Analysis of hypothermia through the acute phase in major burns patients: Nursing care.

CONCLUSIONS: Due to the presence of hypothermia on admission, and to the fact that the average temperature does not exceed 36°C until at least 16hours after the burn, nurses must know and promptly administer adequate reheating measures to improve chances of survival in major burns. PMID: 31629638 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Enfermeria Intensiva - Category: Nursing Tags: Enferm Intensiva Source Type: research

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The objective of this cross sectional study was to assess knowledge and attitudes in medical students regarding burn complications. A 12-question survey was distributed among 3rd, 4th and 5th year students of public sector medical colleges of Karachi, Pakistan. Out of 353 respondents, the proportion of students that were aware of burn complications was the following, with an expected response of 100% for each complication: depression [86%], fear [53.3%], post-traumatic stress disorder [40.8%], suicidal tendencies [35.1%], sleep disorder [30%], anxiety [27%], guilt [12.7%], personality changes [7%], eating disorder [5.4%], ...
Source: Burns - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
This article describes 3 incidents in which therapeutic or experimental warming of cold individuals caused first- to third-degree burns to the skin. Mechanisms for these injuries are considered. We conclude that active external rewarming of the trunk of a ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
This article describes 3 incidents in which therapeutic or experimental warming of cold individuals caused first- to third-degree burns to the skin. Mechanisms for these injuries are considered. We conclude that active external rewarming of the trunk of a cold patient in the field can be administered safely and burn risk reduced if 1) manufacturer instructions are followed; 2) insulation is placed between the skin the and heat source; and 3) caregivers make regular efforts to observe heated skin for possible pending burn injury. Direct inspection is mandatory for the skin of areas that are on top of a heat source when the ...
Source: Wilderness and Environmental Medicine - Category: Environmental Health Source Type: research
Army veteran Eugene Milligan is 75 years old and blind. He uses a wheelchair since losing half his right leg to diabetes and gets dialysis for kidney failure. And he has struggled to get enough to eat. Earlier this year, he ended up in the hospital after burning himself while boiling water for oatmeal. The long stay caused the Memphis vet to fall off a charity’s rolls for home-delivered Meals on Wheels, so he had to rely on others, such as his son, a generous off-duty nurse and a local church to bring him food. “Many times, I’ve felt like I was starving,” he says. “There’s neighbors that...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Aging politics Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 2 August 2019Source: BurnsAuthor(s): Benjamin Ziegler, Theresa Kenngott, Sebastian Fischer, Gabriel Hundeshagen, Bernd Hartmann, Johannes Horter, Matthias Münzberg, Ulrich Kneser, Christoph HircheAbstractIntroductionBurn trauma-related hypothermia is a frequent observation but risk factors and impact on patient related outcome are ambiguously reported. It is expected that hypothermia is associated with increased mortality and reduced overall outcome in severely burned patients, but available evidence is limited.MethodsThis retrospective single-center-study reviewed preclinical servic...
Source: Burns - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Aims: Retrospective studies have suggested improved survival outcomes with the use of Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in refractory cardiac arrest (ECPR). We sought to prospectively assess outcomes in refractory cardiac arrest treated with ECPR.
Source: Heart, Lung and Circulation - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: 434 Source Type: research
BACKGROUND: The trinity of hypothermia, acidosis and coagulopathy, the lethal triad in trauma setting is a well-known risk factor associated with high risk of death. Burn is also a pathological situation where inflammatory response, endothelial injury, hyp...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
Conclusions We share our experience in managing 37 major burn patients in a colored powder explosion to improve the holistic care in modern mass burn casualties. Aggressive early debridement and skin grafting reduced hospital stay and costs.
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Burn Surgery and Research Source Type: research
CHICAGO (AP) — The dangerous cold and heavy snow that hobbled the northern U.S. this week has retreated, but not before exacting a human toll: more than two dozen weather-related deaths in eight states and hundreds of injuries, including frostbite, broken bones, heart attacks and carbon monoxide poisoning. In Illinois alone, hospitals reported more than 220 cases of frostbite and hypothermia since Tuesday, when the polar vortex moved in and overnight temperatures plunged to minus 30 (minus 34 Celsius) or lower — with wind chills of minus 50 (minus 45 Celsius) or worse in some areas. Hennepin Healthcare in Minne...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news
We report that ketamine dose-dependently induced hypothermia, and mice did not become tolerant to this effect of ketamine over the course of three injections spaced at once per week. Ketamine-induced hypothermia was significantly attenuated by pretreatment with the selective 5-HT2C receptor agonist WAY-163909 but not by pretreatment with the mixed 5-HT2A/2C receptor agonist 2,5-dimethoxy-4-iodoamphetamine (DOI). Moreover, the blockade of ketamine-induced hypothermia by WAY-163909 was reversed by pretreatment with the selective 5-HT2C receptor antagonist SB-242084. These findings demonstrate that stimulation of 5-HT2C recep...
Source: European Journal of Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Eur J Pharmacol Source Type: research
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