Neurologic EMERGENCIES

STROKE  |  SPINAL CORD INJURY  |  TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY  |  ...

Acute neurologic injuries in the brain and spinal cord are among the hardest injuries to treat. Each year in the United States, an estimated 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury, 795,000 suffer a stroke and 17,000 sustain a spinal cord injury. That’s why we’re developing diagnostics, monitors and therapeutics for patients who suffer acute neurologic catastrophes such as traumatic brain injury, hemorrhagic stoke, and acute spinal cord injury.


INFLAMMATION & MULTI-ORGAN FAILURE

SEPSIS  |  ARDS  |  RENAL FAILURE  |  ACUTE LUNG INJURY  |  ...

Sepsis is a severe inflammatory response to infection that can lead to multiple organ failure, resulting in permanent disability or death. Affecting more than one million patients a year, sepsis is one of the top 10 causes of death in the United States. Our research aims to enhance the pathophysiologic understanding of inflammation to develop new technologies for ultra-early diagnosis and therapeutic guidance.


CRITICAL heart conditions

CARDIAC ARREST  |  CARDIOGENIC SHOCK  |  HEART FAILURE  |  ...

Each year in the United States, approximately 325,000 sudden cardiac arrests occur outside the hospital, with a survival rate of only 12%. Our comprehensive approach to understanding the pathophysiology of cardiac arrest and cardiogenic shock guides our development of next generation diagnostic tools and therapeutics.


TRAUMA & COMBAT CASUALTY CARE

LIFE-THREATENING INJURY  |  TRAUMATIC SHOCK  |  TBI  | HEMORRHAGE  CONTROL  |  PROLONGED FIELD CARE  |  ...

Trauma is the leading cause of death in the U.S. between the ages of 1 and 46, accounting for 41 million ER visits each year. On the battlefield, approximately 80% of all deaths occur within the first 30 minutes of wounding. Several important medical and surgical innovations created for military conflicts have found their way into everyday emergency and critical care practice. Research done at MCIRCC plays a significant role in developing technologies that will be used to save lives both on the battlefield and here at home. 

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Critical Care Life Support

PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS  |  HEMODYNAMIC MONITORING  |  THERAPEUTICS  |  ...

Each year, more people die from critical illness or injury than cancer or heart disease. It is the silent epidemic of our country that poses a huge cost to patients, families, and the healthcare system. While critical illness can impact every body part in a different way, many of our technologies and therapeutics can be adapted to improve outcomes for patients across the board.