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Crit Care. 2013 Oct 7;17(5):241. doi: 10.1186/cc12706.

Clinical review: the critical care management of the burn patient.

Abstract

Between 4 and 22% of burn patients presenting to the emergency department are admitted to critical care. Burn injury is characterised by a hypermetabolic response with physiologic, catabolic and immune effects. Burn care has seen renewed interest in colloid resuscitation, a change in transfusion practice and the development of anti-catabolic therapies. A literature search was conducted with priority given to review articles, meta-analyses and well-designed large trials; paediatric studies were included where adult studies were lacking with the aim to review the advances in adult intensive care burn management and place them in the general context of day-to-day practical burn management.

PMID:
24093225
PMCID:
PMC4057496
DOI:
10.1186/cc12706
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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