BBA Research

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March 2016
Fenella Halstead, reasearching effects of honey.

The British Burn Association (BBA) supports and encourages research into many aspects of burn care by providing a platform for discussion and dissemination.

Work currently underway in different research establishments around the British Isles include; basic science research on the effects of burn injury on the immune system, wound healing and scarring; the use of non-antibiotic based means of controlling wound contamination and the effects of smoke on the respiratory system.

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Britt ter Horst Reasearch fellow working on burns

Clinical research continues on the psychological recovery from burns and the best means of organising and delivering burn care. Work is also underway on the most effective means of skin grafting large area wounds and the use of composite skin replacements in reconstructive surgery.

Collaborative work is underway between clothing flammability and hot water research establishments to best understand the manner in which many of the most serious burn injuries can be prevented or minimised.

Details of the work being presented at each Annual BBA Scientific Meeting will be presented on this web site when available.

The BBA Research Sub-Committee and SIG have agreed Research Priorities for the BBA below:

Download BBA Research SIG Priorities
Download BBA Research SIG Lay Summary of Priorities

List of BBA Research Regional Link-Persons – Oct 19

Papers produced by Research Special Interest Group (SIG) Members and supported by the Research SIG are available below:

The SILKIE (Skin graftIng Low friKtIon Environment) study: a non-randomised proof-of-concept and feasibility study on the impact of low-friction nursing environment on skin grafting success rates in adult and paediatric burns

Publications by The Scar Free Foundation Centre for Children and information is available at’s-burn-centre/burns-research/

Pressure garment to prevent abnormal scarring after burn injury in adults and children:  the PEGASUS feasibility RCT and mixed-methods study