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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318749/experience-and-outcomes-of-micrografting-for-major-paediatric-burns
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H Rode, R Martinez, D Potgieter, S Adams, A D Rogers
BACKGROUND: The deficit of donor sites in major burns over 50% of the total body surface area has necessitated the application of methods besides traditional meshed autografting to achieve definitive skin cover. The Meek micrografting technique was introduced at this hospital in 2011, especially in the absence of a reliable source of deceased donor allograft skin. The purpose of this study was to evaluate this strategy with reference to its technical execution, efficacy and indications in the context of major paediatric burn surgery...
March 15, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289365/br%C3%A3-lologie-et-m%C3%A3-decine-l%C3%A3-gale-les-victimes-d%C3%A2-incendie
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R Costagliola, J-P Campana, M Costagliola
During a judicial inquiry, the forensic doctor is frequently required to examine the hospitalized fire victim. He has to produce a certificate on the burns, defining their origin, seriousness and prognosis. The expert assessment of serious burn victims consists in an overall evaluation of functional and psychological sequelae, and can be conducted only after the long period of treatment needed for them to heal. The expert must know the forensic rules concerning the specific features of sequelae that follow a cutaneous burn injury...
December 31, 2016: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289355/paediatric-burn-injuries-requiring-hospitalization-in-fars-southern-iran
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S M Marashi, H Sanaei-Zadeh, A Taghizadeh Behbahani, M Ayaz, M Akrami
The aim of this study was to determine the demographic characteristics of burnt children in need of hospitalization, causes of burns and associated complications in Fars province, Iran. This is a retrospective cross-sectional study. Files of all children under 15 years of age who were hospitalized in the only burn referral centre of Fars province were evaluated. Data regarding age, gender, location (urban, rural), burn surface area (BSA), cause of burn, length of hospital stay and complications were extracted from patients' files...
December 31, 2016: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261771/general-characteristics-of-paint-thinner-burns-single-center-experience
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Mustafa Celalettin Haksal, Cağrı Tiryaki, Murat Burç Yazıcıoğlu, Murat Güven, Ali Çiftci, Osman Esen, Hamdi Taner Turgut, Abdullah Yıldırım
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to present characteristic features and risk factors of paint thinner burns in order to raise awareness and help prevent these injuries. METHODS: Records of patients admitted to the burn unit due to paint thinner burns were retrospectively reviewed, and patients with comprehensive data available were included in the study. Total of 48 patients (3 female and 45 male) with mean age of 27.79±11.49 years (range: 4-58 years) were included in the study...
January 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251862/ingestion-of-white-spirit-resulting-in-perineal-skin-burns-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#5
Joke Vanhoucke, Walter Buylaert, Kirsten Colpaert, Peter De Paepe
In the literature, possible systemic effects on health of inhalation or ingestion of white spirit are well described. Only a few case reports discuss the toxic skin effects that can occur following massive ingestion. Ingestion of large amounts of white spirit produces a watery diarrhoea with a high concentration of white spirit, resulting in perineal skin burns when there is prolonged contact. We describe a patient who developed partial thickness perineal skin burns after ingestion of white spirit and review the literature...
March 2, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219136/-an-epidemiological-investigation-of-pediatric-patients-under-14-with-large-area-burns-a-multicenter-study
#6
W F Cheng, D X Zhao, Z A Shen, H Y Zhang, J J Tu, Z Q Yuan, P Duan, G D Song
Objective: To investigate and evaluate the epidemiological characteristics of patients under 14 with large area burns in China. Methods: Data of pediatric patients aged 0-14yr with ≥30% total body surface area (TBSA) burned admitted into 106 burn centers in the mainland of China in 2014 were retrieved. The children were divided into three age groups: 0-3, 4-6 and 7-14 years according to the age. Information of age, gender, time of burn injury, causes of burns, admission time, prehospital emergency care of burn wound, burn area, inhalation injuries, the case fatality rate and length of hospital stay were collected for analysis...
