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    Life expectancy in elderly patients following burns injury.
    Burns 2018 May 18. Epub 2018 May 18.
    Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, United Kingdom.
    Introduction: Burn injuries commonly occur in vulnerable age and social groups. Previous research has shown that frailty may represent a more important marker of adverse outcome in healthcare rather than chronological age (Roberts et al., 2012). Read More

    Case series investigating the cortical silent period after burns using transcranial magnetic stimulation.
    Burns 2018 May 18. Epub 2018 May 18.
    School of Psychology and Exercise Science, Murdoch University, Western Australia, Australia.
    Objective: The study aimed to investigate intracortical inhibition following a burn injury, and to establish transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) as a useful and sensitive tool to investigate the cortical response to a burn injury.

    Methods: Thirteen burn injured patients and 12 uninjured subjects underwent TMS to measure the cortical silent period (cSP), a marker of intracortical inhibition.

    Results: In burn injury patients, cSP was similar in the burn-injured and less-injured arm (133 and 132ms respectively; p=0. Read More

    Vitamin D in burn-injured patients.
    Burns 2018 May 15. Epub 2018 May 15.
    Department of Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, United States.
    Recently, many studies have demonstrated pleotropic effects of vitamin D, including immune modulation and cardiovascular system activity. Sufficient vitamin D concentrations and supplementation of vitamin D may be of benefit in burn-injured patients. Low 25(OH)D has been observed in nearly all pediatric and most adult burn patients. Read More

    Social participation, social support, and body image in the first year of rehabilitation in burn survivors: A longitudinal, three-wave cross-lagged panel analysis using structural equation modeling.
    Burns 2018 May 15. Epub 2018 May 15.
    School of Nursing, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
    Introduction: Psychosocial outcomes of burn survivors in the first year of rehabilitation are not well studied. Considering the interrelationships among psychosocial processes in burn survivors, we assessed three psychosocial variables (i.e. Read More

    Acceptability and functionality of the "Kettle Strap": An attempt to decrease kettle related burns in children.
    Burns 2018 May 15. Epub 2018 May 15.
    Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital and University of Cape Town, South Africa. Electronic address:
    Background: Extensive hot water burns (HWB) are common at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital (RCWMCH). The majority are caused by kettle scalds. These burn injuries usually affect toddlers living in poor socio-economic circumstances. Read More

    Lethal area 50 percent (LA50) or standardized mortality ratio (SMR): Which one is more conclusive?
    Burns 2018 May 10. Epub 2018 May 10.
    Department of English, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran. Electronic address:
    Background: Burn injuries impose a considerable burden on healthcare systems. It is among the top ten causes of mortality and a major cause of disability. This study aimed to calculate and compare the lethal area fifty percent (LA50) and standardized mortality ratio (SMR) in patients with burns. Read More

    Response of a local hospital to a burn disaster: Contributory factors leading to zero mortality outcomes.
    Burns 2018 May 9. Epub 2018 May 9.
    Department of Surgery, National Taiwan University Hospital, No. 7, Chung Shan South Road, Taipei, Taiwan. Electronic address:
    Objective: To investigate the outcomes of a local healthcare system in managing a burn mass casualty incident (BMCI).

    Methods: Thirty-three victims admitted to the National Taiwan University Hospital within 96h of the explosion were included in the study. Data were recorded on: patient demographics, Baux score, laboratory data, management response, treatment strategies, and outcomes. Read More

    Exploring the acceptability of using low-friction bedding for patients with burns: Qualitative results from the SILKIE study.
    Burns 2018 May 9. Epub 2018 May 9.
    Bristol Royal Children's Hospital, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom.
    Background: Skin grafts following deep burns are needed to ensure healing. Grafts that fail and require re-grafting cause significant distress to patients and additional costs for the NHS. Shearing, which leads to graft loss, may be reduced through the use of low-friction bedding. Read More

    Perioperative Research into Memory (PRiMe): Cognitive impairment following a severe burn injury and critical care admission, part 1.
    Burns 2018 May 8. Epub 2018 May 8.
    Magill Department of Anaesthesia, Pain Medicine and Intensive Care, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK; Department of Surgery and Cancer, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, UK.
    Introduction: An investigation into long-term cognitive impairment and Quality of Life (QoL) after severe burns.

