It has been estimated that over 1 2 million people in the United States suffer burn injuries every year (1). Most are treated as outpatients, yet nearly 60,000 require hospitalization. Approximately 5,000 of these patients die. Advances in resuscitation and monitoring techniques, wound management, nutritional support, and strict use of tissue culture-directed antibiotics have all contributed to decreases in morbidity, mortality, and long-term disability for these patients.


Abdominal Compartment Syndrome Base Deficit Total Body Surface Area Advance Trauma Life Support Inhalation Injury 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Larry M. Jones
    • 1
  1. 1.The Mercy Hospital of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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