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Long-Term Oxygen Therapy.

Dtsch Arztebl Int 2018 Dec;115(51-52):871-877

Institute for Pulmonary Rehabilitation Research, Schoen Klinik Berchtesgadener Land, Schoenau am Koenigssee; Philipps University Marburg (Schoenau site), German Center for Lung Research (DZL), Marburg; Department for Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Sports Medicine, Technical University Munich (TUM), Munich, Germany.

Background: Long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) is an established treatment for patients with chronic hypoxemia. Its scientific basis is derived mainly from two trials from the early 1980s that showed a survival advantage for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) treated with LTOT. Robust data are not available for other diseases associated with hypoxemia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3238/arztebl.2018.0871DOI Listing
December 2018

Physiological Stress in Rescued Wild Koalas Are Influenced by Habitat Demographics, Environmental Stressors, and Clinical Intervention.

Front Endocrinol (Lausanne) 2019 29;10:18. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia.

Koalas are rescued from the wild often with incidence of burns from bushfire, injury from animal attacks, vehicle collision, and diseases. Exposure to environmental stressors (trauma and disease) could generate physiological stress and potentially impact the outcomes of clinical management intervention and rehabilitation of rescued wild koalas. It is important to quantify the stress physiology of wild koalas upon registering into clinical care. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fendo.2019.00018DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6361754PMC
January 2019

A review and evaluation of patient-reported outcome measures for spasticity in persons with spinal cord damage: Recommendations from the Ability Network - an international initiative.

J Spinal Cord Med 2019 Feb 13:1-11. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

e Division of Physiatry, Division of Medicine , University of Toronto , Toronto , Canada.

Context: Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are valuable for capturing the impact of spasticity on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in persons with spinal cord damage (SCD) and evaluating the efficacy of interventions.

Objective: To provide practical guidance for measuring HRQoL in persons with spasticity following SCD.

Methods: Literature reviews identified measures of HRQoL and caregiver burden, utilized in studies addressing spasticity in SCD. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10790268.2019.1575533DOI Listing
February 2019

Second-degree Skin Burn from A Radiofrequency Grounding Pad: A Case Report and Review of Risk Mitigation Strategies.

PM R 2019 Feb 11. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

University of Utah, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Salt Lake City, UT.

Thermal radiofrequency neurotomy (RFN) is used for a variety of indications. Thermal energy is used to thermocoagulate a target structure. Current introduced into the body through the RFN electrode exits the body via an electrical dispersive pad (EDP). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pmrj.12143DOI Listing
February 2019
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Classification of Mild Stroke: A Mapping Review.

PM R 2019 Feb 11. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

B.R.A.I.N. Laboratory (Better Rehabilitation and Assessment for Improved Neurorecovery); Division of Occupational Therapy, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

Persons with mild stroke experience motor and cognitive impairments that negatively impact their health and quality of life. To address these deficits, it is essential for clinicians and researchers to precisely identify mild stroke survivors. Despite the fact that half of all strokes are categorized as mild, no standards exist on what constitutes a "mild" stroke. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pmrj.12142DOI Listing
February 2019
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Head and neck burns are associated with long-term patient-reported dissatisfaction with appearance: A Burn Model System National Database study.

Burns 2019 Feb 4. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Charlestown, MA, United States. Electronic address:

Introduction: Burns affecting the head and neck (H&N) can lead to significant changes in appearance. It is postulated that such injuries have a negative impact on patients' social functioning, quality of life, physical health, and satisfaction with appearance, but there has been little investigation of these effects using patient reported outcome measures. This study evaluates the effect of H&N burns on long-term patient reported outcomes compared to patients who sustained burns to other areas. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2018.12.017DOI Listing
February 2019

The Presence of Scarring and Associated Morbidity in the Burn Model System National Database.

