Chad G Ball

Summary

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Are occult pneumothoraces truly occult or simply missed?
    Chad G Ball
    Department of Surgery, Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Trauma 60:294-8 discussion 298-9. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Traumatic urethral injuries: does the digital rectal examination really help us?
    Chad G Ball
    Department of Surgery, Emory University, Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Injury 40:984-6. 2009
  3. pmc Celebrity traumatic deaths: are gangster rappers really "gangsta"?
    Chad G Ball
    Department of Surgery, The University of Calgary, Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alta
    Can J Surg 56:E59-62. 2013
  4. pmc Intra-abdominal hypertension and the abdominal compartment syndrome: updated consensus definitions and clinical practice guidelines from the World Society of the Abdominal Compartment Syndrome
    Andrew W Kirkpatrick
    The Departments of Surgery and Critical Care Medicine and Regional Trauma Services Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 2T9, Canada
    Intensive Care Med 39:1190-206. 2013
  5. pmc Avoidance of total abdominal wall loss despite torso soft tissue clostridial myonecrosis: a case report
    Chad Geoffrey Ball
    Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, Foothills Medical Centre, 1403 29 St, N, W, T2N 2T9, Calgary, AB, Canada
    J Med Case Rep 7:5. 2013
  6. pmc The song remains the same although the instruments are changing: complications following selective non-operative management of blunt spleen trauma: a retrospective review of patients at a level I trauma centre from 1996 to 2007
    Aisling A Clancy
    Regional Trauma Services, Calgary, AB, Canada
    J Trauma Manag Outcomes 6:4. 2012
  7. pmc Prophylactic surgery prior to extended-duration space flight: is the benefit worth the risk?
    Chad G Ball
    Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alta
    Can J Surg 55:125-31. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Acute care surgery: the impact of an acute care surgery service on assessment, flow, and disposition in the emergency department
    Chad G Ball
    Department of Surgery, Foothills Medical Centre, 1403 29 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Am J Surg 203:578-83. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Can cervical spine computed tomography assist in detecting occult pneumothoraces?
    Chad G Ball
    Department of Surgery, The University of Calgary, Trauma Services Foothills Medical Centre, 1403 29 Street N W, T2N 2T9 Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Injury 43:51-4. 2012
  10. pmc Clinician performed resuscitative ultrasonography for the initial evaluation and resuscitation of trauma
    Lawrence M Gillman
    Regional Trauma Services, Calgary Heath Region and Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med 17:34. 2009

Detail Information

Publications98

  1. ncbi request reprint Are occult pneumothoraces truly occult or simply missed?
    Chad G Ball
    Department of Surgery, Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Trauma 60:294-8 discussion 298-9. 2006
    ..The purpose was to (1) determine whether perceived OPTXs were truly occult or simply missed and (2) address factors that contribute to the poor sensitivity of the supine CXR...
  2. ncbi request reprint Traumatic urethral injuries: does the digital rectal examination really help us?
    Chad G Ball
    Department of Surgery, Emory University, Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Injury 40:984-6. 2009
    ..The secondary goal was to evaluate the interaction of DRE with additional clinical indices of urethral trauma...
  3. pmc Celebrity traumatic deaths: are gangster rappers really "gangsta"?
    Chad G Ball
    Department of Surgery, The University of Calgary, Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alta
    Can J Surg 56:E59-62. 2013
    ..Despite stereotypes and broad generalizations, it is unclear if the mechanisms of demise echo those of the general population. The objective of this study was to evaluate the epidemiology underlying celebrity traumatic deaths...
  4. pmc Intra-abdominal hypertension and the abdominal compartment syndrome: updated consensus definitions and clinical practice guidelines from the World Society of the Abdominal Compartment Syndrome
    Andrew W Kirkpatrick
    The Departments of Surgery and Critical Care Medicine and Regional Trauma Services Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 2T9, Canada
    Intensive Care Med 39:1190-206. 2013
    ..To update the World Society of the Abdominal Compartment Syndrome (WSACS) consensus definitions and management statements relating to intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) and the abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS)...
  5. pmc Avoidance of total abdominal wall loss despite torso soft tissue clostridial myonecrosis: a case report
    Chad Geoffrey Ball
    Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, Foothills Medical Centre, 1403 29 St, N, W, T2N 2T9, Calgary, AB, Canada
    J Med Case Rep 7:5. 2013
    ..This case is unusual do to our ability to preserve anatomical separation between the viscera and the atmosphere...
  6. pmc The song remains the same although the instruments are changing: complications following selective non-operative management of blunt spleen trauma: a retrospective review of patients at a level I trauma centre from 1996 to 2007
    Aisling A Clancy
    Regional Trauma Services, Calgary, AB, Canada
    J Trauma Manag Outcomes 6:4. 2012
    ..abstract:..
