Transdermal fluid loss in severely burned patients

Thomas Namdar, Peter L. Stollwerck, Felix H. Stang, Frank Siemers, Peter Mailänder & Thomas Lange
Introduction: The skin protects against fluid and electrolyte loss. Burn injury does affect skin integrity and protection against fluid loss is lost. Thus, a systemic dehydration can be provoked by underestimation of fluid loss through burn wounds. Purpose: We wanted to quantify transdermal fluid loss in burn wounds. Method: Retrospective study. 40 patients admitted to a specialized burn unit were analyzed and separated in two groups without (Group A) or with (Group B) hypernatremia. Means...