Thermal Injury in the Pregnant Patient
ARMY INST OF SURGICAL RESEARCH FORT SAMHOUSTON TX
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Most reports of pregnant patients with thermal injuries have been descriptions of isolated instances or combined reviews from several large centers. Our experience with 30 consecutively treated pregnant patients with burns over a period of 33 years, 1950 through 1982, is presented herein. Nineteen previously reported instances are also presented. Since resuscitation initial care, burn management and obstetric support may vary from institution to institution, the present study describes a series of patients who were managed at a single burn center and varied only with respect to our evolving knowledge of burn management. The introduction of aminoglycosides, topical chemotherapy and critical care support have all added to the effectiveness of care of the burned patient. Reprint.
- Medicine and Medical Research