By the end of the 1940s, 50% of children from infancy to adolescence who suffered 49% total body surface area burns
Karel D Capek, M.D., from Shriners Hospitals for Children in Galveston, Texas, and colleagues assessed factors, including age, percent of the total body surface area burned
, presence of inhalation injury, length of stay, and survival status, for all new burn admissions between 1989 and 2017.
Men had average of 27.4% total body surface area burned
as compared to women (with an average of 39.5%); whereas mortality rate was higher in men (18%) than women (16%).The commonest affected part of the body was neck and hands.11 Important risk factors for burns included wearing loose and/or flammable clothing, being younger, low socioeconomic status and the use of kerosene.12
The mean age of patients was 37 years, most patients (34) were male, and the mean total body surface area burned
was 12%, reported Ms.
The conclusion of the study was that a normal response to the intubating dose of atracurium is obtained in burns patients with less than 33% total body surface area burns
and also in any sized burns patients of less than 6 days post injury.