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Burns clinical trials at UC Davis
2 research studies open to eligible people

  • An Observational Study of Acute Burn Resuscitation (fluid infusion)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a prospective, non-interventional, observational study of consecutive burn patients admitted to 20 selected burn centers in North America. Primarily, data collection will be continuous "real-time" documentation of fluid infusion rates, vital signs and laboratory values of patients receiving fluid resuscitation during the first 48 hours following burn injury. All aspects of the resuscitation and all investigations performed will be according to the participating center's regular protocol, as this is purely an observational and non-interventional study. Further data collection on outcomes (organ function, ventilation duration, length of stay, and survival) will be collected at 72h, 96 h, and at hospital discharge.

    Sacramento, California

  • The RE-ENERGIZE Study: RandomizEd Trial of ENtERal Glutamine to minimIZE Thermal Injury

    “This study plans to learn more about the role of the nutritional supplement glutamine in burn patients.”

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to test the following hypotheses: 1. Enteral glutamine administration decreases in-hospital mortality in adult patients with severe thermal burn injuries. 2. Enteral glutamine administration decreases hospital-acquired blood stream infections from Gram negative organisms and length of stay in ICU and hospital for adult patients with severe thermal burn injuries. 3. Enteral glutamine administration will improve the physical function of surviving burn injured patients and reduce their cost of care. The objectives of this trial are to determine the overall treatment effect and safety of glutamine in burn patients. Specifically, the investigators want to assess the following outcomes in a sample of 1200 patients in 80 sites: 1. In patients with severe, life-threatening burn injury, what is the effect of enteral glutamine on time to discharge alive from hospital 2. In patients with severe, life-threatening burn injury, what is the effect of enteral glutamine on 6 month mortality, hospital-acquired blood stream infections from Gram negative organisms, hospital mortality, duration of stay in ICU and hospital, health-related quality of life, and health care resources?

    Sacramento, California and other locations