Researchers at Comer Children's are actively involved in laboratory and clinical studies designed to improve the care of critically ill children. Our team is developing more effective treatment protocols to help our patients recover faster, with less pain, and fewer complications.
Critical care faculty participate in national studies on influenza infection, blood glucose control in heart and respiratory failure, ventilator-associated infections and severe sepsis through the consortium of Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators. By collaborating with researchers from more than 70 pediatric intensive care units, we are able to help move clinical-translational research forward to drive the future of critical care.
Physician-scientists also enhance and develop clinical protocols as part of the Center for Infection, Immunity and Critical Illness. Through this center, the team aims to identify and stratify patients with the highest risk for infection and work to predict, mitigate and prevent infection before a patient displays signs or symptoms. This new model bridges the gap between the basic and clinical research efforts through the implementation of evidence-based, data-driven medical treatments and protocols.