Research in Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care

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

Research

Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study Of AB103 — prospective randomized trial that compares study drug to placebo in patients with necrotizing soft tissue infections

Vascular Trauma Registry — prospective multi-institutional trial that aims to capture key elements of vascular trauma presentation, diagnosis, management, outcomes

Effects of Local Anesthetics for Acute Pain in Hip and Femur Fractures —  a prospective randomized trial

Complications of Vascular and Microvascular Thrombosis in Acute Trauma — a prospective study that determines whether certain protein levels in blood predict complications such as organ failure

Ventilator Associated Pneumonia in ICU Patients —  a retrospective chart review that determines if ventilator associated pneumonia is correlated to time in operating room

Policy Relevant US Trauma Care System — aims to conduct a pragmatic randomized effectiveness trial of a collaborative care intervention targeting posttraumatic stress disorder and comorbid conditions after acute care surgery hospitalization

Characterization and Modulation of Systemic Cellular Injury in severe trauma patients

Foley Catheter and Monitoring Device System — prospective observational study with a non-significant risk device that monitors intensive care patients

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 that 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 —  a prospective randomized trial that determines the efficacy and safety of catheter drainage of acute hemothoraces

Pediatric Resuscitative Thoracotomy in Trauma —  a multicenter retrospective study that evaluates the safety and efficacy of resuscitative thoracotomy

Evaluation of a Novel Foley Catheter —  a prospective observational study that detects physiologic changes in trauma patients

Blunt Thoracic Aortic Injury —  a multi-institutional prospective study that examines diagnosis, management and outcomes following blunt thoracic aortic injury

Pain in Trauma Patients —  a retrospective data review that determines risk factors associated with long-term opioid use

Traumatic Brain Injury — a randomized trial that determines the transfusion threshold for anemia in the setting of acute traumatic brain injury  

Splenic Injury —  a prospective randomized trial that investigates the antibody response to pneumococcal

Point of Care Creatinine Determination in Trauma Patients — a prospective observational study assessing a device to evaluate trauma patient creatinine's as point of care testing

Trauma Patients with Alcohol Use Disorders —  prospective randomized trial that evaluates brief interventions for alcohol use among injured patients