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Effect of Burn Size on Cytomegalovirus Reactivation and Correlates of T Cell Immune Function in Burned Patients

This study has been completed.
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NCT00467532
First Posted: April 30, 2007
Last Update Posted: January 17, 2013
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Bruce Cairns, MD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
April 26, 2007
April 30, 2007
January 17, 2013
March 2007
March 2011   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
CMV IgG and viral load PCR [ Time Frame: Weekly until viremia resolved (negative viral load by PCR) ]
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Effect of Burn Size on Cytomegalovirus Reactivation and Correlates of T Cell Immune Function in Burned Patients
A Prospective Longitudinal Study of the Effect of Burn Size on Cytomegalovirus Reactivation and Correlates of T Cell Immune Function in Patients Sustaining Significant Burn Injury

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of burn injury on the human immune system with a focus on cytomegalovirus (CMV) reactivation and the immunologic correlates of latent viral reactivation.

Subjects will be patients admitted to the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center with burn injury.

Blood samples will be collected over time and will be evaluated for CMV reactivation and immune cell phenotype.

The purpose of this research study is to learn about infections and the immune system in people who suffer from burn injuries. The immune system changes after burn injury and infection is one of the most common complications. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a virus that most people are exposed to early in life; once you are exposed it lays inactive in your body forever. When the immune system is suppressed, this virus can reactivate. We would like to measure how this virus makes copies of itself in the blood stream in people with a burn injury and to look at cell markers of the immune system.

This study involves baseline and weekly blood draws for approximately 8 weeks. If blood tests show CMV infection, further monitoring of blood work may be needed after eight weeks.

Observational
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Non-Probability Sample
Patients admitted to the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center within 72 hours of burn injury with at least a 10% Total Body Surface (TBSA)burn and expected length of stay at least two weeks.
  • Burns
  • Cytomegalovirus
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March 2011
March 2011   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Burn injury,
  • Positive CMV IgG level confirmative of previous CMV infection and latency.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Immunocompromising conditions including HIV/AIDS,
  • End-stage renal disease,
  • End-stage liver disease,
  • Pregnancy,
  • Rheumatologic or collagen-vascular disease requiring chronic use of steroids,
  • Chronic use of immunosuppressive agents,
  • Recent chemotherapy, and
  • History of solid organ or allogeneic stem cell transplant.
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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United States
 
 
NCT00467532
CMV Reactivation in Burns
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Bruce Cairns, MD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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Principal Investigator: Bruce Cairns, MD University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
January 2013