- Practice patterns and outcomes of retrievable vena cava filters in trauma patients: an AAST multicenter study
Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA
J Trauma 62:17-24; discussion 24-5. 2007
..The purpose of this study is to describe practice patterns and outcomes of posttraumatic retrievable inferior vena caval filters (R-IVCF)...
- Residual hemothorax after chest tube placement correlates with increased risk of empyema following traumatic injury
Department of Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 98664, USA
Can Respir J 15:255-8. 2008
..Residual fluid has also been cited as a risk factor for empyema, although the imaging technique to identify this varies...
- Treatment of acute thoracic aortic injury with commercially available abdominal aortic stent-grafts
Eric K Hoffer
Department of Radiology, Section of Interventional Angiography, Harborview Medical Center, 325 9th Avenue, Box 359728, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA
J Vasc Interv Radiol 13:1037-41. 2002
..All patients had follow-up computed tomography (CT) without evidence of endoleak and were doing well with respect to their chest trauma after 5-9 months of follow-up...
- Out-of-hospital hypertonic resuscitation after traumatic hypovolemic shock: a randomized, placebo controlled trial
Eileen M Bulger
Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Ann Surg 253:431-41. 2011
..To determine whether out-of-hospital administration of hypertonic fluids would improve survival after severe injury with hemorrhagic shock...
- Traumatic thoracic aortic pseudocoarctation treated with an endograft
Division of Thoracic Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, Washington, USA
J Trauma 62:1036-8. 2007
- Management of traumatic rupture of the thoracic aorta in pediatric patients
Division of Cardiothoracic Trauma, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA
Ann Thorac Surg 75:1513-7. 2003
..Management of TRA in general has evolved to include selective nonoperative and endovascular stent graft approaches, although operative repair remains the standard...
- Urgent and emergent thoracotomy for penetrating chest trauma
Department of Surgery, Box 359796, 325 Ninth Avenue, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
J Trauma 56:664-8; discussion 668-9. 2004
..Although the major factor in outcome is presenting physiology, the site of the TCY may influence survival, with the operating room offering a superior environment to the emergency room...
- Repair of blunt thoracic outlet arterial injuries: an evolution from open to endovascular approach
Department of Vascular Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
J Trauma 71:E114-21. 2011
..Exposure of these arteries is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. An endovascular approach is a less invasive alternative approach for these technically challenging injuries...
- Management of pulmonary embolism with rheolytic thrombectomy
Southwest Washington Medical Center, Vancouver, WA, USA
Can Respir J 18:e52-8. 2011
- Endovascular stent grafts and aortic rupture: a case series
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, 325 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
J Trauma 55:805-10. 2003
..Endovascular stent grafts (EVSGs) offer an alternative in the management of traumatic rupture of the aorta, particularly in patients who are at prohibitive operative risk...
- Blunt chest trauma
Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
Curr Probl Surg 41:211-380. 2004
- Endovascular repair compared with operative repair of traumatic rupture of the thoracic aorta: a nonsystematic review and a plea for trauma-specific reporting guidelines
Heart and Vascular Center and Section of Trauma, Southwest Washington Medical Center, Vancouver, Washington 98664, USA
J Trauma 71:1059-72. 2011
..The lack of guidelines for reporting results and the paucity of patient follow-up make interpretation of the literature difficult...
- Simultaneous endovascular repair of traumatic rupture of the right subclavian artery and thoracic aorta
The Heart and Vascular Center, Southwest Washington Medical Center, Vancouver, Washington 98664, USA
Ann Thorac Surg 91:281-3. 2011
..Due to the patient's hypovolemic shock, kissing stents in the brachiocephalic artery were undersized, requiring repeat intervention with coils and cement. The technical and judgment aspects of this case are reviewed...
- Hemostasis and sealing of air leaks in the lung using high-intensity focused ultrasound
Department of Bioengineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
J Trauma 62:1390-5. 2007
..High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) has been demonstrated as a useful method for hemostasis in experimental solid organ injuries. We wished to investigate whether this could be applied to lung injuries...
