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Greenhalgh DG, Saffle JR, Holmes JH 4th, Gamelli RL, Palmieri TL, Horton JW, Tompkins RG, Traber DL, Mozingo DW, Deitch EA, Goodwin CW, Herndon DN, Gallagher JJ, Sanford AP, Jeng JC, Ahrenholz DH, Neely AN, O'Mara MS, Wolf SE, Purdue GF, Garner WL, Yowler CJ, Latenser BA, American Burn Association Consensus Conference on Burn Sepsis and Infection Group., et al.
Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association. Date of publication 2007 Nov 1;volume 28(6):776-90.
1. J Burn Care Res. 2007 Nov-Dec;28(6):776-90. American Burn Association consensus conference to define sepsis and infection in burns. Greenhalgh DG(1), Saffle JR, Holmes JH 4th, Gamelli RL, Palmieri TL, Horton JW, Tompkins RG, Traber DL, Mozingo DW, Deitch EA, Goodwin CW, Herndon DN, Gallagher JJ, Sanford AP, Jeng JC, Ahrenholz DH, Neely AN, O'Mara MS, Wolf SE, Purdue GF, Garner WL, Yowler CJ, Latenser BA; American Burn Association Consensus Conference on Burn Sepsis and Infection Group. Author information: (1)Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis and Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California, Sacramento, California 95817, USA. Because of their extensive wounds, burn patients are chronically exposed to inflammatory mediators. Thus, burn patients, by definition, already have "systemic inflammatory response syndrome." Current definitions for sepsis and infection have many criteria (fever, tachycardia, tachypnea, leukocytosis) that are routinely found in patients with extensive burns, making these current definitions less applicable to the burn population. Experts in burn care and research, all members of the American Burn Association, were asked to review the literature and prepare a potential definition on one topic related to sepsis or infection in burn patients. On January 20, 2007, the participants met in Tucson, Arizona to develop consensus for these definitions. After review of the definitions, a summary of the proceedings was prepared. The goal of the consensus conference was to develop and publish standardized definitions for sepsis and infection-related diagnoses in the burn population. Standardized definitions will improve the capability of performing more meaningful multicenter trials among burn centers. DOI: 10.1097/BCR.0b013e3181599bc9 PMID: 17925660 [Indexed for MEDLINE]
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Acute Burns - Treatment
Acute Burns - Treatment
Acute Burns - Treatment