Multicenter Trials Committee

Purpose: The multicenter trials group was formed in order to review and/or research areas of trauma care where large numbers of patients are needed to answer clinically relevant questions. Studies performed and published by this group have a very high citation index in the Journal of Trauma.

Chair: Chad Ball, M.D.

Click here for the MTC Guidelines

Membership: Multicenter Trial Committee membership

Meetings: Semi-annual

Winter: Tuesday at 6:00 during Annual Meeting
Fall: During AAST Meeting

Publications to Date: 50 publications.

Active Studies

1. The Role of HIV in Post-Injury Coagulation
(PI: Rachael Callcut, MD [])

Project Summary
Data sheet
UCSF IRB Approval

2. Immunologic Response to Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine in Splenic Injury Patients
(PI: David V. Shatz, MD [])

Study Protocol
Data Collection Form
Study Flow Chart
Consent Form
UC-Davis IRB Approval

3. Trauma and mild TBI in a pediatric population: A pilot longitudinal descriptive study assessing post-concussive symptoms, functional and quality of life outcomes.
(PI: Susan Biffl, MD [])

Research Plan
Demographics Questionnaire
IRB Approval
Ready to Accrue Letter

Post-concussive AssementPEDSQLPEDSQL Parent Report
5-7 years old 5-7 years old 5-7 yearsld
8-12 years old 8-12 years old 8-12 years old
13-18 years old 13-18 years old 13-18 years old


4. Thoracostomy Tube Irrigation for Retained Hemothorax
(PI: Thomas Carver, MD [])

Study Proposal
Study Protocol
Data Sheet
Data Dictionary
Coordinating Site Protocol
IRB Application

5. A Multi-Center Prospective Evaluation of Pre-Hospital Ketamine Administration and ED Disposition in the Trauma Patient
(PI: Alison Smith, MD, PhD [])

Study Protocol
Data Collection
LSU IRB Approval