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Grunwald TB, Garner WL, et al.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery. Date of publication 2008 May 1;volume 121(5):311e-319e.
1. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 May;121(5):311e-319e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e318172ae1f. Acute burns. Grunwald TB(1), Garner WL. Author information: (1)Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Southern California, USC Keck School of Medicine, USA. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After studying this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Describe the pathophysiology of burn injury. 2. Identify patient criteria for transfer to a burn center. 3. Calculate burn size and resuscitation requirements. 4. Treat inhalation injury in the acute setting. 5. Describe treatment options for burn injuries. 6. Describe preoperative selection, intraoperative procedures, and postoperative protocols for patients who require surgical care for their burn injuries. 7. Understand the survival and functional outcomes of burn injury. SUMMARY: The review article summarizes basic issues in the treatment of acute burn injury as practiced in 2008. The pathophysiology, treatment options, and expected outcomes for an acute burn are described and discussed. Special attention is directed to the nonoperative and surgical management of small to moderate-size burns that might be treated by the practicing plastic surgeon. DOI: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e318172ae1f PMID: 18453944 [Indexed for MEDLINE]
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Acute Burns - Introduction and Assessment
Acute Burns - Treatment