A brief history of acute burn care management

Ludwik K. Branski, David N. Herndon, Robert E. Barrow

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Abstract

The treatment of burns dates back to Egyptian times. This chapter summarizes the development of acute and reconstructive burns treatment over the past centuries and focuses on the most important milestones of the 20th century-early excision and coverage of burn wounds, the evolution of skin grafting, topical control of infection, nutritional support of the burned individual, fluid resuscitation, diagnosis and treatment of inhalation injuries, and the recognition of burn hypermetabolism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTotal Burn Care
Subtitle of host publicationFifth Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages1-7.e2
ISBN (Electronic)9780323497428
ISBN (Print)9780323476614
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

Keywords

  • Excision
  • Fluid resuscitation
  • History of burn care
  • Hypermetabolism
  • Infection control
  • Inhalation injuries
  • Nutritional support
  • Skin grafts

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Branski, L. K., Herndon, D. N., & Barrow, R. E. (2018). A brief history of acute burn care management. In Total Burn Care: Fifth Edition (pp. 1-7.e2). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-47661-4.00001-0