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Incidence of childhood burn injuries and modifiable household risk factors in rural Ghana: A cluster-randomized, population-based, household survey.

Kajal Mehta, Adam Gyedu, Easmon Otupiri, Peter Donkor, Charles Mock, Barclay Stewart,

BACKGROUND:We aimed to determine the incidence of childhood burn injuries in rural Ghana and describe modifiable household risk factors to inform prevention initiatives. METHODS:We performed a cluster-randomized, population-based survey of caregivers of children in a rural district in Ghana, representing 2713 households and 14,032 children. Caregivers were interviewed regarding childhood ... Read more >>

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Mortality prognostication scores do not predict long-term, health-related quality of life after burn: A burn model system national database study.

Barclay T Stewart, Gretchen J Carrougher, Elleanor Curtis, Jeffrey C Schneider, Colleen M Ryan, Dagmar Amtmann, Nicole S Gibran,

OBJECTIVE:Despite improved mortality rates after burn injury, many patients face significant long-term physical and psychosocial disabilities. We aimed to determine whether commonly used mortality prognostication scores predict long-term, health-related quality of life after burn injury. By doing so, we might add evidence to support goals of care discussions and facilitate ... Read more >>

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We should assess early for extubation - In response to: "Intubation in burns patients-Are we following the guidance? A 5-year review of the Manchester regional burns centre experience".

T Torlinski, R Mullhi, M Chotalia,

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Effect of Wii-habilitation on spatiotemporal parameters and upper limb function post-burn in children.

Nadia L Radwan, Marwa M Ibrahim, Waleed S Mahmoud,

BACKGROUND:Limb burns can cause different functional disorders that greatly impact one's quality of life. AIM:The purpose of the current study was to compare the effect of Nintendo Wii sports intervention, and traditional treatment methods on spatiotemporal parameters and upper limb function post-burn in children. METHODS:Thirty children their age ranging from ... Read more >>

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Mortality prognostication scores do not predict long-term, health-related quality of life after burn: A burn model system national database study

Barclay T Stewart, Gretchen J Carrougher, Elleanor Curtis, Jeffrey C Schneider, Colleen M Ryan, Dagmar Amtmann, Nicole S Gibran,

Highlights • There are few tools to facilitate shared decision-making after burn injury.• Mortality prognostication scores are thought to reflect long-term quality of life.• Higher rBaux and Ryan scores are negatively correlated with long-term physical health, but not mental health.• Burn size and mortality prognostication scores poorly explained the variance ... Read more >>

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Burn Unit admission and management protocol during COVID-19 pandemic

Bruno Azzena, Filippo Andrea Giovanni Perozzo, Alberto De Lazzari, Giovanni Valotto, Alex Pontini,

Highlights • COVID-19 is an adjunctive risk factor for burn injured patients.• Isolation of suspected cases and development of management procedures are essential preventive measures to reduce viral spread.• We developed an admission protocol to our Burn Unit which proved itself effective in minimizing the contagion between patients and healthcare ... Read more >>

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Sexual activity and romantic relationships after burn injury: A Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation (LIBRE) study.

Emily A Ohrtman, Gabriel D Shapiro, Audrey E Wolfe, Nhi-Ha T Trinh, Pengsheng Ni, Amy Acton, Mary D Slavin, Colleen M Ryan, Lewis E Kazis, Jeffrey C Schneider,

BACKGROUND:Engaging in healthy sexual activity and romantic relationships are important but often neglected areas of post-burn rehabilitation. The degree to which persons with burn injuries engage in sexual activity and romantic relationships is not well understood. This study examined demographic and clinical characteristics predicting engagement in sexual activity and romantic ... Read more >>

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The added value of extending the EQ-5D-5L with an itching item for the assessment of health-related quality of life of burn patients: an explorative study.