    Methods: A proof of principle, cohort design, prospective, observational clinical study. Patients with severe burns (>15% TBSA) admitted to Burns ICU for invasive ventilation were recruited for psychocognitive assessment with a convenience sample of age and sex-matched controls. Read More

    How does blood loss relate to the extent of surgical wound excision?
    Burns 2018 May 8. Epub 2018 May 8.
    University of California Irvine School of Medicine, 333 City Blvd. West, Orange, CA 92868, United States. Electronic address:
    Purpose: We investigated a novel system that uses image-processing algorithms to accurately measure the hemoglobin content of discarded surgical sponges to determine how blood loss relates to the excised area when current methods to minimize bleeding are employed. The system was used during 130 procedures in adult patients having wound excisions  ≥1% BSA (study group). An historic group of 105 similar cases in whom visually estimated blood was determined was also evaluated. Read More

    Reduced incidence of feeding tube dislodgement and missed feeds in burn patients with nasal bridle securement.
    Burns 2018 May 1. Epub 2018 May 1.
    Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA, United States; Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, CA, United States. Electronic address:
    Introduction: Feeding tubes in burn patients are at high risk for becoming dislodged as traditional tape securement does not adhere well to sloughed skin, resulting in nutrition delivery disruption and placing patients at increased risk for iatrogenic injury upon reinsertion.

    Methods: Seventy-four patients admitted to our regional burn center requiring nasoenteric nutritional support were prospectively followed. Fourty-one patients received a nasal bridle while thirty-three received traditional tape and elastic dressings. Read More

    A modern documented Italian identified skeletal collection of 2127 skeletons: The CAL Milano Cemetery Skeletal Collection.
    Burns 2018 Apr 24. Epub 2018 Apr 24.
    LABANOF, Laboratorio Di Antropologia E Odontologia Forense, Sezione Di Medicina Legale, Dipartimento Di Scienze Biomediche per La Salute, Università Degli Studi Di Milano, Milan, Italy.
    The CAL Milano Cemetery Skeletal Collection is a modern and continuously growing identified osteological collection of 2127 skeletons under study in the Laboratorio di Antropologia e Odontologia Forense (LABANOF) in the Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health of the University of Milan (Italy), and part of the Collezione Antropologica LABANOF (CAL). The collection presents individuals of both sexes and of all age groups with a high representation of elderly and an interesting sample of infants. Each individual is associated with a documentation that includes sex, age-at-death, dates of birth and death, and a death certificate that specifies the exact cause of death and the chain of events that led to it (related pathological conditions or traumatic events). Read More

    Effect of skin graft thickness on scar development in a porcine burn model.
    Burns 2018 Jun 13;44(4):917-930. Epub 2018 Apr 13.
    Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, United States; Department of Biomedical Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, United States. Electronic address:
    Animal models provide a way to investigate scar therapies in a controlled environment. It is necessary to produce uniform, reproducible scars with high anatomic and biologic similarity to human scars to better evaluate the efficacy of treatment strategies and to develop new treatments. In this study, scar development and maturation were assessed in a porcine full-thickness burn model with immediate excision and split-thickness autograft coverage. Read More

    Development of a contaminated ischemic porcine wound model and the evaluation of bromelain based enzymatic debridement.
    Burns 2018 Jun 13;44(4):896-904. Epub 2018 Apr 13.
    Mediwound Ltd., Yavneh, Israel; Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Ben Gurion University, Beer-Sheba, Israel.
    Objectives: There are no well accepted animal models of chronic wounds, limiting advances in understanding and treatment of chronic ulcers. We developed a porcine wound model which combines multiple factors involved in chronic wounds to create a contaminated necrotic eschar and evaluated the debriding efficacy of a novel bromelain based enzymatic debriding agent (EscharEx).

