Alcohol, drug intoxication, or both at the time of burn injury as a predictor of complications and mortality in hospitalized patients with burns

Short Title:
Alcohol, drug intoxication, or both at the time of burn injury as a predictor of complications and mortality in hospitalized patients with burns
Model System:
Burn
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J33591.
Journal:
Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
1996, vol. 17, issue 6, pp 532-39
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study of 3047 adults hospitalized for burns, comparing those who were and those who were not intoxicated with either drugs or alcohol at the time of injury. Intoxicated patients differed from non-intoxicated patients in the frequency of several burn causes, were more likely to suffer complications, required more treatment, and had a lower mortality rate. There was no significant difference in age, sex, or burn size between the two groups. The study also compared 429 adolescent patients, but no conclusions were drawn because the data lacked statistical power.
Author(s):
Grobmyer, S. R.; Maniscalco, S. P.; Purdue, G. F.; Hunt, J. L.
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