Childhood extravasation injuries: improved outcome following the introduction of hospital-wide guidelines.

@article{Ghanem2015ChildhoodEI,
  title={Childhood extravasation injuries: improved outcome following the introduction of hospital-wide guidelines.},
  author={Ali Ghanem and Abdulrab Mansour and Rebecca Exton and Jonathan Powell and Syed Abuzar Mashhadi and Neil W. Bulstrode and Gillian D Smith},
  journal={Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS},
  year={2015},
  volume={68 4},
  pages={505-18}
}
INTRODUCTION Extravasation is an iatrogenic injury that may produce soft tissue necrosis requiring surgical reconstruction (Rose et al., 2008) and (Goon et al., 2006). Previous review of extravasation injuries within our hospital showed that early referral to plastic surgeons and washout of high-risk cases lead to favourable outcome in 86% of patients (Gault, 1993). Hospital-wide guidelines were introduced in 2005. This paper closes the audit loop by evaluating extravasation injuries outcome… CONTINUE READING

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