Respiratory burns: A clinical review

Boots, Robert J., Dulhunty, Joel M., Paratz, Jennifer and Lipman, Jeffrey (2010) Respiratory burns: A clinical review. Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews, 6 4: 285-291. doi:10.2174/157339810793563730

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Author Boots, Robert J.
Dulhunty, Joel M.
Paratz, Jennifer
Lipman, Jeffrey
Title Respiratory burns: A clinical review
Journal name Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1573-398X
1875-6387
Publication date 2010-11
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.2174/157339810793563730
Volume 6
Issue 4
Start page 285
End page 291
Total pages 7
Editor Ross Freebairn
Joseph Varon
Place of publication Bussum, Netherlands
Publisher Bentham Science Publishers
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Respiratory injury in burns occurs as a result of thermal, chemical or systemic inflammatory effects. Inhalation injury occurs in up to 40% of patients admitted to hospital following burns. Three stages in the evolution of inhalation injury are described. The early phase (first 48 hours) is associated with pulmonary edema, acute respiratory distress syndrome, airway obstruction, and carbon monoxide and cyanide toxicity. During the middle phase (days to weeks), pneumonia and venous thromboembolism may develop. Late sequelae (months to years post burn injury), while uncommon, include reactive airways dysfunction syndrome, bronchiolitis obliterans and tracheal stenosis. Specific interventions early in the management of inhalation injury are necessary to prevent worsening the injury and minimizing late sequelae.
© 2010 Bentham Science Publishers Ltd.
Keyword Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
Burns
Inhalation burns
Pneumonia
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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