Medical Student Research Fellowship for Summer 2010
Mentor: Pamela J. Okada, MD
Room number: CMCD E2.201
a) Mail Code: CMCD E2.201
Phone number: 214-456-1145
Project title: Review of Orthopeadic Injuries and Induced Cooling
Human subjects IRB approved project number (where applicable): 102008-066
Animal subjects IRB approved project number (where applicable):
Project Type (patient-based research, animal-based research, or basic research; this characterization is only to permit a general classification for grouping similar types of projects) This is patient-based research.
Brief Description of Project:
We will be analyzing the data of all traumatic brain injury patients with orthopaedic fractures seen at Children's Medical Center Dallas from January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2007. The trauma registrar has provided the research team with this list of patients based upon the ICD-9 codes we provide. Data for each patient will be obtained from the Children's Medical Center Dallas electronic medical record, then analyzed to detect any correlations between hypothermia treatment and orthopaedic injury complications.
Previous Research Activities or Publications with Medical Students: None