Emergency Treatment of Severely Burned Pediatric Patients: Current Therapeutic Strategies

Gerd G. Gauglitz; David N. Herndon; Marc G. Jeschke


Pediatr Health. 2008;2(6):761-775. 

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Future Perspective

Further studies are needed in order to address the primary determinants of death, inhalation injury complications and pneumonia as well as to ameliorate pain and scar formation, which are the persistent sequelae of this thermal injury. Better understanding of the basic mechanisms underlying the metabolic alterations postburn may lead to the development of novel therapeutic options. Centralized care in burn units and multidisciplinary team approaches will advance and extend current therapeutic strategies, thus further improving the prognosis of this unique patient population.


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