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April 2004 Issue

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Shrine Researchers Make Strides with American Burn Association

Published April 2004

Researchers at the Shriners Burns Hospital, Cincinnati had over 25 papers accepted for presentation at the American Burn Association annual meeting held in Vancouver, British Columbia, in March.

"The depth of research conducted at Shriners Hospitals shows a tremendous amount of progress," noted Richard J. Kagan, MD, Interim Chief of Staff at Shriners. "Research at Shriners has helped advance burn care so much that in the 1960s, children with severe burns had a slim chance of survival. Today, they are being saved, as well as rehabilitated thanks to the research supported by Shriners Hospitals."

Some of the research presented included topics on the relationship between protein and vitamin D in burned infants, rigidity casting for burn patients, burn center ethics, cultured skin substitutes to treat full thickness burns, and a multi-center study using a pain assessment tool for preverbal children. Since 1984, Shriners have invested over $400 million in clinical and laboratory research projects. This year, the Cincinnati hospital has an operating budget of $32 million and $3.6 million devoted to research.

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