    Methods: Contaminated ischemic wounds were created on the flanks of domestic pigs by 'sandwiching' the skin between 2 'O' rings (1 placed on the surface of the skin and the other underneath the skin) for 24h prior to dermatomal excision of the necrotic eschar and its contamination with Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans. Read More

    Skin banking at a regional burns centre-The way forward.
    Burns 2018 Jun 13;44(4):870-876. Epub 2018 Apr 13.
    National Burns Centre, Sector 13, Plot No. 1, Airoli, Navi Mumbai, India.
    In India approximately 1 million people get burnt every year and most of them are from the lower or middle income strata. Therefore it is obligatory to find out an economic way of treatment for the affected populace. Since use of human skin allograft is the gold standard for the treatment of burn wound, in-house skin banking for a burn unit hospital is prerequisite to make the treatment procedure affordable. Read More

    Mother, father and child traumatic stress reactions after paediatric burn: Within-family co-occurrence and parent-child discrepancies in appraisals of child stress.
    Burns 2018 Jun 12;44(4):861-869. Epub 2018 Apr 12.
    Association of Dutch Burn Centres, P.O. Box 105, 1940 EA Beverwijk, The Netherlands; Department of Psychology, Utrecht University, P.O. Box 80140, 3508 TC Utrecht, The Netherlands. Electronic address:
    Aim: The current study examined occurrence and within-family associations of traumatic stress reactions after child burn injury, while in the same model addressing the role of parents' own symptoms in their reports of child symptoms.

    Methods: One-hundred children (8-18 years old), and their mothers (n=90) and fathers (n=74) were assessed within the first month (T1) and three months (T2) after burn. Parents and children rated child traumatic stress reactions on the Children's Responses to Trauma Inventory (CRTI) and parents rated their own reactions on the Impact of Event Scale (IES). Read More

    Epidemiology of bus fires in mainland China from 2006 to 2015.
    Burns 2018 Jun 12;44(4):995-999. Epub 2018 Apr 12.
    Department of Burns & Wound Care Center, Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University College of Medicine, Hangzhou 310009, China. Electronic address:
    Objective: This study analyses the epidemiological characteristics of bus fires in mainland China over the past 10 years to develop prevention strategies and emergency procedures for such incidence and the resulting casualties.

    Methods: We collected reports on bus fires from the media and news websites and looked up on Medline, PubMed, and Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure databases for relevant publications in English or Chinese from January 1, 2006 to December 31, 2015.

    Results: In the past 10 years, there were 382 bus fires in mainland China. Read More

    Determination of risk factors for burn mortality based on a regional population study in Taiwan.
    Burns 2018 Apr 7. Epub 2018 Apr 7.
    College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan; Division of Trauma Plastic Surgery, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Craniofacial Research Center, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan; Department of Plastic Surgery, Xiamen Chang Gung Hospital, China. Electronic address:
    Background: Burns are not only major personal catastrophic events but also constitute a national health problem due to its associated morbidity, rehabilitation, mortality and high cost medical services. Advances in care and treatment have increased survival from major burn injury. However, information on the epidemiology and risk factors of burn mortality in Taiwan is limited. Read More

    Treatment of toxic epidermal necrolysis by a multidisciplinary team. A review of literature and treatment results.
    Burns 2018 Jun 4;44(4):807-815. Epub 2018 Apr 4.
    Department of Dermatology and Skin Science, University of British Columbia, Canada.
    Background: Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN) are mucocutaneous hypersensitivity reactions, usually to drugs or their metabolites. TEN is the most severe involving greater than 30% of the total body surface area (TBSA). Management of these patients usually benefits from a large multidisciplinary team for both wound and medical management. Read More

    Patient satisfaction after fractional ablation of burn scar with 2940nm wavelength Erbium-Yag laser.
    Burns 2018 Apr 4. Epub 2018 Apr 4.
    UT Southwestern Division of Burns/Trauma/Critical Care, Dallas, TX, United States. Electronic address:
    Objective: Fractional laser therapy is a new treatment with potential benefit in the treatment of burn scars. We sought to determine patient satisfaction after burn scar treatment with the Erbium-Yag laser.

    Methods: We performed a telephone survey of all patients who underwent fractional resurfacing of burn scars with the Erbium-Yag 2940 wavelength laser at Parkland Hospital from 01/01/2016 to 05/01/2017. Read More

    Pediatric burns in Israeli natives versus asylum seekers living in Israel: Lessons learned.
    Burns 2018 Mar 28. Epub 2018 Mar 28.
    Pediatric & Craniofacial Plastic Surgery Unit, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Affiliated with the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel. Electronic address:
    Background: Burn injuries are one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the pediatric population. In early childhood, burns have a wide range of adverse long-term consequences ranging from functional impairment to psychological implications. Children from low-income and middle-income countries are at a higher risk of suffering from burn injuries. Read More

    Skin xenotransplantation: Historical review and clinical potential.
    Burns 2018 Mar 27. Epub 2018 Mar 27.
    Xenotransplantation Program, Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA. Electronic address:
    Half a million patients in the USA alone require treatment for burns annually. Following an extensive burn, it may not be possible to provide sufficient autografts in a single setting. Pig skin xenografts may provide temporary coverage. Read More

    A review of campfire burns in children: The QLD experience.
    Burns 2018 Mar 27. Epub 2018 Mar 27.
    Centre for Children's Burns and Trauma Research, Centre for Children's Health Research, University of Queensland, Australia; Bond Institute of Health & Sport, Bond University, Australia.
    Introduction: Campfire burns in children are a significant health issue. It is imperative that the extent of the problem is examined and strategies discussed to inform future prevention campaigns.

    Method: A retrospective review of data from the Queensland Paediatric Burns Registry for all children presenting with campfire burns between January 2013 and December 2014 (inclusive). Read More

    Original and modified technique of tie-over dressing: Method and application in burn patients.
    Burns 2018 Mar 27. Epub 2018 Mar 27.
    Department of Burn Care, Saint-louis Hospital, 1, Avenue Claude Vellefaux, 75010 Paris, France.
    In burn patients, meshed split thickness skin grafts are commonly used on large and non-flat areas whom immobilization is difficult to achieve. The frequent mobilizations of burn patients can make the graft slip and prevent the revascularization and therefore the taking of the skin graft. In order to prevent this pitfall, we modified and adapted the tie-over dressing procedure. Read More

    Cultural adaptation and validation of Patient and Observer Scar Assessment Scale for Turkish use.
    Burns 2018 Mar 23. Epub 2018 Mar 23.
    Marmara University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Department, Başıbüyük District, Maltepe Başıbüyük Yolu Street, 9/4/1 Maltepe, Istanbul, Turkey.
    Background: This study aimed to evaluate cross-cultural adaptation, validation, and reliability of Patient and Observer Scar Assessment Scale (POSAS) for its Turkish use.

    Method: This study included 50 burn patients with hypertrophic scars who were aged 18-65 years (mean, 37.5±1. Read More

    Genital burns in the United States: Disproportionate prevalence in the pediatric population.
    Burns 2018 Mar 22. Epub 2018 Mar 22.
    Department of Urology, University of California-San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, United States; Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of California-San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, United States. Electronic address:
    Introduction And Objectives: To describe the epidemiology of genital burns in the U.S. and investigate the underlying etiology. Read More

    Use of bilaminar grafts as life-saving interventions for severe burns: A single-center experience.
    Burns 2018 Mar 21. Epub 2018 Mar 21.
    Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montreal, Hôpital Notre-Dame, Quebec, Canada. Electronic address:
    Background: Skin coverage remains a significant hurdle in large-sized burns. Recent advances have allowed to grow Bilaminar Cultured Skin Autografts (BCSGs) from patients' own donor sites. The aim of this study was to report long-term outcomes in patients with large-sized burns having received BCSGs. Read More

    C-reactive protein response patterns after antibiotic treatment among children with scalds.
    Burns 2018 May 21;44(3):718-723. Epub 2018 Mar 21.
    Department of Hand Surgery, Plastic Surgery, and Burns, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden; Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden; Plastic Surgery Unit, Surgery Department, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt. Electronic address:
    Background: Scalds are the most common cause of burns in children, yet there is little information available about the inflammatory response. The aim of the study was to investigate the response to treatment with antibiotics among scalded children by following the C-reactive protein (CRP) concentration, procalcitonin (PCT) concentration, and white blood cell count (WCC) during the first two weeks after injury.

