Factors Associated with In-hospital Mortality in Severe Burn Patients in Songklanagarind Hospital: A Retrospective Study

Authors

  • Atthawit Mongkornwong Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90110, Thailand.
  • Rassamee Sangthong Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90110, Thailand.
  • Thara Tunthanathip Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90110, Thailand.
  • Surasak Sangkhathat Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90110, Thailand.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.31584/jhsmr.2020775

Keywords:

low-to-middle-income countries, major burn patients, mortality, nomogram

Abstract

Objective: This study aimed to analyze the factors associated with mortality in burn patients in order to develop a nomogram for predicting mortality that can be used as a guideline to treat major burn patients.

Material and Methods: This was a retrospective study done in Songhklanagarind Hospital, Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand. The study included major burn patients who were admitted to the burn unit or the intensive care unit between the years 2011 and 2018, and analyzed demographic data and significant factors associated with mortality.

Results: A total of 127 major burn patients were treated during the study years, with a mean age of 33 years with an average total burn surface area (TBSA) of 43.5%. The most common cause of the burns was flame injury, and the most significant factors associated with mortality were TBSA >55.0%, blood creatinine >1.2 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) and face involvement.

Conclusion: The 3 significant burn-related factors of TBSA >55.0%, blood creatinine >1.2 mg/dL and face involvement can be used to predict mortality using the nomogram created in this study.

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2022-03-15

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Mongkornwong A, Sangthong R, Tunthanathip T, Sangkhathat S. Factors Associated with In-hospital Mortality in Severe Burn Patients in Songklanagarind Hospital: A Retrospective Study. J Health Sci Med Res [Internet]. 2022 Mar. 15 [cited 2022 Aug. 9];39(3):191-200. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jhsmr/article/view/255245

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