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Lactate and lactate clearance in critically burned patients: usefulness and limitations as a resuscitation guide and as a prognostic factor.

Burns 2020 Jun 21. Epub 2020 Jun 21.

Servicio de Medicina Intensiva. Hospital Universitario La Paz-Cantoblanco-CarlosIII/IdiPAZ. Paseo de la Castellana 261. Madrid 28046. Spain.

Objective: Lactate levels to guide resuscitation in critically burned patients are controversial. The purpose of our study was to determine whether absolute lactate values or lower lactate clearance predict mortality, and whether these are useful tools in the resuscitation phase.

Methods: We conducted a prospective, unicentric, observational study of a cohort of 214 burn patients admitted in the Burn Intensive Care Unit. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2020.06.003DOI Listing

Changes in burn referrals and injuries during CoVid-19.

Burns 2020 Jun 22. Epub 2020 Jun 22.

Department of Burns, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Southmead Hospital, Southmead Road, Bristol, BS10 5NB, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2020.06.018DOI Listing

Burns first aid practices amongst paediatric caregivers following secondary advice.

Burns 2020 Jun 17. Epub 2020 Jun 17.

St Andrews Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns, Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, UK; Centre for Trauma Sciences, Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2020.06.006DOI Listing

Use of a smartphone for imaging, modelling, and evaluation of keloids.

Burns 2020 Jun 20. Epub 2020 Jun 20.

Department of Plastic Surgery, The First Medical Center, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing, China. Electronic address:

Objective: We used a smartphone to construct three-dimensional (3D) models of keloids, then quantitatively simulate and evaluate these tissues.

Methods: We uploaded smartphone photographs of 33 keloids on the chest, shoulder, neck, limbs, or abdomen of 28 patients. We used the parallel computing power of a graphics processing unit to calculate the spatial co-ordinates of each pixel in the cloud, then generated 3D models. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2020.05.026DOI Listing

A state-wide analysis of pediatric scald burns by tap water, 2016-2018.

Burns 2020 Jun 19. Epub 2020 Jun 19.

Injury Prevention Center, Connecticut Children's and Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT, United States; Department of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut, School of Medicine, Farmington, CT, United States; Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Farmington, CT, United States; Trinity College, Hartford, CT, United States. Electronic address:

Introduction: Unsafe tap water temperatures (>120 °F) are a risk factor for pediatric burns, which may disproportionally impact low-income, urban communities. We sought to estimate the incidence and demographic characteristics of tap water burns and their association with housing characteristics.

Methods: We performed a secondary data analysis to summarize emergency department discharge records from 2016 to 2018 involving children <18 years with an ICD-10-CM code for tap water burn (X11), and town-level housing data from the American Community Survey. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2020.06.009DOI Listing

Association of availability of tap water system with admission rate after 30 days among burn injury patients: A nationwide population-based study.

Burns 2020 Jun 26. Epub 2020 Jun 26.

Department of Family Medicine, Taichung Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, Taichung, Taiwan; School of Medicine, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan; Graduate Institute of Chinese Medicine, School of Chinese Medicine, College of Chinese Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan. Electronic address:

Background: We investigated whether the availability of a tap water supply system is associated with lowering the admission rate 30 days after burn injury.

Methods: We analysed data from the Longitudinal Health Insurance Database 2000 from the National Health Research Institutes. It contains a random sample of 1000,000 subjects out of 22 million beneficiaries of the National Health Insurance of Taiwan from 1996 to 2010. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2020.06.017DOI Listing

The effect of traditional healer intervention prior to allopathic care on pediatric burn mortality in Malawi.

Burns 2020 Jun 21. Epub 2020 Jun 21.

Department of Surgery, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, CB# 7228, Chapel Hill, NC, USA; Department of Surgery, Kamuzu Central Hospital, Lilongwe, Malawi. Electronic address:

Introduction: Burn injury is a significant contributor to mortality, especially in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Patients in many communities throughout sub-Saharan Africa use traditional health practitioners for burn care prior to seeking evaluation at an allopathic burn center. The World Health Organization defines a traditional health practitioner as "a person who is recognized by the community where he or she lives as someone competent to provide health care by using plant, animal and mineral substances and other methods based on social, cultural and religious practices based on indigenous knowledge and belief system. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2020.06.013DOI Listing

Colistin monotherapy versus colistin-based combination therapy for treatment of bacteremia in burn patients due to carbapenem-resistant gram negative bacteria.

