Special Issue "Current and Future Challenges in Reconstructive Burn Surgery"

A special issue of European Burn Journal (ISSN 2673-1991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 December 2023) | Viewed by 1443

Special Issue Editors

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead Clinical School, Sydney Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney, Camperdown, NSW 2006, Australia
Interests: burns; trauma; hypospadias; undescended testes
Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Nippon Medical School, 1-1-5 Sendagi Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8603, Japan
Interests: burn reconstruction; scar management; keloid; hypertrophic scars; scar contractures
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Dear Colleagues,

We are honored to present this Special Issue of the European Burn Journal, dedicated to reconstructive surgery. All submissions are peer-reviewed, and accepted papers will be published immediately.

Worldwide, burns remain a common injury with the potential for a significant loss of function and lifelong scarring. One of the major concerns patients, relatives, and friends share following a burn injury relates to the uniquely disfiguring consequences of burn injury and the impact that this will have on their lives. These challenges are especially marked in children and adolescents as they navigate through childhood and puberty.

This Special Issue will focus on new developments and updates of burn-wound reconstructive surgery, from initial debridement, preserving as much viable dermis as possible, burn wound closure, alternatives to autologous tissues, and burn scar remodeling, including laser, micro-needling techniques, and contracture release.

Basic science, clinical research, and contemporary review articles are all welcome.

Prof. Dr. Andrew Holland
Prof. Dr. Rei Ogawa
Guest Editors

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  • burns
  • reconstruction
  • contractures
  • scarring

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Venous Thromboembolism in Severe Burns Patients with Intravascular Warming Catheter: A Retrospective Cohort Study
Eur. Burn J. 2023, 4(1), 80-86; https://doi.org/10.3390/ebj4010008 - 12 Feb 2023
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Background: Use of intravascular warming catheters following major burns has been shown to be effective to maintain normothermia, but their use may be associated with complications. The aim of this study was to determine what proportion of patients with an intravascular warming catheter [...] Read more.
Background: Use of intravascular warming catheters following major burns has been shown to be effective to maintain normothermia, but their use may be associated with complications. The aim of this study was to determine what proportion of patients with an intravascular warming catheter developed a potentially catheter-related venous thromboembolism (VTE) and to identify contributing risk factors. Methods: This was a retrospective cohort study of patients admitted to the Victorian Adult Burns Service January 2013 to July 2018 with major burns (TBSA > 20%) who had an ICYTM intravascular warming catheter. Warming catheter insertion and other details were identified with a manual search of the patients’ medical records by a single author while incidence of VTE was determined by the coding department from a central database. Results: Forty patients had an intravascular warming catheter inserted during the study period. The number of patients in the catheter group that sustained a VTE was eight (20%), of which four (10%) could have been catheter-related due to the anatomical location. In the cases of the four potentially catheter-related VTE, other preventable VTE risk factors including suboptimal prophylactic anticoagulation (n = 2), prolonged catheter duration (n = 1) and prolonged haemoconcentration (n = 2) were identified. Conclusions: We found 20% of major burns patients with an intravascular warming device had significant VTE; however, only half of these may have been related to the catheter. A careful assessment for each patient that balances risks and benefits should be undertaken prior to using intravascular warming devices. Full article
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