Principal Investigator: Erin Paquette, MD
Co-Investigator: Sabrina Derrington, MD
Research Coordinator: Tricia Pendergrast – email@example.com
The Lurie Children’s PICU BioBank is a storage system for leftover body fluids or tissue samples that can be used for research. This research helps scientists learn new information about medical problems. When your child has blood drawn or other samples taken as part of their medical care, there is often leftover material. This material may contain cells, proteins and genetic material (DNA).
Normally, after your child's tests are done, extra material is thrown away. At Lurie Children’s, we can store this extra material in a BioBank. Researchers can then use samples from the BioBank for research to try to improve healthcare for children. Any researchers who want to use the BioBank must be approved by a group managing the BioBank. This group includes parents and scientists, along with other individuals. The group will ensure that the goals and process of the research are appropriate.
You can return to this site at any time to see what studies are using samples from the BioBank.
Study Title: Biomarkers of Respiratory Dysfunction in Critically Ill Children
Using blood samples from patients enrolled in the PICU Biobank, we are analyzing biomarkers of inflammation and vascular injury to explore their relationship with respiratory failure in critically ill children. By looking at these markers at different time points early during a PICU admission, we hope to be able to identify patients who are at high risk of prolonged and complicated respiratory failure during their time in the PICU.
If you or your child decide at any point that you no longer want to participate in the BioBank, the Biobank managers can remove your child’s sample. To have a sample removed, contact the BioBank managers in writing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the large number of samples, the BioBank managers are not able to contact every child when he/she turns 18 to ask for permission to continue using his/her sample.
You can reach us at any point at email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns. Inquiries will receive a response within 24 hours Monday-Friday.
For urgent/emergent concerns, please contact the managers of the PICU Biobank directly, by phone at 312.227.4800 or by e-mail:
Erin Paquette, MD - firstname.lastname@example.org