UC Davis Health Clinical Studies

International Nutrition Audit in FORegut TuMors

An observational study to understand nutritional experiences in patients with upper gastrointestinal tumors.

Patients with foregut tumors (tumors in the upper digestive system) are at risk of poor nutrition. They may also have weight and muscle loss due to their disease. The effects of poor nutrition include low immunity, poor mobility, and low quality of life. Studies have shown that improving nutrition may prevent weight loss. It can play an important role in improving mobility and quality of life in these kinds of cancers. Proper nutritional care for participants with these cancers is complex. It involves many hospital systems, health care providers, and treatments. There is a need to understand how nutrition care is currently being provided to these patients. We want to gain an understanding of patient experiences and share them with healthcare providers in the area.

Observational Study
Any, age 19 years or older

A Study of Past Experimental Treatment With Dexmedetomidine in Patients With Renal Transplants

This retrospective study will examine the use of Dexmedtomidine in renal transplants.

About 15,000 Americans a year have a kidney transplant. Graft failure occurs about ~ 40% of the time. Dexmedtomidine can help prevent kidney deterioration. It has been shown to protect kidney function in animal laboratory studies. This study will be a retrospective study. Patient data from the electronic medical records will be collected and analyzed. We will examine graft failure and overall complications. We will also examine the length of hospital stay, infections, and pulmonary complications.

Observational Study
Any, age 18 years or older

An Observational Study of Acute Burn Resuscitation (fluid infusion)

This is an observational study focusing on patients admitted to the burn center at UC Davis Medical Center.

This observational study will involve real-time data collection. It will focus on patients admitted to the burn center at UC Davis Medical Center. The team will study patients receiving fluid resuscitation during the first 48 hours after burn injury. Data collected will include fluid infusion rates, vital signs, and laboratory values. All procedures will follow UC Davis Medical Center's standard of care. Data on outcomes (organ function, ventilation duration, length of stay, and survival) will be collected at 72 hours, 96 hours, and at hospital discharge.

Observational Study
Any, age 18 years or older