Summary: Specialized hospital facilities which provide intensive care for burn patients.
Publications210 found, 100 shown here
- Changes of microbial flora and wound colonization in burned patientsSerpil Erol
Department of Clinical Bacteriology and Infectious Diseases, Ataturk University, Medical School, 25100, Erzurum, Turkey
Burns 30:357-61. 2004..aureus increased from 3.9% to 62.7% at 21st day. The nature of microbial wound colonization and flora changes should be taken into consideration in empirical antimicrobial therapy of burned patients...
- Grease fryers: a significant danger to childrenSteven R Allen
University Hospital and University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
J Burn Care Rehabil 25:456-60. 2004..These findings support the need for safer product design and more specific warnings in product labeling and instructions as to the danger of severe scald injury to minimize the occurrence of such injuries...
- The time-related changes of antimicrobial resistance patterns and predominant bacterial profiles of burn wounds and body flora of burned patientsUlku Altoparlak
Department of Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology, Ataturk Universitesi, Tip Fakultesi, Aziziye Hastanesi, Mikrobiyoloji ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dali, 25100, Erzurum, Turkey
Burns 30:660-4. 2004..6 and 57.1%, respectively, on the 21st day. The nature of microbial wound colonization, flora changes, and antimicrobial sensitivity profiles should be taken into consideration in using empirical antimicrobial therapy of burned patients...
- Burn care costing: the Welsh experienceSarah J Hemington-Gorse
Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery, Morriston Hospital, Morriston, Swansea, United Kingdom
Burns 35:378-82. 2009..The NHS is under increasing pressure to provide evidence to support budgetary requirements; we feel this paper offers a framework for burn care costing upon which calculations could be based...
- Burn wound infectionsDeirdre Church
Calgary Laboratory Services, 9 3535 Research Rd N W, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2L 2K8
Clin Microbiol Rev 19:403-34. 2006..Improved outcomes for severely burned patients have been attributed to medical advances in fluid resuscitation, nutritional support, pulmonary and burn wound care, and infection control practices...
- A survey of airway and ventilator management strategies in North American pediatric burn unitsGeoffrey M Silver
Burn, Shock, Trauma Institute, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University of Chicago, Illinois, USA
J Burn Care Rehabil 25:435-40. 2004..Pediatric burn patients may benefit from clinical trials that clarify the advantages and disadvantages of various ventilator modes, the use of cuffed tubes, and the timing of tracheostomy...
- Implications for Burns Unit design following outbreak of multi-resistant Acinetobacter infection in ICU and Burns UnitA Bayat
Consultant Burns and Plastic Surgeon, Department of Burns, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Wythenshawe Hospital, Southmoor Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester M23 9LT, UK
Burns 29:303-6. 2003..Future design of Burn Units should aim to incorporate features to allow the management of all burns cases in one location with all intensive ..
- Prediction of mortality from catastrophic burns in childrenMarcus Spies
Shriners Hospitals for Children and Department of Surgery, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77550, USA
Lancet 361:989-94. 2003..This model included not only demographic variables, but also variables obtained throughout the hospital course. We aimed to prospectively validate our model for accuracy of outcome prediction...
- Epidemiology of pediatric burn injuries in southern TurkeyAkin Tarim
Department of General Surgery, Baskent University, Faculty of Medicine, Adana Teaching and Research Center, 01250 Yuregir, Adana, Turkey
J Burn Care Rehabil 26:327-30. 2005..These findings will be used as a basis for developing targeted preventive programs to protect children from burns. We also consider it is necessary to educate children and their parents about the prevention of burn injuries...
- Evolving treatment in a decade of pediatric burn careRobert P Foglia
Division of Pediatric Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine and St Louis Children s Hospital, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
J Pediatr Surg 39:957-60; discussion 957-60. 2004..Over the last decade, an ambulatory burn care (ABC) and procedural sedation (PS) program was instituted at St Louis Children's Hospital (SLCH). This study assessed the effect of these interventions on resource utilization...
- An analysis of 550 hospitalized pediatric burn patients in Hong KongS Y Ying
Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin
J Burn Care Rehabil 22:228-31. 2001..Only 19 out of 550 patients (3.5%) had burns of 30% TBSA or larger, and only nine patients (1.9%) had inhalation injuries. Only one patient died in this series, which yielded a mortality rate of 0.2%...
- Glutamine supplementation in critical illness: evidence, recommendations, and implications for clinical practice in burn careE Mark Windle
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Pinderfields General Hospital, Wakefield, England, United Kingdom
J Burn Care Res 27:764-72. 2006..However, to strengthen recommendations for routine therapy in burns, further research focusing on larger-scale enteral glutamine studies, parenteral glutamine supplementation, and long-term use of the substrate is necessary...
