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Developing practice guidelines for the treatment of burn survivors

Project Information

Work with a number of partners developing practice guidelines for the treatment of burn survivors

Project Date: 
01/01/2012 to 09/26/2022
Type of Project: 
Research Area: 
Health Research
United States
McGill University Project Leader Information
Project Leader: 

Bernadette Nedelec

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Primary Position
Faculty of Medicine
School of Physical & Occupational Therapy
Associate Professor
Research Interests: 
Dr Nedelec's area of expertise is the cellular and molecular biology of hypertrophic scar and the rehabilitation of burn survivors. Her current research projects focus on: 1) the evaluation of clinical instruments used to quantify hypertrophic scar and its associated symptoms, 2) the efficacy of treatment interventions employed to minimize this pathology and its associated morbidities, 3) practice issues related to evidence-based practice in burn survivor rehabilitation, and 4) the comprehensive evaluation of the short- and long-term consequences of burn injuries in adults.

BSc (OT), PhD Experimental Surgery (University of Alberta)

Post-doctoral Studies (Nutrition) Université de Montréal

Selected Publications: 

(*denotes student publications)

Nedelec B, Parnell LKS, Rachelska G, LaSalle L. (2012) Double-blind, randomized, pilot study assessing the resolution of postburn pruritus. J Burn Care Res 33:398-406.

Parnell LKS, Nedelec B, Rachelska G, LaSalle L. (2012) Assessment of pruritus characteristics and impact on burn survivors. J Burn Care Res 33:407-18.

Nedelec B, Serghio MA, Niszczak M, McMahon M, Healey T (2012) Practice guidelines for early ambulation of burn survivors after lower extremity grafts.  J Burn Care Res 33:319-29.

Parry I, Esselman P, Nedelec B, Balakrishnan C, Calvert CT, Driscoll DN, Hsu SCC, Causby-Crump DK, Flitton MT, Gabriel VA, Garner W, Helm P, Moss L, Rimmer RB, Ryan CM, Schneider JC, Sharp PA, Shetler M, Yenne C, Yohannan S. (2011) Clinical competencies for burn rehabilitation therapists. J Burn Care Res 32:458-67.

Nedelec B, Dion K*, Correa JA, Desrosiers J. (2011) Upper extremity performance test for the elderly (TEMPA): normative data for young adults. J Hand Therapy 24:31-43.

Forbes-Duchart L*, Cooper J, Nedelec B, Ross A, Quanbury A. (2009) Burn therapists’ opinion about the application and essential characteristics of a burn scar outcome measure.  J Burn Care Res 30:792-800, 2009

Richard R, Baryza MJ, Carr JA, Dewey WS, Dougherty ME, Forbes-Duchart L*, Franzen BJ, Healey T, Lester M, Li SKF, Moore M, Nakamura D, Nedelec B, Niszczak J, Parry IS, Quick CD, Serghiou M, Ward RS, Ware L, Young A. (2009) Burn Rehabilitation and Research: Proceedings of a Consensus Summit. J Burn Care Res 30:543-73.

Nedelec B, Correa JA, Rachelska G, Armour A, LaSalle L (2008) Quantitative measurement of hypertrophic scar: intra-rater reliability, sensitivity and specificity. J Burn Care Res, 29: 489-500.

LaSalle L, Rachelska G, Nedelec B. (2008) Naltrexone for the management of post-burn pruritus: a preliminary report. Burns, 34:797-802.

Principal Investigator