Active Studies


If you would like to volunteer or receive more information about a particular study listed below, please send a request to volunteer@anest.wustl.edu, note which study or studies you may be interested in and how you can be contacted, and one of our research coordinators will contact you with more information.

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Avidan - SATISFY-SOS: Systematic Assessment and Targeted Improvement of Services Following Yearlong Surgical Outcomes Surveys

Avidan - The Prevention of Delirium and Complications Associated with Surgical Treatments (PODCAST)

Avidan - Reconstructing Consciousness and Cognition

Bach - Non-Surgical Septal Reduction Therapy in Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy Registry

Cavallone - A double blind, randomized, placebo controlled, crossover study to investigate the anti-hyperalgesic efficacy of a single dose of Fenobam on heat/capsaicin induced cutaneous hyperalgesia in adult healthy volunteers.

Dave - Implantable Systems Performance Registry (ISPR) and Protocol Surveillance Registry (PSR)

Hotchkiss - Cellular Mechanisms of Sepsis and Organ Failure

Hotchkiss - The Role of Co-stimulatory Molecules in Sepsis

Kangrga - Monitoring Brain Perfusion and Cerebral Oximetry in Carotid Endarterectomy Surgeries

Kharasch - Genotype Screening for Clinical Study Cohorts

Kharasch - Role of CYP2B6 polymorphisms in methadone metabolism and clearance

Kharasch - Influence of Efavirenz and Ritonavir on Human Brain P-Glycoprotein Activity using PET Imaging

Kharasch - Bioequivalence and Clinical Effects of Generic and Brand Bupropion BalanCe

Morrissey - New non-invasive methods for real-time monitoring of organ function

Morrissey - Urine Proteome of Surgical Patients and Healthy Volunteers

Nagele - Hidradenitis suppurativa - a Mendelian trait? Genetic pedigree and linkage analysis

Nagele - Nitrous Oxide as treatment for major depression – a pilot study

Nagele - QTc Interval Dispersion in General, Regional and Local Anesthesia

Nagele - High-sensitivity Cardiac Troponin T Elevation after Cardiac Stress Testing - A Pilot Study

Palanca - Optical Imaging of Brain Networks During Sleep

Palanca - Diffuse Optical Tomography of Surgical Patients Undergoing General Anesthesia

Puyo - Sore throat secondary to endotracheal intubation: the role of neutrophil activation

Sharma - A Feasibility Study of Photoacoustic Imaging for In Vivo Characterization of Morphology and Functionality

Sharma - Predicting Perioperative Opioid Adverse Effects and Personalizing Analgesia in Children: A Multicenter Pharmacogenetic Study

Sharma - Parental satisfaction with a pediatric pre-anesthesia assessment clinic

Sharma - Methadone in Pediatric Anesthesia II