A Survey of Current Burns Knowledge in UK Undergraduate Medical Students

In recent years the undergraduate medical curriculum in the United Kingdom has undergone significant reshaping to reflect the primary and holistic care needs of today's society. Subspecialty interests; such as burns care and reconstruction, are now infrequently represented in the formal teaching programme1 –4. We aimed to further explore medical students’ self-reported confidence in initial burns management to give an indication whether more emphasis on teaching this subject at an undergraduate level is required.
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Tags: Correspondence and Communications Source Type: research

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Authors: Oliveira A, Simões S, Ascenso A, Reis CP Abstract Wound healing is a complex physiological process that occurs in the human body involving the sequential activation of multiple cell types and signaling pathways in a coordinated manner.Chronic wounds and burns clearly decrease quality of life of the patients since they are associated with an increase in physical pain and socio-economical complications. Furthermore, incidence and prevalence of chronic wounds (unlike burns) have been increasing mainly due to population aging resulting in increased costs for national health systems. Thus, the developmen...
Source: Journal of Dermatological Treatment - Category: Dermatology Tags: J Dermatolog Treat Source Type: research
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Source: Stayin' Alive - Category: American Health Source Type: blogs
We present a hybrid-capture and massively parallel sequencing (MPS) approach to detect viral infection that is integrated with targeted genomic analysis to provide a more complete tumor profile from a single sample.
Source: The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
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Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Medical Practice Physicians Burnout GAIN GAIN without Pain: The Happiness Handbook for Health Care Professionals Greg Hammer physician burnout physician wellness Source Type: blogs
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
Although the severity of a burn injury is often associated with the percentage of total body surface area burned (%TBSA), the thermoregulatory consequences of a given %TBSA injury do not account for the interactive effects of body morphology and metabolic heat production (Hprod). Purpose Using a simulated burn injury model to mimic the detrimental effect of a 40% TBSA injury on whole-body evaporative heat dissipation, core temperature response to exercise in physiologically uncompensable conditions between morphologically disparate groups were examined at (i) an absolute Hprod (W), and (ii) a mass-specific Hprod (W&midd...
Source: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: APPLIED SCIENCES Source Type: research
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