Marilu Sylvester

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INTRODUCTION The objective is to identify whether epidemiologic differences in burns in the elderly lead to worse outcomes. METHODS Case control study. Patients admitted between October 2006 and September 2009, comparing over 65 years old (n=66) with under 65 (n=235). Studied variables: agent, inhalation injury, total burn surface area (%TBSA), deep TBSA,(More)
BACKGROUND This exercise was undertaken as part of a re-engineering of community health services. 'Community' needed to be defined in order to understand its components, to develop a philosophy and a common understanding to assist in the re-engineering process. AIM To define community health as it is understood by practitioners in the Taranaki province.(More)
INTRODUCTION Chile is located in the Ring of Fire, in South America. An earthquake 8.8° affected 80% of the population in February 27th, 2010. This study was conducted to assess any change in burns profile caused by the earthquake. METHODS This was an ecologic study. We compared the 4 months following the earthquake in 2009 and 2010. VARIABLES STUDIED(More)
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