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Kenji Inaba, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery (Clinical Scholar)
Director, General Surgery Program
Surgery
2051 Marengo St. Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 409 7761

Publications

Outcomes after concomitant traumatic brain injury and hemorrhagic shock: A secondary analysis from the Pragmatic, Randomized Optimal Platelets and Plasma Ratios trial. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Oct; 83(4):668-674. View in: PubMed

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

Laparoscopy for Trauma and the Changes in its Use From 1990 to 2016: A Current Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2017 Sep 14. View in: PubMed

THE HYPERFIBRINOLYTIC PHENOTYPE IS THE MOST LETHAL AND RESOURCE INTENSE PRESENTATION OF FIBRINOLYSIS IN MASSIVE TRANSFUSION PATIENTS. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Sep 13. View in: PubMed

The Use of Radiofrequency Detection to Mitigate the Risk of Retained Surgical Sponges. Adv Surg. 2017 Sep; 51(1):219-227. 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

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

Mortality after emergent trauma laparotomy: A multicenter, retrospective study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Sep; 83(3):464-468. View in: PubMed

Multi-institutional analysis of neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in patients with severe hemorrhage: A new mortality predictor value. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Aug 23. View in: PubMed

Association of General Surgery Resident Remediation and Program Director Attitudes With Resident Attrition. JAMA Surg. 2017 Aug 16. View in: PubMed

Validation of a Geriatric Trauma Prognosis Calculator: A P. A. L. Li. A. T. E. Consortium Study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Aug 14. 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

Population-based estimate of trauma-related deaths for law enforcement personnel: Risks for death are higher and increasing over time. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Aug; 83(2):237-240. View in: PubMed

Injuries sustained during contact with Law Enforcement: An analysis from US Trauma Centers. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Jul 08. View in: PubMed

Every minute counts: Time to delivery of initial massive transfusion cooler and its impact on mortality. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Jul; 83(1):19-24. View in: PubMed

A comparison of prognosis calculators for geriatric trauma: A Prognostic Assessment of Life and Limitations After Trauma in the Elderly consortium study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Jul; 83(1):90-96. View in: PubMed

Clinical relevance of the routine daily chest X-Ray in the surgical intensive care unit. Am J Surg. 2017 Jul; 214(1):19-23. View in: PubMed

Relative device stability of anterior versus axillary needle decompression for tension pneumothorax during casualty movement: Preliminary analysis of a human cadaver model. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Jul; 83(1 Suppl 1):S136-S141. View in: PubMed

Multi-institutional, prospective, observational study comparing the Gastrografin challenge versus standard treatment in adhesive small bowel obstruction. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Jul; 83(1):47-54. View in: PubMed

Optimal Timing for Repair of Peripheral Nerve Injuries. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Jun 06. View in: PubMed

Outcomes Following Concomitant Traumatic Brain Injury and Hemorrhagic Shock: A Secondary Analysis from the PROPPR Trial. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Jun 06. 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

Pelvic fracture pattern predicts the need for hemorrhage control intervention-Results of an AAST multi-institutional study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Jun; 82(6):1030-1038. 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

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

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

Novel oral anticoagulants and trauma: The results of a prospective American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Multi-Institutional Trial. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 May; 82(5):827-835. View in: PubMed

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

Loss of muscle mass: a significant predictor of postoperative complications in acute diverticulitis. J Surg Res. 2017 May 01; 211:39-44. 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

Pelvic fracture pattern predicts the need for hemorrhage control intervention -- results of a AAST multi-institutional study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Mar 23. 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

Pneumatosis Intestinalis Predictive Evaluation Study: A multicenter epidemiologic study of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Mar; 82(3):451-460. 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

Damage control resuscitation in patients with severe traumatic hemorrhage: A practice management guideline from the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Mar; 82(3):605-617. View in: PubMed

Catecholamines as outcome markers in isolated traumatic brain injury: the COMA-TBI study. Crit Care. 2017 Feb 23; 21(1):37. 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

Multicenter observational prehospital resuscitation on helicopter study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 07; 83(1 Suppl 1):S83-S91. View in: PubMed

The Relationship between Age, Common Bile Duct Diameter and Diagnostic Probability in Suspected Choledocholithiasis. Dig Surg. 2017; 34(5):421-428. View in: PubMed

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

Splenic trauma: WSES classification and guidelines for adult and pediatric patients. World J Emerg Surg. 2017; 12:40. View in: PubMed

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

The management of intra-abdominal infections from a global perspective: 2017 WSES guidelines for management of intra-abdominal infections. World J Emerg Surg. 2017; 12:29. View in: PubMed

Preperitoneal balloon tamponade for lethal closed retroperitoneal pelvic hemorrhage in a swine model: A comparable and minimally invasive alternative to open pre-peritoneal pelvic packing. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Dec; 81(6):1046-1055. View in: PubMed

A Clinical Decision Rule for Thoracolumbar Spine Imaging in Blunt Trauma? Ann Emerg Med. A Clinical Decision Rule for Thoracolumbar Spine Imaging in Blunt Trauma? Ann Emerg Med. 2016 Dec; 68(6):781-783. View in: PubMed

Cervical spinal clearance: A prospective Western Trauma Association Multi-institutional Trial. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Dec; 81(6):1122-1130. 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 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

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

Redox-assisted regulation of Ca2+ homeostasis in the endoplasmic reticulum by disulfide reductase ERdj5. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Oct 11; 113(41):E6055-E6063. 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

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

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

Sympathoadrenal Activation is Associated with Acute Traumatic Coagulopathy and Endotheliopathy in Isolated Brain Injury. Shock. 2016 Sep; 46(3 Suppl 1):96-103. 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

The AAST prospective Aortic Occlusion for Resuscitation in Trauma and Acute Care Surgery (AORTA) registry: Data on contemporary utilization and outcomes of aortic occlusion and resuscitative balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA). J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Sep; 81(3):409-19. View in: PubMed

The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma grading scale for 16 emergency general surgery conditions: Disease-specific criteria characterizing anatomic severity grading. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Sep; 81(3):593-602. View in: PubMed

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

The impact of increased plasma ratios in massively transfused trauma patients: a prospective analysis. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2016 Aug; 42(4):519-25. View in: PubMed

Correlation between laboratory coagulation testing and thromboelastometry is modified during management of trauma patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Aug; 81(2):319-27. View in: PubMed

Contemporary outcomes of lower extremity vascular repairs extending below the knee: A multicenter retrospective study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Jul; 81(1):63-70. 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

Indications for Use of Damage Control Surgery in Civilian Trauma Patients: A Content Analysis and Expert Appropriateness Rating Study. Ann Surg. 2016 May; 263(5):1018-27. View in: PubMed

Current management of hemorrhage from severe pelvic fractures: Results of an American Association for the Surgery of Trauma multi-institutional trial. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 May; 80(5):717-23; discussion 723-5. 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

Damage-control resuscitation and emergency laparotomy: Findings from the PROPPR study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Apr; 80(4):568-74; discussion 574-5. View in: PubMed

Antibiotic related acute kidney injury in patients treated for open fractures. Injury. 2016 Mar; 47(3):653-7. View in: PubMed

Multicenter validation of American Association for the Surgery of Trauma grading system for acute colonic diverticulitis and its use for emergency general surgery quality improvement program. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Mar; 80(3):405-10; discussion 410-1. View in: PubMed

Airway management following repair of cervical tracheal injuries: A retrospective, multicenter study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Mar; 80(3):366-70; discussion 370-1. View in: PubMed

Multicenter evaluation of temporary intravascular shunt use in vascular trauma. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Mar; 80(3):359-64; discussion 364-5. View in: PubMed

Inflammatory cytokine and chemokine profiles are associated with patient outcome and the hyperadrenergic state following acute brain injury. J Neuroinflammation. 2016 Feb 16; 13:40. 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

Multicenter external validation of the Geriatric Trauma Outcome Score: A study by the Prognostic Assessment of Life and Limitations After Trauma in the Elderly (PALLIATE) consortium. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Feb; 80(2):204-9. View in: PubMed

Advances in laparoscopy for acute care surgery and trauma. World J Gastroenterol. 2016 Jan 14; 22(2):668-80. View in: PubMed

Prospective evaluation of early propranolol after traumatic brain injury. J Surg Res. 2016 Jan; 200(1):221-6. 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

Antimicrobials: a global alliance for optimizing their rational use in intra-abdominal infections (AGORA). World J Emerg Surg. 2016; 11:33. View in: PubMed

WSES Guidelines for the management of acute left sided colonic diverticulitis in the emergency setting. World J Emerg Surg. 2016; 11:37. 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

The Effect of Statin Use on Outcomes after Trauma. Am Surg. 2015 Dec; 81(12):E412-4. 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

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

Program Factors That Influence American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination Performance: A Multi-Institutional Study. J Surg Educ. 2015 Nov-Dec; 72(6):e236-42. 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

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

Indications for use of thoracic, abdominal, pelvic, and vascular damage control interventions in trauma patients: A content analysis and expert appropriateness rating study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Oct; 79(4):568-79. 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

A multi-institution prospective observational study of small bowel obstruction: Clinical and computerized tomography predictors of which patients may require early surgery. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Sep; 79(3):393-8. View in: PubMed

Reading Habits of General Surgery Residents and Association With American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination Performance. JAMA Surg. 2015 Sep; 150(9):882-9. 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; discussion 516-8. 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

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

The predictive value of multidetector CTA on outcomes in patients with below-the-knee vascular injury. Injury. 2015 Aug; 46(8):1520-6. 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

A multi-institutional analysis of prehospital tourniquet use. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Jul; 79(1):10-4; discussion 14. View in: PubMed

2014 Consensus conference on viscoelastic test-based transfusion guidelines for early trauma resuscitation: Report of the panel. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Jun; 78(6):1220-9. 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

Making thawed universal donor plasma available rapidly for massively bleeding trauma patients: experience from the Pragmatic, Randomized Optimal Platelets and Plasma Ratios (PROPPR) trial. Transfusion. 2015 Jun; 55(6):1331-9. View in: PubMed

ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM mapping of the AAST Emergency General Surgery disease severity grading systems: Conceptual approach, limitations, and recommendations for the future. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 May; 78(5):1059-65. View in: PubMed

Early autologous fresh whole blood transfusion leads to less allogeneic transfusions and is safe. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Apr; 78(4):729-34. View in: PubMed

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

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

Prospective derivation of a clinical decision rule for thoracolumbar spine evaluation after blunt trauma: An American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Multi-Institutional Trials Group Study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Mar; 78(3):459-65; discussion 465-7. View in: PubMed

Open abdomen with concomitant enteroatmospheric fistula: attempt to rationalize the approach to a surgical nightmare and proposal of a clinical algorithm. J Am Coll Surg. 2015 Mar; 220(3):e23-33. 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

Large animal evaluation of riboflavin and ultraviolet light-treated whole blood transfusion in a diffuse, nonsurgical bleeding porcine model. Transfusion. 2015 Mar; 55(3):532-43. View in: PubMed

Transfusion of plasma, platelets, and red blood cells in a 1:1:1 vs a 1:1:2 ratio and mortality in patients with severe trauma: the PROPPR randomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2015 Feb 03; 313(5):471-82. View in: PubMed

The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma PROspective Observational Vascular Injury Treatment (PROOVIT) registry: multicenter data on modern vascular injury diagnosis, management, and outcomes. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Feb; 78(2):215-22; discussion 222-3. 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

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 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

Blunt abdominal aortic injury: a Western Trauma Association multicenter study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Dec; 77(6):879-85; discussion 885. View in: PubMed

Adult respiratory distress syndrome risk factors for injured patients undergoing damage-control laparotomy: AAST multicenter post hoc analysis. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Dec; 77(6):886-91. 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

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

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

Inhibition of the functional interplay between endoplasmic reticulum (ER) oxidoreduclin-1a (Ero1a) and protein-disulfide isomerase (PDI) by the endocrine disruptor bisphenol A. J Biol Chem. 2014 Sep 26; 289(39):27004-18. 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; 149(9):934-9. 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

Pragmatic Randomized Optimal Platelet and Plasma Ratios (PROPPR) Trial: design, rationale and implementation. Injury. 2014 Sep; 45(9):1287-95. View in: PubMed

Time to first take-back operation predicts successful primary fascial closure in patients undergoing damage control laparotomy. Surgery. 2014 Aug; 156(2):431-8. 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

Standard laparoscopic trocars for the treatment of tension pneumothorax: a superior alternative to needle decompression. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Jul; 77(1):170-5. View in: PubMed

Prospective evaluation of serial hemoglobin values during the initial trauma evaluation. Am Surg. 2014 Jun; 80(6):E165-7. View in: PubMed

The use of cognitive task analysis to reveal the instructional limitations of experts in the teaching of procedural skills. Acad Med. 2014 May; 89(5):811-6. View in: PubMed

Venovenous extracorporeal life support improves survival in adult trauma patients with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure: a multicenter retrospective cohort study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 May; 76(5):1275-81. View in: PubMed

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

Dalteparin versus Enoxaparin for the prevention of venous thromboembolic events in trauma patients. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2014 Apr; 40(2):183-9. View in: PubMed

Measuring anatomic severity of disease in emergency general surgery. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Mar; 76(3):884-7. View in: PubMed

Current opinion on catheter-based hemorrhage control in trauma patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Mar; 76(3):888-93. 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

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

The impact of ETOH intoxication on the development of admission coagulopathy after traumatic brain injury: a prospective evaluation. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2014 Feb; 40(1):45-50. View in: PubMed

A framework for professionalism in surgery: what is important to medical students? Am J Surg. A framework for professionalism in surgery: what is important to medical students? Am J Surg. 2014 Feb; 207(2):255-9. 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