Ann Plast Surg 2019 Mar;82(3 Suppl 2):S162-S168

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

Introduction: Postburn scarring is common, but the risk factors, natural history, and consequences of such scars are still poorly understood. This study aims to describe the frequency of scar-related morbidity for up to 2 years after injury and to analyze the impact of burn scars on long-term functional, psychosocial, and reintegration outcomes.

Methods: Analysis was conducted on data collected between January 2006 and May 2014 from 960 patients (2440 anatomic burn sites) using the Burn Model System (BMS) database. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SAP.0000000000001826DOI Listing
March 2019
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Work-related burn injuries and claims for post-traumatic stress disorder in Korea.

Burns 2019 Feb 1. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

Department of Psychiatry, Hangang Sacred Heart Hospital, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:

Objective: The objective of this study is to broaden our understanding of psychiatric disorders due to work-related burn injury compensated by the Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance operated by the Korea Workers' Compensation and Welfare Service (KCOMWEL).

Methods: Using the KCOMWEL electronic database, we collected data on psychiatric disorders due to work-related burn injury based on workers' compensation records from 2005 to 2014 and analyzed the characteristics of the claims.

Results: The average number of claims per year for post-traumatic stress disorder was 67 and the approval rate from 2005 to 2014 was 53. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2018.08.016DOI Listing
February 2019
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Early Protocolized Versus Usual Care Rehabilitation for Pediatric Neurocritical Care Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Pediatr Crit Care Med 2019 Jan 30. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

Department of Critical Care Medicine, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA.

Objectives: Few feasibility, safety, and efficacy data exist regarding ICU-based rehabilitative services for children. We hypothesized that early protocolized assessment and therapy would be feasible and safe versus usual care in pediatric neurocritical care patients.

Design: Randomized controlled trial. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PCC.0000000000001881DOI Listing
January 2019
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Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Discharge to Rehabilitation Following Burn Injury.

J Burn Care Res 2019 Jan 29. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

Department of Surgery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Racial and ethnic disparities in access to inpatient rehabilitation have been previously described for various injury groups; however, no studies have evaluated whether such disparities exist among burn patients. Their aim was to determine if racial disparities in discharge destination (inpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing facility, home with home health, or home) following burn injury existed in this single-institution study. A retrospective analysis of all adult burn patients admitted to UNC Jaycee Burn Center from 2002 to 2012 was conducted. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jbcr/irz001DOI Listing
January 2019
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Dysphagia in the burn patient: Experience in a National Burn Reference Centre.

Burns 2019 Jan 25. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

Introduction: Major burn patients are exposed to different invasive procedures for wound management or medical stabilization. Dysphagia is a frequent adverse effect of burns in the presence of invasive airway procedures and facial wounds.

Objective: To estimate the prevalence of dysphagia, to determine the degree of severity, and to report clinical characteristics that could contribute to the appearance of dysphagia in patients admitted to a National Burn Reference Centre. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2019.01.002DOI Listing
January 2019
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Patient Reported Outcome Measures for Toe-to-Hand Transfer: a Prospective Longitudinal Study.

Plast Reconstr Surg 2019 Jan 21. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital,Chang Gung Medical College and Chang Gung University, Taipei, Taiwan.

Background: Patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) are an important metric in evaluating treatment efficacy of reconstructive surgery. Toe-to-hand transfer can restore vital prehensile function however this surgery is complex, extensive rehabilitation is required, and there are concerns about donor site morbidity. This study longitudinally explores the benefits of this procedure, from the patients' perspective, using PROMs. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PRS.0000000000005422DOI Listing
January 2019
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Role of Physical Therapy before and after Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: White Paper Report.

Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2019 Jan 15. Epub 2019 Jan 15.

Physical Therapy Association for Graft Versus Host Disease, Swindon, United Kingdom; Oncology Centre, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.

Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) patients can suffer from various musculoskeletal problems resulting in long-term functional incapacity. Physical therapy (PT), as a part of the healthcare team, has been historically advocated for regaining functional capacity and improving quality of life post-HSCT. Because of the nature of this condition and the burden of post-transplant complications, this patient group requires a unique approach toward their rehabilitation that takes into account their complex musculoskeletal presentation ranging from fascia, muscle, tendons, bones, and ligaments. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S10838791193006
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbmt.2019.01.018DOI Listing
January 2019
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Body mass index and physical fitness among Chinese adolescents from Shandong Province: a cross-sectional study.

BMC Public Health 2019 Jan 17;19(1):81. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Department of Exercise Science, East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, PA, USA.

Background: This study aimed to describe the most recent prevalence estimates of adolescent body mass index (BMI) and physical fitness from thirteen regions in Shandong Province, China and to examine differences by social-economic status (SES).

Methods: The participants were 27,955 adolescents (mean age = 14.4 ± 1. Read More

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https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-6420-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6337823PMC
January 2019
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Use of Isokinetic Dynamometry to Assess Muscle Function in Burned Patients is a Reliable Tool to Assist Progressive Resistance Exercise Prescription.

J Burn Care Res 2019 Jan 9. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

Department of Surgery, The University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, TX.

Isokinetic dynamometry is used during exercise testing and rehabilitation to obtain a quantitative strength measurement on which progressive strength training programs can be based. This study assesses the test-retest reliability of isokinetic leg function in the knee flexors and extensors at 150 degrees/second in children and young adults with severe burns to be used for rehabilitation exercise program prescription. In 39 severely burned patients (49 ± 14% total body surface area burn [TBSA], mean ± SD; 34 ± 21% TBSA 3 rd degree; 14 ± 5 years, 153. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jbcr/irz003DOI Listing
January 2019
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Manual fabrication of a specialized transparent facial pressure mask: A technical note.

Prosthet Orthot Int 2019 Jan 11:309364618820141. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

1 Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery, Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Background And Aim:: The objective of this study was to describe the manual fabrication of a transparent facial pressure mask for treating facial deformities. The mask combines the use of a silicone inner liner and mechanical pressure in the facial region.

Technique:: A negative mold is formed by covering the face with plaster. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0309364618820141DOI Listing
January 2019
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Randomized controlled trial of the immediate and long-term effect of massage on adult postburn scar.

Burns 2019 Feb 26;45(1):128-139. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

Hôpital de réadaptation Villa Medica, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Background: One objective of massage therapy applied to hypertrophic scar (HSc), is to improve the structural properties so skin possesses the strength and elasticity required for normal mobility. However, research supporting this effect is lacking. The objective of this study was to characterize the changes in scar elasticity, erythema, melanin, and thickness immediately after a massage therapy session and after a 12-week course of treatment compared to intra-individual matched control scars. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2018.08.018DOI Listing
February 2019
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Derivation and initial validation of clinical phenotypes of children presenting with concussion acutely in the Emergency Department: Latent class analysis of a multicentre, prospective cohort, observational study.

J Neurotrauma 2019 Jan 8. Epub 2019 Jan 8.

Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Clinical Research Unit , 401 Smyth Road , Ottawa, Ontario, Canada , K1H 8L1.

The identification of clinical phenotypes may help parse the substantial heterogeneity that characterizes children with concussion. This study used latent class analysis (LCA) to identify discernible phenotypes among children with acute concussion, and to examine the association between phenotypes and persistent post-concussive symptoms (PPCS) at 4- and 12-weeks post-injury. We conducted LCA of variables representing pre-injury history, clinical presentation, and parent symptom ratings, derived from a prospective cohort, observational study that recruited participants from August 2013 until June 2015 at 9 pediatric Emergency Departments within the Pediatric Emergency Research Canada (PERC) network. Read More

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https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/neu.2018.6009
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/neu.2018.6009DOI Listing
January 2019
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Scleral Ischemia in Acute Ocular Chemical Injury: Long-Term Impact on Rehabilitation With Limbal Stem Cell Therapy.

Cornea 2019 Feb;38(2):198-202

Dr. Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital, Daryaganj, New Delhi, India.

