Education & Research

Anesthesia Research & Development — Hartford Division

IAA is affiliated with multiple research and development programs, allowing team members to work on cutting edge anesthesia research. Contact us to learn more. 



Hartford Division — Systematic Review Studies

Financial Conflicts of Interest in Randomized Controlled Trials of Liposomal Bupivacaine: A Systematic Review Without Meta-Analysis

PI: Kevin Finkel, MD

This study is about evaluating the impact of conflicting financial relationships between clinical study investigators and the manufacturer of Liposomal bupivacaine LB (Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; parent company, Pacira Biosciences, Inc.) on the reporting of positive clinical outcomes. The aim of this systematic review is to evaluate the prevalence and nature of financial conflicts of interest (FCOIs) between clinical study investigators and the manufacturer of LB. We also evaluated the relationship between FCOIs and the reporting of positive clinical outcome data favoring LB. Phase 1 of this study was completed, we will soon be starting on phase 2 where we will be evaluating the impact of conflicting financial relationships regarding other considerably expensive pain medications.

IAA Hartford Division Research Team

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Mailing Address:
Department of Anesthesia Research / Department of Anesthesiology
Hartford Hospital
80 Seymour Street, JB321
Hartford, CT 06102

Office Hours: 
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contacts: 

  • Kevin J. Finkel, MD, FASA
    Director of Research, Hartford Division
    Department of Anesthesia Research,  Hartford Division
    Email Dr. Finkel

     

  • Aseel Walker, MD
    Senior Project Management Specialist
    Department of Anesthesia Research,  Hartford Division
    Tel: 860-972-1778
    Email Aseel Walker
  • Sarah Vincze, BS
    Research Internship Program Coordinator
    Research Assistant, IAA
    Department of Anesthesia Research,  Hartford Division
    Tel: 860-972-5487
    Email: Sarah Vincze

Med students, residents, fellows, and others are encouraged to contact:

Kevin J. Finkel, MD, FASA

Kevin J. Finkel, MD, FASA
Director of Clinical Research,
Hartford Division
Email Dr. Finkel

Aseel Walker, MD
Senior Project Management Specialist
Hartford Hospital
Tel: 860-972-1778
Email Aseel

Sarah Vincze, BS
Research Internship Program Coordinator
Research Assistant, IAA
Department of Anesthesia Research, Hartford Division
Tel: 860-972-5487
Email Sarah