Burns in children: Standard and new treatments

Marc G. Jeschke, David N. Herndon

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Outcomes of patients with burns have improved substantially over the past two decades. Findings from a 2012 study in The Lancet showed that a burn size of more than 60% total body surface area burned (an increase from 40% a decade ago) is associated with risks and mortality. Similar data have been obtained in adults and elderly people who have been severely burned. We discuss recent and future developments in burn care to improve outcomes of children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1168-1178
Number of pages11
JournalThe Lancet
Issue number9923
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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