Purpose: This study describes the impact of scleral ischemia on globe survival in cases of acute chemical injury and the outcome of limbal stem cell transplant in these eyes.

Methods: This is a single-center, retrospective case study that reviews outcomes in all patients with acute chemical injury of grades IV and above who presented within 6 weeks from injury. The period of the study is between May 2012 and May 2017. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICO.0000000000001807DOI Listing
February 2019
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A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Mindfulness Meditation, Cognitive Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain.

Pain Med 2019 Jan 3. Epub 2019 Jan 3.

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA.

Objective: This pilot trial compared the feasibility, tolerability, acceptability, and effects of group-delivered mindfulness meditation (MM), cognitive therapy (CT), and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) for chronic low back pain (CLBP).

Setting: University of Queensland Psychology Clinic.

Subjects: Participants were N = 69 (intent-to-treat [ITT] sample) adults with CLBP. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/pm/pny273DOI Listing
January 2019

Can a cohesive silicone bandage outperform an adhesive silicone gel sheet in the treatment of scars? A randomised comparative trial.

Plast Reconstr Surg 2018 Dec 27. Epub 2018 Dec 27.

Oscare, Organisation for Burns, Scar After-Care and Research, Antwerp, Belgium.

Background: The use of topical silicone to treat scars is widespread and various randomised clinical studies have demonstrated its efficacy to treat scars. A new form of silicone application is a cohesive elastic bandage. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of this bandage versus an adhesive silicone gel sheet on scar elasticity after burn injury. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PRS.0000000000005369DOI Listing
December 2018

Investigating the interrater reliability of a novel functional outcome measure for use in the burns intensive care unit: The Functional Assessment for Burns - Critical Care (FAB-CC).

Burns 2018 Dec 27. Epub 2018 Dec 27.

St Andrew's Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns, United Kingdom.

Introduction: Intensive Care Unit Acquired Weakness challenges the clinical care of critically ill patients. Despite a surge in validated ICU functional outcome measures following the publication of Clinical Guideline 83 'Rehabilitation After Critical Illness' by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2009), there are none composed specifically for use in the Burns ICU. We therefore developed and tested the inter-rater reliability of a burn specific novel functional outcome measure; The Functional Assessment for Burns-Critical Care (FAB-CC). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2018.12.004DOI Listing
December 2018
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Preventing External Skin Burns During Thermal Radiofrequency Neurotomy.

Pain Med 2018 Dec 27. Epub 2018 Dec 27.

Affordable Pain Management, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/pm/pny274DOI Listing
December 2018
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[Clinical efficacy observation on combination of narrow-spectrum medium-wave ultraviolet, red light, and low power He-Ne laser in treating post-burn eczema].

Zhonghua Shao Shang Za Zhi 2018 Dec;34(12):881-886

Department of Burns and Cutaneous Surgery, Burn Center of PLA, Xijing Hospital, Air Force Medical University, Xi'an 710032, China.

To investigate the clinical effects of combined utilization of narrow-spectrum medium-wave ultraviolet, red light, and low power He-Ne laser on treatment of post-burn eczema. From July 2014 to July 2017, 80 patients with post-burn eczema who met the study inclusion criteria were treated in our burn rehabilitation center, and their clinical data were analyzed retrospectively. Patients were divided into ultraviolet treatment group, red light treatment group, laser treatment group, and combination treatment group according to the utilized treatment methods, with 20 cases in each group. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3760/cma.j.issn.1009-2587.2018.12.012DOI Listing
December 2018

[To analyze the past, present, and future of burn medicine from the sixty years of burn surgery in Hubei province].

Authors:
W G Xie

Zhonghua Shao Shang Za Zhi 2018 Dec;34(12):847-851

Department of Burns, Tongren Hospital of Wuhan University & Wuhan Third Hospital, Wuhan 430060, China.

