Institute of Surgical Research. RAND researchers conducted an independent, comprehensive literature review and synthesis of the evidence surrounding blast-related burn injuries. Findings and recommendations presented in the report are intended to raise awareness about the current state of the science in treating burn injuries. According to the report, burns are one of the most difficult types of injury to treat:. The RAND report includes summary recommendations based on results of the literature review and synthesis of the evidence that point to silver nylon dressing as a potential standard of care:.