Cutaneous burns


Key articles

American Burn Association. Advanced burn life support course: povider manual 2018 update. 2018 [internet publication].Full text

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. International first aid, resuscitation, and education guidelines. 2020 [internet publication].Full text

American Burn Association, American College of Surgeons. Guidelines for the operation of burn centers. J Burn Care Res. 2007 Jan-Feb;28(1):134-41. Abstract

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39. American Burn Association, American College of Surgeons. Guidelines for the operation of burn centers. J Burn Care Res. 2007 Jan-Feb;28(1):134-41. Abstract

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49. Wasiak J, Cleland H, Campbell F, et al. Dressings for superficial and partial thickness burns. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Mar 28;(3):CD002106.Full text  Abstract

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51. Gee Kee EL, Kimble RM, Cuttle L, et al. Randomized controlled trial of three burns dressings for partial thickness burns in children. Burns. 2015 Aug;41(5):946-55. Abstract

52. Tyack Z, Simons M, Spinks A, et al. A systematic review of the quality of burn scar rating scales for clinical and research use. Burns. 2012 Feb;38(1):6-18. Abstract

53. Sheridan R. Closure of the excised burn wound: autografts, semipermanent skin substitutes, and permanent skin substitutes. Clin Plast Surg. 2009 Oct;36(4):643-51. Abstract

54. Hultman CS, Edkins RE, Lee CN, et al. Shine on: review of laser- and light-based therapies for the treatment of burn scars. Dermatol Res Pract. 2012;2012:243651.Full text  Abstract

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56. Sheridan RL. Burn care: results of technical and organizational progress. JAMA. 2003 Aug 13;290(6):719-22. Abstract

57. Romanowski KS, Palmieri TL, Sen S, et al. More than one third of intubations in patients transferred to burn centers are unnecessary: proposed guidelines for appropriate intubation of the burn patient. J Burn Care Res. 2016 Sep-Oct;37(5):e409-14. Abstract

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59. Guilabert P, Usúa G, Martín N, et al. Fluid resuscitation management in patients with burns: update. Br J Anaesth. 2016 Sep;117(3):284-96.Full text  Abstract

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74. Latenser BA. Critical care of the burn patient: the first 48 hours. Crit Care Med. 2009 Oct;37(10):2819-26. Abstract

75. Faucher LD, Conlon KM. Practice guidelines for deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis in burns. J Burn Care Res. 2007 Sep-Oct;28(5):661-3. Abstract

76. Ryan CM, Lee A, Kazis LE, et al; Multicenter Burn Outcome Group. Recovery trajectories after burn injury in young adults: does burn size matter? J Burn Care Res. 2015 Jan-Feb;36(1):118-29. Abstract

77. Sheridan RL, Lee AF, Kazis LE, et al; Multi-Center Benchmarking Study Working Group. The effect of family characteristics on the recovery of burn injuries in children. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Sep;73(3 Suppl 2):S205-12. Abstract

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83. Dylewksi ML, Baker M, Prelack K, et al. The safety and efficacy of parenteral nutrition among pediatric patients with burn injuries. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2013 Mar;14(3):e120-5. Abstract

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86. Sheridan RL. Sepsis in pediatric burn patients. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2005 May;6(3 suppl):S112-9. Abstract

87. Jiang Q, Chen J, Tian F, et al. Silicone gel sheeting for treating hypertrophic scars. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2021 Sep 26;9:CD013357.Full text  Abstract

88. Stoddard FJ Jr, Sorrentino E, Drake JE, et al. Posttraumatic stress disorder diagnosis in young children with burns. J Burn Care Res. 2017 Jan/Feb;38(1):e343-51. Abstract

89. Sheridan RL. Fire-related inhalation injury. N Engl J Med. 2016 Aug 4;375(5):464-9. Abstract

90. Sheridan RL, Remensnyder JP, Schnitzer JJ, et al. Current expectations for survival in pediatric burns. Arch Pediatr Adolescent Med. 2000 Mar;154(3):245-9. Abstract

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