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.