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UHMS Proposes UHM Research Initiative

March 25, 2021

UHMS Proposes UHM Research Initiative

The new branch committee chair for multicenter clinical trials in undersea & hyperbaric medicine, John Feldmeier, D.O., FACRO, FUHM, has announced the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society will pursue a proposal that falls directly in line with its mission: to investigate post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection – PASC, aka long-haulers syndrome.

To accomplish this, the UHMS will launch a multi-institutional cooperative research group patterned after oncology cooperative groups sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
   The effort to establish this research group is not meant to replace or conflict with the efforts of either the Multicenter Registry for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (MCRFHO) or the U.S. Wound Registry. These Registries are both open to UHMS members who desire to participate in clinical research by using the Registry approach. Drs. Jay Buckey and Caroline Fife head up the Registries named above. Dr. Buckey is also one of the co-chairs of the UHMS Research Committee and a member of the Aerospace Medical Association. His experience in establishing the MCRFHO will be invaluable in providing guidance for the administrative structural components required to successfully initiate and operate the new group. The new group will complement and be complemented by all of the available hyperbaric registries, with joint membership by individual institutions in both efforts.
   For the full announcement, please see page 7 of the pdf: https://www.uhms.org/publications/pressure/
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