MedStar Health Research Symposium Presentations and Awards

MedStar Health Research Symposium Presentations and Awards

https://www.medstarhealth.org/mhri/focusblog/2018/05/04/outstanding-research-2018-medstar-health-research-symposium/

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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