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Incidence of oxandrolone induced hepatic transaminitis in patients with burn injury.

Burns 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Department of Pharmacy, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH, United States. Electronic address:

The benefits of oxandrolone in burn patients has led to its accepted use in the burn care community, however details regarding the most common adverse effect, transaminitis, remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of transaminitis in patients with burn injury and identify risk factors associated with the development of transaminitis. This single-center, retrospective risk factor analysis compared burn patients on oxandrolone with and without the development of transaminitis, defined as any aspartate aminotransferase or alanine aminotransferase value >100mg/dL. Read More

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December 2018
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How self-inflicted injury and gender impacted the outcome following a severe burn.

Burns 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre, The Alfred and Monash University Central Clinical School, Australia.

Background: A high prevalence of self-inflicted burn injury is noted in severe burn injury. It remains unclear as to whether gender and past psychiatric history impact upon whether injury is self-inflicted and the outcomes.

Aims: Review the psychiatric history of patients treated in a statewide burn service following severe burn injury and determine whether psychiatric history, extent of burn and mortality are impacted by gender and whether the injury was self-inflicted. Read More

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December 2018

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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December 2018

The role of self-management in burns aftercare: a qualitative research study.

Burns 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK. Electronic address:

Introduction: For severe burns patient care presents a considerable challenge, necessitating an integrated multi-disciplinary approach that utilises a range of treatments. The period of care post-discharge can be lengthy and complex, and include scar management, occupational and physiotherapies, psychological support, and further surgery. How successfully the patient negotiates this complex care regimen is critical to their long-term recovery and in doing so they would appear to employ approaches recognised as "self-management" in other chronic conditions. Read More

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December 2018

Missed appointments (DNAs) among the burns patient population.

Burns 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, James Cook University Hospital, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Marton Road, Middlesbrough, TS4 3BW, UK. Electronic address:

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December 2018

Comparative study of conventional and topical heparin treatment in second degree burn patients for burn analgesia and wound healing.

Burns 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Plastic, Reconstructive Surgery and Burn Unit, King Edward Medical University, Mayo Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan. Electronic address:

Objective: To compare clinical outcome of topical conventional with topical heparin treatment in 2nd degree or partial thickness (PTB) burn patients.

Methods: Patients, between the ages of 14 and 60 years with 2nd degree burns involving <20%. Total body surface area (TBSA) on front of chest, abdomen and upper limbs excluding hands and lower limbs were enrolled from September 2015 to August 2016. Read More

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December 2018

Inhalational injury and the larynx: A review.

Burns 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Paediatrics Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Roberts Road, Subiaco, Western Australia 6008, Australia; Murdoch ENT, Wexford Medical Centre, St John of God Hospital (Murdoch), Suite 17-18, Level 1, 3 Barry Marshall Parade, Murdoch, Western Australia 6150, Australia; School of Surgery, University of Western Australia, Stirling Highway, Crawley, Perth, Western Australia 6009, Australia; St John of God Hospital (Murdoch), Wexford Medical Center, Suite 17-18, Level 1, 3 Barry Marshall Parade, Murdoch 6150, Western Australia, Australia.

Objective: To review and discuss the existing research on the pathophysiology, impact and management of inhalational injury on the larynx and lower respiratory tract.

Data Sources: A literature search was conducted on the PubMed, MedLine, Embase, Web of Science and Google Scholar databases based on the keywords "airway burn", "inhalational injury" and "larynx".

Review Methods: Inclusion criteria included English language studies containing original and review data on airway injury. Read More

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December 2018

Time series analysis of gene changes and processes after burn with human gene expression profiles.

Burns 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Burn and Plastic Surgery, Zibo Central Hospital, Zibo, Shandong, 255036, China.

Severe burns might be followed by severe infection associated with high mortality. In this study, we aimed to identify changes in genes and processes across time points after burn via analyzing time series gene expression profiles in burn patients and control from the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO). Patients were classified into four groups according to time after burn and weighted gene co-expression network analysis (WGCNA) obtained three gene modules including magenta, yellow and greenyellow modules that significantly correlated positively with time after burn. Read More

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December 2018

Risk factors and the associated limit values for abnormal elevation of extravascular lung water in severely burned adults.