- Decreased mortality and infectious morbidity in adult burn patients given enteral glutamine supplements: a prospective, controlled, randomized clinical trialDominique Garrel
Burn Centre, Centre Hospitalier de l Universite de Montreal, Hotel Dieu, Quebec, Canada
Crit Care Med 31:2444-9. 2003..The objective of this study was to measure the impact of enteral glutamine supplementation on infectious morbidity, length of care, and the immune system in burn patients...
- An undescribed scalding, "cökelek" burns in Turkish children: is acidic effect the reason of high mortality and double-hit injury?Atilla Coruh
Department of Plastic Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Erciyes University, Medical Faculty, Kayseri, Turkey
J Burn Care Res 28:861-4. 2007..We emphasize the admittance criteria of patients into burn units need to be reviewed in countries where çökelek is being widely consumed.
- Effectiveness of preemptive barrier precautions in controlling nosocomial colonization and infection by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a burn unitNasia Safdar
Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin Medical School and University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, Wisconsin 53792, USA
Am J Infect Control 34:476-83. 2006....
- Five-year review of infections in a burn intensive care unit: High incidence of Acinetobacter baumannii in a tropical climateHarvey Chim
Department of Plastic Surgery and Burns, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore, Singapore
Burns 33:1008-14. 2007..Data from this and other studies supports the hypothesis that A. baumannii is more common in tropical, warm climes necessitating vigorous infection control measures to optimise patient outcome...
- Profile of pediatric burns Indian experience in a tertiary care burn unitK Mathangi Ramakrishnan
Kanchi Kamakoti CHILDS Trust Hospital, Chennai 600034, India
Burns 31:351-3. 2005..There was no significant gender difference with respect to mortality. Large burn size and infection were the strongest predictors of mortality...
- Use of telemedicine and telephone consultation in decision-making and follow-up of burn patients: Initial experience from two burn unitsEmin Turk
Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Department of General Surgery and Burn and Fire Disasters Institute, Ankara, Turkey
Burns 37:415-9. 2011..This study investigated the use of telemedicine in decision-making and follow-up of burn patients...
- Epidemiology and outcome analysis of 208 children with burns attending an emergency departmentJeremy M Rawlins
Plastic Surgery and Burns Research Unit, University of Bradford, Bradford, UK
Pediatr Emerg Care 23:289-93. 2007..The purpose of this study was to prospectively study all burns attending a single inner city emergency department (ED) to establish epidemiological burn patterns and final outcomes for thermal injuries affecting children...
- Reduction of nosocomial pneumonia after major burns by trace element supplementation: aggregation of two randomised trialsMette M Berger
Department of Adult Intensive Care Medicine and Burn Centre, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois CHUV, Rue du Bugnon 46, 1011 Lausanne, Switzerland
Crit Care 10:R153. 2006..Burned patients suffer trace element deficiencies and depressed antioxidant and immune defences. This study aimed at determining the effect of trace element supplementation on nosocomial or intensive care unit (ICU)-acquired pneumonia...
- The Bali bombing: the Royal Darwin Hospital responseDidier J Palmer
Royal Darwin Hospital, PO Box 41326, Darwin, NT 0811, Australia
Med J Aust 179:358-61. 2003..The response was successful, but improvements are needed in coordination between the different groups involved in such operations...
- Evaluation of infrastructure, equipment and training of 28 burn units/burn centers in Germany, Austria and SwitzerlandPeter M Vogt
Department of Plastic, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery, Burn Center, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
Burns 37:257-64. 2011..German-speaking countries revealed that the biggest infrastructural differences among centers were observed in burn units providing pediatric care, as compared to adult burn centers...
- The use of Biobrane by burn units in the United Kingdom: a national studyI S Whitaker
The Yorkshire Regional Burns Unit, Pinderfield s Hospital, Wakefield, United Kingdom
Burns 33:1015-20. 2007....
- The Pentagon and 9/11Dennis Wang
Department of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Washington, DC, USA
Crit Care Med 33:S42-7. 2005..The objective of this study was to review and discuss the medical response to the Pentagon attack on September 11, 2001...
- Foot burns: epidemiology and managementS Hemington-Gorse
The Welsh Regional Burns and Plastic Surgical Unit, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, South Wales SA6 6NL, United Kingdom
Burns 33:1041-5. 2007..This protocol states immediate referral of all foot burns to a burn centre, admission of these burns for 24-48 h for elevation, regular wound cleansing with change of dressings and prophylactic antibiotics...
- Epidemiology and mortality of burns at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital Blantyre, MalawiO O Komolafe
Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine, P Bag 360, Chichiri, Blantyre 3, Malawi
Cent Afr J Med 49:130-4. 2003..To determine the most common causes, population most at risk and the pattern of mortality of burn injuries at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi...
