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RMJ. 2020; 45(2): 300-302

Incidence and management of burn patients at tertiary care hospital

Altaf Hussain Ghumro, Abdul Hakeem Jamali, Inayat Ali Zardari, Mashooq Ali Khuwaja, Zulifqar Ali Imtiaz Memon, Imtiaz Ali Soomro.

Objective: To detect the incidence and evaluate the management options of burn patients at our tertiary care hospital.
Methodology: Patients with burns admitted in surgical department of Peoples Medical College Hospital (PMHS) were included in the study. History, clinical examination and treatment were reviewed.
Results: Out of 80 patients, 30(37.5%) were male, 40(50%) female and 10(12.5%) children. Fifty(62.5%) patients suffered superficial burns and 30(37.5%) got deep burns. 76 (95%) patients were treated at PMCH whereas four (5%) were referred to burn unit Civil Hospital, Karachi
Conclusion: The incidence of burn in our study was lower as compared to other studies and the mortality rate was also lowest. Crystalloids were found to be the best fluid along with support of Albumin.

Key words: Crystalloids, Colloids, Albumin, Burns.

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