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Handbook of Burns Volume 1

Acute Burn Care

by (author) Marc G. Jeschke

edited by Lars-Peter Kamolz, Folke Sjöberg & Steven E. Wolf

Springer Nature
Initial publish date
Dec 2011
General, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Dec 2011
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  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2019
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This volume covers the entire spectrum of acute burn treatment. Individual chapters deal with basic aspects of different burn mechanisms as well as the acute care of burn patients. Pre-hospital management, critical care and basic concepts of burn surgery related to the acute phase, as well as the use of skin and skin substitutes in early stages of therapy are addressed in this volume. Chapters on supportive therapies such as optimizing nutrition and fluid homeostasis, infection control and treatment, respiratory support and pain management complete the comprehensive approach to the patient in this early stage of treatment, while chapters on epidemiology, prevention and disaster management enable the reader to evaluate the given information in a broader context.

About the authors

Contributor Notes

Marc J. Jeschke, M.D., PhD, FACS, FRCSC

Director, Ross Tilley Burn Center, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre;

Senior Scientist, Sunnybrook Research Institute;

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Toronto, Canada


Lars P. Kamolz, M.D., M.Sc.

Section of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Landesklinikum Wiener Neustadt, Wiener Neustadt, Austria


Folke Sjöberg, M.D.

Department of Hand and Plastic Surgery and Intensive Care, Linköping University Hospital, Sweden;

President of European Burns Association


Steven E. Wolf, M.D.

Director of the Burn Center at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX, USA