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Don’t assume cause and effect is obvious: Why obesity isn’t to blame for errors in burn assessment

For several years, the medical community has been concerned that evaluations of burns are becoming less accurate.  This is a problem because burns leak, and burn victims must receive supplemental fluids to compensate for the loss.  If

A cool new way to cool (or warm)!

The cooling or warming of patients being treated for certain medical conditions can greatly increase their chance of survival. For example, survival after cardiac arrest can be almost doubled if the patient is gently cooled for about

Burn injuries, avoid hem and treat them

Burns are a very common type of injury.  They occur frequently to people of all age groups, social and economic classes, and geographic locations. Burns range in severity from minor to life-threatening.  Minor burns are those which