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2024 Mar 22

Crit Care




The long-term intercorrelation between post-burn pain, anxiety, and depression: a post hoc analysis of the “RE-ENERGIZE” double-blind, randomized, multicenter placebo-controlled trial.


Panayi AC, Heyland DK, Stoppe C, Jeschke MG, Didzun O, Matar D, Tapking C, Palackic A, Bliesener B, Harhaus L, Knoedler S, Haug V, Bigdeli AK, Kneser U, Orgill DP, Hundeshagen G


Despite the growing prevalence of burn survivors, a gap persists in our understanding of the correlation between acute burn trauma and the long-term impact on psychosocial health. This study set out to investigate the prevalence of long-term pain and symptoms of anxiety and depression in survivors of extensive burns, comparing this to the general population, and identify injury and demographic-related factors predisposing individuals to psychosocial compromise.