SURGERY: Edited by Nikunj K. ChokshiPediatric burn care: new techniques and outcomesPartain, Kristin P.a; Fabia, Renataa,b; Thakkar, Rajan K.a,bAuthor Information aDepartment of Pediatric Surgery bBurn Program, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, USA Correspondence to Rajan K. Thakkar, MD, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Nationwide Children's Hospital, 700 Children's Drive, Columbus, OH 43205-2664, USA. Tel: +1 614 722 0456; fax: +1 614 722 3903; e-mail: email@example.com Current Opinion in Pediatrics: June 2020 - Volume 32 - Issue 3 - p 405-410 doi: 10.1097/MOP.0000000000000902 Buy Metrics Abstract Purpose of review Thermal injury is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in children. This review highlights the current management of thermal injury and its complications. Recent findings Many recent advances in burn care have improved the outcomes of patients with thermal injury; however, variability does exist, and there are many opportunities for improvement. This review will highlight the complexity of issues encountered along the continuum of care for thermal injury patients. Accurate estimation of total burn surface area (TBSA) of a burn continues to be a challenge in pediatric patients. Variability continues to exist surrounding the management of burn resuscitation and complex wounds. Children with extensive burns have profound immune and metabolic changes that can lead to multiple complications, including infections, growth arrest, and loss of lean body mass. Standardization in measurements related to quality of life and psychological stress following pediatric thermal injury is much needed. Summary The care of pediatric patients with thermal injury is complex and multifaceted. This review highlights the most recent advances in pediatric burn care. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.