Burns 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Institute of Burn Research, State Key Laboratory of Trauma, Burns and Combined Injury, Southwest Hospital, Third Military Medical University (Army Medical University), Chongqing, 400038, China. Electronic address:

Background: Increased extravascular lung water (EVLW) correlates with pulmonary morbidity and mortality in critical illness. The extravascular lung water index (EVLWI), which reflects the degree of EVLW in an individual, increases in the fluid reabsorption stage rather than the initial resuscitation stage in severe burn cases. While many factors contribute to EVLWI variation, the risk factors contributing to its abnormal elevation in severe burns remain unclear. Read More

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December 2018

Assessment of the impact of oxandrolone on outcomes in burn injured patients.

Burns 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Department of Surgery, USA. Electronic address:

The purpose of this study is to use a retrospective cohort of burn patients to evaluate the contribution of oxandrolone on burn care outcomes. Longitudinal clinical data is used to analyze outcomes from a new perspective. Our random-effects longitudinal regression analysis model used temporal clinical data to evaluate oxandrolone's impact on outcomes (oxandrolone/non-oxandrolone n=50/11, median length of stay [LOS]=42. Read More

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December 2018

Patient satisfaction in a Spanish burn unit.

Burns 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Burn Unit, Getafe Hospital, Madrid, Spain.

Background: As a result of the Spanish healthcare system overhaul, quality of care is becoming increasingly important. All burn service providers are required to measure patient satisfaction with care as an imperative need. Nevertheless, there are very few papers regarding patient satisfaction in burn units or in plastic surgery in general. Read More

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December 2018

Cross-cultural validation of the Itch Man Scale in pediatric burn survivors in a South African setting.

Burns 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of Paediatric Surgery, Erasmus MC-Sophia Children's Hospital, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Department of Paediatric Surgery, Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa. Electronic address:

Introduction: Pruritus or itch is a common symptom after burn injuries. The Itch Man Scale has been recommended to assess itch severity in children. The aim of this prospective observational study was to perform a cross-cultural validation of the Itch Man Scale by comparing it with the Numeric Rating Scale (NRS) and the Toronto Pediatric Itch Scale. Read More

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December 2018
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What do we lean from the "PhagoBurn" project.

Burns 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of Burn and Plastic, the first Affiliated hospital of Zunyi Medical University, Zunyi, China. Electronic address:

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December 2018

The impact of skin allograft on inpatient outcomes in the treatment of major burns 20-50% total body surface area - A propensity score matched analysis using the nationwide inpatient sample.

Burns 2018 Dec 4. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States; Division of Plastic Surgery, Palo Alto Veterans Affairs, Palo Alto, CA, United States.

Background: Human cadaveric skin (allograft) is used in treating major burns both as temporizing wound coverage and a means of testing wound bed viability following burn excision. There is limited information on outcomes, and clinicians disagree on indications for application in intermediate-sized burns. This study aims to improve understanding of allograft use in 20-50% total body surface burns by assessing current utilization and evaluating inpatient outcomes. Read More

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December 2018

The ultra postage stamp skingraft.

Burns 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Plastic Surgery, 50 Leopoldsplein, Hasselt 3500, Belgium.

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November 2018
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Uptake of PHMB in a bacterial nanocellulose-based wound dressing: A feasible clinical procedure.

Burns 2018 Nov 30. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Division of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Medical University of Graz, Austria; COREMED - Cooperative Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Graz, 9 Austria.

Background: With the increase of antimicrobial resistance in recent decades, other methods of preventing and fighting infections must be considered. Burn patients, whose wound areas are often extensive, are especially prone to wound infections. The loading of bacterial nanocellulose (BNC) with antiseptics has already been successfully performed but unfortunately, the described procedure is time-consuming and thus not applicable in a clinical emergency setting. Read More

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November 2018
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Photographic evaluation of different adrenaline-containing tumescent solutions on skin graft donor site bleeding: A prospective randomised trial.

