State of the science burn research: Burns in the elderly

Marc G. Jeschke, Herb A. Phelan, Steven Wolf, Kathleen Romanowski, Sarah Rehou, Alisa Saetamal, Joan Weber, John Schulz, Crystal New, Arek Wiktor, Charles Foster, Lyndsay Deeter, Kelly Tuohy

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Abstract

There are many important tasks and questions in order to improve outcomes of elderly burn patients. Due to the complexity of these tasks we the Board of Trustees agreed to form a permanent committee on elderly burn care. This committee has an interest in the care of elderly that within the committee will assign tasks as well as coordinate efforts of investigators with the goal to improve outcomes and quality of life in elderly burn patients. The committee will review the progress and will request to collect more data by accessing the National Burn Registry, in conjunction with creating novel and elderly specific databases and registries. The committee also reaches out to create strong collaborations, for example, ISBI and other stakeholders. The committee feels there is a lot of work that needs to be done as the information on elderly burn care is vague and lacking good substantial data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-83
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Burn Care and Research
Volume41
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Rehabilitation

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    Jeschke, M. G., Phelan, H. A., Wolf, S., Romanowski, K., Rehou, S., Saetamal, A., Weber, J., Schulz, J., New, C., Wiktor, A., Foster, C., Deeter, L., & Tuohy, K. (2020). State of the science burn research: Burns in the elderly. Journal of Burn Care and Research, 41(1), 65-83. https://doi.org/10.1093/jbcr/irz163