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Kazuhide Matsushima, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
HCT 1520 San Pablo Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles


Miyata S, Cho J, Lebedevskiy O, Matsushima K, Bae E, Bliss DW. Trauma experts versus pediatric experts: comparison of outcomes in pediatric penetrating injuries. J Surg Res. 2017 Feb; 208:173-179. View in: PubMed

Strumwasser A, Grabo D, Inaba K, Matsushima K, Clark D, Benjamin E, Lam L, Demetriades D. 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

Matsushima K, Inaba K, Dollbaum R, Khor D, Jhaveri V, Jimenez O, Strumwasser A, Demetriades D. The role of computed tomography after emergent trauma operation. J Surg Res. 2016 Dec; 206(2):286-291. View in: PubMed

Miyata S, Cho J, Matsushima K, Fowler A, Bliss DW. Operative outcomes of infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis in patients with congenital heart disease. J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Nov; 51(11):1755-1758. View in: PubMed

Matsushima K, Inaba K, Dollbaum R, Cheng V, Khan M, Herr K, Strumwasser A, Asturias S, Dilektasli E, Demetriades D. 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

Cheng V, Inaba K, Johnson M, Byerly S, Jiang Y, Matsushima K, Haltmeier T, Benjamin E, Lam L, Demetriades D. 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

Zamora A, Chang J, Matsushima K. Progressive Abdominal Pain Following Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. JAMA Surg. 2016 Sep 1; 151(9):871-2. View in: PubMed

Matsushima K, Inaba K, Cho J, Mohammed H, Herr K, Leichtle S, Zada G, Demetriades D. Therapeutic anticoagulation in patients with traumatic brain injury. J Surg Res. 2016 Sep; 205(1):186-91. View in: PubMed

Magee GA, Cho J, Benjamin E, Matsushima K, Strumwasser A, Inaba K, Jazaeri O, Fox C, Demetriades D. Isolated Iliac Vascular Injuries: Morbidity of Repair Versus Ligation of Iliac Vein Injury. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Aug; 64(2):550. View in: PubMed

Matsushima K, Inaba K, Skiada D, Esparza M, Cho J, Lee T, Strumwasser A, Magee G, Grabo D, Lam L, Benjamin E, Belzberg H, Demetriades D. 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

Matsushima K, Schaefer EW, Won EJ, Armen SB. The outcome of trauma patients with do-not-resuscitate orders. J Surg Res. 2016 Feb; 200(2):631-6. View in: PubMed

Matsushima K, Chouliaras K, Koenig W, Preston C, Gorospe D, Demetriades D. 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

Matsushima K, Inaba K, Siboni S, Skiada D, Strumwasser AM, Magee GA, Sung GY, Benjaminm ER, Lam L, Demetriades D. 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

Miyata S, Haltmeier T, Inaba K, Matsushima K, Goodhue C, Bliss DW. Should All Severely Injured Pediatric Patients be Treated at Pediatric Level I Trauma Centers? A National Trauma Data Bank Study. Am Surg. 2015 Oct; 81(10):927-31. View in: PubMed

Won EJ, Lehman EB, Geletzke AK, Tangel MR, Matsushima K, Brunke-Reese D, Pichardo-Lowden AR, Pauli EM, Soybel DI. Association of postoperative hyperglycemia with outcomes among patients with complex ventral hernia repair. JAMA Surg. 2015 May 1; 150(5):433-40. View in: PubMed

Matsushima K, Won EJ, Tangel MR, Enomoto LM, Avella DM, Soybel DI. Emphysematous gastritis and gastric emphysema: similar radiographic findings, distinct clinical entities. World J Surg. 2015 Apr; 39(4):1008-17. View in: PubMed

Matsushima K, Benjamin E, Demetriades D. Prothrombin complex concentrate in trauma patients. Am J Surg. 2015 Feb; 209(2):413-7. View in: PubMed

Matsushima K, Goldwasser ER, Schaefer EW, Sangster W, Armen SB, Indeck MC. Consultation for 'dead gut': who needs an emergent exploratory laparotomy? Am Surg. 2014 Jun; 80(6):624-7. View in: PubMed

Matsushima K, Schaefer EW, Won EJ, Armen SB, Indeck MC, Soybel DI. Positive and negative volume-outcome relationships in the geriatric trauma population. JAMA Surg. 2014 Apr 1; 149(4):319-26. View in: PubMed

Matsushima K, Goldwasser ER, Schaefer EW, Armen SB, Indeck MC. The impact of intensivists' base specialty of training on care process and outcomes of critically ill trauma patients. J Surg Res. 2013 Sep; 184(1):577-81. View in: PubMed

Matsushima K, Kulaylat AN, Won EJ, Stokes AL, Schaefer EW, Frankel HL. Variation in the management of adolescent patients with blunt abdominal solid organ injury between adult versus pediatric trauma centers: an analysis of a statewide trauma database. J Surg Res. 2013 Aug; 183(2):808-13. View in: PubMed

