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Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234


This study will see if a special piece of equipment can help burn patients who have been in bed for a long time to get out of bed without feeling dizzy or faint.

Study summary:

To measure stroke volume, cardiac output, arterial blood pressure and cerebral blood flow velocity in human patients while they undergo exposure to head-up tilt that is designed to test their tolerance to an orthostatic challenge.


Inclusion Criteria: - Military or civilian males or females between the ages of 18-65 years - Burn injury with at least one unburned finger for Portapres measurement - Minimum of 96 hours bedrest or physician directive to tilt Exclusion Criteria: - Age < 18 and > 65 years - Facial burns when application of ITD device would cause further trauma - Medical monitoring devices that preclude the use of the ITD - Signs of cardiac abnormalities, autonomic dysfunction - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or any other respiratory limitations (ventilator dependent, intubated, tracheostomy) limiting use of ITD - History of pre-syncopal/syncopal episodes or orthostatic hypotension - History of atherosclerotic coronary heart disease - Patients taking any kind of cardiovascular pressor medications - Inability to obtain a Portapres pulse wave validated by blood pressure cuff with +/- 5mmHg diastolic blood pressure - Unable to provide informed consent for self



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Travis Hedman, MPT, CPT, SP
US Army Institute of Surgical Research

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Location Contact:

Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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