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Severe thermal burn injury: assessment and early management

  • P. Y. Gueugniaud
  • M. Bertin-Maghit
  • P. Petit
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Abstract

Despite rational progress in prevention, burns remain a major cause of traumatic injury in all age groups of the population worldwide. Nevertheless, survival after extensive burn injury has improved substantially during the past 30 years [1], thanks to various factors: immediate prehospital care, early care for the burn shock and of the potential post-burn pulmonary dysfunction, better understanding of pathophysiological mechanisms involved in burn shock and some progress in acute surgical approach [2].

Keywords

Hypertonic Saline Fluid Resuscitation Thermal Injury Early Management Total Body Surface Area 
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  • P. Y. Gueugniaud
  • M. Bertin-Maghit
  • P. Petit

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