Current Trauma/Surgical Critical Care Research


The Section of Trauma/Surgical Critical Care is conducting several research projects, including:

 Accelerated biologic aging, and risk for sepsis and organ failure following trauma;

 Inflammation and sub-clinical renal damage in cocaine-dependent African- Americans;

 The effect of hsp90 inhibitors on LPS-induced inflammation following trauma;

 An examination of provider perceptions of the ability of telemedicine to improve trauma patient outcomes, continuity of care and cost-effectiveness when used as a referral tool for trauma transfers;

 The effect of Vitamin D supplementation on bone healing following traumatic injury;

 The use of Ofirmev with and without opiods in the treatment of pain in traumatic brain-injured patients at a Level I trauma center;

 The identification and referral of patients at high risk for post-traumatic stress and acute distress disorder.