Dressings in Burn Wound Patients

What we are studying

This study is for patients that have sustained a thermal (heat) burn that requires medical attention. The burn may have been caused by scalding, direct contact with a flame, fire or a hot object and covers less than 50% of your total body surface area (TBSA). In order to treat the burned area of the skin, treatment required is known as a split thickness skin graft. This needs to be covered with a dressing so that the skin can grow and heal. Researchers want to compare two dressing procedures for covering the skin graft to find out if there is a difference in how the new skin grows and heals.

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 - 65

Eligibility Criteria

  • Sustained a thermal (heat) burn that requires medical attention

What is involved

  • First study visit will occur on the day that patient receives the skin grafts
  • Follow-Up visits every three days for 15 days

Compensation

Participants will receive $50 debit cards for up to 3 follow-up visits made after leaving the hospital

Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Courtney Gruver
Email
cgruver@wakehealth.edu
Phone
336-716-4278

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