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ACS Symposium Series     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.189, CiteScore: 0)
Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.79, CiteScore: 2)
Adaptation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.143, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54, SJR: 2.196, CiteScore: 5)
Aesthetic Surgery J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.434, CiteScore: 1)
Aesthetic Surgery J. Open Forum     Open Access  
African Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66, SJR: 1.869, CiteScore: 2)
Age and Ageing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 89, SJR: 1.989, CiteScore: 4)
Alcohol and Alcoholism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.376, CiteScore: 3)
American Entomologist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
American Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 177, SJR: 0.467, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Agricultural Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44, SJR: 2.113, CiteScore: 3)
American J. of Clinical Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 182, SJR: 3.438, CiteScore: 6)
American J. of Epidemiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 195, SJR: 2.713, CiteScore: 3)
American J. of Health-System Pharmacy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 54, SJR: 0.595, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Hypertension     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 1.322, CiteScore: 3)
American J. of Jurisprudence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.281, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Legal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.116, CiteScore: 0)
American Law and Economics Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 1.053, CiteScore: 1)
American Literary History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.391, CiteScore: 0)
Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.038, CiteScore: 1)
Animal Frontiers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Behavioral Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.423, CiteScore: 3)
Annals of Botany     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38, SJR: 1.721, CiteScore: 4)
Annals of Oncology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 55, SJR: 5.599, CiteScore: 9)
Annals of the Entomological Society of America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.722, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Work Exposures and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 0.728, CiteScore: 2)
Antibody Therapeutics     Open Access  
AoB Plants     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.28, CiteScore: 3)
Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.858, CiteScore: 2)
Applied Linguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60, SJR: 2.987, CiteScore: 3)
Applied Mathematics Research eXpress     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.241, CiteScore: 1)
Arbitration Intl.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Arbitration Law Reports and Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.731, CiteScore: 2)
Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Arthropod Management Tests     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Astronomy & Geophysics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44, SJR: 0.146, CiteScore: 0)
Behavioral Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53, SJR: 1.871, CiteScore: 3)
Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 345, SJR: 6.14, CiteScore: 8)
Biology Methods and Protocols     Hybrid Journal  
Biology of Reproduction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.446, CiteScore: 3)
Biometrika     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 3.485, CiteScore: 2)
BioScience     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 2.754, CiteScore: 4)
Bioscience Horizons : The National Undergraduate Research J.     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.146, CiteScore: 0)
Biostatistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.553, CiteScore: 2)
BJA : British J. of Anaesthesia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 185, SJR: 2.115, CiteScore: 3)
BJA Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 67)
Brain     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 70, SJR: 5.858, CiteScore: 7)
Briefings in Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49, SJR: 2.505, CiteScore: 5)
Briefings in Functional Genomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 2.15, CiteScore: 3)
British J. for the Philosophy of Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38, SJR: 2.161, CiteScore: 2)
British J. of Aesthetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.508, CiteScore: 1)
British J. of Criminology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 603, SJR: 1.828, CiteScore: 3)
British J. of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 88, SJR: 1.019, CiteScore: 2)
British Medical Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.355, CiteScore: 3)
British Yearbook of Intl. Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.376, CiteScore: 1)
Cambridge J. of Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 71, SJR: 0.764, CiteScore: 2)
Cambridge J. of Regions, Economy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 2.438, CiteScore: 4)
Cambridge Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.104, CiteScore: 0)
Capital Markets Law J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.222, CiteScore: 0)
Carcinogenesis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 2.135, CiteScore: 5)
Cardiovascular Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 3.002, CiteScore: 5)
Cerebral Cortex     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51, SJR: 3.892, CiteScore: 6)
CESifo Economic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.483, CiteScore: 1)
Chemical Senses     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.42, CiteScore: 3)
Children and Schools     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.246, CiteScore: 0)
Chinese J. of Comparative Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.412, CiteScore: 0)
Chinese J. of Intl. Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.329, CiteScore: 0)
Chinese J. of Intl. Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.392, CiteScore: 2)
Christian Bioethics: Non-Ecumenical Studies in Medical Morality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.183, CiteScore: 0)
Classical Receptions J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
Clean Energy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Clinical Infectious Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 69, SJR: 5.051, CiteScore: 5)
Communication Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 2.424, CiteScore: 3)
Communication, Culture & Critique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.222, CiteScore: 1)
Community Development J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.268, CiteScore: 1)
Computer J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.319, CiteScore: 1)
Conservation Physiology     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.818, CiteScore: 3)
Contemporary Women's Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.121, CiteScore: 0)
Contributions to Political Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.906, CiteScore: 1)
Critical Values     Full-text available via subscription  
Current Developments in Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Current Legal Problems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Current Zoology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.164, CiteScore: 2)
Database : The J. of Biological Databases and Curation     Open Access   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.791, CiteScore: 3)
Digital Scholarship in the Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.259, CiteScore: 1)
Diplomatic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.45, CiteScore: 1)
DNA Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 2.866, CiteScore: 6)
Dynamics and Statistics of the Climate System     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Early Music     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.139, CiteScore: 0)
Econometrics J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 2.926, CiteScore: 1)
Economic J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 116, SJR: 5.161, CiteScore: 3)
Economic Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48, SJR: 3.584, CiteScore: 3)
ELT J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.942, CiteScore: 1)
English Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56, SJR: 0.612, CiteScore: 1)
English: J. of the English Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Environmental Entomology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.818, CiteScore: 2)
Environmental Epigenetics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Environmental History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.408, CiteScore: 1)
EP-Europace     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 2.748, CiteScore: 4)
Epidemiologic Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 4.505, CiteScore: 8)
ESHRE Monographs     Hybrid Journal  
Essays in Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
