Saturday night burns: an increasing problem?

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/595205
Title:
Saturday night burns: an increasing problem?
Authors:
Bollero, D; Malvasio, V; Gangemi, E N; Giunta, G; Collard, Benjamin; Stella, M
Abstract:
In Italy the economic crisis has caused changes in behavior in daily as well as leisure activities. For instance, night clubs have changed both their scenography and what they can offer. From simply providing a place to dance, they can now offer more complex scenography with spectacular fireworks and lit cocktails. While this can be amazing for all of us it can also be another cause of burn injuries. We conducted a retrospective study of all burns patients admitted to the Accident and Emergency Department at CTO Hospital in Turin from 2009 to 2013, after a night clubbing. A total of five patients were identified with an average age of 20 years old: four were burned by flaming cocktails and one was burned by a firework. Two received outpatient treatment, while orotracheal intubation and admission were needed for three, and two required surgical debridement and resurfacing with split skin graft. All patients had permanent sequelae caused by pathologic scarring and/or dyschromia. Our findings show that the risk of burn injuries is higher at weekends, mainly in summer, if all correct safety procedures are not followed. Meanwhile it is important to highlight that the promotion of inappropriate behavior at night clubs during firework displays and the passing of flaming cocktails should be avoided.
Citation:
Saturday night burns: an increasing problem? 2015, 28 (1):67-70 Ann Burns Fire Disasters
Publisher:
Euro-Mediterranean Council for Burns & Fire Disasters
Journal:
Annals of burns and fire disasters
Issue Date:
31-Mar-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/595205
PubMed ID:
26668565
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmid/26668565/
Note:
This article is available via Open Access. Click on the 'Additional Link' above to access the full-text.
Type:
Journal Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1592-9558
Appears in Collections:
2015 RD&E publications; Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBollero, Den
dc.contributor.authorMalvasio, Ven
dc.contributor.authorGangemi, E Nen
dc.contributor.authorGiunta, Gen
dc.contributor.authorCollard, Benjaminen
dc.contributor.authorStella, Men
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-29T11:45:10Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-29T11:45:10Zen
dc.date.issued2015-03-31en
dc.identifier.citationSaturday night burns: an increasing problem? 2015, 28 (1):67-70 Ann Burns Fire Disastersen
dc.identifier.issn1592-9558en
dc.identifier.pmid26668565en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11287/595205en
dc.description.abstractIn Italy the economic crisis has caused changes in behavior in daily as well as leisure activities. For instance, night clubs have changed both their scenography and what they can offer. From simply providing a place to dance, they can now offer more complex scenography with spectacular fireworks and lit cocktails. While this can be amazing for all of us it can also be another cause of burn injuries. We conducted a retrospective study of all burns patients admitted to the Accident and Emergency Department at CTO Hospital in Turin from 2009 to 2013, after a night clubbing. A total of five patients were identified with an average age of 20 years old: four were burned by flaming cocktails and one was burned by a firework. Two received outpatient treatment, while orotracheal intubation and admission were needed for three, and two required surgical debridement and resurfacing with split skin graft. All patients had permanent sequelae caused by pathologic scarring and/or dyschromia. Our findings show that the risk of burn injuries is higher at weekends, mainly in summer, if all correct safety procedures are not followed. Meanwhile it is important to highlight that the promotion of inappropriate behavior at night clubs during firework displays and the passing of flaming cocktails should be avoided.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEuro-Mediterranean Council for Burns & Fire Disastersen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmid/26668565/en
dc.subjectWessex Classification Subject Headings::Surgery::Plastic surgeryen
dc.titleSaturday night burns: an increasing problem?en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.journalAnnals of burns and fire disastersen
dc.description.noteThis article is available via Open Access. Click on the 'Additional Link' above to access the full-text.en
dc.type.versionPublisheden

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