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Y Tang, L X Wang, J J Chen, J Q Liu, L C Ren, X S Liu, M F Yin, D X Zhang, Y S Huang, J P Zhang
Objective: To analyze the epidemiological characteristics of hospitalized children with severe burn from several regions in China during 3 years, so as to provide evidence for prevention of burns in children. Methods: Relying on the entry system of epidemiology data and biological sample of severe burn from multicenter in clinic, medical records of children with severe burn, aged 18 and under, hospitalized in 6 burn wards from February 2012 to February 2015 were collected. The children were divided into 5 age brackets: less than or equal to 1 year old, more than 1 year old and less than or equal to 3 years old, more than 3 years old and less than or equal to 6 years old, more than 6 years old and less than or equal to 12 years old, more than 12 years old and less than or equal to 18 years old...
October 20, 2016: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
Yalcin Yontar, Atilla Coruh, Nadire Dinc, Olgun Kontas
Early tangential excision of the burn wound is essential for removal of necrotic tissue and promotion of burn wound healing process. However, the depth of the burn wound is not easily assessed during the tangential excision performed by hand-held dermatomes, and it may be possible to excise unburned vital dermis unnecessarily, which aids in primary epithelization of the burn wound by adnexal structures. We herein present early clinical results of steel wool-aided dermabrasion in patients with deep partial-thickness burns...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
David H Maphisa, Hanneline Smit-Robinson, Les G Underhill, Res Altwegg
Moist high-altitude grasslands in South Africa are renowned for high avifaunal diversity and are priority areas for conservation. Conservation management of these areas conflicts with management for other uses, such as intensive livestock agriculture, which requires annual burning and leads to heavy grazing. Recently the area has become target for water storage schemes and renewable electricity energy projects. There is therefore an urgent need to investigate environmental factors and habitat factors that affect bird species richness in order to optimise management of those areas set aside for conservation...
2016: PloS One
Ryan Burns, Tim Brusseau, James Hannon
Motor skills are needed for physical development and may be linked to health-related fitness and physical activity levels. No studies have examined the relationships among these constructs in large samples of disadvantaged children from low-income families using the Test for Gross Motor Development-3rd Edition (TGMD-3). The purpose of this study was to examine the multivariate associations among health-related fitness, physical activity, and motor skills assessed using the TGMD-3. Participants included 1460 school-aged children (730 boys, 730 girls; M age = 8...
October 4, 2016: Perceptual and Motor Skills
Kevin C Chung, Sandra V Kotsis, Patricia B Burns, Frank D Burke, E F Shaw Wilgis, David A Fox, H Myra Kim
OBJECTIVE: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) causes destruction of the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joints leading to hand deformities, pain, and loss of function. This study prospectively assessed long-term functional and health-related quality of life outcomes in RA patients with severe deformity at the MCP joints. METHODS: RA patients between the ages of 18-80 with severe deformity at the MCP joints were referred to one of the three study sites. Subjects who elected to undergo silicone metacarpophalangeal joint arthroplasty (SMPA) while continuing with medical management were followed in the SMPA cohort...
October 1, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
Dong-Hee Koh, Sang-Gil Lee, Hwan-Cheol Kim
OBJECTIVES: Chemical burns can lead to serious health outcomes. Previous studies about chemical burns have been performed based on burn center data so these studies have provided limited information about the incidence of chemical burns at the national level. The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence and characteristics of chemical burns using nationwide databases. METHODS: A cohort representing the Korean population, which was established using a national health insurance database, and a nationwide workers' compensation database were used to evaluate the incidence and characteristics of chemical burns...
September 28, 2016: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
Dana L Noffsinger, Susan R Johnson, Krista Wheeler, Junxin Shi, Huiyun Xiang, Jonathan I Groner
A pediatric nurse practitioner and an occupational therapist were impressed by the number and severity of treadmill-related hand burns encountered in their outpatient burn clinic. They observed that treadmill burns appeared to be deeper compared with other contact hand burns. Literature review revealed that research was inadequate in this area. A retrospective chart review was conducted, and a total of 384 patients were found to receive treatments at a regional level 1 pediatric burn center for treadmill and contact hand burns from 2010 to 2014...
