Clinical Research in Trauma

The Trauma Service and the UVA Trauma Center have an intense and varied clinical research program.

Major areas of study resulting in recent publications include:

  • Interhospital vs. Direct Transfer of Major Trauma Patients
  • CT vs. DPL in the Diagnosis of Abdominal Injury Following Blunt Trauma
  • Lactic Acidosis Correlates with Morbidity and Mortality Following Severe Traumatic Injury
  • Blunt Hepatic Trauma
  • Coagulopathy in Severe Blunt Head Injury

Presentations from the Trauma Service and the UVA   TraumaCenter have won the Virginia Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Trauma Resident Paper competition for the last three consecutive years.

Current Studies and Pending Publications include:   

  • Angiography is Superior to External Fixation in Severe Pelvic Fractures
  • Utility of Super-Selective Angiography in Diagnosis of Vascular Injury from Pelvic Fracture
  • Randomized, Prospective Trial of Length of Bedrest Following Non-Operative Management of Blunt Hepatic and Splenic Injury
  • The Silver Day: Correction of Occult Hypoperfusion Within 24 Hours of Traumatic Injury Reduces Morbidity and Mortality
  • Elderly Trauma: Outcome and Reimbursement
  • Prospective Examination of Head-Injury Management Strategies
  • The Effectivenes of Whole Blood PT Testing in Head Injury
  • Prospective Examination of a Lung Protective Management Protocol in Acute Lung Injury

For more information or possible collaboration contact:

Jeffrey S. Young, MD, FACS
Phone: (434) 982-3549
Fax: (434) 924-2260