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Any major burn is followed by a pronounced endocrine and metabolic response, by an acute phase response. In 30 burn subjects whose bone status was studied after burn trauma with the densitometer HOLOGIC 2000, bone involvement was found 6 and 12 months postburn: the Bone Mineral Density (BMD) of their lumbar vertebrae L1-4 and of their left hip dropped(More)
Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) is a relatively new therapeutic procedure which helps in the treatment of critically ill patients with renal failure as well as those without renal failure. CRRT effectively removes urea and creatinine and maintains a balanced milieu interleur and water balance. A role in the elimination of pro-inflammatory(More)
Morykwas and Argenta developed Vacuum Assisted Closure (VAC) in the early 90s for the treatment of tissue defects. In 2004, for the first time at our workplace, we used this method in the treatment of six patients between 54 and 91 years of age. Two of the patients were treated for a varicose ulcer on a lower extremity, two patients for loss of skin after(More)
The advantages of Integra have lead to an increase in its use after extensive burn injuries, in reconstructive surgery after burns, and abroad in general reconstructive surgery as well. At the Burn Center of FNsP Hospital in Ostrava Integra was used for the first time in March 2003. Since then, seven patients have undergone operations, involving the use of(More)
Electrical burns are a serious problem within burn medicine even though they are relatively uncommon. The size of the burn is small, but the wound is often deep, and frequently the patient has systemic complications as well. In the majority of patients with such injuries immediate surgical intervention is essential, consisting of escharotomy, fasciotomy,(More)
We need central venous catheters (CVCs) in management of critically ill patients with severe burns, either for the administration of fluids or monitoring hemodynamic status. Central venous catheterization may cause different early or late complications, which depend on the physician's erudition, the quality of the catheters and quality of Intensive Care(More)
The authors have analyzed the data files of 580 child patients up to 15 years of age who were hospitalized at the Burn Center of the FNsP Hospital in Ostrava in the years 1999 - 2003. The authors focused on mechanisms of burn injury in relation to the age of a child as well as extent, depth, localization, and local treatment of the injury. The data file was(More)
Integra artificial skin was applied on 16% of TBSA after necrectomy on a 7-month-old girl who was scalded on 26% of TBSA by her mother when she was cooking goulash. Nutritional parameters were monitored during the period of 25 days from the 1st necrectomy and application of Integra up to the first autotransplantation--in the period when the other burnt(More)
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