  7. pmc Prophylactic surgery prior to extended-duration space flight: is the benefit worth the risk?
    Chad G Ball
    Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alta
    Can J Surg 55:125-31. 2012
    ..Furthermore, discussion of treatment during space flight, potential impact of an acute illness on a defined mission and the ethical issues surrounding this concept are debated in detail...
  8. doi request reprint Acute care surgery: the impact of an acute care surgery service on assessment, flow, and disposition in the emergency department
    Chad G Ball
    Department of Surgery, Foothills Medical Centre, 1403 29 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Am J Surg 203:578-83. 2012
    ..Acute care surgery (ACS) services are becoming increasingly popular...
  9. doi request reprint Can cervical spine computed tomography assist in detecting occult pneumothoraces?
    Chad G Ball
    Department of Surgery, The University of Calgary, Trauma Services Foothills Medical Centre, 1403 29 Street N W, T2N 2T9 Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Injury 43:51-4. 2012
    ..Because abdominal CT imaging misses OPTXs in the upper thorax, the objective of this study was to evaluate the utility of cervical spine (C-spine) CT screening for diagnosing OPTXs...
  10. pmc Clinician performed resuscitative ultrasonography for the initial evaluation and resuscitation of trauma
    Lawrence M Gillman
    Regional Trauma Services, Calgary Heath Region and Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med 17:34. 2009
    ..As a result, ultrasound is not only viewed as a diagnostic test, but actually as an extension of the physical exam...
  11. pmc Severe traumatic injury during long duration spaceflight: Light years beyond ATLS
    Andrew W Kirkpatrick
    Foothills Medical Centre, 1403 29th Street NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 2T9, USA
    J Trauma Manag Outcomes 3:4. 2009
    ..Like so many previous space-related technologies, these developments will also greatly improve terrestrial care on earth...
  12. pmc Hospital mortality among major trauma victims admitted on weekends and evenings: a cohort study
    Kevin B Laupland
    Department of Medicine, University of Calgary and Calgary Health Region, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Trauma Manag Outcomes 3:8. 2009
    ..Clinical and outcome information was obtained from regional databases. Weekends were defined as anytime Saturday or Sunday, evenings as 18:00-22:59, and nights as 23:00-07:59...
  13. doi request reprint Upper extremity amputations after motor vehicle rollovers
    Chad G Ball
    Department of Surgery, Emory University, Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, USA
    J Trauma 67:410-2. 2009
    ..Mangled extremities with associated vascular injuries have an amputation rate exceeding 40%. The primary goal was to describe the care process and outcome of patients requiring an emergent upper extremity amputation after a rollover MVC...
  14. ncbi request reprint Temporary intravascular shunts: when are we really using them according to the NTDB?
    Chad G Ball
    Department of Surgery, Emory School of Medicine, Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, USA
    Am Surg 75:605-7. 2009
    ..This provides distal perfusion while surgeons assess/fixate the limb. TIVS are placed relatively uncommonly by a large number of trauma centers with a few hospitals using them much more frequently for penetrating injuries...
  15. pmc Surgeons and astronauts: so close, yet so far apart
    Chad G Ball
    Department of Trauma, Surgery and Critical Care, Grady Memorial Hospital, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Can J Surg 51:247-50. 2008
  16. doi request reprint Surgical trauma referrals from rural level III hospitals: should our community colleagues be doing more, or less?
    Chad G Ball
    Department of Surgery, Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Trauma 67:180-4. 2009
    ..The primary goal was to evaluate the outcomes of multiple injuries patients who required a laparotomy after referral from level III trauma centers...
  17. pmc A simple and rapid vascular anastomosis for emergency surgery: a technical case report
    Chad G Ball
    Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, Foothills Medical Center, 1403 29 Street, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 2T9, USA
    World J Emerg Surg 4:30. 2009
    ....
  18. pmc Rupture and intra-peritoneal bleeding of a hepatocellular carcinoma after a transarterial chemoembolization procedure: a case report
    Artan Reso
    University of Calgary, Department of Surgery, Foothills Hospital, 1403 29 St N, W, T2N 2T9, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Cases J 2:68. 2009
    ..abstract:..
  19. doi request reprint Venous air emboli and computed axial tomography power contrast injectors
    Chad G Ball
    Department of Surgery, Grady Memorial Hospital, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Surg 197:e57-8. 2009
    ..A 47-year-old female presented to our level 1 trauma center following a single vehicle rollover. The computed tomography power injector was not appropriately primed with contrast, resulting in a large venous air embolus...
  20. pmc The occult pneumothorax: what have we learned?
    Chad G Ball
    Department of Surgery, Grady Memorial Hospital, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Can J Surg 52:E173-9. 2009
    ..This omission would avoid subjecting patients to the 22% risk of major chest tube-related insertional, positional and infective complications...