September 20, 2016: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
Germain Maberou Houngbedji, Etienne Alagnide, Didier Niama, Bibiane S Dagba, Toussaint G Kpadonou
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of early rehabilitation on the cutaneous and musculoskeletal impairments in burn patients in sub-Sahara Africa. MATERIAL/PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a prospective comparative study of 67 patients divided into two groups G1 and G2. The patients of G1 received in addition to their emergency care, their rehabilitation therapy. On the other hand, the patients of G2 have started their physical therapy only after complete stabilization of their clinical status...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Cliff Reid, Ian Ferguson, Brian Burns, Karel Habig, Mohammed Shareef
BACKGROUND: Life-like end-tidal capnography (ETCO2) waveforms have been demonstrated in recently deceased and fresh-frozen cadavers following tracheal intubation, offering potential for high fidelity airway simulation training. As the mechanism for carbon dioxide production is not fully understood, it is possible that oesophageal intubation may also generate a capnograph. Our aim was to measure ETCO2 levels following (1) oesophageal and (2) tracheal intubation in fresh-frozen cadavers, and to observe the size, shape and duration of any capnographic waveform...
September 23, 2016: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
Hyun Ho Han, Byung Yeun Kwon, Sung No Jung, Suk-Ho Moon
Occupational injuries to digits due to hydrofluoric acid (HFA) are frequently encountered. They have distinctive features, including intense pain, progressive tissue necrosis, and possible bone erosion. To minimize tissue damage, it is of great importance to execute prudent preoperative assessment and determine the correct surgical modality to reconstruct and maintain the function of the hand. However, proper protocols for fingers have not been presented in previous studies. Eight cases with HFA burn to digits were presented to the emergency room...
September 17, 2016: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
Vinod Kumar, Brijesh Takkar
PURPOSE: To evaluate the results of intravitreal phacoemulsification with torsional hand piece in eyes with posteriorly dislocated lens fragments. METHODS: In this prospective, interventional case series, 15 eyes with retained lens fragments following phacoemulsification were included. All patients underwent standard three-port pars plana vitrectomy and intravitreal phacoemulsification using sleeveless, torsional hand piece (OZiL™, Alcon's Infiniti Vision System)...
July 2016: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
Jennwood Chen, Timothy Pickett, Ashley Langell, Ashley Trane, Brian Charlesworth, Kris Loken, Sarah Lombardo, John T Langell
BACKGROUND: Biotechnology companies are process-driven organizations and often struggle with their ability to innovate. Universities, on the other hand, thrive on discovery and variation as a source of innovation. As such, properly structured academic-industry partnerships in medical technology development may enhance and accelerate innovation. Through joint industry-academic efforts, our objective was to develop a technology aimed at global cervical cancer prevention. METHODS: Our Center for Medical Innovation assembled a multidisciplinary team of students, surgical residents, and clinical faculty to enter in the University of Utah's annual Bench-to-Bedside competition...
September 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
Mansher Singh, Hehuan Li, Kristo Nuutila, K C Collins, Jennifer Wall, Robert Riviello, Michael J Weaver, Matthew J Carty, Julian Pribaz, Simon G Talbot
Concurrent injuries to multiple extremities present unique challenges to the reconstructive surgeon. The primary goal in such scenarios is to optimize functional outcomes. The goal of this article is to present an overview of various techniques necessary to provide sufficient soft tissue and preserve amputation limb lengths and function. The concept of innovative techniques for maximizing limb savage and function is presented using an index patient with multiple extremity third- and fourth-degree burn injuries resulting in nonsalvageable lower extremities and severe left-hand wounds...
