Chemical, Electrical, and Radiation Injuries

Nov 21, 2017 by in Dental Materials Comments Off on Chemical, Electrical, and Radiation Injuries

This article reviews the unique challenges presented by chemical, electrical, and radiation injuries. The authors discuss pathophysiology and diagnosis of these injuries and provide recommendations for management. Key points •…

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Skin Substitutes and Bioscaffolds

Nov 21, 2017 by in Dental Materials Comments Off on Skin Substitutes and Bioscaffolds

Advancements in surgical wound treatment have led to skin substitutes and bioscaffolds as temporary and permanent coverage for burn wounds. Skin substitutes are used to improve wound coverage and restore…

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Surgical Excision of Burn Wounds

Nov 21, 2017 by in Dental Materials Comments Off on Surgical Excision of Burn Wounds

This article reviews guidelines for burn wound excision, regarding timing, depth, and technique. The authors collect evidence from both animal models and the clinical literature, to recommend best practices for…

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Patient Safety in Burn Care

Nov 21, 2017 by in Dental Materials Comments Off on Patient Safety in Burn Care

This article reviews 5 areas in burn care that increasingly use evidence-based medicine to optimize quality and safety: resuscitation protocols, transfusion practices, vascular access, venous thromboembolic prophylaxis, and rational use…

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Pediatric Burn Care

Nov 21, 2017 by in Dental Materials Comments Off on Pediatric Burn Care

Severe pediatric burns require a multidisciplinary team approach at a specialized pediatric burn center. Special attention must be paid to estimations of total body surface area, fluid resuscitation and metabolic…

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Management of Pulmonary Failure after Burn Injury

Nov 21, 2017 by in Dental Materials Comments Off on Management of Pulmonary Failure after Burn Injury

This article highlights the challenges in managing pulmonary failure after burn injury. The authors review several different ventilator techniques, provide weaning parameters, and discuss complications. Key points • Inhalation injury…

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Inhalation Injury

Nov 21, 2017 by in Dental Materials Comments Off on Inhalation Injury

The classic determinants of mortality from severe burn injury are age, size of injury, delays of resuscitation, and the presence of inhalation injury. Of the major determinants of mortality, inhalation…

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