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In hot water: The impact of burn injuries from hot water bottles - Experience of a UK burns unit and review of the literature.

Burns 2019 Feb 11. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Burns Unit, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

Introduction: Hot water bottles (HWBs) are a common domestic item in the UK. Their use is associated with burns injuries, either by contact for prolonged periods with the skin, or through the HWB leaking or bursting.

Methods: We used electronic health records to retrospectively review HWB related burns treated by the Burns Service at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital between January 2017-March 2018. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2018.12.006DOI Listing
February 2019

Partial thickness wound: Does mechanism of injury influence healing?

Burns 2019 Feb 7. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Faculty Biology, Medicine and Health, University of Manchester, Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9PT, United Kingdom; Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, M13 9WL, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

Wound healing is a complex multistep process which is temporally and spatially controlled. In partial thickness wounds, regeneration is possible from the stem cells in the edges of the wound and from the remnants of the epidermal appendages (such as hair follicles and sebaceous glands). This study examines whether the mechanism of injury influences healing of wounds of similar depth. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2018.08.010DOI Listing
February 2019

Head and neck burns are associated with long-term patient-reported dissatisfaction with appearance: A Burn Model System National Database study.

Burns 2019 Feb 4. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

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

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

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

Work-related burn injuries and claims for post-traumatic stress disorder in Korea.

Burns 2019 Feb 1. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

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

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

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

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

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February 2019
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The scourge of burn contractures: Who will bell the cat?

Burns 2019 Jan 28. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Department of Plastic Surgery, Seth GSMC and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, 4000012, India. Electronic address:

Introduction: Majority of burn injuries occur in developing world. There have been many advances in burn care management. But this advance comes at a price of ever increasing burn sequel of scarring. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2019.01.001DOI Listing
January 2019

Dysphagia in the burn patient: Experience in a National Burn Reference Centre.

Burns 2019 Jan 25. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

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

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

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

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2019.01.002DOI Listing
January 2019
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Hospitalisations with burns in children younger than five years in Portugal, 2011-2015.

Burns 2019 Jan 25. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

MEDCIDS - Department of Community Medicine, Information and Health Decision Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Portugal; CINTESIS - Centre for Health Technology and Services Research, Portugal.

Introduction: Paediatric population still represents a high burden of hospitalisations among burns inpatients. Children under five years old have a distinct aetiology distribution comparing to other age groups, representing in Portugal a fifth of all hospitalisations with burns. We aimed to describe the demographic and clinical burden of burns requiring hospitalization, as well as hospitalization charges, among this age group in Portugal. Read More

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January 2019

New fluid therapy protocol in acute burn from a tertiary burn care centre.

Burns 2019 Jan 24. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Department of Burns, Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery, Vardhaman Mahaveer Medical College and Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi, 110 029, India.

Background: Ringer lactate is the main fluid for resuscitation of acute burns. However it is not a complete fluid alone, as it does not take care of sugar and electrolyte balance adequately. This study has been carried out to compare the use of Ringer lactate (RL) alone and combination of RL with Dextrose Normal Saline (DNS) as fluid replacement therapy in acute burn. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2018.03.011DOI Listing
January 2019
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The association of patient and burn characteristics with itching and pain severity.

Burns 2019 Jan 24. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Department of Emergency Medicine, HSC-L4-080 Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook, NY 11794-8350, United States. Electronic address:

Introduction: Itch after burn injury causes significant distress to patients and can hamper functional recovery. Itching can persist on a time scale ranging from several weeks to even years after injury. In this study, we sought to determine predictors of itching after burn injury. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2018.06.011DOI Listing
January 2019

Red blood cell distribution width is an independent risk factor in the prediction of acute respiratory distress syndrome after severe burns.

Burns 2019 Jan 24. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Department of Burns, the First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei, Anhui Province 230022, PR China. Electronic address:

Background: The occurrence of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) significantly increases the mortality and morbidity of major burns; there are few laboratory markers that predict the development of ARDS in severe burns. This study was to investigate the relationship between complete blood count (CBC) parameters and the incidence of ARDS in severe burn patients.

