An active clinical research program and evidenced-based care at our center ensures the highest level of care for our patients. By conducting research, the Trauma Center staff is on the leading edge of the latest advances in care.
Based on the expertise of members of the department, we are able complete research projects in a variety of areas including injury prevention, chemical dependency and trauma surgery outcomes. We also actively participate in multicenter studies with other trauma centers around the country.
Trauma research at Gundersen is presented at state and national trauma conferences each year and some are published in medical or surgical journals.
Some of our recent projects include:
- Temporary Abdominal Closure: Long-Term Complications.
- Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST): Methods, Accuracy, and Indications.
- Urgent Carotid Endarterectomy for Crescendo Transient Ischemic Attacks and Stroke-in-Evolution: Abstracted Review.
- The Danger of Gravity: An Analysis of Low Level Falls in the Elderly.
- Impact of Computed Tomography Acquisition at Referral Institutions in Trauma Patients.
- Traumatic Extremity Vascular Injuries: A Rural Experience.
- Vascular Trauma in a Rural Environment.
- Non-operative Management of Pediatric Blunt Splenic Injury: Can Successful Outcomes Be Achieved Outside the Designated Children's Hospital?
- Pattern of Craniofacial Fractures Predicts Cranial Nerve Injury After Blunt Trauma.