On the horizon: Research priorities in burns for the next decade

Steven E. Wolf, Ronald G. Tompkins, David Herndon

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This review demonstrates that many advances have been made in burn care that have made dramatic differences in mortality, clinical outcomes, and quality of life in burn survivors; however, much work remains. In reality, the current standard of care is insufficient and we cannot be satisfied with the status quo. We must strive for the following goals: no deaths due to burn, no scarring, and no pain. These particular goals have only begun to be confronted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)917-930
Number of pages14
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Burn care
  • Inflammation
  • Pain
  • Scarring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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