By looking back the sixty years' history of burn surgery in Hubei province, the achievements and experience of the development of burn discipline in the province were summarized, and the problems of development and trends in the future of burn surgery were discussed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3760/cma.j.issn.1009-2587.2018.12.005DOI Listing
December 2018

[Sixty years' innovative development of the Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery of the Fourth Medical Center of PLA General Hospital].

Authors:
Z A Shen

Zhonghua Shao Shang Za Zhi 2018 Dec;34(12):840-843

Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery, the Fourth Medical Center of PLA General Hospital, Beijing 100048, China.

The Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery of the Fouth Medical Center of PLA General Hospital (the former 304th hospital of PLA) was established in 1958 as one of the earliest specialized burn departments in China. In the pioneering efforts of professor Sheng Zhiyong, an internationally renowned authority in burn surgery and an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, several generations of the department represented by Zhu Zhaoming, GuoZhenrong, Chai Jiake, Yang Hongming, and Shen Chuan'an have worked hard from inheritance to innovation. The Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery has evolved from a simple treatment-oriented department to a military priority built discipline, a military burn research institute, a national key clinical specialty and a national key discipline which integrates treatment, scientific research, achievement transformation, and talent training. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3760/cma.j.issn.1009-2587.2018.12.003DOI Listing
December 2018
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[Initiation, development, and achievements of burn rehabilitation therapy in China].

Zhonghua Shao Shang Za Zhi 2018 Dec;34(12):835-839

Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery, the Fourth Medical Centre of PLA General Hospital, Beijing 100048, China.

Burn rehabilitation in China started from compression therapy in the mid-1970s, which showed the dual effects of prevention and treatment of hypertrophic scars. It not only promoted functional rehabilitation but also strengthened the confidence of patients in rehabilitation treatment. Thereafter, more therapies were brought into practice, such as intra-scar injection of triamcinolone acetonide, application of plastic splints, hydrotherapy, exercises with equipment, skin care, local therapeutic massage, active and passive exercises, as well as external use of drugs for inhibiting scars and pigments. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3760/cma.j.issn.1009-2587.2018.12.002DOI Listing
December 2018
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Epidemiological analysis of pediatric burns in the Dominican Republic reveals a demographic profile at significant risk for electrical burns.

Burns 2018 Dec 17. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Departments of Clinical Neurosciences, Pediatrics and Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Canada; Calgary Firefighters' Burn Treatment Centre, Canada. Electronic address:

Objective: Pediatric burns are preventable with legislative and infrastructural changes. Although retrospective audits of many low- and middle-income countries have aided preventative efforts, the epidemiological status of burns in the Caribbean is not known. This study characterizes pediatric burns in the Dominican Republic (DR) and compares these to age-matched North American records captured by the National Burn Repository. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S03054179183018
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2018.03.014DOI Listing
December 2018
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The changes and prognostic value of liver function in young adults with severe burn: A retrospective observational study.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Dec;97(51):e13721

Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University.

To analyze the changes in liver functions and the relationship between alterations in liver function and mortality risk in young adults with third-degree burn wounds on over 90% of the total body surface area (TBSA).A total of 23 fatally burned factory workers in an inflammable dust explosion and fire were enrolled from 2 intensive care units. Clinical data, particularly the laboratory tests for liver function, were retrospectively analyzed and compared between the survivor and non-survivor groups. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000013721DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6320172PMC
December 2018
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Emergency and acute care management of traumatic spinal cord injury: a survey of current practice among senior clinicians across Australia.

BMC Emerg Med 2018 Dec 20;18(1):57. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research, Kolling Institute, Northern Clinical School, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Reserve Road, St Leonards, NSW, 2065, Australia.

Background: To describe pre-hospital, emergency department and acute care assessment and management practices of senior clinicians for patients with acute traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI) across Australia; and to describe clinical practice variation.

