Monday, May 20, 2013
Boston Harvard Burn Injury Model System experts treated patients after the bombings at the Boston Marathon. At least 10 Boston area hospitals treated more than 170 patients following the bombings at the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2013. At Massachusetts General Hospital, a 34-year-old man is the last bombing victim remaining and among a few of the most seriously injured in the attack not yet released from other hospitals or transferred to rehabilitation facilities. There were several Boston Marathon bombing victims that were treated at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, another BH-BIMS institution, right as the hospital prepared to relocate to a brand-new facility within days of the bombing. Spaulding continues to work with several patients, taking a team approach to rapidly restore function to each person based on their needs and to provide them with a sense of independence early on, addressing both their physical and psychological concerns.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The MSKTC congratulates the University of Washington on being awarded the Burn Model Systems National Data and Statistical Center. The new BMS database staff includes Dagmar Amtmann, PhD: Principal Investigator, Kurt Johnson, PhD: Co-Principal Investigator, Mark Harniss, PhD: Co-Investigator, Peter Esselman, PhD: Co-Investigator, Jeff Witzel, BS: Senior Computer Specialist, Kara McMullen, MPH: Project Manager, Rebecca Matter, MS: Evaluation Specialist. For any comments and questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, April 19, 2013
The MSKTC will be releasing a narrated slideshow on Social Interaction After Burn Injury. Many burn injury survivors who have had a change in their physical appearance feel anxious about how people will react to them. This slideshow will inform you on strategies for improving social interactions.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
A host of burn model systems researchers will be participating in the in Palm Springs, California from April 23-26, 2013. Mary Elizabeth Murphy of the Pediatric Burn Injury Rehabilitation Model System will be acknowledged as this year’s ABA student scholarship recipient. Additionally, numerous model systems researchers will present papers and deliver lectures to advance the field of burn injury. Information about these presentations can be found in the conference website. A list of model systems researchers that will be participating in the conference can be found below:
Participating Burn Injury Model Systems
Boston-Harvard Burn Injury Model System
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, MA
· Colleen Ryan, MD, will moderate the following sessions: Plenary Session: The Organization and Delivery of Burn Care Committee - What's in a name? and Poster Session: Burn Prevention.
· Colleen Ryan, MD, Jeffrey Schneider, MD, and Dr. Ross Zafonte, DO, will present the poster titled Burn Readmissions Have Worse Outcomes than Patients with a Single Inpatient Rehabilitation Admission and Validation of the FIM in Burn Patients at Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities.
· Colleen Ryan, MD, Jeffrey Schneider, MD, and Felipe Fregni, MD, PhD, MPH, will present the poster titled Chronic Pain Following Physical and Emotional Trauma: The Station Nightclub Fire.
· Colleen Ryan, MD, will present the poster titled Five Year Experience with Burns from Glass Fireplace Doors in the Pediatric Population.
· Jeffrey Schneider, MD and Felipe Fregni, MD, PhD, MPH, will present the poster titled Chronic Pain Following Physical and Emotional Trauma: The Station Nightclub Fire.
· Jeffrey Schneider, MD, will present the poster titled Rehabilitation Workshop: Turning practice into research – making the research process friendly for every burn clinician.
· Ronald G. Tompkins, MD, will present the poster titled Role of Protein Farnesylation in Burn-Induced Metabolic Derangements and Insulin Resistance in Mouse Skeletal Muscle and Simvastatin Reduces Burn Induced Splenic Lymphocyte Apoptosis via Suppressing TNF-α Expression in Mice.
· Ronald G. Tompkins, MD, will present the poster title Mouse Transcriptone Array (MJAY) Study of the Genomic Effects of SS31 in Muscle after Burn Injury, Post Translational Modification (PTM) of Nuclear Binding Protein FOXO3 in Relation to Insulin Resistance and Muscle Wasting after Burn Injury and Relative Contribution of Hepatic Glucose Production and Peripheral Glucose Uptake to Postburn Hyperglycemia in Rats.
Pediatric Burn Injury Rehabilitation Model System
Shriners Burns Hospital, Galveston, TX
· Mary Elizabeth Murphy will present on Long Term Quality of Life of Pediatric Burn Survivors Using the WHODAS II and Long Term Quality of Life of Burn Survivors Using Burn Specific Health Scale Brief.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The Boston-Harvard Burn Injury Model System has launched their website. It offers a wide variety of resources about care, support, and research to meet the needs of burn survivors and clinicians. In April, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital will move to its new state-of-the-art, LEED certified, rehabilitative care and research space in Charlestown, MA. Learn more about the new Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The MSKTC focuses on developing tools and consumer products in order to assist and enhance knowledge about traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuty and burn injury. Please visit the website to get more information on burn injury!
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Drs. Jeffrey Schneider, Robert Sheridan, Shawn Fagan and Frederick Stoddard of the Boston-Harvard Burn Injury Model System (BH-BIMS) co-authored a case report published in the New England Journal of Medicine titled Case 36-2012 — Recovery of a 16-Year-Old Girl from Trauma and Burns after a Car Accident. This article highlights the collaboration among clinicians of various disciplines to address the multidisciplinary needs of a patient who survived massive multisystem injuries including a 70% total body surface area burn, inhalation injury and amputations. With community reintegration as the ultimate goal, Dr. Jeffrey Schneider, Program Director of BH-BIMS, discusses the multistage rehabilitation process needed to recover from such a complex injury. View the case report here.