Clinical-epidemiological characteristics and prescribing patterns for burns in three hospitals in Lima, Peru

Authors

  • Guillermo Martin Wiegering Cecchi Hospital Nacional Arzobispo Loayza. Lima, Perú. Médico cirujano, especialista en Cirugía plástica y Reparadora, doctor en Medicina.
  • Enrique Rios Hidalgo Hospital Nacional Daniel Alcides Carrión. Lima, Perú. médico cirujano, especialista en Cirugía plástica y Reparadora.
  • José Víctor Córdova Orillo Complejo Hospitalario San Pablo. Lima, Perú. médico cirujano, especialista en Cirugía plástica y Reparadora.
  • Juan Rafael Ludeña Muñoz Hospital Nacional Arzobispo Loayza. Lima, Perú. médico cirujano, especialista en Cirugía plástica y Reparadora.
  • Cecilia A. Medina Sanofi Aventis del Perú. Lima, Perú. médico cirujano, especialista en Endocrinología

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2019.361.3649

Keywords:

Burns, Burn Units, Treatment, Peru

Abstract

In order to describe the clinical-epidemiological characteristics and medical prescription patterns of patients with first- and second-degree burns who visited three reference hospitals in Lima, a cross-sectional study was carried out to collect data on demographics, medical history, clinical evaluation, and treatment received by 561 participants. The use of antibiotics and moisturizing agents was 64.7% and 4.2% in immediate care centers; and 41.7% and 44.7% in specialized burn-care services. Argenic sulfadiazine was the most commonly used topical antibiotic in immediate care services compared to burned units (80.2% vs. 34.5%). Burn management was more comprehensive in burn services than in immediate care. Also, more than a quarter of the patients who sought emergency care did so within 24 hours of the burn.

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Published

2019-03-13

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Brief Report

How to Cite

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Wiegering Cecchi GM, Rios Hidalgo E, Córdova Orillo JV, Ludeña Muñoz JR, Medina CA. Clinical-epidemiological characteristics and prescribing patterns for burns in three hospitals in Lima, Peru. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2019 Mar. 13 [cited 2024 Apr. 21];36(1):68-73. Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/3649

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