- Regional air transport of burn patients: a case for telemedicine?Jeffrey R Saffle
Department of Surgery and the Intermountain Burn Center, University of Utah Health Center, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132, USA
J Trauma 57:57-64; discussion 64. 2004..We examined the use of air transport and the feasibility of using alternative methods such as telemedicine to assist in evaluation and treatment of burn patients within our region...
- Burns in Israel: demographic, etiologic and clinical trends, 1997-2003Josef Haik
Burn Unit, Department of Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery, Gertner Institute for Epidemiology and Health Policy Research, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer
Isr Med Assoc J 9:659-62. 2007..In Israel about 5% of all hospitalized injuries are burn injuries. There are no long-term epidemiological studies on burn injuries in adults in Israel...
- Contact burns: is further prevention necessary?Nicole E Alden
New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York 10021, USA
J Burn Care Res 27:472-5. 2006..The incidence reported here is similar to those reported both nationally and internationally and supports the need for continued burn prevention education...
- Epidemiologic analysis of patients with burns presenting to the burn units of a University Hospital Network in TurkeyAltug Kut
Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Adana Teaching and Medical Research Center, Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey
J Burn Care Res 27:161-9. 2006..in addition to the demographic and epidemiological features of 813 burn patients who were admitted to the burn units of a University Hospital Network in Turkey during a 6-year period. The study consisted of 436 men (53...
- Pattern of burns in child abusePeter Ojo
Department of Surgery, Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, Connecticut 06511, USA
Am Surg 73:253-5. 2007..Burns in children less than 2 years old left in the care of the mother's boyfriend, involving the left extremity (or extremities), and caused by tap water should prompt the clinician to more actively confirm or exclude abuse...
- Description of patients admitted to a burn unit of Yekatit 12 Hosptial, Addis Ababa, EthiopiaTesfaye Mulat
Centre for International Health, University o f Bergen, Bergen, Norway
Ethiop Med J 44:369-75. 2006..The over all aim of the study is to describe the characteristics of patients with burn injuries admitted Yekatit 12 Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia...
- An outcome analysis of patients transferred to a regional burn center: transfer status does not impact survivalMatthew B Klein
Burn Center, Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98121, USA
Burns 32:940-5. 2006..The purpose of this study was to determine whether patients transferred from other facilities have worse outcomes than those admitted directly from the field...
- Reversible cardiomyopathy after severe burn injuryGrace Z Mak
Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Ohio, USA
J Burn Care Res 27:482-6. 2006..Cardiomyopathy after extensive burn injury appears reversible. With prompt diagnosis and treatment, cardiac function normalizes within 9 to 21 months after the initiation of treatment...
- Pediatric burns with snap-cap fireworksRaffy L Karamanoukian
Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Institute, University of California, Irvine, California, USA
J Burn Care Res 27:218-20; discussion 220. 2006..The nature and extent of snap-cap injuries support the contention that snap-caps have the potential to harm children to whom they are marketed...
- Use of blood bank services in a burn unitMariano G Yogore
Blood Bank, Department of Pathology, Chicago, Illinois, USA
J Burn Care Res 27:835-41. 2006..Elimination of admission T&S and cross matches in burn patients with less than 20% TBSA may improve the C/T ratio in this cohort...
- Factors affecting prognosis of inhalation injuryDavid A Edelman
Detroit Receiving Hospital Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 48201, USA
J Burn Care Res 27:848-53. 2006..05). The mortality rate and length of stay appear to be increased primarily by the severity of the associated burn in patients with inhalation injury andburns...
- Management outcome and associated factors in burn injuries with and without facial involvement in a Nigerian populationOlawunmi A Fatusi
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Health Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry, College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria
J Burn Care Res 27:869-76. 2006..Two correlates remained significant in the multivariate analysis (binary logistic regression): BSA involved and wound infection...
- Burns in epilepsy: seven years of experience from the Hallym Burn Center in KoreaYoung Chul Jang
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hallym Burn Center, Hangang Sacred Heart Hospital, Seoul, Korea
J Burn Care Res 27:877-81. 2006..Specific passive as well as active recommendations are suggested based on the epidemiologic features of seizure disorder patients in Korea...
- Burn injury caused by motor vehicle use and repairMichael Shay O'Mara
Department of Burns Surgery, Shriners Hospital for Children of Northern California, Sacramento, California, USA
J Burn Care Res 27:901-4. 2006..The most common burn injuries are from radiators and carburetors. Simple prevention should be adequate to avoid these injuries. Current efforts appear to have made minimal headway...
- Enteral glutamine supplementation in critically ill patients with burn injuries: a retrospective case-control evaluationPaul Juang
Department of Pharmacy Practice, St Louis College of Pharmacy, St Louis, Missouri 63110 1088, USA
Pharmacotherapy 27:11-9. 2007....
- Differences in the outcomes and treatments of extensively burned patients between a Chinese hospital and a Japanese hospitalDaizoh Saitoh
Department of Traumatology and Critical Care Medicine, National Defense Medical College, 3 2 Namiki, Tokorozawa, Japan
Tohoku J Exp Med 206:283-90. 2005....
- The risk factors for acquisition of imipenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa in the burn unitZulal Ozkurt
Department of Clinical Bacteriology and Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine, Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey
Burns 31:870-3. 2005..This study was conducted to determine the risk factors for acquisition of imipenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (IRPA) in the burn unit...
- Etiology and outcome of burns in Tabriz, Iran. An analysis of 2963 casesH Maghsoudi
Department of Surgery, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Tabriz, Iran
Scand J Surg 94:77-81. 2005..Burn injuries still produce a significant morbidity and mortality in Iran. A 3-year retrospective review of burn victims hospitalized at a major burn center was conducted to determine the etiology and outcome of patients in Tabriz...
- The clinical pulmonary infection score poorly predicts pneumonia in patients with burnsTam N Pham
Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA
J Burn Care Res 28:76-9. 2007..VAP diagnosis in burn patients should still rely on clinical suspicion verified by quantitative culture...
- Epidemiology and mortality of hospitalized burn patients in Kohkiluye va Boyerahmad province (Iran): 2002-2004Mostafa Saadat
Department of Biology, College of Sciences, Shiraz University, Shiraz 71454, Iran
Burns 31:306-9. 2005..0001). No definite correlation was found between the incidence of either accidental or self-inflicted burns and seasons (P((2))>0.05). Most of the burns occurred at home...
- A collaborative systems approach to rural burn careScott G Sagraves
Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina 27834, USA
J Burn Care Res 28:111-4. 2007..The successful collaboration between the BC and TC can unload some minor burn care from the burn center, while providing good clinical care to the local rural population...
- Predictors of mortality: a comparison between two burn wound treatment policiesM Vehmeyer-Heeman
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hand Surgery, University Hospital Maastricht, Postbus 5800, 6202 AZ Maastricht, The Netherlands
Burns 33:167-72. 2007..Nevertheless, the use of cerium nitrate-silver sulphadiazine enables sequential excision and grafting and in consequence allows for many of these developments to occur...
- Demographics of the homeless in an urban burn unitAreta Kowal-Vern
Sumner L Koch Burn Center, Department of Trauma, John H Stroger, Jr, Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
J Burn Care Res 28:105-10. 2007..Lack of discharge options for the homeless prolonged the average length of stay, leading to increased costs, often borne by the burn unit...
- Burn septicaemia in Kuwait: associated demographic and clinical factorsRameshwar L Bang
Al Babtain Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns, Ibn Sina Hospital, Kuwait
Med Princ Pract 13:136-41. 2004..To study the demographic and clinical factors associated with burn septicaemia patients in Kuwait...
- The prevalence of HIV infection among burn patients in a burns unit in Malawi and its influence on outcomeJ James
Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Private Bag 360, 3, Blantyre, Malawi
Burns 29:55-60. 2003....
- Infections in a burn intensive care unit: experience of seven yearsS G Santucci
Nosocomial Infection Control Department, Hospital das Clinicas, Brazil
J Hosp Infect 53:6-13. 2003..aureus and three of these were resistant to oxacillin. These data provide background information regarding extensive burn patients on which decisions for control and prevention of hospital-acquired infections can be made...
- Comparison of hospital-acquired infection rates in paediatric burn patientsP Gastmeier
Institute of Hygiene, Free University Berlin, Germany
J Hosp Infect 52:161-5. 2002..In addition, burn wound infections should be recorded using the percentage of TBSA for stratification of burn wound infection rates...
- Hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile infection amongst ICU and burn patients in KuwaitV O Rotimi
Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, PO Box 24923, 13110 Safat, Kuwait
Med Princ Pract 11:23-8. 2002..To prospectively study the prevalence of nosocomially acquired Clostridium difficile, a major cause of diarrhoea in hospitalized patients, in the intensive care units (ICUs) and burn unit (BUs) of three teaching hospitals in Kuwait...
- Paediatric burns caused by other childrenAli Soueid
Birmingham Children s Hospital, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham B4 6NH, UK
J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 61:540-5. 2008..Children with burns inflicted by other children represent a small proportion of referrals to our paediatric burns unit. The aim of this paper is to investigate any differences between them...
- Effectiveness of bacteria-controlled nursing units in preventing cross-colonization with resistant bacteria in severely burned childrenJoan M Weber
Shriners Burns Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 23:549-51. 2002..2 cases per 1,000 patient-days)...
