Handbook of Burns

Acute Burn Care Volume 1

  • Marc G. Jeschke
  • Lars-Peter Kamolz
  • Folke Sjöberg
  • Steven E. Wolf

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. History, epidemiology, prevention and education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Leopoldo C. Cancio, Steven E. Wolf
      Pages 3-17
    3. Anna Arno, Judy Knighton
      Pages 61-73
    4. Jonathan B. Lundy, Leopoldo C. Cancio
      Pages 75-88
    5. Kunaal Jindal, Shahriar Shahrokhi
      Pages 89-95
  3. Pre-hospital and initial management of burns

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Herbert L. Haller, Michael Giretzlehner, Johannes Dirnberger, Robert Owen
      Pages 117-129
    3. Gerd G. Gauglitz, Marc G. Jeschke
      Pages 131-149
    4. Lee C. Woodson, Edward Sherwood, Alexis McQuitty, Mark D. Talon
      Pages 151-162
    5. Tina L. Palmieri, Richard L. Gamelli
      Pages 163-172
    6. Robert Cartotto
      Pages 173-190
  4. Acute burn care and therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Kathryn L. Butler, Robert L. Sheridan
      Pages 193-201
    3. Mette M. Berger, Shahriar Shahrokhi, Marc G. Jeschke
      Pages 203-220
    4. Gerd G. Gauglitz, Shahriar Shahrokhi, Marc G. Jeschke
      Pages 221-240
    5. Gerd G. Gauglitz, Marc G. Jeschke
      Pages 241-257

About this book


This volume covers the entire spectrum of acute burn treatment. Individual chapters deal with basic aspects of different burn mechanisms as well as the acute care of burn patients. Pre-hospital management, critical care and basic concepts of burn surgery related to the acute phase, as well as the use of skin and skin substitutes in early stages of therapy are addressed in this volume. Chapters on supportive therapies such as optimizing nutrition and fluid homeostasis, infection control and treatment, respiratory support and pain management complete the comprehensive approach to the patient in this early stage of treatment, while chapters on epidemiology, prevention and disaster management enable the reader to evaluate the given information in a broader context.

Editors and affiliations

  • Marc G. Jeschke
    • 1
  • Lars-Peter Kamolz
    • 2
  • Folke Sjöberg
    • 3
    • 4
  • Steven E. Wolf
    • 5
  1. 1.Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic SurgeryUniversity of Toronto, Sunnybrook Research InstituteTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Plastische, Aesthetische und Rekonstruktive ChirurgieLandesklinikum Wiener NeustadtWiener NeustadtAustria
  3. 3.Department of Hand and Plastic Surgery and Intensive CareLinköping University HospitalLinköpingSweden
  4. 4.Department of Clinical and Experimental MedicineLinköping UniversityLinköpingSweden
  5. 5.Brooke Army Medical CenterFort Sam HoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag/Wien 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7091-0347-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-0348-7
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