Methods: An eight-year retrospective study was performed on 610 severe burn patients who were admitted to the First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University and Rui Jin Hospital of Shanghai Jiao Tong University from January 2008 to December 2015. Read More

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January 2019
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Opioid creep in burn center discharge regimens: Doubled amounts and complexity of narcotic prescriptions over seven years.

Burns 2019 Jan 24. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Burn & Shock Trauma Research Institute, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, USA.

Prescription opioid misuse is an epidemic international health crisis. Although burn providers are increasingly mindful of balancing pain relief with risk of opioid dependence, several burn centers have noticed their patients are still receiving an increased amount of opioids, termed "opioid creep." We examined discharge narcotic prescriptions at a single burn center in the Midwest United States and found that patients discharged in 2015 received nearly twice the amount of narcotics (mean=600 morphine equivalents [ME]) than those discharged in 2008 (mean=350 ME), with a significantly increased likelihood of a more complex narcotic discharge regimen. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2018.08.004DOI Listing
January 2019
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Platelet-rich fibrin as an alternative adjunct to tendon-exposed wound healing: A randomized controlled clinical trial.

Burns 2019 Jan 24. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The Second Affiliated Hospital of AnHui Medical University, China.

Background: The use of platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) has attracted great interest in the treatment of oral and maxillofacial procedures, gingival recessions, and bone healing. However, PRF has been reported hardly to prepare wound bed before skin grafting. This randomized clinical study sought to identify the effect of PRF as an alternative adjunct to tendon-exposed wound healing. Read More

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January 2019

Candidemia in major burn patients and its possible risk factors: A 6-year period retrospective study at a burn ICU.

Burns 2019 Jan 24. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

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

Objective: The aims of this study were to evaluate the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of candidemia in a typical burn ICU, and to determine the risk factors associated with candidemia among major burn patients.

Method: This retrospective observational study of candidemia from 2012 to 2017 in a burn ICU was conducted in the Department of Burn, Southwest hospital, Chongqing, China.

Results: The study included 410 major burn patients (≥40% total body surface area), 39 (9. Read More

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January 2019

Tissue expanders; review of indications, results and outcome during 15 years' experience.

Burns 2019 Jan 23. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

Faculty of Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Electronic address:

Background: Tissue expanders (TE) are frequently used worldwide. In this study we surveyed outcome of our patients retrospectively during 15 years.

Materials And Methods: We had 1105 patients for whom 3059 TEs have been used. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2018.11.017DOI Listing
January 2019
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The role of recruited minced skin grafting in improving the quality of healing at the donor site of split-thickness skin graft-A comparative study.

Burns 2019 Jan 17. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Plastic Surgery, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India. Electronic address:

Introduction: The donor area of split thickness skin graft harvest usually takes 2-3 weeks to heal. A few studies have shown that application of minced skin grafting helps to reduce this time. The objective of this comparative study was to find the role of recruited minced skin grafting on the overall quality of healing at the split thickness skin graft donor area. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2018.11.018DOI Listing
January 2019
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Social support and posttraumatic growth in Iranian burn survivors: The mediating role of spirituality.

Burns 2019 Jan 14. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

Reconstructive and Burn Surgery Department, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran.

Background: Social support and spirituality are important issues among burn survivors that appear to affect their posttraumatic growth (PTG).

Aim: To investigate the relationship between social support and PTG in Iranian burn survivors, as mediated by their perceptions of spiritual well-being.

Method: This is a correlation study with a cross-sectional design, and it uses anonymous questionnaires as study instruments (i. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2018.10.013DOI Listing
January 2019
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Burn camps for burns survivors-Realising the benefits for early adjustment: A systematic review.

Burns 2019 Jan 8. Epub 2019 Jan 8.

