Burns and associated nonthermal trauma: An analysis of management, outcome, and relation to the injury severity score

L. Wong, C. M. Grande, A. M. Munster

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Abstract

Nonthermal trauma in patients with burns necessitates additional considerations in management. The charts of all patients with nonthermal trauma admitted to a regional burn center from 1977 to 1987 were reviewed. The causative events and types of injury were determined. The most common injuries were fractures caused by jumping from burning buildings. Fracture management varied, and the only complications that occurred among the 15 of 61 patients with fractures were associated with overlying burns. The mortality rate was 20%, which is comparable to that predicted from the patients’ ages and the percent of total body surface area burned. The mortality rate predicted from the Injury Severity Score is much lower, which brings into question its use for analysis of this patient population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)512-516
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation
Volume10
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Nursing (all)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Rehabilitation
  • Health Professions (all)

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