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EAST Traumacast logo Vasopressin in Hemorrhage Resuscitation - #126

Pressors in trauma resuscitation? Heresy!  Or is it…?  Dr. Carrie Sims discusses her recently published study showing use of low-dose vasopressin in the trauma bay resulted in lower utilization of blood products, with equivalent outcomes.  Dr. Sims also discusses how she was able to get this study through the IRB with exception from informed consent (EFIC), a major hurdle for high-quality trauma research.

Supplemental Information
Effect of low-dose supplementation of arginine vasopressin on need for blood product transfusions in patients with trauma and hemorrhagic shock

Arginine vasopressin, copeptin, and the development of relative AVP deficiency in hemorrhagic shock

The pathogenesis of vasodilatory shock

Early use of vasopressors after injury: caution before constriction

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EAST Traumacast logo Alphabet Soup! NTI, NTRR, CNTR Oh My! - #116

Join us as Pam Bixby, Drs. Don Jenkins, Joseph Dubose and Eileen Bulger explain NTI, NTRR and CNTR – and how these organizations can take your research to the next level! 

The National Trauma Institute (NTI) is a nonprofit, national coordinating center for trauma-related research and a strong advocate for an increased federal investment in trauma research. Projects under NTI’s management have engaged more than 70 investigators across the U.S. and drawn nearly $90 million in federal and state funding since its start in 2006. NTI is the organizing force behind the Coalition for National Trauma Research (CNTR), which includes EAST, AAST, ACS-COT and WTA. 

Dr. Donald Jenkins is a founding board member of NTI and Principal Investigator on the National Trauma Research Repository (NTRR) project, a comprehensive web platform for sharing research data among trauma investigators. Dr. Joseph Dubose is the Principal Investigator on the Prospective Observational Vascular Injury Trial (PROOVIT), a study managed by NTI. Dr. Eileen Bulger is an NTI and CNTR board member and the Principal Investigator on the National Trauma Research Action Plan (NTRAP) project, managed by CNTR. NTRAP is a large-scale effort to establish a national research agenda that spans the continuum of care. The NTRR launched in 2018 and is now accepting clinical trials data.

National Trauma Institute

CNTR - Coalition for National Trauma Research

NTRR - National Trauma Registry Repository

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EAST Traumacast logo Stats! - #109

The Traumacast you've been waiting for! Join your moderators and Dr. Dan Holena as we dive into how to set up research projects and what the stats really mean. Plus Dan explains why you should watch The Blob and what exactly is a statophile?!

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EAST Traumacast logo The National Trauma Research Repository - #105

Drs. Don Jenkins and Michelle Price from the National Trauma Institute introduce the National Trauma Research Repository (NTRR) an exciting new undertaking that aims to combine data from previous and future trauma research sources, such as PROPPR, PROMMTT, the Glue Grant, DOD, etc.  They also discuss how researchers can access these data and contribute their own data to the ever-growing repository.  Got a project idea for a large national database? Check out NTRR to see if this could work for you. 

Disclaimer Statement:
The National Trauma Research Repository is sponsored by the Department of the Army, Prime award #W81XWH-15.2.0089. The U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity, 820 Chandler Street, Fort Detrick MD21702-5014 is the awarding and administering acquisition office. The opinions or assertions contained herein are the private views of the authors and are not to be construed as official or as reflecting the view of the Department of the Army or the Department of Defense.


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EAST Traumacast logo Setting the Agenda and Building Coalitions: The National Trauma Institute and the Coalition for National Trauma Research - Podcast #40 - EP

An interview with Dr. Donald Jenkins, one of the leading figures behind the National Trauma Institute (NTI) and the newly created Coalition for National Trauma Research (CNTR). Dr. Jenkins discusses the history, formation, mission, and future of these two organizations and how they are positively impacting the ability to perform high-quality clinical trauma research and fostering a national trauma research agenda.

Supplementary Materials
The National Trauma Institute information brochure
Coalition for National Trauma Research Website
"The Trauma Research Imperative" from the NTI

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EAST Traumacast logo Trauma Scoring Systems Dr Champion - Podcast #14

Dr. Champion helped establish EAST and describe the ISS/AIS and TRISS scoring systems. We discussion of various commonly used trauma scoring systems and their shortcomings. We also discuss how to go about assessing and creating a scoring system.

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EAST Traumacast logo Measuring Outcomes in Trauma - Podcast #10

A discussion of measuring and comparing outcomes between trauma centers. Discussion involves use of this information by trauma directors and verifying bodies. 

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