Research

Translational and clinical research has focused principally on the pathophysiology and treatment of burn injury and wounds.

Dr. Milner is also a founder of one of the first open access medical journals, that evolved into ePlasty.

 

His main interests are:

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Fluid resuscitation

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Antimicrobial peptides

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Wound healing

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Cutaneous sulfur mustard injuries

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Technology

(After research experience at the Chemical and Biological Defence Establishment at Porton Down in the UK, Dr. Milner has been a member of the US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense Scientific Steering Committee(Wound Healing Section),and has been a reviewer in a Blue Ribbon Panel for Medical Chemical Countermeasures in Washington DC as well as NIH NINDS for Countermeasures against Chemical Threats.

As Director of  the Michael D. Hendrix Laboratories there is a close collaboration with Dr. Harmon to explore the role of bone marrow endothelial progenitor cells and the use of short term stem cell mobilizing agents in allograft transplantation.

Innovations

BATTLEFIELD BURN TABLES

The Battlefield Burns table on the tent flaps used during resuscitation of burn casualties during Operation Desert Storm. By standardizing weights, tables were devised to enable non special is  to prescribe fluids without resort to mathematical formula.

 

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the burn wheel

Burn Wheel

The adoption of a safe and simple method of resuscitating burn victims began on the battlefield during the First Gulf War.

Later, this "Battlefield Burns Table" was modified for use in the civilian sector in the form of a revolving disk, incorporating all weights and ages to give rise to the Burn Wheel.

The Burns Calculator: a simple proposed guide for fluid resuscitation.

 

  • During preparation for mass casualties of burn victims in the Gulf War (1990–1991), a "Battlefield Burns Table”.
  • CE Credit: The Burn Wheel.
  • NAVY MEDICINE Vol. 88, No. 3 May-June 1997.

Mobile solutions

The “Wheel” in turn was then adapted for use on a hand held digital device, which also went through a series of primitive improvements.

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BurnMed

The burn application has input component where the health care provider is able to manipulate a 3-D model and then paint the burn on the touch screen and an output component that provides a treatment and a comprehensive tutorial on how to perform each step. Listed as one of the best medical apps of 2012.

Johns Hopkins physicians were inspired to create BurnMed after a mass casualty incident in Kenya where a gas tanker exploded.

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BurnMed

Baton

Baton users

A web based platform that allows care teams to share information in real time in a secure environment. It is designed to minimize medical errors and has received funding from the State of Maryland Innovative Initiative.

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