Amelioration de la survie des patients gravement brulés grace au développement d’un manuel de traitement des brules

Translated title of the contribution: Improved survival with an innovative approach to the treatment of severely burned patients: Development of a burn treatment manual

Sunao Morisada, N. Nosaka, K. Tsukahara, T. Ugawa, K. Sato, Y. Ujike

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Abstract

The management of severely burned patients remains a major issue worldwide as indicated by the high incidence of permanent debilitating complications and poor survival rates. In April 2012, the Advanced Emergency & Critical Care Medical Center of the Okayama University Hospital began implementing guidelines for severely burned patients, distributed as a standard burn treatment manual. The protocol, developed in-house, was validated by comparing the outcomes of patients with severe extensive burns (SEB) treated before and after implementation of these new guidelines at this institution. The patients included in this study had a burn index (BI) ≥30 or a prognostic burn index (PBI = BI + patient’s age) ≥100. The survival rate of the patients with BI ≥30 was 65.2% with the traditional treatment and 100% with the new guidelines. Likewise, the survival rate of the patients with PBI ≥100 was 61.1% with the traditional treatment compared to 100% with the new guidelines. Together, these data demonstrate that the new treatment guidelines dramatically improved the treatment outcome and survival of SEB patients.

Translated title of the contributionImproved survival with an innovative approach to the treatment of severely burned patients: Development of a burn treatment manual
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)183-186
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Burns and Fire Disasters
Volume28
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2015

Keywords

  • Burn wound sepsis
  • Severe extensive burns
  • Survival

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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