Methods: We used a descriptive, cross-sectional study design to survey senior clinicians (greater than 10 years practice in this field) caring for patients with acute TSCI. The assessment, management and referral practices of prehospital, emergency department/trauma and surgical expert clinicians, across prehospital, early hospital care, diagnostic imaging and haemodynamic management were surveyed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12873-018-0207-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6300889PMC
December 2018
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Monensin inhibits cell proliferation and tumor growth of chemo-resistant pancreatic cancer cells by targeting the EGFR signaling pathway.

Sci Rep 2018 Dec 17;8(1):17914. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

Molecular Oncology Laboratory, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 60637, USA.

Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is one of the most deadly malignancies with <5% five-year survival rate due to late diagnosis, limited treatment options and chemoresistance. There is thus an urgent unmet clinical need to develop effective anticancer drugs to treat pancreatic cancer. Here, we study the potential of repurposing monensin as an anticancer drug for chemo-resistant pancreatic cancer. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-36214-5DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6297164PMC
December 2018
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Measurement of vascularity in the scar: A systematic review.

Burns 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Hong Kong. Electronic address:

Background: Vascularity is an important parameter closely associated with the scar maturation. Reliable and accurate measurement of vascularity helps to monitor the scar change and adopt targeted interventions to prevent excessive scarring and achieve promising outcomes. However, there is no consensus on the assessment tools for the vascularity measurement in scars. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2018.10.026DOI Listing
December 2018
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Step Frequency Patterns of Elite Ultramarathon Runners during a 100-km Road Race.

J Appl Physiol (1985) 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Director, Bone & Joint Injury Prevention & Rehabilitation Center, University of Michigan, United States.

Step frequency (SF) in running has received substantial interest from researchers, coaches, therapists, and runners. It has been widely studied in controlled settings, but no study has measured it continuously in elite-level competition. The current study used wrist-based accelerometers in consumer-grade watches to monitor SF and SF variability of competitors in the 2016 100-km World Championship road race. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00374.2018DOI Listing
December 2018
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Large adipose tissue generation in a mussel-inspired bioreactor of elastic-mimetic cryogel and platelets.

J Tissue Eng 2018 Jan-Dec;9:2041731418808633. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

Department of Plastic Surgery, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China.

Soft tissue generation, especially in large tissue, is a major challenge in reconstructive surgery to treat congenital deformities, posttraumatic repair, and cancer rehabilitation. The concern is along with the donor site morbidity, donor tissue shortage, and flap necrosis. Here, we report a dissection-free adipose tissue chamber-based novel guided adipose tissue regeneration strategy in a bioreactor of elastic gelatin cryogel and polydopamine-assisted platelet immobilization intended to improve angiogenesis and generate large adipose tissue in situ. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2041731418808633DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6259050PMC
November 2018
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Mindfulness in allied health and social care professional education: a scoping review.

Disabil Rehabil 2018 Dec 5:1-13. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

a School of Occupational Therapy , Western University , London , Canada.

Background: Investigations into the use of mindfulness with allied health and social care students, many of whom ultimately work in rehabilitation settings, is in the nascent stages and no systematic mapping of the literature has occurred. The purpose of this scoping review was to identify, summarise, and describe the current state of knowledge on mindfulness in allied health and social care professional education.

Methods: Arksey and O'Malley's scoping review methodology was adopted. Read More

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https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09638288.2018.1
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2018.1496150DOI Listing
December 2018
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Qualitative research investigating the mental health care service gap in Chinese burn injury patients.

BMC Health Serv Res 2018 Nov 28;18(1):902. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Department of Cadre Ward, Navy General Hospital, Beijing, 100048, China.

Background: Psychological disturbances are prevalent in people with burn injuries; however, psychological services are rarely accessiblepost-burn injury in China. The objective of this qualitative study was to explore and conceptualize the obstacles to delivering mental health care in burn injury patients.

Methods: The researchers used a grounded theory research approach to interview sixteen burn injury patients, five nurses, four rehabilitation therapists, five medical doctors, and eight caregivers regarding their experiences with current health care services and barriers. Read More

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https://bmchealthservres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-018-3724-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6263539PMC
November 2018
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Hospital-acquired complications alter quality of life in adult burn survivors: Report from a burn model system.