  21. doi request reprint Radiation dose from computed tomography in patients with necrotizing pancreatitis: how much is too much?
    Chad G Ball
    Department of Surgery, Indiana University, 545 Barnhill Drive, Emerson Hall 203, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 14:1529-35. 2010
    ..Computed tomography (CT) is the gold standard for defining pancreatic necrosis. The primary goal was to identify the frequency and effective radiation dose of CT imaging for patients with necrotizing pancreatitis...
  22. pmc Dramatic innovations in modern surgical subspecialties
    Chad G Ball
    Departments of Trauma, Surgery and Critical Care, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Can J Surg 53:335-41. 2010
    ..Surgeons must continue to pursue innovative thinking, technological advances, improved training and systematic research...
  23. pmc Occult pneumothoraces in patients with penetrating trauma: Does mechanism matter?
    Chad G Ball
    Department of Surgery, Grady Memorial Hospital, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Can J Surg 53:251-5. 2010
    ..All previous literature describes the epidemiology of OPTX in patients with blunt polytrauma. Our goal was to identify the frequency of OPTXs in patients with penetrating trauma...
  24. pmc Thoracic needle decompression for tension pneumothorax: clinical correlation with catheter length
    Chad G Ball
    The Department of Surgery, Emory University, Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Can J Surg 53:184-8. 2010
    ..The objective of this clinical study was to identify the frequency of NT failure with various catheter lengths...
  25. pmc Uncrossmatched blood transfusions for trauma patients in the emergency department: incidence, outcomes and recommendations
    Chad G Ball
    The Department of Surgery, Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Can J Surg 54:111-5. 2011
    ..The goal of this study was to evaluate the transfusion practices in our ED among all patients who received URBC...
  26. doi request reprint A bifid neck of the pancreas
    Chad G Ball
    Department of Surgery, Indiana University, 545 Barnhill Drive, Emerson Hall, 203, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 14:1462-3. 2010
    ..A 68 year-old male with a bifid pancreatic neck is described in the context of a common head during pancreatoduodenectomy...
  27. pmc A decade of experience with injuries to the gallbladder
    Chad G Ball
    Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Trauma Manag Outcomes 4:3. 2010
    ..A retrospective review of traumatic injuries to the gallbladder at an urban level 1 trauma center from 1996 to 2008 was performed. Injuries were identified via imaging or during operative exploration...
  28. pmc Complications related to deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis in trauma: a systematic review of the literature
    Indraneel Datta
    Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    J Trauma Manag Outcomes 4:1. 2010
    ..Inferior vena cava filters migrate, cause inferior vena cava occlusion, and penetrate the vessel wall. While the use of these techniques can be life saving, they must be appropriately utilized...
  29. pmc A multicenter review of deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis practice patterns for blunt hepatic trauma
    Indraneel Datta
    Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    J Trauma Manag Outcomes 3:7. 2009
    ..All patients had an ISS >/= 12 and a CT scan confirming hepatic trauma. Patients were categorized into: (1) early DVT prophylaxis (</= 48 hrs of admission), (2) delayed prophylaxis (>48 hrs), and (3) no prophylaxis...
  30. ncbi request reprint Negative-pressure wound therapy for critically ill adults with open abdominal wounds: a systematic review
    Derek J Roberts
    Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 73:629-39. 2012
    ..We sought to determine the comparative efficacy and safety of NPWT versus alternate temporary abdominal closure (TAC) techniques in critically ill adults with open abdominal wounds...
  31. doi request reprint Clinical predictors of occult pneumothoraces in severely injured blunt polytrauma patients: A prospective observational study
    Chad G Ball
    Department of Surgery, Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Injury 40:44-7. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to prospectively determine the incidence, and validate previously identified clinical predictors, of OPTXs after blunt trauma...
  32. ncbi request reprint Incidence, risk factors, and outcomes for occult pneumothoraces in victims of major trauma
    Chad G Ball
    Department of Surgery, Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Trauma 59:917-24; discussion 924-5. 2005
    ..Computed tomographic (CT) scanning often detects PTXs that were not diagnosed on CXR (occult PTXs [OPTXs]). The purpose of this study was to define the incidence, predictors, and outcomes for OPTXs after trauma...
  33. ncbi request reprint Occult pneumothoraces in critical care: a prospective multicenter randomized controlled trial of pleural drainage for mechanically ventilated trauma patients with occult pneumothoraces
    Andrew W Kirkpatrick
    Regional Trauma Services, Departments of Surgery, University of Calgary and the Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 74:747-54; discussion 754-5. 2013
    ..Patients with an occult pneumothoraces (OPTXs) may be at risk of tension pneumothoraces (TPTXs) without drainage or pleural drainage complications if treated...
