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Colorado Pulmonary-Alcohol Research Consortium (CoPARC)

 

Consortium Research Data


The Translational Informatics function of the Colorado CTSI develops research informatics tools and provides training and support for research informatics needs. To facilitate data sharing between investigators utilizing the consortium, we have employed REDCap, a web-based, HIPAA-compliant study data management solution that is straightforward and robust and being adopted widely by members of the national CTSA consortium. Human subjects data collected as a part of CoPARC investigations will be stored on the REDCap system. The data can be accessed by designated investigators as part of on-going research efforts.

The REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) data management system has been used in CoPARC data management since its inception. REDCap, a web-based, HIPAA-compliant study data management solution is straightforward and robust and being adopted widely by members of the national CTSA consortium. REDCap enables password-protected access to CoPARC data, and meets all HIPAA security provisions. Subject type-specific databases are established to collect and store information from enrolled subjects. Data dictionaries have been created that contain case report form elements and clinical laboratory data. REDCap’s Data Access feature will enable consortium investigators password-protected access to data with approval. Through its file repository feature, REDCap will be used to catalog important consortium information, including experimental data generated with CoPARC samples. Additionally, a unique database with sample information pertaining to enrolled patients from non-UCD sites will also be housed on REDCap. Descriptions of the type of data being collected are provided below. Please also see "Documents and Resources: Case Report Forms".

  1. Data from AUD subjects and Control subjects: A detailed screening exam and data collection will be performed, including
    • A full medical history
    • Physical exam
    • Complete blood count, comprehensive chemistry panel, urine toxicology screen, urine cotinine, and pregnancy test (in women)
    • PA/Lateral chest radiograph
    • Simple spirometry

    After screening is complete, subjects will complete additional surveys and questionnaires

    • Validated alcohol instruments, including the AUDIT
    • Alcohol consumption quantification and pattern of alcohol drinking
    • Smoking history, and quantification of use, if present
    • Cannabis history, and quantification of use, if present
    • Respiratory symptoms surveys
    • Inhaled exposure questions
  2. Data from critically ill patients with either respiratory failure or burn injury: Patients will have a complete assessment as soon as possible after admission, preferably within the first 24 hours. This will include collection of data regarding:
    • Medical history, including severity of illness scoring, and co-morbid conditions
    • Validated alcohol instruments, including the AUDIT (from proxy, confirmed by patient)
    • Alcohol consumption quantification and pattern of alcohol drinking
    • Smoking history, and quantification of use, if present
    • Cannabis history, and quantification of use, if present
    • Physical exam
    • Complete blood count and comprehensive chemistry panel, urine toxicology screen, blood alcohol level
    • Chest radiograph

    Patients will be monitored daily for changes in their status. In-hospital outcomes will be assessed in patients including:

    • Need for ventilator support
    • Length of time on ventilator, in ICU, and in the hospital
    • Survival
    • Development of pulmonary infection or other intercurrent complications