Keck School Faculty

Catherine Kuza

Catherine Kuza

Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology (Clinician Educator)
Assistant Medical Director - SICU
1500 San Pablo St., 4th Floor Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

Narrative Review: Is There a Transfusion Cutoff Value After Which Nonsurvivability Is Inevitable in Trauma Patients Receiving Ultramassive Transfusion? Anesth Analg. 2023 Aug 01; 137(2):354-364.. View in PubMed

Trauma Patients With Cirrhosis Have a Similar Risk of Unplanned Operation and Decreased Associated Risk of Mortality With Venous Thromboembolism Chemoprophylaxis Am Surg. 2023 May 24; 31348231177933. . View in PubMed

Comparison of National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Surgical Risk Calculator and Trauma and Injury Severity Score Risk Assessment Tools in Predicting Outcomes in High-Risk Operative Trauma Patients Am Surg. 2023 May 12; 31348231175488. . View in PubMed

Relationship of Obesity and Severe Penetrating Thoracic and Abdominal Injuries in Adolescent Patients Am Surg. 2023 May 05; 31348231174003. . View in PubMed

Traumatic brain injury and RSI is rocuronium or succinylcholine preferred? Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2023 Apr 01; 36(2):163-167.. View in PubMed

Laparoscopy in the Evaluation of Blunt Abdominal Injury in Level-I and II Pediatric Trauma Centers Am Surg. 2023 Apr; 89(4):607-613. . View in PubMed

Delirium in trauma ICUs: a review of incidence, risk factors, outcomes, and management Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2023 Apr 01; 36(2):137-146. . View in PubMed

A review of the utility of high-frequency oscillatory ventilation in burn and trauma ICU patients Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2023 Apr 01; 36(2):126-131. . View in PubMed

The DEPARTS Score: A Novel Tool for Predicting Discharge Disposition in Geriatric Trauma Patients Am Surg. 2023 Mar; 89(3):447-451. . View in PubMed

Firearm Violence Surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Reopening Phenomenon J Surg Res. 2023 05; 285:168-175. . View in PubMed

The impact of rounds with a psychiatry team in the intensive care unit: A prospective observational pilot study evaluating the effects on delirium incidence and outcomes J Psychiatr Res. 2023 04; 160:64-70. . View in PubMed

Development and Validation of a Renal Replacement after Trauma Scoring Tool J Am Coll Surg. 2023 07 01; 237(1):79-86. . View in PubMed

Trauma and transfusion Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2023 04 01; 36(2):125. . View in PubMed

Comparative Outcomes for Trauma Patients in Prison and the General Population Am Surg. 2022 Aug; 88(8):1954-1961. . View in PubMed

A single institution pre-/post-comparison after introduction of an external urinary collection device for female medical patients J Infect Prev. 2022 Jul; 23(4):149-154. . View in PubMed

Marijuana Use Associated with Decreased Mortality in Trauma Patients Am Surg. 2022 Jul; 88(7):1601-1606. . View in PubMed

A retrospective data analysis on the induction medications used in trauma rapid sequence intubations and their effects on outcomes Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2022 Jun; 48(3):2275-2286. . View in PubMed

Facial Fractures Have Similar Outcomes When Managed by Either Otolaryngology or Plastic Surgery: Encounters From a Single Level I Trauma Center Craniomaxillofac Trauma Reconstr. 2022 Jun; 15(2):111-121. . View in PubMed

Alcohol is not associated with increased mortality in adolescent traumatic brain injury patients Pediatr Surg Int. 2022 Apr; 38(4):599-607. . View in PubMed

Race, Age, and Lack of Insurance Increase Risk of Suicide Attempt in Trauma Patients Arch Suicide Res. 2022 Apr-Jun; 26(2):846-860. . View in PubMed

The efficacy of apneic oxygenation to prevent hypoxemia during rapid sequence intubation in trauma patients Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2022 Apr 01; 35(2):182-188. . View in PubMed

Predicting mortality in elderly trauma patients: a review of the current literature Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2022 Apr 01; 35(2):160-165. . View in PubMed

Editorial: Trauma and transfusion during a global pandemic Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2022 Apr 01; 35(2):144-145. . View in PubMed

Trauma patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV): a propensity matched analysis Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2022 Feb; 48(1):449-454. . View in PubMed

Comparing unbalanced and balanced ratios of blood products in massive transfusion to pediatric trauma patients: effects on mortality and outcomes Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2022 Feb; 48(1):179-186. . View in PubMed

Predicting Unplanned Intensive Care Unit Admission for Trauma Patients: The CRASH Score J Surg Res. 2022 11; 279:505-510. . View in PubMed