  34. doi request reprint Admission base deficit and lactate levels in Canadian patients with blunt trauma: are they useful markers of mortality?
    Jean Francois Ouellet
    Regional Trauma Services, Department of Surgery University of Calgary, Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 72:1532-5. 2012
    ..This relationship is undefined in the Canadian experience. The goal of this study was to define the association between arterial blood gas (ABG) values at admission and mortality for Canadians with severe blunt injury...
  35. doi request reprint Damage control techniques for common and external iliac artery injuries: have temporary intravascular shunts replaced the need for ligation?
    Chad G Ball
    Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, USA
    J Trauma 68:1117-20. 2010
    ..The primary goal of this study was to identify the consequences of using ligation versus TIVS for common or external iliac artery injuries in damage control scenarios...
  36. doi request reprint Intra-abdominal pressure effects on porcine thoracic compliance in weightlessness: implications for physiologic tolerance of laparoscopic surgery in space
    Andrew W Kirkpatrick
    Department of Surgery, Regional Trauma Services, Calgary Heath Region and Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Crit Care Med 37:591-7. 2009
    ..On earth, IAH results in marked ventilatory embarrassment. As there has been no previous study of physiologic changes related to LS in weightlessness, we studied anesthetized pigs in parabolic flight...
  37. pmc Efficacy and safety of active negative pressure peritoneal therapy for reducing the systemic inflammatory response after damage control laparotomy (the Intra-peritoneal Vacuum Trial): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Derek J Roberts
    Department of Surgery, University of Calgary and the Foothills Medical Centre, North Tower 10th Floor, 1403 29th Street Northwest, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 2T9, Canada
    Trials 14:141. 2013
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Retrospective review of injury severity, interventions and outcomes among helicopter and nonhelicopter transport patients at a Level 1 urban trauma centre
    R Scott Hannay
    Columbus Regional, Department of Surgery, Columbus, GA
    Can J Surg 57:49-54. 2014
    ..Our primary goal was to compare injuries, interventions and outcomes in patients transported by helicopter versus nonhelicopter transport...
  39. ncbi request reprint Factors related to the failure of radiographic recognition of occult posttraumatic pneumothoraces
    Chad G Ball
    Department of Surgery, Foothills Medical Centre, Room EG23, 1403 29 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Am J Surg 189:541-6; discussion 546. 2005
    ..Computed tomography (CT) often identifies occult pneumothoraces (OPTXs). Previous descriptions of OPTX topography have been poor. Our purpose was to define their distribution and aid in the targeting of thoracic ultrasound...
  40. ncbi request reprint A booming economy means a bursting trauma system: association between hospital admission for major injury and indicators of economic activity in a large Canadian health region
    Derek J Roberts
    Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, Foothills Medical Centre, 1403 29th Street Northwest, Calgary, AB T2N 2T9, Canada Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Foothills Medical Centre, 1403 29th Street Northwest, Calgary, AB T2N 2T9, Canada
    Am J Surg 207:653-7; discussion 657-8. 2014
    ..Injury epidemiology fluctuates with economic activity in many countries. These relationships remain unclear in Canada...
  41. doi request reprint Effect of comorbid illness on the long-term outcome of adults suffering major traumatic injury: a population-based cohort study
    Daniel J Niven
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services, Peter Lougheed Centre, 3500 26th Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T1Y 6J4
    Am J Surg 204:151-6. 2012
    ..This study investigated the influence of comorbidities as measured by the Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI) on the 1-year mortality after major traumatic injury...
  42. pmc Severe street and mountain bicycling injuries in adults: a comparison of the incidence, risk factors and injury patterns over 14 years
    Derek J Roberts
    The Departments of Surgery, and Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary and the Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alta, Canada
    Can J Surg 56:E32-8. 2013
    ..The purpose of this investigation was to compare the incidence, risk factors and injury patterns among adults with severe street versus mountain bicycling injuries...
  43. ncbi request reprint Portal vein thrombi after ileal pouch-anal anastomosis: its incidence and association with pouchitis
    Chad G Ball
    Department of Surgery, Foothills Medical Centre, University of Calgary, 1403 29 Street N W, Calgary, AB, T2N 2T9, Canada
    Surg Today 37:552-7. 2007
    ..Portal vein thrombi (PVT) have recently been linked to ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA). We assessed the rate of PVT in patients who underwent IPAA and attempted to identify the associated features...
  44. ncbi request reprint Enabling the mission through trans-atlantic remote mentored musculoskeletal ultrasound: case report of a portable hand-carried tele-ultrasound system for medical relief missions
    Andrew W Kirkpatrick
    Department of Surgery, Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Telemed J E Health 19:530-4. 2013
    ....
