Burn injuries

Bruce Potenza, William C. Wilson, Mark Greenberg, Lesley Wong, Andrea Dunkelman, Mayer Tenenhaus

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Abstract

Patients suffering from burn and inhalation injuries pose some of the greatest challenges encountered in medicine. All aspects of critical care management are involved, including resuscitation, wound care, hypermetabolism and the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), sepsis, and the multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS). The loss of critical barrier functions as well as the resultant alterations in physiology, metabolism, and immunology create unique dynamics less frequently encountered following other types of injury. The requirement for multiple surgical and anesthetic procedures introduces a host of additional management considerations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTrauma
Subtitle of host publicationEmergency Resuscitation, Perioperative Anesthesia, Surgical Management
Pages645-683
Number of pages39
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)9781420052442
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (all)

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