    Methods: All children with scalds who presented to the Burn Centre during 2010-2016 were included in this retrospective study. Read More

    Post burn pruritus in pediatric burn patients.
    Burns 2018 Mar 18. Epub 2018 Mar 18.
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa.
    Background: Pruritus is a common problem seen in the healing process of a burn wound and gives great discomfort for the patient. Most research in this field has been done in the adult population, so evidence in the pediatric population is still lacking PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to assess the incidence and severity of post-burn pruritus, identify predictors for pruritus and evaluate the pharmacological treatments in a pediatric setting.

    Methods: Pruritus was assessed in this prospective observational study using a numeric rating scale and the Itch Man Scale applied by the patients' caregiver. Read More

    Optimizing mass casualty burns intensive care organization and treatment using evidence-based outcome predictors.
    Burns 2018 Mar 18. Epub 2018 Mar 18.
    Department of Nephrology, Kidney Research Center, Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, College of Medicine, Taoyuan, Taiwan. Electronic address:
    Background: Majority of current research focuses on pre-hospital care in mass casualty incidents (MCI) whereas this study is the first to examine multifactorial aspects of intensive care unit (ICU) resource management during a surge in massive burn injury (MBI) patients whilst identifying key outcome predictors that resulted in successful disaster managements.

    Methods: Both critical care, surgical parameters and cost-effectiveness are investigated in patients admitted with severe burns resulting from the explosion. A fully integrated trauma response and expansion of critical care resources in Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (CGMH) in this incident is analyzed. Read More

    Mortality risk factors in war-related pediatric burns: A comparative study among two distinct populations.
    Burns 2018 Mar 15. Epub 2018 Mar 15.
    Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, SANKO University, Faculty of Medicine, Gaziantep, Turkey. Electronic address:
    Introduction: Previously, the majority of wars were fought on remote battlefields between opposing armies due to conflicts preventing civilians from sustaining war-related burn injuries (WRBI). In recent years, WRBI has had a tremendous harmful impact on the pediatric population. This study aimed to investigate the demographics, causes, mechanisms of burns, surgical procedures, the major and minor risk factors affecting mortality, and outcomes of pediatric WRBI amidst the Syrian refugees and the Turkey neighborhood population, treated at our Burn Center. Read More

    Poverty, population density, and the epidemiology of burns in young children from Mexico treated at a U.S. pediatric burn facility.
    Burns 2018 Mar 7. Epub 2018 Mar 7.
    Shriners Hospitals for Children in Galveston Texas, 77550, USA; Department of Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, USA.
    Introduction: Children 5 and younger are at risk for sustaining serious burn injuries. The causes of burns vary depending on demographic, cultural and socioeconomic variables. At this pediatric burn center we provided medical care to children from Mexico with severe injuries. Read More

    Scalp as a donor site in children: Is it really the best option?
    Burns 2018 Mar 13. Epub 2018 Mar 13.
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, University of Cape Town, South Africa.
    Background: Since 2003 we have used the scalp as a donor site for split skin grafts (SSGs) in major burns when there was a shortage of conventional donor areas. However, we seen a high incidence of complications, contrary to international experience.

    Objective: The aim of this study was to analyze the results and complications related to the scalp as a donor site and to determine whether there is an association between our specific patient population and the complications encountered. Read More

    Defining the criteria for intubation of the patient with thermal burns.
    Burns 2018 May 13;44(3):531-538. Epub 2018 Mar 13.
    University of Colorado, Department of Surgery, 12631 E. 17th Avenue, C-305, Aurora, CO 80045, United States. Electronic address:
    Objectives: Recent studies demonstrate that burn patients are undergoing unnecessary intubations. We sought to determine the clinical criteria that predict intubations with benefit.

