Abstracts Archive - Southern Medical Association

Welcome to SMA's abstract library. This library includes video presentations of abstracts presented by Medical Students, Residents, Fellows and Physician Members as part of the Southern Medical Association's Physicians-in-Training program, Annual Scientific Assembly and the Southern Regional Burn Conference. To learn more about SMA's Physicians-In-training opportunities, or to submit an abstract, visit SMA's Physician-in-Training page.

Abstract | December 20, 2021

Development of an Integrative Model to Improve Access to Rehabilitative Services for Patients Following Burn Injury in the Outpatient Burn Clinic Setting: A Multidisciplinary Effort

Specialized rehabilitative therapy is essential in assisting patients to achieve maximal range of motion, strength, and the ability to complete functional mobility tasks such as transfers, gait, and the ability to complete ADLs (activities of daily living) following burn injury.

Posted in: Burn Medicine101

Abstract | December 20, 2021

Early Experience Using Bromelain-Based Enzymatic Agent in the Management of Deep Partial and Full Thickness Burns

Early surgical excision of burn eschar with autografting is the stalwart treatment for managing deep partial and full thickness burns. This has been in practice since the 1960s with clear benefits in reducing systemic inflammatory response and expediting reconstruction.

Posted in: Burn Medicine101

Abstract | December 20, 2021

Early Expression of IL-10, IL-12, ARG1 and NOS2 Genes in Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells Synergistically Correlate with Patient Lung Dysfunction, Infection, and Mortality after Burn Injury

A non-invasive evaluation of a burn patient’s underlying immune dysfunction that can predict clinical outcomes would transform burn care.

Posted in: Burn Medicine101

Abstract | December 20, 2021

Early Post-Operative Mobilization After Treatment of Burn Wounds With Autologous Skin Cell Suspension

Early mobilization has become an increasingly popular topic in burn care over the last decade. The many benefits of early mobilization in critically ill patients are welldocumented in the literature and include decreased ventilator days, decreased hospital and ICU length of stay, and improved functional outcomes. However, the term early mobilization is often undefined and varies widely based on practitioner preference.

Posted in: Burn Medicine101

Abstract | December 20, 2021

Early Versus Delayed Skin Excision for Burns: A Comparison of Outcomes

In lieu of outdated and limited patient studies on skin excisions for severe burns, a more comprehensive analysis is needed on the effects of early skin excision following burn injury. This retrospective study investigates differences in health outcomes for people who received early or delayed skin excision treatment after burn injuries.

Posted in: Burn Medicine101

Abstract | December 20, 2021

Estradiol Induces Immune Dysfunction and Reduced Wound Healing Rates After Tissue Injury

The American Burn Association estimates over one million people with burn injuries in the US need medical care, with around 4,500 cases ending in mortality each year. Mortality is due to bacterial infection as a consequence of severe cytokine dysregulation and impaired wound healing. Previous research has shown females have worse outcomes than males following burn injury, but the reasoning is unknown.

Posted in: Burn Medicine101

Abstract | December 20, 2021

From the Ground Up: Implementation of an Education Program in a New Comprehensive Burn Center

A large academic hospital with a pediatric burn program recently expanded its services to take adults and create a comprehensive burn center. Prior to the opening of the comprehensive center, proactive training and education for all the nursing staff was designed and implemented, in amalgamation with an existing pediatric education program.

Posted in: Burn Medicine101

Abstract | December 20, 2021

Fish Skin Compared to Cadaver Skin as a Temporary Covering for Full Thickness Burns: An Early Feasibility Trial – 12 Month Follow-Up Completion

Full-thickness thermal burns may require staged procedures with temporary covering to ensure the wound bed is optimized for autografting. Fish skin grafts* can serve as a potential dermal substitute for thermal injury. These are made from freeze dried, sterilized, decellularized skin of North Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua).

Posted in: Burn Medicine101

Abstract | December 20, 2021

Histologic Changes of Skin Biopsies After Autologous Skin Cell Suspension

Over 10,000 cases of autologous skin cell suspension have been performed around the world for the treatment of burn and soft tissue injuries.

Posted in: Burn Medicine101

Abstract | December 20, 2021

How Implementation of Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) Technology Served as a Quality Improvement Initiative to Enhance the Nurse’s Role in Fluid Resuscitation of Critically Ill Burn Patients

The migration of paper medical records to electronic health record (EHR) has been in process for a few years now and most facilities have achieved this successfully. EHR has streamlined care and documentation. Further developments such as Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) has been noted as one of the most promising functionalities of Health Information Technology, as it allows providers to enter orders, medications, diagnostic tests, and procedures, with the intent of improving the clarity and specificity of physician orders, facilitating the rapid communication of orders to pharmacies, and providing significantly enhanced decision support capabilities compared to traditional handwritten orders.

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