  45. pmc The impact of a massive transfusion protocol (1:1:1) on major hepatic injuries: does it increase abdominal wall closure rates?
    Chad G Ball
    The Department of Surgery, Emory University, Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, GA
    Can J Surg 56:E128-34. 2013
    ..Current published literature describes outcomes among patients with mixed patterns of injury. We sought to identify the effects of an MTP on patients with major liver trauma...
  46. pmc Chest tube complications: how well are we training our residents?
    Chad G Ball
    Department of Surgery, Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, AB, Canada
    Can J Surg 50:450-8. 2007
    ..The secondary objective was to outline the rate of complications occult to postinsertional supine anteroposterior (AP) chest radiographs (CXRs)...
  47. doi request reprint Use of near-infrared spectroscopy as a physiologic monitor for intra-abdominal hypertension
    Sandy Widder
    Regional Trauma Services, Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Trauma 64:1165-8. 2008
    ..We sought to examine whether NIRS measurement of the AW was safe, and correlated with intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) in ICU patients...
  48. doi request reprint The impact of country and culture on end-of-life care for injured patients: results from an international survey
    Chad G Ball
    Department of Surgery, Emory University, Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Trauma 69:1323-33; discussion 1333-4. 2010
    ..The goal of this study was to better understand end-of-life processes after major injury by comparing clinician viewpoints from various countries and cultures...
  49. pmc Post-operative morbidity results in decreased long-term survival after resection for hilar cholangiocarcinoma
    Aakash Chauhan
    Department of Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    HPB (Oxford) 13:139-47. 2011
    ..The purpose of the present study was to demonstrate that post-operative morbidity (PM) associated with resections of hilar cholangiocarcinoma (HCCA) is associated with short- and long-term patient survival...
  50. doi request reprint S.T.A.R.T.T.: development of a national, multidisciplinary trauma crisis resource management curriculum-results from the pilot course
    Markus T Ziesmann
    From the Department of Surgery M T Z, J P, L M G, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba Department of Surgery S W, J D P G, P T E, and Division of Critical Care Medicine P B, University of Alberta, Edmonton and Departments of Surgery J B K and Critical Care Medicine J B K, C G B, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta Department of Surgery M H, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia Department of Emergency Medicine C H, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario and Department of Surgery P F, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 75:753-8. 2013
    ..Here, we describe the development and evaluation of a national multidisciplinary trauma CRM curriculum...
  51. doi request reprint The OPTICC trial: a multi-institutional study of occult pneumothoraces in critical care
    Jean Francois Ouellet
    Department of Surgery, Centre Hospitalier Affilie Universitaire De Quebec, Hopital de l Enfant Jesus, Quebec City, QC, Canada
    Am J Surg 197:581-6. 2009
    ..We conducted a pilot study at 2 trauma centers to address the feasibility and safety of randomizing traumatized patients undergoing PPV to drainage or observation...
  52. ncbi request reprint Endovascular treatment for aortic disease: is a surgical environment necessary?
    Randy D Moore
    Division of Vascular Surgery, Peter Lougheed Centre, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Vasc Surg 42:645-9; discussion 649. 2005
    ....
  53. pmc Occult pneumothorax in the mechanically ventilated trauma patient
    Chad G Ball
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alta
    Can J Surg 46:373-9. 2003
    ..Future randomized trials will need to consider the potential effects of OP on pulmonary mechanics and potential influences on the known risks of ventilator-induced lung injury associated with mechanical ventilation...
  54. doi request reprint Occult pneumothoraces truly occult or simply missed: redux
    Mantaj S Brar
    Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Trauma 69:1335-7. 2010
    ..Thus, we repeated this evaluation using the high-quality images and improved the methodology...
  55. ncbi request reprint The impact of multiple casualty incidents on clinical outcomes
    Chad G Ball
    Department of Surgery, Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Trauma 61:1036-9. 2006
    ..It is generally thought that heavy patient loads adversely affect trauma health care delivery. The purpose of this study was to identify the impact of multiple casualty situations on the clinical outcomes of injured patients...
  56. pmc Microscopic colitis: a review for the surgical endoscopist
    Indraneel Datta
    Division of General Surgery, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alta
    Can J Surg 52:E167-72. 2009
    ..Since surgeons perform a large number of colonoscopies and sigmoidoscopies to assess diarrhea, it is important to be aware of this disease and to look for it with mucosal biopsy in appropriate patients...
  57. doi request reprint Sternotomy or drainage for a hemopericardium after penetrating trauma: a randomized controlled trial
    Andrew J Nicol
    Trauma Center, Department of Surgery, Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa and Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    Ann Surg 259:438-42. 2014
    ..To determine if stable patients with a hemopericardium detected after penetrating chest trauma can be safely managed with pericardial drainage alone...