Burns 2018 Dec 25;44(8):2018-2025. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, Outram Road, Singapore 169608, Singapore. Electronic address:

Background: Tumescent infiltration is a technique to reduce skin graft donor site bleeding, however there are no studies comparing tumescent solutions with different concentrations of adrenaline on donor site blood loss. We sought to evaluate the effect on skin donor site bleeding of different adrenaline concentrations in adrenaline-containing tumescent solutions in a prospective randomised trial.

Methods: Donor sites were marked into thirds and each segment randomised to receive tumescent infiltration containing no adrenaline, adrenaline 1:500,000, or adrenaline 1:250,000. Read More

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December 2018
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3-D wound scanner: A novel, effective, reliable, and convenient tool for measuring scar area.

Burns 2018 Dec 25;44(8):1930-1939. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

Department of Burn Surgery, Changhai Hospital, The Second Military Medical University, Shanghai 200433, China. Electronic address:

This study aimed to investigate whether a three-dimensional (3-D) wound scanner could be used to measure the area of scars. Scar models were constructed using flesh-colored, brown-colored (simulating hyperpigmented scars), orange-colored (simulating scars with obvious vascularization), and white-colored (simulating hypopigmented scars) plastic. Each colored plastic was used to construct scar models with regular and irregular base surfaces (four each). Read More

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December 2018
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"Stem cells in burn wound healing: A systematic review of the literature".

Burns 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Introduction: Severe burns are often associated with high morbidity and unsatisfactory functional and esthetic outcomes. Over the last two decades, stem cells have generated great hopes for the treatment of numerous conditions including burns. The aim of this systematic review is to evaluate the role of stem cell therapy as a means to promote burn wound healing. Read More

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November 2018
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Comparative evaluation of three methods of skin graft fixation for split thickness skin graft after release of post burn contracture of the neck.

Burns 2018 Oct 25. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

Dept. of Burns, Plastic & Maxillofacial Surgery, VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi 110029, India. Electronic address:

Objectives: Split thickness skin graft is an essential component of release of post burn contracture of neck. There are many methods of fixation of skin grafts; however, there is lack of objective comparison between different techniques. This study has been designed to compare three commonly used techniques of split thickness skin graft fixation methods. Read More

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October 2018

Sodium butyrate inhibits the production of HMGB1 and attenuates severe burn plus delayed resuscitation-induced intestine injury via the p38 signaling pathway.

Burns 2018 Oct 25. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

Department of Burns, The First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei, Anhui, PR China. Electronic address:

Background: Inflammatory response triggered by high mobility group box-1 (HMGB1) protein and oxidative stress play critical roles in the intestinal injury after severe burn. Sodium butyrate, a histone deacetylase inhibitor, has potential anti-inflammatory properties, inhibiting the expression of inflammatory mediators such as HMGB1 in diverse diseases. This study was designed to investigate the effects of sodium butyrate on severe burn plus delayed resuscitation-induced intestine injury, intestinal expressions of HMGB1 and intracellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1), oxidative stress, and signal transduction pathway changes in rats. Read More

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October 2018
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Ephrin-A2 affects wound healing and scarring in a murine model of excisional injury.

Burns 2018 Oct 25. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

Burn Injury Research Unit, School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Western Australia, Australia; The Institute for Respiratory Health, The University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Western Australia, Australia; The Fiona Wood Foundation, Perth, Western Australia, Australia. Electronic address:

Ephrin ligand/Eph receptor signaling is important in both tissue development and homeostasis. There is increasing evidence that Ephrin/Eph signaling is important in the skin, involved in hair follicle cycling, epidermal differentiation, cutaneous innervation and skin cancer. However, there is currently limited information on the role of Ephrin/Eph signaling in cutaneous wound healing. Read More

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October 2018
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Point-of-care endoscopic optical coherence tomography detects changes in mucosal thickness in ARDS due to smoke inhalation and burns.

Burns 2018 Nov 24. Epub 2018 Nov 24.

The Geneva Foundation, Tacoma WA, United States; United States Army Institute of Surgical Research, JBSA Ft. Sam Houston, TX, United States.

