Thursday, January 31, 2013

Burn Model Systems Present Research on Itching After a Burn Injury

A new article from the Burn Injury Model Systems titled Pruritus in Adult Burn Survivors: Postburn Prevalence and Risk Factors Associated With Increased Intensity appears in the January/February 2013 issue of the Journal of Burn Care & Research. The article examines the prevalence of itching (pruritus) and related risk factors following a burn injury in survivors up to 10 years after their date of injury. The impact of postburn itching on leisure, work, and sleep are discussed. See the abstract for more information.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Model Systems Researchers Invited To Speak at the American Burn Association Partnership Conference

Dr. Peter Esselman from the Northwest Regional Burn Model System will speak on Quality of Life after a Burn Injury at the upcoming 2013 American Burn Association Partnership Conference on February 12, 2013, in Washington, DC. He will be joined by Dr. Jeffrey Schneider from the Boston-Harvard Burn Injury Model System. Together, Drs. Esselman and Schneider will lead a round table discussion concerning quality-of-life issues for burn survivors. See the conference brochure for more information.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Model Systems Researcher Featured in Article Published in Harvard Medicine

The MSKTC congratulates Dr. Jeffrey Schneider from the Boston-Harvard Burn Injury Model System on being featured in the Harvard Medicine article Surface Tension: New Techniques, Technologies Offer Balm for the Wounds of Those Burned. This article highlights Dr. Schneider’s research using robotic and video-gaming technology in burn rehabilitation. In addition, the article discusses the power of portrait paintings of burn survivors. Access the article here.

Monday, January 7, 2013

MSKTC Is Recruiting Consumers with Burn Injury for Fact Sheet Testing

Northwest Regional Burn Model System and the MSKTC are collaborating on a new fact sheet entitled Itchy Skin After Burn Injury. The MSKTC is recruiting individuals with burn injury and their family members to test the fact sheet. Please click here and e-mail for additional information.