Haley Peterson

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The relative impact of inhalation injury, burn size, and age on overall outcome following burn injury was examined in 1447 consecutive burn patients over a five and a half year period. The overall mortality for all patients was 9.5% (138 of 1447). The presence of inhalation injury, increasing burn size, and advancing age were all associated with an(More)
In reviewing the literature on burn therapy and observing clinical burn care, we noted differences among institutions and individual experts in several areas. To study variation in burn care, we surveyed the 140 burn centers listed by the American Burn Association to determine how burn care is currently administered in the United States and Canada.(More)
The Pliofilm cohort is the most intensely studied group of workers chronically exposed to benzene. Information on this cohort has been the basis for regulations and/or guidelines for occupational and environmental exposure to benzene. Rinsky et al. (1986, 1987) and Crump and Allen (1984) developed different approaches for reconstructing the exposure history(More)
Extensive skin loss from a variety of conditions is associated with significant functional morbidity and loss of life. In many patients, a limited number of donor sites available for harvesting autologous split-thickness skin grafts prevents early, effective, and permanent wound closure. In the past 25 years, significant biotechnological advancements have(More)
Patients who were grafted with cultured human keratinocytes have been shown to make antibodies to the xenogeneic proteins, which supplement the culture media. An immune response to these antigens may lead to late graft loss or accelerated rejection of subsequent cultured keratinocyte grafts. Methods to eliminate this potential problem include growing cells(More)
A 6-year retrospective review of burn victims hospitalized at a major burn center was conducted to determine the etiology and outcome of pediatric burns. Four hundred forty-nine patients under age 16 years were identified and stratified by age, sex, burn size, presence or absence of inhalation injury, cause of burn, and county of residence. The mean patient(More)
This retrospective investigation compared the operative experience speech results of 21 patients who underwent a Furlow double-opposing Z-palatoplasty with those of 10 patients who underwent a modified Wardill-Kilner procedure. The modification consisted of not incising the nasal mucosa. All patients presented with an isolated cleft of the soft palate and(More)
Cultured keratinocytes (CK) have been used to resurface large burn wounds with some success. These CK are grown in the presence of fetal bovine serum (FBS) and mouse fibroblasts (MF). Serum from ten patients who received CK grafts as part of burn wound coverage was studied by ELISA technique for antibody to these xenogeneic antigens. All patients had some(More)