  58. pmc Timeliness in obtaining emergent percutaneous procedures in severely injured patients: how long is too long and should we create quality assurance guidelines?
    Andrew Smith
    From the Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alta
    Can J Surg 56:E154-7. 2013
    ..g., arrival to angiography times) have not been widely discussed. Our objective was to evaluate the time interval from arrival to initiation of emergent percutaneous procedures in severely injured patients...
  59. pmc Clinical manifestations of tension pneumothorax: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Derek J Roberts
    Department of Surgery, University of Calgary and the Foothills Medical Centre, 1403 29th Street NW, T2N 2T9, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Syst Rev 3:3. 2014
    ..Thus, the primary objective of this study is to systematically describe and contrast the clinical manifestations of tension pneumothorax among patients receiving positive pressure ventilation versus those who are breathing unassisted...
  60. ncbi request reprint Intraperitoneal gas insufflation will be required for laparoscopic visualization in space: a comparison of laparoscopic techniques in weightlessness
    Andrew W Kirkpatrick
    Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, Regional Trauma Services, Foothills Medical Centre, 1403 29 St NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 2T9, Canada
    J Am Coll Surg 209:233-41. 2009
    ....
  61. doi request reprint Alpine ski and snowboarding traumatic injuries: incidence, injury patterns, and risk factors for 10 years
    Paul B McBeth
    Department of Surgery, Foothills Medical Centre, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Am J Surg 197:560-3; discussion 563-4. 2009
    ..Every year participation in these activities results in traumatic injury. The purpose of this study was to identify the incidence and injury patterns, as well as risk factors associated with ski and snowboarding injuries...
  62. pmc The secondary abdominal compartment syndrome: not just another post-traumatic complication
    Chad G Ball
    Department of Trauma, Surgery and Critical Care, Grady Memorial Hospital, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Can J Surg 51:399-405. 2008
    ..Because many disease processes resulting in critical illness require aggressive fluid resuscitation as a primary therapy, it is likely that secondary ACS is much more common than previously believed. Further study is needed...
  63. pmc Peri-operative blood transfusion and operative time are quality indicators for pancreatoduodenectomy
    Chad G Ball
    Departments of Surgery, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, USA
    HPB (Oxford) 12:465-71. 2010
    ..The aim of the present study was to compare peri-operative RBC transfusion and operative time with 30-day morbidity/mortality after pancreatoduodenectomy...
  64. doi request reprint Intraabdominal hypertension and the abdominal compartment syndrome in burn patients
    Andrew W Kirkpatrick
    Regional Trauma Services, Foothills Hospital, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
    World J Surg 33:1142-9. 2009
    ..Whether novel resuscitation strategies can avoid or minimize IAH/ACS is unproven at present and requires further study. Truly understanding postburn ACS may require further insights into the basic mechanisms of injury and resuscitation...
  65. pmc Acute resuscitation of the unstable adult trauma patient: bedside diagnosis and therapy
    Andrew W Kirkpatrick
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, Foothills Hospital, Calgary, AB, Canada
    Can J Surg 51:57-69. 2008
    ..The greatest future challenge in trauma care, though, will be the provision of basic organized resuscitative care to the global community...
  66. ncbi request reprint The secondary abdominal compartment syndrome: iatrogenic or unavoidable?
    Andrew W Kirkpatrick
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, School of Medicine, Foothills Hospital, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Am Coll Surg 202:668-79. 2006
  67. doi request reprint Predicting in-hospital mortality in patients undergoing complex gastrointestinal surgery: determining the optimal risk adjustment method
    Jan Grendar
    Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Arch Surg 147:126-35. 2012
    ....
  68. ncbi request reprint The hand-held ultrasound examination for penetrating abdominal trauma
    Andrew W Kirkpatrick
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, Foothills Medical Center, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Am J Surg 187:660-5. 2004
    ..An evaluation of hand-held ultrasonography (US) in the assessment of penetrating torso trauma has not yet been reported...
  69. doi request reprint User's perceptions of remote trauma telesonography
    Azzam Al-Kadi
    Regional Trauma Services, Foothills Medical Centre, 1403 29 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta T2 N 2T9, Canada
    J Telemed Telecare 15:251-4. 2009
    ..We believe that as further experience is obtained, tele-ultrasound will prove to be an important aid to the care of remotely injured and ill patients...
  70. doi request reprint Long-term mortality outcome of victims of major trauma
    Kevin B Laupland
    Department of Medicine, University of Calgary and Calgary Health Region, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Injury 41:69-72. 2010
    ..Although trauma is associated with major acute morbidity and mortality, its long-term outcome is less well defined. We sought to define the rate of readmission to hospital and long-term mortality of victims of major trauma...
