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Boston researchers win top prizes at 2019 American Burn Association Annual Meeting

Team presented 25 projects at elite conference, highlighting latest research in burn injuries and treatment

Boston researchers win top prizes at 2019 American Burn Association Annual Meeting

Three posters presented by Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston researchers at this month’s annual meeting of the American Burn Association (ABA) earned Best in Category prizes. Nearly 30 staff members of the Boston Shriners Hospital team attended the conference in Las Vegas. In addition to facilitating educational sessions and moderating discussions, Boston’s panel of medical staff and clinical researchers delivered a total of 25 abstracts, including 15 posters and 10 oral presentations.

The following posters earned Best in Category prizes:

  • Feasibility and Implementation of the YP Face IT Online Program for Youth Recovering from Burn Injuries
    Authors: A. Riobueno-Naylor, BA; H. Williamson, D.HealthPsy; A. Kogosov; S. Wang, BS; A. Drexler; K. Canenguez, Ph.D., M. Lydon, RN; R.L. Sheridan, M.D., FACS; J.M. Murphy, Ed.D. Poster: presenter Alexa Riobueno-Naylor

  • Inflammatory and infectious complications of laser therapy in treatment of hypertrophic burn scars: correlations in literature review and case reports
    Authors: Nemanja Baletic, M.D.; Robert J. Dabek, M.D.; Johanna N. Riesel, M.D.; Christopher Hughes, M.D.; Matthias J. Donelan, M.D.; Branko Bojovic, M.D. Poster: presenter Nemanja Baletic

  • Novel anti-infectives against intestinal barrier derangement following burn-site infection
    Authors: M. Almpani, M.D.; F. Adiliaghdam, M.D., MPH; R. A. Hodin, M.D.; L. G. Rahme, Ph.D. Poster: presenter Marianna Almpani, M.D.

The ABA reviews and qualifies each presentation through a rigorous application process. The projects span all the disciplines that contribute to the acute burn care program at the Boston Shriners Hospital, including bench research, nutrition, referrals, outcomes and psychosocial variables.

Additional projects presented at the 2019 ABA meeting by Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston’s staff are as follows:

Patient care services/clinical research:

  • Nutrition Support through Sedative Procedures: A Retrospective Comparison of Feeding Methods in Pediatric Burn Patients
    Authors: Lindsay Boland, MS; Adi Goldberg, MS; Jennifer Hall, MS, RD, LDN; Kathy Prelack, Ph.D., RDPoster: presenter Jennifer Hall

  • Variations in Practice Among Registered Dietitians at Pediatric Verified Burn Centers
    Authors: Jennifer Hall, MS, RD, LDN; Christina Sunderman, MS, RD, LDN; Kathy Prelack, Ph.D., RD. Poster: presenter Jennifer Hall

  • Impact of Firefighter Participation in Burn Survivor Community Reintegration: A Qualitative Analysis
    Authors: L. Turgeon, PT, D.P.T.; R. Parmenter, MS; G. Grant, BA; S. Turley, P. Connolly. Poster: presenters Lori Turgeon and Rebecca Parmenter

  • The Efficacy of Community Reintegration Programming in the Physical and Psychosocial Recovery of Pediatric Burn Survivors
    Authors: L. Turgeon, D.P.T.; C. Bradbury, MS; V. Weed, MS. Oral talk: presenter Lori Turgeon

Clinical research:

  • No Association of Oxandrolone Administration and the Development or Severity of Heterotopic Ossification Following Burn Injury
    Authors: C.R. Thorpe, BAc; S.U. Ozgurel, Ph.D.; L.C. Simko, BS; R. Goldstein, Ph.D.; G.G. Grant, BA; C. Pagani, BA; C. Hwang, M.D.; K. Vasquez, MS; M. Sorkin, M.D.; A. Vaishampayan, BA; J. Goverman, M.D.; R.L. Sheridan, M.D.; J. Friedstat, M.D.; J.T. Schulz, M.D.; J.C. Schneider, M.D.; B. Levi, M.D.; C.M. Ryan, M.D. Poster: presenter Gabrielle Grant

  • Long-term outcomes for survivors of childhood burns; A comparison of Honduran and US samples
    Authors: A. Kogosov1; A. Riobueno-Naylor, BA1,2; H. Haile, BS2; S. Romo, BA1; L.E. Kazis, Sc.D.3; M. Lydon, RN1; F. Stoddard, M.D.1,2,4; R.L. Sheridan, M.D., FACS1,4,5; J.M. Murphy, Ed.D.1,2,4 Poster: presenter Alexa Riobueno-Naylor

  • Examining the Cross-Cultural Validity of the Spanish Young Adult Burn Outcomes Questionnaire
    Authors: K.J. Brady, MPH; P. Ni, M.D.; G.G. Grant, BA; C.R. Thorpe; A.F. Lee, Ph.D., MPH; A. Kogosov; J.C. Schneider, M.D.; L.E. Kazis, Sc.D.; CM Ryan, M.D.; Poster: presenter Gabrielle Grant

  • CAGE Substance use Scores and Trajectories Over Time Following Burn Injury: A Burn Model System National Database Study
    Authors: G.G. Grant, BA; A.E. Wolfe, MPH; C.R. Thorpe BSc; N.S. Gibran, M.D.; G.J. Carrougher, MN, RN; S.A. Wiechman, Ph.D.; R.L. Sheridan, M.D.; F.J. Stoddard, M.D.; L.E. Kazis, Sc.D.; J.C. Schneider, M.D.; C.M. Ryan, M.D. Oral talk: presenter Gabrielle Grant

