What's New in Critical Care of the Burn-Injured Patient?

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Abstract

The number of cases of mortality after burn injury continues to decline, in part because of advances in respiratory, fluid, and sepsis management. However, care needs to be exercised in the application of these new techniques and technologies, many of which have never been assessed or have been incompletely studied in patients who have burn injury. Use of any of these advances in critical care needs to be individualized for any given patient and altered based on the patient's response to therapy. Future advances in the critical care of burns will require multicenter prospective trials at dedicated burn centers to define the optimal therapy for the patient who has burn injury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)607-615
Number of pages9
JournalClinics in Plastic Surgery
Volume36
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2009

Keywords

  • Burns
  • Critical care
  • Glycemic control
  • Inhalation injury
  • Sepsis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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