Factors Affecting Burn Contracture Outcome in Developing Countries: A Review of 2506 Patients

This study assesses factors that impact burn contracture resolution in developing nations. Methods: A retrospective review of 2506 burn contractures was performed using information extracted from a large nongovernment organization (ReSurge International) database from Nepal, India, and Zambia. Data points included age, type of burn, time elapsed between injury and release, and extent of final release achieved based on preoperative and postoperative images of hand (n = 1960), elbow (n = 371), and knee (n = 176) contractures. Hand improvement was scored based on digit/wrist involvement (severity of dysfunction) and joint extension capability (functionality); elbow and knee improvement were calculated using preoperative and postoperative joint angles. Multivariate analysis was performed. Results: Hands burned by hot liquid had greater functionality after surgery than open-fire burns (P
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Burn Surgery and Research Source Type: research

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This study therefore investigated the impacts of RRCC on air pollution based on detailed household heating data obtained from intensive face-to-face interviews in Shandong province, China. The total contributions and specific contributions of coal, stoves, and coal-stove combinations to air pollution were simulated using the WRF-CAMx-PSAT model. The RRCC for heating had a considerable impact on air pollution, contributing 36.1, 9.1, and 16.1% of atmospheric SO2, NOx, and PM2.5 in winter, respectively. Different coal-stove combinations had different impacts on air pollution and mitigation efficiencies. The combination of bi...
Source: Chemosphere - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Chemosphere Source Type: research
Fire can be made useful for various purposes. However, uncontrollable fire may result in property damage and human death. The major factor of fire deaths is due to excessive smoke inhalation. Therefore, early detection of fire is crucial in fire detection ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
Acid attacks on women have become the most burning area and are considered to be the most nastiest and the most atrocious kind of violence committed on weaker sex. It is the thoughtful and pre-mediated use of acid on another human being for no blunder on h...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
I am a recent grad who started working as a nocturnist. I was wondering what the average # of admissions is for a nocturnist. I don't know if I'm slow or what but I am having hard time seeing 10-12 pts every night. There is around 5-10 more patients that I don't get to that I have to bridge. So total of like 10-12 admits that I get through completely every night. But 5-10 more I have to bridge. At first, I thought I could handle anything. But now I'm getting burned out a little. So I was... Question about # of new admits for Nocturnist
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Publication date: Available online 8 October 2020Source: Wound MedicineAuthor(s): Vamseedharan Muthukumar, Suvashis Dash, Ahmad Faraz Danish, Srushti Sheth, Deepak Nanda, Charanjeet Ahluwalia
Source: Wound Medicine - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Injury is the most common cause of death in Americans under the age of 46[1]; 35-40% of all injured patients have evidence of psychoactive substance use and 40-50% of admitted patients have a current substance use disorder (SUD) diagnosis.[2 –4] Injuries encompass all external causes of death, including intentional harm against others or oneself, poisonings, vehicle crashes, falls, burns, and drowning.[5] Psychoactive substances include alcohol, cannabis, cocaine, and both prescription and illicit opioids.
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Publication date: Available online 8 October 2020Source: BurnsAuthor(s): Lewis Dingle, Richard Wain, Bishop Sophie, Ali Soueid, Sheikh Zeeshan
Source: Burns - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 8 October 2020Source: BurnsAuthor(s): Vladimir Haxhi Filaj, Monika Kristaq Belba
Source: Burns - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 7 October 2020Source: BurnsAuthor(s): T. Torlinski, R. Mullhi, M. Chotalia
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In conclusion, this “Undulate-design Double Abdominal flaps Insertion-Pouch for Upper limb Reconstruction” is a new and effective solution for circumferential defects of wrist and hand.
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Burn Surgery and Research Source Type: research
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