Burns

Basil A. Pruitt, Richard L. Gamelli

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Abstract

A 50-year-old woman is involved in a house fire and sustains third-degree partial- and full-thickness burns to the torso and upper extremities. After 24 hours of fluid resuscitation, the amount of fluid substantially exceeds what was calculated using the Parkland formula. The patient had no associated blunt trauma. Which of the following is the most likely reason for the increased fluid requirement? (A) Occult blunt trauma injury (B) Inhalation injury (C) Miscalculation of the amount of fluid required (D) Miscalculation of cutaneous burns(D) Miscalculation of cutaneous burns (E) The amount of fluid resuscitation is not needed

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAcute Care Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Practice
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages125-160
Number of pages36
ISBN (Print)0387344705, 9780387344706
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

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Pruitt, B. A., & Gamelli, R. L. (2007). Burns. In Acute Care Surgery: Principles and Practice (pp. 125-160). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-69012-4_9