Research Studies

Our mission is to inspire, empower and support scholarly investigation in the areas related to traumatic injury, injury prevention, critical illness, and emergency general surgery

As mandated by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT), our Level I Trauma Center at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, must show evidence of a research program through publications; grants; presentations at local, regional, and national conferences; and involvement of graduate medical staff (including medical students, surgical residents, and surgical critical care fellows).

Below is a highlight of just a few of the over 30 trauma research studies currently taking place at Baylor Dallas.

Current Studies

Building Resilience with Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback (HRVB): A Randomized Controlled Trial of HRVB to Reduce Burnout in Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit Providers
Secondary Prevention of PTSD Following Exposure to Traumatic Injury among Emergency Care Patients
Strategic Memory Advanced Reasoning Training (SMART) in Adults with TBI during the Post-Acute Stage of Recover
The Burden of Traumatic Injuries related to Motorized Scooter Utilization on a Level I Trauma Center
Current Management of Vaccinating Splenic Trauma Patients Post-Angioembolization: A Retrospective Multi-Institutional Study
Continuity versus Discontinuity for Bowel Injury in Damage Control Laparotomy: A Prospective Multi-Institutional Study
A Prospective, Observational Study of the Effect of Blood Loss on the Serum Levels of Prophylactic Antibiotics in Cardiac Surgery
Wounding Pattern and Medical Interventions in Survivors of Civilian Public Mass Shooting Events: A Retrospective, Multicenter Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) Study
Virtual Reality and tACS for Performance Enhancement (Law Enforcement Officer Performance Enhancement Study; LEOPES)
Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Spinal Cord Injury (SCI): A Randomized Controlled Trial (Outcomes After Spinal Cord Injury Study; OASIS)
Pelvic Angioembolization: A Prospective Multi-Institutional Study
Trauma ICU Prevalence Project (TRIPP): an American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) Multi-Institutional Study
Pain management after appendectomy and cholecystectomy: Is Exparel better than the others?
Prospective Study of Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Chronic Pain and Pain Burden (Consequences of Traumatic Injuries; COTI)
Injury severity isn’t sufficient: A retrospective, multicenter study to evaluate the Need For Trauma Intervention (NFTI) metric as an indicator of major trauma, and the Secondary Triage Assessment Tool (STAT) as a measure of over- and under triage
Aortic Trauma Foundation Blunt Thoracic Aortic Injuries (BTAI)
Associations between postsurgical intervention pancreatic enzyme levels at discharge and 30-day and 12-month outcomes: a retrospective cohort analysis
A Policy Relevant US Trauma Care System Pragmatic Trial for PTSD and Comorbidity (Trauma Survivors Outcomes and Support; TSOS)
Hospital re-admission rates in trauma patients: A deeper look into the causes and remedies
Family Longitudinal Outcome After Trauma (FLOAT) Project
Secondary Traumatic Stress in Clinicians: Impact of working with patients who sustain trauma
The Baylor Trauma Outcome Project (BTOP) Phase I