Survival after burn in a sub-Saharan burn unit: challenges and opportunities.

@article{Tyson2013SurvivalAB,
  title={Survival after burn in a sub-Saharan burn unit: challenges and opportunities.},
  author={Anna F Tyson and Laura P Boschini and Michelle M. Kiser and J. Samuel and Steven N Mjuweni and Bruce A. Cairns and Anthony G. Charles},
  journal={Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries},
  year={2013},
  volume={39 8},
  pages={1619-25}
}
BACKGROUND Burns are among the most devastating of all injuries and a major global public health crisis, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. In developed countries, aggressive management of burns continues to lower overall mortality and increase lethal total body surface area (TBSA) at which 50% of patients die (LA50). However, lack of resources and inadequate infrastructure significantly impede such improvements in developing countries. METHODS This study is a retrospective analysis of… CONTINUE READING

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