Infections in Burn Patients
Experts agree that improvements in the management of burn patients have reduced their morbidity and mortality in the last few decades . The most significant of these enhancements are: i) better resuscitation which has reduced the incidence of shock, acute renal failure and severe digestive haemorrhage; ii) the early excision of the burn followed by immediately covering the burn area, which has reduced colonization and infection of the burn and severe sepsis associated with this type of infection. This new situation has increased the relative importance of other infections such as pneumonia, in the morbidity and mortality of severe burn patients.
KeywordsBloodstream Infection Inhalation Injury Selective Digestive Decontamination Intravascular Catheter Surgical Implication
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