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Burn resuscitation with a low-volume plasma regimen--analysis of mortality.

Authors
  • Aharoni, A1
  • Abramovici, D
  • Weinberger, M
  • Moscona, R
  • Hirshowitz, B
  • 1 Haifa Medical Center (Rothschild), Israel. , (Israel)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Burns
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Aug 01, 1989
Volume
15
Issue
4
Pages
230–232
Identifiers
PMID: 2765143
Source
Medline
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

The results of a mortality analysis from the Burn Center in Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel, over a 5-year period are presented. The management of severe burns during the 'shock' period included a low-volume resuscitation formula consisting mainly of plasma and a small volume of crystalloid solution. The efficacy of burn management was assessed by probit analysis of the mortality data. We derived the percentage of body surface area burned associated with a 50 per cent probability of death (LA50) for four different age groups. The LA50 values obtained were compared to those obtained from other series; they compared favourably, demonstrating that resuscitation with low volumes consisting mainly of colloids may reduce complications associated with fluid overloading and therefore improve the LA50.

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