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

Effect of delaying same-admission cholecystectomy on outcomes in patients with diabetes. Br J Surg. 2014 Jan; 101(2):74-8. View in: PubMed

The impact of anemia in moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2013 Dec; 39(6):627-33. 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

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

Identification of the redox partners of ERdj5/JPDI, a PDI family member, from an animal tissue. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2013 Oct 18; 440(2):245-50. View in: PubMed

Impact of fibrinogen concentrate alone or with prothrombin complex concentrate (+/- fresh frozen plasma) on plasma fibrinogen level and fibrin-based clot strength (FIBTEM) in major trauma: a retrospective study. Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med. 2013 Oct 08; 21:74. View in: PubMed

The Shock Index: is it ready for primetime? Crit Care. The Shock Index: is it ready for primetime? Crit Care. 2013 Oct 03; 17(5):196. 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

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

Independent predictors of enteric fistula and abdominal sepsis after damage control laparotomy: results from the prospective AAST Open Abdomen registry. JAMA Surg. 2013 Oct; 148(10):947-54. 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

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

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

Physiology and cardiovascular effect of severe tension pneumothorax in a porcine model. J Surg Res. 2013 Sep; 184(1):450-7. 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

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

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Case scenario: management of trauma-induced coagulopathy in a severe blunt trauma patient. Anesthesiology. 2013 Jul; 119(1):191-200. View in: PubMed

Diluting the benefits of hemostatic resuscitation: a multi-institutional analysis. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Jul; 75(1):76-82. 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

Pneumatosis Intestinalis Predictive Evaluation Study (PIPES): a multicenter epidemiologic study of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Jul; 75(1):15-23. 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

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

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

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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

Re: Needle thoracostomy for tension pneumothorax. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Mar; 74(3):949. View in: PubMed

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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

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

Open abdominal management after damage-control laparotomy for trauma: a prospective observational American Association for the Surgery of Trauma multicenter study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Jan; 74(1):113-20; discussion 1120-2. View in: PubMed

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Synergistic cooperation of PDI family members in peroxiredoxin 4-driven oxidative protein folding. Sci Rep. 2013; 3:2456. 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

Editorial critique. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Dec; 73(6):1421-2. View in: PubMed

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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Multidetector Computed Tomographic Angiography (MDCTA) for Penetrating Neck Injuries. Rambam Maimonides Med J. 2012 Jul; 3(3):e0016. 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

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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

Evaluation of multidetector computed tomography for penetrating neck injury: a prospective multicenter study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Mar; 72(3):576-83; discussion 583-4; quiz 803-4. View in: PubMed

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The use of cognitive task analysis to improve instructional descriptions of procedures. J Surg Res. 2012 Mar; 173(1):e37-42. 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

Utility of a point-of-care device for rapid determination of prothrombin time in trauma patients: a preliminary study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Mar; 72(3):703-7. 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

Antifibrinolytics in trauma patients: does it MATTER? Arch Surg. Antifibrinolytics in trauma patients: does it MATTER? Arch Surg. 2012 Feb; 147(2):119. 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

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

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

Blunt splenic trauma: splenectomy increases early infectious complications: a prospective multicenter study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Jan; 72(1):229-34. View in: PubMed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The effectiveness of a cognitive task analysis informed curriculum to increase self-efficacy and improve performance for an open cricothyrotomy. J Surg Educ. 2011 Sep-Oct; 68(5):403-7. 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

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

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

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

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

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

Exsanguination shock: the next frontier in prevention of battlefield mortality. J Trauma. 2011 Jul; 71(1 Suppl):S1-3. 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

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

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

Freeze-dried plasma. J Trauma. 2011 May; 70(5 Suppl):S57-8. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Defining the limits of resuscitative emergency department thoracotomy: a contemporary Western Trauma Association perspective. J Trauma. 2011 Feb; 70(2):334-9. View in: PubMed

Traumatic limb amputations at a level I trauma center. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2011 Feb; 37(1):67-72. 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

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

The relationship between post-traumatic ventilator-associated pneumonia outcomes and American College of Surgeons trauma centre designation. Injury. 2011 Jan; 42(1):40-3. View in: PubMed

Outcomes of proximal versus distal splenic artery embolization after trauma: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Trauma. 2011 Jan; 70(1):252-60. View in: PubMed

FIBTEM provides early prediction of massive transfusion in trauma. Crit Care. 2011; 15(6):R265. View in: PubMed

Incidence and clinical predictors for tracheostomy after cervical spinal cord injury: a National Trauma Databank review. J Trauma. 2011 Jan; 70(1):111-5. View in: PubMed

