This page lists current research protocols at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Multi Trauma Critical Care Unit
Current Research Protocols
Sigh ventilation to increase ventilator-free days in victims of trauma (SiVent) at risk for the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).
Hypothesis: Adding sigh breaths to usual mechanical ventilation of victims of trauma who are at risk of developing ARDS will decrease the number of days they require invasive mechanical ventilation.
Hypothesis #1: expression of genes and genomic pathways to be identified increase the risk of development of organ dysfunction and/or sepsis.
Hypothesis #2: Changes in the relative proportion of different microbiota in the gut and/or a reduction in gut microbiota diversity contributes to the risk of developing organ failure and sepsis.
Hyperbaric oxygen brain injury treatment (HOBIT).
Hypothesis: High doses of oxygen given under pressure can help patients with severe TBI recover with less disability.
Our Mission: To be the embodiment of patient-centered, safe, cost-effective, state-of-the-art care for the critically injured and ill
S. Galvagno, DO, PhD, FCCM