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TNS Research

Trauma Nova Scotia conducts research on a broad range of topics related to trauma care and trauma system performance, often in collaboration with clinicians, residents, students, and researchers from other departments and institutions. Research activities include retrospective and prospectice studies, multicenter trials, predictive modelling, systematic reviews, and surveys. 

 

The overall goals of TNS research are to improve patient outcomes and the quality of trauma care, enhance performance of the provincial trauma system, and reduce the burden of trauma. 

Recent Publications

Taylor J, et al. Surgeon versus non-surgeon trauma team leaders: a multicenter cohort study of major trauma outcomes. Annals of Emergency Medicine (Under review)

Moore L, et al. Injury outcomes across Canadian trauma systems: a national cohort study. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia (Under review) 

Green RS, et al. Are outcomes worse in patients who develop post-intubation hypotension? CJEM 2022. (PubMed)

Karkada M, et al. A population-based study on the epidemiology of firearm-related injury in Nova Scotia. Injury. 2022. (PubMed)

Bennett N, et al. The effect of legislation on firearm-related deaths in Canada: a systematic review. CMAJ 2022. (PubMed)

Bennett N, et al. Mandatory gunshot wound reporting in Nova Scotia: a pre-post-evaluation of firearm-related injury rates. CJEM 2022. (PubMed)

Hebert S, et al. The use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in severely burned patients: a survey of North American burn centers. Journal of Burn Care & Research 2022. (PubMed)

Kureshi N, et al. Long-term trends in the epidemiology of major traumatic brain injury. Journal of Community Health 2021. (PubMed)

Hurley S, et al. A survey of resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) program implementation in Canadian trauma centres. CJEM 2021. (PubMed)

Hurley S, et al. Comparison of clinical and anatomical criteria for resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) among major trauma patients in Nova Scotia. CJEM 2021. (PubMed)

 

Pratt R, et al. Outcomes of major trauma among patients with chronic kidney disease and receiving dialysis in Nova Scotia: a retrospective analysis. Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open 2021. (PubMed)

Rasmussen J, et al. Successful use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation therapy in patients with 80% full thickness burns. Journal of Burn Care & Research 2021. (PubMed)

Coles SJ, et al. Impact of an early mobilization protocol on outcomes in trauma patients admitted to the intensive care unit: a retrospective pre-post study. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 2020. (PubMed)

Hetherington A, et al. Factors associated with organ donation by trauma patients in Nova Scotia. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 2020. (PubMed)

Higgins S, et al. Early mobilization of trauma patients admitted to intensive care units: A systematic review and meta-analyses. Injury. 2019. (PubMed)

 

Erdogan M, et al. Trauma recidivism in a Canadian province: a 14-year registry review. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2019. (PubMed)

Tansley G, et al. Effect of predicted travel time to trauma care on mortality in trauma patients in Nova Scotia. Canadian Journal of Surgery. 2019. (PubMed)

Erdogan M, et al. Retrospective analysis of alcohol testing in trauma team activation patients at a Canadian tertiary trauma centre. British Medical Journal Open. 2018. (PubMed)

Zatezalo N, et al. Road traffic injuries and fatalities among drivers distracted by mobile devices. Journal of Emergencies, Trauma and Shock. 2018. (PubMed)

Lanteigne S, et al. Organ donation by trauma and non-trauma patients in a Canadian province: a retrospective analysis. Canadian Medical Association Journal Open. 2018. (PubMed)

 

Cameron A, et al. Organ donation in trauma victims: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery 2018. (PubMed)

Boutin A, et al. Hemoglobin thresholds and red blood cell transfusion in adult patients with moderate or severe traumatic brain injuries: a retrospective cohort study. Journal of Critical Care 2018. (PubMed)

Green RS, et al. Age of transfused blood in critically ill adult trauma patients: a prespecified nested analysis of the Age of Blood Evaluation randomized trial. Transfusion 2018. (PubMed)

Green RS, et al. One size does not fit all for Canadian trauma systems. CJEM 2018. (PubMed)

Rouse C, et al. A traumatic tale of two cities: does EMS level of care and transportation model affect survival in patients with trauma at level 1 trauma centres in two neighboring Canadian provinces? Emergency Medicine Journal 2018. (PubMed)

Sawa J, et al. Risk factors for adverse outcomes in older adults with blunt chest trauma: a systematic review. CJEM 2017. (PubMed)

Green RS, et al. Increased mortality in trauma patients who develop postintubation hypotension. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery 2017. (PubMed

Hayre J, et al. A traumatic tale of two cities: a comparison of outcomes for adults with major trauma who present to differing trauma centres in neighbouring Canadian provinces. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine 2017. (PubMed)

Tansley G, et al. Development of a model to quantify the spatial accessibility of a Canadian trauma system. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine 2017. (PubMed)

Trauma Research

PIH in Trauma

Development of postintubation hypotension (PIH) in critically ill patients in the ED and ICU settings is known to be associated with increased morbidity and mortality. It is unclear whether the same is true in the trauma population. To address this, we performed a retrospective analysis of major trauma patients requiring intubation in Nova Scotia... (MORE

Research Awards

ACS Paper Competition

Congratulations to Dr. Gavin Tansley for winning the Best Clinical Eastern Canada Award in the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Regional Competition for his paper titled: "The influence of spatial access to trauma care on mortality for severely injured patients in Nova Scotia".  

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