As the premier Level I trauma center for South Texas, University Hospital doctors and staff are not only tasked with saving lives, but with finding new and better ways to save lives through research. Below is a sample of research studies and articles published in 2014 Cestero, R.F., Dent, D.L. Endpoints of resuscitation. The Surgical Clinics of North America 2015 Apr; 95(2):319-36. PMID: 25814109 Hale, D.F., Fitzpatrick, C.M., Doski, J.J., Stewart, R.M., Mueller, D.L. Absence of clinical findings reliably excludes unstable cervical spine injuries in children 5 years or younger. The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery 2015 May; 78(5):943-8. PMID: 25909413 Moore, S.E., Decker, A., Hubbard, A., Callcut, R.A., Fox, E.E., Del Junco, D.J., Holcomb, J.B., Rahbar, M.H., Wade, C.E., Schreiber, M.A., Alarcon, L.H., Brasel, K.J., Bulger, E.M., Cotton, B.A., Muskat, P., Myers, J.G., Phelan, H.A., Cohen, M.J., PROMMTT Study Group. Statistical machines for trauma hospital outcomes research: Application to the Prospective, Observational, Multi-center, Major Trauma Transfusion (PROMMTT) Study. Public Library of Science One 2015 Aug; 10(8): e0136438. PMID: 26296088 Oppeltz, R.F., Holloway, T.L., Covington, C.J., Schwacha, M.G. The contribution of opiate analgesics to the development of infectious complications in trauma patients. International Journal of Burns and Trauma 2015 Aug; 5(2):56-65. PMID: 26309777 Pommerening, M.J., Goodman, M.D., Holcomb, J.B., Wade, C.E., Fox, E.E., Del Junco, D.J., Brasel, K.J., Bulger, E.M., Cohen, M.J., Alarcon, L.H., Schreiber, M.A., Myers, J.G., Phelan, H.A., Muskat, P., Rahbar, M., Cotton, B.A. Clinical gestalt and the prediction of massive transfusion after trauma. Injury 2015 May; 46(5):807-13. PMID: 25682314 Rani, M., Zhang, Q., Oppeltz, R.F., Schwacha, M.G. Gamma delta T cells regulate inflammatory cell infiltration of the lung after trauma-hemorrhage. Shock 2015 Jun; 43(6):589-97. PMID: 25692261 Scholl, R., Smith, A., McSwain, N.E. Jr., Myers, J., Rocchi, K., Inaba, K., Siboni, S., Vercruysse, G.A., Ibrahim-Zada, I., Sperry, J.L., Martin-Gill, C., Cannon, J.W., Holland, S.R., Schreiber, M.A., Lape, D., Eastman, A.L., Stebbins, C.S., Ferrada, P., Han, J., Meade, P., Duchesne, J.C. A multi-institutional analysis of prehospital tourniquet use. The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery 2015 Jul; 79(1):10-4. PMID: 26091308 “Between 30 percent and 50 percent of trauma patients with severe shock from bleeding die from their injuries. This important study will give us vital information as to whether tranexamic acid, or TXA, given en route to a trauma center and in the trauma center, can reduce that unacceptably high mortality rate.” – Dr. Brian Eastridge, trauma medical director University Hospital, San Antonio AirLife and the UT Health Science Center launched the regional arm of a national study to determine whether a drug called TXA, already used to slow bleeding, can save lives if given to patients in shock from severe blood loss en route to the hospital. The three-year study was announced at a news conference in August.
2014 Community Trauma Report
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