Trauma clinical trials at UCLA
2 in progress, 1 open to eligible people
open to eligible people ages 18 years and up
This study will test whether endothelial dysfunction could be the early subclinical mechanism by which posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) increases cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, and whether posttraumatic fear-a key component of PTSD-or another PTSD dimension could be the target to offset that risk. The results of this study may help trauma-exposed individuals who are at risk of having CVD events.
Los Angeles, California
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Traumatic injury and inadequate follow-up care are a significant cause of morbidity and 10% of all deaths in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). In Cameroon, ~50% of all emergency department (ED) visits are due to traumatic injury, which is likely only ~60% of all traumatic injuries. In the subset of patients who seek care, follow-up after discharge can save lives, yet is uncommon due to both supply-side (e.g., under-resourced health systems, poor data) and demand-side (e.g., poverty) barriers, resulting in preventable complications after discharge (e.g., sepsis, osteomyelitis). Consequently, better follow-up care of trauma patients is a neglected, but high-yield opportunity to improve injury outcomes, especially when coupled with mobile health technologies (mHealth) to better predict and implement post-discharge care, preventing disability and death. Thus, in this study, the investigators will scale up an existing trauma registry and expand use of a mHealth screening tool (triage tool). At 10 hospitals, the investigators will implement a trauma registry and mHealth tool and evaluate success in a mixed-methods study; a quantitative prospective cohort of all eligible injured patients will be followed for 6 months after discharge and an inductive qualitative study.
Our lead scientists for Trauma research studies include Catherine Juillard, MD, MPH.