Case report of the survival of a 95% total body surface area (TBSA) burn by immediate burn excision and synthetic dermal matrix application to allow time for composite cultured skin production. This report describes the first human patient experience with using composite cultured skin to cover 42% TBSA.
Article describing the evolution of acute burn care.
Summary of the care required in an acutely injured burn patient.
The need for novel treatments is paramount, and future efforts to improve outcomes and quality of life should include optimisation of wound healing to attenuate or prevent hypertrophic scarring, well-designed trials to confirm treatment efficacy and further elucidation of molecular mechanisms to allow the development of new preventive and therapeutic strategies.
The International Society for Burn Injuries website with resources for both the public and healthcare professionals.