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Critical burn patient with an unknown neuromuscular disease: conclusion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18603211     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 37-year-old man was severely burned while trying to fill a lighter with fuel while smoking. He sustained full-thickness (third-degree) burns over 60% to 70% of his body, including the oropharynx. A ground-based paramedic was unable to orotracheally intubate the patient after the administration of morphine and diazepam. The flight crew's assessment found an awake, alert man who was unable to speak because of his oral injuries. The Glasgow Coma Scale was estimated to be 10. In addition, the patient was wheelchair-bound from an undefined neuromuscular disease. The patient was successfully intubated by the flight team as in the following description.
William A Knight; Matthew Gunderman; William R Hinckley
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Comment; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Air medical journal     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1067-991X     ISO Abbreviation:  Air Med. J.     Publication Date:    2008 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-07     Completed Date:  2008-09-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9312325     Medline TA:  Air Med J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  160-6     Citation Subset:  H    
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MeSH Terms
Air Ambulances
Burns / complications,  therapy*
Critical Care / methods*
Emergency Medical Services / methods*
Fatal Outcome
Intubation, Intratracheal / methods*
Neuromuscular Diseases / complications*
Spinocerebellar Ataxias / complications
Comment On:
Air Med J. 2008 May-Jun;27(3):114-5   [PMID:  18456170 ]

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