2 Smoke inhalation and airway injury

Kinsella, J. and Rae, C. P. (1997) 2 Smoke inhalation and airway injury. Baillière's Clinical Anaesthesiology, 11(3), pp. 385-406. (doi:10.1016/S0950-3501(97)80014-1)

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Abstract

Respiratory tract injury makes a significant contribution to the morbidity and mortality of burned patients. Injury may be thermal damage to the upper airway, leading to potential airway obstruction, or damage to the lower airway from smoke inhalation, leading to increased capillary permeability. The burned patient may also develop sepsis and respiratory infection. The combination of insults also leads to respiratory failure, which is the leading cause of death in burns patients. The use of sophisticated diagnostic and management techniques does not appear to have reduced the associated mortality rate. The improved knowledge of the pathophysiology of smoke inhalation and the use of experimental therapies in animals allows a more rational approach to the management of smoke inhalation.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Rae, Dr Colin and Kinsella, Professor John
Authors: Kinsella, J., and Rae, C. P.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
Journal Name:Baillière's Clinical Anaesthesiology
Publisher:Bailliere Tindall
ISSN:0950-3501

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