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3rd Annual Trauma Symposium, April 8, 2015 - more information
 
New Publications

Steven Allen, MD
Allen S, Scantling D, Delgado K, Mancini J, Holena D, Kim P, Pascual J, Reilly P. Penetrating Torso Injuries In Older Adults: Increased Mortality Likely Due to “Failure to Rescue.” European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery. 2014. E-ahead of publication.

Pascual J, Blank N, Holena D, Robertson M, Diop M, Allen S, Martin N, Kohl B, Sims C, Schwab C, Reilly P. There’s No Place Like Home: Boarding Surgical Care ICU Patients In Other ICUs And the Effect of Distances From the Home Unit. Medline. April 2014: 1096-102.
               
Neuman M, Allen S. Using time-limited trials to improve surgical care at the end of life. Annals of Surgery.

Myers E, Smith D, Allen S, Kaplan L. Post-Intensive Care Syndrome: Rescuing the Undiagnosed. JAAPA, Accepted for Publication

Allen S, Cheney R, Ellis J, Holena D, Pascual J, Martin N, Kim P, Reilly P. The Sixties: The Intersection Of Modifiable Risks And Physical Vulnerability In Unintentional Falls. Academic Surgical Congress. February 5, 2015. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Allen S, Amoo-Achampong K, Chao E, Braslow B, Reilly P. Negative and Nontherapeautic Laparotomies In Emergency Surgery. Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma. January 16, 2015. Orlando, Florida.

Daniel Holena, MD
Band RA, Salhi RA, Holena DN, Powell E, Branas CC, Carr BG. Severity-adjusted mortality in trauma patients transported by police. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2014;63(5):608-614.e603.

Bruns BR, DuBose J, Pasley J, Kheirbek T, Chouliaras K, Riggle A, Frank MK, Phelan HA, Holena D, Inaba K, Diaz J, Scalea TM. Loop versus end colostomy reversal: has anything changed? European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery. 2014.

Ebbeling L, Grabo DJ, Shashaty M, Dua R, Sonnad SS, Sims CA, Pascual JL, Schwab CW, Holena DN. Psoas:Lumbar vertebra index: Central sarcopenia independently predicts morbidity in elderly trauma patients. European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery. 2014;40(1):57-65.

Folkert IW, Sims CA, Pascual JL, Allen SR, Kim PK, Schwab CW, Holena DN. Initial venous lactate levels in patients with isolated penetrating extremity trauma: a retrospective cohort study. European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery. 2014.

Kim L, Schuster J, Holena D, Sims C, Levine J, Pascual J. Early initiation of prophylactic heparin in severe traumatic brain injury is associated with accelerated improvement on brain imaging. Journal of Emergencies, Trauma and Shock. 2014;7(3):141-148.

Kuo LE, Simmons KD, Holena DN, Karakousis G, Kelz RR. A risk prediction model for mortality in the moribund general surgical patient. Journal of Critical Care. 2014.

Pascual JL, Blank NW, Holena DN, Robertson MP, Diop M, Allen SR, Martin ND, Kohl BA, Sims CA, Schwab CW, Reilly PM. There's no place like home: Boarding surgical ICU patients in other ICUs and the effect of distances from the home unit. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 2014;76(4):1096-1102.

Pieracci FM, Stovall RT, Jaouen B, Rodil M, Cappa A, Burlew CC, Holena DN, Maier R, Berry S, Jurkovich J, Moore EE. A multicenter, randomized clinical trial of IV iron supplementation for anemia of traumatic critical illness. Critical Care Medicine. 2014;42(9):2048-2057.

Reilly JP, Bellamy S, Shashaty MGS, Gallop R, Meyer NJ, Lanken PN, Kaplan S, Holena DN, May AK, Ware LB, Christie JD. Heterogeneous phenotypes of acute respiratory distress syndrome after major trauma. Annals of the American Thoracic Society. 2014;11(5):728-736.

