A Message from the Acting Vice Chair for Research

The Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at University of California Davis is committed to providing the best perioperative patient care, ensuring improved outcomes via advanced research led by dedicated professors and research staff.    Our innovative research translates into better patient care.

We conduct medical research in clinical and laboratory settings, collaborating with other divisions, departments and institutions within UC Davis Health and beyond. Our goal is to develop novel ideas in research and generate new knowledge in perioperative patient management.

 

Research is made possible by the collective efforts of anesthesiologists and their associated staff and supported by government grants as well as private industry sources. As part of a teaching hospital, our faculty hold numerous research grants from both federal and non-federal sources.  The research program produces a large number of peer-reviewed papers, presentations at national and international meetings, and visiting professorships.

For information on Anesthesiology Research, please contact:

Dr. Hong Liu

 

  • Evaluation of Impacts of Continuous Non-Invasive Intra-operative Hemoglobin and PVI Monitoring on Intra-operative and Post-Surgical Clinical Outcomes (Big 10).  Applegate II, Richard L and Fleming, Neal
  • Oxygen Reserve Index: Utility as Early Warning for Desaturation and Clinical Laboratory Correlations in Critically Ill Patients.  Fleming, Neal and Applegate II, Richard L
  • Validation of PVI as a Parameter to Predict Fluid Responsiveness.  Fleming, Neal and Singh, Amrik
  • Oxygen Reserve Index: Utility as Early Warning for Desaturation in Morbidly Obese Patients.  Fleming, Neal and Applegate II, Richard L
  • Prospective Observational Study Characterizing Noninvasive Hemoglobin (SpHb) Measured with Pulse CO-Oximetry Technology in a Variety of Surgical Cases. Fleming, Neal

  • This is a single site, prospective, single blinded, randomized controlled study designed to evaluate the impact of acupressure when used as an initial treatment before rescue medications in the treatment of post-operative nausea and/or vomiting at UCD.  Fleming, Neal and Marc, Paul
  • This is an  investigator initiated prospective, observational, single-center, randomized study tha is looking  to assess the performance of standard minimally invasive hemodynamic monitors utilized in the operating room at UC Davis Medical Center of three standard replacement fluids used during acute normovolemic hemodilution (ANH).  Fleming, Neal and Rose, David (CRNA)
  • Ths is a pilot study that is looking to  evaluate a new way of teaching a novel, but life-saving technique such as intubation, to medical students.  Fleming, Neal and Pitts, Brian
    The primary purpose of this study is to compare opioid utilization, in post-operative patients undergoing tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, between IV and PO acetaminophen.  Lammers, Cathy, Hall, Brent (PharmD, BCPPS)
  • The specific aim of this study is to determine the incidence of post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV) in the pediatric population undergoing outpatient middle ear surgery receiving our institution’s standard dual prophylactic antiemetic therapy in combination with intraoperative acupuncture and postoperative acupressure compared to those receiving only the standard dual prophylactic antiemetic therapy.   Lee, Sungeon and Kim, Michelle
  • The purpose of this study is compare etomidate plus propofol vs. propofol or etomidate alone during induction of anesthesia. Liu, Hong
  • The aim of the Phase 1 project is to establish feasibility of non-invasive trans-abdominal fetal oximetry with the use of recently developed low-cost detectors.  Ray, Neil, Tache, Veronique (OB)
  • The aim of the Phase 1 project is to establish feasibility of non-invasive trans-abdominal fetal oximetry with the use of recently developed low-cost detectors.  Ray, Neil and Hirose, Shinjiro
  • This is a single site, prospective study looking to compare the use of TAP blocks with ropivicaine bolus and ropivicaine catheters versus single shot TAP blocks with liposomal bupivacaine.  Zhou, Jon and Macres, Stephen 
  • To establish a registry that will allow participating institutions to assess the outcomes of care of children with Difficult Direct Laryngoscopy (DDL) and to facilitate comparison to the other institutions’ (benchmarking) difficult airway management practices and outcomes.  Ravula, Niroop and Michael Yim, MD
  • This is a single site, retrospective study designed toexamine whether the addition of perineural additives (buprenorphine and clonidine) to local anesthetic increases the duration of analgesia after interscalene block for shoulder surgery, compared to local anesthetic alone.  Aldwincle, Robin