Topical and surgical treatment of the burn wound

  • D. N. Herndon
  • R. L. Rutan
  • T. C. Rutan
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Regardless of the source of burn injury, the end result is coagulation of tissue, initiation of an inflammatory cascade, and a systemic “reset” of metabolic and immunologic profiles. Any concomitant injury superimposes additional changes to those already instigated by the burn wound itself.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. N. Herndon
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. L. Rutan
    • 1
  • T. C. Rutan
    • 1
  1. 1.Shriners Burns InstituteGalvestonUSA
  2. 2.Shriners Burns InstituteUSA

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