Roselle E. Crombie

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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to compare outcomes of patients who sustained burn and ostensible inhalation injuries while on home oxygen therapy with those suffering equivalent injuries via other mechanisms. STUDY DESIGN Between December 2002 and January 2006, 109 burn patients were transferred to our center intubated. Their charts were(More)
Donor sites from split-thickness skin grafts (STSG) impose significant pain on patients in the early postoperative period. We report the use of continuous local anesthetic infusion as a method for the management of postoperative STSG donor site pain. Patients undergoing single or dual, adjacent STSG harvest from the thigh (eight patients) or back (one(More)
An 18-year-old, previously healthy man admitted with abdominal pain, high-grade fevers, nausea and emesis was found to have multiple hepatic abscesses. Aspiration cultures grew Fusobacterium necrophorum, a rare bacterium causing potentially fatal liver abscesses in humans. Following sequential percutaneous drainages and narrowing of antibiotics, the patient(More)
The expectation of excellent functional and cosmetic outcomes adds to the challenges of managing the burned hand. The initial fragility of the grafted surface warrants extra measures of protection. A "roll-bar " attached to a splint over a grafted area can serve as protection against mechanical trauma. Two "intrinsic plus " protective posture splints were(More)
BACKGROUND Burn patients who require CPR before admission to a burn center are anecdotally known to suffer higher mortality than those who do not require pre-hospital CPR. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective chart review identified adult patients admitted to our burn center between 2013 and 2015. Included patients met 1 or both of the following criteria: 20% or(More)
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