Burns 2020 Jun 21. Epub 2020 Jun 21.

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

Carbapenem-resistant gram negative pathogen (CR-GNP) infection in burn patients is a growing concern since treatment options are limited and resistance to the main line of treatment, colistin, is increasing. The goal of this study was to compare treatment outcomes of colistin monotherapy versus colistin-based combination therapy for CR-GNP bacteremia in burn patients. A retrospective observational study was conducted between 2014 and 2017 in Hangang Sacred Heart Hospital located in Seoul, South Korea. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2020.06.014DOI Listing

A comprehensive, integrated approach to quality improvement and capacity building in burn care and prevention in low and middle-income countries: An overview.

Burns 2020 Jun 11. Epub 2020 Jun 11.

Interburns, Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery, Swansea, Wales, UK; Centre for Global Burn Injury Policy and Research, Swansea University, Wales, UK.

Consistent evidence has emerged over many years that the mortality and morbidity outcomes for burn patients in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) lag behind those in more resource rich countries. Interburns is a charity that was set up with the aim of working to reduce the disparity in the number of cases of burns as well as the outcomes for patients in LMICs. This paper provides an overview of a cyclical framework for quality improvement in burn care for use in LMICs that has been developed using an iterative process over the last 10 years. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2020.05.029DOI Listing

Associationbetween hyperoxia and mortality in severely burned patients.

Burns 2020 Jun 26. Epub 2020 Jun 26.

Arizona Burn Center 2601 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85008, United States.

Introduction: The use of oxygen is a key component of acute burn resuscitation, particularly when there is concern for carbon monoxide toxicity or inhalation injury. Prior studies of critically-ill patients have shown an association between early hyperoxia and increased mortality. There are no studies to date evaluating outcomes related to excessive oxygen administration in burn patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2019.12.002DOI Listing

Healthcare-associated infections in burn patients: Timeline and risk factors.

Burns 2020 May 16. Epub 2020 May 16.

Burn Unit, Hospital Universitario del Valle, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia.

Background: Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) remain a major challenge in burn research and care. We aimed to describe the epidemiology and timeline of HAIs and to estimate the association of demographics and clinical characteristics with time to HAI among burn patients.

Methods: A prospective cohort study was conducted in a referral burn unit in southwestern Colombia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2020.04.031DOI Listing

Comparison of three different methods to estimate the burden of disease of burn injuries in Western Australia in 2011-2018.

Burns 2020 Jun 24. Epub 2020 Jun 24.

State Adult Burn Unit, Fiona Stanley Hospital, Murdoch, Western Australia, Australia; Fiona Wood Foundation, Murdoch, Western Australia, Australia.

Background: Priority setting and resource allocation in health care, surveillance and interventions is based increasingly on burden of disease. Several methods exist to calculate the non-fatal burden of disease of burns expressed in years lived with disability (YLDs). The aim of this study was to assess the burden of disease due to burns in Western Australia 2011-2018 and compare YLD outcomes between three existing methods. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2019.12.001DOI Listing

High voltage electrical injury, early vs. late wound excision, and coverage.

Authors:
Mehdi Ayaz

Burns 2020 Jun 3. Epub 2020 Jun 3.

Shiraz Burn Research Center, Amiralmomenin Hospital (Burn Center), Department of Surgery, Division of Burn and Reconstructive Surgery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2020.04.043DOI Listing

Efficacy of topical platelet-rich plasma and chitosan co-administration on Candida albicans-infected partial thickness burn wound healing.

Burns 2020 May 30. Epub 2020 May 30.

Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Urmia Branch, Islamic Azad University, Urmia, Iran. Electronic address:

This study aims to evaluate the effects of topical sole and co-administration of Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and chitosan on the infected burn wounds model by Candida albicans in Wistar rats. A circle partial thickness contact burn wound model occurred via brass a size of 8mm diameter between the shoulders and after that, 50μl of a suspension containing C. albicans yeast (5×10) colony forming unit was poured on the surface of the wound. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2020.05.019DOI Listing

The changes in the number of patients admissions due to burns in Paediatric Trauma Centre in Wroclaw (Poland) in March 2020.

Burns 2020 May 19. Epub 2020 May 19.

Department of Pediatric Surgery, T. Marciniak Lower Silesian Specialist Hospital - Center of Emergency Medicine, ul. Fieldorfa 2, Wroclaw, Poland. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2020.05.007DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7236741PMC

Sink bathing burns: A unique opportunity for an injury prevention initiative.

