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Learn more information about research projects currently recruiting in the UHN emergency departments!

SEE DESKTOP RESEARCH CARDS IN THE ED FOR SPECIFIC PROJECT CONTACT INFO
 

1) AFTER AFIB STUDY

The study objective is to validate the clinical decision instrument AFTER (predicts 30-day mortality), AFTER2 (composite 30-day hospitalization & mortality), and predictors of return ER visits (a proxy for AF symptom burden). The ultimate goal is to safely keep more AF patients in their homes. By accurately identifying high-risk patients for either admission or intensive outpatient care, these tools could safely facilitate more ED discharges, substantially reducing the number of ED AF patients who are hospitalized.

Who to recruit? 
•          Enroll all ED patients with Afib as primary diagnosis at both TGH and TWH
•          Log into desktop icon (installed on all ED computers) and complete data collection form 
•          Receive a free coffee card for recruiting!

2) POST-CONCUSSION

The primary objective of this study is to identify differences in oculomotor function and visual scanning behaviour (VSB) between participant with and without acute concussion. The aim is also to investigate patterns of change and recovery in oculomotor function and VSB in participants who suffered a concussion.

Who to recruit?

•          Patients age 18-60 presenting to the TWH ED only with concussion within 7 days of event

•          Text Investigator

•          Monday to Friday business hours only