European Heart J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66, SJR: 9.315, CiteScore: 9)
European Heart J. - Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 3.625, CiteScore: 3)
European Heart J. - Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
European Heart J. - Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes     Hybrid Journal  
European Heart J. : Case Reports     Open Access  
European Heart J. Supplements     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.223, CiteScore: 0)
European J. of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.681, CiteScore: 2)
European J. of Intl. Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 203, SJR: 0.694, CiteScore: 1)
European J. of Orthodontics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.279, CiteScore: 2)
European J. of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 1.36, CiteScore: 2)
European Review of Agricultural Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.172, CiteScore: 2)
European Review of Economic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.702, CiteScore: 1)
European Sociological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43, SJR: 2.728, CiteScore: 3)
Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Family Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.018, CiteScore: 2)
Fems Microbiology Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.492, CiteScore: 4)
Fems Microbiology Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.79, CiteScore: 2)
Fems Microbiology Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33, SJR: 7.063, CiteScore: 13)
Fems Yeast Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.308, CiteScore: 3)
Food Quality and Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Foreign Policy Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 1.425, CiteScore: 1)
Forest Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.89, CiteScore: 2)
Forestry: An Intl. J. of Forest Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.133, CiteScore: 3)
Forum for Modern Language Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.104, CiteScore: 0)
French History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 0.118, CiteScore: 0)
French Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.148, CiteScore: 0)
French Studies Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.152, CiteScore: 0)
Gastroenterology Report     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Genome Biology and Evolution     Open Access   (Followers: 16, SJR: 2.578, CiteScore: 4)
Geophysical J. Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39, SJR: 1.506, CiteScore: 3)
German History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.161, CiteScore: 0)
GigaScience     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 5.022, CiteScore: 7)
Global Summitry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Glycobiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.493, CiteScore: 3)
Health and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57, SJR: 0.388, CiteScore: 1)
Health Education Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.854, CiteScore: 2)
Health Policy and Planning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 1.512, CiteScore: 2)
Health Promotion Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.812, CiteScore: 2)
History Workshop J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33, SJR: 1.278, CiteScore: 1)
Holocaust and Genocide Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.105, CiteScore: 0)
Human Communication Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 2.146, CiteScore: 3)
Human Molecular Genetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 3.555, CiteScore: 5)
Human Reproduction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 75, SJR: 2.643, CiteScore: 5)
Human Reproduction Open     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Human Reproduction Update     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 5.317, CiteScore: 10)
Human Rights Law Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64, SJR: 0.756, CiteScore: 1)
ICES J. of Marine Science: J. du Conseil     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58, SJR: 1.591, CiteScore: 3)
ICSID Review : Foreign Investment Law J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
ILAR J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.732, CiteScore: 4)
IMA J. of Applied Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.679, CiteScore: 1)
IMA J. of Management Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.538, CiteScore: 1)
IMA J. of Mathematical Control and Information     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.496, CiteScore: 1)
IMA J. of Numerical Analysis - advance access     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 1.987, CiteScore: 2)
Industrial and Corporate Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.792, CiteScore: 2)
Industrial Law J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41, SJR: 0.249, CiteScore: 1)
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47, SJR: 2.511, CiteScore: 4)
Information and Inference     Free  
Innovation in Aging     Open Access  
Integrative and Comparative Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.319, CiteScore: 2)
Integrative Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.36, CiteScore: 3)
Integrative Organismal Biology     Open Access  
Interacting with Computers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.292, CiteScore: 1)
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.762, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 68, SJR: 1.505, CiteScore: 3)
Intl. Data Privacy Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Intl. Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.851, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. Immunology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 2.167, CiteScore: 4)
Intl. J. for Quality in Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36, SJR: 1.348, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Constitutional Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 65, SJR: 0.601, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Epidemiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 255, SJR: 3.969, CiteScore: 5)
Intl. J. of Law and Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.202, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Law, Policy and the Family     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.223, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Lexicography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.285, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Low-Carbon Technologies     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.403, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Neuropsychopharmacology     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.808, CiteScore: 4)
Intl. J. of Public Opinion Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.545, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Refugee Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39, SJR: 0.389, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Transitional Justice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.724, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. Mathematics Research Notices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 2.168, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. Political Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40, SJR: 1.465, CiteScore: 3)
Intl. Relations of the Asia-Pacific     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.401, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. Studies Perspectives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.983, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. Studies Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50, SJR: 2.581, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 1.201, CiteScore: 1)
ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.15, CiteScore: 0)
ITNOW     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.103, CiteScore: 0)
J. of African Economies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.533, CiteScore: 1)
J. of American History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46, SJR: 0.297, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Analytical Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.065, CiteScore: 2)
J. of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 2.419, CiteScore: 4)
J. of Antitrust Enforcement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
J. of Applied Poultry Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.585, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Biochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41, SJR: 1.226, CiteScore: 2)
J. of Breast Imaging     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
J. of Burn Care & Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.768, CiteScore: 2)

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Journal of Burn Care & Research
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.768
Citation Impact (citeScore): 2
Number of Followers: 11  
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ISSN (Print) 1559-047X - ISSN (Online) 1559-0488
Published by Oxford University Press Homepage  [406 journals]
  • Cervical Spine Injury in Burned Trauma Patients: Incidence, Predictors,
           and Outcomes
    • Authors: Galganski L; Cox J, Greenhalgh D, et al.
      Pages: 263 - 268
      Abstract: ABSTRACTCervical spine injuries (CIs) carry significant morbidity and mortality; hence, cervical spine immobilization is used liberally in trauma patients, including burns. The incidence, predictors, and outcomes of CI in burn patients are unknown. A retrospective cohort from the National Trauma Data Bank between 2007 and 2012 included all burned patients with and without CI. Predictors of CI were identified by logistic regression. Outcomes with and without CI were compared with Wilcoxon rank sum test. A total of 94,964 patients were identified with burn injuries. The incidence of CI was 0.79% (n = 745). Mechanism of injury, age, and injury severity score (ISS) were significant predictors of CI. Odds of CI were 109.4 (95% CI: 61.2–195.3, P < .0001) for motor vehicle injury, 87.8 (95% CI: 47.0–164.0, P < .0001) for falls, 1.2 (95% CI: 0.6–2.3, P = .66) for fire/flame, and 2.4 (95% CI: 1.0–5.5, P < .0001) for explosion compared with reference of hot object/substance. For every year increase in age, there were 1.02 higher odds of CI (95% CI: 1.01–1.02, P < .0001). For each point increase in ISS, there were 1.05 higher odds of CI (95% CI: 1.04–1.05, P < .0001). Patients with CI had higher mortality (10.3% vs 2.9%, P < .0001), longer total length of stay (12.0 vs 2.0 days, P < .0001), intensive care unit length of stay (4.0 vs 0.0 days, P < .001), and ventilator days (1.0 vs 0.0 days, P < .0001). The incidence of CI in burn patients is low, especially when due to fire, flame, or scalds; however, CI is associated with higher mortality and worse outcomes.
      PubDate: Mon, 25 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/jbcr/irz022
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 3 (2019)
  • Outcomes in Burn-Injured Patients Who Develop Sepsis
    • Authors: Rech M; Mosier M, McConkey K, et al.
      Pages: 269 - 273
      Abstract: ABSTRACTThis study examines health outcomes in burn patients with sepsis. We hypothesized that burn patients with sepsis would have an increased odds risk for in-hospital death and longer intensive care unit (ICU) stays. This was a retrospective cohort of consecutive patients admitted to the burn ICU with total BSA (TBSA) ≥10% and/or inhalation injury between January 2008 and March 2015. Overall 407 burn patients were included; the case-rate for sepsis was 39.1% (n = 159); 20.1% (n = 82) patients were septic and 18.9% (n = 77) patients experienced septic shock. Patients with septic shock had the highest mortality rate (13.31% no sepsis vs 3.7% sepsis vs 49.4% septic shock, P < .01). Median 28-day ICU-free days was higher in patients without sepsis (23 days [Interquartile range (IQR) 14–27] no sepsis vs 0 days [IQR 0–10] sepsis vs 0 days [IQR 0–0] septic shock, P < .01). Sepsis (with or without shock) increased odds of in-hospital death (odds ratio 7.04, 95% confidence interval 1.93–25.7) in reference to the no sepsis group. With each incremental Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score or 10% TBSA increase, the odds risk for in-hospital death increased by 56 and 75%, respectively. Our study characterized outcomes in patients with sepsis after severe burn injury. The odds risk for in-hospital death was greater in patients with sepsis, increasing burn severity according to TBSA and SOFA score.
      PubDate: Tue, 26 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/jbcr/irz017
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 3 (2019)
  • The Association Between Postburn Vitamin D Deficiency and the
           Biomechanical Properties of Hypertrophic Scars
    • Authors: Cho Y; Seo C, Joo S, et al.
      Pages: 274 - 280
      Abstract: Fibroblasts, keratinocytes, mast cells, and other cells participate in hypertrophic scar formation and express the vitamin D receptor. We investigated the association between vitamin D deficiency and the biomechanical properties of hypertrophic burn scars. This cross-sectional study analyzed 486 participants enrolled from May 1, 2013 to April 30, 2017. When complete wound healing was agreed with by the two opinions, blood sampling and scar evaluation were performed. The values of melanin and erythema, trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL), and scar distensibility and elasticity were measured using pigment- and TEWL-measuring devices and a suction skin elasticity meter. 25(OH) vitamin D deficiency was defined as plasma level of <20 ng/ml. The vitamin D-deficient patients had significantly higher mean values of scar melanin and TEWL (P = .032, P = .007), whereas scar erythema level was similar. They also showed significantly lower values of Uf (final distensibility; P < .001), Ua/Uf (gross elasticity; P < .001) and Ur/Uf (biological elasticity; P = .014), and higher value of Uv/Ue (viscoelasticity or potency against interstitial fluid shift; P = .016). In multiple linear regression analysis, Uf, Ua/Uf, Uv/Ue, and Ur/Uf were significantly affected by 25(OH)-vitamin D level in deficient patients (Uf, P = .017; Ua/Uf, P = .045; Uv/Ue, P = .024; Ur/Uf, P = .021). Our results demonstrated that vitamin D deficiency was significantly related to increased pigmentation, decreased skin barrier function, low scar distensibility and elasticity, and slow interstitial fluid movement in burn patients.
