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  1. Research article

    The scalp as a donor site for skin grafting in burns: retrospective study on complications

    Split skin grafting (SSG) is the cornerstone in the treatment of deep burns and large skin defects. Frequently used donor sites are the thigh, abdomen and buttocks. The scalp is less common while considered as...

    Dorota Teresa Roodbergen, Adrianus Fredericus Petrus Maria Vloemans, Zjir Mezjda Rashaan, Jacob Cornelis Broertjes and Roelf Simon Breederveld

    Burns & Trauma 2016 4:20

    Published on: 13 July 2016

  2. Research article

    Epidemiological studies of burn patients in a burn center in Ghana: any clues for prevention?

    Burn injuries are a serious problem worldwide, with most occurrences in low- and middle-income countries. Depending on the extent of injury, burn victims are faced with the challenges of fitting into society d...

    P. Agbenorku, K. Aboah, J. Akpaloo, R. Amankwa, B. Farhat, E. Turkson, P. E. Hoyte-Williams, E. E. Klutsey and J. Yorke

    Burns & Trauma 2016 4:21

    Published on: 11 July 2016

  3. Research article

    Short-term effects of vacuum massage on epidermal and dermal thickness and density in burn scars: an experimental study

    Vacuum massage is a non-invasive mechanical massage technique invented to treat burns and scars. To date, no effects of vacuum massage on thickness and density of human scar tissue have been reported. The proc...

    Jill Meirte, Peter Moortgat, Mieke Anthonissen, Koen Maertens, Cynthia Lafaire, Lieve De Cuyper, Guy Hubens and Ulrike Van Daele

    Burns & Trauma 2016 4:27

    Published on: 8 July 2016

  4. Research article

    Epidemiology of burns and scalds in children presenting to the emergency department of a regional burns unit: a 7-year retrospective study

    Variation in the incidence and mechanism of thermal injury has been reported in different age groups in children. The aim of this study was to report the incidence, mechanisms, and environmental factors of all...

    Ceri Elisabeth Battle, Vanessa Evans, Karen James, Katherine Guy, Janet Whitley and Phillip Adrian Evans

    Burns & Trauma 2016 4:19

    Published on: 21 June 2016

  5. Research article

    Demonstration of the test-retest reliability and sensitivity of the Lower Limb Functional Index-10 as a measure of functional recovery post burn injury: a cross-sectional repeated measures study design

    Lower limb burns can significantly delay recovery of function. Measuring lower limb functional outcomes is challenging in the unique burn patient population and necessitates the use of reliable and valid tools...

    Margaret E. Ryland, Tiffany L. Grisbrook, Fiona M. Wood, Michael Phillips and Dale W. Edgar

    Burns & Trauma 2016 4:16

    Published on: 6 June 2016

  6. Review

    Regenerative medicine in China: demands, capacity, and regulation

    Regenerative medicine (RM) is an emerging interdisciplinary field of research. Its clinical application focuses on the repair, replacement, and regeneration of cells, tissues, and organs by approaches includin...

    Biao Cheng, Shuliang Lu and Xiaobing Fu

    Burns & Trauma 2016 4:24

    Published on: 2 June 2016

  7. Research article

    Hyperpigmentation after surgery for a deep dermal burn of the dorsum of the hand: partial-thickness debridement followed by medium split-thickness skin grafting vs full-thickness debridement followed by thick split-thickness skin grafting

    Early excision and skin grafting are commonly used to treat deep dermal burns (DDBs) of the dorsum of the hand. Partial-thickness debridement (PTD) is one of the most commonly used procedures for the excision ...

    Yoshitaka Kubota, Nobuyuki Mitsukawa, Kumiko Chuma, Shinsuke Akita, Yoshitaro Sasahara, Naoaki Rikihisa and Kaneshige Satoh

    Burns & Trauma 2016 4:9

    Published on: 5 May 2016

  8. Research article

    A systematic review of objective burn scar measurements

    Problematic scarring remains a challenging aspect to address in the treatment of burns and can significantly affect the quality of life of the burn survivor. At present, there are few treatments available in t...

    Kwang Chear Lee, Janine Dretzke, Liam Grover, Ann Logan and Naiem Moiemen

    Burns & Trauma 2016 4:14

    Published on: 27 April 2016

  9. Research article

    Burns infection profile of Singapore: prevalence of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii and the role of blood cultures

    With various changes implemented such as perioperative antibiotics for tangential excision, this retrospective study reviews the infection profile of burn patients at Singapore’s only centralized burns unit. W...

    Christopher Tam Song, Jolie Hwee, Colin Song, Bien Keem Tan and Si Jack Chong

    Burns & Trauma 2016 4:13

    Published on: 21 April 2016

  10. Review

    Endothelial progenitor cells and burn injury – exploring the relationship

    Burn wounds result in varying degrees of soft tissue damage that are typically graded clinically. Recently a key participant in neovascularization, the endothelial progenitor cell, has been the subject of inte...

    Derek A. Banyard, Blake O. Adnani, Satenik Melkumyan, Cheryl Ann Araniego and Alan D. Widgerow

    Burns & Trauma 2016 4:4

    Published on: 19 February 2016

  11. Review

    New perspectives of volemic resuscitation in polytrauma patients: a review

    Nowadays, fluid resuscitation of multiple trauma patients is still a challenging therapy. Existing therapies for volume replacement in severe haemorrhagic shock can lead to adverse reactions that may be fatal ...

    Ovidiu Horea Bedreag, Marius Papurica, Alexandru Florin Rogobete, Mirela Sarandan, Carmen Alina Cradigati, Corina Vernic, Corina Maria Dumbuleu, Radu Nartita and Dorel Sandesc

    Burns & Trauma 2016 4:5

    Published on: 16 February 2016

  12. Review

    The molecular basis of hypertrophic scars

    Hypertrophic scars (HTS) are caused by dermal injuries such as trauma and burns to the deep dermis, which are red, raised, itchy and painful. They can cause cosmetic disfigurement or contractures if craniofaci...

    Zhensen Zhu, Jie Ding and Edward E. Tredget

    Burns & Trauma 2016 4:2

    Published on: 21 January 2016

  13. Research article

    A comparison of burn related injuries following the natural disaster Super Storm Hurricane Sandy to the National Burn Repository of the American Burn Association

    Burn related injuries from natural disasters are not well described and natural disasters are not identified as an etiology of burn injury in the National Burn Repository (NBR) of the American Burn Association...

    Michael Kalina, Grigoriy Malyutin and Michael L. Cooper

    Burns & Trauma 2016 4:1

    Published on: 13 January 2016

  14. Research article

    Foot burns and diabetes: a retrospective study

    Diabetes in conjunction with a foot burn can compound the challenges in wound healing; however, the impact of diabetes on outcomes of patients with foot burns has not been examined.

    E. Lawrence and F. Li

    Burns & Trauma 2015 3:24

    Published on: 30 December 2015

  15. Research article

    Influence of phytochemicals in piper betle linn leaf extract on wound healing

    Wound healing has being extensively investigated over the world. Healing impairment is caused by many reasons including increasing of free-radicals-mediated damage, delaying in granulation tissue formation, re...

    Le Thi Lien, Nguyen Thi Tho, Do Minh Ha, Pham Luong Hang, Phan Tuan Nghia and Nguyen Dinh Thang

    Burns & Trauma 2015 3:23

    Published on: 1 December 2015

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