Reilly JP, Meyer NJ, Shashaty MGS, Feng R, Lanken PN, Gallop R, Kaplan S, Herlim M, Oz NL, Hiciano I, Campbell A, Holena DN, Reilly MP, Christie JD. ABO blood type a is associated with increased risk of ards in whites following both major trauma and severe sepsis. Chest. 2014;145(4):753-761.

Shashaty MGS, Kalkan E, Bellamy SL, Reilly JP, Holena DN, Cummins K, Lanken PN, Feldman HI, Reilly MP, Udupa JK, Christie JD. Computed tomography-defined abdominal adiposity is associated with acute kidney injury in critically Ill trauma patients. Critical Care Medicine. 2014;42(7):1619-1628.

Vioque SM, Kim PK, McMaster J, Gallagher J, Allen SR, Holena DN, Reilly PM, Pascual JL. Classifying errors in preventable and potentially preventable trauma deaths: A 9-year review using the Joint Commission's standardized methodology. American Journal of Surgery. 2014;208(2):187-194.

Jose Pascual, MD, PhD
L. Ebbeling, D. J. Grabo, M. Shashaty, R. Dua, S. S. Sonnad, C. A. Sims, J. L. Pascual, C. W. Schwab, D. N. Holena Psoas:lumbar vertebra index: central sarcopenia independently predicts morbidity in elderly trauma patients. European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery February 2014, Volume 40, Issue 1, pp 57-65

Pascual JL, Blank NW, Holena DN, Robertson MP, Diop M, Allen SR, Martin ND, Kohl BA, Sims CA, Schwab CW, Reilly PM. There's no place like home: boarding surgical ICU patients in other ICUs and the effect of distances from the home unit. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Apr;76(4):1096-102.

Vioque SM, Kim PK, McMaster J, Gallagher J, Allen SR, Holena DN, Reilly PM, Pascual JL. Classifying errors in preventable and potentially preventable trauma deaths: a 9-year review using the Joint Commission's standardized methodology. Am J Surg. 2014 Aug;208(2):187-94

Kim L, Schuster J, Holena DN, Sims C, Levine J, Pascual JL. Early initiation of prophylactic heparin in severe traumatic brain injury is associated with accelerated improvement on brain imaging.  Submitted for publication J Emerg Trauma Shock 2014 Jul 7(3):141-8

Eisenstadt RG, Sensenig, RL, Holena DH, Sims C, Braslow B, Pascual JL Dislodged feeding tubes: Should bedside x-rays be abandoned for advanced imaging? El Mednifico Journal (2014) August 2:3: 184-8

Kumasaka, K, Marks JA, Eisenstadt R, Murcy MA, Samadi DS, Li S, Johnson VE, Browne KD, Smith DH, Schwab WC, Pascual JL. In vivo leukocyte-mediated brain microcirculatory inflammation: a comparison of osmotherapies and progesterone in severe TBI: Am J Surg (2014): 208(6), 961-8

Folkert IA, Sims CA, Pascual JL, Allen SR, Kim PK, Schwab CW, Holena DN Initial Lactate Levels in Patients with Isolated Penetrating Extremity Trauma: A Retrospective Cohort Study European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery 10.1007/s00068-014-0442-3 August 2014

Lane-Fall MB, Beidas RS, Pascual JL, Collard ML, Peifer HG, Chavez TJ, Barry ME, Gutsche JT, Halpern SD, Fleisher LA, Barg FK. Handoffs and transitions in critical care (HATRICC): protocol for a mixed methods study of operating room to intensive care unit handoffs. BMC Surgery 2014, 14:96. doi:10.1186/1471-2482-14-96

Jacovides CL, Nadolski G, Allen SR, Martin ND, Holena DH, Reilly PM, Trerotola S, Braslow BM, Kaplan LJ, Pascual JL. Arteriography for lower GI hemorrhage: Does a preceding abdominal CT angiogram improve diagnosis and localization? Accepted for publication JAMA Surgery, December 2014

Wright DW, Yeatts SD, Silbergleit R, Palesch YY, Pascual JL. Very early administration of progesterone for acute traumatic brain injury. N Engl J Med. 2014 Dec 25;371(26):2457-66

