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Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews

Editor-in-Chief

ISSN (Print): 1573-398X
ISSN (Online): 1875-6387

Pneumonia in the Burn Patient

Author(s): Rita Galeiras, Luis A. Alvarez, Andres Rodriguez, Juan J. Garcia and Francisco Martelo

Volume 6 , Issue 3 , 2010

Page: [175 - 187] Pages: 13

DOI: 10.2174/157339810791526120

Price: $65

Abstract

Previous studies have indicated an increased susceptibility to pneumonia in burn injury patients [1-5]. Despite numerous advances in understanding it, its incidence is still quite high and represents a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in this population. In the last few years numerous articles have been published on diagnosis, treatment and prevention. In this review, we have selected those articles that could potentially lead to changes in the clinical practice and handling of pneumonia in adult patients with burn injuries.

Keywords: Pneumonia, burn, diagnosis, prevention, treatment


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