Burn Mangement

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BURNS By AHMED HASSAN EL-SABBAGH(M.D.) PLASTIC SURGERY UNIT MANSOURA UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL INTRODUCTION ã Burn injuries are extremely complex, and optimal treatment requires an understanding of nutrition, immunology, and the the metabolic interactions among all of the major organ systems. EPIDEMIOLOGY ã An estimated two million people require medical attention yearly for burn injury in the United States. ã Infection continues to be the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with
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    BURNS By  AHMED HASSAN EL-SABBAGH(M.D.) PLASTIC SURGERY UNIT MANSOURA UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL    INTRODUCTION ãBurn injuries are extremely complex, andoptimal treatment requires anunderstanding of nutrition, immunology,and the the metabolic interactions amongall of the major organ systems.    EPIDEMIOLOGY ãAn estimated two million people requiremedical attention yearly for burn injury in theUnited States.ãInfection continues to be the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with thermalinjury.    ANATOMY OF THE SKIN ãSkin is the largest organ in the human body.ãIt consists of two layers, the epidermis and the dermis.ãThe outermost epidermal layer is the stratum corneum. It iscontinually sloughed off and regenerated by keratinocytes, andit serves as a protective barrier to the environment.
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