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Profile of Moderate and Severe Burns: Turkish Experience In A Tertiary Care Burn Unit

Yucel Yuce, Oguzhan Kilavuz.

Abstract
Introduction: We aimed to analyze the demographic and treatment outcomes of severe burn patients admitted to the burn intensive care unit and moderate burn patients admitted to the burn service and to contribute to the national statistical burn accumulation.
Method: We retrospectively reviewed the information of 4745 patients hospitalized in our burn center between 2009-2017 from a prospectively maintained database.
Results: 3583 (75.51%) moderate burn patients admitted to the burn service and 1162 (24.49%) severe burn patients admitted to the burn intensive care unit (BICU). The ratio of female to male in burn service group was 33.4/66.6, while it was 25.1 / 74.9 in burn intensive care group. When we examined the causes of burn traumas, the first order received scalding burns with 52.65% (n=1886) in moderate burns while it was flame burns with 54.22% (n=630) in severe burns. Acinetobacter species were the most common pathogen in our burn intensive care unit, and Pseudomonas species were in burn service. The average hospitalization length was 10.09 days in the burn service and 11.82 days in the burn intensive care unit. Our mortality rate was 7.64% (n=350).
Conclusion: This is one of the most extensive series presented in our country. In the developed countries, death rates in burn series have been reported below 5% in recent years, while our mortality rate was found to be 7,37%.

Key words: Burn injury, burn intensive care unit, scalding burns, flame burns, burn epidemiology


 
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Yucel Yuce, Oguzhan Kilavuz. Profile of Moderate and Severe Burns: Turkish Experience In A Tertiary Care Burn Unit. Ulutas Med J. 2018; 4(1): 25-31. doi:10.5455/umj.20180221074628


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Yucel Yuce, Oguzhan Kilavuz. Profile of Moderate and Severe Burns: Turkish Experience In A Tertiary Care Burn Unit. Ulutas Med J. 2018; 4(1): 25-31. doi:10.5455/umj.20180221074628



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Yucel Yuce, Oguzhan Kilavuz. Profile of Moderate and Severe Burns: Turkish Experience In A Tertiary Care Burn Unit. Ulutas Med J. (2018), [cited November 21, 2018]; 4(1): 25-31. doi:10.5455/umj.20180221074628



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Yucel Yuce, Oguzhan Kilavuz (2018) Profile of Moderate and Severe Burns: Turkish Experience In A Tertiary Care Burn Unit. Ulutas Med J, 4 (1), 25-31. doi:10.5455/umj.20180221074628



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Yucel Yuce, Oguzhan Kilavuz. 2018. Profile of Moderate and Severe Burns: Turkish Experience In A Tertiary Care Burn Unit. THE ULUTAS MEDICAL JOURNAL, 4 (1), 25-31. doi:10.5455/umj.20180221074628



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Yucel Yuce, Oguzhan Kilavuz. "Profile of Moderate and Severe Burns: Turkish Experience In A Tertiary Care Burn Unit." THE ULUTAS MEDICAL JOURNAL 4 (2018), 25-31. doi:10.5455/umj.20180221074628



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Yucel Yuce, Oguzhan Kilavuz. "Profile of Moderate and Severe Burns: Turkish Experience In A Tertiary Care Burn Unit." THE ULUTAS MEDICAL JOURNAL 4.1 (2018), 25-31. Print. doi:10.5455/umj.20180221074628



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Yucel Yuce, Oguzhan Kilavuz (2018) Profile of Moderate and Severe Burns: Turkish Experience In A Tertiary Care Burn Unit. THE ULUTAS MEDICAL JOURNAL, 4 (1), 25-31. doi:10.5455/umj.20180221074628