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Orgill DP, Piccolo N, et al.
Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association. Date of publication 2009 Sep 1;volume 30(5):759-68.
1. J Burn Care Res. 2009 Sep-Oct;30(5):759-68. doi: 10.1097/BCR.0b013e3181b47cd3. Escharotomy and decompressive therapies in burns. Orgill DP(1), Piccolo N. Author information: (1)Division of Plastic Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA. Experienced clinicians treating burns recognize the need for escharotomy and decompressive therapies. The burning process causes the integument to become stiff, and the underlying tissues can swell during the fluid resuscitation process. We reviewed the literature that supports the current clinical practice of decompressive therapies following burn injury. DOI: 10.1097/BCR.0b013e3181b47cd3 PMID: 19692906 [Indexed for MEDLINE]
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Acute Burns - Introduction and Assessment
Acute Burns - Treatment