Utilizing a Structured Communication Tool as a Method to Decrease Patient Falls Save

Date Added
October 31st, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00080596
Researcher
Georgina Lucas

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Keywords
Aging, Bone, Geriatrics, Inflammation, Joint, Pain, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Studies, Surgery
Summary

This study seeks to identify the impact of structured communication between Registered nurses (RNs) and Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAP) to decrease the fall rate and number of injurious falls on a Medical-Surgical unit. A seven item tool addressing fall risks (pocket card) will be utilized to communicate fall risks on admission, at hand off of care, and every 4 hrs.

Institution
Palmetto
Recruitment Contact
Carol Tuten
803-665-4234
carol.tuten@palmettohealth.org

INFINITY Total Ankle Replacement Follow-up (ITAR) Save

Date Added
August 14th, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00080181
Researcher
Christopher Gross

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Keywords
Bone
Summary

This study is a long term follow-up of ankle replacement surgery using the INFINITY ankle replacement device. The goal of this study is to better understand how long the INFINITY ankle replacement device lasts inside the human body. The targeted population is patients with severe rheumatoid arthritis, traumatic injury, or degenerative arthritis.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Robert McClam
843-792-7238
mcclamr@musc.edu

Perioperative Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Patients Undergoing Elective Total Knee Arthroplasty: A prospective, randomized, open-label, controlled multi-center trial. Save

Date Added
July 9th, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00072742
Researcher
Frank Voss

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Keywords
Bone
Summary

This is a prospective, randomized, controlled, open label, parallel two-arm design, multi-center study to compare different perioperative antibiotic administration protocols with regard to surgical site infection/periprosthetic joint infection rates in elective total knee arthroplasty (TKA).

Institution
Palmetto
Recruitment Contact
Kayla Cole
803-296-9585
kayla.cole@palmettohealth.org

Reduced Pressure Reaming versus Standard Reaming for the Treatment of Impending Pathologic Femur Fractures Save

Date Added
January 16th, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00063851
Researcher
Lee Leddy

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Keywords
Bone, Cancer, Cancer/Lymphoma, Cancer/Myeloma, Cancer/Other, Cancer/Sarcoma, Surgery
Summary

This study is for patients that have suffered a femur fracture due to metastatic cancer. The standard of care for this type of fracture is to stabilize the bone with an intramedullary nail. When preparing the femur for the nail, pressure can cause fat to enter the bloodstream and travel to the heart, causing heart and lung complications. The procedure being investigated in this study is called reduced pressure reaming. In this procedure the surgeon will use a device with suction when preparing the bone for the nail in order to decrease pressure and decrease the amount of fat that enters the bloodstream. Patients will be randomly assigned to either the standard preparation (standard reaming), or the reduced pressure preparation (reduced pressure reaming). After surgery, both treatment groups will followed according to standard practices at 2 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months, and 6 months.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Robert McClam
843-792-7238
mcclamr@musc.edu

Transcutaneous Oxygen as a Predictor of Wound Healing in Preoperatively Radiated Soft Tissue Sarcoma Save

Date Added
November 21st, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00059404
Researcher
Lee Leddy

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Keywords
Bone, Cancer, Surgery
Summary

Roughly half of patients who have sarcoma surgery with preoperative radiation have wound complications after surgery. This goal of this study is to look at the levels of oxygen in the skin before and after surgery and compare them to the wound outcome. The information gained could lead to a change in surgical practices.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Robert McClam
843-792-7238
mcclamr@musc.edu

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