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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Multi-organ Inflammatory Responses after Burn Trauma
Principal Investigator:

Elizabeth Kovacs

Location: Denver, CO
Congressional District Code: 1
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2019 - March 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $263,855
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Burn is a form of traumatic injury that affects more than just the skin and can cause damage to multiple organ systems. Of the one million people per year who suffer burn injuries in the United States, 40,000 are admitted to hospitals. Remarkably, about half of those patients are intoxicated at the time of injury. Burn patients who were intoxicated when they sustained their injuries have increased morbidity and mortality compared to burn patients who had not been drinking. The lung is the most f...

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