BOOST3 Traumatic Brain Injury Study
Duke University Hospital has joined a partnership of hospitals across North America to conduct “Brain Oxygen Optimization in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury (BOOST3),” a study of the emergency treatment of patients with severe traumatic brain injury. Since patients eligible for BOOST3 will be comatose and unable to communicate their preferences, federal regulations exist that allow studies to include patients with an “exception from informed consent.”
Flu Visitor Restrictions In Place
If you are planning to visit a Duke hospital or clinic, please be aware that flu restrictions are in place. These visitor restrictions are activated in response to an increase in flu-like activity across North Carolina and elsewhere, and are part of our efforts to minimize the spread of the flu virus.