I Spronk, G J Bonsel, S Polinder, M E van Baar, M F Janssen, J A Haagsma,

INTRODUCTION:Health-related quality of life (HRQL) is an important outcome in burn care and research. An advantage of a generic HRQL instrument, like the EQ-5D, is that it enables comparison of outcomes with other conditions and the general population. However, the downside is that it does not include burn specific domains, ... Read more >>

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Validation of four burn-specific prognostic models in a cohort of 9625 cases, and a novel model for prediction of mortality in burn patients.

Junyi Zhou, Ning Li, Jianglin Tan, Gaoxing Luo,

BACKGROUND:Survival after burn injury has steadily improved in recent decades. The models for assessing the severity of burn injury and predicting burn-associated mortality have been used for over 20 years. The predictive accuracy of these models should be reconsidered now. METHOD:In this retrospective study on all burn patients (n = 9625) admitted ... Read more >>

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The impact of early information concerning the surgical operations on anxiety in patients with burns.

Gera A Hartlief, Anuschka S Niemeijer, Kirsten F Lamberts, Marianne K Nieuwenhuis,

AIMS:Stress has been linked to poor coping with health-related issues, poor adaptation, a decrease of quality of life, poor recovery and poor wound healing. Therefore, it is important to address patients' uncertainty and feelings of anxiety. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of providing early treatment ... Read more >>

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Steam inhalation: More harm than good? Perspective from a UK burns centre.

A Scarborough, O Scarborough, H Abdi, J Atkins,

INTRODUCTION:Steam inhalation is common practice in UK households for coryzal symptoms in adults and children. Steam inhalation has the potential to and has caused significant scald injuries, predominantly due to unintentional contact with the hot water used. METHODS:The authors used electronic health records to retrospectively identify all patients admitted with ... Read more >>

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Manufacture and clinical application of the forearm pronation's assistant tableware in the severely burned.

Jia-Jia Shi, Ying Sun, Shan-Shan Pan, Ting-Ting Xu, Jia-Jia Hua,

INTRODUCTION:Even after reconstructive surgery, it is still difficult for patients with severe burns to achieve independent eating activity. In this project, we customized the forearm pronation's assistant tableware to assist in improvement with eating activities. METHODS:From January 2017 to December 2018, 28 patients with severe burns including the hands were ... Read more >>

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Raman spectroscopy accurately classifies burn severity in an ex vivo model.

Hanglin Ye, Rahul, Uwe Kruger, Tianmeng Wang, Sufei Shi, Jack Norfleet, Suvranu De,

Accurate classification of burn severities is of vital importance for proper burn treatments. A recent article reported that using the combination of Raman spectroscopy and optical coherence tomography (OCT) classifies different degrees of burns with an overall accuracy of 85% [1]. In this study, we demonstrate the feasibility of using ... Read more >>

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Effect of extracorporeal shock wave therapy for burn scar regeneration: A prospective, randomized, double-blinded study.

Seung Yeol Lee, So Young Joo, Yoon Soo Cho, Gi Yeun Hur, Cheong Hoon Seo,

PURPOSE:This study aimed to investigate the regeneration effect of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) on hypertrophic scar regeneration using objective measurements. METHODS:This was a double-blinded, randomized, controlled trial of 48 participants who had undergone autologous split-thickness skin grafting (STSG) with same artificial dermis. The ESWT group (n=25) received shock waves ... Read more >>

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COVID-19 and the rise of the full 'Fitness' friction burn.

Md Abu Sayed, Karl Walsh, Zeeshan Sheikh,

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Burn visits to a pediatric burn center during the COVID-19 pandemic and 'Stay at home' period.

Usha Sethuraman, Curt Stankovic, Adam Singer, Lisa Vitale, Carolyn Backes Krouse, Dawn Cloutier, Lydia Donoghue, Justin Klein, Nirupama Kannikeswaran,

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Letter to the Editor: Fractional CO2 laser ablation of porcine burn scars after grafting.

Andrea C Issler-Fisher, Zhe Li, Peter K M Maitz,

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Response: A trauma-informed model of care for self-immolation survivors and their families.

Michelle Cleary, Sancia West, Rachel Kornhaber, Loyola McLean,

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Transplantation of autologous cells and porous gelatin microcarriers to promote wound healing.