Allen SR, Scantling DR, Delgado K, Mancini J, Holena DN, Kim PK, Pascual JL, Reilly PM, Penetrating Torso Injuries in Older Adults: Increased Mortality Likely Due to "Failure to Rescue" Accepted for publication Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg December 2014

Li S, Marks JA, Eisenstadt R, Kumasaka K, Samadi D, Johnson VE, Holena DN, Allen SR, Browne KD,  Smith DH, Pascual JL. Enoxaparin ameliorates post-TBI edema and neurological recovery, reducing cerebral leukocyte endothelial interactions and vessel permeability in vivo. Accepted for publication The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, January 2015

Miyasaka KW, Martin ND, Pascual JL, Buchholz J, Aggarwal R. A Simulation Curriculum for Management of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Patients. Accepted for publication J Surg Educ. March 2015

C. William Schwab, MD
Morris DS, Rohrbach J, Sundaram LM, Sonnad S, Sarani B, Pascual J, Reilly P, Schwab CW, Sims C: Early hospital readmission in the trauma population: Are the risk factors different?  Injury 45(1):56-620, 2014. (Epub ahead of print 2013 May 29. doi:pii: S0020-1383(13)00223-4. 10.1016/j.injury.2013.04.029.)

Rogers A, Horst M, Rittenhouse K, To T, Gibson S, Schwab CW, Rogers F: Urban versus rural trauma recidivism: is there a difference? Euro JOT Emer Sur 40: 710-706, 2014. 

Demetriades D, Schwab CW, Mikulaschek A, Cooper C, Livingston D: Unrelenting violence: An analysis of 6,322 gunshot wound patients at a Level I trauma center (Discussion) J Trauma 76:9-11, 2014.

Ebbeling L, Grabo DJ, Shashaty M, Dua R, Sonnad SS, Sims CA, Pascual JL, Schwab CW, Holena DN: Psoas:lumbar vertebra index: central sarcopenia independently predicts morbidity in elderly trauma patients.  Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg 40:57–65, Feb 2014.

Pascual JL, Blank NW, Holena DN, Robertson MP, Diop M, Allen SR, Martin ND, Kohl BA, Sims CA, Schwab CW, Reilly PM: There's no place like home: boarding surgical ICU patients in other ICUs and the effect of distances from the home unit. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 76(4):1096-1102, 2014.

Remick KN, Schwab CW, Smith BP, Monshizadeh A, Kim PK, Reilly PM: Defining the optimal time to the operating room may salvage early trauma deaths. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 76:1251-82014, 2014.

Kumasaka K, Marks JA, Eisenstadt R, Murcy MA, Samadi D, Li S, Johnson V, Browne KD, Smith DH, Schwab CW, Pascual JL: In vivo leukocyte-mediated brain microcirculatory inflammation: a comparison of osmotherapies and progesterone in severe traumatic brain injury. Am J Surg 208:961-8, 2014.

Mark Seamon, MD
Choron R, Wang A, Van Orden K, Capano-Wehrle L, Seamon M.  Emergency central venous catheterization during trauma resuscitation: A safety analysis by site.  Poster presentation, Society of Critical Care Medicine 43rd Critical Care Congress, San Francisco, Jan. 9-13, 2014.

Fox N, Hall H, Patel Y, Capano-Wehrle L, Torjman M, Seamon M.  An analysis of surgical feeding tube placement in trauma patients.  Poster presentation, Society of Critical Care Medicine 43rd Critical Care Congress, San Francisco, CA, Jan. 9-13, 2014.

Hazelton J, Choron R, Van Orden K, Dodson G, Gerritsen J, Capano-Wehrle L, Khan S, Mitrev L, Goldfarb R, Seamon M.  Development of a swine model for atriocaval shunting of retrohepatic IVC Injuries.  Poster presentation, Society of Critical Care Medicine 43rd Critical Care Congress, San Francisco, CA, Jan. 9-13, 2014.

Stawicki SP, Green JM, Martin ND, Green R, Cipolla J, Seamon MJ, Eiferman DS,  Evans DC, Cook CH, Steinberg SM.  Results of a prospective, randomized, controlled study of carboxymethylcellulose sodium hyaluronate adhesion barrier in trauma open abdomens.  Podium presentation, Association for Academic Surgery Annual Academic Surgical Congress, San Diego, CA, Feb. 4-6, 2014.

Shalhub S, Kozar RA, Starnes BW, Kenji I, Skiada D, Brenner M, Zarzaur B, Nawaf C,  Azizzadeh A, Biffl W, Eriksson EA, Fakhry SM, Paul JS, Kaups KL, Cagle K, Ciesla DJ, Natalie G, Todd SR, Seamon MJ, Capano-Wehrle L, Jurkovich J.   Blunt abdominal aortic injury: A multicenter experience.  Podium presentation, Western Trauma Association Annual Meeting, Steamboat Springs, CO, Mar. 2-7, 2014.

Hazelton JP, Choron RL, Dodson GM, Gerritsen JA, Khan S, VanOrden KE, Capano-Wehrle LM, Mitrev LV, Torjman MC, Goldfarb RD, Ross SE, Seamon MJ.  Comparison of atriocaval shunting with perihepatic packing versus perihepatic packing alone for retro-hepatic vena cava injuries in a swine model.  Accepted for podium presentation, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, Sept., 2014.

Carrie Sims, MD
Ebbling L, Grabo DJ, Shashaty M, Dua R, Sonnad SS, Sims CA, Pascual JL, Schwab CW, Holena DN. Psoas: Lumbar vertebra index: Central sarcopenia independently predicts morbidity in elderly trauma patients. European Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery 40(1):57-65, Feb. 2014.

Pascual JL, Blank NW, Holena DN, Robertson MP, Diop M, Allen SR, Martin ND, Kohl BA, Sims CA, Schwab CW, Reilly PM.  There's no place like home: Boarding surgical ICU patients in other ICUs and the effect of distances from the home unit.  Journal of Trauma & Acute Care Surgery 76(4):1096-1102, Apr. 2014.

Kim L, Schuster J, Hoelna DN, Sims, CA, Levine J, Pascual JL.  Early initiation of prophylactic heparin in severe traumatic brain injury is associated with accelerated improvement on the brain imaging. J Emerg Trauma Shock 7(3): 141-148. Jul. 2014.

Wang H, Guan Y, Becker L, Baur J, Sims CA.  Resveratrol ameliorates mitochondrial dysfunction but increases the risk of hypoglycemia following hemorrhagic shock. Journal of Trauma & Acute Care Surgery 2014 (in press).

Beier UH, Angelin A, Akimova T, Wang L, Liu Y, Xiao H, Koike MA, Hancock SA, Bhatti TR, Han R, Jiao J, Veasey SC, Sims CA, Baur JA, Wallace DC, Hancock WW. Essential Role of Mitochondrial energy metabolism in Foxp3+T-regualtory cell function and allograft survival. FASEB J. Feb. 2015.

Folkert IW, Sims CA, Pascual JL, Allen SR, Kim PK, Schwab CW, Holena DN. Initial venous lactate levels in patients with isolated penetrating extremity trauma: a retrospective cohort study. European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery. 2014.

Brain Smith, MD
Smith BP, Fox N, Fakhro A, LaChant M, Pathak AS, Ross SE, Seamon MJ. “SCIP”ing antibiotic prophylaxis guidelines in trauma: The consequences of noncompliance. Journal of Trauma & Acute Care Surgery 73(2):452-456, Aug. 2012.

Seamon MJ, Smith BP, Capano-Wehrle L, Fakhro A, Fox N, Goldberg M, Martin NM, Pathak AS, Ross SE. Skin closure after laparotomy in high risk patients: Opening opportunities for advancement.  Journal of Trauma & Acute Care Surgery 74(2):433-439, Feb. 2013.

Remick KN, Schwab CW, Smith BP, Monshizadeh A, Kim PK, Reilly PM.  Defining the optimal time to the operating room may salvage early trauma deaths.  Journal of Trauma & Acute Care Surgery 76(5):1251-1258, May 2014.

 

Awards
Dr. Sims has won the 2014 Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson II Promising Investigator Award
 

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