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Current Research Initiatives

Current Studies (Active With IRB Approval)

  • FOCUS HIV/HCV Screening and Linkage
  • Cepheid Rapid HIV VIral Load Testing in ED
  • Cepheid Rapid HCV Viral Load Testing in ED
  • Acute HIV and HCV Diagnosis in the Emergency Department amongst People Who Inject Drugs (PWID)
  • Persistence of a HIV False Positive Signal after Initial ED Screening
  • NIDA CTN-0099 Oral Buprenorphine vs. IM Buprenorphine for Opioid Withdrawal
  • Medically Assisted Therapy Program
  • Syringe Services Program/Needle Exchange Program in Conjunction with Tampa Bay Street Medicine
  • SPOT IV Dalvancin for pediatric patients with cellulitis
  • Annexa-I Andexanet Factor Xa Reversal in Intracerebral Hemorrhage
  • Annexa-S Andexanet for Factor Xa Reversal in preparation for urgent/emergent surgery/procedures/operations
  • Kaliga Biosciences Light Spectroscopy Saliva Analysis for Covid-19 Diagnostics
  • Kaliga Biosciences Light Spectroscopy Blood for serum chemistry
  • Kaliga Biosciences Light Spectroscopy Palm for serum chemistry
  • Impact of prior gun shot wounds on living patients
  • Viewpoints of firearm policy of patients who have been injured by gun violencE
  • Implementation of a highly potent new oral one-time delivery opioid medication to decrease admission rates in patients with Sickle Cell Disease
  • Pinellas County EMS CPR Quality in Austere Environment
  • Resuscitation Vector Study for Defibrillation
  • Critical Stress/PTSD in EMS First Responders
  • EMS Opioid Delivery Patient Transport Study
  • EMS Perception Surrounding Naloxone Administration and Opioid Use Disorder
  • EMS Perception of Supraglottic Airway Device in Pediatric Resuscitation
  • Pinellas County Medical Examiner Synthetic Opioid Trend Analysis
  • Magnesium Sulfate as an Adjunct Therapy in Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department with Acute Atrial Fibrillation With Rapid Ventricular Rate - A Feasibility Study.
  • Analysis of SIM Fellowship Directors Viewpoints on Simulation Training
  • Utilization of Virtual Reality in Simulation Training
  • Use of Social Media Based Medical Students transitioning to Emergency Medicine Residency in conjunction with CORD
  • Radiation Safety in Emergency Department Hallway Patients
  • Fluid Resuscitation in Sepsis: Analysis of Fluid Delivery in patients not meeting Sep-1 Criteria
  • The Relationship Between GRIT and Burnout - establishing resistance to burnout
  • Burnout: A Prospective Cohort Analysis of Medical Students, Residents and Attending in Emergency Medicine
  • Transvaginal Ultrasound Training in Residency
  • Perceptions of Opioid Use and Misuse Among Cancer Patients
  • Analysis of a concussion pathway
  • Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE) in Cardiac Resuscitation

Covid-19 Trials Coordinated by E.D. Acute Care Research Team

  • USF/TGH Covid Full Patient Registry
  • eFFector Zotatifin RCT
  • 3D PCR Swabs
  • Regeneron - Assessing Efficacy of Sarilumab
  • Convalescent Plasma for Patients with Covid-19
  • The HERO Registry: HCQ for prophylaxis of frontline healthcare workers
  • Remdesivir for Pediatric patients
  • EMS Frontline Provider Covid-19 Serology Study