Special considerations of age: The pediatric burned patient

Omar Nunez Lopez, William B. Norbury, David N. Herndon, Jong O. Lee

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Abstract

Children are disproportionately affected by burn injuries. Differences between adult and pediatric burns range from epidemiological characteristics to pathophysiological considerations, which vary between different age subgroups. All these factors must be taken into account in each phase of burn care. This chapter reviews the most important aspects of the management of the pediatric burned patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTotal Burn Care
Subtitle of host publicationFifth Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages372-380.e2
ISBN (Electronic)9780323497428
ISBN (Print)9780323476614
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

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Keywords

  • Burns
  • Hypermetabolic response
  • Inhalation injury
  • Pediatric burns
  • Thermal injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Nunez Lopez, O., Norbury, W. B., Herndon, D. N., & Lee, J. O. (2018). Special considerations of age: The pediatric burned patient. In Total Burn Care: Fifth Edition (pp. 372-380.e2). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-47661-4.00034-4