Ongoing Research

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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.

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)