Clinical examination is insufficient to rule out thoracolumbar spine injuries. J Trauma. 2011 Jan; 70(1):174-9. 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

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

Isolated severe traumatic brain injuries sustained during combat operations: demographics, mortality outcomes, and lessons to be learned from contrasts to civilian counterparts. J Trauma. 2011 Jan; 70(1):11-6; discussion 16-8. View in: PubMed

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

Which is the most effective strategy: early detection of coagulopathy with thromboelastometry or use of hemostatic factors or both? Crit Care. Which is the most effective strategy: early detection of coagulopathy with thromboelastometry or use of hemostatic factors or both? Crit Care. 2011; 15(3):433; author reply 433. View in: PubMed

Bilateral internal iliac artery ligation as a damage control approach in massive retroperitoneal bleeding after pelvic fracture. J Trauma. 2010 Dec; 69(6):1507-14. View in: PubMed

Early coagulopathy after isolated severe traumatic brain injury: relationship with hypoperfusion challenged. J Trauma. 2010 Dec; 69(6):1410-4. View in: PubMed

The impact of country and culture on end-of-life care for injured patients: results from an international survey. J Trauma. 2010 Dec; 69(6):1323-33; discussion 1333-4. View in: PubMed

Sympathetic hyperactivity after traumatic brain injury and the role of beta-blocker therapy. J Trauma. 2010 Dec; 69(6):1602-9. View in: PubMed

The impact of Acinetobacter baumannii infections on outcome in trauma patients: a matched cohort study. Crit Care Med. 2010 Nov; 38(11):2133-8. View in: PubMed

Bicyclists injured by automobiles: relationship of age to injury type and severity--a national trauma databank analysis. J Trauma. 2010 Nov; 69(5):1120-5. View in: PubMed

The impact of platelet transfusion in massively transfused trauma patients. J Am Coll Surg. 2010 Nov; 211(5):573-9. View in: PubMed

Epidemiology of post-traumatic limb amputation: a National Trauma Databank analysis. Am Surg. 2010 Nov; 76(11):1214-22. View in: PubMed

Measurable outcomes of quality improvement using a daily quality rounds checklist: one-year analysis in a trauma intensive care unit with sustained ventilator-associated pneumonia reduction. J Trauma. 2010 Oct; 69(4):855-60. View in: PubMed

Traumatic suicide attempts at a level I trauma center. J Emerg Med. 2010 Oct; 39(4):411-8. View in: PubMed

Organ donation: an important outcome after resuscitative thoracotomy. J Am Coll Surg. 2010 Oct; 211(4):450-5. View in: PubMed

Skateboard-related injuries: not to be taken lightly. A National Trauma Databank Analysis. J Trauma. 2010 Oct; 69(4):924-7. View in: PubMed

The incidence and risk factors of post-laparotomy adhesive small bowel obstruction. J Gastrointest Surg. 2010 Oct; 14(10):1619-28. View in: PubMed

Thoracic gunshot wounds: alterations to pulmonary function and respiratory muscle strength. J Trauma. 2010 Oct; 69(4):756-60. View in: PubMed

Decompressive craniectomy: surgical control of traumatic intracranial hypertension may improve outcome. Injury. 2010 Sep; 41(9):894-8. View in: PubMed

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Impact of ABO-identical vs ABO-compatible nonidentical plasma transfusion in trauma patients. Arch Surg. 2010 Sep; 145(9):899-906. View in: PubMed

Serial white blood cell counts in trauma: do they predict a hollow viscus injury? J Trauma. Serial white blood cell counts in trauma: do they predict a hollow viscus injury? J Trauma. 2010 Aug; 69(2):302-7. View in: PubMed

Microbiological profile and antimicrobial susceptibility in surgical site infections following hollow viscus injury. J Gastrointest Surg. 2010 Aug; 14(8):1304-10. View in: PubMed

Pediatric vs adult vascular trauma: a National Trauma Databank review. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Jul; 45(7):1404-12. View in: PubMed

A diagnostic delay of 5 hours increases the risk of death after blunt hollow viscus injury. J Trauma. 2010 Jul; 69(1):84-7. View in: PubMed

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Selective nonoperative management of torso gunshot wounds: when is it safe to discharge? J Trauma. Selective nonoperative management of torso gunshot wounds: when is it safe to discharge? J Trauma. 2010 Jun; 68(6):1301-4. View in: PubMed

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The impact of platelets on the progression of traumatic intracranial hemorrhage. J Trauma. 2010 Apr; 68(4):881-5. View in: PubMed

Complications following renal trauma. Arch Surg. 2010 Apr; 145(4):377-81; discussion 381-2. View in: PubMed