      PubDate: Tue, 26 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/jbcr/irz028
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 3 (2019)
  • Prospective Analysis of Operating Room and Discharge Delays in a Burn
    • Authors: Madni T; Nakonezny P, Imran J, et al.
      Pages: 281 - 286
      Abstract: ABSTRACTDelays to the operating room (OR) or discharge (DC) lead to longer lengths of stay and increased costs. Surprisingly, little work has been done to quantify the number and cost of delays for inpatients to the OR, and to DC to outpatient status. They reviewed their burn admissions to determine how often a patient experiences delays in healthcare delivery. Data for all burn admissions were prospectively collected from 2014 to 2016. A quality improvement filter was created to define acceptable parameters for patient throughput. Every hospital day was labeled as 1) No delay, 2) Operation, 3) Delay to the OR, or 4) Delay to DC. They had 1633 admissions: 432 ICU admissions (26%) and 1201 floor admissions (74%). Six hundred fifteen patients (37.7%) received an operation. Patients with delays included 331 with OR delays (20.3%) and 503 with DC delays (30.8%). Average delay days included (Mean ± SD): OR delay days = 4.7 ± 6.2 and DC delay days = 4.1 ± 4.4. Total number of hospital days was 13,009, divided into 1616 OR delay days (12%) and 2096 DC delay days (16%). Significant OR delays were due to patient unstable for OR (n = 387 [24%]), OR space availability (n = 662 [41%]), indeterminate wound depth (n = 437 [27%]), and donor site availability (n = 83 [5%]). Significant DC delays were due to medical goals not reached (n = 388 [19%]), pain control and wound care (n = 694 [33%]), PT/OT clearance (n = 168 [8.0%]), and DC placement delays (n = 754 [36%]). Costs for OR and DC delays ranged between US$1,000,000 and US$5,000,000. Costs of increasing OR capacity and/or additional social work ancillary staff can be justified through millions of dollars of savings annually.
      PubDate: Thu, 28 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/jbcr/irz015
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 3 (2019)
  • Sedation and Analgesia During Pediatric Burn Dressing Change: A Survey of
           American Burn Association Centers
    • Authors: Hansen J; Voss J, Ganatra H, et al.
      Pages: 287 - 293
      Abstract: Sedation practices for pediatric burn patients during dressing changes vary between institutions and providers. To better understand the current trends in pediatric sedation practice, a survey was conducted among the members of the American Burn Association (ABA). Questions asked about nonoperating room sedation and analgesia practices for burn patients (ages 0–17) having dressing changes in the intensive care unit, inpatient unit, and outpatient clinics. ABA members providing sedation for pediatric patients undergoing burn dressing changes are diverse. Physician respondents included surgeons, critical care intensivists, and anesthesiologists. Others included physician assistants, nurse anesthetists, nurse practitioners, and sedation credentialed nurses. Opioids for pain control were prescribed by 100% of respondents, but use of adjuvant nonopioid analgesics was utilized <50% of the time. Benzodiazepines and ketamine were prescribed more than twice as often as other sedatives. Many noted that up to 50% of children did not have adequately controlled anxiety and pain with initial sedation plans, and escalation of care was needed to complete dressing changes. Self-reported adverse events were infrequent. In outpatient settings, benzodiazepines, ketamine, oral opioids, and topical lidocaine were used frequently, as were nonpharmacologic methods of distraction and comfort. Sedation in pediatric burn patients is challenging. Responses highlighted areas for improvement regarding pain control during dressing changes and increasing use of multimodal analgesia. Commonly used medications including opioids, benzodiazepine, and ketamine are well established in the treatment of burn patients, as are nonpharmacologic methods. A collaborative effort among institutions is needed to formulate practice guidelines for sedation during burn dressing changes.
      PubDate: Thu, 07 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/jbcr/irz023
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 3 (2019)
  • The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Burn Outcomes in Adult Burn
    • Authors: Fassel M; Grieve B, Hosseini S, et al.
      Pages: 294 - 301
      Abstract: Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), including child maltreatment and household dysfunction, define adverse events that occur before 18 years of age. National and state data show that between 12.5 and 14.5% of the adult population report ≥4 ACEs (HIGH-ACE), respectively. HIGH-ACEs are associated with more chronic health problems. To date, the interaction between ACEs and burn injuries has not been studied. Herein, we sought to define the ACE exposure in our burn patients and its impact on early outcomes. Inpatient and outpatient adult burn survivors (≥18 years of age) were enrolled. Subjects completed surveys assessing adverse experiences (ACEs-18), needs, strengths, and resiliency at consent, and pain, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and social participation surveys at 2 weeks to 3 months postinjury. Demographics, burn, and hospital course data were also collected. Chi-square and student’s t-tests were used for descriptive analysis and to compare the groups (HIGH-ACE vs LOW-ACE). The HIGH-ACE group (n = 24; 45.3%) reported more depressive symptoms (P < .04) than the LOW-ACE group (n = 29, 54.7%). HIGH-ACE patients were less resilient when facing stressful events (P ≤ .02) and more likely to screen positive for probable PTSD (P = .01) and to score lower on the Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation Profile (LIBRE Profile), which assesses for social participation, in the domain of Family and Friends (P = .015). Our exploratory study suggests that ACE screening may help detect burn patients at risk for a more complicated recovery, thereby promoting personalized assistance in recovery.
