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AuthorMcDougal, W. Scott. author
TitleManual of Burns [electronic resource] / by W. Scott McDougal, C. Lawrence Slade, Basil A. Pruitt
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York, 1978
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Descript X, 165 p. 138 illus., 123 illus. in color. online resource


This manual is intended as a comprehensive guide to the diagnoยญ sis and management of the burn patient. The author:s feel that this volume can serve as a practical reference for the wide range of physiยญ cian and allied health personnel involved in the care of these critically ill patients. The Manual of Burns was planned and written by the authors when they were on staff together at the United States Army Institute of Surgical Research, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The authors support the concept that appropriate therapy of the burn patient requires a multidisciplinary approach. The talents of physiยญ cians from many medical specialties, supported by nurses, therapists, and other allied health science personnel, must be coordinated if such a patient is to receive optimum care. Although the main thrust of this manual is directed at current techniques of diagnosis and treatment and therefore of primary interยญ est to the physician, the authors also hope that the photographic and illustrative material will make this book useful to any member performยญ ing service in a burn treatment unit


1 Initial Treatment -- Skin: The Affected Organ -- Classification of Burns -- Fluid Shifts and Burn Shock -- Initial Care -- Summary -- References -- 2 Wound Care -- Initial Care -- Separation of the Eschar -- Reconstitution of the Epithelial Surface -- Wound Management for Specific Structures -- Infections of the Burn Wound -- Outpatient Treatment of Lesser Burns -- References -- 3 Nutrition and Metabolism -- Metabolism -- Nutritional Support -- References -- 4 Special Types of Burn-Related Injury -- Carbon Monoxide Toxicity -- Electric Injuries -- Chemical Burns -- Inhalation Injury -- References -- 5 Systemic Complications of Burn Injury -- Complications of Resuscitation -- Complications of Topical Wound Therapy -- Complications of Tracheostomy -- Sepsis -- Burn Wound Sepsis -- Suppurative Thrombophlebitis -- Endocarditis -- Pneumonia -- Adrenal Hemorrhage -- Gastrointestinal Complications -- Cholycystitis and Pancreatitis -- References -- 6 Complications Requiring Surgical Correction -- Eyes -- Ears -- Mouth -- Tangential Excision and Immediate Grafting of the Hands -- Amputations -- Surgical Wounds -- Contractures -- Hands -- Capsular Adhesions and Ectopic Ossification References

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