Accession Number : ADA594862


Title :   Early ICU Standardized Rehabilitation Therapy for the Critically Inijured Burn Patient


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 20 Sep 2012-19 Sep 2013


Corporate Author : WAKE FOREST UNIV WINSTON-SALEM NC SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES


Personal Author(s) : Morris, Peter E


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA594862


Report Date : Oct 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 31


Abstract : This is a multicenter, randomized controlled trial to determine whether early ICU rehabilitation, for Burn Intensive Care Unit (BICU) patients requiring mechanical ventilation will decrease hospital length of stay, 50 subjects will be randomized at each of three sites for a total of 150 subjects. The study has completed all regulatory requirements, completed site protocol developments and has begun to enroll patients. Study start up will be completed within the next month with the site initiation visit for Chapel Hill. The goal enrollment minimums are in average of 2.5 patients enrolled per month, per site. 7.5 patients enrolled per month across the study. This study will increase understanding of the effect of rehabilitation on ICU Burn patients through ultrasound and strength assessments of muscles, performed at study entry (ultrasound), ICU & Hospital discharge and at 3,6, and 12 months (ultrasound & strength assessments) post-enrollment. Functional testing with Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB) and Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) testing will determine if standardized early rehab improves functional performance quality of life and employment status. Accomplishments Year #1: Database build, design web entry case report forms, site training, finalized IRB consent forms and began enrollment 3 subjects to date with out-patient follow up 3, 6, and 13 month sessions planned.


Descriptors :   *BURNS(INJURIES) , DATA BASES , FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS , HEALTH , HOSPITALS , INTENSIVE CARE UNITS , MEDICAL SERVICES , REHABILITATION , THERAPY , ULTRASONICS , VENTILATION


Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE