Crozer-Chester Medical Center Burn Research Project
Annual rept. 19 Jun 2009-18 Jun 2010
CROZER CHESTER MEDICAL CENTER UPLAND PA
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The purpose of the research is to conduct burn research that will benefit combat casualties in the current conflict. The Nathan Speare Regional Burn Treatment Center is under contract with the U.S. Army Institute for Surgical Research and the Army Burn Center to carry out two studies according to protocols established by Army researchers. The purpose of Study 1, Automated Fluid Resuscitation of Burn Patients, is to collect data which will be used to create an effective resuscitation algorithm for the development of a closed loop resuscitation system. Approximately 20 patients will be enrolled in the Crozer Burn Treatment Center. Study 2, Evaluation of Aquacel Ag, will compare the performance of Aquacel Ag to the normal standard of care Xeroform. Approximately 20 patients will be enrolled. A third study, A Comparison of Clinical and Microbiological Efficacy of Three Separate Antibiotic Regimens Against Acinetobacter baumannii, has been designed by the Principal Investigator and will be carried out at Crozer only. During the past year, Crozer and the Army finalized the CRADA required to move forward with Study 1 and purchased all clinical equipment. Study 2 is continuing to enroll patients. To date 10 patients have completed the study. Study 3 has had no patients that meet criteria for enrollment to date.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Numerical Mathematics