Alexander P Larsson, Kristina Briheim, Victor Hanna, Karin Gustafsson, Annika Starkenberg, Hans N Vintertun, Gunnar Kratz, Johan P E Junker,

Definitive treatment to achieve wound healing in major burns frequently include skin transplantation, where split-thickness skin grafts is considered gold standard. This method is associated with several drawbacks. To overcome these hurdles, efforts have been made to develop tissue engineered skin substitutes, often comprised of a combination of cells and ... Read more >>

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Potential efficacy of sensorimotor exercise program on pain, proprioception, mobility, and quality of life in diabetic patients with foot burns: A 12-week randomized control study.

Walid Kamal Abdelbasset, Shereen H Elsayed, Gopal Nambi, Sayed A Tantawy, Dalia M Kamel, Marwa M Eid, Samah A Moawd, Saud F Alsubaie,

BACKGROUND:Both diabetes mellitus (DM) and burn injuries lead to physical and psychological impairments. Foot burns are still a challenging health condition because of its important sensory role. No previous studies have assessed the physical therapy intervention on diabetic patients with foot burns. Therefore, this study aimed to assess the potential ... Read more >>

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Trends in burn injury mortality in Spain (1979-2018): Sex-specific age-cohort-period effects.

Antonio García-Díaz, Antonio José Durán-Romero, PurificaciónGacto-Sánchez, Jesús Carbajal-Guerrero, Tomás Gómez-Cía, José Juan Pereyra-Rodríguez,

BACKGROUND:Previous studies about burns mortality are often exclusively based on hospital and burn centre data. National population-based reports on this topic are rather limited. The aim of this study was to analyse sex- and age-specific mortality rates of burns in Spain during the period 1979-2018. METHODS:Age-standardised burns mortality rates were ... Read more >>

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Driving improved burns care and patient outcomes through clinical registry data: A review of quality indicators in the Burns Registry of Australia and New Zealand.

Jennifer Gong, Yvonne Singer, Heather Cleland, Fiona Wood, Peter Cameron, Lincoln M Tracy, Belinda J Gabbe,

BACKGROUND:In 2009, the Burns Registry of Australia and New Zealand (BRANZ) published a set of clinical quality indicators (QIs) to monitor performance, improve quality of care, and inform and change policy. With several years of data collected since the initial development of the indicators for burns, the BRANZ QI Working ... Read more >>

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Admission Neutrophil-Lymphocyte Ratio (NLR) Predicts Survival in Patients with Extensive Burns.

Lunyang Hu, Baoli Wang, Yonggang Hong, Long Xu, Yong Jiang, Chen Wang, Banghui Zhu, Qing Yu, Wenjia Hou, Zhengli Chen, Feng Zhu, Guosheng Wu, Yu Sun,

BACKGROUND:Extensive burns is one of the most common severe injuries, with a high annual death rate. Previous studies showed that the neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is a prognostic factor for some inflammatory diseases. However, until now, no study has evaluated the clinical prognostic value of NLR in extensively burned ... Read more >>

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Long non-coding RNA LINC01116 accelerates the progression of keloid formation by regulating miR-203/SMAD5 axis.

Weiwei Yuan, Hui Sun, Li Yu,

BACKGROUND:Emerging evidence reveals the importance of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in the development and progression of keloid formation. However, the roles and molecular mechanism of lncRNA LINC01116 in the progression of keloid formation remain largely unknown. METHODS:The expression levels of LINC01116, microRNA-203 (miR-203) and SMAD family member 5 (SMAD5) were ... Read more >>

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Lower limb functional status and its determinants in moderate/major burns 3-6 months following injury: A two-center observational study.

Özden Özkal, Mine Seyyah, Semra Topuz, Ali Konan,

INTRODUCTION:Severe complications which may cause impaired physical functionoften develops over time following severe burn to the lower extremities. The purpose of this study was to clarify the clinical determinants of lower limb functional status, functional mobility and exercise capacity in moderate/major burns 3-6 months following the injury. METHODS:The study included ... Read more >>

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