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Current Clinical Trials

Photo of Laura Trachtenberg, MS, Clinical Trials CoordinatorPatients are invited to work with us so that together we may refine and improve medical and surgical treatments. Two full-time study coordinators Laura Trachtenberg, MS (pictured right), and Anna Williford, RN, as well as Wendy Kaiser, RN, administer these studies.

Digestive Surgery Research Laboratory

Through the Digestive Surgery Research Laboratory, patients of University of Louisville's Section of Colon & Rectal Surgery have the opportunity to participate in research by enrolling in clinical trials. Below are trials that have been open to patient accrual over the last year, many of which are still ongoing. To learn more about our ongoing studies, please contact our research coordinator Anna Williford, RN, at 502.583.0880 or email her.

"Phase 3 study of efficacy and safety of topical E-101 solution to prevent incisional infections among colorectal surgery patients" (Triple IN Study-Inhibition of Incisional Infections).
PI: Galandiuk S.
(Sponsor: Excited States, LLC)

"Qualitative and quantitative assessment of infectious agents in inflammatory bowel disease: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center."
SubI: Galandiuk S.
(Sponsor: Texas Tech University)

"Phase I clinical trial investigating the ability of plant exosomes to deliver curcumin to normal and malignant colon tissue."
PI: Bullard Dunn K.
(Sponsor: James Graham Brown Cancer Center)

"A randomized controlled trial to compare the functional outcome and quality of life of patients with low rectal cancer who undergo a J-Pouch or a side to end coloanal anastomosis."
PI: Galandiuk S.
(Sponsor: The Cleveland Clinic)

"The Association of Gastrointestinal Disease, DNA repair and host defense genes."
PI: Galandiuk S.
(Sponsor: Galandiuk, S.)

Trauma Research Laboratory

The following study is being conducted at the Trauma Research Laboratory:

"Prehospital Air Medical Plasma (PAMPer) Trial"
Col Role in Project: Coinvestigator(PI: Jason Sperry)
Collaborator: Harbrecht B.
Funding Agency: Department of the Army

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