When minutes matter
The Critical Care Research Center at Regions Hospital is a physician-led research group that conducts integrated clinical research that spans the entire continuum of patient care. We are unique in our ability to implement clinical research activities from the time an ambulance arrives at a patient’s side until discharge from the hospital and beyond. We provide support to our investigators in federal, industry and investigator-initiated trials to improve patient outcomes and advance medicine.
Our center oversees clinical research in these specialty areas:
- Emergency medical services
- Emergency medicine department
- Surgical intensive care unit
- Medical intensive care unit
- Burn and Wound Care Center
- Level I Adult and Pediatric Trauma Centers
- Hospital medicine department
- General surgery
Our clinician investigators are leading active studies in the areas of traumatic brain injury, cardiac arrest resuscitation, septic shock and pain management.
Biomarker Levels as a Predictor of Concussion Severity OUTcomes (BlacOUT)
We are studying whether a blood test can predict how severe concussion symptoms may be using a serum protein biomarker (SNTF). The goal is to show whether a blood test for SNTF at the emergency department visit can predict severity and length of concussion symptoms. It could then identify patients at risk for severe symptoms, which would help with treatment planning at the time of injury.