7: Burns Incl Therm Inj. 1989 Feb;15(1):23-6. 

Analysis of 100 patients with thermal injury treated in a new burn unit

in Amman, Jordan.


Karyoute SM, Badran DH.

Department of Surgery/Plastic, Jordan University Hospital, Amman.


This paper describes the treatment of patients with thermal injury in Jordan University Hospital. Between 1976 and 1980 inclusive 338 patients were treated in general surgical wards. More recently a new specialized burn unit has been built and between April 1985 and July 1986, 100 patients have been treated in this new unit. Compared with the earlier study there has been an increase in the number of patients admitted with more severe burns. Among these 100 patients scalds and fire-burn injury have a nearly equal incidence. Small children are especially vulnerable. The mortality rate, the incidence of disability and the duration of stay in hospital has decreased compared with the previous study.


PMID: 2720452 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]