School of Health Sciences, College of Health and Medicine, University of Tasmania, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Electronic address:

Objectives: Child and adolescent burn survivors benefit from skills to cope with the physical and mental challenges associated with their injuries. Burn camps can offer an opportunity to build these skills. In this study, we systematically review the best available evidence on burn camps in order to better assess their impact on burn survivors. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2018.12.005DOI Listing
January 2019
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Infant burns: A single institution retrospective review.

Burns 2019 Jan 8. Epub 2019 Jan 8.

Department of Paediatric Surgery, Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital and Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Thermal injuries amongst infants are common and a cause of significant mortality and morbidity in South Africa. This has been attributed to the lack of an enabling environment (poverty-related lack of safe living conditions) and the cognitive and physical developmental immaturity of infants, who depend on their surroundings and adults to keep them safe. This is a retrospective observational study of 548 infant admissions over 48 months. Read More

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January 2019
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Survey of national and local practice of compression therapy timing for burn patients in the United States.

Burns 2019 Jan 7. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

Division of Trauma, Critical Care, and Burn, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States; Research Department, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. Electronic address:

Objective: Compression therapy (CT) has been an important, but debated, treatment for burn scars. To better understand one source of variation in observed outcomes after CT, an evaluation of CT timing of application is needed.

Materials And Methods: Following IRB approval, 126 burn centers were contacted to complete a 17-question survey regarding the center's practice pattern for compression garment therapy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2018.12.016DOI Listing
January 2019
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Randomized controlled trial of the immediate and long-term effect of massage on adult postburn scar.

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

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

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

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February 2019
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"An improvement on burn care" - A full audit cycle on accuracy & appropriateness of burn injury referrals from an Emergency Department through a Burns Network.

Burns 2019 Jan 5. Epub 2019 Jan 5.

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Infirmary Square, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 5WW, UK. Electronic address:

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January 2019
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Epidemiology and outcomes of burn injuries at a tertiary burn care center in Bangladesh.

Burns 2019 Jan 3. Epub 2019 Jan 3.

New York Medical College, 40 Sunshine Cottage Rd, Valhalla, NY 10595, USA.

Globally, burns are among some of the most devastating injuries and account for more than 265,000 deaths worldwide. In Bangladesh alone, nearly 3000 people die annually from burn-related injuries. This study was conducted at the National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery in Dhaka, Bangladesh in June of 2016. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2018.12.011DOI Listing
January 2019
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Use of the burn intervention score to calculate the charges of the care of burns.

Burns 2019 Jan 3. Epub 2019 Jan 3.

The Plastic Surgery Unit, Surgery Department, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt; Department of Hand Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Burns, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, 8 Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden. Electronic address:

Background: To our knowledge this is the first published estimate of the charges of the care of burns in Sweden. The Linköping Burn Interventional Score has been used to calculate the charges for each burned patient since 1993. The treatment of burns is versatile, and depends on the depth and extension of the burn. Read More

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January 2019
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Epidemiological characteristics of burn injuries in Iraq: A burn hospital-based study.

Burns 2018 Dec 29. Epub 2018 Dec 29.

Department of Community and Family Medicine, Baghdad College of Medicine, Baghdad, Iraq.

This study was conducted to determine the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of burn injuries, estimate the case fatality rate for burn patients, and determine the main determinants of the associated death among burn patients who were admitted to Baghdad Burn Hospital, Medical City Teaching Hospitals, Baghdad, Iraq during 2015. This study involved a retrospective review of medical records of all burn patients who were admitted to Baghdad Burn Hospital in 2015. Data were collected using a special form and included information on demographic characteristics and burn characteristics and outcomes. Read More

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December 2018
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(-)-Epigallocatechin-3-gallate, reduces corneal damage secondary from experimental grade II alkali burns in mice.

Burns 2018 Dec 30. Epub 2018 Dec 30.

Departamento de Biología Celular, CINVESTAV-IPN. Apdo. Postal 14-740, México D.F. 07000, México. Electronic address:

Background: Since recent reports have shown that (-)-Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) could be used for treating proliferative and inflammatory disorders, we explored its use for the management of corneal chemical burns.