  71. doi request reprint A caveat to the performance of pericardial ultrasound in patients with penetrating cardiac wounds
    Chad G Ball
    Department of Surgery, Grady Memorial Hospital, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, USA
    J Trauma 67:1123-4. 2009
    ..A series of patients with false-negative pericardial ultrasound examinations, who were subsequently diagnosed with cardiac lacerations after presenting with stab wounds, are described...
  72. doi request reprint Help is in your pocket: the potential accuracy of smartphone- and laptop-based remotely guided resuscitative telesonography
    Paul McBeth
    1 Regional Trauma Services, Foothills Medical Centre, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Telemed J E Health 19:924-30. 2013
    ..We sought to use information technology advances to remotely guide US-naive examiners (UNEs) using a portable battery-powered tele-US system mentored using either a smartphone or laptop computer...
  73. doi request reprint Bioprosthetic mesh use for the problematic thoracoabdominal wall: outcomes in relation to contamination and infection
    Jean Francois Ouellet
    Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Am J Surg 203:594-7. 2012
    ..Limited controlled data exist regarding the role of bioprosthetic meshes for hernia repair. Often the only option available in contaminated cases, their high cost calls for an evaluation of their utility and indications for use...
  74. doi request reprint Simple, almost anywhere, with almost anyone: remote low-cost telementored resuscitative lung ultrasound
    Paul B McBeth
    Department of Surgery, Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Trauma 71:1528-35. 2011
    ..We thus assessed how economically and practically this information could be obtained remotely over a cellular network...
  75. doi request reprint A decade's experience with balloon catheter tamponade for the emergency control of hemorrhage
    Chad G Ball
    Department of Surgery, Emory University, Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, USA
    J Trauma 70:330-3. 2011
    ..Published literature is limited to small case series. The primary goal was to review a recent experience with balloon catheter use for emergency tamponade in a civilian trauma population...
  76. ncbi request reprint Renal allograft compartment syndrome: an underappreciated postoperative complication
    Chad G Ball
    Department of Surgery, Foothills Medical Centre, 1403 29 St N W, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 2T9
    Am J Surg 191:619-24. 2006
    ..Renal allograft compartment syndrome (RACS) is early graft dysfunction secondary to retroperitoneal hypertension and resultant ischemia. Our purpose was to identify the incidence, therapies and outcomes of patients with RACS...
  77. ncbi request reprint Tertiary abdominal compartment syndrome in the burn injured patient
    Chad G Ball
    Department of Surgery, Foothills Medical Center, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Trauma 61:1271-3. 2006
  78. ncbi request reprint Hepatic vein injury during laparoscopic cholecystectomy: the unappreciated proximity of the middle hepatic vein to the gallbladder bed
    Chad G Ball
    Department of Surgery, Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Gastrointest Surg 10:1151-5. 2006
    ..These patients are at increased risk for intraoperative bleeding. Furthermore, contracted gallbladders with evidence of chronic disease may be at increased risk for significant hemorrhage...
  79. doi request reprint Airway management for victims of penetrating trauma: analysis of 50,000 cases
    Ravi R Rajani
    Department of Surgery, 69 Jesse Hill Jr Dr, Suite 302, Emory University School of Medicine, Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Am J Surg 198:863-7. 2009
    ..Current recommendations for victims of penetrating trauma include prompt transportation to a trauma center. It remains unclear whether field intubation allows for improvements in mortality rate...
  80. ncbi request reprint To close or not to close, that is one of the questions? Perceptions of Trauma Association of Canada surgical members on the management of the open abdomen
    Shahzeer Karmali
    Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Trauma 60:287-93. 2006
    ..We sought to evaluate clinical equipoise by surveying Canadian surgeons regarding the use of temporary abdominal closure strategies in damage control and emergency situations...
  81. doi request reprint Combined splenectomy and nephrectomy for trauma: morbidity, mortality, and outcomes over 30 years
    Chad G Ball
    Departments of Surgery, Emory School of Medicine, Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Trauma 68:519-21. 2010
    ..The goals were to (1) identify the incidence of early morbidity and mortality among these patients and (2) compare these outcomes with those from the era preceding damage control and abdominal compartment syndrome therapies...
  82. doi request reprint Clinical framework to guide operative decision making in disconnected left pancreatic remnant (DLPR) following acute or chronic pancreatitis
    Kariuki P Murage
    Departments of Surgery and Radiology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA
    Surgery 148:847-56; discussion 856-7. 2010
    ..Optimal operative treatment, either distal pancreatectomy (DP) or internal drainage (ID), remains unknown. This paper critically evaluates our operative experience in patients with DLPR...
  83. doi request reprint Robotic distal pancreatectomy: cost effective?
    Joshua A Waters
    Department of Surgery, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    Surgery 148:814-23. 2010
    ..This study compares the costs and the outcomes of open, laparoscopic, and robotic distal pancreatectomies. We hypothesized that robotic distal pancreatectomy is cost-effective...
