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A Clinical Review of 50 Burn Patients
Journal of Trauma and Injury 1991;4(2):78-162
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This is a review of clinical analysis with 50 burn patients which treated at the our hospital between january, 1990 to November, 1991. The results were as follows: 1) Most abundant group of age was between 40 to 49 years old (24%), Male was affected more frequently than female. The ratio of male to female was 2.31 : 1. 2) Seasonal distribution showed that winter was the highest incidence; 15 cases (30%), but no significant seasonal difference was observed. 3) Flame burn was 48% and Scalding burn was 46%. 4) Most of patient (80%) were lesser affected than 20% extent of burn. 5) The most frequent hematocrit level (Hemoglobin concentration) was 36-40% (1l.0-13.9gm%); 16 cases (32%). 6) The most frequent duration of treatment was within 10 days (38%). 7) Skin graft was performed in 10 cases and most frequent period of grafting was above 6 weeks (50%). 8) The main complications were wound infection (58.3%), sepsis (12.5%), pulmonary complication (8.3%), etc, in order. 9) In 14 cases of burn wound culture, the main organisms were Pseudomonas aeroginosa 12 cases (54%), Staphylococus aureus 3 cases (13%), E.coli ; 2 cases (9%), etc, in order. 10) The over all mortality rate was 8% (4/50) and the most frequent cause of death was sepsis 75% (3/4). 11) The highest mortality rate was in flame burn (100%).

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