Keck School Faculty

Elizabeth Benjamin, MD, PhD
Elizabeth Benjamin, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
2051 Marengo St. Off Campus Los Angeles

Transthyretin at Admission and Over Time as a Marker for Clinical Outcomes in Critically Ill Trauma Patients: A Prospective Single-Center Study World J Surg. 2020 Jan; 44(1):115-123. . View in PubMed

Selective nonoperative management of renal gunshot wounds J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Dec; 87(6):1301-1307. . View in PubMed

Invited Commentary Re: Early Chemical Thromboprophylaxis does not Increase the Risk of Intracranial Hematoma Progression in Patients with Isolated Severe Traumatic Brain Injury World J Surg. 2019 Nov; 43(11):2812-2813. . View in PubMed

Undertriaged trauma patients: Who are we missing? J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Oct; 87(4):865-869.. View in PubMed

Trauma Team Activation at a Level I Trauma Center in Southern California: Time of Day Matters Am Surg. 2019 Oct 01; 85(10):1142-1145. . View in PubMed

Old Age With a Traumatic Mechanism of Injury Should Be a Trauma Team Activation Criterion J Emerg Med. 2019 Aug; 57(2):151-155. . View in PubMed

Gunshot wounds to the liver: No longer a mandatory operation J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Aug; 87(2):350-355. . View in PubMed

Motocross versus motorcycle injury patterns: A retrospective National Trauma Databank analysis J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Aug; 87(2):402-407. . View in PubMed

Pulse Pressure as an Early Warning of Hemorrhage in Trauma Patients J Am Coll Surg. 2019 Aug; 229(2):184-191. . View in PubMed

Management of duodenal trauma: A retrospective review from the Panamerican Trauma Society J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Mar; 86(3):392-396. . View in PubMed

Initial evaluation of the efficacy and safety of in-hospital expandable hemostatic minisponge use in penetrating trauma J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Mar; 86(3):424-430. . View in PubMed

Timing of venous thromboprophylaxis in isolated severe pelvic fracture: Effect on mortality and outcomes Injury. 2019 Mar; 50(3):697-702. . View in PubMed

Vascular mechanical ventilation: A novel alternative to conventional cadaver perfusion J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Feb; 86(2):370-373. . View in PubMed

Falls in the Bathroom: A Mechanism of Injury for All Ages J Surg Res. 2019 02; 234:283-286. . View in PubMed

Intraoperative Consultations to Acute Care Surgery at a Level I Trauma Center Am Surg. 2019 Jan 01; 85(1):82-85. . View in PubMed

Flail Chest: Less Deadly than Originally Thought World J Surg. 2018 Dec; 42(12):3927-3931. . View in PubMed

Supermassive Transfusion: A 15-Year Single Center Experience and Outcomes Am Surg. 2018 Oct 01; 84(10):1617-1621. . View in PubMed

Preventable Complications and Deaths after Emergency Nontrauma Surgery Am Surg. 2018 Sep 01; 84(9):1422-1428. . View in PubMed

Severe traumatic brain injuries in children: Does the type of trauma center matter? J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Aug; 53(8):1523-1525.. View in PubMed

Severe Bleeding in Pelvic Fractures: Considerations in Planning Damage Control Am Surg. 2018 Feb 01; 84(2):267-272. . View in PubMed

Independent predictors of survival after traumatic atlanto-occipital dissociation J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 08; 85(2):375-379. . View in PubMed

Detection of traumatic pancreatic duct disruption in the modern era Am J Surg. 2018 08; 216(2):299-303. . View in PubMed

The Age of Undertriage: Current Trauma Triage Criteria Underestimate The Role of Age and Comorbidities in Early Mortality J Emerg Med. 2018 08; 55(2):278-287. . View in PubMed

Early Seizure Prophylaxis in Traumatic Brain Injuries Revisited: A Prospective Observational Study World J Surg. 2018 06; 42(6):1727-1732. . View in PubMed

Factors affecting the caloric and protein intake over time in critically ill trauma patients J Surg Res. 2018 06; 226:64-71. . View in PubMed

Effect of door-to-angioembolization time on mortality in pelvic fracture: Every hour of delay counts J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 05; 84(5):685-692. . View in PubMed

Air Versus Ground Transportation in Isolated Severe Head Trauma: A National Trauma Data Bank Study J Emerg Med. 2018 03; 54(3):328-334. . View in PubMed

Intracranial pressure monitoring in severe blunt head trauma: does the type of monitoring device matter? J Neurosurg. 2018 03; 128(3):828-833.. View in PubMed

Negative computed tomography 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. 2018 01; 84(1):128-132. . View in PubMed

Spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy in trauma J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 01; 84(1):118-122. . View in PubMed

