Research Study on Burn Injuries and Temperature Control - Burn Survivors

(STU 072015-086)

This study is being done to understand the consequences of burn injuries on temperature control.

Inclusion Criteria

•18-55 year old men or women

•Healthy, although subjects with controlled hypertension or hypercholesterolemia will be permitted to participate

•Experienced a burn injury covering at least  20% of your body

•Well-healed burn injuries

•Able to speak and read English

Exclusion Criteria

• Individuals who have been diagnosed as having or have been prescribed and/or are taking medications for : AIDS, AIDS Related Complex, HIV, Tuberculosis, Cirrhosis, Renal insufficiency (defined by creatinine >3.0 mg/dl), Hepatic disease (defined by elevated liver enzymes or bilirubin >3.0 mg/dl), Coronary artery disease, Congestive heart failure, Uncontrolled asthma or pulmonary disease (e.g. emphysema, COPD), Associated head injuries requiring specific treatment, and/or Mental retardation or autism or any other mental disorder, which makes it impossible to participate in an exercise program.

•Subjects who have a pathological ECG or uncontrolled resting blood pressure greater than 150/90 mmHG

•BMI>32

•Unable to exercise due to physical impediments

•Pregnant or breast feeding

•Positive urine drug screen

Requirements

Participation in this study will require four (4) visits to the laboratory, with a total time commitment of approximately fifteen (15) hours.   Study procedures include exercising and monitoring heart rate and rhythm, blood pressure, body temperature and skin temperature.  Qualified individuals will be compensated.

Contact Information

The Thermal and Vascular Physiology Laboratory at 214.345.4737 or IEEMThermoregulation@TexasHealth.org