Indian Journal of Burns

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 51--55

Burn injury associated with comorbidities: Impact on the outcome


Md Sohaib Akhtar1, Imran Ahmad1, Arshad Hafeez Khan1, Fahud M Khurram1, Ansarul Haq1, Rabeya Basari2 
1 Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Md. Md Sohaib Akhtar
Post Graduate Department of Burns, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh
India

Aims and Objectives: To evaluate the impact of comorbidities on the outcome of burn injuries. Materials and Methods: A retrospective analysis of 108 patients, treated between August 2010 and July 2013, was carried out. All patients were admitted, assessed and managed. The medical notes on 72 patients with comorbidity (Study group) were analyzed and matched with 36 other patients, without comorbidities (Control group), according to age, gender, and interval time between injury and admission. Information regarding types of burn injuries, depth of burn, comorbidities, operative procedures and final outcome were noted. Results: Patients were evaluated in terms of their duration of stay in the hospital and mortality. The comorbidities that influence these factors are renal disease, liver disease, cancer, pulmonary disorders, cardiac disease, obesity, peripheral vascular disorders, alcohol abuse, smoking and neurological disorders. Conclusion: It was found that the associated comorbid conditions influence the outcome of patients, injured due to burn, in terms of the duration of their stay in the hospital and mortality.


How to cite this article:
Akhtar MS, Ahmad I, Khan AH, Khurram FM, Haq A, Basari R. Burn injury associated with comorbidities: Impact on the outcome.Indian J Burns 2014;22:51-55


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Akhtar MS, Ahmad I, Khan AH, Khurram FM, Haq A, Basari R. Burn injury associated with comorbidities: Impact on the outcome. Indian J Burns [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 Dec 1 ];22:51-55
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