The University of Maryland Medical Center's R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center is conducting two research studies on patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI).  

HOBIT is a study to identify the best way to deliver high-dose oxygen under pressure (hyperbaric oxygen) so that TBI patients can recover with less disability. BOOST-3 is a study that compares two strategies for monitoring and treating TBI patients. One strategy concentrates on preventing high intracranial pressure caused by a swollen brain. The other strategy prevents high intracranial pressure and also low brain oxygen levels.

Because head injury is a life-threatening condition requiring immediate treatment, some patients will be enrolled without consent if a family member or representative cannot be rapidly available. We welcome your feedback and questions. Please complete a short survey for HOBIT at http://bit.ly/HOBITCommunitySurvey and for BOOST-3 at http://bit.ly/BOOST3CommunitySurvey 

For more information or to decline participation in these studies, please contact Leslie Sult at lsult@som.umaryland.edu or 410-328-3657. 

HOBIT Primary Investigator: Kinjal Sethuraman, MD, MPH (ksethuraman@som.umaryland.edu)

BOOST-3 Primary Investigator: Wan-Tsu Chang, MD (wchang1@som.umaryland.edu)

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