Keck School Faculty

Catherine Kuza

Catherine Kuza

Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology (Clinician Educator)
Director of Trauma Research
1500 San Pablo Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

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. 2020 Sep 23; 9045. . 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

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. 2020 Aug 14. . View in PubMed

No Difference in Mortality Between Level I and II Trauma Centers for Combined Burn and Trauma J Surg Res. 2020 Aug 13; 256:528-535. . 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

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

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

The Predictive Capacity of American Society of Anesthesiologists Physical Status (ASA PS) Score in Burn Patients J Burn Care Res. 2020 Jul 03; 41(4):803-808. . 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 Jul 03; 41(4):841-848. . 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

Trauma patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV): a propensity matched analysis Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2020 May 24. . 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

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

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

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. 2019 Aug 27; 885066619870153. . 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

Same-Day Discharge after Non-Perforated Laparoscopic Appendectomy Is Safe J Invest Surg. 2019 Jun 20; 1-6. . 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

Managing and Preventing Postoperative Delirium 2017. . 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

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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