MedStar Health Research Symposium Presentations and Awards

April 30, 2018

MedStar Health Research Symposium Presentations and Awards

 

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The Burn Team was well represented at the 2018 MedStar Health Research Symposium.  The following team members presented posters during the session:

 

Dr. Abdulnaser Alkhalil:  Compression Modulates Essential Cell Functions in an Animal Model of Hypertrophic Scar

 

Rob Smith:  (1) Pigment-based Differential Regulation of Redox Homeostasis in Hypertrophic Scar and (2) Compression Induced Changes in Calcium Transport Associated with Improved Wound Outcomes 

 

Michael Kebede:  Cholesterol Biosynthesis Modulation is Induced by Compression and Associated with Scar Improvements 

 

Bonnie Carney:  (1) Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment Accelerates Re-epithelialization in a Murine Model of Excisional Wound Healing and (2) Treatment Strategies for Hypopigmentation in the Context of Burn Hypertrophic Scar

 

Melissa McLawhorn:  (1) Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections: Characterizing Wound Microbiology and Associated Outcomes at a Regional Quaternary Referral Center and (2) A National Perspective on ECMO Utilization in Patients with Burn Injury

 

Sarah Burkey:  An Analysis of Patient Body Weight and Clinical Outcomes Reported in the National Burn Repository

 

Kyle Monger:  Assessing the Efficacy of Resuscitative Strategies to Mitigate Vascular Endothelial Dysfunction in Rats Following a Scald Injury

 

Anna Day:  Reduction of In vitro Pseudomonal Biofilm Density Using Hypochlorous Acid

 

Dr. Robert Ball:  (1) Evaluating Endothelial Dysfunction in Burn Patients with Syndecan-1 as a Marker of Glycocalyx Shedding, and (2) Assessing the Safety of Using a Hypochlorous Acid Solution for Intracavitary Irrigation and Lavage

 

Dr. Juan Sebastian Vazquez: (1) Pursuit of Biomarkers for Radiation Exposure Using a Two Model Approach and (2) A Review of Hydroxocobalamin use in Patients with Inhalation Injury at a Regional Burn Center

 

Nick Prindeze: (1) Cyanide Toxicity with Inhalational Burn Injury: Mortality Association and Frequency of Treatment and (2)  Active Dynamic Thermography: Thermograph Reconstruction Techniques and Modeling

 

Dr. Lauren Nosanov:  (1) Graft Loss:  Review of a Single Burn Center’s Experience and Proposal of a Graft Loss Grading Scale and (2) Does Admission GCS Impact Mortality Risk Following Thermal Injury?

 

Dr. Shawn Tejiram:  Identifying Management and Therapeutic Protocols in a Patient Exposed to Radioactive Americium 241

 

Dr. Laura Johnson:  Esophageal Manometry for Individualized Ventilator Management of Critically Ill Burn Patients

 

Dr. Taryn Travis:  (1) The Patient Observer Scar Assessment Scale Inadequately Measures Burn Scar Over Time, and (2) Matrix Metalloproteinases are Differentially Regulated and Responsive to Compression Therapy in a Red Duroc Model of Hypertrophic Scar

 

Kate Wallace:  Evaluating a Modified Equation for Protein Needs in Burn Patients

 

Anna Day was acknowledged as the top-scoring poster overall, and Dr. Vazquez was recognized as the second place finisher in the research fellow category for resident abstract awards.

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