Introduction
Summations
Infection
Fluid Resuscitation
Metabolism
Smoke Inhalation
Excisional Therapy
INFECTION
Host Defense Mechanisms
Overview of Recent Progress in the Treatment of Burn Wound Infection
The Immune Response to Burn Injury
Infection and Immunity
Disturbances in Plasma and Cell Surface Fibronectin
The Complement System
FLUID RESUSCITATION
Guidelines For Fluid Resuscitation
Fluid Resuscitation for Extensively Burned Patients
Resuscitative Fluid Composition
Hypertonic Saline
The Role of Albumin in Burn Resuscitation
Clinical, Legal, and Moral Perspectives
DISCUSSION OF SECTION ON FLUID RESUSCITION
METABOLISM
Mediators of Metabolism
Glucose Metabolism following Severe Injury
Protein Metabolism and Nutritional Support
Future Areas of Research in the Metabolism of Burned Patients
Caloric Requirements of the Burned Patient
DISCUSSION OF SECTION ON METABOLISM
SMOKE INHALATION
Diagnostic Tools For Use In Smoke Inhalation
Inhalation Injury
The Sequence of Events following Smoke Inhalation
The Role of the Complement System in Smoke Inhalation
The Role of the Complement System in Smoke Inhalation
DISCUSSION OF SECTION ON SMOKE INHALATION
EXCISIONAL THERAPY
Early Excision Of The Burn Wound
Excisional Procedures
Excisional Therapy
Skin Substitutes
The Results of Early Primary Excision
Burn Debridement
Impact Study of the NIGMS 1978 Consensus Development Conference on Supportive Therapy in Burn Care (Preliminary Findings)
DISCUSSION OF THE IMPACT STUDY
NIGMS ACTIVITIES RELATED TO TRAUMA AND BURN RESEARCH
Highlights of the Pharmacological Sciences Program
Research and Research Training Opportunities within the Physiology and Biomedical Engineering Program
An Overview of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences Burn Research Program
The Manpower Needs in Trauma and Burn Care and Research
Concluding Remarks
CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS