The burned hand - innovations and current research.

[The burned hand - innovations and current research]. Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir. 2019 Sep;51(5):347-355 Authors: Popp D, Tapking C, Branski LK Abstract Hand function is crucial for everyday and professional life. Even small burns can have a great impact on hand function, either from the injury itself or from scar contractions. Preservation and restoration of hand function are essential for mental and physical well-being of burn survivors. Reduced hand function can lead to social isolation and occupational invalidity. Even though one hand represents only 3 % of the total body surface area, hand burns are categorized as severe burn injuries and are a primary indication for treatment in a dedicated burn center. Hands are involved in more than 80 % of all severe burn injuries, making them the most affected body part. Independent of the severity of the overall burn, hand injuries need to be treated with highest priority.Novel approaches in acute and long-term care of burned hands should aim for long-term improvement in functional and aesthetic outcomes. All burn patients with hand involvement should be able to be reintegrated into society, perform activities of everyday life and return to their profession. The purpose of this review is to highlight recent advancements in research of the burned hand and to identify areas in which further research is needed. We summarized all relevant and recent original and review articles on hand burns; including acute...
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Conclusions &discussion: This paper is designed as a guideline and instruction manual to help those with less experience through particular situations in surgical burn care. Early excision and immediate coverage of the burn wounds represent nowadays the standard care for extensive burned patients. For patients with massive thermal injury, temporary coverage with allografts is essential. The use of allograft has multiple benefits because it plays both as physiologic and mechanical barriers. PMID: 31803300 [PubMed]
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Publication date: 1 January 2020Source: Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, Volume 185Author(s): Furqan A. Maulvi, Lakshmi V. Pillai, Kajal P. Patel, Ankita R. Desai, Manish R. Shukla, Ditixa T. Desai, Hetal P. Patel, Ketan M. Ranch, Shailesh A. Shah, Dinesh O. ShahAbstractLidocaine is widely used as a local anaesthetic in the clinical practice to manage pre- and post-operative pain, skin burns, etc. However, the short duration of action (
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Did anyone else feel burned to a crisp as a M3? They say it is uphill from here but when is that? m4? residency? junior attending? Being at the utter whim of preceptors...who can be as abusive or not as they want. School standards making it increasingly difficult to Honor. Crazy hours. And I mean, life still happens-I got into a bad car accident a few days ago (other driver ticketed)...and, med school leaves you no time to deal with it. Still need to do all the scutwork despite paying $$$ to... M3 and positively burned out
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Publication date: 7 December 2019Source: New Scientist, Volume 244, Issue 3259Author(s): Adam VaughanAs fires continue to burn in Australia, an analysis predicts that linked global carbon emissions have risen further, reports Adam Vaughan
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In conclusion, this systematic review and meta-analysis found that compared to non-nicotine/smoking, non-alcohol, non-substance use burn patients, patients using nicotine/smoking, alcohol, and/or substances were associated with more burn related operations, higher rates of graft loss/failure, longer hospital LOS (length of stay), higher rates of intubation, longer ICU (intensive care unit) LOS, increased mortality, and increased wound/local skin infections. Patients using nicotine/smoking were associated with higher rates of intubation and wound/local skin infections. Patients consuming alcohol were associated with more da...
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An approach was proposed to predict skin burns during heat exposure based on Computational Fluid Dynamics and Python language. Both of uniform and heterogeneous skin thickness distributions of the whole body were considered and significant differences were...
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This article argues that while the consequences of CWs on indi...
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Colorful balls of light and glittering sparks of sparkle against the dark night sky, exuberant people and the generational anticipation of a new year: Over the past few years, more than 130 million euros have been spent on private fireworks in Germany....
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OBJECTIVES: Exploration of experience of harms due to another person's drinking within a demographic particularly vulnerable to these consequences. Importance of study: Largest sampling of young Australian risky drinkers, who are underrepresented in genera...
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(Natural News) “3. And they said to one another, ‘Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.’ And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar. 4. Then they said, ‘Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for...
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