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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ConclusionThe prevalence of MDR-GNB in Iranian burn patients is very high. Thus, a comprehensive infectious control programme, a reduction in the use of antibiotic prophylaxis, and thorough information regarding antimicrobial resistance patterns is required.
Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
So God is dictating a detailed legal code to Moses. At this point in the fictitious history, it seems to be looking forward. It is more suitable to the settled people the Hebrews will become than the nomads of Genesis. We haven't been told anything about life in Goshen, but the people were not evidently self-governing. Currently, the people are camped out in the desert subsisting on manna. Moses was judging disputes, apparently based on his personal intuitions, until Jethro dropped in to suggest he delegate, at which point presumably his delegates made it up as they went along. So now we're finally getting the statutes.Whe...
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ConclusionsOur results suggest that burn patients have a sensitivity dysfunction in postburned skin areas. The use of QST could be considered the technique to determine the sensitivity of burned patients. Although, more high-quality studies should to be done.
Source: Burns - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Toward the goal of understanding the pathophysiology of mild blast-induced traumatic brain injury and identifying the physical forces associated with the primary injury phase, we developed a system that couples a pneumatic blast to a microfluidic channel t...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 12 September 2019Source: Journal of Chemical Health and SafetyAuthor(s): Victor Duraj, Debbie M. DeckerAt the University of California, Davis, Colleges/Departments, Organized Research Units, and Administrative units are required to appoint a Department Safety Coordinator (DSC). DSCs share information from the campus’ Safety Services/EH&S organization to their departments and facilitate compliance with California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) standards and other regulatory programs. The DSC role, however, is often part-time, assigned at seemingly arbitrary ...
Source: Journal of Chemical Health and Safety - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
We describe a rat thermal burn model that involves: anaesthesia, chronic catheterisation, skin preparation, baseline hemodynamic and physiological monitoring, and a quantifiable method to reproduce a severe full-thickness burns injury affecting ∼30% percent of the total body surface area (%TBSA). Following a 15 min post-burn period, treatment commences with an acute monitoring phase lasting up to 8 hours, which can be modified according to individual protocols. This model reflects the clinical continuum-of-care from point-of injury, a 15 min ambulance response time, a 60 min prehospital phas...
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Publication date: 2019Source: European Urology Supplements, Volume 18, Issue 4Author(s): P. Mahajan, S. Gruner, J.G. Nuchtern, G. Godoy, R. Venkatramani
Source: European Urology Supplements - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Cognitive approaches to training for the detection of improvised explosive devices (IED's) are of increasing importance. However, there is a question as to the degree to which such training might interfere with other important law enforcement (LE) function...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
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