Steven Johnson Syndrome - page 2

I was just wondering what everyones experience was with this syndrome. Although I no longer work in burns in the time I was there we had 7 caasses in one year!!!:eek: It seemed to me that we... Read More

  1. by   gwenith
    Two of our seven cases were from NSAID's:eek!

    We had one lass seemed to be a combination of S-J and meningococcaemia - one of thoses cases where you do not know if you have done the right thing - bilateral BKA no fingers scarred and near blind but a teenager so what do you do but try.
  2. by   vaughanmk
    I have one right now from Levaquin. They won't put her on a burn unit or icu. She's on a medical floor
  3. by   clgmezzo
    we tend to see the outlying hospitals keep them too long, either because it takes forever for them to figure out what is going on, or because they think they can handle it, then when they get to us it can be bad! I had heard that there were some levaquin cases. . . .
  4. by   Shawn Hong
    Silverlon can be re-used. Many clinical studies to prove that. Argentum, the manufacturer states that it can be reused on the same patient. Many hospitals including all military hospitals throughout the world are currently doing this. Still clinical studies show that the wounds heal 40% faster due to the conductive value of the dressing. It'll eradicate all bacteria including MRSA within 30 minutes - 1 hour. It also is the only silver product FDA approved for Over-the-Counter use.

    Silverlon Negative Pressure Dressings (when used with any Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Pump system) will decrease dressing changes from 3X per week to 1X per week saving the wound nurse about 2 hours per patient per week plus the cost of 2 additional dressing change kits. Again some of the most prestigious teaching hospitals as well as the military have all moved to 1X per week dressing changes for the Wound VAC. Additional benefite is that it does not allow the VAC foam to stick to the wound which can be excruciating for the patient during dressing changes. All while accelerating wound healing by 40% than Wound VAC alone. Many studies to prove that too.
  5. by   ShannonRN2010
    I had SJS from Cardizem. I spent 10 days in a burn unit in Cincinnati.