      PubDate: Tue, 12 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/jbcr/irz014
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 3 (2019)
  • The Effects of Different Burn Dressings on Length of Telomere and
           Expression of Telomerase in Children With Thermal Burns
    • Authors: Gürünlüoğlu K; Demircan M, Koç A, et al.
      Pages: 302 - 311
      Abstract: BackgroundBurns are a common traumatic injury triggered by local tissue damage and a systemic response. In this study, we evaluated the effects of different burn dressings on telomere kinetics in children with thermal burn injury.MethodsSixty children with thermal burn were included in this prospective study. The burn area of the patients included 20 to 50% total body surface area. Three different dressings (hydrofiber with silver [HFAg], poylactic membrane [PLM], and silver sulfadiazine [SSD]) and control groups were created. Telomere length in nucleated blood cells and telomerase expression in the skin tissue were evaluated in control and burn groups.ResultsIn the whole burn groups, telomere length in blood cells increased. The length of telomeres increased the most in the SSD group. The PLM group is the treatment that increases the number of squamous cell counts in the basal layer and telomerase expression in the skin. In HFAg and SSD groups, the expression of telomerase in the skin is decreased. In the HFAg group, the basal layer in the skin was also reduced in squamous cells.ConclusionIn all burn groups, the telomere length of nucleated cells in the blood was higher than in the control group. SSD dressing along with autografting is the treatment method that maximizes telomere length in blood cells. The PLM has the most increased telomerase expression in the skin of burned patients. The PLM application increases the number of cells on both burned and normal skin.
      PubDate: Tue, 26 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/jbcr/irz019
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 3 (2019)
  • The Development and Validation of the CARe Burn Scale—Adult Form: A
           Patient-Reported Outcome Measure (PROM) to Assess Quality of Life for
           Adults Living with a Burn Injury
    • Authors: Griffiths C; Guest E, Pickles T, et al.
      Pages: 312 - 326
      Abstract: Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) identify vital information about patient needs and therapeutic progress. This paper outlines the development and validation of the CARe Burn Scale—Adult Form: a PROM that assesses quality of life in adults living with a burn injury. Eleven patients, 10 family members and 4 health professional interviews, and a systematic review informed the development of a conceptual framework and a draft measure. Cognitive debriefing interviews conducted with three adult burn patients, one family member, and eight health professionals provided feedback to ascertain content validity of the measure. The measure was then field tested with 304 adult burn patients. Rasch psychometric analysis was conducted for scale reduction, and traditional psychometric analyses provided a comparison with other measures. Further psychometric testing with an additional 118 adult burn patients tested the shortened CARe Burn Scale in relation to other quality of life PROMs. The conceptual framework outlined 14 domains; 12 of which fulfilled Rasch and traditional psychometric analyses. Two individual scales did not fulfill the Rasch criteria and were retained as checklists. Individual CARe Burn Scales correlated moderately-to-highly with other quality of life scales measuring similar constructs, and had low-to-no correlations with dissimilar constructs and the majority of sociodemographic factors, indicating evidence of concurrent and divergent validity. The CARe Burn Scale—Adult Form can help identify patient needs and provides burns-specialist health professionals with a tool to assess quality of life and therapeutic progress after a burn event and related treatment.
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/jbcr/irz021
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 3 (2019)
  • Blinded Comparative Review of Lubricants Commonly Used for Split-Thickness
           Skin Graft Harvest
    • Authors: Beckett A; Larson K, Brooks R, et al.
      Pages: 327 - 330
      Abstract: Lubricating agents facilitate effective harvesting of split-thickness skin grafts. Multiple agents, including water-based gel, mineral oil, glycerin, and poloxamer 188, have been utilized in this capacity. The agent selected is typically at the discretion of the provider and institution, as a single “ideal” lubricant remains to be objectively established. Furthermore, a recent discontinuation of Shur-Clens® Skin Wound Cleanser1 (a wound cleansing solution consisting of the surfactant poloxamer 188) has prompted the search for a suitable substitute for many providers. The purpose of this study is to directly compare five lubricants (including a novel surgical lubricant-based solution) to select a preferred agent. Four practitioners blindly tested five lubricants while harvesting a split-thickness skin graft on a porcine skin model (glycerin, mineral oil, saline, poloxamer 188, and a novel lubricant solution created with surgical lube and sterile water). The results were recorded on a Likert scale where 1 indicated poor performance and 5 indicated excellent performance. Data were pooled, and means were compared with analysis of variance and post hoc Tukey test. The cost of each lubricating solution was also reported. Mean scores for each of the solutions were as follows: dry control = 1.1 ± 0.1; glycerin = 2.62 ± 1.02, saline = 3.88 ± 0.81, mineral oil = 3.75 ± 1.00, novel water-based lubricant solution = 4.63 ± 0.71, and poloxamer 188 = 3.88 ± 0.81. All solutions were superior to dry control (P < .01). Glycerin was noted to have statistically lower scores than all of the other solutions (P < .01). The novel water-based surgical lubricant solution had significantly higher mean scores than both glycerin (P < .01) and mineral oil (P < .05). Each solution was compared according to dollars per 100cc with glycerin and Shur-Clens® representing the most expensive options at almost $3/100cc and saline the least expensive at less than $0.15/100cc. In a porcine skin model, the novel water-based surgical lubricant solution had the best performance. It was statistically superior to glycerin and mineral oil and was also found to be the most cost-effective option in terms of overall performance compared with relative cost. Glycerin had the worst performance with statistically lower scores than all other solutions. Glycerin was also found to be the least cost-effective due to a large discrepancy between high cost and low overall performance. Saline performed better than expected. These results may be skewed due to the inherently greasy nature of the butcher shop porcine skin, creating limitations and decreasing the fidelity of the model. In a search for the “ideal” lubricant, other models should be further studied.
