Like the previous year, 2010 was another active year for research in burn care. For this year, more than 1200 burn-related articles were published on a diverse array of topics. In this review, we focus on innovative and impactful burn injury–related research. As in the previous review, we group articles according to the following categories: critical care, infection, inhalation injury, epidemiology, psychology, wound characterization and treatment, nutrition and metabolism, pain and itch management, burn reconstruction, and rehabilitation. We have found that burn research continues to be prolific throughout the world and reflects the wide-ranging and complex care requirements of burn survivors.
From the Division of Burn Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of California Davis; and the Department of Burn Surgery, Shriners Hospitals for Children—Northern California, Sacramento.
Address correspondence to Soman Sen, MD, University of California Davis, Shriners Hospitals for Children—Northern California, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, California.