Materials And Methods: Initially, EGCG was assayed on the rabbit corneal epithelial cell line RCE1(5T5) to establish the best testing conditions, and to avoid unwanted outcomes in the experimental animals. Then, we studied its effects on cell proliferation, cell cycle progression and cell differentiation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2018.08.021DOI Listing
December 2018
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Comment on "Incidence of risk factors for bloodstream infections in patients with major burns receiving intensive care: A retrospective single-center cohort study".

Burns 2018 Dec 28. Epub 2018 Dec 28.

Division of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand surgery, Burn unit, Lausanne University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2018.10.028DOI Listing
December 2018
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Beyond surge: Coping with mass burn casualty in the closest hospital to the Formosa Fun Coast Dust Explosion.

Burns 2018 Dec 28. Epub 2018 Dec 28.

Department of Emergency Medicine, MacKay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; School of Medicine, Mackay Medical College, Taipei, Taiwan. Electronic address:

Purpose: To provide an insight into the challenges faced by the closest hospital to the Formosa Fun Coast Dust Explosion (FFCDE) disaster scene, and to examine how the hospital staff adapted to cope with the mass burn casualty (MBC) in their overcrowded emergency department (ED) after the disaster.

Material And Methods: The critical incident technique was used for the investigation. Data was gathered through in-depth individual interviews with 15 key participants in this event. Read More

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December 2018
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Toxic epidermal necrolysis therapeutic standardization: A holistic approach.

Burns 2018 Dec 28. Epub 2018 Dec 28.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Deparment, University Hospital La Fe, Fernando Abril Martorell 1, 46026 Valencia, Spain. Electronic address:

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

Burns 2018 Dec 27. Epub 2018 Dec 27.

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

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

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December 2018
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Common hydrotherapy practices and the prevalence of burn wound bacterial colonisation at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia.

Burns 2018 Dec 27. Epub 2018 Dec 27.

Department of Pathology, University Teaching Hospital, Private Bag 1X RW, Lusaka, Zambia.

Background: In many parts of the world, hydrotherapy plays an important role in the management of patients with wounds including burns. Different centers practice hydrotherapy differently. At the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia, burn patients use a common bathtub for cleaning their wounds which theoretically increases the risk of cross-infection, an important source of morbidity and mortality. Read More

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December 2018
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Frailty and more: Age-related outcome factors in burns.

Burns 2018 Dec 27. Epub 2018 Dec 27.

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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December 2018
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Nano-silver modified porcine small intestinal submucosa for the treatment of infected partial-thickness burn wounds.

Burns 2018 Dec 27. Epub 2018 Dec 27.

Division of Colorectal Surgery, Changzheng Hospital, Second Military Medical University, No 415, Fengyang Road, Shanghai, China. Electronic address:

Background And Aim: Silver has been widely used as a topical antimicrobial agent in burn wound care. In a previous study, we demonstrated the introduction of nano-silver particles to porcine small intestinal submucosa (NS-PSIS) led to significant enhancement in antibacterial property in repairing contaminated abdominal defect. In this study, we explored the efficacy of NS-PSIS in the treatment of Pseudomonas aeruginosa-infected partial-thickness burn wounds. Read More

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December 2018
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Genetic influence on scar height and pliability after burn injury in individuals of European ancestry: A prospective cohort study.

Burns 2018 Dec 27. Epub 2018 Dec 27.

Burn Injury Research Unit, School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia.

After similar extent of injury there is considerable variability in scarring between individuals, in part due to genetic factors. This study aimed to identify genetic variants associated with scar height and pliability after burn injury. An exome-wide array association study and gene pathway analysis were performed on a prospective cohort of 665 patients treated for burn injury. Read More

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December 2018
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The role of psychological flexibility in appearance anxiety in people who have experienced a visible burn injury.

Burns 2018 Dec 24. Epub 2018 Dec 24.

Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, Cathedral Court,1 Vicar Lane, Floor F, Sheffield, S1 2LT, United Kingdom.

