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Pediatric burns

Edited by: Tina L Palmieri

Burn injury is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in children world-wide. A child’s physiology varies with age, which creates unique challenges to the care provider. Children are not “little adults” and require specialized consideration during treatment. Despite this challenge, outcomes for burned children have improved markedly in the past 50 years due to improvements in resuscitation and acute care management. 

This thematic series covers the key aspects of acute pediatric burn care that impact patient outcomes including initial airway management, resuscitation, wound care and excision, sedation, sepsis, and blood transfusion.  

This series was published in Burns & Trauma

  1. Content type: Review

    Burn injuries in children can result in life-long disfigurement. As medical and surgical techniques of burn management improve survival prospects more than ever before, body image adjustment is increasingly a ...

    Authors: Ian C. C. King

    Citation: Burns & Trauma 2018 6:12

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  2. Content type: Review

    Smoke inhalation injury can cause severe physiologic perturbations. In pediatric patients, these perturbations cause profound changes in cardiac and pulmonary physiology. In this review, we examine the patholo...

    Authors: Soman Sen

    Citation: Burns & Trauma 2017 5:31

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  3. Content type: Review

    While topical antimicrobial agents are indicated for most if not all burn wounds, the choice of a topical agent must consider many factors such as the wound depth, anticipated time to healing, need for surgica...

    Authors: Robert Cartotto

    Citation: Burns & Trauma 2017 5:33

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  4. Content type: Review

    Burn patients experience anxiety and pain in the course of their injury, treatment, and recovery. Hence, treatment of anxiety and pain is paramount after burn injury. Children, in particular, pose challenges i...

    Authors: Alice Fagin and Tina L. Palmieri

    Citation: Burns & Trauma 2017 5:28

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  5. Content type: Research article

    None of the available mortality predicting models in pediatric burns precisely predicts outcomes in every population. Mortality rates as well as their risk factors vary with regions and among different centers...

    Authors: Amol Dhopte, Rahul Bamal and Vinay Kumar Tiwari

    Citation: Burns & Trauma 2017 5:30

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  6. Content type: Review

    Burn injury is a leading cause of unintentional death and injury in children, with the majority being minor (less than 10%). However, a significant number of children sustain burns greater than 15% total body ...

    Authors: Kathleen S. Romanowski and Tina L. Palmieri

    Citation: Burns & Trauma 2017 5:26

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  7. Content type: Research article

    There is a lack of rigorous research investigating the factors that influence scar outcome in children. Improved clinical decision-making to reduce the health burden due to post-burn scarring in children will ...

    Authors: Hilary J. Wallace, Mark W. Fear, Margaret M. Crowe, Lisa J. Martin and Fiona M. Wood

    Citation: Burns & Trauma 2017 5:19

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  8. Content type: Research article

    European studies of paediatric foot burns report scalds as the leading cause. Mechanisms of injury are different in warmer climates. We sought to characterize the mechanisms and outcomes of isolated foot burns...

    Authors: Florence Ngu, Bhaveshkumar Patel and Craig McBride

    Citation: Burns & Trauma 2017 5:6

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  9. Content type: Research article

    It is commonly accepted that burns taking longer than 3 weeks to heal have a much higher rate of hypertrophic scarring than those which heal more quickly. However, some of our patients develop hypertrophic sca...

    Authors: Elizabeth Chipp, Lisa Charles, Clare Thomas, Kate Whiting, Naiem Moiemen and Yvonne Wilson

    Citation: Burns & Trauma 2017 5:3

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