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Burn Injury Prevention

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Smoking and home oxygen therapy--a preventable public health hazard.
Edelman DA, Maleyko-Jacobs S, White MT, Lucas CE, Ledgerwood AM.
J Burn Care Res. 2008 Jan-Feb;29(1):119-22.

Rationale for inclusion: Retrospective, descriptive study with 14 patients admitted to a single center over a two year period. This study describes the burden of this injury pattern and advocates for a multidisciplinary approach to injury prevention. 

CAVEAT: Single center, retrospective, cohort

Citations  - To review the number of citations for this landmark paper, visit Google Scholar.

Burns sustained in combat explosions in Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF explosion burns).
Kauvar DS, Wolf SE, Wade CE, Cancio LC, Renz EM, Holcomb JB.
Burns. 2006 Nov;32(7):853-7.

Rationale for inclusion: Great descriptive paper describing the epidemiology and quality of burn combat casualties in modern day.

Citations  - To review the number of citations for this landmark paper, visit Google Scholar.

Lightning injuries.
O'Keefe Gatewood M, Zane RD.
Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2004 May;22(2):369-403.

Rationale for inclusion: An excellent comprehensive review article on lightening strike injuries including epidemiology statistics, injury patterns, and treatment algorithms. 

CAVEAT: Review article, no new data

Citations  - To review the number of citations for this landmark paper, visit Google Scholar.

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