- Pericarditis after trauma resulting in delayed cardiac tamponade
Department of Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA
Ann Thorac Surg 74:239-41. 2002
..These cases illustrate the importance of clinical suspicion and aggressive management in the diagnosis and management of such patients...
- Delayed diagnosis and management of an "occult" stab wound to the heart
Robert A DuBose
Division of Thoracic Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, USA
Am Surg 71:879-81. 2005
..Electrocardiographic changes and elevation of serial troponin I levels suggested the diagnosis, which was confirmed by thoracoscopy. Repair was facilitated by use of adenosine cardiac standstill...
- Surgical management of acute necrotizing lung infections
Beth Ann Reimel
Department of Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, USA
Can Respir J 13:369-73. 2006
..Ventilated patients have a worse prognosis but can still be candidates for resection. Patients who are hemodynamically unstable appear to have better outcomes if they can be stabilized before resection...
- Traumatic rupture of the innominate artery
Department of Surgery, Section of Thoracic Vascular Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98104 2499, USA
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 23:782-7. 2003
..Blunt traumatic rupture of the innominate artery is uncommon. We reviewed our experience to correlate the impact of patient stability, presence of associated injuries and location of the injury within the artery with outcome...
- Endovascular stent grafts for acute blunt aortic injury
M B Dunham
Departments of Surgery and Critical Care at the Calgary Health Region, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, USA
J Trauma 56:1173-8. 2004
..CONCLUSION: Repair of BAI with EVSG can be performed safely in patients with BAI. Mortality, morbidity, and especially paraplegia are reduced. Further long-term studies are required to support the routine use of EVSG technology for BAI...
- Hemothorax complicating bronchial artery aneurysm
Department of Surgery, Harborview Medical Centre, 325 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
Can Respir J 12:279-81. 2005
..Bronchial aneurysms can be managed by interventional techniques, although the choice of approach depends upon the clinical and anatomical settings...
- Out-of-hospital hypertonic resuscitation following severe traumatic brain injury: a randomized controlled trial
Eileen M Bulger
Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
JAMA 304:1455-64. 2010
..Hypertonic fluids restore cerebral perfusion with reduced cerebral edema and modulate inflammatory response to reduce subsequent neuronal injury and thus have potential benefit in resuscitation of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI)...
- The effect of changing presentation and management on the outcome of blunt rupture of the thoracic aorta
Division of Vascular Surgery, Harborview Medical Center and the University of Washington, Seattle, Wash 98104, USA
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 131:594-600. 2006
- Simultaneous presentation of coarctation of the thoracic aorta and aneurysm of the superior mesenteric artery
From the Heart and Vascular Institute, Southwest Washington Medical Center, Vancouver, WA, USA
Innovations (Phila) 4:113-6. 2009
..The former was managed by open surgical repair, the latter by stent-graft. This case illustrates the need for facility with both percutaneous and open approaches to diseases of the aorta and its branches...
- Airway stenting for malignant and benign tracheobronchial stenosis
Douglas E Wood
Section of General Thoracic Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 6310, USA
Ann Thorac Surg 76:167-72; discussion 173-4. 2003
..This report provides the details of the indications, techniques, and results of airway stenting in our practice...
- Diagnosis and treatment of blunt thoracic aortic injuries: changing perspectives
AAST Multi institutional Thoracic Aortic Injury Study Group, Los Angeles, California, USA
J Trauma 64:1415-8; discussion 1418-9. 2008
..The present study compares clinical practices and results between an earlier prospective multicenter study by the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma completed in 1997 (AAST1) and a new similar study completed in 2007 (AAST2)...
- Operative repair or endovascular stent graft in blunt traumatic thoracic aortic injuries: results of an American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Multicenter Study
J Trauma 64:561-70; discussion 570-1. 2008
- Descending thoracic aortic dissections
Division of Thoracic Surgery, Heart and Vascular Institute, Southwest Washington Medical Center, P O Box 1600 Vancouver, WA 98668, USA
Surg Clin North Am 87:1047-86, viii-ix. 2007
- When pulmonary embolism treatment isn't working
Chest 129:839-40. 2006