First aid management of paediatric burn and scald injuries in Southern Malawi: A mixed methods study

ConclusionsThis study provides the largest description of first aid use in sub-Saharan Africa, strengthening the evidence that remedies aside from water are commonly used and that higher parental education levels do not translate to increased use of water, but rather use of alternative treatments. Our qualitative findings allow improved understanding of how first aid for paediatric burns is perceived in rural Malawi communities, providing insight as to why certain first aid choices are made and the possible barriers and facilitators to the adoption of water as a first aid treatment.
Source: Burns - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

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Conclusions The clinical trials discussed here, which include several trials investigating novel therapeutic targets, demonstrate that translational research in pemphigus and pemphigoid is a fast-growing field. We thus expect that several novel treatments will be shortly available for the treatment of pemphigus and pemphigoid patients. Given the high, and thus far unmet, medical need in this field (110), this is highly encouraging and will hopefully improve the quality of life of the affected patients. In addition to the compounds and targets described here, several new targets have been recently identified in preclinical...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
A 36- year old male with a past history significant for bipolar disorder, depression, and PTSD presented to UW Pain Clinic for management of ongoing pain related to an electrical burn injury (4.5%) to the left hand and flank sustained in August 2016. He underwent a skin graft for the burn six months later and has experienced difficulties with his pain since. During the consult, the patient described his pain as a burning, tingling sensation over the left flank and hand. He also experiences sharp muscle cramps in that area which are made significantly worse in cold temperatures.
Source: The Journal of Pain - Category: Materials Science Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions Scalp nerve block is considered an excellent choice for postoperative pain control with less need for opioid analgesia.
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Burn Surgery and Research Source Type: research
Key Clinical Message Donor site pain associated with skin graft procedures is frequently intense and difficult to treat. Liposomal bupivacaine, a prolonged‐release local anesthetic indicated for single‐dose administration to produce postsurgical analgesia, may be a viable option in managing donor site pain. Donor site pain associated with skin graft procedures is frequently intense and difficult to treat. Liposomal bupivacaine, a prolonged‐release local anesthetic indicated for single‐dose administration to produce postsurgical analgesia, may be a viable option in managing donor site pain.
Source: Clinical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
Burns have become a major public health concern impacting the healthcare system, and a financial burden to society, because of the high associated morbidity and mortality [1]. Management of burn injuries is highly challenging, as it may cause severe pain that is equivalent to, or even worse than, the initial burn pain. Therefore, pain control is imperative and seems to be a fundamental element of burn care procedures such as dressing changes, tubbing, debriding, and skin grafting.
Source: Burns : Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 October 2017 Source:Burns Author(s): Christoph Hirche, Antonella Citterio, Henk Hoeksema, Ján Koller, Martina Lehner, José Ramón Martinez, Stan Monstrey, Alexandra Murray, Jan A. Plock, Frank Sander, Alexandra Schulz, Benjamin Ziegler, Ulrich Kneser Early debridement and/or eschar removal is regarded as a significant step in the treatment of deep partial and full thickness burns. It aims to control wound bioburden and allows early wound closure by conservative treatment or skin grafting. Preservation of viable dermis accompanied by early wound closure, is regarded...
Source: Burns - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Abstract Severe burn injuries are the most traumatic and physically debilitating injuries affecting nearly every organ system and leading to significant morbidity and mortality. Early burn wound excision and skin grafting are common clinical practices that have significantly improved the outcomes for severe burn injured patients by reducing mortality rate and days of hospital stay. However, slow wound healing, infection, pain, and hypertrophic scarring continue to remain a major challenge in burn research and management. In the present article, we review and discuss issues in the current treatment of burn injuries...
Source: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Adv Drug Deliv Rev Source Type: research
This article reviews the management of these pathologic wounds.
Source: Clinics in Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 8 June 2017 Source:Burns Author(s): Eric L. Maranda, Mindy X. Wang, Shahjahan Shareef, Bryon A. Tompkins, Christopher Emerson, Evangelos V. Badiavas Burns are a common and sometimes devastating injury causing a significant amount of pain, disability, and occasionally death. Burns can have serious aesthetic and functional consequences such as pigmentary changes and formation of scar tissue. Hypopigmentation or depigmentation is often a result of partial- or full-thickness burns, which is referred to as leukoderma after burn. Thus, this study is aimed at systematically reviewing the surgic...
Source: Burns - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
We present a technique for effective Nexobrid™ application, an area that receives much less attention in the literature.
Source: Burns : Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
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