Effect of external urinary collection device implementation on female surgical patients Infect Dis Health. 2022 11; 27(4):227-234. . View in PubMed

Development of a novel tool to predict pulmonary complications in trauma patients with and without chest injury Am J Surg. 2022 07; 224(1 Pt A):64-68. . View in PubMed

Injury and Mortality Profiles in Level II and III Trauma Centers Am Surg. 2022 Jan; 88(1):58-64. . View in PubMed


Comparison of National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Surgical Risk Calculator, Trauma and Injury Severity Score, and American Society of Anesthesiologists Physical Status to predict operative trauma mortality in elderly patients J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2022 03 01; 92(3):481-488. . View in PubMed

Firearm violence against children in the United States: Trends in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2022 01 01; 92(1):65-68. . View in PubMed

Regional, Racial, and Mortality Disparities Associated With Neurosurgeon Staffing at Level I Trauma Centers Am Surg. 2021 Dec; 87(12):1972-1979. . View in PubMed

A national analysis of pediatric firearm violence and the effects of race and insurance status on risk of mortality Am J Surg. 2021 Sep; 222(3):654-658. . View in PubMed

Trauma patients with tibia/fibula fractures are associated with an increased risk of torso, severe head, and severe spine injuries compared to patients with femur fractures Injury. 2021 Jun; 52(6):1346-1350. . View in PubMed

Risk Factors for Appendiceal Cancer After Appendectomy Am Surg. 2021 Jun; 87(6):994-998. . View in PubMed

New York State and the Nation: Trends in Firearm Purchases and Firearm Violence During the COVID-19 Pandemic Am Surg. 2021 May; 87(5):690-697. . View in PubMed

Same-Day Discharge after Non-Perforated Laparoscopic Appendectomy Is Safe J Invest Surg. 2021 Mar; 34(3):270-275. . View in PubMed

A Dual Pandemic: The Influence of Coronavirus Disease 2019 on Trends and Types of Firearm Violence in California, Ohio, and the United States J Surg Res. 2021 07; 263:24-33. . View in PubMed

University Teaching Trauma Centers: Decreased Mortality but Increased Complications J Surg Res. 2021 03; 259:379-386. . View in PubMed

Adult Bicycle Collisions: Impact of Helmet Use on Head and Cervical Spine Injury J Surg Res. 2021 02; 258:307-313. . View in PubMed

Pediatric burn-trauma patients have increased length of stay compared to trauma-only patients: A propensity matched analysis Burns. 2021 02; 47(1):78-83. . View in PubMed

Early Tracheostomy for Severe Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury is Associated with Reduced Intensive Care Unit Length of Stay and Total Ventilator Days J Intensive Care Med. 2020 Nov; 35(11):1346-1351. . View in PubMed

Fat embolism syndrome in blunt trauma patients with extremity fractures J Orthop. 2020 Sep-Oct; 21:475-480. . View in PubMed

Pancreatic Injuries in Abdominal Trauma in US Adults: Analysis of the National Trauma Data Bank on Management, Outcomes, and Predictors of Mortality Scand J Surg. 2020 Sep; 109(3):193-204. . View in PubMed

Smoking is associated with an improved short-term outcome in patients with rib fractures Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2020 Aug; 46(4):927-933. . View in PubMed

Geriatric patients undergoing appendectomy have increased risk of intraoperative perforation and/or abscess Surgery. 2020 Aug; 168(2):322-327. . View in PubMed

Ground-Level Falls at Skilled Nursing Facilities Are Associated With More Serious Lower Extremity Injuries Compared With Home Int J Low Extrem Wounds. 2020 Jun; 19(2):190-196. . View in PubMed

The effects of smoking on adolescent trauma patients: a propensity-score-matched analysis Pediatr Surg Int. 2020 Jun; 36(6):743-749. . View in PubMed

Outcomes after pneumonectomy versus limited lung resection in adults with traumatic lung injury Updates Surg. 2020 Jun; 72(2):547-553. . View in PubMed

Chemoprophylaxis and Venous Thromboembolism in Traumatic Brain Injury at Different Trauma Centers Am Surg. 2020 Apr 01; 86(4):362-368. . View in PubMed

No Reduction in Surgical Site Infection Obtained with Post-Operative Antibiotics in Facial Fractures, Regardless of Duration or Anatomic Location: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2020 Mar; 21(2):112-121. . View in PubMed

Intracranial pressure monitoring associated with increased mortality in pediatric brain injuries Pediatr Surg Int. 2020 Mar; 36(3):391-398. . View in PubMed

Predictors of discharge against medical advice in adult trauma patients Surgeon. 2020 Feb; 18(1):12-18. . View in PubMed