Concomitant rib fractures and minor liver or spleen injuries in blunt trauma: what is the potential for missed diaphragmatic injuries? Am Surg. Concomitant rib fractures and minor liver or spleen injuries in blunt trauma: what is the potential for missed diaphragmatic injuries? Am Surg. 2010 Apr; 76(4):380-4. View in: PubMed

Sex-related differences in childhood and adolescent self-inflicted injuries: a National Trauma Databank review. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Apr; 45(4):796-800. View in: PubMed

Indications for routine pathologic examination of specimens removed during trauma operations. World J Surg. 2010 Apr; 34(4):733-7. View in: PubMed

Systematic review and meta-analysis of the diagnostic and therapeutic role of water-soluble contrast agent in adhesive small bowel obstruction. Br J Surg. 2010 Apr; 97(4):470-8. View in: PubMed

Isolated severe traumatic brain injuries: association of blood alcohol levels with the severity of injuries and outcomes. J Trauma. 2010 Feb; 68(2):357-62. View in: PubMed

The epidemiology of dog attacks in an urban environment and the risk of vascular injury. Am Surg. 2010 Feb; 76(2):203-5. View in: PubMed

Motorcycle-related injuries: effect of age on type and severity of injuries and mortality. J Trauma. 2010 Feb; 68(2):441-6. View in: PubMed

From trauma to acute care surgery: with an eye to the future. Scand J Surg. 2010; 99(2):61-3. View in: PubMed

Erythropoiesis stimulating agent administration improves survival after severe traumatic brain injury: a matched case control study. Ann Surg. 2010 Jan; 251(1):1-4. View in: PubMed

Does insurance status matter at a public, level I trauma center? J Trauma. Does insurance status matter at a public, level I trauma center? J Trauma. 2010 Jan; 68(1):211-6. View in: PubMed

Does the use of pulmonary artery catheters increase the number of organs available for transplantation? Clin Transplant. Does the use of pulmonary artery catheters increase the number of organs available for transplantation? Clin Transplant. 2010 Jan-Feb; 24(1):62-6. View in: PubMed

The association of race and survival from sepsis after injury. Am Surg. 2010 Jan; 76(1):43-7. View in: PubMed

Conversion of emergent cricothyrotomy to tracheotomy in trauma patients. Arch Surg. 2010 Jan; 145(1):87-91. View in: PubMed

Complications and death at the start of the new academic year: is there a July phenomenon? J Trauma. Complications and death at the start of the new academic year: is there a July phenomenon? J Trauma. 2010 Jan; 68(1):19-22. View in: PubMed

Blunt cardiac trauma: lessons learned from the medical examiner. J Trauma. 2009 Dec; 67(6):1259-64. View in: PubMed

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a surgical intensive care unit. Am Surg. 2009 Nov; 75(11):1077-80. View in: PubMed

Pneumocephalus after penetrating thoracic trauma: case report and review of literature. J Trauma. 2009 Nov; 67(5):E156-8. View in: PubMed

Helicopter evacuation of trauma victims in Los Angeles: does it improve survival? World J Surg. Helicopter evacuation of trauma victims in Los Angeles: does it improve survival? World J Surg. 2009 Nov; 33(11):2469-76. View in: PubMed

Iliac artery injuries and pelvic fractures: a national trauma database analysis of associated injuries and outcomes. J Trauma. 2009 Oct; 67(4):715-8. View in: PubMed

Extreme thrombocytosis in trauma patients: are antiplatelet agents the answer? Am Surg. Extreme thrombocytosis in trauma patients: are antiplatelet agents the answer? Am Surg. 2009 Oct; 75(10):1020-4. View in: PubMed

Blunt cardiac rupture: a 5-year NTDB analysis. J Trauma. 2009 Oct; 67(4):788-91. View in: PubMed

Serum ethanol levels: predictor of survival after severe traumatic brain injury. J Trauma. 2009 Oct; 67(4):697-703. View in: PubMed

Clinical clearance of the cervical spine in blunt trauma patients younger than 3 years: a multi-center study of the american association for the surgery of trauma. J Trauma. 2009 Sep; 67(3):543-9; discussion 549-50. View in: PubMed

Optimizing Outcomes in the Jehovah's Witness Following Trauma: Special Management Concerns for a Unique Population. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2009 Aug; 35(4):383. View in: PubMed

ACS trauma centre designation and outcomes of post-traumatic ARDS: NTDB analysis and implications for trauma quality improvement. Injury. 2009 Aug; 40(8):856-9. View in: PubMed

The role of routine spinal imaging and immobilisation in asymptomatic patients after gunshot wounds. Injury. 2009 Aug; 40(8):860-3. View in: PubMed

