In this multicenter longitudinal study, the 7-year weight and comorbid health changes following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding were assessed.
The second project of the LITES Network (Task Order #2) is a four-year observational study examining the use of whole blood resuscitation compared to component resuscitation in poly-trauma patients with hemorrhagic shock.
EDC PhD student Shiyao Gao, and EDC faculty Anthony Fabio and Stephen Wisniewski find that disparities in health care utilization of adults with traumatic brain injuries are related to race, SES and ethnicity.
Dr. El Khoudary was awarded a 2 year grant from the NIH titled “Effects of Hormone Therapy on Heart Fat and Atherosclerosis Progression in Early Postmenopausal Women from the KEEPS Trial”.
Wendy King and Steve Belle, along with co-authors, have published a paper showing that while the proportion of adults with severe obesity using prescription opioids initially declines in the months after bariatric surgery, it increases within a matter of years, eventually surpassing pre-surgery rates of patients using the potentially addictive pain medications.
Anthony Fabio will present the results of the study at the at the 2017 Society for Violence and Injury Research Annual Meeting.
Kathleen Creppage, a DrPH student, presented her dissertation research at Pitt Day in Harrisburg. Dr Rachel Levine stopped by Kathleen’s poster and tweeted a picture of them!
As part of the Approaches and Decisions in Acute Pediatric TBI Trial (ADAPT), EDC faculty member Anthony Fabio will assess the incidence of disruptive behavioral disorders (DBD) after severe TBI.
Wearable fitness devices don’t seem to make you more fit. In an article reviewing research on wearable fitness, the IDEA trial was covered.