Chemical burns revisited: What is the most appropriate method of decontamination?

  title={Chemical burns revisited: What is the most appropriate method of decontamination?},
  author={Teresa Tan and D. S. Wong},
  journal={Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries},
  volume={41 4},
  • Teresa Tan, D. S. Wong
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine
  • Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
The purpose of this study is to investigate the efficacy of decontamination by immediate surgical debridement in the acute management of chemical burns as compared to conventional dilutional approaches by irrigation or wetting. A retrospective review of the medical records of patients admitted to the Burns Centre of the Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, between 2001 and 2012, was performed. The time to recovery as reflected by the hospital stay for patients who had received immediate… Expand
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