February 14, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202226/air-pollution-pm2-5-composition-source-factors-and-respiratory-symptoms-in-asthmatic-and-nonasthmatic-children-in-santiago-chile
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Laura Prieto-Parra, Karla Yohannessen, Cecilia Brea, Daniella Vidal, Carlos A Ubilla, Pablo Ruiz-Rudolph
The objective of this study was to determine the association of respiratory symptoms and medication use and exposure to various air pollutants, PM2.5 components, and source factors in a panel of asthmatic and nonasthmatic children in Santiago, Chile. To this end, 174 children (90 asthmatics and 84 nonasthmatics) were followed throughout the winter months of 2010 and 2011. During the study period, children filled out daily diaries to record respiratory symptoms and medication use. Air pollution data were obtained from government central site measurements and a PM2...
April 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190442/neurologic-complications-of-acute-environmental-injuries
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I R F da Silva, J A Frontera
Environmental injuries can result in serious neurologic morbidity. This chapter reviews neurologic complications of thermal burns, smoke inhalation, lightning strikes, electric injury, near drowning, decompression illness, as well as heat stroke and accidental hypothermia. Knowing the pathophysiology and clinical presentation of such injuries is essential to proper management of primary and secondary medical complications. This chapter highlights the most frequently encountered neurologic injuries secondary to common environmental hazards, divided into the topics: injuries related to fire, electricity, water, and the extremes of temperature...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164140/epidemiology-of-pediatric-burns-and-future-prevention-strategies-a-study-of-475-patients-from-a-high-volume-burn-center-in-north-india
#9
Amol Dhopte, V K Tiwari, Pankaj Patel, Rahul Bamal
BACKGROUND: Pediatric burns have a long-term social impact. This is more apparent in a developing country such as India, where their incidence and morbidity are high. The aim of this study was to provide recent prospective epidemiological data on pediatric burns in India and to suggest future preventive strategies. METHODS: Children up to 18 years old admitted to the Department of Burns, Plastic & Maxillofacial Surgery, VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, between January and December 2014 were included in the study...
2017: Burns and trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159150/comparison-of-clinical-outcomes-in-diabetic-and-non-diabetic-burns-patients-in-a-national-burns-referral-centre-in-southeast-asia-a-3-year-retrospective-review
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Zhao-Kai Low, Wai-Yee Ng, Stephanie Fook-Chong, Bien-Keem Tan, Si-Jack Chong, Jolie Hwee, Sook-Muay Tay
OBJECTIVE: Diabetic burns patients may be at risk of worse clinical outcomes. This study aims to further investigate the impact of diabetes mellitus on clinical outcomes in burns patients in Singapore. METHODS: A 3-year retrospective review was performed at the Singapore General Hospital Burns Centre (2011-2013). Pure inhalational burns were excluded. Diabetic (N=53) and non-diabetic (N=533) patients were compared, and the impact of diabetes on clinical outcomes, adjusting for confounders, was investigated using multivariate logistic regression...
March 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153504/effect-of-omega-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-derived-from-fish-oil-in-major-burn-patients-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-pilot-trial
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Serrana Tihista, Estrella Echavarría
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The burn patient is the clearest example of prolonged inflammatory response. Various nutrients, particularly omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (ω-3 PUFAs), have been demonstrated as attenuating the inflammatory response, and reduce infectious complications. In absence of definitive evidence in major burns the study aimed at investigating the effect particularly on infectious complications of enteral nutrition enriched with ω-3 PUFAs. METHOD: Prospectively randomized controlled trial...
January 16, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149256/extensive-burn-injury-caused-by-fundamental-electronic-cigarette-design-flaw
#12
S Bohr, F Almarzouqi, N Pallua
Currently, electronic cigarette (EC) devices are widely used as an alternative to conventional smoking. The underlying technical principle is an electric coil-based vaporizer unit, which vaporizes various solutions for inhalation purposes with a rechargeable lithium battery unit as power source. We report a case of extensive burn injury resulting from the thermal explosion of a battery unit within an EC device. Though internal thermal instabilities of lithium ion batteries are a known safety issue, the unique feature here is a pronounced amplification of the extent of burn injury due to an additional scalding burn mechanism that resulted from heating of the liquid reservoir adjacent to the battery...
September 30, 2016: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149245/acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-burn-patients-incidence-and-risk-factor-analysis
#13
L Silva, L Garcia, B Oliveira, M Tanita, J Festti, L Cardoso, L Lavado, C Grion
After a burn lesion, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) may occur via direct lung injury due to inhaled smoke and fumes or mediated by the inflammatory response associated with the burn or its infectious complications. The aim of the present study is to assess the epidemiologic profile of ARDS in adult burn patients admitted to intensive care in a burn unit at a university hospital. A prospective cohort study was performed from January to December 2012. Demographic and diagnostic data, prognostic scores, etiology and data on the extent and depth of burns were collected...