September 9, 2016: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
Amber Knight, Jason Wasiak, Jacqueline Salway, Lisa O'Brien
INTRODUCTION: Hands are the most commonly burnt body part given humans' innate response to guard their face from injury, and are known to have detrimental functional and psychological consequences. Conflicting evidence exists regarding the impact of hand burns on long-term health status and global functioning. The objective of this study was to identify patient and clinical characteristics that predict health status and hand function of people at 12-24 months after hand burn. METHODS: The Burns Specific Health Scale-Brief (BSHS-B) and the Brief Michigan Hand Outcome Questionnaire (Brief MHQ) were administered to community-dwelling adults who were between one and two years after admission to a statewide burns service for burns including one or both hands...
September 5, 2016: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
Paul Gittings, Myrthe Salet, Sally Burrows, Michael Rutterman, Fiona M Wood, Dale Edgar
Small burns are common and can cause disproportionate levels of disability. The ability to measure muscle impairment and consequent functional disability is a necessity during rehabilitation of patients. This study aimed to determine the reliability and validity of grip and muscle strength dynamometry in patients with unhealed, minor burn wounds. Grip and muscle strength were assessed three times on each side. Assessment occurred at presentation for the initial injury and again every other day (or every 5 days beyond 10 days post injury) until discharge from the service...
September 5, 2016: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
Rachel Penny, Rebecca Coffey, Larry Jones, J Kevin Bailey
It is generally agreed that patients with large burns will be referred to organized burn centers, however, the referral of patients with smaller burns is less certain. A two-part survey was conducted to identify referral patterns for burn patients that meet American Burn Association referral criteria, and any effect insurance type might have on the referral patterns. The emergency departments of our state hospital association's member hospitals were contacted seeking a referral for a fictitious patient with a third-degree scald of the dominant hand...
September 5, 2016: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
Maanasa Jayachandran, Suset Rodriguez, Elizabeth Solis, Jiali Lei, Anuradha Godavarty
Significance: Noninvasive imaging approaches can provide greater information about a wound than visual inspection during the wound healing and treatment process. This review article focuses on various optical imaging techniques developed to image different wound types (more specifically ulcers). Recent Advances: The noninvasive optical imaging approaches in this review include hyperspectral imaging, multispectral imaging, near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), diffuse reflectance spectroscopy, optical coherence tomography, laser Doppler imaging, laser speckle imaging, spatial frequency domain imaging, and fluorescence imaging...
August 1, 2016: Advances in Wound Care
Christian Smolle, Janos Cambiaso-Daniel, Abigail A Forbes, Paul Wurzer, Gabriel Hundeshagen, Ludwik K Branski, Fredrik Huss, Lars-Peter Kamolz
Burns have been more prevalent among low socioeconomic populations and in less developed regions. Incredible advances in burn care and social development over the recent decades, however, should have placed the incidence and severity of burns in a downwards trend. The aim of this review was to give an overview on current trends in burn epidemiology across the world. Also the socioeconomic development in countries that have published epidemiological data used in this study has been taken into account when comparing the results...
September 3, 2016: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
Cheryll C Launio, Constancio A Asis, Rowena G Manalili, Evelyn F Javier
This study assessed the environmental consequences of burning and other rice straw management practices in terms of non-CO2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and evaluated the cost-effectiveness of selected rice straw management alternatives. On a per-hectare basis and considering a time horizon of five years, incorporating stubble more than 30 days before crop establishment, and incorporating composted rice straw in the field yielded the lowest cumulative CH4 and N2O emissions. Considering the associated costs and secondary benefits, the most cost-effective option for farmers is to incorporate stubble and straw in the soil more than 30 days before crop establishment...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Environmental Management
Sarah E Bache, Edmund Fitzgerald O'Connor, Evgenia Theodorakopoulou, Quentin Frew, Bruce Philp, Peter Dziewulski
Hand burns represent a unique challenge to the burns team due to the intricate structure and unrivalled functional importance of the hand. The initial assessment and prognosis relies on consideration of the specific site involved as well as depth of the burn. We created a simple severity score that could be used by referring non-specialists and researchers alike. The Hand Burn Severity (HABS) score stratifies hand burns according to severity with a numerical value of between 0 (no burn) and 18 (most severe) per hand...
August 27, 2016: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
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