Background: The prevalence of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in mechanically ventilated burn patients is 33%, with mortality varying from 11-46% depending on ARDS severity. Despite the new Berlin definition for ARDS, prompt bedside diagnosis is lacking. We developed and tested a bedside technique of fiberoptic-bronchoscopy-based optical coherence tomography (OCT) measurement of airway mucosal thickness (MT) for diagnosis of ARDS following smoke inhalation injury (SII) and burns. Read More

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November 2018
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Burn injury and multiple sclerosis: A retrospective case-control study.

Burns 2018 Nov 23. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Ross Tilley Burn Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Institute of Medical Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Department of Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address:

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to determine whether having a previous diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) changed acute care needs in burn-injured patients.

Methods: This was a retrospective case-control study that included adult (aged ≥18years) patients with an acute burn injury. Control patients were matched with eleven patients with a history of MS at a 4:1 ratio. Read More

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November 2018
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Hospital-acquired complications alter quality of life in adult burn survivors: Report from a burn model system.

Burns 2018 Nov 23. 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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November 2018
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Predicting wound healing rates and survival with the use of automated serial evaluations of burn wounds.

Burns 2018 Nov 22. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

United States Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, TX, United States.

Healing of burn wounds is necessary for survival; however tracking progression or healing of burns is an inexact science. Recently, the relationship of mortality and wound healing has been documented with a software termed WoundFlow. The objective of the current study was to confirm various factors that impact burn wound healing, as well as to establish a timeline and rate of successful healing. Read More

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November 2018
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Evaluation of the analgesic effects of duloxetine in burn patients: An open-label randomized controlled trial.

Burns 2018 Nov 20. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Herbal and Traditional Medicines Research Center and Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran. Electronic address:

Objectives: To evaluate efficacy of addition of duloxetine to usual analgesic regimens in management of burn pain.

Methods: In a 3-week open label randomized controlled trial, burn patients were assigned to the intervention (duloxetine 60mg/day+usual analgesic regimens) or control group (usual analgesic regimens: morphine±acetaminophen±gabapentin). Intensity and quality of background pain and severity of procedural pain were evaluated using neuropathic pain scale (NPS) and visual analog scale (VAS), respectively. Read More

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November 2018
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Self-inflicted burn injuries: Etiologies, risk factors and impact on institutional resources.

Burns 2018 Nov 19. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 661, Rochester, NY 14642, United States. Electronic address:

Introduction: Self-inflicted burns are a rare cause of injury, accounting for only 1.0% of burns in the United States. While rare, the physical and psychosocial ramifications of these injuries are lasting. Read More

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November 2018
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Call for more translational research in burn injury prevention.

Burns 2018 Nov 13. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

Department of Emergency Medicine, Teikyo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.

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November 2018

Predictors of withdrawal of life support after burn injury.

Burns 2018 Nov 12. Epub 2018 Nov 12.

Department of Surgery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, United States. Electronic address:

Introduction: Discussions regarding withdrawal of life support after burn injury are challenging and complex. Often, providers may facilitate this discussion when the extent of injury makes survival highly unlikely or when the patient's condition deteriorates during resuscitation. Few papers have evaluated withdrawal of life support in burn patients. Read More

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November 2018

E-cigarette burn injuries: Comprehensive review and management guidelines proposal.

Burns 2018 Nov 12. Epub 2018 Nov 12.

Department of Plastic Surgery, St. John Hospital, Livingston EH54 6PP, Scotland, UK. Electronic address:

Introduction: Electronic cigarettes (EC) have been reported to be associated with burns secondary to explosions of the device or battery, or contact from overheating, resulting in flame, contact or chemical burns. In addition to this, there have also been reported cases of soft tissue and bony trauma with or without associated burns. Using collective evidence, this review aims to summarise all reported burns associated with ECs, and its implications on immediate management with a particular focus on surgical treatment. Read More

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November 2018
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Keloid negatively affects body image.

Burns 2018 Nov 11. Epub 2018 Nov 11.

Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP/EPM) - Plastic Surgery Division, São Paulo, Brazil.