Creatinine Kinase and Stimulant Abuse in Trauma Am Surg. 2018 Jan 01; 84(1):13-16. . 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. 2018 Jan; 49(1):62-66. . View in PubMed

Prehospital intubation for isolated severe blunt traumatic brain injury: worse outcomes and higher mortality Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2017 Dec; 43(6):731-739. . View in PubMed

The effects of body mass index on complications and mortality after emergency abdominal operations: The obesity paradox Am J Surg. 2017 Nov; 214(5):899-903. . 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

Intracranial pressure monitoring in severe traumatic brain injuries: a closer look at level 1 trauma centers in the United States Injury. 2017 Sep; 48(9):1944-1950. . 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

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

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

Defining the gastroesophageal junction in trauma: Epidemiology and management of a challenging injury J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 11; 83(5):798-802. . View in PubMed

Outcomes after traumatic injury in patients with preexisting psychiatric illness J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 11; 83(5):882-887. . View in PubMed

Selective versus nonselective embolization versus no embolization in pelvic trauma: A multicenter retrospective cohort study J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 09; 83(3):361-367. . View in PubMed

Splenic artery embolization versus splenectomy: Analysis for early in-hospital infectious complications and outcomes J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 09; 83(3):356-360. . View in PubMed

Pharmacological Thromboembolic Prophylaxis in Traumatic Brain Injuries: Low Molecular Weight Heparin Is Superior to Unfractionated Heparin Ann Surg. 2017 09; 266(3):463-469. . View in PubMed

Brain Trauma Foundation Guidelines for Intracranial Pressure Monitoring: Compliance and Effect on Outcome World J Surg. 2017 06; 41(6):1543-1549. . View in PubMed

Erratum to: Brain Trauma Foundation Guidelines for Intracranial Pressure Monitoring: Compliance and Effect on Outcome World J Surg. 2017 06; 41(6):1542. . View in PubMed

Surgical outcomes after trauma pneumonectomy: Revisited J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 05; 82(5):927-932. . View in PubMed

Severe injuries associated with skiing and snowboarding: A national trauma data bank study J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 04; 82(4):781-786. . View in PubMed

Early pancreatic dysfunction after resection in trauma: An 18-year report from a Level I trauma center J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 03; 82(3):528-533. . View in PubMed

J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 03; 82(3):470-480. . View in PubMed

Non-iatrogenic esophageal injury: a retrospective analysis from the National Trauma Data Bank World J Emerg Surg. 2017; 12:19. . View in PubMed

The Role of Radio Frequency Detection System Embedded Surgical Sponges in Preventing Retained Surgical Sponges: A Prospective Evaluation in Patients Undergoing Emergency Surgery Ann Surg. 2016 Oct; 264(4):599-604. . View in PubMed

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

Do Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Agents Matter after Repair of Traumatic Arterial Injuries? Am Surg. 2016 Oct; 82(10):968-972.. 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

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

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

Isolated blunt severe traumatic brain injury in Bern, Switzerland, and the United States: A matched cohort study J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Feb; 80(2):296-301. . View in PubMed

The prognostic value of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio on mortality in critically ill trauma patients J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 11; 81(5):882-888. . View in PubMed

Isolated blunt pancreatic trauma: A benign injury? J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 11; 81(5):855-859.. View in PubMed

The impact of pre-injury controlled substance use on clinical outcomes after trauma J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 11; 81(5):913-920. . View in PubMed

The diagnostic yield of commonly used investigations in pelvic gunshot wounds J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 10; 81(4):692-8. . View in PubMed

A high-volume trauma intensive care unit can be successfully staffed by advanced practitioners at night J Crit Care. 2016 06; 33:4-7. . 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

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

Deep organ space infection after emergency bowel resection and anastomosis: The anatomic site does not matter J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Nov; 79(5):805-11. . View in PubMed

Isolated Blunt Duodenal Trauma: Simple Repair, Low Mortality Am Surg. 2015 Oct; 81(10):961-4. . View in PubMed

Candida Score as a Predictor of Worse Outcomes and Mortality in Severely Injured Trauma Patients with Positive Candida Cultures Am Surg. 2015 Oct; 81(10):1067-73. . View in PubMed

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

2015 Aug; 79(2):188-92; discussion 192-3. . 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PLoS One. 2014; 9(6):e100021. . View in PubMed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The pharmacological chaperone 1-deoxygalactonojirimycin increases alpha-galactosidase A levels in Fabry patient cell lines J Inherit Metab Dis. 2009 Jun; 32(3):424-40. . View in PubMed

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

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

J Am Coll Surg. 2008 May; 206(5):1009-16; discussion 1016-8. . View in PubMed

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

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

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