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Anesthesiology Research

ACRU Mission Statement

The Anesthesia Clinical Research Unit is committed to supporting the hospital’s mission for world changing research, one study at a time. We strive to be the leading source of research and discovery for anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine. Our work is characterized by the joint values of efficiency, ethics, and excellence.

Researchers in the Department of Anesthesiology conduct a variety of basic and clinical investigations in laboratories, ICUs and main operating rooms, and clinical services.

Basic and Clinical research includes studies of:

  • Does Anesthesia Harm the Developing Brain?
  • The Pharmacokinetics of Dexmedetomidine in Children
  • Pediatric Anesthesia NeuroDevelopment Assessment
  • Prospective Evaluation of Intra and Perioperative Anesthesia Ecents/Complications in Infants with Craniosynostosis Undergoing Endoscopic Cranial Suture Removal
  • Multicenter Study of Use and Complications in Pediatric Regional Anesthesia
  • Pharmacokinetics of Tranexamic Acid (TXA) in Children Undergoing Repair of Congenital Heart Defects Utlizing Cardiopulmonary Bypass
  • Masimo Blue Sensor Validation Study
  • Efficacy and Safety of Local Anesthetic Infusion with Ropivacaine for the Management of Pain after Surgical Correction of Uteropelvic Junction Stenosis
  • Comparing Safety and Efficacy of Dexmedetomidine and Propofol in Patients Requiring Sedation for MRI Scanning
  • Assessing the Cortical Response to External Stimuli in Anesthetized Subjects Using Near Infared Spectroscopy
  • A Comparative Case Control Study of Pediatric Patients Transferred to a Higher Level of Care with Signs of Shock
  • Surveying Parental Motivation for Enrolling or Declining Participation in Pediatric Anesthesia Clinical Research: An Assessment of Randomized and Non-Randomized Clinical Studies

Featured researchers in the Department of Anesthesiology hold faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School.

For more information, please visit our clinical site.

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