Recruitment

Recruitment Status
Terminated
Estimated Enrollment
40

Inclusion Criterias

Able to provide informed consent or has authorized representative to give informed consent
Men and women ages 18 to 65 years
Admitted to University Medical Center with greater than 15% total body surface area burns
Able to provide informed consent or has authorized representative to give informed consent
Men and women ages 18 to 65 years
Admitted to University Medical Center with greater than 15% total body surface area burns

Exclusion Criterias

Individuals with injuries that preclude taking caliper measurements
Prisoners or pregnant women
Individuals with injuries that preclude taking caliper measurements
Prisoners or pregnant women

Summary

Conditions
  • Burn Injury
  • Obesity
Design
  • Observational Model: Case-Only
  • Time Perspective: Prospective

Participation Requirements

Age
Between 18 years and 65 years
Gender
Both males and females

Description

Consented patients admitted to University Medical Center with greater than 15% total body surface area burns will participate in this study. A skin-fold caliper measurement will be performed to determine body fat percentage. Serum samples will be obtained and assayed for inflammatory cytokines to es...

Consented patients admitted to University Medical Center with greater than 15% total body surface area burns will participate in this study. A skin-fold caliper measurement will be performed to determine body fat percentage. Serum samples will be obtained and assayed for inflammatory cytokines to establish whether or not a link between obesity in women and pro-inflammatory cytokines exists. If so, obesity may be a factor which contributes to the gender disparity in burn wound survival.

Inclusion Criterias

Able to provide informed consent or has authorized representative to give informed consent
Men and women ages 18 to 65 years
Admitted to University Medical Center with greater than 15% total body surface area burns
Able to provide informed consent or has authorized representative to give informed consent
Men and women ages 18 to 65 years
Admitted to University Medical Center with greater than 15% total body surface area burns

Exclusion Criterias

Individuals with injuries that preclude taking caliper measurements
Prisoners or pregnant women
Individuals with injuries that preclude taking caliper measurements
Prisoners or pregnant women

Locations

Lubbock, Texas, 79430
Lubbock, Texas, 79430

Tracking Information

NCT #
NCT02029768
Collaborators
Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health
Investigators
Not Provided