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Elizabeth Benjamin, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
2051 Marengo St. Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 442 7761


. Flail Chest: Less Deadly than Originally Thought World J Surg. 2018 Jun 19. View in: PubMed

. Detection of traumatic pancreatic duct disruption in the modern era Am J Surg. 2018 Jun 12. View in: PubMed

. Early Seizure Prophylaxis in Traumatic Brain Injuries Revisited: A Prospective Observational Study World J Surg. 2018 Jun; 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 Jun; 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 May; 84(5):685-692. 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 Apr 19. View in: PubMed

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

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

. Spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy in trauma J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 Jan; 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

. Creatinine Kinase and Stimulant Abuse in Trauma Am Surg. 2018 01 01; 84(1):e13-16. 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 Jan; 84(1):128-132. 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

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

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

. Severe traumatic brain injuries in children: Does the type of trauma center matter? J Pediatr Surg. 2017 Oct 06. 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

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

. 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

. 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

. 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

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

. Surgical outcomes after trauma pneumonectomy: Revisited J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 May; 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 Apr; 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 Mar; 82(3):528-533. View in: PubMed

. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Mar; 82(3):470-480. 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

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

. 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

. 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

. 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

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

. 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

. 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

. 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

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

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

. 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

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

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

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

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