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Demetrios Demetriades, MD, PhD
Professor of Surgery
Division Chief, Trauma and Critical Care
Surgery
GNH 1105 Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 409 7761

Overview

Dr. Demetriades is a tenured Professor of Surgery, KECK USC SChool of Medicine and the Director of the USC Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Intensive Care Unit. He has published more than 575 peer review publications in referenced journals, two trauma atlas books, 6 books, and more than 100 book chapters. He has delivered more than 350 invited lectures in the United States and 35 other countries. In 2011 he was honored by the American College of Surgeons and delivered the Scudder Oration. In 2013 he was honored by the American Heart Association with Lifetime Achievement Award in Trauma Resuscitation Science. In 2014 he was honored with the Distinguished Service award by the FDA. In 2015 he was elected in the “1000 Top Scientists” by the Republic of China. He is an Honorary member of numerous national societies in many countries and sits on the editorial boards of numerous journals.

Awards

Republic of China: "1000 Top Scientists” , Republic of China., 2015

Republic of China: "1000 Top Scientists” , Republic of China&, 2015

FDA: Distinguished Service Award, 2014

American Heart Association: Lifetime Achievement Award , 2013

American College of Surgeons: Scudder Oration in Trauma, 2011

Publications

Early pancreatic dysfunction after resection in trauma: An 18-year report from a Level I trauma center. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Mar; 82(3):528-533. View in: PubMed

Surgical outcomes after trauma pneumonectomy: Revisited. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Feb 23. View in: PubMed

Erratum to: Brain Trauma Foundation Guidelines for Intracranial Pressure Monitoring: Compliance and Effect on Outcome. World J Surg. 2017 Feb 21. View in: PubMed

The impact of helmet use on outcomes after a motorcycle crash. Injury. 2017 Feb 20. View in: PubMed

The effects of body mass index on complications and mortality after emergency abdominal operations: The obesity paradox. Am J Surg. 2017 Feb 13. View in: PubMed

Brain Trauma Foundation Guidelines for Intracranial Pressure Monitoring: Compliance and Effect on Outcome. World J Surg. 2017 Feb 10. View in: PubMed

IROA: International Register of Open Abdomen, preliminary results. World J Emerg Surg. 2017; 12:10. View in: PubMed

Erratum to: IROA: International Register of Open Abdomen, preliminary results. World J Emerg Surg. 2017; 12:13. View in: PubMed

Discontinuity of the Bowel Following Damage Control Operation Revisited: A Multi-institutional Study. World J Surg. 2017 Jan; 41(1):146-151. View in: PubMed

Is your graduating general surgery resident qualified to take trauma call? A 15-year appraisal of the changes in general surgery education for trauma. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Dec 31. View in: PubMed

Severe injuries associated with skiing and snowboarding: A national trauma data bank study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Dec 23. View in: PubMed

Peak creatinine kinase level is a key adjunct in the evaluation of critically ill trauma patients. Am J Surg. 2016 Nov 24. View in: PubMed

High-Density Free Fluid on Computed Tomography: a Predictor of Surgical Intervention in Patients with Adhesive Small Bowel Obstruction. J Gastrointest Surg. 2016 Nov; 20(11):1861-1866. View in: PubMed

The impact of pre-injury controlled substance use on clinical outcomes after trauma. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Nov; 81(5):913-920. View in: PubMed

Isolated blunt pancreatic trauma: A benign injury? J Trauma Acute Care Surg. Isolated blunt pancreatic trauma: A benign injury? J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Nov; 81(5):855-859. View in: PubMed

The role of radiologic evaluation in necrotizing soft tissue infections. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Nov; 81(5):921-924. View in: PubMed

Clinical relevance of the routine daily chest X-Ray in the surgical intensive care unit. Am J Surg. 2016 Oct 10. View in: PubMed

The Role of Radio Frequency Detection System Embedded Surgical Sponges in Preventing Retained Surgical Sponges: A Prospective Evaluation in Patients Undergoing Emergency Surgery. Ann Surg. 2016 Oct; 264(4):599-604. View in: PubMed

The diagnostic yield of commonly used investigations in pelvic gunshot wounds. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Oct; 81(4):692-8. View in: PubMed

Do Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Agents Matter after Repair of Traumatic Arterial Injuries? Am Surg. Do Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Agents Matter after Repair of Traumatic Arterial Injuries? Am Surg. 2016 Oct; 82(10):968-972. View in: PubMed

Intraosseous Infusion as a Bridge to Definitive Access. Am Surg. 2016 Oct; 82(10):876-880. View in: PubMed

Therapeutic anticoagulation in patients with traumatic brain injury. J Surg Res. 2016 Sep; 205(1):186-91. View in: PubMed

Emergent non-image-guided resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) catheter placement: A cadaver-based study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Sep; 81(3):453-7. View in: PubMed

Leadership and Teamwork in Trauma and Resuscitation. West J Emerg Med. 2016 Sep; 17(5):549-56. View in: PubMed

Prehospital intubation for isolated severe blunt traumatic brain injury: worse outcomes and higher mortality. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2016 Aug 27. View in: PubMed

The impact of acute coagulopathy on mortality in pediatric trauma patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Aug; 81(2):312-8. View in: PubMed

Isolated Iliac Vascular Injuries: Morbidity of Repair Versus Ligation of Iliac Vein Injury. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Aug; 64(2):550. View in: PubMed

Cervical Spinal Clearance: A Prospective Western Trauma Association Multi-Institutional Trial. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Jul 20. View in: PubMed

A high-volume trauma intensive care unit can be successfully staffed by advanced practitioners at night. J Crit Care. 2016 Jun; 33:4-7. View in: PubMed

Diabetes Mellitus in Patients Presenting with Adhesive Small Bowel Obstruction: Delaying Surgical Intervention Results in Worse Outcomes. World J Surg. 2016 Apr; 40(4):863-9. View in: PubMed

Multicenter evaluation of temporary intravascular shunt use in vascular trauma. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Mar; 80(3):359-65. View in: PubMed

Insulin-Treated Patients with Diabetes Mellitus Undergoing Emergency Abdominal Surgery Have Worse Outcomes than Patients Treated with Oral Agents. World J Surg. 2016 Feb 25. View in: PubMed

Seat Belt Use and its Effect on Abdominal Trauma: A National Trauma Databank Study. Am Surg. 2016 Feb; 82(2):134-9. View in: PubMed

Isolated blunt severe traumatic brain injury in Bern, Switzerland, and the United States: A matched cohort study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Feb; 80(2):296-301. View in: PubMed

The prognostic value of neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio on mortality in critically Ill trauma patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Jan 27. View in: PubMed

Should we still use motor vehicle intrusion as a sole triage criterion for the use of trauma center resources? Injury. Should we still use motor vehicle intrusion as a sole triage criterion for the use of trauma center resources? Injury. 2016 Jan; 47(1):235-8. View in: PubMed

The utility of chest X-ray as a screening tool for blunt thoracic aortic injury. Injury. 2016 Jan; 47(1):32-6. View in: PubMed

Negative Finding From Computed Tomography of the Abdomen After Blunt Trauma. JAMA Surg. 2015 Dec 1; 150(12):1194-5. View in: PubMed

Cadaveric comparison of the optimal site for needle decompression of tension pneumothorax by prehospital care providers. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Dec; 79(6):1044-8. View in: PubMed

Witnessed aspiration in trauma: Frequent occurrence, rare morbidity-A prospective analysis. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Dec; 79(6):1030-7. View in: PubMed

The Effect of Statin Use on Outcomes after Trauma. Am Surg. 2015 Dec; 81(12):412-4. View in: PubMed

Emergent operation for isolated severe traumatic brain injury: Does time matter? J Trauma Acute Care Surg. Emergent operation for isolated severe traumatic brain injury: Does time matter? J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Nov; 79(5):838-42. View in: PubMed

Deep organ space infection after emergency bowel resection and anastomosis: The anatomic site does not matter. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Nov; 79(5):805-11. View in: PubMed

Re-evaluating the need for hospital admission and observation of pediatric traumatic brain injury after a normal head CT. J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Oct; 50(10):1758-61. View in: PubMed

Isolated Blunt Duodenal Trauma: Simple Repair, Low Mortality. Am Surg. 2015 Oct; 81(10):961-4. View in: PubMed

Candida Score as a Predictor of Worse Outcomes and Mortality in Severely Injured Trauma Patients with Positive Candida Cultures. Am Surg. 2015 Oct; 81(10):1067-73. View in: PubMed

FAST Ultrasound Examination as a Predictor of Outcomes After Resuscitative Thoracotomy: A Prospective Evaluation. Ann Surg. 2015 Sep; 262(3):512-8. View in: PubMed

Pneumomediastinum following blunt trauma: Worth an exhaustive workup? J Trauma Acute Care Surg. Pneumomediastinum following blunt trauma: Worth an exhaustive workup? J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Aug; 79(2):188-93. View in: PubMed

Tourniquet use for civilian extremity trauma. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Aug; 79(2):232-7. View in: PubMed

Serum transthyretin is a predictor of clinical outcomes in critically ill trauma patients. Surgery. 2015 Aug; 158(2):438-44. View in: PubMed

Perfused fresh cadavers: method for application to surgical simulation. Am J Surg. 2015 Jul; 210(1):179-87. View in: PubMed

The origin of fatal pulmonary emboli: a postmortem analysis of 500 deaths from pulmonary embolism in trauma, surgical, and medical patients. Am J Surg. 2015 Jun; 209(6):959-68. View in: PubMed

Paraplegic and quadriplegic patients undergoing emergency abdominal surgery: Sicker presentations, worse outcomes. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Apr; 78(4):808-15. View in: PubMed

Prospective evaluation of treatment of open fractures: effect of time to irrigation and debridement. JAMA Surg. 2015 Apr 1; 150(4):332-6. View in: PubMed

Early versus delayed same-admission laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis in elderly patients with comorbidities. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Apr; 78(4):801-7. View in: PubMed

Angiointervention: an independent predictor of survival in high-grade blunt liver injuries. Am J Surg. 2015 Apr; 209(4):742-6. View in: PubMed

Reply to letter: "regarding the impact of surgical delay in outcomes of patients undergoing appendectomy". Ann Surg. 2015 Mar; 261(3):e76. View in: PubMed

Firearm assault injuries in the United States: are we making progress? Am Surg. Firearm assault injuries in the United States: are we making progress? Am Surg. 2015 Mar; 81(3):327-30. View in: PubMed

Prothrombin complex concentrate in trauma patients. Am J Surg. 2015 Feb; 209(2):413-7. View in: PubMed

Central venous catheterization using a perfused human cadaveric model: application to surgical education. J Surg Educ. 2015 Jan-Feb; 72(1):28-32. View in: PubMed

The impact of heat stress on operative performance and cognitive function during simulated laparoscopic operative tasks. Surgery. 2015 Jan; 157(1):87-95. View in: PubMed

The effect of diabetes on outcomes following emergency appendectomy in patients without comorbidities: a propensity score-matched analysis of National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database. Am J Surg. 2015 Jan; 209(1):206-11. View in: PubMed

Acute appendicitis: proposal of a new comprehensive grading system based on clinical, imaging and laparoscopic findings. World J Emerg Surg. 2015; 10:60. View in: PubMed

The role of the open abdomen procedure in managing severe abdominal sepsis: WSES position paper. World J Emerg Surg. 2015; 10:35. View in: PubMed

The peril of thoracoabdominal firearm trauma: 984 civilian injuries reviewed. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Nov; 77(5):684-691. View in: PubMed

Management of patients with evisceration after abdominal stab wounds. Am Surg. 2014 Oct; 80(10):984-8. View in: PubMed

Subtotal cholecystectomy and open total cholecystectomy: alternatives in complicated cholecystitis. Am Surg. 2014 Oct; 80(10):953-5. View in: PubMed

The use of the anatomic 'zones' of the neck in the assessment of penetrating neck injury. Am Surg. 2014 Oct; 80(10):970-4. View in: PubMed

Optimal training for emergency needle thoracostomy placement by prehospital personnel: Didactic teaching versus a cadaver-based training program. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Sep; 77(3 Suppl 2):S109-13. View in: PubMed

The contemporary management of penetrating splenic injury. Injury. 2014 Sep; 45(9):1394-400. View in: PubMed

Clinical relevance of magnetic resonance imaging in cervical spine clearance: a prospective study. JAMA Surg. 2014 Sep 1; 149(9):934-9. View in: PubMed

Falls in the elderly: a modern look at an old problem. Am J Surg. 2014 Aug; 208(2):249-53. View in: PubMed

Impact of smoking on trauma patients. Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2014 Jul; 20(4):248-52. View in: PubMed

Prospective Evaluation of Serial Hemoglobin Values during the Initial Trauma Evaluation. Am Surg. 2014 Jun; 80(6):165-7. View in: PubMed

A Novel Drug for Treatment of Necrotizing Soft-Tissue Infections: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Surg. 2014 Jun 1; 149(6):528-36. View in: PubMed

Dried platelets in a Swine model of liver injury. Shock. 2014 May; 41(5):429-34. View in: PubMed

Decompressive craniectomy or medical management for refractory intracranial hypertension: An AAST-MIT propensity score analysis. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Apr; 76(4):944-55. View in: PubMed

Effects of diabetes mellitus in patients presenting with diverticulitis: Clinical correlations and disease characteristics in more than 1,000 patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Mar; 76(3):704-9. View in: PubMed

Thromboelastogram evaluation of the impact of hypercoagulability in trauma patients. Shock. 2014 Mar; 41(3):200-7. View in: PubMed

Cardiac trauma during teenage years. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2014 Feb; 61(1):111-30. View in: PubMed

The persistent diagnostic challenge of thoracoabdominal stab wounds. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Feb; 76(2):418-23. View in: PubMed

Ocular trauma at a level I trauma center: the burden of penetrating injuries. Am Surg. 2014 Feb; 80(2):207-9. View in: PubMed

Is prehospital endotracheal intubation associated with improved outcomes in isolated severe head injury? A matched cohort analysis. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2014 Feb; 29(1):32-6. View in: PubMed

Management of the open abdomen. Surg Clin North Am. 2014 Feb; 94(1):131-53. View in: PubMed

Prospective evaluation of the utility of routine postoperative cystogram after traumatic bladder injury. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Dec; 75(6):1019-23. View in: PubMed

Intracranial pressure monitoring in severe head injury: compliance with Brain Trauma Foundation guidelines and effect on outcomes: a prospective study. J Neurosurg. 2013 Nov; 119(5):1248-54. View in: PubMed

The impact of in-house attending surgeon supervision on the rates of preventable and potentially preventable complications and death at the start of the new academic year. Am Surg. 2013 Nov; 79(11):1134-9. View in: PubMed

The impact of blood product ratios in massively transfused pediatric trauma patients. Am J Surg. 2013 Nov; 206(5):655-60. View in: PubMed

Timing of redébridement after initial source control impacts survival in necrotizing soft tissue infection. Am Surg. 2013 Oct; 79(10):1081-5. View in: PubMed

Measurable outcomes of quality improvement using a daily quality rounds checklist: two-year prospective analysis of sustainability in a surgical intensive care unit. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Oct; 75(4):717-21. View in: PubMed

Splenectomy in patients with traumatic brain injury: protective or harmful? A National Trauma Data Bank analysis. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Oct; 75(4):596-601. View in: PubMed

Effect of diabetes on outcomes in patients undergoing emergent cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis. World J Surg. 2013 Oct; 37(10):2257-64. View in: PubMed

The impact of liver cirrhosis on outcomes in trauma patients: a prospective study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Oct; 75(4):699-703. View in: PubMed

Risk factors for post-traumatic pneumonia in patients with retained haemothorax: results of a prospective, observational AAST study. Injury. 2013 Sep; 44(9):1159-64. View in: PubMed

Prospective evaluation of the role of computed tomography in the assessment of abdominal stab wounds. JAMA Surg. 2013 Sep; 148(9):810-6. View in: PubMed

Early operation is associated with a survival benefit for patients with adhesive bowel obstruction. Ann Surg. 2013 Sep; 258(3):459-65. View in: PubMed

Transmediastinal gunshot wounds in a mature trauma centre: changing perspectives. Injury. 2013 Sep; 44(9):1198-203. View in: PubMed

Prospective study examining clinical outcomes associated with a negative pressure wound therapy system and Barker's vacuum packing technique. World J Surg. 2013 Sep; 37(9):2018-30. View in: PubMed

Implementing acute care surgery at a level I trauma center: 1-year prospective evaluation of the impact of this shift on trauma volumes and outcomes. Am J Surg. 2013 Jul; 206(1):130-5. View in: PubMed

Emergency surgery for acute diverticulitis: which operation? A National Surgical Quality Improvement Program study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Jun; 74(6):1385-91; quiz 1610. View in: PubMed

Prospective evaluation of early follow-up chest radiography after penetrating thoracic injury. World J Surg. 2013 Jun; 37(6):1286-90. View in: PubMed

Selective non-operative management of abdominal gunshot wounds: survey of practise. Injury. 2013 May; 44(5):639-44. View in: PubMed

Penetrating cardiac trauma in adolescents: a rare injury with excessive mortality. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Apr; 48(4):745-9. View in: PubMed

A prospective multicenter comparison of levetiracetam versus phenytoin for early posttraumatic seizure prophylaxis. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Mar; 74(3):766-71; discussion 771-3. View in: PubMed

Relationship of creatine kinase elevation and acute kidney injury in pediatric trauma patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Mar; 74(3):912-6. View in: PubMed

Impact of fibrinogen levels on outcomes after acute injury in patients requiring a massive transfusion. J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Feb; 216(2):290-7. View in: PubMed

Long-term preclinical evaluation of the intracorporeal use of advanced local hemostatics in a damage-control swine model of grade IV liver injury. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Feb; 74(2):538-45. View in: PubMed

Local and systemic hemostatics as an adjunct to control bleeding in trauma. Am Surg. 2013 Feb; 79(2):180-7. View in: PubMed

Effect of diabetes mellitus on outcome in patients with traumatic brain injury: a national trauma databank analysis. Brain Inj. 2013; 27(3):281-5. View in: PubMed

Appendicitis: changing perspectives. Adv Surg. 2013; 47:119-40. View in: PubMed

Discrepancies between capillary glucose measurements and traditional laboratory assessments in both shock and non-shock states after trauma. J Surg Res. 2012 Dec; 178(2):820-6. View in: PubMed

Extremity firearm trauma: the impact of injury pattern on clinical outcomes. Am Surg. 2012 Dec; 78(12):1383-7. View in: PubMed

Prospective evaluation of ambient operating room temperature on the core temperature of injured patients undergoing emergent surgery. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Dec; 73(6):1478-83. View in: PubMed

Negative laparotomy in trauma: are we getting better? Am Surg. Negative laparotomy in trauma: are we getting better? Am Surg. 2012 Nov; 78(11):1219-23. View in: PubMed

Hyperfibrinolysis Elicited via Thromboelastography Predicts Mortality in Trauma. J Am Coll Surg. 2012 Oct; 215(4):496-502. View in: PubMed

Closed-suction drain placement at laparotomy in isolated solid organ injury is not associated with decreased risk of deep surgical site infection. Am Surg. 2012 Oct; 78(10):1187-91. View in: PubMed

Selective non-operative management of a left ventricular pseudoaneurysm after penetrating cardiac wound. J Emerg Trauma Shock. 2012 Oct; 5(4):353-5. View in: PubMed

Development of posttraumatic empyema in patients with retained hemothorax: results of a prospective, observational AAST study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Sep; 73(3):752-7. View in: PubMed

Appendectomy timing: waiting until the next morning increases the risk of surgical site infections. Ann Surg. 2012 Sep; 256(3):538-43. View in: PubMed

Nonverifiable Research Publications among Applicants to an Academic Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program. J Am Coll Surg. 2012 Sep; 215(3):337-42. View in: PubMed

Radiologic evaluation of alternative sites for needle decompression of tension pneumothorax. Arch Surg. 2012 Sep 1; 147(9):813-8. View in: PubMed

Biochemical profile and outcomes in trauma patients subjected to open cardiopulmonary resuscitation: a prospective observational pilot study. World J Surg. 2012 Aug; 36(8):1772-8. View in: PubMed

Total management of the open abdomen. Int Wound J. 2012 Aug; 9 Suppl 1:17-24. View in: PubMed

The double jeopardy of blunt thoracoabdominal trauma. Arch Surg. 2012 Jun; 147(6):498-504. View in: PubMed

The incidence of neurogenic shock after spinal cord injury in patients admitted to a high-volume level I trauma center. Am Surg. 2012 May; 78(5):623-6. View in: PubMed

Ten years of mechanical complications of central venous catheterization in trauma patients. Am Surg. 2012 May; 78(5):545-9. View in: PubMed

Prospective evaluation of selective nonoperative management of torso gunshot wounds: When is it safe to discharge? J Trauma Acute Care Surg. Prospective evaluation of selective nonoperative management of torso gunshot wounds: When is it safe to discharge? J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Apr; 72(4):884-91. View in: PubMed

Efficacy of beta-blockade after isolated blunt head injury: Does race matter? J Trauma Acute Care Surg. Efficacy of beta-blockade after isolated blunt head injury: Does race matter? J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Apr; 72(4):1013-8. View in: PubMed

Erythropoiesis-stimulating agent administration and survival after severe traumatic brain injury: a prospective study. Arch Surg. 2012 Mar; 147(3):251-5. View in: PubMed

Blunt thoracic aortic injuries: crossing the rubicon. J Am Coll Surg. 2012 Mar; 214(3):247-59. View in: PubMed

The impact of early hormonal therapy in catastrophic brain-injured patients and its effect on organ procurement. Am Surg. 2012 Mar; 78(3):318-24. View in: PubMed

Evaluation of multidetector computed tomography for penetrating neck injury: A prospective multicenter study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Mar; 72(3):576-84. View in: PubMed

Does size matter? A prospective analysis of 28-32 versus 36-40 French chest tube size in trauma. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Feb; 72(2):422-7. View in: PubMed

Venous thromboembolic events in isolated severe traumatic brain injury. J Emerg Trauma Shock. 2012 Jan; 5(1):11-5. View in: PubMed

The increasing burden of phlebotomy in the development of anaemia and need for blood transfusion amongst trauma patients. Injury. 2012 Jan; 43(1):78-83. View in: PubMed

Management of post-traumatic retained hemothorax: a prospective, observational, multicenter AAST study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Jan; 72(1):11-22; discussion 22-4; quiz 316. View in: PubMed

Blunt splenic trauma: Splenectomy increases early infectious complications: A prospective multicenter study. J Trauma. 2012 Jan; 72(1):229-34. View in: PubMed

The impact of american college of surgeons trauma center designation and outcomes after early thoracotomy: a national trauma databank analysis. Am Surg. 2012 Jan; 78(1):36-41. View in: PubMed

Impact of the duration of platelet storage in critically ill trauma patients. J Trauma. 2011 Dec; 71(6):1766-73; discussion 1773-4. View in: PubMed

Transplantation for severe hepatic trauma. J Trauma. 2011 Dec; 71(6):1880-4. View in: PubMed

The impact of nontherapeutic hypothermia on outcomes after severe traumatic brain injury. J Trauma. 2011 Dec; 71(6):1627-31. View in: PubMed

Trauma center designation and the decreasing incidence of post-traumatic acute respiratory distress syndrome: A potential guidepost for quality improvement. Am J Surg. 2011 Dec; 202(6):829-36. View in: PubMed

Intracorporeal Use of Advanced Local Hemostatics in a Damage Control Swine Model of Grade IV Liver Injury. J Trauma. 2011 Nov; 71(5):1312-8. View in: PubMed

Necrotizing soft tissue infections: delayed surgical treatment is associated with increased number of surgical debridements and morbidity. J Trauma. 2011 Nov; 71(5):1400-5. View in: PubMed

Coagulopathy after isolated severe traumatic brain injury in children. J Trauma. 2011 Nov; 71(5):1205-10. View in: PubMed

Optimal positioning for emergent needle thoracostomy: a cadaver-based study. J Trauma. 2011 Nov; 71(5):1099-103; discussion 1103. View in: PubMed

Alcohol ingestion is independently associated with complications after work place injuries: a national trauma data bank analysis of injury severity and outcomes. J Trauma. 2011 Oct; 71(4):1035-9. View in: PubMed

Are all level I trauma centers created equal? A comparison of american college of surgeons and state-verified centers. Am Surg. 2011 Oct; 77(10):1334-6. View in: PubMed

Incidence and predictors for the need for fasciotomy after extremity trauma: a 10-year review in a mature level I trauma centre. Injury. 2011 Oct; 42(10):1157-63. View in: PubMed

Vascular trauma in geriatric patients: a national trauma databank review. J Trauma. 2011 Oct; 71(4):909-16. View in: PubMed

The Model for End-Stage Liver Disease score: an independent prognostic factor of mortality in injured cirrhotic patients. Arch Surg. 2011 Sep; 146(9):1074-8. View in: PubMed

Effect of age on cervical spine injury in pediatric population: a National Trauma Data Bank review. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Sep; 46(9):1771-6. View in: PubMed

Early vasopressor use in critical injury is associated with mortality independent from volume status. J Trauma. 2011 Sep; 71(3):565-70; discussion 570-2. View in: PubMed

The diagnostic accuracy of 64-slice computed tomography in detecting clinically significant arterial bleeding after pelvic fractures. Am Surg. 2011 Sep; 77(9):1176-82. View in: PubMed

Postdischarge complications after penetrating cardiac injury: a survivable injury with a high postdischarge complication rate. Arch Surg. 2011 Sep; 146(9):1061-6. View in: PubMed

Ethanol intoxication is associated with a lower incidence of admission coagulopathy in severe traumatic brain injury patients. J Neurotrauma. 2011 Sep; 28(9):1699-706. View in: PubMed

Clinical examination is highly sensitive for detecting clinically significant spinal injuries after gunshot wounds. J Trauma. 2011 Sep; 71(3):523-7. View in: PubMed

The presence of nonthoracic distracting injuries does not affect the initial clinical examination of the cervical spine in evaluable blunt trauma patients: a prospective observational study. J Trauma. 2011 Sep; 71(3):528-32. View in: PubMed

Epidemiology of pediatric cardiac injuries: a National Trauma Data Bank analysis. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Aug; 46(8):1564-71. View in: PubMed

In-hospital small bowel obstruction after exploratory laparotomy for trauma. J Trauma. 2011 Aug; 71(2):486-90. View in: PubMed

Workplace assault is independently associated with mortality: a national trauma data bank analysis. J Occup Environ Med. 2011 Aug; 53(8):879-83. View in: PubMed

Swan-Ganz catheter use in trauma patients can be reduced without negatively affecting outcomes. World J Surg. 2011 Aug; 35(8):1809-17. View in: PubMed

A new survivable damage control model including hypothermia, hemodilution, and liver injury. J Surg Res. 2011 Jul; 169(1):99-105. View in: PubMed