      PubDate: Mon, 25 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/jbcr/irz027
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 3 (2019)
  • Implementation of a Psychosocial Screener for Adults in an Outpatient Burn
    • Authors: Thomas B; Ford C, Addicks S, et al.
      Pages: 331 - 335
      Abstract: Burn injuries are significant medical traumas often resulting in substantial psychosocial distress. Early identification of psychosocial concerns is crucial to developing individualized treatments to improve psychosocial functioning. Few studies have examined the prevalence of a broad range of psychosocial concerns in an adult outpatient burn setting. In this study, they developed and implemented a screening instrument to identify patients experiencing acute psychosocial distress/risk and patients with mental health difficulties necessitating a psychology consult. The instrument assessed depression, anxiety, substance abuse, posttraumatic stress, perceived safety at home, and suicidal ideation. Adult patients (N = 178) completed the screener during an initial outpatient clinic visit. Responses on the screener were used to identify patients as “high risk” (ie, endorsing suicidal ideation and/or feeling unsafe at home), “moderate risk” (ie, endorsing no-acute mental health symptoms), or “low risk” (ie, few to no symptoms endorsed). Patients in the “high risk” category were immediately evaluated by the attending physician, who then determined whether emergency treatment was needed. Patients in the “moderate risk” category were referred to the on-site psychology team for in-person or phone consultation within 3 days of screener completion. Of the 178 individuals screened, a majority endorsed low to no psychosocial distress (N = 124; 69.7%). About one-third (N = 52) indicated moderate levels of psychosocial distress, and two patients (1.1%) endorsed acute psychosocial distress. This novel screening tool was effectively implemented in an outpatient burn clinic and demonstrates considerable promise for identifying psychosocially vulnerable patients in an adult burn survivor population.
      PubDate: Tue, 26 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/jbcr/irz020
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 3 (2019)
  • Identifying the Needs of Family Members in Burn Care—Nurses’
           Different Approaches
    • Authors: Bäckström J; Willebrand P, Öster C.
      Pages: 336 - 340
      Abstract: The aim of this study was to explore how nurses in burn care identify family members’ needs of support and what support the nurses offer. Family members are an important source of short- and long-term support for burn survivors. Being a family member in burn specific as well as general care can be challenging in several ways. Nurses are recognized as well as positioned in the team for assessing and providing such support; however, little is known about how this is done. This is an explorative study with a qualitative descriptive design. Fourteen semistructured interviews with registered nurses working in national burn centers were recorded digitally, transcribed verbatim, and analyzed using Systematic text condensation. The analysis resulted in four themes reflecting different approaches to assess the needs of family members: Active, Emotional, Passive, and Rejective Approach. Nurses in this study demonstrated different approaches to assessing needs in family members; it is possible that these differences may affect what support family members receive. Therefore, the importance of theoretical education, professional views, and local ward culture should be highlighted in ongoing work in improving care within burn care as well as similar health care contexts.
      PubDate: Mon, 08 Apr 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/jbcr/irz018
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 3 (2019)
  • Preventing Unnecessary Intubations: A 5-Year Regional Burn Center
           Experience Using Flexible Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy for Airway Evaluation in
           Patients With Suspected Inhalation or Airway Injury
    • Authors: Moshrefi S; Sheckter C, Shepard K, et al.
      Pages: 341 - 346
      Abstract: The decision to intubate acute burn patients is often based on the presence of classic clinical exam findings. However, these findings may have poor correlation with airway injury and result in unnecessary intubation. We investigated flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopy (FFL) as a means to diagnose upper airway thermal and inhalation injury and guide airway management. A retrospective chart review of all burn patients who underwent FFL from 2013 to 2017 was performed. Their charts were reviewed to determine the indications for FFL including the historical data and physical exam findings that indicated airway injury as well as patient age, TBSA, type and depth of burn injury, carboxyhemoglobin level, and clinical course. Fifty-one patients underwent FFL, with an average TBSA of 6.5% (range 0.5–38.0%) and carboxyhemoglobin level of 3.5%. Burn mechanism was flame (35.3%) or flash (51.0%), with 50% occurring in enclosed spaces. In all cases, the decision to perform FFL was based on physical exam findings meeting criteria for intubation, including facial burns, singed nasal hairs, nasal soot, voice change, throat pain or abnormal sensation, shortness of breath, carbonaceous sputum, wheezing, or stridor. Based on FFL, 9 patients (17.7%) were treated with steroids, 28 patients (54.9%) received supportive care, and 6 patients (11.8%) had repeat FFL for monitoring. One patient was intubated after repeat FFL examination. All patients who underwent FFL met traditional criteria for intubation based on exam, however 98% were monitored without issues based on FFL findings. FFL is a valuable tool that can lead to fewer intubations in acute burn patients with a stable respiratory status for whom history and physical exam suggest upper airway injury.
