By John A. Clarke
The analysis, diagnosis and selection of assorted varieties of therapy of burn wounds relies mostly at the actual visual appeal of the wound itself and of the encompassing tissue. This atlas deals a variety of illustrations of universal and strange burns, because of a number of brokers. The accompanying captions offer an creation to the id and type of burns. Outlines of the ideal administration are provided for every form of harm, with sooner than, in the course of and after remedy sequences the place important.
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26 Deep flame burns with complications. (a) Ten days after the accident and seven days before surgery, the exposed wound appears clean and there is no bacterial growth from the wound swabs. 54 (b) Ten days after surgery, jaundice, Pseudomonas septicaemia and an obvious invasive burn wound infection have developed. There has been no response to gentamicin (note that the attendant nurse is not wearing gloves or a gown) . : been converted to a full thic e~ : skin loss by the infection. 1se of prophylactic penicillin to prevent infection irom group A haemolytic streptococci, its use is only beneficial in cases of local outbreaks of infection.
This is followed by an increase in the levels of insulin, glucagon, growth hormone and glucocorti coids. In the burned patient, glucose is mainly derived from muscle breakdown which is then selectively utilized in the damaged tissues. Glucagon stimulates hepatic gluconeogenesis, which utilizes substrates derived from the proteolysis of skeletal muscle . Liberated nitrogen is converted to urea and excreted. The urinary nitrogen level is therefore a useful measure of protein breakdown; when added to the loss of protein from the wound, this will give an overall indication of total protein requirements.
J) Under a general anaesthetic thin skin grafts are taken :nd the wound gently scraped. (c) Mobilization is continued as soon as possible and grafts are applied as a delayed procedure. In this case, healing is nearly complete at ten weeks . 33 3 EARLY MANAGEMENT In the elderly, treatment is directed towards daily baths and frequent change of medicated dressing, resulting in subsequent separation of the eschar (Fig . 12). Dressing of superficial and dermal burns of the hand is carried out by applying antiseptic cream and covering with a loose-fitting plastic bag (Fig.
A Colour Atlas of Burn Injuries (Chapman & Hall Medical Atlas Series, 9) by John A. Clarke