- Outcome analysis of 286 severely burned patients: retrospective studyW S Ho
Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Med J 8:235-9. 2002..To evaluate the outcomes of severely burned patients treated at a regional burns unit and to develop a predictive model for survival and length of hospital stay for major burn patients in Hong Kong...
- Preventing unintentional scald burns: moving beyond tap waterGina Lowell
Department of Pediatrics, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
Pediatrics 122:799-804. 2008..The goal was to examine in detail the mechanisms of significant scald burns among children <5 years of age, to discover insights into prevention...
- Sauna-related burns: a review of 154 cases treated in Kuopio University Hospital Burn Center 1994-2000Anthony Papp
Burn Unit, Kuopio University Hospital, PL 1777, 70211, Kuopio, Finland
Burns 28:57-9. 2002..The incidence of sauna-related burns in Finland according to our material is 7/100,000, giving a total of 357 patients annually. Hence, there is one sauna-related burn per day requiring hospitalization in Finland...
- Major burn injuries among restaurant workers in New York City: an underappreciated public health hazardM S Suzman
The William Randolph Hearst Burn Center, Departmen tof Surgery, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York, USA
J Burn Care Rehabil 22:429-34. 2001..Hospital care and further disability result in enormous publicly funded expenses. The morbidity and lost wages are a severe detriment to workers and their families. Greater public health awareness measures are warranted...
- Treatment before transfer: the patient with burnsH L Ashworth
McIndoe Burns Centre, Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 3DZ, UK
Emerg Med J 18:349-51. 2001..A new proforma has been introduced to tackle these issues...
- The use of a bioactive skin substitute decreases length of stay for pediatric burn patientsJ R Lukish
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC 20010, USA
J Pediatr Surg 36:1118-21. 2001..The authors found that this protocol of burn care was safe, effective, and significantly reduced the LOS. This new approach to pediatric burn care is effective and improves the quality of care for children with burns...
- Preventable thermal burns associated with the ignition of paint thinner: experience of a burn care network in TurkeyM Haberal
Department of General Surgery, Transplantation and Burns, Baskent University, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
Minerva Med 98:653-9. 2007This retrospective study evaluated the epidemiology of burn injuries, due to paint thinner ignition, in patients treated at the burn units of a university hospital network.
- Geographic variation of pediatric burn injuries in a metropolitan areaKristine G Williams
Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
Acad Emerg Med 10:743-52. 2003..To use a geographic information system (GIS) and spatial statistics to describe the geographic variation of burn injuries in children 0-14 years of age in a major metropolitan area...
- Ashes, embers, and coals: significant sources of burn-related morbidity in childrenRobert D Winfield
Department of Surgery, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida 32610 0286, USA
J Burn Care Res 29:109-13. 2008..Because of their relative frequency and severity, ash burns to the feet warrant attention as an area for preventive focus...
- The evaluation of the patients admitted to a burn center in TurkeyArife Polat Duzgun
Ankara Numune Teaching and Research Hopital Department of 3rd Surgery, Ankara, Turkey
Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg 9:250-6. 2003..Burns constitute an important part of the accident-related deaths due to high morbidity and mortality...
- Epidemiology of burn unit infections in childrenMehmet Faruk Geyik
Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Dicle University Hospital, Diyarbakir, Turkey
Am J Infect Control 31:342-6. 2003..Patients and method Epidemiologic data for 610 children, aged 0 to 15 years, admitted to the burn unit at Dicle University Hospital during a 5-year period were collected and analyzed...
- [Typical bacteria in an intensive care burn unit in severely burned patients and their importance with regard to mortality: retrospective study 1995 - 2004]L Steinsträsser
Klinik für Plastische Chirurgie und Schwerbrandverletzte, Berufsgenossenschaftliche Kliniken Bergmannsheil, Ruhr Universitat Bochum, Germany
Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir 39:338-44. 2007..Promoting factors were longer hospitalization on the burn intensive care unit and bacterial detection in the unburned parts of the body. Regarding mortality, higher age, wound infection and inhalation injury were prognostic factors...
- Outcomes related to burn-related child abuse: a case seriesG D Ruth
Spectrum Health Regional Burn Center, Grand Rapids Michigan 49503, USA
J Burn Care Rehabil 24:318-21; discussion 317. 2003..There are many psychological and social factors involved in handling burn abuse cases. However, by successful prosecution of these crimes, victims tend to fare better both socially and psychologically...
- Burn patients in Portugal: analysis of 14,797 cases during 1993-1999P Natividade da Silva
Service of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hospital de Sao Joao, Oporto Medical School, Oporto, Portugal
Burns 29:265-9. 2003..45, in contrast to the decrease of burn mortality rates reported in other studies. It is likely that the reason for this situation is the lack of investment in the last years in this area and the delay in opening new Burn Centres...
