Handbook of Burns Volume 1

Handbook of Burns Volume 1

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This volume covers the entire spectrum of acute burn treatment. Individual chapters deal with basic aspects of different burn mechanisms as well as the acute care of burn patients. Pre-hospital management, critical care and basic concepts of burn surgery related to the acute phase, as well as the use of skin and skin substitutes in early stages of therapy are addressed in this volume. Chapters on supportive therapies such as optimizing nutrition and fluid homeostasis, infection control and treatment, respiratory support and pain management complete the comprehensive approach to the patient in this early stage of treatment, while chapters on epidemiology, prevention and disaster management enable the reader to evaluate the given information in a broader context.Either route can be used successfully provided that this issue is incorporated into an overall plan for nutritional management. ... Table 1 shows each of the more commonly used formulas and includes additional comments on many of these formulas, including information ... Estimation of caloric needs in the obese burn patient should use ideal body weight in any algebraic formula calculations; otherwise, anbsp;...

Title:Handbook of Burns Volume 1
Author:Marc G. Jeschke, Lars-Peter Kamolz, Folke Sjöberg, Steven E. Wolf
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-08-23


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