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The year in burns 2008

Department of Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio and United States Army Institute of Surgical Research, 7703 Floyd Curl, San Antonio, TX 78229-3600, United States.
Burns: journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries (Impact Factor: 1.84). 12/2009; 35(8):1057-70. DOI: 10.1016/j.burns.2009.09.001
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ABSTRACT For 2008, approximately 1200 original burn research articles were published in scientific journals using the English language. This article reviews those with the most impact on burn treatment according to the Editor of one of the major journals (Burns). As in the previous year's review, articles were divided into the following topic areas: epidemiology, wound characterisation, critical care physiology, inhalation injury, infection, metabolism and nutrition, psychological considerations, pain management, rehabilitation, and burn reconstruction. Each selected article is mentioned briefly with editorial comment.

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