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  • Eschar removal by bromelain based enzymatic debridement (Nexobrid®) in burns: An European consensusHighlights•User-based recommendations for enzymatic debridement in burns beyond literature.•The use of enzymatic debridement benefits from standardized protocols and significant experience.•Pseudo-eschar is a specific layer sticking to the wound after enzymatic debridement.•Enzymatic debridement should be regarded as a debridement and a strategic tool.•Role in mass casualty and right time point of transplantation will benefit from further data. 05/12/2017
  • Critical care polyneuropathy in burn injuries: An integrative reviewPolyneuropathy is a debilitating condition which may be associated with large burns. The aim of this integrative review is to identify factors that contribute to the development of critical care polyneuropathy in patients admitted to an intensive care unit with a severe burn injury. PubMed, Scopus, CINHAL and EMBASE were searched up until July 2016 05/12/2017
  • The impact of operative time and hypothermia in acute burn surgeryProlonged operative time and intraoperative hypothermia are known to have deleterious effects on surgical outcomes. Although millions of burn injuries undergo operative treatment globally every year, there remains a paucity of evidence to guide perioperative practice in burn surgery. This study evaluated associations between hypothermia and operative time on post-operative complications in acute burn surgery 01/11/2017
  • Adult Burn Support UK Website Goes LiveDan's Fund for Burns, a registered UK charity offering practical support to adult burn survivors, announces the new adult burn support website 27/10/2017
  • Does inhalation injury predict mortality in burns patients or require redefinition?Inhalation injury is known to be an important factor in predicting mortality in burns patients. However, the diagnosis is complicated by the heterogeneous presentation and inability to determine the severity of inhalation injury. The purpose of this study was to identify clinical features of inhalation injury that affect mortality and the values that could predict the outcome more precisely in burns patients with inhalation injury. This retrospective observational study included 676 burns patients who were over 18 years of age and hospitalized in the Burns Intensive Care Unit between January 2012 and December 2015 26/10/2017
  • Burn injury outcomes in patients with pre-existing diabetic mellitus: Risk of hospital-acquired infections and inpatient mortalityHighlights: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a major cause of illness and death in the United StatesDiabetic patients are at increased risk for burn injuryDiabetic patients have an increased risk of hospital acquired infections following burn injuryPreexisting diabetes does not increase risk of in-hospital mortality 26/10/2017