- Delayed primary closure of the burn woundsMita Prasanna
Department of Plastic Surgery and Burns, Khoula Hospital, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, Oman
Burns 30:169-75. 2004..The contraindications for delayed primary surgery are any sign of invasive sepsis or organ failure...
- Imipenem resistance in aerobic gram-negative bacteriaE M Modakkas
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Ibn Sina Hospital, Kuwait
J Chemother 10:97-101. 1998..Non-fermentative aerobic bacteria tend to develop resistance faster with widespread dissemination than Enterobacteriaceae. Hospital Burn Units are a potential source of development of such resistance.
- Influence of prescribed burns on the abundance of Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae) in the Missouri OzarksBrian F Allan
Department of Biology, Washington University in Saint Louis, One Brookings Drive, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
J Med Entomol 46:1030-6. 2009..americanum are largely unknown. Using several large burn units (61-242 ha) within the Ozark ecosystem, I measured the effect of the time elapsed since sites were burned on the ..
- Burn prevention mechanisms and outcomes: pitfalls, failures and successesBishara S Atiyeh
Mediterranean Council for Burns and Fire Disasters MBC, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
Burns 35:181-93. 2009..Management of burns and their sequelae even in well-equipped, modern burn units of advanced affluent societies remains demanding and extremely costly...
- Scalding in Turkish children: comparison of burns caused by hot water and hot milkAkin Tarim
Baskent University Adana Teaching and Medical Research Center, Department of General Surgery, Burn Unit, Dadaloglu Mah 39, Sok No 6, 01250 Yuregir, Adana, Turkey
Burns 32:473-6. 2006..Our aim in this study was to compare the clinical differences and etiologic risk factors for hot water and hot milk scald burns in Turkish children...
- Identifying high risk patients for Staphylococcus aureus infections: skin and soft tissue infectionsA Trilla
Infection Control Program, University of Barcelona, Spain
J Chemother 7:37-43. 1995..S. aureus is responsible for 25% of all burn-wound infections, and burn units could be the point of entry and source of spread of methicillin-resistant S. aureus infection outbreaks...
- Management of severe toxic epidermal necrolysis in childrenR L Sheridan
Shriners Burns Hospital and Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston 02114, USA
J Burn Care Rehabil 20:497-500. 1999..b>Burn units have the resource set required to manage severe TEN and early referral of such children may have a favorable ..
- Expression of human beta-defensins HBD-1, HBD-2, and HBD-3 in cultured keratinocytes and skin substitutesDorothy M Supp
Research Department, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Cincinnati Burns Hospital, 3229 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA
Burns 30:643-8. 2004..system with antimicrobial activity against a variety of pathogens, including microorganisms commonly found in burn units. beta-Defensins are variably expressed in the epithelia of skin and other organs...
- [Prevention of fungal infections related to the water supply in French hospitals: proposal for standardization of methods]Catherine Kauffmann-Lacroix
Laboratoire de parasitologie et mycologie médicale, CHU de Poitiers, F 86021 Poitiers Cedex, France
Presse Med 37:751-9. 2008..It was conducted in 10 university hospital centers across the country from February 2004 through March 2005...
- Demand for human allograft tissue in CanadaJonathan R T Lakey
Clinical Islet Transplant Program, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta, 8215 112 Street, Suite 210, College Plaza, T6G 2C8 Edmonton, AB, Canada
Cell Tissue Bank 8:31-42. 2007..surgeons; neurosurgeons; corneal transplant surgeons; plastic surgeons, specifically those at Canadian Burn Units; and cardiac surgeons (adult and paediatric surgery)...
- Breast burns are not benign: long-term outcomes of burns to the breast in pre-pubertal girlsP Foley
Burns Service, Department of Paediatric Surgery, Women s and Children s Hospital, 72 King William Road, North Adelaide, SA 5006, Australia
Burns 34:412-7. 2008Chest burns in pre-pubescent girl are commonly seen in paediatric burn units. These patients are at risk of significant long-term problems with scarring and breast development requiring reconstructive surgery many years after the initial ..
- Epidemiological and outcome characteristics of major burns in TokyoK Kobayashi
The Tokyo Burn Unit Association, Department of Trauma and Critical Care Center, Teikyo University School of Medicine, 2 11 1 Kaga, Itabashi ku, Tokyo 173 8606, Japan
Burns 31:S3-S11. 2005..Association (TBUA) was established in 1983 funded by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, and is organized by 13 burn units in Tokyo...
- The discotheque fire in Gothenburg 1998. A tragedy among teenagersJean Cassuto
Department of Intensive Care, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, MöIndal, Sweden
Burns 29:405-16. 2003..care units to ordinary wards and by transporting several of the most severe burn injuries by helicopter to burn units in other parts of Sweden and to Norway. Hundreds of relatives and friends gathered at the local hospitals...
