AbstractBurn wound infections are often the source of bacteria responsible for systemic infections, including bloodstream infections and pneumonia that ultimately can result in multisystem organ failure and death. Any rapid change in the burn wound appearance or the clinical condition of the burn patient may herald burn wound infection or... Read more
Published on: 2021-09-15
AbstractIntroductionAlthough electrical injuries (EIs) are rare traumas in the pediatric age group, they are considered one of the most devastating injuries. We aimed to evaluate the patterns and outcomes of pediatric high-voltage (HVI) vs. low-voltage injuries (LVIs), admitted to the burn center within the efforts of determining evidence-based data for... Read more
Published on: 2021-09-15
AbstractRacial and ethnic disparities are endemic to the United States and are only beginning to attract the attention of researchers. With an increasingly diverse population, focused and tailored medicine to provide more equitable care is needed. For surgical trauma populations, this topic is a small but expanding field and still... Read more
Published on: 2021-09-14
AbstractIntroductionAcute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) remains a formidable sequela, complication, and mortality risk in patients with large burns with or without inhalation injury. Alveolar recruitment using higher Positive End Expiratory Pressures (PEEP) after the onset of ARDS has been tried with varying success. Studies have identified benefits for several rescue... Read more
Published on: 2021-09-14
AbstractIntroductionThe costs required to provide acute care for patients with serious burn injuries are significant. In the US, these costs are often shared by patients. However, the impacts of pre-injury finances on health-related quality of life (HRQL) have been poorly characterized. We hypothesized that lower income and public payers would... Read more
Published on: 2021-09-14
AbstractThe goal of this study was to determine what effect obese body weight and a burn injury can have on the metabolism of glucose and lipids in rats. We used a 3*3 factorial model design to provide basic glucose and lipid metabolic data characterizing the interaction between different weight and... Read more
Published on: 2021-09-14
AbstractObjectiveNutritional assessment can early identify patients who are malnourished and at risk of malnutrition. To examine the effect of nutritional status on wound healing in elderly burn patients, we used the MNA-SF to measure the nutritional status of elderly patients. This study aimed to examine the role of MNA-SF in... Read more
Published on: 2021-09-14
AbstractIntroductionDonor site wound management is critical in split-thickness skin graft surgeries. These sites typically recover in 7-14 days due to the dermal-imbedded keratinocytes that promote skin regeneration. An ideal donor site dressing can help to mitigate pain, reduce infection risk, promote hemostasis, and accelerate healing times. Additionally, this dressing would... Read more
Published on: 2021-09-14
AbstractNeurodevelopmental symptoms (NS) including attention and behavioral problems, developmental delays, intellectual disabilities and learning problems are prevalent in children with burn injuries. The presence of NS may predispose children to poorer burn injury recovery outcomes compared to children without these symptoms (non-NS). The Multi-Center Benchmarking Study (MCBS) monitored recovery outcomes... Read more
Published on: 2021-09-14
AbstractBackgroundSevere burns lead to decreased pulmonary function and impaired aerobic capacity for long periods post-injury. Low-level laser therapy is a modality utilized to improve aerobic capacity, enhance exercise performance and increase time until fatigue when utilized before aerobic exercises.PurposeThis work aims to determine the impacts of pre-exercise low-level laser therapy... Read more
Published on: 2021-09-14
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Published on: 2021-09-12
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Published on: 2021-09-11
In the originally published version of this manuscript, in Figure 3A, the images for the Control group and PRP group on Day 14 were inadvertently reversed.The correct version of Figure 3A is included below:... Read more
Published on: 2021-09-08
AbstractIntroductionBurn scar contracture (BSC) is a common pathological outcome following burn injuries, leading to limitations in range of motion (ROM) of affected joints and impairment in function. Despite a paucity of research addressing its efficacy, static splinting of affected joints is a common preventative practice. A survey of therapists performed... Read more
Published on: 2021-09-07
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Published on: 2021-08-26
By American Burn Association
AbstractFrostbite largely impacts the extremities and often results in long term disability due to amputation. More regions are experiencing extremes in temperature which increases risk of frostbite injury. The aim of this study is to detail social and comorbid factors associated with frostbite injury compared to isolated hand or foot... Read more
Published on: 2021-08-25
AbstractBurn patients have numerous risk factors for multidrug resistant organisms (MDROs) and altered pharmacokinetics, which both independently increase the risk of treatment failure. Data on appropriate antimicrobial dosing are limited in this population and therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) for beta-lactams is impractical at most facilities. 1-3 Technology is available that... Read more
Published on: 2021-08-24
AbstractIntroductionBurn experts are only 77% accurate when subjectively assessing burn depth, leaving almost a quarter of patients to undergo unnecessary surgery or conversely suffer a delay in treatment. To aid clinicians in burn depth assessment (BDA), new technologies are being studied with machine learning algorithms calibrated to histologic standards. Our... Read more
Published on: 2021-08-13
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Published on: 2021-08-11
By American Burn Association
Address correspondence to Philippe Abdel-Sayed, PhD, Regenerative Therapy Unit, Lausanne University Hospital, CHUV, Chemin des Croisettes 22, 1066 Epalinges, Switzerland. Email: Philippe.Abdel-Sayed@chuv.ch... Read more
Published on: 2021-08-11