Experience in the Shriners Burn Institute in Boston
The results of supplementary parenteral nutrition in twelve children between the ages of two to fourteen years with severe thermal injuries are reviewed. Ten of these patients suffered third degree burns involving 50 to 90% of the total body surface. One of the children with a 30% burn had delayed healing due to severe malnutrition prior to his transfer to this hospital, i.e., loss of 507% of body weight. Another, four year old patient with 307% burns suffered anoxic brain damage and was unconscious for a period of six weeks.
KeywordsCentral Venous Catheter Brain Damage Severe Malnutrition Ment Demand Catheter Site
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