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Pre-hospital, fluid and early management, burn wound evaluation

  • Folke Sjöberg

Abstract

In the last 20 years large changes in burn care and in the background and logistics around the care for the burn injured has occurred which has implications for how burn care now should be administered and practically performed. Firstly the incidence of burn injuries has decreased in the Western world and a decrease of about 30 % is evident from e. g., since the eighties [1–2]. In parallel, length of stay in the burn care facilities for the injured has been reduced to about 40 % of what it was at that time [3–4]. Thirdly, the outcome of burns has been significantly improved over the same time period. This may be exemplified by the 50 % survival chance that was present for a 45 % total burn surface area burn (TBSA %) in a 21 year old in the late 70-ties, which is to be compared to the corresponding 50 % survival chance for 80–90 % TBSA % burn in the same age patient today [5–6].

Keywords

Burning Permeability Catheter Hepatitis Convection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.the Burn Center, Department of Hand and Plastic Surgery and Intensive CareLinköping University HospitalLinköpingSweden
  2. 2.Dept. of Clinical and Experimental MedicineLinköping UniversityLinköpingSweden

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