Dale G Turner

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On September 11, 2001, an airplane flown by terrorists crashed into the Pentagon, causing a mass casualty incident with 189 deaths and 106 persons treated for injuries in local hospitals. Nine burn victims and one victim with an inhalation injury only were transported to the burn center hospital. The Burn Center at Washington Hospital Center admitted and(More)
Cooking-related burn injuries accounted for 27% of the elderly female admissions at one burn center. The primary mode of injury was found to be ignition of clothing while reaching across a stove. To develop a prevention program for this problem, biologic and environmental hazards were identified. From this information, a two-phase prevention program was(More)
Diagnosis-related group (DRG) codes for burn injuries are defined by thresholds of the percentage of total body surface area and depth of burns, and by whether surgery, debridement, or grafting or both occurred. This prospective study was designed to determine whether periodic revisions of the burn diagram resulted in more accurate assignment of the(More)
To demonstrate the research potential of the National Burn Repository, we examined outcomes affecting the obese burn population, specifically length of stay and mortality. This retrospective analysis evaluates burn patients from the repository coded as "obese." We queried admissions from burn units between the years 2000 to 2006 (n = 101,450). We initially(More)
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