Accession Number:

ADA297089

Title:

Burn Wound.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY INST OF SURGICAL RESEARCH FORT SAMHOUSTON TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Wound care is the central theme of burn patient management after successful resuscitation. Burn wound care has been revolutionized during the past four decades. The development of effective topical chemo-therapy, the timely surgical removal of burned tissue, and the availability of clinically effective biologic dressings and skin substitutes have reduced the incidence of invasive burn wound infection, altered the character of the burn wound infections that do occur, effected earlier closure of the burn wound, and contributed to the improved survival of burn patients.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE