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Prophylactic Bronchoscopy After Inhalation Injury in Burn Patients

2014-08-27 03:18:34 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The investigators hypothesize that the scheduled use of bronchoscopy on a regular basis after inhalation injury in burn patients will improve outcome by providing pulmonary hygiene, decrease the incidence of pneumonia, and detect pneumonia earlier than standard treatment without bronchoscopy.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Inhalation Injury

Intervention

bronchoscopy

Location

Hurley Medical Center
Flint
Michigan
United States
48503

Status

Recruiting

Source

Hurley Medical Center

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:18:34-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Pulmonary injury following the breathing in of toxic smoke from burning materials such as plastics, synthetics, building materials, etc. This injury is the most frequent cause of death in burn patients.

Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the bronchi.

An injury in which the damage is located on the opposite side of the primary impact site. A blow to the back of head which results in contrecoup injury to the frontal lobes of the brain is the most common type.

Application of a life support system that circulates the blood through an oxygenating system, which may consist of a pump, a membrane oxygenator, and a heat exchanger. Examples of its use are to assist victims of smoke inhalation injury, respiratory failure, and cardiac failure.

A physical injury caused by exposure of the body to extremely low ambient temperatures that may lead to loss of body parts, or in extreme cases, death. Examples of cold injury are FROSTBITE and CHILBLAINS.

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