Prospective evaluation of a predictive model of mortality in patients with isolated head injury. J Trauma. 2009 Jul; 67(1):81-4. View in: PubMed

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A 6-year review of total parenteral nutrition use and association with late-onset acute respiratory distress syndrome among ventilated trauma victims. Injury. 2009 May; 40(5):511-5. View in: PubMed

What is the significance of thrombocytosis in patients with trauma? J Trauma. What is the significance of thrombocytosis in patients with trauma? J Trauma. 2009 May; 66(5):1349-54. 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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Blunt assault is associated with failure of nonoperative management of the spleen independent of organ injury grade and despite lower overall injury severity. J Trauma. 2009 Mar; 66(3):630-5. View in: PubMed

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Evolving pathogens in the surgical intensive care unit: a 6-year experience. J Crit Care. 2008 Dec; 23(4):507-12. View in: PubMed

Predictors of positive angiography in pelvic fractures: a prospective study. J Am Coll Surg. 2008 Nov; 207(5):656-62. View in: PubMed

Combined CT venography and CT pulmonary angiography for the detection of deep venous thrombosis in injured patients. Am Surg. 2008 Oct; 74(10):935-8. View in: PubMed

Blood transfusions in trauma: six-year analysis of the transfusion practices at a Level I trauma center. Am Surg. 2008 Oct; 74(10):953-7. View in: PubMed

Pyloric exclusion in the treatment of severe duodenal injuries: results from the National Trauma Data Bank. Am Surg. 2008 Oct; 74(10):925-9. View in: PubMed

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

Acute diabetes insipidus in severe head injury: a prospective study. J Am Coll Surg. 2008 Oct; 207(4):477-84. View in: PubMed

Staring back down the barrel: the evolution of the treatment of thoracic gunshot wounds from the discovery of gunpowder to World War II. J Surg Educ. 2008 Sep-Oct; 65(5):372-7. View in: PubMed

Role of anemia in traumatic brain injury. J Am Coll Surg. 2008 Sep; 207(3):398-406. View in: PubMed

Long-term outcome of acellular dermal matrix when used for large traumatic open abdomen. J Trauma. 2008 Aug; 65(2):349-53. View in: PubMed

Local and systemic hemostatics in trauma: a review. Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2008 Jul; 14(3):175-81. View in: PubMed

Evaluation of immediate endoscopic realignment as a treatment modality for traumatic urethral injuries. J Trauma. 2008 Jun; 64(6):1443-9; discussion 1449-50. View in: PubMed

Analysis of 178 penetrating stomach and small bowel injuries. World J Surg. 2008 Mar; 32(3):471-5. View in: PubMed

Natural history and outcomes of renal failure after trauma. J Am Coll Surg. 2008 Mar; 206(3):426-31. View in: PubMed

Beta-blockers in isolated blunt head injury. J Am Coll Surg. 2008 Mar; 206(3):432-8. View in: PubMed

Leukoreduction is associated with a decreased incidence of late onset acute respiratory distress syndrome after injury. Am Surg. 2008 Feb; 74(2):117-23. View in: PubMed

Measurable outcomes of quality improvement in the trauma intensive care unit: the impact of a daily quality rounding checklist. J Trauma. 2008 Jan; 64(1):22-7; discussion 27-9. View in: PubMed

Significance of troponin elevation after severe traumatic brain injury. J Trauma. 2008 Jan; 64(1):46-52. View in: PubMed

The presence of the adult respiratory distress syndrome does not worsen mortality or discharge disability in blunt trauma patients with severe traumatic brain injury. Injury. 2008 Jan; 39(1):30-5. View in: PubMed

What happened to total parenteral nutrition? The disappearance of its use in a trauma intensive care unit. J Trauma. 2007 Dec; 63(6):1215-22. View in: PubMed

Pedestrians injured by automobiles: risk factors for cervical spine injuries. J Am Coll Surg. 2007 Dec; 205(6):794-9. View in: PubMed

Preventable or potentially preventable mortality at a mature trauma center. J Trauma. 2007 Dec; 63(6):1338-46; discussion 1346-7. View in: PubMed

Brain lobectomy for severe head injuries is not a hopeless procedure. J Trauma. 2007 Nov; 63(5):1010-3. View in: PubMed

Computed tomographic brain density measurement as a predictor of elevated intracranial pressure in blunt head trauma. Am Surg. 2007 Oct; 73(10):1023-6. View in: PubMed

Retained foreign bodies after emergent trauma surgery: incidence after 2526 cavitary explorations. Am Surg. 2007 Oct; 73(10):1031-4. View in: PubMed