Matsushima K, Mangel PS, Schaefer EW, Frankel HL. Blunt hollow viscus and mesenteric injury: still underrecognized. World J Surg. 2013 Apr; 37(4):759-65. View in: PubMed

Matsushima K, Schaefer EW, Won EJ, Nichols PA, Frankel HL. Injured adolescents, not just large children: difference in care and outcome between adult and pediatric trauma centers. Am Surg. 2013 Mar; 79(3):267-73. View in: PubMed

Katsura M, Yamazaki S, Fukuma S, Matsushima K, Yamashiro T, Fukuhara S. Comparison between laparotomy first versus angiographic embolization first in patients with pelvic fracture and hemoperitoneum: a nationwide observational study from the Japan Trauma Data Bank. Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med. 2013; 21:82. View in: PubMed

Matsushima K, Soybel DI. Operative management of recurrent choledocholithiasis. J Gastrointest Surg. 2012 Dec; 16(12):2312-7. View in: PubMed

Matsushima K, Peng M, Velasco C, Schaefer E, Diaz-Arrastia R, Frankel H. Glucose variability negatively impacts long-term functional outcome in patients with traumatic brain injury. J Crit Care. 2012 Apr; 27(2):125-31. View in: PubMed

Matsushima K, Dickinson RM, Schaefer EW, Armen SB, Frankel HL. Academic time at a level 1 trauma center: no resident, no problem? J Surg Educ. 2012 Mar-Apr; 69(2):138-42. View in: PubMed

Matsushima K, Frankel HL. Beyond focused assessment with sonography for trauma: ultrasound creep in the trauma resuscitation area and beyond. Curr Opin Crit Care. 2011 Dec; 17(6):606-12. View in: PubMed

Nwanguma OR, Matsushima K, Grunfeld R, Frankel HL. Colonic pseudo-obstruction (Ogilvie's syndrome) evolving into cecal bascule. J Trauma. 2011 Oct; 71(4):1082-4. View in: PubMed

Uemura T, Ramprasad V, Matsushima K, Shike H, Valania T, Kwon O, Ghahramani N, Shah R, Farooq U, Khan A, Kadry Z. Single dose of alemtuzumab induction with steroid-free maintenance immunosuppression in pancreas transplantation. Transplantation. 2011 Sep 27; 92(6):678-85. View in: PubMed

Galvan DA, Matsushima K, Frankel HL. Ultrasound in the surgical intensive care unit. Isr Med Assoc J. 2011 Sep; 13(9):566-70. View in: PubMed

Gunst M, Matsushima K, Vanek S, Gunst R, Shafi S, Frankel H. Peripherally inserted central catheters may lower the incidence of catheter-related blood stream infections in patients in surgical intensive care units. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2011 Aug; 12(4):279-82. View in: PubMed

Matsushima K, Frankel HL. Detection of central venous catheter insertion-related complication using bedside ultrasound: the CVC sono. J Trauma. 2011 Jun; 70(6):1561-3. View in: PubMed

Lundgren JA, Matsushima K, Lynch FC, Frankel H, Cooney RN. Angiographic embolization of nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding: predictors of clinical failure. J Trauma. 2011 May; 70(5):1208-12. View in: PubMed

Matsushima K, Cook A, Tollack L, Shafi S, Frankel H. An acute care surgery model provides safe and timely care for both trauma and emergency general surgery patients. J Surg Res. 2011 Apr; 166(2):e143-7. View in: PubMed

Matsushima K, Peng M, Schaefer EW, Pruitt JH, Kashuk JL, Frankel HL. Posttraumatic contrast-induced acute kidney injury: minimal consequences or significant threat? J Trauma. 2011 Feb; 70(2):415-9; discussion 419-20. View in: PubMed

Matsushima K, Cook A, Tyner T, Tollack L, Williams R, Lemaire S, Friese R, Frankel H. Parenteral nutrition: a clear and present danger unabated by tight glucose control. Am J Surg. 2010 Sep; 200(3):386-90. View in: PubMed

Matsushima K, Frankel HL. Bedside ultrasound can safely eliminate the need for chest radiographs after central venous catheter placement: CVC sono in the surgical ICU (SICU). J Surg Res. 2010 Sep; 163(1):155-61. View in: PubMed

Matsushima K. Traumatic adrenal gland hematoma: FAST is an effective tool to screen. J Trauma. 2009 Sep; 67(3):676. View in: PubMed

Kato H, Kimura A, Sasaki R, Kaneko N, Takeda M, Hagiwara A, Ogura S, Mizoguchi T, Matsuoka T, Ono H, Matsuura K, Matsushima K, Kushimoto S, Fuse A, Nakatani T, Iwase M, Fudoji J, Kasai T. Cervical spinal cord injury without bony injury: a multicenter retrospective study of emergency and critical care centers in Japan. J Trauma. 2008 Aug; 65(2):373-9. View in: PubMed

Matsushima K, Suzuki Y. Transverse colon volvulus and associated Chilaiditi's syndrome. Am J Surg. 2006 Aug; 192(2):203-4. View in: PubMed

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