Recent advances in biomarkers in severe burns

Mireia Ruiz-Castilla*, Oriol Roca, Joan R. Masclans, Joan P. Barret

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Abstract

The pathophysiology of burn injuries is tremendously complex. A thorough understanding is essential for correct treatment of the burned area and also to limit the appearance of organ dysfunction, which, in fact, is a key determinant of morbidity and mortality. In this context, research into biomarkers may play a major role. Biomarkers have traditionally been considered an important area of medical research: the measurement of certain biomarkers has led to a better understanding of pathophysiology, while others have been used either to assess the effectiveness of specific treatments or for prognostic purposes. Research into biomarkers may help to improve the prognosis of patients with severe burn injury. The aim of the present clinical review is to discuss new evidence of the value of biomarkers in this setting.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)117-125
Number of pages9
JournalShock
Volume45
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jan 2016

Keywords

  • Biomarkers
  • Burn injury

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