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Research Highlights

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Burn Surgery Research Highlights

Our Burn Center staff members pursue a number of clinical wound healing research projects under the aegis of the New York Firefighters Wound Healing Research Program. In addition, work is underway in the following areas:

  • Basic and clinical aspects of burn injury and epidermal biology, including biological skin substitutes—areas of focus for the New York Firefighters Wound Repair and Skin Regeneration Laboratory
  • Managing burn wound pruritus (itching), hydrotherapy, splinting and aquatic therapy—areas of study for the Burn Rehabilitation Research Team
  • Post traumatic stress disorder in adult burn patients
  • Relationship of infection susceptibility to extent of injury
  • Disaster planning for burn injury

Critical Care and Trauma Research Highlights

Our Critical Care and Trauma surgeons are particularly interested in pursuing research that will improve outcomes of their patients. Recent research efforts have focused on:

  • Pathophysiology of acute respiratory failure
  • Systemic responses in ischemia-reperfusion injury
  • Circulatory derangements in systemic sepsis
  • Epidemiology of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome
  • Computerized outcome prediction
  • Nosocomial infections in critically ill patients
  • Influence of antibiotic therapy on mortality of critical surgical illness caused or complicated by infection
  • Efficacy of therapy of drotecogin alpha for intraabdominal infection complicated by septic shock
  • Acute renal failure in surgical patients

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