Rehabilitation Therapy for the Critically Injured Burn Patient

What we are studying

The purpose of this research study is to see if using early standardized rehabilitation therapy (a form of exercise) may help prevent or reduce the development of severe weakness in the arms and legs after being in the Burn ICU (intensive care unit). This weakness may be associated with the length of time a person requires the use of the breathing machine or how long they stay in the ICU or the hospital.

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

  • Mechanically ventilated via an endotracheal tube or mask
  • Lung Injury
  • Ability to walk without assistance prior to acute ICU illness (use of a cane or walkers not exclusions

What is involved

  • Study involvement lasts about 3 years
  • Follow-Up visits will occur at 3; 6 and 12 months
  • Follow-Up phone calls will occur at years 2 and 3



Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Ashlee Case

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