Recent Publications

Our Division members’ research is frequently accepted for inclusion in the most prestigious peer-reviewed scientific journals. Below you will find the most recent publications. Abstracts are updated daily.

Severe burn-induced inflammation and subsequent hypermetabolic response can lead to profound infection and sepsis, resulting in multiple organ failure and high mortality risk in patients. This represents an extremely challenging issue for clinicians as sepsis is the leading cause of mortality in burn patients. Since hyperinflammation and immune dysfunction are a result of an immune imbalance, restoring these conditions seem to have promising benefits for burn patients. A key network that...
Burn injuries affect approximately 11 million people annually, with fatalities amounting up to 180,000. Burn injuries constitute a global health issue associated with high morbidity and mortality. Recent years have seen advancements in regenerative medicine for burn wound healing encompassing stem cells and stem cell-derived products such as exosomes and conditioned media with promising results compared to current treatment approaches. Sources of stem cells used for treatment vary ranging from...
BACKGROUNDThe incidence of burn injuries in older patients is dramatically increasing as the population of older people grows. Despite the increased demand for elderly burn care, the mechanisms that mediate increased morbidity and mortality in older trauma patients are unknown. We recently showed that a burn injury invokes white adipose tissue browning that leads to a substantially increased hypermetabolic response associated with poor outcomes. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine...
CONCLUSION: Albumin use is associated with older age, larger and deeper burns, and more severe organ dysfunction at presentation. Albumin supplementation is started when initial crystalloid rates are above expected targets and improves the I/O ratio. The fluid received in the first 24 hours was at or above the Parkland Formula estimate.
CONCLUSIONS: Alone, either MSC or FK506 treatment improved neurite outgrowth, and combined they further enhanced neurite extension in both autografts and allografts.
CONCLUSIONS: The results suggest that a low-protein diet may have a greater potential to accelerate wound healing than the current clinically used high-protein diets.
Diabetes mellitus is an increasingly prevalent chronic disease that leads to long-term health consequences. Some long-term clinical sequelae of diabetes include coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, peripheral neuropathy, and impaired wound healing. These can increase hospital stay and complications such as wound infections and amputations among patients with lower extremity burns. A retrospective analysis was performed of all isolated lower extremity burns from a single tertiary...