Burns 2020 May 31. Epub 2020 May 31.

Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI, United States. Electronic address:

Sink-bathing is common practice among parents. However, this puts infants and young children at unrecognized risk for burn injuries. As the only verified pediatric burn center in a large urban area, we treat burn patients from a large variation in socioeconomic status. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2020.05.016DOI Listing

Efficacy of Maitland joint mobilization technique on pain intensity, mouth opening, functional limitation, kinesiophobia, sleep quality and quality of life in temporomandibular joint dysfunction following bilateral cervicofacial burns.

Burns 2020 May 30. Epub 2020 May 30.

Department of Physical Therapy and Health Rehabilitation, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Alkharj, Saudi Arabia; Department of Physical Therapy, Kasr Al-Aini Hospital, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt.

Background: Bilateral cervicofacial burn contracture initially affects facial expressions and later affects tempero mandibular joint (TMJ) function of the patient. It further tightens the ligaments and capsules around the TMJ and leads to tempero mandibular dysfunction. The consequences of temporomandibular joint dysfunction will be pain, limitation of mouth opening, functional disability and poor quality of life (Qol). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2020.05.017DOI Listing
May 2020
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Concerns regarding self-treatment of burns during COVID-19 lockdown.

Burns 2020 Jun 17. Epub 2020 Jun 17.

Birmingham Hand Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, B15 2WB, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2020.06.007DOI Listing

Seeding the value based health care and standardised measurement of quality of life after burn debate.

Burns 2020 May 30. Epub 2020 May 30.

Oscare, Organisation for Burns, Scar After-Care and Research, Antwerp, Belgium; Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy (REVAKI-MOVANT), Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2020.05.024DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7260548PMC

Reduction in length of stay of patients admitted to a regional burn centre during COVID-19 pandemic.

Authors:
A Farroha

Burns 2020 Jun 7. Epub 2020 Jun 7.

Consultant Burns and Plastic Surgeon Queen Elizabeth hospital, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TH, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2020.05.028DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7275926PMC

Implementation and evaluation of telemedicine in burn care: Study of clinical safety and technical feasibility in a single burn center.

Burns 2020 May 16. Epub 2020 May 16.

Department of Plastic Surgery and Burns. Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron Vall d'Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus, Passeig Vall d'Hebron 119-129 08035 Barcelona, Spain.

Objective: The objective of this study is to review our experience in the implementation of an innovative Telemedicine Platform (the Teleburns Project) for the acute care of burned patients.

Methods: We developed and implemented a Teleburns Platform by the creation of a new medical software and hardware for High Definition medical videoconference, in order to assist distant burned patients. After the establishment of the system and revision of technical requirements, an internal validation of the project was done: we managed 40 consecutive burned patients via telemedicine videoconference within our own Center. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2020.04.027DOI Listing

Importance of accurate and reproducible animal models for burn wounds.

Burns 2020 May 16. Epub 2020 May 16.

COREMED - Cooperative Centre for Regenerative Medicine, JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Graz, Austria; Division of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2020.04.010DOI Listing

COVID-19 and burns: Lessons learned?

Burns 2020 May 28. Epub 2020 May 28.

Department of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery, Burn Center, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2020.05.015DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7255706PMC

Bibliometric analysis of manuscript characteristics that influence citations: A comparison of ten major dermatology journals.

Burns 2020 May 16. Epub 2020 May 16.

Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia, Canada. Electronic address:

Background: The number of citations an article receives is a reassuring marker for its influence in the academic world.

Objective: We aimed to discover characteristics of dermatology articles that may impact their citation.

Methods: This cross-sectional study collected and analyzed articles published between January and June 2013 from ten highest impact dermatology journals. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2020.05.002DOI Listing

Issues and concerns of family members of burn patients: A scoping review.

Burns 2020 May 18. Epub 2020 May 18.

School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. Electronic address:

Introduction: The issues and concerns that emerge in the families of burn patients have received minimal attention.

Objective: To map out what is known about the challenges facing the family members of burn patients.

Methods: The review followed the PRISMA Extension guidelines for scoping reviews and the review approach by Arksey and O'Malley to synthesize the available evidence. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2020.04.023DOI Listing
May 2020
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The ABSI is dead, long live the ABSI - reliable prediction of survival in burns with a modified Abbreviated Burn Severity Index.

