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orocutaneous fistula in HIV / AIDS boy

We present  a 7 year old boy with a right cheek defect . The boy was brought to the hospital by the mother. Both are HIV/AIDS patients who were previously on ARVs but had stopped several months ago. Child developed…

Burns and Palliative Care: time to blend both???

Despite advances in medical sciences, mortality rates associated with severe burns appears to remain high. Burn injury has been noted as a severe form of trauma and results in significant morbidity and mortality. A retrospective review of clients with severe…

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DAMAGE CONTROL IN BURNS WOUND MANAGEMENT

  Arguably burn injured individuals are amongst the most susceptible to infection of any trauma group. They are hypercatabolic, immune compromised and have large wounds covered with necrotic tissue, inviting opportunistic pathogens.Multi-resistant wound flora is common place. Lack of skin…

POST BURNS CONTRACTURE – AN AVOIDABLE MORBIDITY

     Burns is tissue injury caused by open flames, hot liquids such as water or oil. Other agents such as steam , electric current can cause severe burns. The skin , subcutaneous tissue, muscle, blood vessels and bones could…

MANAGEMENT OF SEVERE BURNS WITH TOPICAL HEPARIN:AN EVIDENCE BASED STUDY

This represent exciting results that can be obtained from use of heparin in the management of severe burns. After reading the power point presentation,  colleagues may be stimulated to try this relatively new way of managing burns A 26 year-old…