Background/objectives: Keloid is a healing disorder that occurs exclusively in humans. This pathology is considered a benign cicatricial neoplasm, whose physiopathogenesis has not yet completely clarified. Its disfiguring appearance often could potentially cause a disturbance in the patient regarding his/her body image. 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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Incidence of self-inflicted burn injury in patients with Major Psychiatric Illness.

Burns 2018 Nov 11. Epub 2018 Nov 11.

Department of Surgery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, United States. Electronic address:

Introduction: Psychiatric disorders are mental illnesses that impair judgment, thought process and mood that can result in physical and emotional disability. According to DSM-IV, mental disorders increases risk of traumatic injury, particularly burn [1] (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). However, there are few studies that look at patients with pre-existing major psychiatric disorders and burn outcomes. Read More

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November 2018
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Tissue expansion of the lower limb: Retrospective study of 141 procedures in burn sequelae.

Burns 2018 Nov 6. Epub 2018 Nov 6.

Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Unit, Burn Care Center, Hôpital Saint Louis, Paris, France.

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November 2018
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Successful tissue expansion: A question of complication management.

Burns 2018 Nov 6. Epub 2018 Nov 6.

Division of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 29, A-8036 Graz, Austria.

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November 2018

Effects of obesity on burn resuscitation.

Burns 2018 Dec 31;44(8):1947-1953. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Department of Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA.

The effects of obesity on resuscitation after severe burn are not well understood. Formulas to calculate 24-h resuscitation volumes incorporate body weight, which in obese patients often leads to excessive fluid administration and potential complications such as pulmonary edema, extremity or abdominal compartment syndrome, and longer mechanical ventilation. We evaluated the impact of obesity on 24-h fluid resuscitation after severe burn using a cohort of 145 adults admitted to the burn ICU from January 2014 to March 2017 with >20% total body surface area burns. Read More

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December 2018
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Rational treatment of hydrofluoric acid burns of the fingers.

Burns 2018 Dec 30;44(8):2099-2100. Epub 2018 Oct 30.

Department of Burns & Wound Care Center, 2nd Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University, College of Medicine, Hangzhou 310009, China. Electronic address:

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December 2018

Classification of burn injury using Raman spectroscopy and optical coherence tomography: An ex-vivo study on porcine skin.

Burns 2018 Oct 29. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, 2201 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37235, USA.

Accurate depth assessment of burn wounds is a critical task to provide the right treatment and care. Currently, laser Doppler imaging is able to provide better accuracy compared to the standard clinical evaluation. However, its clinical applicability is limited by factors like scanning distance, time, and cost. Read More

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October 2018
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Trends 10 years after burn injury: A Burn Model System National Database study.

Burns 2018 Dec 29;44(8):1882-1886. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

Department of Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Box 359796 325 9th Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98104, United States.

Background: The Burn Specific Health Scale-Brief (BSHS-B) evaluates 9 aspects of health and has been validated globally. Existing reports typically focus on outcomes shortly after injury. The purpose of this study is to determine whether quality of life remains a concern for burn survivors ten years after-injury. Read More

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December 2018
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Recurrent bacteremia: A 10-year retrospective study in combat-related burn casualties.

Burns 2018 Oct 29. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, JBSA, Fort Sam Houston, TX, United States; Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, United States. Electronic address:

Introduction: Surviving the first episode of bacteremia predisposes burn casualties to its recurrence. Herein, we investigate the incidence, mortality, bacteriology, and source of infection of recurrent bacteremia in military burn casualties admitted to the U.S. Read More

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October 2018
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The Bridge: A mobile application for burn patients.

Burns 2018 Oct 27. Epub 2018 Oct 27.

Firefighters' Regional Burn Center, Memphis, TN, United States.

Global use of the internet has become commonplace, and smart phones have paved the way for technological mobility. Incorporation of smart phone technology has the potential to positively affect health outcomes through use of health-directed applications (apps), particularly for those patients living in medically underserved areas. The Bridge Mobile App for Burn Patients (fka: HealthySteps), is a pilot project that was developed to address the unique recovery needs of patients with major burn injuries who are being discharged from a regional burn center. Read More

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October 2018

"Consistency an issue?" - A review of UK burns service online information on burns first aid.