September 30, 2016: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149234/comparison-of-mortality-prediction-models-and-validation-of-saps-ii-in-critically-ill-burns-patients
#14
O Pantet, M Faouzi, N Brusselaers, A Vernay, M M Berger
Specific burn outcome prediction scores such as the Abbreviated Burn Severity Index (ABSI), Ryan, Belgian Outcome of Burn Injury (BOBI) and revised Baux scores have been extensively studied. Validation studies of the critical care score SAPS II (Simplified Acute Physiology Score) have included burns patients but not addressed them as a cohort. The study aimed at comparing their performance in a Swiss burns intensive care unit (ICU) and to observe whether they were affected by a standardized definition of inhalation injury...
June 30, 2016: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149229/face-and-or-neck-burns-a-risk-factor-for-respiratory-infection
#15
D Costa Santos, F Barros, N Gomes, T Guedes, M Maia
Infections are a common cause of morbidity and mortality in burn patients, and almost 50% of infection-related deaths in burn patients are caused by pneumonia. The proportion of facial and/or neck burns (FNB) in burn centre admissions is high, and these patients have a well known respiratory risk. However, it is not well established in the literature if the occurrence of a FNB is a risk factor for respiratory infection during hospitalization. A retrospective, single-centre trial at the burn unit of the Prelada Hospital was conducted, including patients admitted between January 2011 and December 2014...
June 30, 2016: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123861/thermal-injury-patterns-associated-with-electronic-cigarettes
#16
Alisha Z Jiwani, James F Williams, Julie A Rizzo, Kevin K Chung, Booker T King, Leopoldo C Cancio
E-cigarettes are typically lithium-ion battery-operated devices that simulate smoking by heating a nicotine-solution into a vapor that the user inhales. E-cigarette use is becoming rapidly popular as an alternative to traditional cigarette smoking. This report describes an emerging problem associated with e-cigarettes, consisting of 10 thermally injured patients seen at a single burn center over a 2-year period from 2014 to 2016. Our cohort was comprised mainly of young adults who sustained mixed partial and full thickness burns as a result of e-cigarette-related explosions...
2017: International Journal of Burns and Trauma
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
#17
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/28069344/the-accuracy-of-burn-diagnosis-codes-in-health-administrative-data-a-validation-study
#18
Stephanie A Mason, Avery B Nathens, James P Byrne, Rob Fowler, Alejandro Gonzalez, Paul J Karanicolas, Rahim Moineddin, Marc G 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...
March 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068397/burn-injury-leads-to-increased-long-term-susceptibility-to-respiratory-infection-in-both-mouse-models-and-population-studies
#19
Vanessa S Fear, James H Boyd, Suzanne Rea, Fiona M Wood, Janine M Duke, Mark W Fear
BACKGROUND: Burn injury initiates an acute inflammatory response that subsequently drives wound repair. However, acute disruption to the immune response is also common, leading to susceptibility to sepsis and increased morbidity and mortality. Despite increased understanding of the impact of burn injury on the immune system in the acute phase, little is known about long-term consequences of burn injury on immune function. This study was established to determine whether burn injury has long-term clinical impacts on patients' immune responses...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041754/not-all-patients-meet-the-1day-per-percent-burn-rule-a-simple-method-for-predicting-hospital-length-of-stay-in-patients-with-burn
#20
Sandra L Taylor, Soman Sen, David G Greenhalgh, MaryBeth Lawless, Terese Curri, Tina L Palmieri
INTRODUCTION: Hospital length of stay (LOS) is utilized to estimate resource utilization and quality of care. In burns the LOS estimation is 1day per percent total body surface area burn (1day/%TBSA). Our purpose was to evaluate the 1day/%TBSA burn rule and develop simple accurate formulas to predict LOS. METHODS: The American Burn Association National Burn Repository (NBR) from 2000 to 2013 was utilized to collate data on patients >18 years. We divided 106,543 records in half, utilizing one set to develop a model (training set) and the other to test the model (test set)...
March 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
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