  84. ncbi request reprint Does the type of pancreaticojejunostomy after Whipple alter the leak rate?
    Chad G Ball
    Department of Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, 545 Barnhill Drive, Indianapolis 46202, USA
    Adv Surg 44:131-48. 2010
    ..The truth remains that an individual surgeon's mastery of a specific anastomotic technique, in conjunction with a large personal experience, is likely to be the best predictor of a low pancreas leak rate following pancreatoduodenectomy...
  85. pmc Ten years of major equestrian injury: are we addressing functional outcomes?
    Jill E Ball
    The Trauma Program, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
    J Trauma Manag Outcomes 3:2. 2009
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  86. pmc Clinical review: Intra-abdominal hypertension: does it influence the physiology of prone ventilation?
    Andrew W Kirkpatrick
    Regional Trauma Services, Foothills Medical Centre, 1403 29 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Crit Care 14:232. 2010
    ..Theories relating inter-relations between prone positioning and the abdominal condition are presented to aid in designing these studies...
  87. ncbi request reprint Alternatives to formal abdominal decompression
    Jean Francois Ouellet
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, Foothills Medical Centre, 1403 29 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Am Surg 77:S51-7. 2011
    ..In general, these therapies are most applicable for patients with secondary rather than primary IAH leading to ACS...
  88. pmc 'Progression towards the minimum': the importance of standardizing the priming volume during the indirect measurement of intra-abdominal pressures
    Chad G Ball
    Department of Surgery, Foothills Medical Center, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Crit Care 10:153. 2006
    ..The utility and benefit of using continuous IBP monitoring is discussed. These data require confirmation in other patient subgroups with younger ages, altered body mass indices and varied diagnoses...
  89. ncbi request reprint Vasopressin in hemorrhagic shock: review article
    Ravi R Rajani
    Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Grady Memorial Hospital, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, USA
    Am Surg 75:1207-12. 2009
    ..Definite recommendations regarding indications for use, recommended dose, and long-term outcome in patients with hemorrhagic shock await a much needed prospective, randomized, controlled trial...
  90. ncbi request reprint Equestrian injuries: incidence, injury patterns, and risk factors for 10 years of major traumatic injuries
    Chad G Ball
    Department of Surgery, Foothills Medical Centre, 10th Floor, North Tower, 403 29th St NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 2T9
    Am J Surg 193:636-40. 2007
    ..Horseback riding is more dangerous than motorcycle riding, skiing, football, and rugby. The purpose of this study was to identify the incidence and injury patterns, as well as risk factors associated with severe equestrian trauma...
  91. pmc Successful damage control of complex vascular and urological gunshot injuries
    Chad G Ball
    Department of Surgery, Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alta
    Can J Surg 49:437-8. 2006
  92. ncbi request reprint Extraterrestrial hemorrhage control: terrestrial developments in technique, technology, and philosophy with applicability to traumatic hemorrhage control in long-duration spaceflight
    Andrew W Kirkpatrick
    Departments of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, and Calgary Brain Institute, Foothills Medical Centre, 1403 29th Street NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 2T9, Canada
    J Am Coll Surg 200:64-76. 2005
  93. ncbi request reprint Blunt cardiac rupture: isolated and asymptomatic
    Chad G Ball
    Foothills Hospital, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Trauma 58:1075-7. 2005
  94. ncbi request reprint Tension pneumothorax secondary to colonic perforation during diagnostic colonoscopy: report of a case
    Chad G Ball
    Department of Surgery, Foothills Medical Centre, Room EG23, 1403 29 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 2T9, Canada
    Surg Today 36:478-80. 2006
    ..Both of these conditions should be considered in the event of acute respiratory failure in the endoscopy suite...
  95. doi request reprint The use of a gamma probe and radioactive technetium to identify obscure gastrointestinal bleeding
    Indraneel Datta
    Department of Surgery, Foothills Medical Centre, 3330 Hospital Dr NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N4N1
    Am J Surg 196:e53-5. 2008
    ..This approach involves minimal risk and provides the surgeon with an improved ability to localize bleeding, as well as potentially minimize the extent of bowel resection...
  96. ncbi request reprint An intraluminal lesion in the mid-common bile duct and right hepatic duct causing right portal vein obstruction
    Chad G Ball
    Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, Tom Baker Cancer Center, 3604 13th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2T 3R1
    J Hepatol 41:1060. 2004
  97. ncbi request reprint Cardiac health for astronauts: coronary calcification scores and CRP as criteria for selection and retention
    Douglas R Hamilton
    Wyle Laboratories, Houston, TX 77058, USA
    Aviat Space Environ Med 77:377-87. 2006
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