Background: Individuals with visible differences can experience appearance anxiety that is distressing and disruptive to daily functioning. Understanding psychological factors that maintain appearance anxiety related to scarring is important in developing theoretical understanding of adjustment to injury, and in identifying targets for psychological therapies. This study aimed to investigate whether psychological flexibility, a key element underpinning acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), was associated with appearance anxiety. Read More

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December 2018
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Dakin's Solution: "One of the most important and far-reaching contributions to the armamentarium of the surgeons".

Burns 2018 Dec 24. Epub 2018 Dec 24.

Department of Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA. Electronic address:

Henry Drysdale Dakin is a notable person in the history of surgery, wound care, military medicine and infectious disease control. Dakin is an exemplar scientist who in the midst of war forged an international collaboration with scientists in multiple fields to create and universalize an antiseptic utopia, which saved thousands lives during World War I, remarkably diminished functional disabilities from wounds and continues to be a "far-reaching armamentarium" of the surgeons and wound care specialists around the globe. Dakin investigated over 200 different antiseptic substances to finally conclude that a 0. Read More

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December 2018
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Re: Comment on "Incidence of risk factors for bloodstream infections in patients with major burns receiving intensive care: A retrospective single-center cohort study".

Burns 2018 Dec 24. Epub 2018 Dec 24.

Medical University of Vienna, Department of Medicine I, Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Vienna, Austria; Jena University Hospital, Institute of Infectious Diseases and Infection Control, Jena, Germany. Electronic address:

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December 2018
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Can systemic inflammatory response syndrome score at admission predict clinical outcome in patients with severe burns?

Burns 2018 Dec 21. Epub 2018 Dec 21.

Department of Burn Surgery, Changhai Hospital, Naval Medical University, Shanghai 200433, People's Republic of China. Electronic address:

Introduction: The use of SIRS score as a predictor of outcomes in patients with severe burns has not been fully evaluated. Here, we aimed to test that whether admission SIRS score, combining with other predictors, could be used in predicting outcomes in patients with severe burns. Additionally, we compared the prognostic accuracy of admission SIRS score with other score systems and newly developed models. Read More

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December 2018
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Effectiveness of an educational program on decreasing burns and injuries in Persian festival of fire: A burden of diseases approach.

Burns 2018 Dec 21. Epub 2018 Dec 21.

Neuroscience Research Center, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran. Electronic address:

Chaharshanbeh souri is a historical Persian firework festival which has several health and financial damages for Iranians near celebration of New Year. In this study we tried to find effectiveness of Chaharshanbeh souri educational campaign on decreasing burden of injuries due to fireworks of this day. In this before-after study, an educational campaign was done for 2017 focusing on children and students. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2018.07.011DOI Listing
December 2018
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Investigating the potential to assess severe lung inhalation injuries using computed tomography.

Burns 2018 Dec 21. Epub 2018 Dec 21.

Research Laboratory of Burns and Trauma, The 181st Hospital of Chinese PLA, Guilin 541002, People's Republic of China; Department of Burns, Plastic and Wound Repair Surgery, The 181st Hospital of Chinese PLA, Guilin 541002, People's Republic of China. Electronic address:

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate the potential use of computed tomography (CT) in assessing inhalation injuries at various levels by studying the changes in lung imaging of rabbits with severe inhalation injury.

Methods: The sham, serious, critical, and extremely critical lung inhalation injury models were established by the New Zealand white rabbits' inhalation of steam for 0s, 0.25s, 0. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2018.11.012DOI Listing
December 2018
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Demonstration of the safety and effectiveness of the RECELL System combined with split-thickness meshed autografts for the reduction of donor skin to treat mixed-depth burn injuries.

Burns 2018 Dec 19. Epub 2018 Dec 19.

Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, United States.

Introduction: Split-thickness skin grafts (STSG) are the standard of care (SOC) for burns undergoing autografting but are associated with donor skin site morbidity and limited by the availability of uninjured skin. The RECELL Autologous Skin Harvesting Device (RECELL System, or RECELL) was developed for point-of-care preparation and application of a suspension of non-cultured, disaggregated, autologous skin cells, using 1cm of the patient's skin to treat up to 80cm of excised burn.