Burns 2020 May 19. Epub 2020 May 19.

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Burn Unit, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Altona Children's Hospital, Bleickenallee 38, 22763 Hamburg, Germany; German Society for Burn Treatment (DGV), Committee of the German Burn Registry, Luisenstrasse 58-59, 10117 Berlin, Germany; Department of Pediatric Surgery, University Medical Center Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany. Electronic address:

Objectives: The Abbreviated Burn Severity Index (ABSI) is a widely used and simple score to predict mortality after burn injuries. On the one hand, significant improvements in intensive care management and surgical treatment result in an increased survival rate. On the other hand, the aging population might lead to an increased injury-related mortality rate. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2020.05.003DOI Listing

Comparison of a topical surfactant and a topical antibiotic in the rat comb burn model.

Burns 2020 May 23. Epub 2020 May 23.

Department of Emergency Medicine, Renaissance School of Medicine, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, United States.

Background: Burn injury progression in the secondary zone of ischemia is common leading to delayed healing and increased scarring. We hypothesized that a topical surfactant, would reduce burn injury progression in a validated rat comb burn model compared with topical antibiotic ointment.

Methods: We created 40 comb burns on 20 rats which were randomized to daily topical application of the surfactant or a triple antibiotic ointment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2020.04.030DOI Listing

Objective quantification of burn scar stiffness using shear-wave elastography: Initial evidence of validity.

Burns 2020 May 19. Epub 2020 May 19.

Fiona Wood Foundation, Fiona Stanley Hospital, 11 Robin Warren Dr, Murdoch, Western Australian 6150, Australia; Burn Injury Research Unit, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley, Western Australia 6009, Australia; Burn Service of Western Australia, Fiona Stanley Hospital, 11 Robin Warren Dr, Murdoch, Western Australian 6150, Australia.

Shear-wave elastography (SWE) is an ultrasound based technology that can provide reliable measurements (velocity) of scar stiffness. The aim of this research was to evaluate the concurrent validity of using both the measured velocity and the calculated difference in velocity between scars and matched controls, in addition to evaluating potential patient factors that may influence the interpretation of the measurements.

Methods: A cross-sectional study of 32 participants, with 48 burn scars and 48 matched contralateral control sites were evaluated with SWE, the Vancouver Scar Scale (VSS) and the Patient and Observer Scar Assessment Scale (POSAS) tactile sub-scores. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2020.05.009DOI Listing

Severe nitrous-oxide frostbite injuries on the rise in The Netherlands; let's raise awareness.

Burns 2020 May 16. Epub 2020 May 16.

Burn Center, Red Cross Hospital, Beverwijk, The Netherlands.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2020.04.016DOI Listing

Risk of type III secretion systems in burn patients with Pseudomonas aeruginosa wound infection: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Burns 2020 May 21. Epub 2020 May 21.

Razi Clinical Research Development Unit, Razi Hospital, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran. Electronic address:

Purpose: The pathogenesis of Pseudomonas aeruginosa is multifactorial and attributed to the production of several cell-associated and extracellular virulence factors including those implicated in adherence, iron uptake, exoenzymes (Exo) and exotoxins. The present study aimed to determine the prevalence of type III secretion systems (T3SS) effectors in Iranian burn patients with P. aeruginosa wound infection. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2020.04.024DOI Listing
May 2020
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Are burn centers in German-speaking countries prepared to respond to a burn disaster? Survey-based study.

Burns 2020 May 16. Epub 2020 May 16.

Clinic of Plastic, Reconstructive, Hand and Burn Surgery, Hospital Cologne Merheim, University of Witten-Herdecke, Germany. Electronic address:

Burn disasters present a challenge not only to burn centers but the entire healthcare system. Most burn centers worldwide are unprepared to deal with a burn disaster as it is an uncommon event. We investigated the status of burn center preparedness in German-speaking countries to respond to a burn disaster. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2020.04.032DOI Listing

A comparison of two scar massage protocols in pediatric burn survivors.

Burns 2020 May 22. Epub 2020 May 22.

Shriners Hospital for Children, Northern California, Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817, United States. Electronic address:

The current evidence to support the use of massage for scar management is conflicting in the literature. The purpose of this study was to compare two scar massage protocols administered with pediatric burn survivors to determine if a more structured and standardized approach to scar massage could improve outcome. A retrospective review of the medical records of 100 children who received massage during the time period when two different protocols were implemented was conducted and data that was collected as part of the clinical exam regarding scar height, vascularity, pliability, itch and pain were extracted. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2020.05.013DOI Listing

The environmental sustainability of dressings in burn care.

