The LIBRE team created this short video that is designed as a public service announcement (PSA) for burn survivors and the general public. The PSA demonstrates some of the difficulties encountered by burn survivors and provides a simple approach to creating a more positive and accepting environment.
This study was undertaken to compare the electroencephalography (EEG) changes in burn patients having primary symptoms of chronic itching (pruritis) and their paired healthy subjects. There was evidence that chronic pruritus in burn subjects may be associated with brain reorganizational changes at the cortical level characterized by an EEG pattern.
This study's objective was to determine the frequency and severity of fatigue over time and to identify predictors of fatigue in the adult burn population. Fatigue symptoms are common after burns and many burn survivors continue to report symptoms at 2 years post-injury. Burn survivors did not return to pre-injury fatigue levels, highlighting the importance of understanding and monitoring fatigue.
This paper is a surgical perspective editorial article that looks at patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) as powerful tools within the physician-patient connection. They found that patient’s active engagement in medical care through PROMs holds the potential to tailor the care process and overall health to individual biopsychosocial needs. Ultimately, if physicians and health care systems embrace the opportunity that PROMs present, the dual goals of value-based and patient-centered care can be achieved.