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Research

Highlighted Clinical Trials

RED CORAL: PETAL Repository of Electronic Data COVID-19 Observational Study

Status: Active
Period: March 2020 to June 2020
NCT ID: N/A

Rational
The epidemiology of patients hospitalized with severe COVID-19 has not been well defined, especially in the American context. There are significant knowledge gaps regarding demographics, clinical characteristics, trajectory of disease, timing of recovery, predictors of organ failure and death, resource utilization, and post-hospital outcomes. In response, the purpose of the RED CORAL study is to inform epidemiology and resource utilization through data collection and creation of a data repository.

The Prevention and Early Treatment of Acute Lung Injury (PETAL) Network is a consortium of academic and affiliated hospitals across the United States, funded by the NHLBI to conduct clinical trials in patients with or at risk for critical illness, including ARDS. Our Network’s goal is to improve outcomes of patients with acute and critical illness through research.

Study Aim
We will identify acute and critically ill patients with COVID-19 and collect detailed data from their hospital stay. We will contribute data to the WHO/ ISARIC COVID registry and to the scientific community in order to advance United States participation in studies of global epidemiology. We will use the data to increase understanding of the clinical course of COVID-19.

Study Population
RED CORAL will include adult patients with confirmed COVID-19 hospitalized at participating sites who have available clinical data. The study period will include patients who present for admission to study hospitals between March 1 and April 1, 2020.

 

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Selected Recent Publications

Pacheco GS, Patanwala AE, Leetch AN, Mendelson JS, Hurst NB, Sakles JC. "Intubation During Pediatric Cardiac Arrest in the Emergency Department Is Associated With Reduced First-Pass Success." Pediatr Emerg Care. 2022;38(5):e1271-e1276.
Hurst NB, Grossart EA, Knapp S, et al. "Do mnemonics help healthcare professionals learn and recall cholinergic toxidromes?" Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2022:1-3.
Rosario J, Lewiss RE, Stolz LA, et al. "Creating a more racial-ethnic inclusive clinical ultrasound community." Am J Emerg Med. 2022;54:208-211.