    Methods: This was a retrospective review of intubated adults admitted to our center with thermal burns 2008-2013. Read More

    Effects of structured home-based exercise program on depression status and quality of life in burn patients.
    Burns 2018 Mar 10. Epub 2018 Mar 10.
    Marmara University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Department, Başıbüyük Mahallesi, Maltepe Başıbüyük Yolu Sokak, 9/4/1 Maltepe, Istanbul, Turkey. Electronic address:
    Background: Burns can cause life-threatening injuries and severe limitations. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of the structured home-based exercise program on depression status and quality of life in burn patients.

    Materials And Methods: This study was carried out in the Wound and Burn Treatment Department of University of Health Sciences, Dr. Read More

    The efficacy of excision followed by intralesional 5-fluorouracil and triamcinolone acetonide versus excision followed by radiotherapy in the treatment of ear keloids: A randomized control trial.
    Burns 2018 Mar 10. Epub 2018 Mar 10.
    Jinnah Burn and Reconstructive Surgery Center, Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan.
    Background: The ear is the common site for keloid formation especially in women after ear piercing. Surgery is the main stay of treatment in these lesions but there are large numbers of treatment failures in surgery alone.

    Objective: The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy of post-excision intralesional 5-fluorouracil/triamcinolone acetonide (5-FU/TAC) and post-excision radiotherapy in the treatment of ear keloids. Read More

    Bridging burn care education with modern technology, an integration with high fidelity human patient simulation.
    Burns 2018 Mar 10. Epub 2018 Mar 10.
    United States Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR), 3698 Chambers Pass Fort Sam, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234, United States.
    Objective: The Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) program is a burn-education curriculum nearly 30 years in the making, focusing on the unique challenges of the first 24h of care after burn injury. Our team applied high fidelity human patient simulation (HFHPS) to the established ABLS curriculum. Our hypothesis was that HFHPS would be a feasible, easily replicable, and valuable adjunct to the current curriculum that would enhance learner experience. Read More

    Hand burns surface area: A rule of thumb.
    Burns 2018 Mar 11. Epub 2018 Mar 11.
    Mersey Burns Centre, Whiston Hospital, Warrington Road, Prescot L35 5DR, United Kingdom.
    Introduction: Rapid estimation of acute hand burns is important for communication, standardisation of assessment, rehabilitation and research. Use of an individual's own thumbprint area as a fraction of their total hand surface area was evaluated to assess potential utility in hand burn evaluation.

    Materials And Methods: Ten health professionals used an ink-covered dominant thumb pulp to cover the surfaces of their own non-dominant hand using the contralateral thumb. Read More

    Efficient isolation and high yield of epidermal cells from foreskin biopsies by dynamic trypsinization.
    Burns 2018 Mar 8. Epub 2018 Mar 8.
    Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery, First Affiliated Hospital of People's Liberation Army General Hospital, Beijing, People's Republic of China.
    Cultured keratinocytes play important roles in burn wound healing and scientific research studies. We aimed to modify the isolation method to avoid over-digestion, maximize the number of isolated epidermal cells and establish a more efficient and innocuous way of cell isolation. Compared to the conventional method, the modified method combines the more dynamic process of enzymatic digestion with multiple harvestings of dissociated cells via digestion. Read More

    A quality improvement project incorporating preoperative warming to prevent perioperative hypothermia in major burns.
    Burns 2018 Mar 7. Epub 2018 Mar 7.
    Ross Tilley Burn Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada; Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Canada.
    Background: Patients with extensive burn injuries are susceptible to a host of accompanying adverse effects should they develop perioperative hypothermia, which occurs in up to ¼ of all major burn cases. This quality improvement project aimed to reduce the incidence of perioperative hypothermia to below 10% of cases in patients with major burn (Total Body Surface Area [TBSA] >15%), within a one year period.

    Methods: A baseline diagnostic phase was undertaken to provide a greater understanding of the incidence, natural history and risk factors of perioperative hypothermia. Read More

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