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Burn Care: Regionalisation, Organisation and Triage

2015 31 Dec

The interdisciplinary nature of burn care has driven centre regionalisation. The role of burn centres in the national trauma system cannot be overstated. Burn centres, essential components of any trauma system, serve a broad base of patients, including potentially those injured in mass casualty events. Over the past fifty years, the field of burn care... Read more

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Targeting Gut Bacteria May Help Burn and Trauma Patients

2015 09 Jul

A new study published in PLOS ONE shows that burn injuries could trigger dramatic changes in the 100 trillion bacteria inside the gastrointestinal tract. Researchers found a huge increase in Enterobacteriaceae, a family of potentially harmful bacteria, in patients who had suffered severe burns. There was a corresponding decrease in beneficial bacteria... Read more

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Biomarker Predicts Burn Patients' Risk of Infection

2015 11 Feb

A Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)-led study has shown that a set of characteristics, including differences in gene expression, may indicate which patients recovering from severe burns are at greatest risk for repeat infections. The finding is published online in Annals of Surgery."Our approach is the first to enable the prediction of repeat infections... Read more


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