Acute Care Research tests promising new treatments for unexpected and sudden life-threatening situations. 

The obligation to improve standard treatments that yield poor results in life-threatening conditions is considered an ethical imperative.

Current Studies

Study of Tranexamic Acid during Air Medical Prehospital transport (STAAMP) trial

Although advances in the care of the severely injured patient have occurred over the last decade, the most acute threat to severely injured patients is uncontrolled hemorrhage (bleeding). This bleeding results in significant early death and the...

Amiodarone, Lidocaine or Placebo (ALPS)

Pittsburgh is planning to participate in the Amiodarone, Lidocaine, Placebo Study (ALPS).  You can comment on whether this trial should be conducted in this region in our survey.  ALPS is being conducted by the Resuscitation Outcomes...

News & Events

July 29, 2014

News in Pittsburgh about Exception from Informed Consent Trials

Adam Smeltz, writing for Trib Total Media, has reviewed the STAAMP trial and the PAMPER trial.  Both of these trials use Exception from Informed Consent.  In his article, Smeltz interviews several ethicists who discuss the basis for...

July 15, 2014

Blog Post about Exception from Informed Consent

Jessica Craig writes in the Pitt News about research involving Exception from Informed Consent.  Focussing on the Emergency Preservation and Resuscitation trial, she raises important questions to discuss about the balance between subject...