Current Research

 

Introduction

 

The Department of Anesthesiology Research section is excited about our continued growth, direction, and scope. We have initiated collaborative relationships with many departments and schools within Tulane University including the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, The School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and The A.B. Freeman School of Business.

 

These relationships have resulted in several studies and continue to contribute to translational research at the faculty, resident, and medical student levels with collaborative efforts from the faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students of the corresponding departments and schools. In addition to our investigator-initiated research, we have expanding corporate sponsored research, which helps to fund many of our research activities. Our department is the anchor for one of the largest anesthesia clinical registries in the country. We have ongoing comprehensive analyses and research studies based on this extensive database.

 

Our residents have multiple research projects in which they are either principal investigators or co-investigators for IRB-approved studies. Many of our CA-3 residents conduct original research for their required senior projects. Our senior projects encompass original research, reviews of the literature, or case report discussions. Each resident is assigned to a faculty research advisor who provides direction and development assistance for completing their projects. All projects are expected to be of significant quality to be published in a peer reviewed journal.

 

We actively encourage and participate in multiple national and regional-level conferences such as the American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA), the ASA Conference on Practice Management, International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS), and the Gulf Atlantic Anesthesia Residents Research Conference (GAARRC). Our residents have presented at GAARRC for many years and have won awards for their presentations.

 

We are proud to have initiated the first Summer Volunteer Research Program in the Department of Anesthesiology in 2010. This program accepts high school, college, and graduate school students who have an interest in medicine to participate on a volunteer basis in various research projects within the department. All of the volunteers get some exposure to clinical medicine and various components of the research process, project design, development, data collection and management, as well as other topics.

 

It is our vision to also be known as a center for clinical research trials, fostering relationships with industry, the NIH, and the FDA.

 

 

Current Research

 

Clinical Trials

Title: A Phase 3 Randomized Double-blind Study Comparing TR-701 FA and Linezolid in Ventilated Gram-positive Nosocomial Pneumonia

Sponsor: Cubist Pharmaceuticals NCT02019420

Effective January 22, 2015, Cubist Pharmaceuticals is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc.

Principal Investigator: Bent, Sabrina, M.D., M.S.

 

 

Title: A Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind, Multicenter, Phase 3 Study to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of Intravenous in Adult Patients with Ventilated Nosocomial Pneumonia (VNP)

Sponsor: Cubist Pharmaceuticals NCT02070757

Effective January 22, 2015, Cubist Pharmaceuticals is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc.

Principal Investigator: Bent, Sabrina, M.D., M.S.

 

Title: A Prospective, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Preoperative Antithrombin Supplementation in Patients Undergoing High-Risk Cardiac Surgery with Cardiopulmonary Bypass

Sponsor: Grifols Therapeutic Principal Investigator: Bent, Sabrina, M.D., M.S.

 

 

Investigator-Initiated Clinical Studies

 

Simulation Studies

Title: Teaching Proper Use of the Central Line Bundle with In Situ Simulation

Principal Investigator: Galliano, Dante, M.D.

 

 

Perioperative Management Studies

Title: Potential Cost savings by an Anesthesiologist-directed preoperative evaluation

Principal Investigator: Bent, Sabrina, M.D.

 

Title: Implementing a Safety Checklist in the Operating Room

Principal Investigator: Christian, Seth, M.D.

 

Title: Patient Empowerment in the OR

Principal Investigator: Wingo, Elizabeth, M.D.

 

 

Education Studies

Title: STARTprep: Multi-institutional Evaluation of an Online Curriculum for Anesthesia Board Preparation

Principal Investigator: Yarborough, Michael, M.D.

 

Title: Implementation of START (Successful Transition to Anesthesia Residency Training) Program at Tulane University School of Medicine Anesthesiology Residency Program.

Principal Investigator: Yarborough, Michael, M.D.

 

Title: Measuring the influence of Research and Technology on the selection of Anesthesiology Residency program at Tulane University

Principal Investigator: Henry, Marcia, Ph.D.

 

Title: Implementation of the iPad to the Anesthesiology Curriculum Enhancement and Didactics at Tulane University

Principal Investigator: Henry, Marcia, Ph.D.

 

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