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  • Cardiovascular risk profile in burn survivorsA cross-sectional study examining the risk of cardiovascular disease after burn. 16/08/2017
  • Children are not little adults: blood transfusion in children with burn injuryA review article examining the role that age plays in the blood transfusion requirements of burn victims. 16/08/2017
  • Pain and itch outcome trajectories differ among European American and African American survivors of major thermal burn injuryOver half of individuals experiencing major thermal burn injury (MThBI) receive an autologous skin graft (autograft), in which skin is removed from a healthy "donor" site and transplanted to the burn site. Persistent pain/itch at the graft site are major causes of suffering and disability in MThBI survivors. African Americans have a higher risk of MThBI, and in other clinical settings African Americans experience a greater burden of pain and itch relative to European Americans. However, to our knowledge, ethnic differences in skin graft site pain/itch outcomes after MThBI have not been assessed. We evaluated skin graft site pain and itch severity (0-10 numeric rating scale (NRS)) over 1 year in a prospective multicenter cohort sample of African Americans and European Americans. 14/08/2017
  • Early ambulation after-grafting of lower extremity burnsEarly ambulation of lower extremity burns that undergo a skin graft may help to avoid some of the complications associated with immobilization. Despite recent evidence supporting early ambulation, post-operative immobilization following lower extremity skin grafting is still a common practice. The purpose of this single centre, observational study was to retrospectively assess the outcomes of lower extremity skin graft cases dressed with a multi-layer compression bandage who were ambulated in the immediate post-operative period 11/08/2017
  • Sepsis in the burn patient: a different problem than sepsis in the general populationReview of sepsis in burn patients. Sepsis is the leading cause of death in the burn patient but most clinical sepsis studies have excluded burns because the sepsis found in burn patients is different than that of the general population 09/08/2017
  • A systematic review of quantitative burn wound microbiology in the management of burns patientsThe early diagnosis of infection or sepsis in burns are important for patient care. Globally, a large number of burn centres advocate quantitative cultures of wound biopsies for patient management, since there is assumed to be a direct link between the bioburden of a burn wound and the risk of microbial invasion. Given the conflicting study findings in this area, a systematic review was warranted 08/08/2017