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Lipopolysaccharide-binding protein (LBP) is upregulated as part of the acute-phase response. Lipopolysaccharide-binding protein has a known multifunctional role in potentiating the recognition, clearance, and killing of gram-negative bacteria. In a Klebsiella pneumonia model, we previously demonstrated that LBP gene-deficient mice (LBP-/-) mice experience(More)
BACKGROUND Tight glycemic control in a mixed surgical intensive care unit patient population has been associated with improved survival. We postulated targeted therapy to achieve glucose levels <140 mg/dL would reduce infectious complications and mortality in trauma patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS Adult trauma patients admitted(More)
BACKGROUND Intensive insulin therapy to control blood glucose levels has reduced mortality in surgical, but not medical, intensive care unit (ICU) patients. Control of blood glucose levels has also been shown to reduce morbidity in surgical ICU patients. There is very little data for use of intensive insulin therapy in the burn patient population. We sought(More)
BACKGROUND Nanoemulsions are broadly antimicrobial oil-in-water emulsions containing nanometer-sized droplets stabilized with surfactants. We hypothesize that topical application of a nanoemulsion compound (NB-201) can attenuate burn wound infection. In addition to reducing infection, nanoemulsion therapy may modulate dermal inflammatory signaling and(More)
Shorter compared with longer courses of antibiotic therapy for ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in mixed medical-surgical intensive care units (ICUs) have been reported to produce equivalent outcomes. There have been few studies on the duration of antibiotic therapy for VAP in the burn population. We hypothesized that a shorter duration of antibiotic(More)
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