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Recommended Reading

The editor has carefully selected a group of current, classic, and seminal articles for further study in certain formats of SRGS. The citations below are linked to their abstract on PubMed; free full-text is available where indicated.

Current Issue: Volume 43, No. 8, 2018, Wound Healing & Burn Injuries

Cancio LC. Initial assessment and fluid resuscitation of burn patients. Surg Clin North Am. 2014;94(4):741-754.

    This article is a thorough review of the principles of burn patient resuscitation.

Clark A, Imran J, Madni T, Wolf SE. Nutrition and metabolism in burn patients. Burns Trauma. 2017;5:11. Free Full Text

    Clark and coauthors provide a clear description of metabolic changes in burned patients and approaches to management of these conditions.

Friedstat JS, Hultman CS. Hypertrophic burn scar management: what does the evidence show? A systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Ann Plast Surg. 2014;72(6):S198-201.

    The authors review evidence supporting the various methods for management of hypertrophic burn scarring.

Jeschke MG, Herndon DN. Burns in children: standard and new treatments. Lancet. 2014;383(9923):1168-1178.

    These two authors are thought leaders in children’s burn care. They provide a useful review of topics of interest in this clinical field.

Kearns RD, Holmes JHT, Alson RL, Cairns BA. Disaster planning: the past, present, and future concepts and principles of managing a surge of burn injured patients for those involved in hospital facility planning and preparedness. J Burn Care Res. 2014;35(1):e33-42.

    This report provides useful guidance for planning and implementation of a disaster management plan focused on burned casualties.

Mason SA, Nathens AB, Finnerty CC, et al. Hold the Pendulum: Rates of Acute Kidney Injury are Increased in Patients Who Receive Resuscitation Volumes Less than Predicted by the Parkland Equation. Ann Surg. 2016;264(6):1142-1147. Free Full Text

    This article presents evidence that lower volume resuscitation of burned patients increases risk of acute kidney injury.

McKee D, Thoma A, Bailey K, Fish J. A review of hydrofluoric acid burn management. Plast Surg (Oakv). 2014;22(2):95-98. Free Full Text

    McKee and coauthors provide a useful review of this unusual but important injury.

Sheridan RL, Chang P. Acute burn procedures. Surg Clin North Am. 2014;94(4):755-764.

    This report is a thorough review of acute burn procedures and includes advice for planning and execution of these.

Sinha S, Schreiner AJ, Biernaskie J, Nickerson D, Gabriel VA. Treating pain on skin graft donor sites: Review and clinical recommendations. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017;83(5):954-964.

    Sinha and coauthors provide useful guidance for managing donor site pain.

Tredget EE, Levi B, Donelan MB. Biology and principles of scar management and burn reconstruction. Surg Clin North Am. 2014;94(4):793-815. Free Full Text

    This article reviews the scientific basis of scar management and reconstructive approaches.