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Galveston, Texas 77550


The purpose of this study is to find ways to improve wound healing and decrease the negative effects of trauma from burn injury.

Study summary:

This study involves research and the investigators hope to learn the following: how or what effect one or more anabolic ("tissue building") agents have on muscle metabolism, wound healing, and immune function after severe burn. The agents include the following: growth hormone, insulin-like growth factor-1 in combination with its binding proteins, insulin, Beta-adrenergic blockers, Alpha Adrenergic Agonist, anabolic steroids such as testosterone, Oxandrolone and nandrolone, ketoconazole and its derivatives, dehydroepiandrosterone, fenofibrate, diet or the application of skin substitute.


Inclusion Criteria: - Patient is between 0 and 90 years of age - Patient 18 years and older consents to participate in study protocol. If patient is not able to consent, consent will be obtained from closest family member or legal guardian. Parental permission will be obtained for patients less than 18 years of age. Assent will be obtained from children 7-17 years of age if child is physically/mentally able to do so. - greater than 30% TBSA burn requiring at least 1 operation with donor sites for skin grafting Exclusion Criteria: - Known history of AIDS, AIDS-related complex, Human Immunodeficiency Virus - History of cancer within 5 years - Tuberculosis, arthritis, cirrhosis, hyperlipidemia, bone or endocrine diseases, autoimmune diseases - Chronic glucocorticoid or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug therapy



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
David N. Herndon, MD
University of Texas

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Galveston, Texas 77550
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: March 16, 2018

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