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Minerva Medica 2007 October;98(5):569-73

Copyright © 2007 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Current approach to burn critical care

Sakallioglu A. E. 1, Haberal M. 2

1 Burn and Fire Disaster Institute Baskent University, Turkey 2 Department of General Surgery Transplantation and Burns Baskent University, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey


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Burn trauma is a frequent cause of morbidity and mortality all over the world. Advancements in resuscitation, surgical tecniques, infection control and nutritional/metaolic support decreased mortality and morbidity. This article intends to review current outlines for initial treatment and resuscitation nutritional/metabolic support and wound management peculiar to burn patients.

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