Determinants of mortality in pediatric patients with greater than 70% full-thickness total body surface area thermal injury treated by early total excision and grafting.

@article{Herndon1987DeterminantsOM,
  title={Determinants of mortality in pediatric patients with greater than 70% full-thickness total body surface area thermal injury treated by early total excision and grafting.},
  author={David N . Herndon and D R Gore and Mara Cole and Mayuri Desai and H. Linar{\`e}s and S Abston and T C Rutan and T J Van Osten and Robert E. Barrow},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={1987},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={208-12}
}
Recent advancements in burn care have improved the survival rates of victims with severe burn injuries. The total mortality rate in a series of 1,057 pediatric patients admitted to Shriners Burns Institute Galveston Unit between 1982 and 1986 was 2.7%. The burn size resulting in a 50% death rate was 95% of the total body surface area (TBSA). In this study 19 survivors and 13 nonsurvivors with greater than 70% full-thickness TBSA burn injuries were compared. All survivors were adequately… CONTINUE READING

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