Genomic Analysis of Pediatric Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome

Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS) is a serious inflammatory condition affecting the whole body. It is occurs because of the body’s response to an insult either infectious (such as a bacterial or viral infection) or noninfectious (such as trauma, burns, etc.) in nature. Currently it is unknown why some patients develop SIRS after an insult and others do not. This study is looking at collecting genetic information from pediatric patients that develop SIRS in order to better understand the disease

Full study title:
Genomic Analysis of Pediatric Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS)/PERSEVERE

IRB Study ID:

Who may qualify:

Patients under 10 years old admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit for SIRS or septic shock

Who does not qualify:

Patients over 10 years old or who we are unable to obtain blood for analysis

If you are interested in this study or have questions about your child's eligibility, please contact:

Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute, 330-543-5012

For urgent patient care matters involving a current study patient, please call: 330-920-5774

Lead Principal Investigator:

Michael Bigham, MD
Medical Director, Transport Services

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