Burns 2018 Oct 27. Epub 2018 Oct 27.

Department of Burns, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Pinderfields General Hospital, Aberford Road, Wakefield, WF14DG, UK. Electronic address:

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October 2018

Frailty: an independent predictor of burns mortality following in-patient admission.

Burns 2018 Dec 22;44(8):1895-1902. Epub 2018 Oct 22.

St. Andrew's Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns, Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 7ET, United Kingdom; Centre for Trauma Sciences, Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London, London, E1 2AT, United Kingdom; Academic Department of Military Surgery and Trauma, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, B15 2TH, United Kingdom.

Introduction: Burn injury in the elderly is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. It is not uncommon for biological age, or frailty, to differ from chronological age in this patient group and thus predicting individual clinical outcomes remains challenging. It has been previously shown that Rockwood's Clinical Frailty Scale, a global clinical measure of fitness and frailty in older people, can be a useful adjunct for predicting outcomes for elderly patients with burns >10% TBSA. Read More

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December 2018
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ISBI Practice Guidelines for Burn Care, Part 2.

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Burns 2018 Nov 19;44(7):1617-1706. Epub 2018 Oct 19.

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November 2018

Chronic burn wound treatment by Erbium: YAG fractional ablation: First described report and literature review.

Burns 2018 Oct 17. Epub 2018 Oct 17.

UT Southwestern Division of Burns/Trauma/Critical Care, Dallas, TX, United States. Electronic address:

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October 2018

Cultural adaptation of the 5-D itch scale and its reliability for Brazilian burn survivors.

Burns 2018 Oct 18. Epub 2018 Oct 18.

State University of Campinas (Unicamp), Campinas, SP, Brazil.

This was a methodological study whose objective was to culturally adapt the 5-D itch scale for Brazilian Portuguese and verify its practicability, acceptability and reliability for burn survivors. This study followed the five internationally recommended steps for the adaptation process: translation, synthesis, back translation, assessment by an expert committee and pretesting process; besides, an evaluation of its practicability, acceptability and reliability was conducted. The pretest was carried out with thirty burn survivors - hospitalized or on outpatient follow-up - from two public hospitals in the state of São Paulo. Read More

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October 2018
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Optimization of an empiric vancomycin dosing algorithm for improved target concentration attainment in patients with thermal injury.

Burns 2018 Oct 16. Epub 2018 Oct 16.

Department of Plastic Surgery, Firefighters Regional Burn Center, Regional One Health, 877 Jefferson Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103, USA; Department of Plastic Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN 38103, USA. Electronic address:

Objective: Vancomycin empirical dosing studies in thermally injured patients have netted low successful target attainment and most excluded renal dysfunction, limiting applicability. In a previous study, the authors performed a retrospective analysis of 124 patients' measured pharmacokinetic parameters to calculate optimal dose and interval for intermittent infusion regimens and find predictors of clearance and total daily dose. The objective of this study was to improve the accuracy of attaining goal therapeutic targets with initial vancomycin regimens in patients with thermal injury through retrospective modeling. Read More

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October 2018

Intravenous maintenance fluids in resuscitation for thermal injuries in children.

Burns 2018 Dec 16;44(8):2102-2104. Epub 2018 Oct 16.

Burns and Reconstructive Surgery, St Andrew's Burns' Centre, Chelmsford CM1 7ET, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

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December 2018
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Comparison of efficacy and safety of intralesional triamcinolone and combination of triamcinolone with 5-fluorouracil in the treatment of keloids and hypertrophic scars: Randomised control trial.

Burns 2018 Oct 16. Epub 2018 Oct 16.

Jinnah Burn and Reconstructive Surgery Center, Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan.

The treatment of keloid and hypertrophic scar is challenging with no universally accepted mode for permanent ablation. Conventional therapies yield unpredictable results, significant complications and require elaborate hardware.

Objective: The objective was to establish the safety and efficacy of intralesional 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) for the treatment of keloids and hypertrophic scars. Read More

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October 2018
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