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Burn wound excision within 24 hours: A 9-year review

from National Library of Medicine

Severe burns are accompanied by an acute and prolonged hypermetabolic response typified by elevated levels of proinflammatory cytokines and acute phase proteins. When persistent, this inflammatory response can result in multi-organ dysfunction and death. Regarded as the standard of care, early removal of devitalised tissue and eschar mitigates this hypermetabolic response. Ascertaining the optimal time point for early excision, which remains controversial, has several clinical implications. more

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