Keck School Faculty

Kenji Inaba
Kenji Inaba
Professor of Surgery (Clinical Scholar);Director, General Surgery Program;Vice Chair, Department of Surgery;Chief, Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care
2051 Marengo St. Off Campus Los Angeles

Comparison of trauma resuscitation practices by critical care anesthesiologists and non-critical care anesthesiologists J Clin Anesth. 2020 Oct; 65:109890. . View in PubMed

A Multi-Institutional Analysis of Damage Control Laparotomy in Elderly Trauma Patients: Do Geriatric Trauma Protocols Matter? Am Surg. 2020 Aug 18; 3134820943646.. View in PubMed

Brief report on combat trauma surgical training using a perfused cadaver model J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020 Aug; 89(2S Suppl 2):S175-S179. . View in PubMed

Acute Care Surgery Education in US Medical Schools: A Systematic Review of the Current Literature and Report of a Medical Student Experience J Surg Educ. 2020 Mar - Apr; 77(2):316-322. . View in PubMed

Adjunctive use of hepatic angioembolization following hemorrhage control laparotomy J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020 05; 88(5):636-643. . View in PubMed

Contemporary Trends and Outcomes of Blunt Traumatic Colon Injuries Requiring Resection J Surg Res. 2020 03; 247:251-257. . View in PubMed

2020 update of the WSES guidelines for the management of acute colonic diverticulitis in the emergency setting World J Emerg Surg. 2020 05 07; 15(1):32. . View in PubMed

Cannabis Use Is Associated with Increased Mechanical Ventilation and Polysubstance Use in Trauma Patients Am Surg. 2019 Feb 01; 85(2):226-229. . View in PubMed

Anaesth Crit Care Pain Med. 2019 12; 38(6):659. . View in PubMed

Complicated appendicitis: Immediate operation or trial of nonoperative management? Am J Surg. 2019 04; 217(4):713-717.. View in PubMed

Career Goals, Salary Expectations, and Salary Negotiation Among Male and Female General Surgery Residents JAMA Surg. 2019 11 01; 154(11):1023-1029. . View in PubMed

Calculated Decisions: Focused Assessment With Sonography for Trauma (FAST) Emerg Med Pract 2018 Sep 01; 18(Suppl 3):1-3. . View in PubMed

Active-Shooter Response at a Health Care Facility N Engl J Med. 2018 Aug 09; 379(6):583-586. . View in PubMed

Cirrhosis, Operative Trauma, Transfusion, and Mortality: A Multicenter Retrospective Observational Study Cureus. 2018 Aug 02; 10(8):e3087. . View in PubMed

Acute renal replacement therapy in patients with major extremity injuries Minerva Anestesiol. 2018 Jun; 84(6):747-755. . View in PubMed

Contemporary Utilization of Resuscitative Thoracotomy: Results From the AAST Aortic Occlusion for Resuscitation in Trauma and Acute Care Surgery (AORTA) Multicenter Registry Shock. 2018 10; 50(4):414-420. . View in PubMed

A comparison of resuscitation intensity and critical administration threshold in predicting early mortality among bleeding patients: A multicenter validation in 680 major transfusion patients J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 10; 85(4):691-696. . View in PubMed

Comment on "A Tactical Medicine After-action Report of the San Bernardino Terrorist Incident" West J Emerg Med. 2018 09; 19(5):825-826. . View in PubMed

Abnormalities of laboratory coagulation tests versus clinically evident coagulopathic bleeding: results from the prehospital resuscitation on helicopters study (PROHS) Surgery. 2018 04; 163(4):819-826. . 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

Beta blockers in critically ill patients with traumatic brain injury: Results from a multicenter, prospective, observational American Association for the Surgery of Trauma study J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 02; 84(2):234-244. . View in PubMed

A Novel, Perfused-Cadaver Simulation Model for Tourniquet Training in Military Medics J Spec Oper Med. 2018 Winter; 18(4):97-102. . View in PubMed

Burn Surgeon and Palliative Care Physician Attitudes Regarding Goals of Care Delineation for Burned Geriatric Patients J Burn Care Res. 2018 10 23; 39(6):1000-1005. . View in PubMed

Bologna guidelines for diagnosis and management of adhesive small bowel obstruction (ASBO): 2017 update of the evidence-based guidelines from the world society of emergency surgery ASBO working group World J Emerg Surg. 2018; 13:24. . View in PubMed

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

Circulation first - the time has come to question the sequencing of care in the ABCs of trauma; an American Association for the Surgery of Trauma multicenter trial World J Emerg Surg. 2018; 13:8. . View in PubMed

Association of General Surgery Resident Remediation and Program Director Attitudes With Resident Attrition JAMA Surg. 2017 Dec 01; 152(12):1134-1140. . 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

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

Cervical spine evaluation and clearance in the intoxicated patient: A prospective Western Trauma Association Multi-Institutional Trial and Survey J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 12; 83(6):1032-1040. . 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 07; 83(1):90-96. . 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

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

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

A Clinical Decision Rule for Thoracolumbar Spine Imaging in Blunt Trauma? Ann Emerg Med. 2016 12; 68(6):781-783.. View in PubMed

Cervical spinal clearance: A prospective Western Trauma Association Multi-institutional Trial J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 12; 81(6):1122-1130. . View in PubMed

Correlation between laboratory coagulation testing and thromboelastometry is modified during management of trauma patients J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 08; 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 07; 81(1):63-70. . 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clinical relevance of magnetic resonance imaging in cervical spine clearance: a prospective study JAMA Surg. 2014 Sep; 149(9):934-9. . View in PubMed

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

Celebrity traumatic deaths: are gangster rappers really "gangsta"? Can J Surg. 2013 Aug; 56(4):E59-62.. View in PubMed

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

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

Beta-blocker exposure in the absence of significant head injuries is associated with reduced mortality in critically ill patients Am J Surg. 2012 Nov; 204(5):697-703. . View in PubMed

Closed-suction drain placement at laparotomy in isolated solid organ injury is not associated with decreased risk of deep surgical site infection Am Surg. 2012 Oct; 78(10):1187-91. . 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

Biochemical profile and outcomes in trauma patients subjected to open cardiopulmonary resuscitation: a prospective observational pilot study World J Surg. 2012 Aug; 36(8):1772-8. . View in PubMed

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

Coagulopathy after isolated severe traumatic brain injury in children J Trauma. 2011 Nov; 71(5):1205-10. . View in PubMed

Am Surg. 2011 Oct; 77(10):1334-6. . 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

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

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

Closed suction drain after isolated hollow viscus injury: a friend or foe? J Trauma. 2011 Jun; 70(6):1424-8.. View in PubMed

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

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

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

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

Clinical experience using 5% hypertonic saline as a safe alternative fluid for use in trauma J Trauma. 2010 May; 68(5):1172-7. . 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. 2010 Apr; 76(4):380-4.. 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. 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

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

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

American College of Surgeons trauma centre designation and mechanical ventilation outcomes Injury. 2009 Jul; 40(7):708-12. . View in PubMed

Cirrhosis and trauma are a lethal combination World J Surg. 2009 May; 33(5):1087-92. . View in PubMed

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

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

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

Cocaine use in trauma: effect on injuries and outcomes J Trauma. 2009 Feb; 66(2):491-4. . View in PubMed

Coagulopathy in severe traumatic brain injury: a prospective study J Trauma. 2009 Jan; 66(1):55-61; discussion 61-2. . View in PubMed

Clinical predictors of occult pneumothoraces in severely injured blunt polytrauma patients: A prospective observational study Injury. 2009 Jan; 40(1):44-7. . 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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