Year: 2005 Source: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine, v.206, no.4, (August 2005), p.283-290 SIEC No: 20100609

The outcomes of extensively burned patients in a Chinese hospital & a Japanese hospital were compared in order to identify differences in clinical treatment. 34 Japanese burn patients & 95 Chinese burn patients, admitted to hospital from January 1999-December 2003, were studied. 14 of the 34 patients & 1 of the 95 patients were injured because of attempted suicide. The survival rate of all patients was significantly higher in the Chinese hospital due in part to the fact that Chinese doctors tend to perform an immediate tracheostomy & a traditional Chinese operation with alloskin. (21 refs.) JA