Burn injury trials
The centre carries out specific burn injury trials as part of its wider research themes, with each trial focused on particular treatments or elements of burns injuries.
Some of the trials involve observation of patients and how their bodies respond to burn injuries, while others will test the effectiveness of different treatments.
The burn injury trial subjects range from new technology such as thermal cameras and nanotechnology, to the use of the very latest techniques in DNA sequencing.
The aim of this study was to measure neutrophil function longitudinally following burn injury and to examine the relationship between neutrophil dysfunction and sepsis. Sepsis is especially dangerous in patients with extreme burn injuries and…
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Full title: A Multi-centre, Prospective Study to Examine the Relationship between Neutrophil Function and Sepsis in Adults and Children with Severe Thermal Injuries Aim: To validate early biomarkers of sepsis in severe burn injury in adults…
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Full title: A RandomizEd Trial of ENtERal Glutamine to minimIZE Thermal Injury (multicentre pragmatic RTC) Aim: to recruit 2700 patients worldwide to a large multicentre RTC to determine the efficacy and safety of glutamine supplementation for reducing infectious…
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Full title: A Prospective, Longitudinal Study to Investigate the Effect of Thermal Injury on Intestinal Permeability and Systemic Inflammation (HESTIA) Aims: This longitudinal, prospective study aims to establish the magnitude and time course of changes…
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Full title: A pilot randomised controlled trial to examine the efficacy and optimal dose of Acetic Acid to treat colonised burns wounds. Lead Researchers: Prof Naiem Moiemen, Dr Beryl Oppenheim, Dr Fenella Halstead Aim: Examine the efficacy…
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