Active Research


CO-PI and Study Title



Ferraris, Victor A comparison of post-operative thrombotic complication for on-pump versus off-pump CABG Investigator Open
  Platelet function in Early Stage Lung Cancer-a Pilot Study *Investigator Open - 10 Patients
  Comparison of Operative Risk Scoring Algorithms as Applied to a Local Series of Cardiothoracic Surgery Patients Investigator Open
  Surgery for Infective Endocarditis, A Retrospective Review of Outcomes Investigator Open
  Baxter-Ocean (Celstat) Pending-Baxter Ferraris-Sponsor hold until Spring 2014
  Outcomes of Traumatic Injuries in Patients Receiving Warfarin Therapy Investigator-Initiated  
Hoopes, Charles CentriMag RVAS post approval study Thoratec Open - 1 Patient
  Biologic commonalities associated with degeneration in function of cardiac skeletal and respiratory muscles in patients with heart failure *Investigator Open - 90 Patient
  INTERMACS-VAD therapy database *Investigator Open
  ECMO Support compared to mechanical ventilation for acute respiratory failure:  A pilot study **Investigator Open
  Ex-Vivo Lung Perfusion (Lung in the Box) Study Investigator Open
  SynCardia Temporary Total Artificial Heart (TAH-t) Postmarket Surveillance Study SynCardia Systems Incorporated 05/01/12 -
  SynCardia Freedom Driver System Study SynCardia Systems Incorporated 03/01/2012 -

CO-PI: Mark Bradley, Connie Dampier, Stacy Ford, Timothy Mullet, Mark Plunkett, and Hassan Reda

Levitronix CentriMag VAS Failure to Wean from Cardiopulmonary Bypass Trial

Thoratec Laboratories Co 10/18/2011 -
Martin, Jeremiah Thoracoscopic Lung Cancer Staging Potential  
Mullett, Timothy Spiration IBV valve system-Humanitarian use device *Investigator Open - 14 Patients
  A Randomized, Multicenter, Open-Label, Phase III Study of Gemcitabine-Cisplatin Chemotherapy plus Necitumumab (IMB-11F8) Versus Gemcitabine-Cisplatin Chemotherapy Alone in the First Line Treatment of Patients with Stage IV Squamous Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer PPD Development Inc 02/01/2011 -
  An International, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blinded, Placebo-Controlled Study of Luacnix Maintenance Therapy for Stages III/IV NSCLC Subjects Who Have Responded to or Have Stable Disease Following One Regimen of Front-line, Platinum-based Combination Chemotherapy NovaRX Corp 05/01/2011 -
  A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study to Evaluate the Long-term Safety and Efficacy of Darbepoetin Alfa Administered at 500 ug Once Every 3 Weeks in Anemic Subjects with Advanced NSCLC Receiving Multi-cy... AMGen 02/26/2010 -
  Spiration IBV Valve System-Humanitarian Use Device Investigator-Initiated  
Reda, Hassan Phase 2b, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, safety and efficacy trial of multiple dosing regimens of ABT-719 for the prevention of acute kidney injury in subjects undergoing high risk cardiac surgery Abbvie M13-796 Open - 1 Patient
  Phase 2b, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, safety and efficacy trial of multiple dosing regimens of ABT-719 for the prevention of acute kidney injury in subjects undergoing high risk major surgery Abbvie M13-796 Open - Screening
  Evaluation of Perioperative Metoprolol Tartrate for Atrial Arrhythmis Prophylaxis in Patients Undergoing Non-cardiac Thoracic Surgery Investigator-Initiated  
Saha, Sibu Rheos™ Pivotal Trial. Resistant Hypertension CVRx  
  A Phase II, Randomized, Double-Blind, Multicenter, Multinational, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel-Groups Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Intramuscular Injections of Allogeneic PLX-PAD Cells for the Treatment of Subjects with Intermittent Claudication (IC) Pluristem Open
  Cardiac Tumors and Surgical Management:  A Retrospective Review Investigator  
  Trends and practice in management of spontaneous pneumothorax: A single center experience Investigator Open
  Lobectomy/Wedge Resection for Lung Cancer: An Outcomes Analysis of 500 cases from 2002-2007 Investigator Open
  Barostim Neo Hypertension Pivotal Trial Pending-CVRx  
  RHEOS Pivotal Trial CVRx 09/04/2007 -
  A Phase Two, Randomized, Open-label (with Blinded Plasminogen Activator and Placebo Control Group) Study to Evaluate the Effects of Different Intra-thrombus Infusion Regimens of Plasmin (Human) Compared to Plasminogen Activator and Placebo Talecris Biotherapeutics 07/17/2011 -
  An Open-Label, Randomized, Multicenter Phase IIIb Study to Access the Efficacy, Safety and Tolerance of Beriplex P/N Compared with Plasma for Rapid Reversal of Coagulopathy in Urgent/Emergency Surgery CSL Behring GmbH 01/07/2010 -
  Pneumenectomy for Lung Cancer and Outcome Analysis of 100 Consecutive Cases Investigator-Initiated  
  A Retrospective Review of Carotid Endarectomy in Cardiothoracic Surgery from 2002-2009 Investigator-Initiated Open
  A Retrospective Review of Mediastinoscopy in Cardiothoracic Surgery from 2002-2007 Investigator-Initiated  
  Study to Evaluate the Safety and Tolerability of Four Different Methods of Administering Plasmin in Patients with Acute Lower Extremity Native Artery or Bypass Graft Occlusion Talecris  
  Study to Assess the Clinical Safety and Efficacy of Intramuscular (IM) Injection of Allogeneic Placental Derived ASCs (PLX-PAD Cells) for the Treatment of Subjects with Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI) Pluristem  
  Effects of Dietary Watermelon Powder on Atherosclerosis and Hypertension in a Mouse Model Investigator-Initiated  

CO-PI: Victor Ferraris

TachoSil — A Randomized, Open-Label, Parallel-Group, Multi-Center Trial to Compare Efficacy and Safety of TachoSil versus Surgical Original for the Secondary Hemostatic Treatment of Needle Hole Bleeding in Vascular Surgery

Nycomed Amersham Inc. 03/19/2012 - 02/28/2014

CO-PI: Connie Dampier, Victor Ferraris, and Stacy Ford

A Prospective, Single-Blind, Randomized, Phase III Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Fibrin Sealant Grifols (FS Grifols) as an Adjunct to Hemostasis During Peripheral Vascular Surgery.

Grifols Biologicals Inc. 05/29/2012 - 05/31/2014
Sekela, Michael Intramyocardial Application of Stem Cells in Combination with Transmyocardial Laser Revascularisation (TMLR) **Investigator Pending IRB submission/approval and indemnification/medicare
Turner, Vicky Randomized, Prospective Evaluation of 2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate Cloths to Reduce Surgical Site Infection in Elective Cardiothoracic Surgery Patients University of Rochester 04/01/2010 - 11/30/2012
Wang, Dongfang SSTR: Development of Percutaneous DLC for Total Cava-Pulmonary Assistance NIH: W-Z Biotech LLC 07/01/2011 - 05/31/2012
Yanagida, Roh Delayed Sternal Closure after Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation with Vacuum Assisted Device:  A Retrospective Review May 2008-October 2012 Investigator Open
Zwischenberger, Joseph Unliquidated Obligations: TLI Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences  
  Development of a Perfusion-Induced Systemic Hyperthermia Delivery Apparatus Exatherm LLC 07/01/2011 - 06/30/2012
  SBIR: Novel Dense Hollow Fiber for Blood Gas Exchange Medarray Inc 11/01/2011 - 06/30/2012