Closed suction drain after isolated hollow viscus injury: a friend or foe? J Trauma. Closed suction drain after isolated hollow viscus injury: a friend or foe? J Trauma. 2011 Jun; 70(6):1424-8. View in: PubMed

Work-related injuries: injury characteristics, survival, and age effect. Am Surg. 2011 Jun; 77(6):702-7. View in: PubMed

The increasing burden of radiation exposure in the management of trauma patients. J Trauma. 2011 Jun; 70(6):1366-70. View in: PubMed

Automobile versus pedestrian injuries: does gender matter? J Emerg Med. Automobile versus pedestrian injuries: does gender matter? J Emerg Med. 2011 Jun; 40(6):617-22. View in: PubMed

Risk factors for delirium in trauma patients: the impact of ethanol use and lack of insurance. Am Surg. 2011 May; 77(5):621-6. View in: PubMed

Routine follow-up imaging of kidney injuries may not be justified. J Trauma. 2011 May; 70(5):1229-33. View in: PubMed

Incidence, risk factors, and outcomes for atrial arrhythmias in trauma patients. Am Surg. 2011 May; 77(5):634-9. View in: PubMed

Self-inflicted penetrating injuries at a Level I Trauma Center. Injury. 2011 May; 42(5):474-7. View in: PubMed

Prospective evaluation of multidetector computed tomography for extremity vascular trauma. J Trauma. 2011 Apr; 70(4):808-15. View in: PubMed

Unstable cervical spine fracture after penetrating neck injury: a rare entity in an analysis of 1,069 patients. J Trauma. 2011 Apr; 70(4):870-2. View in: PubMed

Gunshot injuries in the elderly: patterns and outcomes. A national trauma databank analysis. World J Surg. 2011 Mar; 35(3):528-34. View in: PubMed

Crystalloids after primary colon resection and anastomosis at initial trauma laparotomy: excessive volumes are associated with anastomotic leakage. J Trauma. 2011 Mar; 70(3):603-10. View in: PubMed

Fatalities of the 2008 Los Angeles train crash: autopsy findings. Am J Disaster Med. 2011 Mar-Apr; 6(2):127-31. View in: PubMed

Reference accuracy in the general surgery literature. World J Surg. 2011 Mar; 35(3):475-9. View in: PubMed

Commentary on "blunt aortic injury". Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther. 2011 Mar; 23(1):56-7. View in: PubMed

Liver cirrhosis and traumatic brain injury: a fatal combination based on National Trauma Databank analysis. Am Surg. 2011 Mar; 77(3):311-4. View in: PubMed

Selective nonoperative management of anterior abdominal stab wounds: 1992-2008. J Trauma. 2011 Feb; 70(2):408-13; discussion 413-4. View in: PubMed

Donor conversion and procurement failure: the fate of our potential organ donors. World J Surg. 2011 Feb; 35(2):440-5. View in: PubMed

Thromboembolic prophylaxis with low-molecular-weight heparin in patients with blunt solid abdominal organ injuries undergoing nonoperative management: current practice and outcomes. J Trauma. 2011 Jan; 70(1):141-6; discussion 147. View in: PubMed

Current practice and the role of the CT in the management of penetrating liver injuries at a Level I trauma center. J Emerg Trauma Shock. 2011 Jan; 4(1):53-7. View in: PubMed

Blunt thoracic aortic injuries: an autopsy study. J Trauma. 2011 Jan; 70(1):197-202. View in: PubMed

Prevention of postoperative peritoneal adhesions: a review of the literature. Am J Surg. 2011 Jan; 201(1):111-21. View in: PubMed

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An international fellowship in trauma research and the potential benefits for fellows, sponsoring institution, and the global trauma community. Am Surg. 2009 Apr; 75(4):324-30. View in: PubMed

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A prospective look at the current state of open abdomens. Am Surg. 2008 Oct; 74(10):891-7. View in: PubMed

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