• “Memorizing and regurgitating are not science. Real science is a constant investigation of the unknown.” ― Abhijit Naskar

    At UT Southwestern, we pride ourselves on our research. From Attending to Resident we stress the importance of Basic, Clinical, Translational research as well as Quality Improvement projects.

  • The Following are examples of some of the studies our faculty are conducting that are on-going/recently published. You will notice that we have representation from each major subspecialty of Anesthesia on this list. This small sample size research studies is just a glimpse into the amount of work our faculty members put into bolstering our great institution and the amount of support, resources and opportunities available to them in return.

  • EVK TRIAL: Aiming to be the largest trial to study Etomidate vs Ketamine for emergent intubation outside of the Operating Room. 

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    Apneic Oxygenation with a Nasal Cannula in the Obese and Morbidly Obese Surgical Patient: A Randomized, Double-Blinded, Placebo-Controlled Trial (Tiffany Moon) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31317460

     

    The Difficult Airway:   Incidence and Predictors in Lean vs. Obese Patients in a Large Public Teaching Hospital (Tiffany Moon) https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03671824

     

    Assessment of Ethnic and Racial Differences in Human Tracheal Morphometry Using Computed Tomography (Eric Rosero)

     

    Analysis of Tape-Based Techniques to Secure Oral Endotracheal Tubes: A Simulation Laboratory Project (Gerald Matchett)

     

    Critcal Care Medicine:

    Patient Mobility and Outcomes after Cardiac Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial (Sreekanth Cheruku) https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03806257

     

    Quantifying Activity After Cardiac Surgery Using Wireless Wearable Technology (Sreekanth Cheruku) https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03277118

     

    Pain/Reginoal:

    Using Predictive Analytics to Identify High Risk Patients for Opioid Overdose (Enas Kandil)

     

    A randomized, double-blind, adaptive, dose-finding, exploratory Phase II trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of brachial plexus block with a combination of neosaxitoxin, bupivacaine, and epinephrine compared to a combination of bupivacaine and epinephrine (Anthony Machi)

     

    Neuro/ENT

    The comparative efficacy of oral vs. intravenous acetaminophen in sinus surgery patients (David McDonagh)

     

    Vasopressors with or without Inotropes for Vasospasm After Subarachnoid hemorrhage (VIVAS): A prospective, randomized controlled trial (Jia Romito)

     

    Peds:

    Low-dose propofol infusion as an abortive treatment for migraine headaches in pediatric patients (Deryk Walsh) https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02485418

     

    A Multicenter, Open-Label, Safety and Pharmacokinetic Study of Oral Morphine Sulfate Administration in Pediatric Subjects 2 years old through 17 years old with Postoperative Pain (Peter Szmuk)

     

    Neurodevelopmental outcome after standard dose sevoflurane versus low-dose sevoflurane/dexmedetomidine/remifentanil anaesthesia in young children: The TREX Trial https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03089905

     

    Does caudal block increase the incidence of urethrocutaneous fistula formation following hypospadias repair in infants? A multi-center prospective randomized trial (Alfonso Gonzalez)

     

    Cardiac:

    Identification of Genomic Predictors of Adverse Events after Cardiac Surgery (Fox, Amanda) https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01258231

     

    OB:

    Timely Epidural Placement Using Handheld Ultrasound Device vs. Traditional Landmark Palpation in Parturients with Various Body Mass Indices (BMI): A Prospective Randomized Clinical Trial (Michelle Eddins) https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04020042

     

    Effects of Epidural Blood Patches on Subsequent Labor Epidural Analgesia. (Olutoyosi Ogunkua)