      PubDate: Thu, 25 Apr 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/jbcr/irz016
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 3 (2019)
  • Killing Brain Cells and Skin Cells Simultaneously with Inhalant Abuse:
           Pearls from the National Burn Repository
    • Authors: Kahn S; Bierman T, Larson K, et al.
      Pages: 347 - 348
      Abstract: Over 20 million Americans have abused inhalants at least once in their lifetime. It is widely known that “huffing” increases risk for liver disease, renal failure, hypoxia, respiratory failure, dysrhythmias, and cardiac arrest. However, it is lesser known that inhalants can also cause thermal or frostbite injury. This study is a review of 2003 to 2012 National Burn Repository (NBR) records with a query for “huff,” “inhalant,” and corresponding ICD-9 codes. The NBR represents the cumulative data of subjects presenting to regional burn centers throughout the nation. Twenty-eight cases of inhalant injury were found. Approximately one-third were due to frostbite secondary to cold liquids exiting aerosol cans. The remaining two-third were due to thermal injury when the flammable solvent ignited. Median burn size was 3% total BSA (TBSA). Eight patients suffered inhalation injuries and one patient died. Although the median burn size of these patients was relatively small, some had significant injuries requiring long hospital length of stay. Direct costs of healthcare and indirect costs of lost wages make inhalant injury a significant public health problem. Multidisciplinary governmental efforts should be focused on prevention, education, recognition, and early intervention when inhalant abuse is suspected.
      PubDate: Tue, 26 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/jbcr/irz025
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 3 (2019)
  • A Comparison of Contracture Severity at Acute Discharge in Patients With
           and Without Heterotopic Ossification: A Burn Model System National
           Database Study
    • Authors: Yelvington M; Godleski M, Lee A, et al.
      Pages: 349 - 354
      Abstract: This study assesses the association between heterotopic ossification and upper extremity contracture by comparing goniometric measured active range of motion outcomes of patients with and without heterotopic ossification. Data were obtained from the Burn Model System National Database between 1994 and 2003 for patients more than 18 years with elbow contracture at acute discharge. Absolute losses in elbow range of motion were compared for those with and without radiologic evidence of heterotopic ossification (location undefined) and were further examined by burn size subgroups using Wilcoxon rank-sum test. Differences in elbow range of motion were estimated using regression models, adjusted for demographic and clinical variables. Loss of range of motion of shoulder, wrist, forearm, and hand were also compared. From 407 instances of elbow contracture, the subjects with heterotopic ossification were found to have greater median absolute loss of elbow flexion among all survivors (median 50° [IQR 45°] vs 20° [30°], P < .0001), for the 20 to 40% total body surface area burn subgroup (70° [20°] vs 20° [30°], P = .0008) and for the >40% subgroup (50° [45°] vs 30° [32°], P = .03). The adjusted estimate of the mean difference in the absolute loss of elbow flexion between groups was 23.5° (SE ±7.2°, P = .0013). This study adds to our understanding of the potential effect of heterotopic ossification on upper extremity joint range of motion, demonstrating a significant association between the presence of heterotopic ossification and elbow flexion contracture severity. Further study is needed to determine the functional implications of heterotopic ossification and develop treatment protocols.
      PubDate: Wed, 06 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/jbcr/irz031
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 3 (2019)
  • Mitochondrial DNA-Induced Inflammatory Responses and Lung Injury in
           Thermal Injury Murine Model: Protective Effect of Cyclosporine-A
    • Authors: Liu R; Xu F, Bi S, et al.
      Pages: 355 - 360
      Abstract: Burn trauma is generally associated with profound inflammation and organ injuries, especially the lung. Damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs), such as mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), released after tissue injuries, play a crucial role in the development of the inflammation. The aim of our study was to investigate the protective profiles of cyclosporine-A (CsA) in murine models with thermal injury. We studied 24 C57BL/6 mice which were randomly subjected to four groups: a sham-operation group (SO group, n = 6), an experiment group (a full-thickness thermal injury covered 30% of the TBSA, n = 6), a low-CsA group (injection of 2.5 mg/kg of CsA 15 min before the thermal injury, n = 6) and a high-CsA group (injection of 25 mg/kg of CsA 15 min before the thermal injury, n = 6). Systemic inflammatory mediators and plasma mtDNA were measured while lung injury was evaluated pathologically and cytosolic cytochrome c and mtDNA were detected. Noticeable increases in concentration of mtDNA and inflammatory mediators were obtained in the experiment group and two CsA groups comparing with the SO group (P < .05). There were significant decreases in the concentrations of mtDNA and inflammatory mediators with increasing doses of CsA (P < .05). Similarly, severity of lung injury was mitigated with increasing doses of CsA. Meanwhile, CsA also attenuated oxidative stress and release of cytochrome c and mtDNA in the lung tissue on a dose-dependent manner (P < .05). Our results suggested mtDNA contributes to the development of thermal injury-induced inflammation and lung injury. CsA might exert dual protective effects, reducing the release of mtDNA and limiting the mtDNA-induced mitochondrial dysfunction in the lung, on the thermal injury-induced acute lung injury.
      PubDate: Sat, 30 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/jbcr/irz029
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 3 (2019)
  • Cognitive Distortions as Trauma-Specific Irrational Beliefs Among Burn
    • Authors: Zare Z; Sadeghi-Bazargani H, Stark Ekman D, et al.
      Pages: 361 - 367
      Abstract: Burn injuries are most certainly stressful events, particularly when permanent disfigurement is a result. This situation can lead to the onset of irrational beliefs which can in turn lead to long-term psychological problems such as depression, anxiety, shame, guilt, posttraumatic stress, etc. The objective of this study is to explore the irrational beliefs among burn patients and its correlates in an Iranian sample. This cross-sectional study included 329 patients who had experienced disfigurement, as result of burn injuries. In order to assess irrational beliefs, a Scale for Irrational Thoughts after Burning was used. To identify correlated variables with irrational beliefs, both bivariate and multivariate analysis methods were conducted. In multivariate linear regression, forward strategy was used for building the model. The results of bivariate analysis showed that the location of the burn on bodies (body parts generally exposed in social environment or parts culturally perceived as sensitive areas of body), marital status, urbanities, age group, geographical areas, etiology of burning, and intent of injury had significant relationships with irrational beliefs (P < .05). Using forward linear regression, gender, marital status, geographical areas, etiology of burning, body burn by location (body parts generally exposed in social environment or parts culturally perceived as sensitive areas of body), and intent of injury had significant correlation with irrational beliefs. The models predicted 15.5% (P < .001) of irrational beliefs. Considering to irrational beliefs and development of facilities for screening is necessary. Moreover, consultation with mental health experts after burn injuries is highly recommended.
      PubDate: Fri, 26 Apr 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/jbcr/irz026
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 3 (2019)
  • Ablative Fractional Resurfacing in Acute Care Management of Facial Burns:
           A New Approach to Minimize the Need for Acute Surgical Reconstruction
    • Authors: Clayton N; Haertsch P, Maitz P, et al.
      Pages: 368 - 372
      Abstract: Current evidence suggests awaiting for scars to fully mature before engaging surgical reconstruction unless acute indications to prevent secondary damage, such as microstomia and eyelid ectropion are apparent. To evaluate the efficacy of ablative fractional CO2 laser intervention early in the acute treatment of panfacial burn injury. A 39-year-old Asian male with 60% TBSA flame burns including panfacial involvement was developing microstomia and upper and lower eyelid ectropion early proceeding epithelialization. At 6-weeks postinjury, ablative fractional CO2 laser treatment was commenced while still in the intensive care unit, and subsequently delivered at regular intervals. Nonsurgical scar contracture management was provided concurrently as per site specific standard protocols. Measurements and photographic data relative to deficits in eye and mouth competence were obtained at rest, as well as maximal opening at baseline and routinely until scar stabilization was reached. The outcomes were subsequently compared with facial burn patient historical data within our facility. No significant difference was identified in the functional ROM for mouth and eye regions; treatment duration was, however, shorter and aesthetic outcomes were considered superior to their surgical reconstruction counterparts in the historical cohort. This case report reveals that early ablative fractional CO2 resurfacing treatment, coalesced with nonsurgical scar management is an efficacious interventional approach to abate contractures to the face, accelerates and enhances scar maturation processes and may alleviate the need for surgical scar reconstructions. Moreover, optimal aesthetic outcomes may be achieved compared with traditional reconstructive methods.
      PubDate: Thu, 07 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/jbcr/irz030
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 3 (2019)
  • High Voltage Electric Burn Repair of the Forehead by Reverse Flow
           Temporalis Muscle Flap
    • Authors: Coruh A.
      Pages: 373 - 376
      Abstract: Repairing soft tissue defects of the forehead which exposes the bare bone is a dilemma with few reconstructive techniques for plastic surgeons. Forehead is an important aesthetic unit of the face which is covered with the glabrous skin. Due to the relative lack of similar mobile tissue locally, reconstruction of large soft tissue defects of the forehead region by local flaps is demanding. Temporalis muscle flap does not reach to the midline of the forehead region because of the insufficient length of the deep temporal vascular system. During the transfer of the muscle, only a small volume and size of the muscle can reach to the defect, remaining most of the muscle bulk in the pedicle and a relatively limited arc of rotation, thus a small volume of usable tissue at the distal portion of the flap. We successfully used reverse flow temporalis muscle flap for the purpose of eliminating the above-mentioned disadvantage of temporalis muscle flap in a 23-year-old male patient who sustained a high-voltage electrical burn resulting 12 × 8 cm left forehead defect exposing the bare bone.
      PubDate: Tue, 26 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/jbcr/irz024
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 3 (2019)
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