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...


May 1, 2013

Updated Guidance on Exception from Informed Consent for IRBs, Clinical Investigators, and Sponsors

The Food and Drug Administration and the US Department of Health and Human Services released an updated Guidance for Institutional Review Boards, Clinical Investigators and Sponsors on Exception from Informed Consent Requirements for Emergency...


July 8, 2013

Why persons choose to opt out of a trial using exception from informed consent

A study from the Portland site of the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium interviewed individuals who "opted out" of a study on cardiac arrest treatments.  A total of 46 of 50 persons responded.  The most common reasons were opposition to...


January 25, 2013

University of Pennsylvania AVERT Study

In Philadelphia, the University of Pennsylvania reported on its community consultation efforts for a study in trauma.  Overall, the community was supporttive of this trial which will use Exception from Informed Consent.  Details are listed...


May 3, 2012

City Medics and Firefighters Set Record Revival Rate for Cardiac Arrest

Click here for Post-Gazette article Click here for WTAE video


January 29, 2012

Continuous Chest Compression Trial Begins in Pittsburgh Region

The Continuous Chest Compression trial has been approved by local Institutional Review Boards and regulatory bodies.  Surveys and meetings with members of the community indicate support for this trial.  Local paramedics and first...


October 10, 2011

Impedance Threshold Device Study Results

The Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium Study about the Impedance Threshold Device was published in the New England Journal of Medicine (click here to link to article).  This study was conducted in 10 regions of the US and Canada, including...


September 30, 2011

Analyze Early versus Analyze Late Results

The Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium study about Early versus Later rhythm analysis for cardiac arrest was published in the New England Journal of Medicine this month (click here to link to article).  In this study, paramedics compared two...


June 17, 2011

Advertising the Implementation of Continuous Chest Compressions in CPR

The Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh is advertising that the local paramedics plans to test new CPR through local advertisers.  Brochures about the study have been placed on community bulletin boards.  Ads...