  • Measuring the Impact of Burns on the Health Outcomes of Young Children: A Conceptual Framework for Development of the Preschool Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation (Preschool LIBRE) CAT
    Authors: K.J. Brady, MPH; G.G. Grant, BA; J.C. Schneider, M.D.; R.C. Sheldrick, Ph.D.; K.S. Romanowski, M.D.; L.E. Painting, BS; P.H. Chang, M.D.; L.A. Fowler, RN, BSN; J.K. Nelson, RN; R.L. Sheridan, M.D.; F.J. Stoddard, M.D.; L.E. Kazis, Sc.D.; C.M. Ryan, M.D. Oral talk: presenter Keri Brady

  • Using Specific Patterns of Postoperative Temperature Elevations to Predict Blood Infection in Pediatric Burn Patients
    Authors: Jonah Poster, BA; Chris Chu, BS; Joan M. Weber, RN, MSN, CIC; Martha Lydon, RN, BS; Maggie Dylewski, Ph.D., RD, LD; Korkut Uygun, Ph.D.; Robert L. Sheridan, M.D., FACS. Oral talk: presenter Jonah Poster

  • A 54-Year Retrospective Review of Deaths at a Pediatric Burn Unit
    Authors: Jonah Poster, BA; Chris Chu, BS; Joan M. Weber, RN, MSN, CIC; Martha Lydon, RN, BS; Maggie Dylewski, Ph.D., RD, LD; Robert L. Sheridan, M.D., FACS. Poster: presenter Jonah Poster

  • Bringing Burn Referral Criteria into the 21st Century: A Structured Expert Consensus Project to Update and Refine Recommendations for Transfer and Consultation
    Authors: A. P. Bettencourt, MSN, RN, CCRN; J. Carter, M.D.; R. Cartotto, M.D., FRCSC; C. Craig, PA-C; R. Fabia, M.D., Ph.D.; W. Hickerson, M.D., FACS; V. Joe, M.D.; K. Romanowski, M.D., FACS; Y. M. Liu, M.D., MPH; C.M. Ryan, M.D.; J. T. Schulz III, M.D., Ph.D. Oral talk: presenter Amanda Bettencourt

  • Association of head and neck burns with long-term patient-reported dissatisfaction with appearance: A Burn Model System National Database Study
    Authors: Sinha, I., Nabi, M., Simko, L.C., Wiechman, S., Giatsidis, G., Bharadia, D., McMullen, K., Gibran, N.S., Kowalske, K., Kazis, L.E., Ryan, C.M., Schneider, J.C. Oral talk: presenter Audrey Wolfe

  • Evaluation of Patient Reported Outcomes Before and After Burn Reconstruction
    Authors: Friedstat, J., Stockly, O., Chang, K., Levin, J., Sangee, N., Sheridan, R.L., Schulz, J.T., Kazis, L.E., Ryan, C.M., Goverman, J., Schneider, J.C. Poster: presenter Olivia Stockly

  • Effects of transcranial direct current stimulation on pain and itch after burn injury
    Authors: Thibaut, A., Ohrtman, E.A., Morales-Quezada, L., Simko, L.C., Ryan, C.M., Zafonte, R., Schneider, J.C., Fregni, F. Poster: presenter Olivia Stockly

  • Developing LIBRE Profile Levels: Providing Clinical Meaning for Scores
    Authors: Kelter, B.M., Ryan, C.M., Schneider, J.C., Slavin, M.D., Amaya, F., Saret, C., Ohrtman, E., Wolfe, A., Ni P., Kazis, L.E. Poster: presenter Brian Kelter

  • Post-Acute Care Setting is Associated with Employment After Severe Burn Injury
    Authors: Espinoza, L.F., Simko, L.C., Goldstein, R., McMullen, K.A., Slocum, C., Silver, J.K., Gibran, N.S., Kowalske, K., Zafonte, R., Ryan, C.M., Schneider, J.C. Oral talk: presenter Jeff Schneider

  • Outcomes of eight years of international outreach to improve burn care through prevention, education, and clinical intervention: a model for interventions in a resource-constrained environment
    Authors: Fuzaylov, G., Dabek, R.J., Bojovic, B., Driscol, D., Dylewski, M., Khalak, S., Savchyn, V., Decik, M. Poster: presenter Robert Dabek

Bench research:

  • Bioactive Nanoparticles for Improved Wound Healing
    Authors: Beyza Bulutoglu, Julie Devalliere, Sarah Deng, Basak Uygun, Martin Yarmush. Poster: presenter Beyza Bulutoglu

  • First vascularized composite allotransplantations in rats after 6 hours of ex vivo subnormothermic machine perfusion using an hemoglobin oxygen carrier: a proof of concept study
    Authors: Laura C. Burlage, M.D.1,2; Alexandre G. Lellouch, M.D.3,4; Mark A. Randolph, MSc4; Laurent Lantieri, M.D., Ph.D.3; Robert J. Porte, M.D., Ph.D.2; Shannon N. Tessier, Ph.D.1; Korkut Uygun, Ph.D.1; Curtis L. Cetrulo, Jr., M.D., FACS4.. Oral talk: presenter Curtis Cetrulo M.D. or Alexandre Lellouch, M.D.

  • Microtuble network distrubance is likely the target of oxidative-stress-induced mitophagy perturbation
    Authors: N. Yasuda, Shingo Yasuhara, M.D., Ph.D. Oral talk: presenter Shingo Yashara, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Evidence for burn-induced perturbation in mitophagic response (mitophagy resistance) based on skeletal muscle cell culture experiments
    Authors: N. Yasuda, Shingo Yasuhara, M.D., Ph.D. Oral talk: presenter Shingo Yashara, M.D., Ph.D.

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