No Difference in Mortality Between Level I and II Trauma Centers for Combined Burn and Trauma J Surg Res. 2020 12; 256:528-535. . View in PubMed

Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) assessment of central volume status in healthy fasted adults: no evidence for fluid deficit Can J Anaesth. 2020 08; 67(8):1110-1111. . View in PubMed

Risk Factors for Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Treatment in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Am Surg. 2020 Jan 01; 86(1):8-14. . View in PubMed

Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of Intraoperative Enteral Nutrition in Critically Ill Burn Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis J Burn Care Res. 2020 07 03; 41(4):841-848. . View in PubMed

The Predictive Capacity of American Society of Anesthesiologists Physical Status (ASA PS) Score in Burn Patients J Burn Care Res. 2020 07 03; 41(4):803-808. . View in PubMed

Non-accidental trauma increases length of stay and mortality in pediatric trauma Pediatr Surg Int. 2019 Jul; 35(7):779-784. . View in PubMed

Transition to Practice in Anesthesiology: Survey Results of Practicing Anesthesiologists on Their Experience J Educ Perioper Med. 2019 Apr-Jun; 21(2):E619. . View in PubMed

Modern Day Trauma Care for the Anesthesiologist Anesthesiol Clin. 2019 Mar; 37(1):xv-xvi. . View in PubMed

Trauma Airway Management: Induction Agents, Rapid Versus Slower Sequence Intubations, and Special Considerations Anesthesiol Clin. 2019 Mar; 37(1):33-50. . View in PubMed

The Lifetime Effects of Injury: Postintensive Care Syndrome and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Anesthesiol Clin. 2019 Mar; 37(1):135-150. . View in PubMed

The role of the American Society of anesthesiologists physical status classification in predicting trauma mortality and outcomes Am J Surg. 2019 12; 218(6):1143-1151. . View in PubMed

Marijuana use and outcomes in adult and pediatric trauma patients after legalization in California Am J Surg. 2019 12; 218(6):1189-1194. . View in PubMed

Analysis of blunt cerebrovascular injury in pediatric trauma J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 12; 87(6):1354-1359. . View in PubMed

The role of psychological support interventions in trauma patients on mental health outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 08; 87(2):463-482. . View in PubMed

Measuring gastric residual volumes in critically ill burn patients - A systematic review Burns. 2019 05; 45(3):509-525. . View in PubMed

Providing Transthoracic Echocardiography Training for Intensive Care Unit Trainees: An Educational Improvement Initiative J Surg Educ. 2018 Sep - Oct; 75(5):1342-1350. . View in PubMed

Emergency Preparedness and Mass Casualty Considerations for Anesthesiologists Adv Anesth. 2018 12; 36(1):39-66. . View in PubMed

Use of Survey and Delphi Process to Understand Trauma Anesthesia Care Practices Anesth Analg. 2018 05; 126(5):1580-1587. . View in PubMed

William James, Nitrous Oxide, and the Anaesthetic Revelation J Anesth Hist. 2018 01; 4(1):1-6. . View in PubMed

The Assignment of American Society of Anesthesiologists Physical Status Classification for Adult Polytrauma Patients: Results From a Survey and Future Considerations Anesth Analg. 2017 12; 125(6):1960-1966. . View in PubMed

Trauma Anesthesiology as Part of the Core Anesthesiology Residency Program Training: Expert Opinion of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Committee on Trauma and Emergency Preparedness (ASA COTEP) Anesth Analg. 2017 09; 125(3):1060-1065. . View in PubMed

Basics of Anesthesia By Manuel Pardo, Ronald DMiller. Human-Induced and Natural Disasters. 2017; 748-768. . View in PubMed

Roles of the Anesthesiologist During Mass Casualty Events ASA Monitor. 2017; 81(4):14-17. . View in PubMed

Miller's Anesthesia Review E-Book, Editors:Lorraine M Sdrales, Ronald DMiller. Chapter 43. Human-Induced and Natural Disasters. 2017; 525-535. . View in PubMed

Managing and Preventing Postoperative Delirium 2017. . View in PubMed

Life after acute fibrinous and organizing pneumonia: a case report of a patient 30 months after diagnosis and review of the literature J Crit Care. 2016 Feb; 31(1):255-61. . View in PubMed

Surgical Intensive Care Medicine, Ed: John MO'Donnell, Flávio E. Nácul. Chapter: Airway Management in the Intensive Care Unit. 2016; 15-35. . View in PubMed

Ashkenazim with APC*I1307K: Why Do Some Carriers Form Colon Neoplasms While Others Do Not? . 2010; 105(S1):S136.. View in PubMed

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