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Department of Surgery

Department of Surgery

Trauma research

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Faculty members in the Division of Trauma, Acute Care Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care are involved in clinical, basic science, surgical education, and injury prevention research spanning the entire breadth of the discipline of trauma and critical care.

Division of Trauma Research (as of February 1, 2015):

  • Ventilator Associated Pneumonia in ICU Patients retrospective chart review - seeks to determine if ventilator associated pneumonia is correlated to time in operating room
  • Trauma Vascular Surgery Toolbox evaluation and development of a skill set & training   course for the combat surgeon with respect to vascular surgery
  • Calf Vein Thrombosis retrospective cohort study - determines whether therapeutic anticoagulation has beneficial effect on rates of pulmonary embolism and proximal deep vein thrombosis
  • Temporary Vascular Shunts prospective randomized trial - assesses the validity of a training model for temporary vascular shunt placement
  • Chest Tube versus Catheter Drainage prospective randomized trial- determines the efficacy and safety of catheter drainage of acute hemothoraces
  • Rope Swing Injuries retrospective chart review- examining injury patterns and treatment  associated with rope swing falls
  • Pancreatic Trauma multi-center retrospective study – a comparative effectiveness analysis of pancreatic
  • Military Technology in Civilian Emergency Medical Services prospective study – evaluating the use of military technology in EMS programs
  • Trauma Patients on Anticoagulants multicenter prospective observational study – identifies the severity of injury in patients taking newer types of blood thinners
  • Traumatic Brain Injury randomized trial – determines the transfusion threshold for anemia in the setting of acute traumatic brain injury
  • Antifibrinolytic Hemostatic Agents multicenter study – assesses the administration of antifibrinolytic hemostatic agents to patients with traumatic injury
  • Splenic Injury – prospective randomized trial – a study of the antibody response to pneumococcal vaccine in splenic injury
  • Acidemia Management retrospective study – compares the outcomes of trauma patients treated with acidosis reversing medication
  • Rehabilitation for Trauma Patients – evaluates a wraparound project for comprehensive rehabilitation for trauma patients
  • Point of Care Creatinine Determination in Trauma Patients prospective observational study – assessing a device to evaluate trauma patient creatinine’s as point of care testing
  • Fluid resuscitation with albumin in the critically ill patient – a retrospective study
  • Trauma Patients with Alcohol Use Disorders prospective randomized trial – study of the brief interventions for alcohol use among injured patients