Surgical treatment and management of the severely burn patient: Review and update.

@article{GactoSnchez2017SurgicalTA,
  title={Surgical treatment and management of the severely burn patient: Review and update.},
  author={Purificaci{\'o}n Gacto-S{\'a}nchez},
  journal={Medicina intensiva},
  year={2017},
  volume={41 6},
  pages={
          356-364
        }
}
Since one of the main challenges in treating acute burn injuries is preventing infection, early excising of the eschar and covering of the wound becomes critical. Non-viable tissue is removed by initial aggressive surgical debridement. Many surgical options for covering the wound bed have been described, although split-thickness skin grafts remain the standard for the rapid and permanent closure of full-thickness burns. Significant advances made in the past decades have greatly improved burns… CONTINUE READING
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