Chapter 17. Infections in the Thermally Injured Patient

  1. Mark Loeb BSc, MD, MSc, FRCPC Professor2,3,
  2. Fiona Smaill MB, ChB, FRCPC Department Chair Professor of Pathology2 and
  3. Marek Smieja MD, DIP, MSc, PhD, FRCPC Associate Professor2,4
  1. Edward E. Tredget MD, MSc,
  2. Robert Rennie MD,
  3. Robert E. Burrell MD and
  4. Sarvesh Logsetty MD

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444301601.ch17

Evidence-Based Infectious Diseases, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Infectious Diseases, Second Edition

How to Cite

Tredget, E. E., Rennie, R., Burrell, R. E. and Logsetty, S. (2009) Infections in the Thermally Injured Patient, in Evidence-Based Infectious Diseases, Second Edition (eds M. Loeb, F. Smaill and M. Smieja), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444301601.ch17

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  2. 3

    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  3. 4

    Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Author Information

  1. Department of Surgery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 AUG 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170260

Online ISBN: 9781444301601

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Keywords:

  • infections in thermally injured patient;
  • total area of burn wound (TBSA);
  • bacteriology of burns patients;
  • systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS);
  • multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) and septic shock;
  • evaluation of infected thermally injured patients - challenging clinicians;
  • microbiology cultures;
  • topical antimicrobials;
  • hydrotherapy role in burn wound management;
  • new preventive strategies - vaccines

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Bacteriology of burns patients

  • Diagnosis

  • Prevention of infection

  • Empiric antibiotic treatment

  • The role of hydrotherapy in burn wound management

  • Infection control

  • Prognosis

  • New preventive strategies: vaccines

  • References