Research Projects

The Everest Foundation is engaged in clinical research at various U.S. medical schools and ACGME teaching hospitals across the Unites States. The Everest Foundation’s researchers, known as Everest Scholars, are generally educated, trained, mentored and molded by Residents Medical, the unequivocal leader in Graduate Medical Education preparation and tutelage. Represented below is a handful of the many projects we are assisting. The Everest Foundation also creates research projects to improve patient care and doctor training across the country.

- A time and motion study to increase the efficiency of residency in community-based hospitals in the Washington D.C. area.

- Modifying the academic schedule to increase the efficiency of medicine residents in a university hospital medical center.

- A Hebbian approach to regaining control of spared circuits after spinal cord injury (SCI).

- A time and motion study of university hospitalists. How much time do hospitalists spend on different aspects of patient care?

- A multicenter, randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled phase IIIb study to evaluate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of serelaxin when added to standard therapy on acute heart failure patients.

- Association of humanin, a novel mitochondrial-derived protein, and severity of human heart failure.

- A multicenter, randomized, double-blind, parallel group, active-controlled study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of LCZ696 compared to enalapril on morbidity and mortality in patients with chronic heart failure and reduced ejection fraction.

- Metolazone as early add-on therapy for acute decompensated heart failure:

  1. Rapid bacterial diagnosis of bacterial diagnosis.
  2. Investigating rapid diagnostic in children w/ severe bacterial infections.

The incidence of orthostatic hypotension among veterans: autonomic and cardiovascular testing: Study tests function of patient’s heart, blood vessels, and autonomic nervous system. We look at patients lying down on their back and then again when they stand up. During this time we look at the HR, BP, ECG, respiration, arterial stiffness in neck, leg, and arm by placing a probe on the patient.

- Seated balance testing in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI).

- Cardiovascular responses to sleep apnea in tetraplegia.

- Acute and chronic effects of inhaled steroid on pulmonary functions in spinal cord injury (SCI).

- Acute and chronic effects of an anticholinergic agent or a long acting beta-2 agonist on levels of FeNO and pulmonary function in SCI.

- A novel application of Iontophoresis in the transcutaneous delivery of a prokinetic agent for the promotion of bowel evacuation in persons with chronic SCI.

- Utility of an animated bowel feedback training routine to provide bowel functions in individuals with SCI.

- Coronary artery calcification score and risk factors for coronary artery disease in persons with SCI.

- The ReWalk exoskeletal walking system for persons with paraplegia: pilot, post-prandial thermogenesis in persons with SCI.

- Thermal comfort and its effects on routine activities in persons with SCI.

- Core temperature during cold exposure in persons with tetraplegia.

- A cross-over pilot study of the effect of amiloride compared to triamterene on proteinuria in patients with proteinuric kidney diseases.

- Chronic pain and opioid use and the risk of adverse health outcome.

- Prenatal outcomes in gestational surrogate pregnancies: investigating the influence of treatment versus host effects on ART outcomes.

- Investigating the levels of soluble LHCGR associated with higher dosage of gonadotropins during controlled ovarian stimulation.

- The impact of the current health care reform on the future residency market. This study explores how the Affordable Care Act will influence the availability of post-graduate year 1.

- (PGY-1) residency slots for the U.S. and foreign medical graduates, using data from the National Residency Matching Program and Census Bureau. Both time series (ARIMA) and conventional regression models are applied to forecast the future labor supply of residency positions and labor demand of PGY-1 applicants. This project will also discuss business and policy implications.