• Gail E. Besner


Thermal injuries are a cause of significant morbidity and mortality in the pediatric population. Each year, approximately 440,000 children receive medical treatment for burns in the United States, among whom over 75,000 require hospitalization, 10,000 suffer severe permanent disability, and 2,500 eventually die. Recent advances in the care of the critically burned patient and the use of an aggressive multidisciplinary approach have led to significantly improved outcomes.


Skin Substitute Inhalation Injury Electrical Burn Pediatric Airway Silver Sulfadiazine Cream 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryOhio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s HospitalColumbusUSA

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