A thermal burn is a type of burn resulting from making contact with heated objects, such as boiling water, steam, hot cooking oil, fire, and hot objects. Scalds are the most common type of thermal burn suffered by children, but for adults thermal burns are most commonly caused by fire. Conditions of thermal burns are a reddened to leathered skin condition; burn site pain; swelling; blistering, sometimes glossy from leaking fluid; skin loss or charring with patches appearing white, brown, or black. Burns are generally classified from first degree to fourth degree. However, thermal burns are most commonly categorized as minor, moderate, and major, based almost solely on the depth and size of the burn. Statistics from the American Burn Association (2015) report 73% of burns occur in the home, with males twice as likely to experience burns than females.
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Is There an Association Between Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Improved Outcome of Deep Chemical Peeling? A Randomized Pilot Clinical Study.
Abstract: Phenol chemical peeling (PCP) treatment is associated with prolonged recovery and sustained adverse events. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is known to accelerate wound healing. The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the effect of HBOT on PCP…
Early Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Attenuates Burn-Induced Neuroinflammation by Inhibiting the Galectin-3-Dependent Toll-Like Receptor-4 Pathway in a Rat Model.
Abstract: Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) treatment has been proven to decrease neuroinflammation in rats. This study aimed to determine the potential mechanism underlying the anti-inflammatory effects of HBO treatment on burn-induced neuroinflammation in rats. Thirty-six…
Viable placental allograft as a biological dressing in the clinical management of full-thickness thermal occupational burns: Two case reports.
Abstract: Occupational burn injuries can be detrimental and difficult to manage. The majority of complex cases are referred and managed at regional burn centers where access to specialized care is available. As an alternative to hospitalization with staged surgical…