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Role of upper body ergometry to enhance blood flow and volume in the lower extremity (EFFORT-1)

A prospective study using upper body ergometry to test whether it increases venous flow in the lower extremities.

The Core Lab conducted the venous volume flow measurements before, during and after the exercise bouts to identify and quantify volume flow changes with exercise.

 

  • Funding: VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Service (RR&D)
  • PI: Brajesh K. Lal, MD
  • Coordinator: Kevin Caldwell
  • VIC Staff: John Yokemick

 


 

Role of a Novel Exercise Program to prevent Post Thrombotic Syndrome (EFFORT-2)

A randomized clinical trial of standard therapy compared to progressive exercise training in patients with leg deep vein clots.

The Core Lab’s role in this trial is to perform and analyze these studies in house and preserve records from the trial.

  • Funding: VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Service (RR&D)
  • PI: Brajesh K. Lal, MD
  • Sub-I: Rafael Cires-Drouet, MD
  • Coordinator: Emily Redding
  • VIC Staff: John Yokemick, Brian Caraballo

     


 

NEuroMuscular Electric Stimulation to support Increased venous blood flow Study (NEMESIS)

Study that is testing the use of NMES to increase blood flow volume and velocity within the brachia, subclavian, and internal jugular veins to aid in the accelerated resolution as well as prevention of upper extremity catheter-induced DVT.

The Core Lab’s role is to conduct ultrasound examinations, storage, analysis, and record-keeping of images.

  • Funding: VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Service (RR&D)
  • PI: Rafael Cires-Drouet, MD
  • Coordinator: Emily Redding
  • VIC Staff: John Yokemick