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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 1989;22(5):756-761.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.1989.22.5.756   
On Anesthesia for Burned Patients(I): Clinical analysis of anesthesia for burned patients during recent 3 years .
Suk Gyoon Chung, Soon Jae Kim, Hyun Soo Kim, Kwang Min Kim, Weon Jin Choi
1Department of Anesthesiology, Hangang Sacred Heart Hospital, School of Medicine, Hallym University, Korea.
2Department of General Surgery, Hangang Sacred Heart Hospital, School of Medicine, Hallym University, Korea.
We analyzed 560 cases of anesthesia for burned patients from January 1986 to December 1983 after establishment of burn center in Hangang Sacred Heart Hospital. The results were as follws; 1) The number of patients was 121 in 1986, 203 in 1987 and 236 in 1988. 2) Among 560 cases, 411 (73.4%) cases were male and the most common age group was under 10-year-old (181 cases, 32.4%). 3) Most frequent surgical procedure was skin graft (453 cases 80.9%) and early escharectomy was increased. 4) Inhalation anesthesia was 496 cases (88.6%) and intravenous anesthesia was decreased (16.5% in 1986 and 0.4%, in 1988). 5) The duration of anesthesia was 2.5+/-1.61 hours in 1986, 2.6+/-1.20 hours and 1.5+/-0.89 hours in 1988. It was shortened respectively. 6) Flame burn was the most common cause of burn (65.9%) and the patient with 30-40% burned surface area were most frequent (22.1%).
Key Words: Burn
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