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Photos from this year’s AAST meeting in Baltimore

The 2017 AAST was well attended by the trauma research group, including five epidemiologists, two basic scientists, and four clinicians.

Five posters were presented at the Wednesday evening session, and all were very well received. To find out more about the presented abstracts, please see the presentations page.


TRLLC welcomes new affiliate, Research Medical Center: Kansas City

Trauma Research, LLC is excited to announce a new partnership with Research Medical Center (RMC): Kansas City. RMC is a certified level I trauma center in the HCA midwest division.

With the addition of RMC, there are now 4 level I trauma centers and other level 2-4 trauma centers affiliated with TRLLC . We look forward to future multi-center studies across all of our affiliate trauma centers!

76th Annual AAST meeting in Baltimore, MD

Abstract acceptance notifications have now been sent out for the The 76th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST).

Trauma Research, LLC will be presenting five studies at this year’s meeting, which will be held at the Baltimore Marriot Waterfront in Baltimore, MD from September 13-16th, 2017. Abstract information is found below. Congrats to all researchers on acceptances!

The Grass Is Not Always Greener: A Pilot Study Of Marijuana Use And Pain Control Following Trauma. Peck L, Salottolo K, Tanner AH, Carrick MM, Mains CW, McGuire E, Bar-Or D. Poster Presentation.

Immediate Open Reduction Internal Fixation Of Isolated Tibial Plateau Fractures Improves Short-Term Outcomes In Skiers And Snowboarders. Janes PC, Leonard J, Phillips JL, Bauer BJ, Salottolo K, Slone DS, Mains CW, Bar-Or D. Poster Presentation.

Moving Things Along: A Pilot Study Investigating Probiotic Therapy Following Exploratory Laparotomy In Trauma Patients. Portillo V, McGraw C, Carrick MM, Mains CW, Slone DS, Madayag R, Tanner A, Orlando A, Bar-Or D. Poster Presentation.

Development Of A Novel Scoring System Predicting The Risk Of Neurosurgical Intervention In An Isolated Mild Subdural Hemorrhage Population. Orlando A, Levy AS, Mains CW, Slone DS, Carrick MM, Madayag R, Rubin BA, Bar-Or D. Poster Presentation.

The Effect Of LMWF-5A On Differentiated Thp-1 Monocytes: Potential Activation Of Anti-Inflammatory Macrophages. Rael LT, Mains CW, Slone DS, Carrick MM, Tanner AH, Bar-Or D. Poster Presentation.

Houston, we (dont) have a problem! ISC was a success

This year’s 2017 International Stroke conference (ISC) in Houston, TX was well attended by the epidemiology staff at TRLLC. A huge thanks goes out to Drs. Judd Jensen, Jeff Wagner, and Alicia Bennett for presenting three of our poster presentations at the 2017 ISC.

Congrats to Dr. Wagner for an excellent podium presentation on “Predictors of good functional outcome in an acute ischemic stroke cohort with a large infarct core treated with mechanical thrombectomy: signals to treat?

Poster presentations can be found here. All studies were well received!

 

Congrats to MCP for becoming an ACS accredited Level I trauma center!

We would like to congratulate Medical City Plano (formerly The Medical Center of Plano) for their successful American College of Surgeons (ACS) review and new distinction as an ACS accredited level I trauma center!  Trauma centers are designated as levels 1 through 4 by the ACS, with level 1 centers providing the most comprehensive level of care. MCP was a verified level 2 trauma center prior to this successful review in 2017.

There were many people who worked tirelessly to receive this important distinction, but a special thanks goes out to the leadership of Dr. Matthew Carrick, Trauma Medical Director and Dr. David Bar-Or, Trauma Research Director!

Six studies to be presented at the 69th annual AAN meeting this April

The 69th annual American Academy of Neurology meeting will be held in Boston MA between April 22-28th, 2017. The following six abstracts will be presented during the meeting, along with top education programming covering 240 courses. Congrats to all authors for their excellent work!

Increased Cysteinylated Albumin is Associated with More Favorable Outcomes in Ischemic Stroke Patients, A Reflection of Collateral Circulation? Bartt R, Leonard J, Bar-Or R, Rael LT, Bar-Or D. Poster presentation, American Academy of Neurology, Boston MA, April 2017.

Aspirin use is associated with decreased initial stroke severity in patients with acute ischemic stroke: Pilot study. Jensen J, Leonard J, Bar-Or R, Rael LT, Bartt R, Wagner J, Bar-Or D. Poster presentation, American Academy of Neurology, Boston MA, April 2017.

Improving Neurologist Responsiveness For Telestroke Consultations: We Do Better! Wagner J, Salottolo K, Fanale C, Jensen J, Bar-Or D. Poster presentation, American Academy of Neurology, Boston MA, April 2017.

Outcomes after Endovascular Therapy in a Population with Mild Acute Ischemic Stroke: A 6.5 Year Observational Cohort Study at a High-Volume Comprehensive Stroke Center. Frei D, Orlando A, Bellon R, Wagner J, Fanale C, Jensen J, Bartt R, van Vliet R, McCarthy K, Bar-Or D. Poster presentation, American Academy of Neurology, Boston MA, April 2017.

Outcomes after Endovascular Therapy in a Population with Mild Acute Ischemic Stroke and Large Vessel Occlusion: Does Treatment Help? Frei D, Orlando A, Bellon R, Wagner J, Fanale C, Jensen J, Bartt R, van Vliet R, McCarthy K, Bar-Or D.Poster presentation, American Academy of Neurology, Boston MA, April 2017.

Intravenous Tissue Plasminogen Activator for Patients with Mild and Rapidly Improving Ischemic Strokes and Large Vessel Occlusions: Examining In-hospital Outcomes. Wagner J, McGraw C, McCarthy K, Bartt R, Jensen J, Orlando A, Bar-Or D. Poster presentation, American Academy of Neurology, Boston MA, April 2017.

Three studies to be presented at the Society of Trauma Nurses conference

Trauma Research LLC will be presenting three studies at the 20th annual Society of Trauma Nurses conference, to be held April 6-7, 2017 in St. Louis MO.

Only the top three research submissions are selected for a podium presentation. We are honored that two of our abstracts were selected.

Abstracts are as follows.

A Multi-Center Performance Improvement Program Uses Rural Trauma Filters for Benchmarking: An Evaluation of the Findings. Coniglio R, McGraw C, Archuleta M, Benter H, Keiter L, Ramstetter J, Reis E, Romans C, Schell R, Simms K, Smith R, Townsend J. Podium presentation, Society of Trauma Nurses, St Louis MO, April 2017.

Heads up: Describing and Implementing a Time-Saving Head Strike Protocol at a Level II Trauma Center. Wacht S, Salottolo K, Bailee M, Atnip A, Carrick MM. Podium presentation, Society of Trauma Nurses, St Louis MO, April 2017.

Providing Dedicated Outreach to Rural Trauma Centers: A Multidisciplinary Outreach Program Identifies Rural Performance Improvement Filters. Coniglio R, McGraw C, Archuleta M, Benter H, Keiter L, Ramstetter J, Reis E, Romans C, Schell R, Simms K, Smith R, Townsend J. Poster presentation, Society of Trauma Nurses, St Louis MO, April 2017.

5 well received presentations at this year’s AAST!

This year’s AAST was well attended by the trauma research laboratory, including our Director, 3 basic scientists, 3 epidemiologists, and a study coordinator.

Five posters were presented at the Wednesday evening session, and all were very well received. To find out more about the presented abstracts, please see the presentations page.

2016-aast-poster-presentations-001Next year’s AAST meeting will be held in Baltimore, MD; abstract submission deadline is March 1, 2017.

TRLLC welcomes Penrose Hospital, and new staff Catherine and Diane!

Trauma Research, LLC is excited to announce a new partnership with Penrose Hospital, in Colorado Springs, CO.  Penrose Hospital is part of Centura Health, and is currently a level II trauma center.

We are also welcoming Catherine Koola as a clinical epidemiologist and Diane Redmond as a study coordinator for Penrose Hospital.

We look forward to future multi-center studies across all of our affiliate trauma centers!

5 studies to be presented at this year’s AAST meeting in Waikoloa, HI

Abstract acceptance notifications have now been sent out for the The 75th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST).

Trauma Research, LLC will be presenting five studies at this year’s meeting, which will be held at the Hilton Waikoloa Village, Waikoloa, HI September 14-17, 2016. Abstract information is found below. Congrats to all researchers on acceptances!

Severity Of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome Is Associated With Morbidity But Not Mortality Or Injury Characteristics In Trauma Patients. Kristin Salottolo, MPH; Emmett McGuire, MD; Matthew Carrick, MD; Charles W. Mains, MD, David Bar-Or, MD. Presented as a poster presentation on Wednesday, September 14th.

Utility Of The Modified Early Warning Score For Interfacility Transfer Of Patients With Traumatic Injury. Kristin Salottolo, MPH; Jacob Johnson, RN; Matthew Carrick, MD; Mark Gamber, DO; David Bar-Or, MD. Presented as a poster presentation on Wednesday, September 14th.

The Low Molecular Weight Fraction Of Human Serum Albumin (HSA) Inhibits Nfκ B Signaling. Melissa Hausburg, PhD; Elizabeth Frederick, PhD; Gregory Thomas, BS; Leonard Rael, MS; Matthew Carrick, MD; Charles W. Mains, MD; Denetta S. Slone, MD;. David Bar-Or, MD. Presented as a poster presentation on Wednesday, September 14th.

The Low Molecular Weight Fraction Of Human Serum Albumin As A Potential Therapeutic For Inflammatory Conditions Due To Its Role In The COX2 Pathway. Elizabeth Frederick, PhD; Melissa Hausburg, PhD; Leonard Rael, MS; Gregory Thomas, BS; Matthew Carrick, MD; Charles W. Mains, MD; Denetta S. Slone, MD;. David Bar-Or, MD. Presented as a poster presentation on Wednesday, September 14th.

Plasma Of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage And Reversible Cerebral Vasoconstriction Syndrome Patients Increases Brain Endothelial Permeability In Vitro. Gregory Thomas, BS; Leonard Rael, MS; Jan Leonard, MSPH; Matthew Carrick, MD; Denetta S. Slone, MD; Charles W. Mains, MD; Jeffrey Wagner, MD. Presented as a poster presentation on Wednesday, September 14th.