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Type: Journal article
Title: Burns sustained whilst priming the carburetor: an Australian perspective
Author: Suyapto, D.
Greenwood, J.
Rudd, M.
Citation: Journal of Burn Care and Research, 2012; 33(5):634-637
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Issue Date: 2012
ISSN: 1559-047X
1559-0488
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Dion Royce Suyapto, John Edward Greenwood, Michael Rudd
Abstract: Priming the carburetor is a method that is still commonly practiced amongst trained, amateur, and backyard mechanics. This article aims to look at the data available between 1996 and 2004 in two burns units in South Australia and Queensland. The authors were interested in the number of patients admitted with burns related to the activity of priming the carburetor, the TBSA percentage of burns, and areas affected. It also gives numbers of intensive care unit admissions and the number who underwent surgery for the management of the burns. The results showed that between the two centers, 48 patients were admitted following burns as a result of priming the carburetor. The activity carried no mortality during the time period of study but caused significant morbidity. Through the media, the authors are embarking on an educational program to reduce the risk of such burn injuries from this dangerous practice.
Keywords: Burns
Rights: © 2012 by the American Burn Association
RMID: 0030049654
DOI: 10.1097/BCR.0b013e31824799b8
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