Microsurgical Burn Reconstruction

Nov 21, 2017 by in Dental Materials Comments Off on Microsurgical Burn Reconstruction

The treatment of burn-related wounds requires consideration of several factors, including defect size, available donor sites, exposure of critical structures, and the ultimate functional and aesthetic result of reconstruction. Although…

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Systems-based Practice in Burn Care

Nov 21, 2017 by in Dental Materials Comments Off on Systems-based Practice in Burn Care

Health care–associated infections in burn patients, from ventilator-associated pneumonia to skin and soft tissue infections, can substantially compromise outcomes, because these complications are associated with longer lengths of stay, increased…

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Under Pressure

Nov 21, 2017 by in Dental Materials Comments Off on Under Pressure

Chronic neuropathic pain after burn injury may have multiple causes, such as direct nerve injury, nerve compression, or neuroma formation, and can significantly impair quality of life and limit functional…

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Hypertrophic Burn Scar Research

Nov 21, 2017 by in Dental Materials Comments Off on Hypertrophic Burn Scar Research

This article explores the current options for the quantitative assessment of hypertrophic burn scars. It also introduces a novel type of randomized, controlled trial, which relies on heterogeneity of the…

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Outcome Metrics After Burn Injury

Nov 21, 2017 by in Dental Materials Comments Off on Outcome Metrics After Burn Injury

Outcomes research is important because it allows us to critically evaluate our results and strive for quality improvement, share our experiences with our colleagues, and improve the care and results…

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Of These, Faith, Hope, and Love

Nov 21, 2017 by in Dental Materials Comments Off on Of These, Faith, Hope, and Love

Burn treatment has grown increasingly advanced and technologically capable. Clinicians must take into account, however, multidimensional patient needs that factor into long-term burn recovery. Important psychosocial factors associated with burn…

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Burn Management in the Developing World

Nov 21, 2017 by in Dental Materials Comments Off on Burn Management in the Developing World

The burden of burn injury falls predominantly on the world’s poor, with low-income and middle-income countries accounting for 96% of burn injuries. These vulnerable populations are the least likely to…

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Pediatric Burn Reconstruction

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

In this article, the author surveys the best available evidence to guide decision-making in pediatric burn reconstruction. Evidence-based protocols are examined in the context of optimizing form and function in…

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Head and Neck Reconstruction

Nov 21, 2017 by in Dental Materials Comments Off on Head and Neck Reconstruction

Management of head and neck burns involves acute and intermediate phases. Acutely, the goals are establish a secure airway and treat life-threatening injuries. Then, optimize nutrition, assess extent of the…

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Tissue Rearrangements

Nov 21, 2017 by in Dental Materials Comments Off on Tissue Rearrangements

The z-plasty is a highly versatile standard technique of reconstructive burn surgery. Variations of the classic z-plasty with limbs of equal length at 60° angles can accommodate specific reconstruction needs….

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Laser Modulation of Hypertrophic Scars

Nov 21, 2017 by in Dental Materials Comments Off on Laser Modulation of Hypertrophic Scars

In this review, the authors discuss the use of laser photothermolysis and laser resurfacing in the management of hypertrophic burn scars. They provide details regarding preoperative selection, intraoperative decision making,…

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