Burns 2019 Feb 23;45(1):42-47. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States. Electronic address:

Introduction: Successful burn care should facilitate comprehensive, functional recovery after an injury. But we have a poor understanding of which risk factors influence long-term outcomes after burn injury. Studies have correlated hospital-acquired complications (HACs) with poor long-term outcomes in some populations. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2018.10.010DOI Listing
February 2019
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Rehabilitation of Burn Injuries: An Update.

Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am 2019 02 31;30(1):111-132. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Medical Corps US Army, Army Burn Center, U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, JBSA, 3698 Chambers Pass Suite B, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-7767, USA.

A major burn is a severe injury with a global impact. Our system of medical evacuation has led to the survival of many severely injured service members. Burn rehabilitation is a complex and dynamic process and will not be linear. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pmr.2018.08.004DOI Listing
February 2019
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Does the transplantation of keratinocytes really reduce the risk of death? Survival analysis of patients hospitalized at the Dr Stanisław Sakiel Centre for Burns Treatment in 2008-2015.

Adv Clin Exp Med 2019 Jan;28(1):5-10

Dr Stanisław Sakiel Centre for Burns Treatment in Siemianowice Śląskie, Poland.

Background: Keratinocyte transplantation is an adjuvant procedure in the extensive burn therapy method. However, it must be taken into consideration that clinical results of keratinocyte transplantation are ambiguous and progress achieved in this method is still being verified, especially due to the high cost of cultured epithelial autograft (CEA) transplants.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to verify the impact of cultured keratinocyte application on patients' survival. Read More

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January 2019
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Dosimetric comparison of different radiation techniques (IMRT vs. 3-dimensional) of the "true" (deep) ano-inguinal lymphatic drainage of anal cancer patients.

Radiat Oncol 2018 Nov 22;13(1):227. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Klinikum rechts der Isar, TU München, Ismaninger Str. 22, 81675, Munich, Germany.

Introduction: The ano-inguinal lymphatic drainage (AILD) is located in the subcutaneous adipose tissue of the proximal medial thigh. Currently, there are no recommendations for an inclusion of the 'true' AILD in the clinical target volume (CTV) of definitive chemoradiation for anal cancer patients. To estimate the relevance of inguinal recurrence, we compared the incidental dose to the AILD in anal cancer (AC) patients who were treated either with Volumetric Arc Therapy - Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (VMAT-IMRT) or conventional 3D-radiation technique. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6249729PMC
November 2018
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Early versus late anticoagulation for ischaemic stroke associated with atrial fibrillation: multicentre cohort study.

J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2019 Mar 19;90(3):320-325. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

Department of Brain Repair and Rehabilitation, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery UCL Stroke Research Centre, London, UK

Background And Purpose: The optimal time to start oral anticoagulant (OAC) in patients with ischaemic stroke due to non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) is unknown. We reviewed OAC timing in relation to 90-day clinical outcomes as a post hoc analysis from a prospective multicentre observational study.

Methods: We included patients with data on time to initiation of OAC from CROMIS-2 (Clinical Relevence Of Microbleeds In Stroke-2), a prospective observational inception cohort study of 1490 patients with ischaemic stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA) and AF treated with OAC. Read More

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March 2019
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"I would have told you about being forgetful, but I forgot": the experience of cognitive changes and communicative participation after head and neck cancer.

Disabil Rehabil 2018 Nov 19:1-9. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

a Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences , University of Washington , Seattle , WA , USA.

Purpose: Survivors of head and neck cancer have reported difficulties with memory, attention, verbal fluency, and processing speed sometimes persisting years after treatment. Self-perceived cognitive function is an important predictor of communication outcomes in this population. This study explores the lived experience of cognitive changes in survivors of non-nasopharyngeal head and neck cancer and how these changes affect communication in their daily lives. Read More

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November 2018
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Additional Vitamin and Mineral Support for Patients with Severe Burns: A Nationwide Experience from a Catastrophic Color-Dust Explosion Event in Taiwan.

