Study Looking at Lung Damage from Fire

What we are studying

The purpose of this research study is to help find a better way to decide if someone’s lungs have been hurt in a fire. We also want to find a better way to predict how bad the injury is. Inhalation injuries can be very mild or they can be so bad that they cause death. However, it can be very difficult to know right away how badly someone’s lungs have been hurt. Not knowing this can cause delays in starting the best treatment.

Who we are studying

  • Men and Women
  • Races:
    • White
    • African American
    • Asian
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    • Other
  • All Ethnicities
  • Ages 18+

Eligibility Criteria

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Injury due to breathing in smoke

What is involved

  • CT of chest
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Blood sample



Contact Information

Study Coordinator
William Martin
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