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Burn Wound Healing: Clinical Complications, Medical Care, Treatment, and Dressing Types: The Current State of Knowledge for Clinical Practice

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Department of Human Anatomy, Medical University of Lublin, 20-090 Lublin, Poland
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Chair and Department of Medical Microbiology, Medical University of Lublin, 20-093 Lublin, Poland
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Eastern Center for Burn Treatment and Reconstructive Surgery, 21-010 Łęczna, Poland
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Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Maxillary Surgery, CSK MSWiA, 02-507 Warszawa, Poland
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Independent Unit of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Medical University of Lublin, 20-093 Lublin, Poland
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(3), 1338; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19031338
Received: 12 December 2021 / Revised: 13 January 2022 / Accepted: 21 January 2022 / Published: 25 January 2022
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it is estimated that each year approximately 11 million people suffer from burn wounds, 180,000 of whom die because of such injuries. Regardless of the factors causing burns, these are complicated wounds that are difficult to heal and are associated with high mortality rates. Medical care of a burn patient requires a lot of commitment, experience, and multidirectional management, including surgical activities and widely understood pharmacological approaches. This paper aims to comprehensively review the current literature concerning burn wounds, including classification of burns, complications, medical care, and pharmacological treatment. We also overviewed the dressings (with an emphasis on the newest innovations in this field) that are currently used in medical practice to heal wounds. View Full-Text
Keywords: burn; care; wound healing; microbiology; treatment; wound dressing; burn injury burn; care; wound healing; microbiology; treatment; wound dressing; burn injury
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Markiewicz-Gospodarek, A.; Kozioł, M.; Tobiasz, M.; Baj, J.; Radzikowska-Büchner, E.; Przekora, A. Burn Wound Healing: Clinical Complications, Medical Care, Treatment, and Dressing Types: The Current State of Knowledge for Clinical Practice. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19, 1338. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19031338

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Markiewicz-Gospodarek A, Kozioł M, Tobiasz M, Baj J, Radzikowska-Büchner E, Przekora A. Burn Wound Healing: Clinical Complications, Medical Care, Treatment, and Dressing Types: The Current State of Knowledge for Clinical Practice. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022; 19(3):1338. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19031338

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Markiewicz-Gospodarek, Agnieszka, Małgorzata Kozioł, Maciej Tobiasz, Jacek Baj, Elżbieta Radzikowska-Büchner, and Agata Przekora. 2022. "Burn Wound Healing: Clinical Complications, Medical Care, Treatment, and Dressing Types: The Current State of Knowledge for Clinical Practice" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19, no. 3: 1338. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19031338

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