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Department of Surgery

Department of Surgery

Trauma research

 trauma research posters

Faculty members in the Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery are involved in many clinical and basic science research projects spanning the entire breadth of the discipline of trauma and critical care.

Division of Trauma Research (as of March 3, 2014)

  • Ventilator Associated Pneumonia in ICU Patients retrospective chart review - seeks to determine if ventilator associated pneumonia is correlated to time in operating room
  • 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 - this study assesses the validity of a training model for temporary vascular shunt placement
  • Postoperative Thromboembolism retrospective case review - seeks to determine the incidence of postoperative thromboembolic complications
  • Spinal Cord Injury - evaluates the need for mechanical ventilation for spinal cord injuries
  • Pancreatic Trauma multi-center retrospective study - a comparative effectiveness analysis of pancreatic
    trauma
  • 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 - 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
  • Massive Transfusion retrospective record review - a study on patients who have received activated Factor 7 administration or massive transfusion protocol
  • Education for Surgery Residents - evaluates the effects of combining Military General Surgical Residency Program with Large University Civilian Program
  • Trauma Patients with Alcohol Use Disorders prospective randomized trial - study of the  brief interventions for alcohol use among injured patients