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Journal of Anesthesia

, Volume 24, Issue 6, pp 980–981 | Cite as

Severe burn injury associated with misuse of forced-air warming device

  • Günalp UzunEmail author
  • Mesut Mutluoglu
  • Rahmi Evinc
  • Yavuz Ozdemir
  • Hüseyin Sen
Letter to the Editor

Keywords

Electrical Heater Sensory Neuropathy Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Left Ankle 
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Copyright information

© Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Günalp Uzun
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mesut Mutluoglu
    • 1
  • Rahmi Evinc
    • 2
  • Yavuz Ozdemir
    • 3
  • Hüseyin Sen
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Underwater and Hyperbaric MedicineGulhane Military Medical Academy Haydarpasa Teaching HospitalIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Departments of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Burn CenterGulhane Military Medical Academy Haydarpasa Teaching HospitalIstanbulTurkey
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryGulhane Military Medical Academy Haydarpasa Teaching HospitalIstanbulTurkey
  4. 4.Department of Anesthesiology and ReanimationGulhane Military Medical Academy Haydarpasa Teaching HospitalIstanbulTurkey

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