ABSTRACT: Burn shock resuscitation has been extensively studied over the past four decades. Many formulas exist and many parameters have been suggested to assess the adequacy of resuscitation. The most commonly used formula is the Parkland formula, the most commonly used fluids are crystalloids, and the most commonly used parameter is urine output. However, until now, no conclusive evidence has suggested that one formula is superior to another or that one parameter is a better predictor than another. In this article we will review the updated information about the subject and we will look into new advancements in this field. We will pose some questions at the end that will help researchers concentrate their future efforts to solve this important challenge in burn care.
Annals of burns and fire disasters. 03/2011; 24(1):17-21.