Burns 2020 May 16. Epub 2020 May 16.

Manchester Burns Centre, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Southmoor Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester, M23 9LT, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2020.05.001DOI Listing

Response to comments on "Standardized mortality ratio (SMR) is a more precise and realistic quality indicator than the lethal area 50 percent (LA50) for burn centers".

Burns 2020 May 23. Epub 2020 May 23.

School of Nursing and Midwifery, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2020.05.011DOI Listing

Bacterial infection profile and predictors among patients admitted to a burn care center: A retrospective study.

Burns 2020 May 19. Epub 2020 May 19.

Lebanese Geitaoui Hospital, Head of Plastic Surgery Department, Ashrafieh, Geitaoui, Kobayat Street, Bld. 33, Beirut, Lebanon.

Background: Infection is the main cause of mortality and complications in burn patients. The present study was the first to examine the local profile and antecedents of bacterial infections among patients admitted to a Lebanese burn care center.

Methods: The present study was a retrospective analysis of the occurrence and recurrence of infection, its characteristics as well as antimicrobial susceptibility among 475 patients admitted to the Burn Centre at the Lebanese Geitaoui Hospital between January 2014 and December 2018. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2020.05.004DOI Listing

Cutaneous burn diminishes beneficial effect of intravenously administered mesenchymal stem cells on acute lung injury induced by smoke inhalation in sheep.

Burns 2020 May 22. Epub 2020 May 22.

Department of Anesthesiology, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA; Shriners Hospital for Children, Galveston, TX, USA. Electronic address:

Objective: To investigate effects of intravenously administered allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) on burn/smoke-induced lung injury.

Methods: Sheep were subjected to 40%, third-degree flame skin burn and smoke inhalation under deep anesthesia and analgesia. One-hour after injury, PlasmaLite A (control) or 200 million MSCs (treatment) were intravenously administered. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2020.05.012DOI Listing

The effect of inhalation aromatherapy with damask rose essence on pain intensity and anxiety in burned patients: A single-blind randomized clinical trial.

Burns 2020 May 19. Epub 2020 May 19.

Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran.

Introduction: Pain and anxiety are a major problem of burn patients. Despite the use of different medications, patients still suffer from these two problems. Aromatherapy along with medication may help in alleviating these symptoms. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2020.05.006DOI Listing

Brown adipose tissue recruitment in a rodent model of severe burns.

Burns 2020 May 19. Epub 2020 May 19.

Department of Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, United States; Shriners Hospitals for Children, Galveston, TX, United States. Electronic address:

Background: Severe burns results in a prolonged hypermetabolic response. Brown adipose tissue (BAT), abundant in uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1), plays a key role in non-shivering thermogenesis. We set out to determine if BAT is recruited in response to severe burns. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2020.04.034DOI Listing

Effects of COVID-19 pandemic on burns epidemiology.

Authors:
Azzam Farroha

Burns 2020 May 29. Epub 2020 May 29.

Burns Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust, Birmingham B15 2TH, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2020.05.022DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7256614PMC

Assessment and determinants of global outcomes among 445 mass-casualty burn survivors: A 2-year retrospective cohort study in Taiwan.

Burns 2020 Jun 2. Epub 2020 Jun 2.

Department of Health, New Taipei City Government, 192-1 Ying-Shi Rd., New Taipei City 22006, Taiwan; Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, National Yang Ming University, 155, Sec. 2, Linong St., Taipei 112, Taiwan; Department of Biological Science and Technology, National Chiao-Tung University, 1001 University Rd., Hsinchu 300, Taiwan; Cancer Progression Research Center, National Yang Ming University, 155, Sec. 2, Linong St., Taipei 112, Taiwan. Electronic address:

Purpose: To study outcomes among survivors of the mass-casualty powder explosion on 27 June 2015, at Formosa Fun Coast Waterpark, New Taipei City, Taiwan.

