Evaluation of a caloric requirement formula in burned children treated with early excision

M. A. Hildreth, David Herndon, D. H. Parks, M. H. Desai, T. Rutan

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This study was undertaken to evaluate the effectiveness of a standard caloric requirement formula, as determined by retrospective analysis of weight gain of patients treated by serial debridement, for patients treated by early excision. The caloric intakes of 61 patients with more than 40% third-degree burn, 27 treated with serial debridement of the burn wound and 34 treated with early masive excision, were reviewed and compared to their calculated requirements. Nutritional support in both groups was similar. Of the 48 survivors there was no difference in their gate, % TBSA burn, and per cent meeting caloric requirement. The early excision survivors had a greater percentage third-degree burn and weight change but a decreased length of stay. It was concluded that even though the formula, previously developed at our institution, may lead to a slight overestimation in determination of the caloric needs of early excision patients, it is an acceptable means of determining their requirements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)188-189
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Trauma
Volume27
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1987

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Debridement
Survivors
Nutritional Support
Energy Intake
Weight Gain
Length of Stay
Weights and Measures
Wounds and Injuries

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Hildreth, M. A., Herndon, D., Parks, D. H., Desai, M. H., & Rutan, T. (1987). Evaluation of a caloric requirement formula in burned children treated with early excision. Journal of Trauma, 27(2), 188-189.

Evaluation of a caloric requirement formula in burned children treated with early excision. / Hildreth, M. A.; Herndon, David; Parks, D. H.; Desai, M. H.; Rutan, T.

In: Journal of Trauma, Vol. 27, No. 2, 1987, p. 188-189.

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Hildreth, MA, Herndon, D, Parks, DH, Desai, MH & Rutan, T 1987, 'Evaluation of a caloric requirement formula in burned children treated with early excision', Journal of Trauma, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 188-189.
Hildreth MA, Herndon D, Parks DH, Desai MH, Rutan T. Evaluation of a caloric requirement formula in burned children treated with early excision. Journal of Trauma. 1987;27(2):188-189.
Hildreth, M. A. ; Herndon, David ; Parks, D. H. ; Desai, M. H. ; Rutan, T. / Evaluation of a caloric requirement formula in burned children treated with early excision. In: Journal of Trauma. 1987 ; Vol. 27, No. 2. pp. 188-189.
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