- [Disaster planning--lessons learned from the fire disaster in Gothenburg]Peter Tarnow
Plastikkirurgiska kliniken, SU Sahlgrenska, Goteborg
Lakartidningen 102:206-9, 212-3. 2005..Thirteen of the most severe burn injuries were transported to burn units in other parts of Sweden and to Norway...
- A review of the trends of self-inflicted burnsAbid Rashid
Birmingham Burns Centre, Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham, UK
Burns 30:573-6. 2004..In conclusion, self-inflicted burns remain a regular cause of admission to burn units. The extent of their burn is often large, because a majority use an accelerant, and thus, accounts for the high ..
- National prevalence of nosocomial infections. Cuba 2004F Izquierdo-Cubas
Hermanos Ameijeiras Hospital, La Habana, Ciudad Habana, Cuba
J Hosp Infect 68:234-40. 2008..The highest rates were found in intensive care, intermediate care and burn units. The most frequent NI was surgical site infection, whereas the number of urinary tract infections remained low...
- [Reiteration on abdominal compartment syndrome]Guang Xia Xia
Institute of Burn Research, Southwest Hospital, State Key Laboratory of Trauma, Burns and Combined Injury, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing 400038, PR China
Zhonghua Shao Shang Za Zhi 24:81-3. 2008..compartment syndrome in 2002, forty cases of this complication have been recognized and reported by six burn units in this journal, including three cases accompanied with massive pleural effusion (1601 - 3240 mL)...
- Use of the Internet by burns patients, their families and friendsS Rea
Burn Service of Western Australia, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Burns 34:345-9. 2008..The aim of this study was to evaluate Internet usage among burned patients and the people accompanying them to the outpatient clinic...
- Prediction of morbidity and mortality on admission to a burn unitSagit Meshulam-Derazon
Department of Plastic Surgery and the Burn Unit, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Plast Reconstr Surg 118:116-20. 2006..The aim of the study was to identify parameters that are predictive of major morbidity factors and risk of mortality in patients with burn injury...
- How long a shadow does epidemic obesity cast in the burn unit? A dietitian's analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the available data in the National Burn RepositoryAnnette M Carpenter
The Burn Center, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC 20010, USA
J Burn Care Res 29:97-101. 2008..We queried admissions from burn units between the years 2000 to 2006 (n = 101,450)...
- Fluid management in burn patients: results from a European survey-more questions than answersJoachim Boldt
Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Klinikum der Stadt, Ludwigshafen, Bremserstr 79, D 67063 Ludwigshafen, Germany
Burns 34:328-38. 2008..A total of 187 questionnaires consisting of 20 multiple-choice questions were sent to 187 burn units listed by the European Burn Association. The response rate was 43%...
- A new diagnostic tool for the classification of patients with self-inflicted burns (SIB): the SIB-Typology and its implications for clinical practiceA Titscher
Vienna Burn Centre, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Medical University Vienna, 1090 Vienna, Austria
Burns 35:733-7. 2009Although self-inflicted burns comprise a rather small percentage of patients treated in burn units, they represent a challenging subgroup for the specialist team...
- Psychiatry of the medically ill in the burn unitSunny T Ilechukwu
Medical Psychiatry Clinical Research Division, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Psychiatr Clin North Am 25:129-47. 2002..of psychiatric issues both before and after burn injury support the need for more consistent and comprehensive medical insurance coverage for psychiatric consultation to burn units and clinics. Burn Support Groups are an invaluable asset.
- Caring behaviors of burn nurses and the related factorsForough Rafii
Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Rashid Yasemi Street, Vali Asr Avenue, P O Box 19395 4798, Tehran 19964, Iran
Burns 33:299-305. 2007..aims to explore and describe nurses' perceptions of their caring behaviors and related factors in several Tehran burn units. Grounded theory was used as the method of analysis. Thirty-eight participants were recruited...
- Pain management in children: assessment and documentation in burn unitsH Kohler
University Children s Hospital, Dusseldorf, Germany
Eur J Pediatr Surg 11:40-3. 2001..Standardized documentation, an algorithm for the application of analgesics, and more training in pain management were desired by many staff members...
- Control of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a pediatric burn unitR L Sheridan
Surgical Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
Am J Infect Control 22:340-5. 1994BACKGROUND: Control of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is particularly difficult in burn units, which are often cited as sources of hospital-wide MRSA outbreaks...
- Prophylactic antibiotic use in pediatric burn unitsO Ergun
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Ege University Faculty of Medicine, 35100 Izmir, Turkey
Eur J Pediatr Surg 14:422-6. 2004..Age, wound depth and BTBSA are not critical variables for prophylaxis. Reinforcing the use of culture-specific antibiotics for more beneficial and cost-effective results in the treatment of childhood burns is recommended...
