Scald management protocols - outcome differences in two different time periods using different treatment strategies.
2016 (English)In: Annals of burns and fire disasters, ISSN 1592-9558, Vol. 29, no 2, 139-143 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Over the years the treatment of scalds in our centre has changed, moving more towards the use of biological dressings (xenografts). Management of scalds with mid dermal or deep dermal injuries differs among centers using different types of dressings, and recently biological membrane dressings were recommended for this type of injury. Here we describe differences in treatment outcome in different periods of time. All patients with scalds who presented to the Linkoping Burn Centre during two periods, early (1997-98) and later (2010-12) were included. Data were collected in the unit database and analyzed retrospectively. A lower proportion of autograft operations was found in the later period, falling from 32% to 19%. Hospital stay was shorter in the later period (3.5 days shorter, p=0.01) and adjusted duration of hospital stay/TBSA% was shorter (1.2 to 0.7, p=0.07). The two study groups were similar in most of the studied variables: we could not report any significant differences regarding outcome except for unadjusted duration of hospital stay. Further studies are required to investigate functional and aesthetic outcome differences between the treatment modalities.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Mediterranean Council for Burns and Fire Disasters , 2016. Vol. 29, no 2, 139-143 p.
burns, duration of stay, outcome, scalds
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-135746PubMedID: 28149237OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-135746DiVA: diva2:1083003