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International Journal of Inflammation
Volume 2013, Article ID 715645, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/715645
Review Article

Curbing Inflammation in Burn Patients

Department of Surgery and Anatomy, Division of Plastic Surgery, School of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto-SP, University of São Paulo, Avenida Bandeirantes 3900, 9.°andar, 14048-900 Ribeirão Preto SP, Brazil

Received 24 February 2013; Revised 24 April 2013; Accepted 26 April 2013

Academic Editor: David A. Hart

Copyright © 2013 Jayme A. Farina Jr. et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Patients who suffer from severe burns develop metabolic imbalances and systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) which can result in multiple organ failure and death. Research aimed at reducing the inflammatory process has yielded new insight into burn injury therapies. In this review, we discuss strategies used to curb inflammation in burn injuries and note that further studies with high quality evidence are necessary.