open access

Vol 79, No 4 (2011)
REVIEWS
Published online: 2011-06-15
Submitted: 2013-02-22
Get Citation

Respiratory tract burn injuries

Piotr Wróblewski, Grzegorz Knefel, Mariusz Trzaska, Marek Kawecki, Mariusz Nowak, Jerzy Kozielski
Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2011;79(4):298-304.

open access

Vol 79, No 4 (2011)
REVIEWS
Published online: 2011-06-15
Submitted: 2013-02-22

Abstract

Respiratory tract burns are one of the most serious injuries of human organism. They often accompany severe skin burns, increasing morbidity and mortality. Pathologic events happening in the lungs in the course of inhalation injury consist of: edema and necrosis of bronchial mucosa, increase of bronchial blood flow and vascular permeability, recruitment of inflammatory mediators, and obturation of bronchial tract with the casts composed of mucus, tissue debris, neutrophils and fibrin. The above mentioned processes lead to progressive disturbances of pulmonary gas exchange and tissue hypoxia. Introduction of standardized bronchoscopic procedures resulted in the possibility of early diagnosis and treatment of inhalation injuries. There are many treatment options, some of them combined with early and late complications, the optimal treatment protocol is still lacking. Early hyperbaric oxygen therapy is one of the most promising methods of treatment leading to decrease of mortality due to inhalation injury.
Pneumonol. Alergol. Pol. 2011; 79, 4: 298–304

Abstract

Respiratory tract burns are one of the most serious injuries of human organism. They often accompany severe skin burns, increasing morbidity and mortality. Pathologic events happening in the lungs in the course of inhalation injury consist of: edema and necrosis of bronchial mucosa, increase of bronchial blood flow and vascular permeability, recruitment of inflammatory mediators, and obturation of bronchial tract with the casts composed of mucus, tissue debris, neutrophils and fibrin. The above mentioned processes lead to progressive disturbances of pulmonary gas exchange and tissue hypoxia. Introduction of standardized bronchoscopic procedures resulted in the possibility of early diagnosis and treatment of inhalation injuries. There are many treatment options, some of them combined with early and late complications, the optimal treatment protocol is still lacking. Early hyperbaric oxygen therapy is one of the most promising methods of treatment leading to decrease of mortality due to inhalation injury.
Pneumonol. Alergol. Pol. 2011; 79, 4: 298–304
Get Citation

Keywords

respiratory tract burns; bronchoscopy; treatment

About this article
Title

Respiratory tract burn injuries

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 79, No 4 (2011)

Pages

298-304

Published online

2011-06-15

Bibliographic record

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2011;79(4):298-304.

Keywords

respiratory tract burns
bronchoscopy
treatment

Authors

Piotr Wróblewski
Grzegorz Knefel
Mariusz Trzaska
Marek Kawecki
Mariusz Nowak
Jerzy Kozielski

Important: This website uses cookies.tanya dokter More >>

The cookies allow us to identify your computer and find out details about your last visit. They remembering whether you've visited the site before, so that you remain logged in - or to help us work out how many new website visitors we get each month. Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can change the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer.

Czasopismo Pneumonologia i Alergologia Polska dostęne jest również w Ikamed - księgarnia medyczna

Wydawcą serwisu jest "Via Medica sp. z o.o." sp.k., ul. Świętokrzyska 73, 80–180 Gdańsk

tel.:+48 58 320 94 94, faks:+48 58 320 94 60, e-mail: viamedica@viamedica.pl