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Compounding Pearls -- Would Care: Burn Healing, Part 1

Author(s):  Riepl Mike

Issue:  Jul/Aug 2020 - Volume 24, Number 4
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Abstract:  Burns are among the most painful and chronically debilitating of all injuries.  Burned tissue is extremely vulnerable to pathogenic invasion and subsequent infection, a complication that can greatly increase morbidity, mortality, and disfigurement and can negatively impact the patient’s overall quality of life long term. Because infected burns often present complicated treatment-related challenges, this second article in a 2-part series addresses care for those wounds in particular. Topics examined include factors in burn-infection development and the compounder’s role in treating infected burns and the patients who have incurred them. Formulations proven effective in healing those challenging injuries are also provided.

Related Keywords: Mike Riepl, RPh, wound care, wound healing, burns, burn wound infection, microbial contamination, pathogens, bacterial infection, fungal infection, antimicrobial agents, antibiotics, wound pH, formulations, vancomycin hydrochloride, mupirocin, chronic wounds, topical preparation, tobramycin, fluconazole


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