Nutrients 2018 Nov 16;10(11). Epub 2018 Nov 16.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Taipei Tzu-Chi Hospital, The Buddhist Tzu-Chi Medical Foundation, Taipei 970, Taiwan.

Major burn injuries, which encompass ≥20% of the total body surface area (TBSA), are the most severe form of trauma because of the stress response they provoke, which includes hypermetabolism, muscle wasting, and stress-induced diabetes. In 2015, a color-dust explosion disaster occurred in the Formosa Fun Coast of Taiwan and injured 499 people, who were transferred via a nationwide emergency delivery system. Some recommendations are currently available regarding vitamin and mineral support for wound healing and recovery in severe burns, but there is a lack of evidence to confirm the benefits. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6266218PMC
November 2018
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The Affordable Care Act's Effect on Discharge Disposition of Racial Minority Trauma Patients in the United States.

J Racial Ethn Health Disparities 2018 Nov 14. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

Department of Surgery, Hennepin County Medical Center, 701 Park Ave S, P5, Minneapolis, MN, 55415, USA.

Background: Our aim was to examine the US trauma population before and after the Affordable Care Act (ACA), specifically examining racial disparities in insurance status as well as access to post-hospitalization care in the trauma population.

Materials And Methods: The National Trauma Data Bank was queried for all non-burn patients age 18 to 64. The patient data was grouped into pre-ACA (2012-2013) and post-ACA (2014-2015). Read More

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November 2018
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Effectiveness of ECMO for burn-related acute respiratory distress syndrome.

Burns 2018 Nov 11. Epub 2018 Nov 11.

University of Utah, Department of Surgery 30 North 1900 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, United States. Electronic address:

Introduction: Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a complication that affects approximately 40% of burn patients and is associated with high mortality rates. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) therapy is a management option for severe refractory hypoxemic respiratory failure; however, there is little literature reporting the effectiveness of this therapy in burns. Our study objective was to review patient outcomes in burns following severe ARDS treated with ECMO. Read More

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November 2018
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Prognostic value of using neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio in patients with burn injury for the diagnosis of sepsis and bacteraemia.

Pol Przegl Chir 2018 Jun;90(5):13-16

Bukovinian State Medical University Department of General Surgery Department of General Surgery.

Objective: At present time, despite the progress made in the treatment of burn injuries, mortality rate among seriously ill patients remains high. The main causes of fatal cases with the extensive deep burns are generalized infectious complications, the major of which is sepsis. According to the authors, from 25 to 85% of deceased in later periods of burn injuries die from sepsis. Read More

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June 2018
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Implementation of Pressure Injury Prevention Best Practices Across 6 Canadian Rehabilitation Sites: Results From the Spinal Cord Injury Knowledge Mobilization Network.

Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2019 Feb 9;100(2):327-335. Epub 2018 Nov 9.

Parkwood Institute Research, Lawson Health Research Institute, London, ON, Canada.

Objective: To use the theoretical frameworks of implementation science to implement pressure injury (PI) prevention best practices in spinal cord injury (SCI) rehabilitation.

Design: Quality improvement.

Setting: Six Canadian SCI rehabilitation centers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2018.07.444DOI Listing
February 2019
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[Initial management of foot wounds].

Rev Infirm 2018 Oct;67(244):37-39

Service d'accueil des urgences, Hôpital d'instruction des armées Legouest, 27 rue de Plantières, 57000 Metz, France. Electronic address:

Foot wounds are frequent and not usually serious. The first caregiver to provide treatment must decide on the most appropriate action to take, sometimes in inadequate places. We present an analysis of the management of these traumas to highlight the key stages of the evaluation and initial treatment of the wound while placing the patient on a coherent and efficient clinical pathway. Read More

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October 2018