burn centre

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burn centre

A specialised unit in a hospital dedicated to the treatment, rehabilitation and follow-up care for patients with clinically significant burns.

Statistics, Burn Center Admissions 2000-2009, US
Survival—94.8%; 
Gender—70% male, 30% female;
Ethnicity—63% Caucasian, 17% African-American, 14% Hispanic, 6% Other;
Cause—42% fire/flame, 31% scald, 9% contact, 4% electrical, 3% chemical, 11% other;
Place—66% home, 10% occupational, 8% street/highway, 16% other.
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Infections in a burn intensive care unit: experience of seven years.
aureus) is a prevalent pathogen globally, and one of the most frequent causes of nosocomial infections in high risk units such as the burn intensive care unit (ICU).
Titles and abstracts were searched using search terms such as methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus OR (MRSA) OR Meth resis S aureus AND burn ICU OR burn intensive care unit, to identify the research papers.
aureus infection in burn intensive care unit; 2) a study that examines the resistance pattern of MRSA; 3) the study design is a randomized controlled trial, cohort or cross-sectional study.