DOD approves second task order for the LITES network: Shock, Whole blood and Assessment of TBI (SWAT)
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.
EDC Faculty member Samar R. El Khoudary awarded new NIH grant to study the effects of hormone therapy in women
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”.
EDC Faculty Wendy King and Steve Belle find that 1 in 5 Surgical Weight-loss Patients Take Prescription Opioids Seven Years After Surgery
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.
EDC Faculty member Anthony Fabio will present a study titled “Gunshot Wounds to the Head: The Epidemiology of Severe Pediatric Firearm-Related Traumatic Brain Injuries
Anthony Fabio will present the results of the study at the at the 2017 Society for Violence and Injury Research Annual Meeting.
Kathleen Creppage’s research on Heroin and Illicit Fentanyl tweeted by Rachel Levine, PA Physician General
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!
NIH funds new EDC Traumatic Brian Injury Study Assessing the Risk of Disruptive Behavioral Disorders
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.
EDC Faculty Abdus Wahed, Wendy King and Steve Belle Involved in Research on Wearable Fitness Devices covered in the New York Times
Wearable fitness devices don’t seem to make you more fit. In an article reviewing research on wearable fitness, the IDEA trial was covered.
The Journal of the AHA recently published the paper titled ‘Postmenopausal Women With Greater Paracardial Fat Have More Coronary Artery Calcification Than Premenopausal Women: The Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN) Cardiovascular Fat Ancillary Study’ that associates fat around the heart and a higher risk of heart disease in postmenopausal women.