Due to COVID-19, new enrollment in research studies will be greatly limited.
If you are interested in a study, there may be a longer waiting period to receive a response to your inquiry.
View the guidance for research participants for additional information.
This study enrolls children who are having a tonsillectomy due to sleep apnea. Some kids with sleep apnea may suffer from feelings of worry and sadness related to their sleep problems. We want to see if that’s true and if it gets better after surgery for their snoring. Read More
Children ages 8-18
Able to read English at grade 3 level or above
Scheduled for tonsillectomy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
This study enrolls people who will be having a neurosurgical procedure on their spine or head. The purpose of this study is to learn how well an image guided surgery system called the 7D Surgical System works in neurosurgical (spine and cranial) procedures. Image guided surgery systems are like a Global Position System (GPS). They use cameras to show surgical tools moving in relation to the patient’s body on computer monitors in the operating room. We want to learn about its accuracy, setup time, and effect on the amount of radiation used during operations. Read More
-Adults ages 18+
-Patients undergoing neurosurgical procedure (Spine or Cranial) whose doctor has decided to use an image guided surgery system during the procedure.
This study enrolls adults with peripheral arterial disease (PAD; blocked arteries in the legs) who are having a lower extremity endovascular intervention (EVI). The purpose of the study is to learn how well a blood test called Plateletcrit find blood clotting cells. We want to see if this test might be useful to learn about outcomes for this surgery. Read More
Adults ages 18+
Have undergone extremity endovascular intervention (EVI) treatment of lower extremity peripheral arterial disease (PAD) or critical limb ischemia
On aspirin at time of the intervention and will receive dual antiplatelet therapy after surgery with aspirin and clopidogrel for at least 30 days.
This study enrolls children younger than 19 who are in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with kidney injury and have tested positive or are being investigated for COVID-19. The purpose of this study is to see the number of children with kidney injury and its association with COVID-19. Read More
People under age 19
Receiving care in the Pediatric ICU between April 1 2020 and June 30 2020
Suspected or tested positive for COVID19
This study enrolls children less than 19 years old who are admitted to the Pediatric ICU and have tested positive for SARS-CoV2. The purpose of this study is to better understand the number of children who are in severe/critical care units due to COVID-19, risk factors, and factors that are associated with improved or worsening outcomes. Read More
Children ages 19 and under
Admitted to the Pediatric ICU or receiving treatment for severe case of COVID-19
Considered to have severe case of COVID-19
The purpose of this research study is to compare the use of apixaban to aspirin in patients with unexplained strokes and atrial cardiopathy to see which is better at prevention of future strokes. Read More
Adults ages 45+
Have been diagnosed with an ischemic stroke of undetermined cause in the last 120 days.
Currently admitted to Gates Vascular Institute.
This study enrolls people who have had a stroke in the past 2 weeks. This research is being done to figure out whether treatment for sleep apnea in people who have had a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA or "mini stroke"), improves recovery from stroke and helps prevent future stroke, heart problems, and death. Read More
Adults ages 18+.
Are at an inpatient at an enrolling site (Buffalo General Hospital or Gates Vascular Institute).
Have had an ischemic stroke or TIA within the past 14 days.
Use a CPAP machine.
This study enrolls adults who are hospitalized for acute ischemic stroke. The purpose of this study is to learn how safe and effective the pRESET Thrombectomy Device is for the treatment of this condition and for removing the blood clot. Read More
Adults ages 18+.
Currently admitted to the hospital for an acute ischemic stroke that began in the last 8 hours.
We are enrolling adults with a burn wound at Erie County Medical Center for a research study. The purpose of this study is to learn how effective an ultrasound probe is in determining burn depth early after a burn wound. Read More
Adults ages 18+
Admitted to the Roger Seibel Burn Treatment Center at Erie County Medical Center.
We are looking for children with common infections for a study. The purpose of the study is to compare the cells of children with common infections like the flu to to those with a febrile disorder called Kawasaki disease. This will help us see how the immune system responds differently to different illnesses. Read More
Children age 6 months - 6 years old
Children must be in the Emergency Department or inpatient ward of John R. Oishei Children's Hospital with a positive screen for influenza or adenovirus
Children (<18 years old) under consideration for Kawasaki disease