- Burns in Turkish children and adolescents: nine years of experienceA E Sakallioglu
Baskent University, Burn and Fire Disaster Institute, Turkey
Burns 33:46-51. 2007..The aim of this study was to describe information about burns that occur in children and adolescents in Turkey...
- Pharmacological aspects and potential new clinical applications of ketamine: reevaluation of an old drugFilippia Aroni
Laboratory of Experimental Surgery and Surgical Research, University of Athens, Medical School, Tideos 2, 11635 Athens, Greece
J Clin Pharmacol 49:957-64. 2009..the drug invaluable in battlefield medicine, sedation of the uncooperative child, analgesia, and sedation in burn units. Reevaluation, though, of analgesic properties of ketamine resulted in new interest regarding its use in ..
- Prevention and management of infections associated with burns in the combat casualtyLaurie C D'Avignon
San Antonio Military Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, USA
J Trauma 64:S277-86. 2008..needs after initial recovery from the acute burns, these patients are often cared for in dedicated burn units such as the Department of Defense referral burn center at the United States Army Institute of Surgical Research ..
- Expression of human beta defensin 4 in genetically modified keratinocytes enhances antimicrobial activityAndrea K Smiley
Shriners Hospitals for Children, Cincinnati Burns Hospital, Ohio 45229, USA
J Burn Care Res 28:127-32. 2007..the innate host defense system with antimicrobial activity against many of the microorganisms commonly found in burn units. Beta defensins are variably expressed in the epithelia of skin and other organs...
- BIAS IN COMPARING OUTCOMES OF BURN UNITSCharles Berry; Fiscal Year: 1980..Estimated percentages of body surface area burned, which are used to adjust the outcomes of different burn units, have substantial measurement error. It can be demonstrated that procedures used to compare burn units (e.g...
- COMPACT MULTIBAND SPECTROGRAPH FOR BURN INJURY ANALYSISAllan Wang; Fiscal Year: 1999..analyzer can be used in hospitals, emergency rooms, trauma centers, emergency vehicles, doctors offices, and burn units, and also at ambulatory centers, or accident sites. Currently, burn diagnosis is an 800M dollars/year market...
- MEDICALLY TREATED AND FATAL SUICIDE ACTS: NUMBER & COSTTed Miller; Fiscal Year: 2002..We expect the model to suggest the estimated annual US suicide death toll is 5%-7% above reported levels. (5) To modify an existing injury cost model to more accurately cost suicide acts and apply the model to national data. ..
- UNDERSTANDING OCCUPATIONAL INJURY AND ILLNESS TRENDSTed Miller; Fiscal Year: 2002..We also will pilot test use of an input-output model to assess the impact of occupational injury/illness on the economy. ..
- Effect of Glutamine on HSP-70 Expression in ICU patientsPaul Wischmeyer; Fiscal Year: 2007..The potential for such an agent to reduce morbidity/mortality in surgical and critical illness is significant. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Physiological Adaptations to Exercise in Burned ChildrenOscar Suman; Fiscal Year: 2006..We expect these Specific Aims to serve as a springboard for future studies in the treatment and long-term rehabilitation of burned children. ..
- MYELOPOIETIC STIMULATION FOLLOWING BURN INJURYRichard Gamelli; Fiscal Year: 2007....
- Glutamine's role in cardioprotection from cardiac bypassPaul Wischmeyer; Fiscal Year: 2007..Data will be collected on cardiac function (cardiac output), occurrence of arrhythmias, need for vasopressor therapy, length of post-operative ventilation, ICU stay; and survival trends. ..
- Surgical Wound Repair: Role of A Neuroendothelial AxisNICOLE SIMONE GIBRAN; Fiscal Year: 2010..We will employ siRNA to deplete neuropeptide receptors on endothelial cells to further define neural modulation of endothelial cell inflammatory responses, migration and proliferation. ..
- Virtual Reality Analgesia for Procedural Cancer PainSam Sharar; Fiscal Year: 2005..abstract_text> ..
- Virtual Reality Analgesia for Rehabilitation in ChildrenSam Sharar; Fiscal Year: 2003....
- Mesenchymal cells in surgical wound healingNicole Gibran; Fiscal Year: 2008..3. To determine whether bone marrow-derived MSC can reverse diabetes impaired wound healing. 4. To determine whether bone marrow-derived MSC are critical for wound healing. ..
- Diabetic Neuropathy: Implications for Wound RepairNicole Gibran; Fiscal Year: 2006..We will also test the effects of antioxidants in this murine wound model. [unreadable] [unreadable]..