News & Events

May 24, 2011

Improving Survival From Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Clifton W. Callaway, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor and executive vice chair of emergency medicine, presented his inaugural lecture as the Ronald D. Stewart Endowed Chair on “Improving Survival from Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Pittsburgh” to The...


April 25, 2011

ROC Seeks Community Input on Test of New CPR

The Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (ROC) is seeking public comment about a new clinical trial.  The study, called "Continuous Chest Compressions," will compare two strategies for performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for...


April 5, 2011

New FDA Guidance on Exception from Informed Consent

The FDA issued an updated Guidance for Institutional Review Boards and Investigators about Exception from Informed Consent.  The new Guidance is a question and answer format that describes the current interpretations of the federal regulations...


March 27, 2011

Study in Lancet examines consent-related delays in emergency research

A letter to the medical journal The Lancet from Professor Ian Roberts and colleagues in London examined the potential effects of time delays related to obtaining written informed consent on the ability to detect beneficial therapies for trauma...


February 10, 2011

Results of Real-time CPR Feedback Study

The study of real-time CPR feedback appeared this week in the British Medical Journal.  In this study, paramedics in Pittsburgh and Seattle tested defibrillators that measured the performance of CPR, and that provided automatic prompts to...


November 20, 2009

Effect of Real-time CPR Feedback Reported at Resuscitation Science Symposium

Emergency medical service (EMS) providers in the United States assess an estimated 350,000 cardiac arrests each year... Download the CPR Feedback Study Press Release


November 06, 2009

NHLBI Stops Enrollment in Study on Resuscitation Methods for Cardiac Arrest

Enrollment has ended early in a large, multicenter clinical trial comparing two distinct resuscitation strategies delivered by emergency medical service (EMS) providers to increase blood flow during cardiac arrest... Download the NHLBI's...


May 12, 2009

NHLBI Stops Enrollment in Study for Patients with TBI

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health has stopped enrollment into a clinical trial testing the effects of highly concentrated (hypertonic) saline... Download the press release "NHLBI Stops...


March 26, 2009

NHLBI Halts Study for Patients with Shock Due to Lack of Survival Benefit

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health has stopped a clinical trial studying the benefits and safety of... Download the press release "NHLBI Halts Study for Patients with Shock Due to Lack of...