davidwThis is directly from Goljan
I) Hypovolemic shock may occur due to loss of plasma from the burn surface (refer to
• Loss of protein from the plasma loss may result in generalized pitting edema.
II) Infection of the wound site and sepsis may occur.
(a) Sepsis due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the most common cause of infection in burn patients.
(b) Other pathogens include methicillin-resistant S. aureus and Candida species.
(3) Curling ulcers may occur in the proximal duodenum (refer to Chapter 18).
(4) Hypermetabolic syndrome may occur if >40% of the body surface is burned.+72019-07-06T23:03:16Z
yexCan someone explain why is it not increased ECF?+12019-08-01T22:07:18Z
charcot_bouchardi picked same. Increased ECF but cant remember why. Can you explain WHY it is increased ECF? what was ur reasoning+22019-08-07T16:24:01Z
isotopesBurns would lead to a decrease in ECF because the protection from fluid loss is absent; it can lead to shock. :)+2019-08-09T00:35:03Z
tinydocMy reasoning behind picking ↑ ECV was that your losing fluid but not electrolytes with the burn ⇒ the ecv would have increased osmolarity, so the fluid from the ICV would be pushed the the ECV. It made sense to me at the time. I guess technically its wrong because the loss of fluids and the gain of fluids would amount to pretty much the same thing. But the insulation and heat loss thing makes sense I guess. +2019-08-11T13:45:39Z
yexIncreased ECF, bc I was thinking about the edema formation.... :-/+12019-08-16T21:11:53Z
atbanguraI picked increased ECF because burns increase the capillary permeability coefficient, but now that I am going over it I realized that increasing the permeability would only transfer plasma volume to the interstitial volume, which are both a part of the ECF so therefore ECF would not change. SMH +22019-10-20T17:42:00Z
frustratedllamaI thought so too but did a little digging and turns out this happens in nephrotic syndrome bc low oncotic pressure directly stimulates apolipoprotein B synthesis. They still don't know why lol. But in burn victims there's actually increased lipid metabolism, so nothing to do with hypercholesterolemia. +2020-02-20T05:00:20Z