Hypoxia clinical trials at UC Health
2 research studies open to new patients
open to eligible people ages 18 years and up
Myocardial injury after non-cardiac surgery (MINS) is common in patients undergoing major surgery. Many of the events are undetected and associated with a high 30-day mortality risk. Knowledge of which perioperative factors that predicts MINS is lacking. Decrease in tissue oxygenation (StO2) is common in patients undergoing major spine surgery and is associated with postoperative complications in these patients. However, an association between decrease in tissue oxygenation and MINS has not been examined. This group of patients may have other potential predictors of postoperative complications that the study group would like to investigate. In this observational cohort study, we will include 70 patients undergoing major spine surgery at University of California San Francisco. The primary hypothesis is that decrease in intraoperative tissue oxygenation is associated with postoperative myocardial injury.
open to eligible people ages 40-70
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common condition associated with significant adverse health outcomes. Our overarching hypothesis is that patients with OSA and hypoxia (H-OSA) have greater degrees of insulin resistance in both liver and adipose tissue when compared to those without hypoxia (NH-OSA) thus leading to increased risk for the development of diabetes in the former group.