Establishment of Peripheral Nerve Injury Data Repository to Monitor and Support Population Health Decisions
Technical Report,01 Jul 2017,30 Jun 2018
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Bethesda United States
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The current award is to carry out an Ambispective prospective and retrospective epidemiologic chart reviews of patients who were referred to San Antonio Military Medical Center SAMMC and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center WRNMMC for Peripheral Nerve Injury PNI treatment. A database, the Peripheral Nerve Injury Database PNIDB, will be established to catalog and describe the characteristics, mechanisms, management, and outcomes of PNIs using both retrospective chart review and prospective patient enrollment. Collected data will be utilized to 1 describe the outcomes of various PNI and 2 suggest outcomes that support population health decisions for patients with PNIs. These outcomes could be used in future study to further characterize PNIs and delineate which management techniques have the best outcome for any PNI, leading to an improved standard of care and patient quality of life. Follow-up data collection will accurately document PNI recovery outcomes. This prospective data will aid healthcare professionals to accurately evaluate the time course of a patients recovery and the efficacy of treatment decisions. Data collected will include combat related and non-combat related PNIs to fully characterize all forms of PNI.
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