Methods: A multi-center, prospective, within-subject controlled, randomized, clinical trial was conducted with 30 subjects to evaluate RECELL in combination with a more widely meshed STSG than a pre-defined SOC meshed STSG (RECELL treatment) for the treatment of mixed-depth burns, including full-thickness. Read More

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December 2018
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Epidemiological analysis of pediatric burns in the Dominican Republic reveals a demographic profile at significant risk for electrical burns.

Burns 2018 Dec 17. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

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

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

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2018.03.014DOI Listing
December 2018
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Implementation of a checklist to enhance operation note quality at a UK burns centre.

Burns 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Burns Unit, Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, SW10 9NH, United Kingdom; Imperial College London, London, SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

Introduction: Operation notes are fundamental for clinical, academic and medico-legal purposes. Good Surgical Practice (2014) provides guidelines to assist note completion but the literature suggests poor adherence to these. The aim of this study was to evaluate and improve operation note quality at a UK burns centre through implementation of a burns surgery-specific checklist. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2018.10.022DOI Listing
December 2018
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Impact of burn contractures of chest wall and their surgical release on pulmonary function.

Burns 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Department of Burns, Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery, VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India.

Background: Extensive burn scars and contractures are likely to restrict the movements of the chest wall which may affect the pulmonary ventilation by restricting its expansion during inspiration. We designed this study to evaluate the effect of burn contractures of chest wall on pulmonary function and to estimate the effect of contracture release on pulmonary functions in patients with compromised PFT.

Methods: Pulmonary function tests (PFT) of 20 patients having chest wall contractures involving more than 50% of the chest circumference were studied. Read More

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December 2018
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A randomized, double-blind, phase I clinical trial of fetal cell-based skin substitutes on healing of donor sites in burn patients.

Burns 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Burn Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Electronic address:

Background: Due to limited graft donor sites in extensive burns, re-harvesting of a single donor area is very common. Given the importance of fetal fibroblasts in accelerating fetal wound healing, fetal cell-based skin substitutes have emerged as a novel therapeutic modality for regenerating damaged skin. In this trial, we aimed to evaluate the safety, feasibility and potential efficacy of application of amniotic membranes seeded with fetal fibroblasts for accelerating donor sites healing in burn patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2018.10.016DOI Listing
December 2018
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Betulin wound gel accelerated healing of superficial partial thickness burns: Results of a randomized, intra-individually controlled, phase III trial with 12-months follow-up.

Burns 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Burn Center with Plastic Surgery, Unfallkrankenhaus Berlin, Germany. Electronic address:

Objective: Acceleration of wound healing promises advantages for patients and caregivers in reducing the burden of disease, avoiding complications such as wound infections, and improving the long-term outcome. However, medicines that can accelerate wound healing are lacking. The objective of this open, blindly evaluated, randomized, multicenter phase III study was to compare intra-individually the efficacy and tolerability of Oleogel-S10 with fatty gauze dressing versus Octenilin wound gel with fatty gauze dressing in accelerating the healing of superficial partial thickness burn wounds. Read More

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December 2018
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Modified moist occlusive burn therapy may be a superior therapy for severe thermal burns.

Burns 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, PR China. Electronic address:

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December 2018
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The optimal timing of outpatient Biobrane™ application for superficial and mid dermal partial thickness burns: Evidence for the '12-hour rule'.

Burns 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Burns Unit, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Sydney, Australia; Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

Background: Biobrane™ is a skin substitute used for the definitive management of partial thickness burns. No studies have examined the optimal timing of Biobrane™ application in this setting. The purpose of this study was to determine whether there was a clinically significant difference in applying Biobrane to a superficial and mid dermal partial thickness burn within 12h after burn. Read More

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December 2018
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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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2018.10.024DOI Listing
December 2018
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