Nicholas S. Solanki

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Vitamin D deficiency has been reported in pediatric burn patients; however, no formal studies have been conducted in adult burn populations. The available literature on vitamin D status in burn patients has been reviewed. A literature search was conducted using Medline™, the Cochrane central register of controlled trials, and EMBASE to identify any trials(More)
BACKGROUND The co-existence of diabetes mellitus (DM) in patients with acute pancreatitis (AP) is linked to poor outcomes. Four large epidemiological studies have suggested an aetiological role for DM in AP. The exact nature of this role is poorly understood. OBJECTIVE To analyse the available clinical and experimental literature to determine if DM may(More)
AIM To describe the characteristics, circumstances and consequences of dog bite injuries in children in order to inform the discourse concerning preventative approaches. METHOD A retrospective review of children presenting to the emergency department (ED) of the Women's and Children's Hospital (WCH) in South Australia between the years 2009 and 2011 was(More)
AIMS To facilitate the use of Biobrane for those burn care practitioners not familiar with this material. METHODS Two techniques have been developed through extensive use of Biobrane over many years, in both sheet and glove form. These techniques have been described and illustrated with photographs. RESULTS The use of these techniques has allowed the(More)
Acute pancreatitis is an acute inflammation of the pancreas associated with a high morbidity and even the risk of mortality [1, 2]. To date, there exists no specific treatment for this disease [3, 4, 5] and fluid therapy forms the cornerstone of management of these patients who present acutely to emergency departments around the world. There is a need to(More)
BACKGROUND Aplasia cutis congenita (ACC) is a rare condition commonly affecting the scalp in which there is a focal deficiency of cutaneous tissues of varying severity ranging from an absence of skin through to full thickness defects involving deeper elements such as bone and dura. Lesions of the scalp can be associated with complications including(More)
A retrospective audit of length of hospital inpatient stay of all patients admitted to the Royal Adelaide Hospital Burns Unit over a 5-year period was performed. Data gathered from the Burns Unit database and records allowed patient division into two comparison groups: those younger than 70 years and those aged 70 years or older. Further comparison based on(More)
Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) is a recognized pathogen of burn wounds, with 25% or more of burn patients found to be seropositive for HSV.1 Wound involvement has potentially serious outcomes ranging from pain and scarring to disseminated infection. Risk factors for HSV involvement of burn wounds have been identified by previous studies.2 Active infection is(More)