Robert D Becher

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Publications

  1. doi Locally derived versus guideline-based approach to treatment of hospital-acquired pneumonia in the trauma intensive care unit
    Robert D Becher
    Acute Care Surgery Service, Department of General Surgery, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 13:352-9. 2012
  2. ncbi Computerized tomography in the workup of pediatric appendicitis: why are children scanned?
    Mitchell R Ladd
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Section on Pediatric Surgery, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Am Surg 78:716-21. 2012
  3. ncbi Comparing the cost and outcomes of laparoscopic versus open appendectomy for perforated appendicitis in children
    Leslie B Groves
    Department of Surgery, Section of Pediatric Surgery, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Am Surg 79:861-4. 2013
  4. ncbi Does Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II provide a valid metric to directly compare disease severity in trauma versus surgical intensive care unit patients?
    Robert D Becher
    Acute Care Surgery Service, Department of General Surgery, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Am Surg 78:1261-9. 2012
  5. ncbi Delays in treatment of pediatric appendicitis: a more accurate variable for measuring pediatric healthcare inequalities?
    Mitchell R Ladd
    Section of Pediatric Surgery, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Am Surg 79:875-81. 2013
  6. doi An innovative approach to predict the development of adult respiratory distress syndrome in patients with blunt trauma
    Robert D Becher
    Department of Surgery, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 73:1229-35. 2012
  7. ncbi Systemic inflammation worsens outcomes in emergency surgical patients
    Robert D Becher
    Acute Care Surgery Service, Department of General Surgery, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 72:1140-9. 2012
  8. ncbi Creation and implementation of an emergency general surgery registry modeled after the National Trauma Data Bank
    Robert D Becher
    Acute Care Surgery Service, Department of General Surgery, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Blvd, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 214:156-63. 2012
  9. doi Multidrug-resistant pathogens and pneumonia: comparing the trauma and surgical intensive care units
    Robert D Becher
    Acute Care Surgery Service, Department of General Surgery, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 12:267-72. 2011
  10. ncbi A critical assessment of outcomes in emergency versus nonemergency general surgery using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database
    Robert D Becher
    Acute Care Surgery Service, Department of General Surgery, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Am Surg 77:951-9. 2011

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Publications12

  1. doi Locally derived versus guideline-based approach to treatment of hospital-acquired pneumonia in the trauma intensive care unit
    Robert D Becher
    Acute Care Surgery Service, Department of General Surgery, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 13:352-9. 2012
    ..Our hypothesis was that an empiric algorithm supported by our locally-driven analysis would predict more accurate coverage than one defined strictly by an unmodified guideline-driven approach...
  2. ncbi Computerized tomography in the workup of pediatric appendicitis: why are children scanned?
    Mitchell R Ladd
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Section on Pediatric Surgery, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Am Surg 78:716-21. 2012
    ..0001). This model is the first to define variables that significantly predict CT utilization in the pediatric population. Continued investigation will be necessary to develop effective algorithms for judicious use of CT for suspected AA...
  3. ncbi Comparing the cost and outcomes of laparoscopic versus open appendectomy for perforated appendicitis in children
    Leslie B Groves
    Department of Surgery, Section of Pediatric Surgery, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Am Surg 79:861-4. 2013
    ..In children with PA, LA had fewer surgical site infections and shorter lengths of hospital stay compared with OA without an increase in inpatient costs...
  4. ncbi Does Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II provide a valid metric to directly compare disease severity in trauma versus surgical intensive care unit patients?
    Robert D Becher
    Acute Care Surgery Service, Department of General Surgery, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Am Surg 78:1261-9. 2012
    ..Improved severity scoring systems are needed to conduct clinically relevant and methodologically valid comparisons between these unique groups...
  5. ncbi Delays in treatment of pediatric appendicitis: a more accurate variable for measuring pediatric healthcare inequalities?
    Mitchell R Ladd
    Section of Pediatric Surgery, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Am Surg 79:875-81. 2013
    ..Delays in treatment may be a more appropriate measure of healthcare inequalities in children...
  6. doi An innovative approach to predict the development of adult respiratory distress syndrome in patients with blunt trauma
    Robert D Becher
    Department of Surgery, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 73:1229-35. 2012
    ..In this study, we test the hypothesis that a novel method that objectively measures percent PC can be used to identify patients at risk to develop ARDS after injury...
  7. ncbi Systemic inflammation worsens outcomes in emergency surgical patients
    Robert D Becher
    Acute Care Surgery Service, Department of General Surgery, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 72:1140-9. 2012
    ..This study sought to determine the influence of preoperative systemic inflammation on postoperative outcome in patients requiring emergent colon surgery...
  8. ncbi Creation and implementation of an emergency general surgery registry modeled after the National Trauma Data Bank
    Robert D Becher
    Acute Care Surgery Service, Department of General Surgery, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Blvd, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 214:156-63. 2012
    ..The hypothesis was that creating standardized ICD-9-based inclusion criteria would facilitate patient identification for an EGSR and aid in its ongoing development...
  9. doi Multidrug-resistant pathogens and pneumonia: comparing the trauma and surgical intensive care units
    Robert D Becher
    Acute Care Surgery Service, Department of General Surgery, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 12:267-72. 2011
    ..Our hypothesis was that SICU patients would have a higher incidence of multi-drug-resistant (MDR) organisms causing VAP/HAP, possibly contributing to inadequate empiric antibiotic (IEA) coverage...
  10. ncbi A critical assessment of outcomes in emergency versus nonemergency general surgery using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database
    Robert D Becher
    Acute Care Surgery Service, Department of General Surgery, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Am Surg 77:951-9. 2011
    ..This data suggests that there is a need for improvement in both methods and systems of care for the emergent population...
  11. doi A novel antireflux procedure: gastroplasty with restricted antrum to control emesis (GRACE)
    Lucas P Neff
    Department of General Surgery, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 47:99-106. 2012
    ..We hypothesize that the novel gastroplasty with restricted antrum to control emesis (GRACE) would be more effective than Nissen fundoplication at reducing emetic reflux...
  12. ncbi Computerized tomography utilization in children with appendicitis-differences in referring and children's hospitals
    Lucas P Neff
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Section of Pediatric Surgery, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Am Surg 77:1061-5. 2011
    ..CH avoided CT for patients with higher Alvarado scores. Further research is needed to elucidate factors that lead healthcare providers to use CT for children with suspected AA to eliminate unnecessary CT-associated radiation exposure...