Intraabdominal injury is common in blunt trauma patients who sustain spinal cord injury. Am Surg. 2007 Oct; 73(10):1035-8. View in: PubMed

Selective non-operative management of solid organ injury following abdominal gunshot wounds. Injury. 2007 Sep; 38(9):1084-90. View in: PubMed

Impact of the 80-hour workweek on patient care at a level I trauma center. Arch Surg. 2007 Aug; 142(8):708-12; discussion 712-4. View in: PubMed

The decreasing incidence of late posttraumatic acute respiratory distress syndrome: the potential role of lung protective ventilation and conservative transfusion practice. J Trauma. 2007 Jul; 63(1):1-7; discussion 8. View in: PubMed

Occult pneumothorax in trauma patients: development of an objective scoring system. J Trauma. 2007 Jul; 63(1):13-7. View in: PubMed

Prospective evaluation of multislice computed tomography versus plain radiographic cervical spine clearance in trauma patients. J Trauma. 2007 Jun; 62(6):1427-31. View in: PubMed

Indications for routine repeat head computed tomography (CT) stratified by severity of traumatic brain injury. J Trauma. 2007 Jun; 62(6):1339-44; discussion 1344-5. View in: PubMed

Are patients with self-inflicted injuries more likely to die? J Trauma. Are patients with self-inflicted injuries more likely to die? J Trauma. 2007 Jun; 62(6):1495-500. View in: PubMed

Improving consent rates for organ donation: the effect of an inhouse coordinator program. J Trauma. 2007 Jun; 62(6):1411-4; discussion 1414-5. View in: PubMed

Using thyroid hormone in brain-dead donors to maximize the number of organs available for transplantation. Clin Transplant. 2007 May-Jun; 21(3):405-9. View in: PubMed

Computed tomographic angiography in the initial assessment of penetrating extremity injuries. J Trauma. 2007 Feb; 62(2):520-2. View in: PubMed

The nonoperative management of penetrating abdominal trauma. Adv Surg. 2007; 41:51-62. View in: PubMed

Management and hospital outcomes of blunt renal artery injuries: analysis of 517 patients from the National Trauma Data Bank. J Am Coll Surg. 2006 Nov; 203(5):612-7. View in: PubMed

Selective nonoperative management of penetrating abdominal solid organ injuries. Ann Surg. 2006 Oct; 244(4):620-8. View in: PubMed

Use of computed tomography in anterior abdominal stab wounds: results of a prospective study. Arch Surg. 2006 Aug; 141(8):745-50; discussion 750-2. View in: PubMed

Prospective evaluation of screening multislice helical computed tomographic angiography in the initial evaluation of penetrating neck injuries. J Trauma. 2006 Jul; 61(1):144-9. View in: PubMed

Visceral torso computed tomography for clearance of the thoracolumbar spine in trauma: a review of the literature. J Trauma. 2006 Apr; 60(4):915-20. View in: PubMed

Multi-slice CT angiography for arterial evaluation in the injured lower extremity. J Trauma. 2006 Mar; 60(3):502-6; discussion 506-7. View in: PubMed

The nonoperative management of penetrating internal jugular vein injury. J Vasc Surg. 2006 Jan; 43(1):77-80. View in: PubMed

Cystogram follow-up in the management of traumatic bladder disruption. J Trauma. 2006 Jan; 60(1):23-8. View in: PubMed

The immunomodulatory effects of hypertonic saline resuscitation in patients sustaining traumatic hemorrhagic shock: a randomized, controlled, double-blinded trial. Ann Surg. 2006 Jan; 243(1):47-57. View in: PubMed

Bilateral chronic subdural hematoma cases showing rapid and progressive aggravation. Surg Neurol. 2005 Nov; 64(5):444-9; discussion 449. View in: PubMed

Human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C seroprevalence in a Canadian trauma population. J Trauma. 2005 Jul; 59(1):105-8. View in: PubMed

Incomplete oculomotor nerve palsy caused by an unruptured internal carotid-anterior choroidal artery aneurysm--case report--. Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo). 2005 Mar; 45(3):143-7. View in: PubMed

The increasing incidence of severe pelvic injury in motor vehicle collisions. Injury. 2004 Aug; 35(8):759-65. View in: PubMed

Microvascular decompression for hemifacial spasm caused by the vertebral artery: a simple and effective transposition method using surgical glue. Surg Neurol. 2004 Apr; 61(4):398-403. View in: PubMed

Surgical images: Soft tissue obstructing colon carcinoma in an irreducible scrotal hernia. Can J Surg. 2003 Oct; 46(5):359-60. View in: PubMed

Long-term outcomes after injury in the elderly. J Trauma. 2003 Mar; 54(3):486-91. View in: PubMed

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