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Multicenter Trials Committee

Purpose: The multi-center trials group is open to all members of the WTA and 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: Carlos Brown, M.D.

Membership: Open to all Members of the WTA

Meetings: Semi-annual Winter: Tuesday at 6:00 during Annual Meeting Fall: During AAST Meeting

Publications to Date: 40 published, 2 in submission.


  1. Enteral Nutrition in the Open Abdomen: A Prospective Observational Study (PI: Clay Cothren Burlew [])

    Data sheet

    IRB Form

    University of Colorado Approval Certificate

  2. A prospective multicenter evaluation of the transfusion of shed thoracic blood in trauma. (PI: Gary Vercruysse [])
    Data sheet
    Original approved IRB submission
    Consent & PHI authorization form

  3. Blunt Bowel and Mesenteric Injury (PI: Michelle McNutt, M.D. [])
    Case Report Form
    UT IRB Application
    UT IRB (CPHS) Approval

  4. Current Diagnosis and Management of Pancreatic Injuries (PI: Walt Biffl [])
    Data Collection Form
    Scripps IRB Application
    Scripps IRB Waiver
    Scripps IRB Approval

  5. The Role of HIV in Post-Injury Coagulation (PI: Rachael Callcut, MD [])
    Project Summary
    Data Collection Form
    UCSF IRB Outcome Letter

  6. Immunologic Response to Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine in Splenic Injury Patients (PI: David V. Shatz, MD, FACS [])
    Study Flow Chart
    Data Collection Form
    Consent Form
    IRB Approval

  7. 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
    USCS IRB Approval
    Rady Children's Ready to Accrue Letter

    Post-concussive Symptom Inventories:
    Ages 5-7 Ages 8-12 Ages 13-18

    Pediatric Quality of Life Inventories:
    Ages 5-7 Ages 8-12 Ages 13-18

    Parent Report on Pediatric Quality of Life Inventories:
    Ages 5-7 Ages 8-12 Ages 13-18

  8. Blunt Visceral Artery Injury
    (PI: Clay Cothren Burlew, MD FACS [])

    Data Collection Form
    IRB Approval