The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health, is looking for individuals to participate in clinical studies. Participating in clinical trials allows you to play an active role in research on the nature and causes of many disorders of the brain and nervous system, and to possibly help physician-scientists develop future treatments. The information below is designed to help you quickly learn about actively recruiting research studies for which you or someone you know may be eligible.


Specific Aim 1: Determine the relationship between PEGASUS program implementation and TBI guideline adherence (Aim 1a), and assess system, provider, patient, implementation and guideline factors associated with TBI guideline adherence (Aim 1b). Hypothesis: Centers that receive the PEGASUS program have higher TBI guideline adherence (main outcome), as well as better discharge survival and 3-month Glasgow Outcome Scale-Extended (GOSE) score (secondary outcomes) than centers who receive usual care. Specific Aim 2: Create a value stream map (VSM) to identify value-added processes of care associated with TBI guideline adherence. Hypothesis: ICU activity flows of TBI care during the first 72 hours will reveal value-added as well as non-value-added processes in severe TBI care. PEGASUS program implementation will result in more value-added TBI care processes and better TBI guideline adherence. Specific Aim 3: Use computer simulation to develop and disseminate a real-world best practices blueprint for TBI guideline adherence. Hypothesis: This model will identify the impact of the PEGASUS program on KPIs, outcomes (Aim 1), and process activities (Aim 2). Iterative computer simulations will then demonstrate the relationship among PEGASUS program components and how relative changes in these components impact the magnitude, direction and choice of operations downstream in TBI care and patient outcomes to inform development of a blueprint for wide dissemination of best-practice guidelines.

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Inclusion Criteria: - Mechanism or head CT consistent with TBI -

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