+Anonymously helping burn patients and victims....

contact us: asktheburnsurgeon@yahoo.com


Saturday, November 21, 2009

BURNS

+Introduction + In the United States of America 45,000 burn victims are admitted to hospital each year for treatment. The incidence of burn is quite high in other countries as well. Burn patients suffer enormous physical and psychological trauma often due to the lack of information and appropriate timely treatment. The recent advances in burn care, the different modalities of treatment, the availability of large number of skin substitutes, myriads of burn ointments and other aspects of burns have confused many who keep running from physician to physician or visit innumerable sites on the web in the hope of finding an answer. Over the past 25 years I have heard the same questions being repeatedly posed to me on burns and this has initiated me into starting this blogsite: http://asktheburnsurgeon.blogspot.com/
where I will attempt to answer questions related to burns for free, as well as express my opinion and thoughts. Experts in burn care are also welcome to express their comments on any questions posted here and these comments will also be published on this blogsite which will aim to create burn awareness among the community as well as help the burn patients. The blog should be useful for burn patients, their relatives, caretakers, caregivers, nurses, paramedical staff medical students, doctors and all burn care professionals. You can email your comments, doubts or any questions related to burns to: asktheburnsurgeon@yahoo.com . Please be patient as there may be some delay in answering your questions.
Why free? Well a burn patient is not a cosmetic surgery patient who is completely healthy and is looking for ‘something extra’. I feel society has a responsibility to help these patients who suffer enormous pain and mental stress. Imagine causing them more pain with financial stress just to get the right information!


'If this site will end up being helpful to burn patients, their caretakers and burns care professionals, the purpose of this blog will be served'.



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All information contained on this blogsite: http://asktheburnsurgeon.blogspot.com/ is intended for informational, educational purposes and includes personal thoughts and opinions. The information is not intended nor suited to be a replacement or substitute for professional medical treatment or for professional medical advice relative to a specific medical question or condition. Please seek the advice of your physician or medical professional with respect to your medical condition or questions. As a recipient of information from this blogsite, you are not establishing a doctor/patient relationship with any physician. There is no replacement for personal medical treatment and advice from your personal physician. No material from this site should be used without the permission of asktheburnsurgeon.

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