Faculty

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Elizabeth Benjamin, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Surgery
2051 Marengo St. Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 442 7761

Publications

Negative CT can Safely Rule out Clinically Significant Intra-abdominal Injury in the Asymptomatic Patient After Blunt Trauma: Prospective Evaluation of 1193 Patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Sep 20. View in: PubMed

Selective versus nonselective embolization versus no embolization in pelvic trauma: A multicenter retrospective cohort study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Sep; 83(3):361-367. View in: PubMed

Splenic artery embolization versus splenectomy: Analysis for early in-hospital infectious complications and outcomes. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Sep; 83(3):356-360. View in: PubMed

Safety of early ambulation following blunt abdominal solid organ injury: A prospective observational study. Am J Surg. 2017 Sep; 214(3):402-406. View in: PubMed

Pharmacological Thromboembolic Prophylaxis in Traumatic Brain Injuries: Low Molecular Weight Heparin Is Superior to Unfractionated Heparin. Ann Surg. 2017 Sep; 266(3):463-469. View in: PubMed

Decreased mortality in patients with isolated severe blunt traumatic brain injury receiving higher plasma to packed red blood cells transfusion ratios. Injury. 2017 Aug 05. View in: PubMed

Peak creatinine kinase level is a key adjunct in the evaluation of critically ill trauma patients. Am J Surg. 2017 Aug; 214(2):201-206. View in: PubMed

Brain Trauma Foundation Guidelines for Intracranial Pressure Monitoring: Compliance and Effect on Outcome. World J Surg. 2017 Jun; 41(6):1543-1549. View in: PubMed

Erratum to: Brain Trauma Foundation Guidelines for Intracranial Pressure Monitoring: Compliance and Effect on Outcome. World J Surg. 2017 Jun; 41(6):1542. View in: PubMed

Intracranial pressure monitoring in severe blunt head trauma: does the type of monitoring device matter? J Neurosurg. Intracranial pressure monitoring in severe blunt head trauma: does the type of monitoring device matter? J Neurosurg. 2017 May 26; 1-6. View in: PubMed

The impact of helmet use on outcomes after a motorcycle crash. Injury. 2017 May; 48(5):1093-1097. View in: PubMed

Evidence of Stage Shift in Women Diagnosed With Ovarian Cancer During Phase II of the United Kingdom Familial Ovarian Cancer Screening Study. J Clin Oncol. 2017 May 01; 35(13):1411-1420. View in: PubMed

Surgical outcomes after trauma pneumonectomy: Revisited. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 May; 82(5):927-932. View in: PubMed

Severe injuries associated with skiing and snowboarding: A national trauma data bank study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Apr; 82(4):781-786. View in: PubMed

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

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. 2017 Mar; 82(3):470-480. 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

The prognostic value of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio on mortality in critically ill trauma patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Nov; 81(5):882-888. 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 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

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

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

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

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

Isolated Iliac Vascular Injuries: Morbidity of Repair Versus Ligation of Iliac Vein Injury. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Aug; 64(2):550. 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 Jul; 40(7):1575-82. 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

Penetrating Neck Injury: What's In and What's Out? Ann Emerg Med. Penetrating Neck Injury: What's In and What's Out? Ann Emerg Med. 2016 May; 67(5):578-80. View in: PubMed

Ovarian cancer screening and mortality in the UK Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening (UKCTOCS): a randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2016 Mar 05; 387(10022):945-956. 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

Air in the Belly: A Discussion of Abdominal Compartment Syndrome. Ann Emerg Med. 2016 Jan; 67(1):17-9. 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; 150(12):1194-5. View in: PubMed

Witnessed aspiration in trauma: Frequent occurrence, rare morbidity--A prospective analysis. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Dec; 79(6):1030-6; discussion 1036-7. 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

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

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

Tourniquet use for civilian extremity trauma. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Aug; 79(2):232-7;quiz 332-3. View in: PubMed

Pneumomediastinum following blunt trauma: Worth an exhaustive workup? J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Aug; 79(2):188-92; discussion 192-3. View in: PubMed

Risk Algorithm Using Serial Biomarker Measurements Doubles the Number of Screen-Detected Cancers Compared With a Single-Threshold Rule in the United Kingdom Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening. J Clin Oncol. 2015 Jun 20; 33(18):2062-71. 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; quiz 893-4. 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

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

Nonsuicidal self-injury-related foreign bodies in the emergency department. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 2015 Feb; 36(1):80-7. 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

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

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

Local over-expression of VEGF-D?N?C in the uterine arteries of pregnant sheep results in long-term changes in uterine artery contractility and angiogenesis. PLoS One. 2014; 9(6):e100021. View in: PubMed

Biomarker-based ovarian carcinoma typing: a histologic investigation in the ovarian tumor tissue analysis consortium. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2013 Oct; 22(10):1677-86. View in: PubMed

In vitro three-dimensional modeling of fallopian tube secretory epithelial cells. BMC Cell Biol. 2013 Sep 27; 14:43. View in: PubMed

Hormone-receptor expression and ovarian cancer survival: an Ovarian Tumor Tissue Analysis consortium study. Lancet Oncol. 2013 Aug; 14(9):853-62. View in: PubMed

Epigenetic analysis leads to identification of HNF1B as a subtype-specific susceptibility gene for ovarian cancer. Nat Commun. 2013; 4:1628. View in: PubMed

Results of annual screening in phase I of the United Kingdom familial ovarian cancer screening study highlight the need for strict adherence to screening schedule. J Clin Oncol. 2013 Jan 01; 31(1):49-57. View in: PubMed

Annual outpatient hysteroscopy and endometrial sampling (OHES) in HNPCC/Lynch syndrome (LS). Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2012 Dec; 286(6):1555-62. View in: PubMed

Diathermy-induced injury may affect detection of occult tubal lesions at risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2012 Jun; 22(5):881-8. View in: PubMed

Modelling genetic and clinical heterogeneity in epithelial ovarian cancers. Carcinogenesis. 2011 Oct; 32(10):1540-9. View in: PubMed

Senescent fibroblasts promote neoplastic transformation of partially transformed ovarian epithelial cells in a three-dimensional model of early stage ovarian cancer. Neoplasia. 2010 Apr; 12(4):317-25. View in: PubMed

The emerging role of T cell immunoglobulin mucin-1 in the mechanism of liver ischemia and reperfusion injury in the mouse. Hepatology. 2010 Apr; 51(4):1363-72. View in: PubMed

Groin herniorrhaphy in patients with cirrhosis and after liver transplantation. Am Surg. 2009 Oct; 75(10):962-5. View in: PubMed

Acute care surgery after renal transplantation. Am Surg. 2009 Oct; 75(10):882-6. View in: PubMed

Blunt thoracic aortic injury. Am Surg. 2008 Oct; 74(10):1033-7. View in: PubMed

Oxidation of ovarian epithelial cancer cells by hypochlorous acid enhances immunogenicity and stimulates T cells that recognize autologous primary tumor. Clin Cancer Res. 2008 Aug 01; 14(15):4898-907. View in: PubMed

Does race influence outcomes after primary liver transplantation? A 23-year experience with 2,700 patients. J Am Coll Surg. 2008 May; 206(5):1009-16; discussion 1016-8. View in: PubMed

Liver transplantation criteria for hepatocellular carcinoma should be expanded: a 22-year experience with 467 patients at UCLA. Ann Surg. 2007 Sep; 246(3):502-9; discussion 509-11. View in: PubMed

Successful non-invasive ventilatory support in a patient with regimen-related toxicity during allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. Bone Marrow Transplant. 1999 Apr; 23(8):833-4. View in: PubMed

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