Current Projects

The Clinical Research Program conducts studies aimed at the prevention of disease and injury by early identification of risk factors, the mitigation of the negative health consequences of disease and injury through comparative effectiveness research and the provision of treatments that quicken recovery and reduce disability. Below is a summary of current clinical research projects being conducted in our department.

 

Current Clinical Research Projects in the George Washington University Emergency Department

Study Name

Principal Investigator

Coordinator

Brief Project Description

Acute Care LARC Placement: A Compare and Contrast Study

Dr. Steven Davis

Paige Kulie

This is a prospective cohort study for women of child-bearing age to evaluate and improve access to reproductive healthcare.

Integrating Social Determinants of Health into Risk Adjustment Models: An Opportunity to Improve Care Coordination Strategies for Medicaid Beneficiaries

Dr. Melissa McCarthy

Paige Kulie

This is a prospective cohort study aiming to provide evidence of the value of measuring social determinants of health in the Medicaid population.

Video Discharge Instructions as Adjuncts to Written Discharge Instructions for 3 Common Chief Complaints in the Emergency Department

Dr. Melissa McCarthy

Paige Kulie

This is a randomized controlled trial to determine if video discharge instructions as supplements to written discharge instructions improve understanding of diagnosis, increase patient satisfaction and compliance with post-discharge care in addition to reinforcing comprehension of return precautions.

Application of Ottawa Ankle Rule via Telemedicine

Dr. Neal Sikka

Paige Kulie

This is a prospective cohort study to evaluate the ability of medical providers to use telemedicine to assess patients with ankle injuries compared to an in-person clinical evaluation. 

The use of point-of-care ultrasound to screen for venous thromboembolism in patients with atypical COPD exacerbation

Dr. Hamid Shokoohi

Paige Kulie

This is a prospective cohort study to evaluate the use of ultrasound of the legs and heard in making a diagnosis of blood clots in the lung or legs in cases of COPD exacerbation.

Sonographic Evaluation of Optic Nerve Sheath Diameter Measurements in Correlation with Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Determining an Elevated Intracranial Pressure

Dr. Hamid Shokoohi

Paige Kulie

This is a prospective cohort study to evaluate the use of ultrasound of the eyes to detect increased pressure in the brain.

Intelligent surface for the inhibition of biofilms on urinary catheters

Dr. John LaFleur

Paige Kulie

This is a prospective cohort study to identify a novel means for inhibiting biofilm formation on catheter surfaces for patients with urinary tract infections.