Methods: Using retrospective data on Taiwanese survivors, we analyzed prehospital management, burns assessment and prognosis, functional recovery, and medical costs, followed-up through 30 June 2017. We related outcomes to burn extent, categorized according to the percentages of total body surface area with second/third-degree burns (%TBSA) or autologous split-thickness skin grafts (%STSG), and an investigational scale: f{SASG} = (%TBSA + %STSG)/2, stratified by %STSG. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2020.02.008DOI Listing

A study of using a simple 2D image analysis method to monitor the surface area of hypertrophic scars on hand during pressure therapy.

Burns 2020 May 13. Epub 2020 May 13.

Occupational Therapy Department, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong.

Hypertrophic scars are usually evaluated based on scar assessment scales such as Vancouver Scar Scale (VSS) and the Patient and Observer Scar Assessment Scale (POSAS) which are difficult in recording small changes in the scar conditions over time. This study adopts a simple method to quantify the size of hypertrophic scars on hands by using a camera and tripod set-up for image capturing and a free software, ImageJ, for analysis. The ability to record the changes in scars condition and healing progress of this method were investigated. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2020.04.014DOI Listing

Should the beard be considered as a separate facial unit?

Burns 2020 May 29. Epub 2020 May 29.

St. Andrews Unit for Burns & Plastic Surgery, Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, UK; National Burns Unit, St James' Hospital Dublin, Ireland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2020.02.002DOI Listing

Protease levels are significantly altered in pediatric burn wounds.

Burns 2020 May 16. Epub 2020 May 16.

Department of Research, Shriners Hospitals for Children-Cincinnati, 3229 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA; Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, 234 Goodman Street, Cincinnati, OH 45219, USA.

Burn wounds contain high levels of protease activity due to the need to remodel the damaged extracellular matrix proteins. While necessary, excessive protease activity can lead to improper wound healing and is associated with increased contraction and fibrosis. No studies to date have investigated the expression changes of all the collagenases and elastases in burn wounds. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2020.04.037DOI Listing

Comparing burn-related mortalities among Australia, New Zealand, and Iran.

Burns 2020 May 17. Epub 2020 May 17.

National Trauma Registry of Iran, Sina Trauma and Surgery Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2020.04.042DOI Listing
May 2020
1.836 Impact Factor

Development of dynamic cell and organotypic skin models, for the investigation of a novel visco-elastic burns treatment using molecular and cellular approaches.

Burns 2020 May 14. Epub 2020 May 14.

Center for Preventive Medicine, School of Health & Human Performance, Dublin City University, Dublin 9, Ireland; Integrative Cell & Molecular Physiology Group, School of Health & Human Performance, Dublin City University, Dublin 9, Ireland. Electronic address:

Background: Burn injuries are a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Despite advances in therapeutic strategies for the management of patients with severe burns, the sequelae are pathophysiologically profound, up to the systemic and metabolic levels. Management of patients with a severe burn injury is a long-term, complex process, with treatment dependent on the degree and location of the burn and total body surface area (TBSA) affected. Read More

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Supportive use of platelet-rich plasma and stromal vascular fraction for cell-assisted fat transfer of skin radiation-induced lesions in nude mice.

Burns 2020 May 16. Epub 2020 May 16.

Aix-Marseille Univ, C2VN, INSERM, INRA, France; Culture and Cell Therapy Laboratory, INSERM CICBT-1409, La Conception Hospital, Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Marseille, France. Electronic address:

Background: External radiotherapy has become indispensable in oncological therapies. Unfortunately, radiation is responsible for serious side effects, such as radiodermatitis. The skin is weakened and ulcerated. Read More

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Restructuring burns management during the COVID-19 pandemic: A Malaysian experience.

Burns 2020 08 19;46(5):1236-1239. Epub 2020 May 19.

Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cawangan Selangor, Kampus Sungai Buloh, Jalan Hospital, 47000 Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia; Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hospital Sungai Buloh, Ministry of Health, Malaysia; Malaysian Society for Burn Injuries (MSBI), Malaysia. Electronic address:

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7234953PMC

Free tissue transfer for burns reconstruction: A single-site experience.

Burns 2020 Apr 24. Epub 2020 Apr 24.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive and Burns Surgery, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, Odstock Road, Salisbury SP2 8BJ, United Kingdom.

This study reviews free tissue transfer (FTT) surgery for both acute wound and reconstructive scar management of burn injuries at a UK burns unit over a 10-year period. Thirty eight patients underwent 46 FTTs, or free flaps, as part of their burn injury pathway. For the cohort of patients, there was one flap failure, which occurred for a secondary scar reconstruction. Read More

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