Halogen inhalation-induced lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome - Zhou T, Song WF, Shang Y, Yao SL, Matalon S.

OBJECTIVE: Exposure to halogens, such as chlorine or bromine, results in environmental and occupational hazard to the lung and other organs. Chlorine is highly toxic by inhalation, leading to dyspnea, hypoxemia, airway obstruction, pneumonitis, pulmonary e...
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Objectives: To identify, appraise, and synthesize current evidence to determine whether early enteral nutrition alters patient outcomes from major burn injury. Data Sources: Medline, Embase, and the China National Knowledge Infrastructure were searched. The close out date was May 1, 2018. Study Selection: Early enteral nutrition was defined as a standard formula commenced within 24 hours of injury or admission to ICU or burn unit. Comparators included any form of nutrition support “except” early enteral nutrition. Only randomized controlled trials reporting patient-centered outcomes were eligible for in...
Source: Critical Care Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research
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Source: Critical Care Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Editorials Source Type: research
Conclusions: Despite massive blood transfusion, including very old blood, the duration of red cell storage did not influence outcome in burn patients. Provision of the oldest blood first by Blood Banks is rational, even for massive transfusion.
Source: Critical Care Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Online Clinical Investigations Source Type: research
PURPOSE: To describe the combat-related injuries cured by Chinese Level 2 medical treatment facility (CHN L2) in Mali from 1 March 2016 to 1 March 2018, including type of weapon, mortality, nature of injuries, degree and location of injuries and surgical p...
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BACKGROUND: Every year, a large number of people lose their lives or become injured seriously as a result of fires. Fires in buildings pose a great threat to resident safety. The aim of this systematic review is to identify preventive measures for fire-rel...
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INTRODUCTION: In India quite a few religious festivals and cultural fairs are accompanied by public display of fireworks. The grandeur of the festivals is often evaluated by the common man with respect to its colorful firework displays. Firecracker acciden...
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BACKGROUND: A number of studies report high prevalence of mental health conditions among burn patients. However there is a need to understand differences in the temporal relationship between mental health conditions and intentional and unintentional burns ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: The diagnosis of AWE should be confirmed with imaging of the lesion number, location, size and features before HIFU ablation. HIFU should be the first choice for the treatment of AWE as it is a non-invasive method, with high efficiency and safety and rapid postoperative recovery. PMID: 30428731 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Int J Hyperthermia Source Type: research
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The Brits are in the midst of the most epic self-immolation in modern history. David Cameron only held the Brexit referendum because he assumed it would lose. Almost no-one who campaigned for it did so in good faith. As soon as it passed everybody knew it would be impossible and disastrous, but Theresa May and her cabinet kept pretending there was a solution and kicking the can down the road.For those of you who either haven't been paying attention or never really grocked it, Brexit was a bad idea in any event because the British economy is completely inter-dependent with Europe. In due course trade arrangements could prob...
Source: Stayin' Alive - Category: American Health Source Type: blogs
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