Thermal and electrical injuries

Surg Clin North Am. 2007 Feb;87(1):185-206, vii-viii. doi: 10.1016/j.suc.2006.09.013.


Through progress in wound management, resuscitation, intensive care treatment, and a coordinated rehabilitation process, modern burn care has been able to deliver substantial increases in survival and improvement in functional outcomes for burn victims. The development of regionalized burn centers has contributed greatly to this progress. As the field of burns matures, burn centers are preparing to meet future challenges through collaborative efforts in disaster management and outcomes research.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anemia / complications
  • Animals
  • Bandages
  • Burns / surgery*
  • Burns / therapy
  • Critical Care
  • Disaster Planning
  • Electric Injuries / surgery*
  • Electric Injuries / therapy
  • Humans
  • Referral and Consultation
  • Respiration, Artificial
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome / etiology
  • Smoke Inhalation Injury / complications