Some burns wounds do not respond to antibiotics as well as they should and it is vital to establish whether burns patients with wound infection receive high enough doses of antibiotics to treat wound infection.
Our researchers have been awarded £10,000 in funding from the Hospital Saturday Fund to explore this issue, improve antibiotic prescribing and help in the fight to reduce antimicrobial resistance.
From left to right: Paul Jackson, CEO Hospital Saturday Fund, Simon Booth, Burns Research Fellow, and Simon’s supervisor, Dr Brian Jones, Deputy Head of the School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences
This project commenced in October 2017 and will continue until August 2018.
The study, approved by the National Research Ethics Service, involves taking blood and wound fluid samples to see whether there are sufficient concentrations in the wound compared to blood and if the bacteria in the wound have resistance to the antibiotics.
The project is ongoing; output, findings and impact will be updated in due course.
Dr Brian Jones
Dr Bhavik Patel
Output will be updated in due course.