos, Anjoeka Pronk, Chris Gourley, Joanne S Colt, Mary H Ward
Proximity to facilities emitting polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDD/F) has been associated with increased risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). There is limited information about whether proximity to industrial sources leads to indoor PCDD/F contamination of homes. We measured carpet dust concentrations (pg/g) of 17 toxic PCDD/F congeners and calculated their toxic equivalence (TEQ) in 100 homes in a population-based case-control study of NHL in Detroit, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Iowa (1998-2000)...
December 22, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009699/a-6-year-case-control-study-of-the-presentation-and-clinical-sequelae-for-noninflicted-negligent-and-inflicted-pediatric-burns
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Zachary J Collier, Veena Ramaiah, Jill C Glick, Lawrence J Gottlieb
Inflicted burns are one of the leading causes of abuse-related fatalities in children. Between 30 and 60% of children accidentally returned to abusive homes suffer reabuse. Given the high chance for abuse recurrence and the associated morbidity/mortality, it is critical that inflicted burns are promptly identified to guide appropriate medical and child welfare management. Although previous studies proposed historical and mechanistic features using noncomparative or poorly powered data, this study utilized comparative data from a 6-year period (2009-2014) at a certified burn center along with expert analysis from Child Advocacy and Protective Services (CAPS) to provide higher level evidence supporting classical findings while elucidating new features with respect to burn severity and required interventions...
January 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009697/an-intervention-bundle-to-facilitate-return-to-work-for-burn-injured-workers-report-from-a-burn-model-system-investigation
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Gretchen J Carrougher, Sabina B Brych, Tam N Pham, Samuel P Mandell, Nicole S Gibran
Rates of return to work (RTW) after burn injury vary. A 2012 systematic review of the burn literature reported that nearly 28% of all adult burn survivors never return to any form of employment. These authors called for interventions designed to assist survivors' ability to function in an employed capacity. In 2010, our burn center outpatient clinic instituted an intervention aimed to return injured workers to employment within 90 days of their insurance claims. The interventions include patient/family education focused on recovery rather than disability, employer contact and education by the vocational rehabilitation (VR) counselor, physician recommendations for work accommodations, provision of employee status letters, and Activity Prescription Forms (APFs)...
January 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995151/burns-resulting-from-spontaneous-combustion-of-electronic-cigarettes-a-case-series
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Clifford Sheckter, Arhana Chattopadhyay, John Paro, Yvonne Karanas
BACKGROUND: Electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) sales have grown rapidly in recent years, coinciding with a public perception that they are a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes. However, there have been numerous media reports of fires associated with e-cigarette spontaneous combustion. CASE PRESENTATION: Three severe burns caused by spontaneous combustion of e-cigarettes within a 6-month period were treated at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Burn Unit...
2016: Burns and trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982130/lipidomic-analysis-enables-prediction-of-clinical-outcomes-in-burn-patients
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Peter Qi, Abdikarim Abdullahi, Mile Stanojcic, David Patsouris, Marc G Jeschke
Recent discoveries have highlighted the novel metabolic functions of adipose tissue in enhancing hypermetabolism after trauma. As the exact function and expression profiles of serum lipids and free fatty acids (FFA) are essentially unknown, we determined the lipidomic expression profile after burn in correlation to clinical outcomes to identify important lipid mediators affecting post-burn outcomes. We conducted a prospective cohort study with 46 adult burn patients and 5 healthy controls at the Ross Tilley Burn Center in Toronto, Canada...
December 16, 2016: Scientific Reports
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