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  1. Management of post-traumatic retained hemothorax: A prospective, observational, multicenter AAST study.

    Journal of Trauma 72(1):316 (2012) PMID 22310147

  2. Risk factors related to dysautonomia after severe traumatic brain injury.

    Journal of Trauma 71(3):538 (2011) PMID 21427610

    Dysautonomia after severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a clinical syndrome affecting a subgroup of survivors and is characterized by episodes of autonomic dysregulation and muscle overactivity. The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of dysautonomia after severe TBI in an intensi...
  3. Scene mobility status as a predictor of injury severity and mortality due to vehicular crashes.

    Journal of Trauma 71(3):737 (2011) PMID 21909003

    To examine the association of scene mobility status (SMS) and injury severity and mortality among motor vehicular crash (MVC) victims. Adult MVC victims transported to medical facilities between 1997 and 2008 and included in the National Automotive Sampling System were studied. SMS was classified as...
  4. Hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm: delayed presentation after bicycle accident.

    Journal of Trauma 71(3):783 (2011) PMID 21909010

  5. Is early venous thromboembolism prophylaxis safe in trauma patients with intracranial hemorrhage.

    Journal of Trauma 70(2):324 (2011) PMID 21307729

    We found no evidence that early VTE prophylaxis increases the rate of IHI progression in hemodynamically stable patients with TBIs. The natural rate of IHI progression observed is comparable with previous studies. Although not powered to detect differences in the incidence of DVT and pulmonary embol...
  6. Isolated severe traumatic brain injuries sustained during combat operations: demographics, mortality outcomes, and lessons to be learned fro...

    Journal of Trauma 70(1):11 (2011) PMID 21217475

    We reviewed the epidemiology of these injuries from the Joint Trauma Theater Registry (JTTR), contrasting these results with civilian counterparts from the National Trauma Databank (NTDB). Isolated severe brain injuries (defined as head abbreviated injury scale [AIS] ≥3 and no other body region AI...
  7. "Never be wrong": the morbidity of negative and delayed laparotomies after blunt trauma.

    Journal of Trauma 69(6):1386 (2010) PMID 21150519

    The objective of this study was to investigate the 30-day morbidity of a negative laparotomy (NEGLAP) in blunt abdominal trauma. No previous work has exclusively examined blunt abdominal trauma patients, used a control group, or determined the complication burden incurred by a NEGLAP. In this retros...
  8. A biomechanical comparison of two triple-screw methods for femoral neck fracture fixation in a synthetic bone model.

    Journal of Trauma 69(6):1537 (2010) PMID 21045747

    Fixation of femoral neck fractures is often accomplished by several screws inserted along the neck axis. Alignment and number of screws remain at the discretion of the surgeon. Two fracture repair methods were compared. Sixteen large, left, adult, synthetic femurs, known as Third Generation Composit...
  9. Arterial oxygenation can fall critically during intramedullary nailing of pathological femoral fractures.

    Journal of Trauma 69(5):1210 (2010) PMID 20093982

    We hypothesized that unfavorable hemodynamic and oxygenation trends milder than catastrophic ones can be found intraoperatively in most patients with a pathological fracture and cancer-affected lungs. Eleven patients with a femoral metastatic fracture or an impending fracture were studied in general...
  10. Proper estimation of blood loss on scene of trauma: tool or tale?

    Journal of Trauma 69(5):1191 (2010) PMID 20130487

    Visually estimated amount of blood loss may influence decision making in the prehospital setting. The purpose of this study was to determine the ability and accuracy of paramedics and emergency physicians to visually estimate a volume of external blood loss and the influence of different vital signs...