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Do you have pain or itching due to a burn injury?
If you are over the age of 18, you may be eligible to participate in this research study. This study involves a method of non-invasive brain stimulation called Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS), and is part of the Boston-Harvard Burn Injury Model System. For more information, contact Vivian Shie at email@example.com or at 617-952-6155.
Athletes on the Job: The Benefits of Fitness for First Responders
Dr. Jennifer Luz presents at PM&R Grand Rounds at Spaulding on May 16, 2014
Connect with the National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Resarch
The mission of the National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) is to bring a high quality of care and improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. As part of their mission, the Burn Injury Model System contributes to the Burn Data Coordination Center - established in 1994 - gathering data from several national sites on burn care and health outcomes.
The MSKTC has many resources available about the Burn Injury Model System, including helpful flyers and handouts about injury - and also the contact information for Model System sites nationwide.
View the MSKTC's newest slideshow, Social Interaction after Burn Injury
September: Campus Fire Safety Month
Whether you are living on- or off-campus, in a dorm, apartment or Greek life housing, LIVE SMART with these important fire prevention tips from FEMA.
The Boston-Harvard Burn Injury Model System (BH-BIMS) in Boston, MA has a diverse and active group of burn injury clinicians and researchers. Our goal is to provide the best possible care for patients with burn injury. BH-BIMS is a collaborative research effort between Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and Shriners Hospital for Children - Boston to improve care for burn survivors. For more information, please see our "About Us" page!
The Station nightclub fire
This research article examines the factors associated with chronic pain in survivors of The Station nightclub fire, one of the deadliest fires in American history that occurred in February of 2003.
Egyhazi, R., Fregni, F., Bravo, G. L., Trinh, N. H. T., Ryan, C. M., & Schneider, J. C. Chronic Pain Following Physical and Emotional Trauma: The Station nightclub fire Neurotrauma, 5 (2014), 86.
Inpatient rehabilitation following burn injury
This retrospective study is the first to examine the rehabilitation outcomes of burn injury patients who required a second inpatient rehabilitation stay in comparison to burn injury patients who had only 1 inpatient rehabilitation admission.
DiVita MA, Mix J, Goldstein R, Gerrard P, Niewczyk P, Ryan CM, Kowalske K, Zafonte R, Schneider JC
Rehabilitation Outcomes among Burn Patients with a Second Admission to an Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility. PM R 2014 May 28. pii: S1934-1482(14)00241-X. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2014.05.010. [Epub ahead of print]
Schneider JC, Mathews K, Ryan CM., Gerrard P, Goldstein R, DiVita MA, Niewczyk P, Ryan CM, Mix J, Kowalske K, Zafonte R, Schneider JC. Validity and Reliability of the FIM instrument in the inpatient burn rehabilitation population.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2013 Aug;94(8):1521-1526.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2013.02.019. Epub 2013 Mar 5
Purohit M, Goldstein R, Nadler D, Mathews K, Slocum C, Gerrard P, Niewczyk P, DiVita MA , Mix JM, Ryan CM, Zafonte R Kowalske K, Schneider JC.
Cognition in Patients with Burn Injury in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Population.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2014 Feb 28. pii: S0003-9993(14)00131-2. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2014.01.029. [Epub ahead of print]
Dr. Colleen Ryan and Dr. Tompkins authors of top-cited papers in burn care and research
Authors Jason J. Nam, et. al. of “Citation Classics in the Burn Literature During the Past 55 Years” identified the 100 most cited, peer-reviewed burn-related publications produced in the past 55 years in the Journal of Burn Care & Research. Ryans and Tompkins were both lead authors on manuscripts that made the list of the 100 most-cited articles in burn care, 1955–2011.
Dr Ryan’s publication, “Objective estimates of the probability of death from burn injuries” from the New England Journal of Medicine ranked 12th on the list with 215 citations, while Dr. Tompkins’ publication, “Significant reductions in mortality for children with burn injuries through the use of prompt eschar excision” from Annals of Surgery ranked 91st with 90 citations.
Read the complete article here: Citation Classics in the Burn Literature During the Past 55 Years