Andrew W Kirkpatrick

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The evolution of a purpose designed hybrid trauma operating room from the trauma service perspective: The RAPTOR (resuscitation with angiography percutaneous treatments and operative resuscitations)
    Andrew W Kirkpatrick
    Department of Surgery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Department of Regional Trauma Services, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Department of Foothills Medical Centre and the University of Calgary Calgary, Alberta, Canada Alberta Health Services, Alberta, Canada Electronic address
    Injury 45:1413-21. 2014
  2. pmc The sonographic diagnosis of pneumothorax
    Jean Francois Ouellet
    Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, Foothills Medical Centre, 1403, 29 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 2T9
    J Emerg Trauma Shock 4:504-7. 2011
  3. pmc Correct the Coagulopathy and Scoop It Out: Complete Reversal of Anuric Renal Failure through the Operative Decompression of Extraperitoneal Hematoma-Induced Abdominal Compartment Syndrome
    Paul B McBeth
    Department of Surgery, Foothills Medical Centre, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 2T9
    Case Report Med 2012:946103. 2012
  4. pmc Potential Use of Remote Telesonography as a Transformational Technology in Underresourced and/or Remote Settings
    Linping Pian
    Department of Ultrasound, The First Affiliation Hospital, Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Zhengzhou, Henan 450000, China
    Emerg Med Int 2013:986160. 2013
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. pmc Clinical review: Canadian National Advisory Committee on Blood and Blood Products--Massive transfusion consensus conference 2011: report of the panel
    Walter H Dzik
    Blood Transfusion Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Crit Care 15:242. 2011
  8. pmc Intra-abdominal pressure, intra-abdominal hypertension, and pregnancy: a review
    Rosaleen Chun
    Department of Anesthesia, Foothills Medical Centre, University of Calgary, 1403 29th St, NW, Calgary, T2N 2T9, Canada
    Ann Intensive Care 2:S5. 2012
  9. 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
  10. 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

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  1. ncbi request reprint The evolution of a purpose designed hybrid trauma operating room from the trauma service perspective: The RAPTOR (resuscitation with angiography percutaneous treatments and operative resuscitations)
    Andrew W Kirkpatrick
    Department of Surgery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Department of Regional Trauma Services, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Department of Foothills Medical Centre and the University of Calgary Calgary, Alberta, Canada Alberta Health Services, Alberta, Canada Electronic address
    Injury 45:1413-21. 2014
    ....
  2. pmc The sonographic diagnosis of pneumothorax
    Jean Francois Ouellet
    Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, Foothills Medical Centre, 1403, 29 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 2T9
    J Emerg Trauma Shock 4:504-7. 2011
    ..Ultrasound is a modality now available to all physicians and can help in making rapid decisions, particularly with critically ill patients. This article reviews the basis of the use of sonography for the diagnosis of pneumothorax...
  3. pmc Correct the Coagulopathy and Scoop It Out: Complete Reversal of Anuric Renal Failure through the Operative Decompression of Extraperitoneal Hematoma-Induced Abdominal Compartment Syndrome
    Paul B McBeth
    Department of Surgery, Foothills Medical Centre, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 2T9
    Case Report Med 2012:946103. 2012
    ..Intervention with decompressive laparotomy and evacuation of clot resulted in return to normal physiologic function...
  4. pmc Potential Use of Remote Telesonography as a Transformational Technology in Underresourced and/or Remote Settings
    Linping Pian
    Department of Ultrasound, The First Affiliation Hospital, Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Zhengzhou, Henan 450000, China
    Emerg Med Int 2013:986160. 2013
    ..This paper summarizes the current literature surrounding the development of teleultrasound as a transformational technology and its application to underresourced settings...
  5. 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
    ....
  6. 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...
  7. pmc Clinical review: Canadian National Advisory Committee on Blood and Blood Products--Massive transfusion consensus conference 2011: report of the panel
    Walter H Dzik
    Blood Transfusion Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Crit Care 15:242. 2011
    ..The present report is intended to provide guidance to practitioners, hospitals, and policy-makers...
  8. pmc Intra-abdominal pressure, intra-abdominal hypertension, and pregnancy: a review
    Rosaleen Chun
    Department of Anesthesia, Foothills Medical Centre, University of Calgary, 1403 29th St, NW, Calgary, T2N 2T9, Canada
    Ann Intensive Care 2:S5. 2012
    ..Finally, current IAP measurement guidelines are questioned, as they do not take into account the gravid uterus and its mechanical impact on intra-vesicular pressure...
  9. 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)...
  10. 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...
  11. pmc How to set up a low cost tele-ultrasound capable videoconferencing system with wide applicability
    Innes Crawford
    Department of Surgery, Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta, AB T2N 2T9, Canada
    Crit Ultrasound J 4:13. 2012
    ..abstract:..
  12. 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:..
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. ncbi request reprint The clinical and technical evaluation of a remote telementored telesonography system during the acute resuscitation and transfer of the injured patient
    Dianne Dyer
    Department of Regional Trauma Services, Calgary Heath Region and Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Trauma 65:1209-16. 2008
    ..We hypothesized that such TS might benefit remote terrestrial caregivers. We thus explored using real-time US and video communication between a remote (Banff) and central (Calgary) site during acute trauma resuscitations...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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
    ....
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. pmc Prospective evaluation of hand-held focused abdominal sonography for trauma (FAST) in blunt abdominal trauma
    Andrew W Kirkpatrick
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta
    Can J Surg 48:453-60. 2005
    ..Although hand-held US equipment is now commercially available and may expand the availability and speed of US in assessing the trauma patient, it has not been subjected to controlled evaluation in early trauma care...
  23. ncbi request reprint Distribution and determinants of critical illness among status Aboriginal Canadians. A population-based assessment
    Kevin B Laupland
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, Calgary Health Region, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2L 2K8
    J Crit Care 21:243-7. 2006
    ..The aim of the study is to determine the incidence, demographic risk factors, and outcomes of critical illness among all adult status Aboriginal Canadians (SACs) admitted to intensive care units (ICUs)...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. ncbi request reprint Thoracic sonography for pneumothorax: the clinical evaluation of an operational space medicine spin-off
    Andrew W Kirkpatrick
    Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Andrew
    Acta Astronaut 56:831-8. 2005
    ..Applied thoracic US is an example of a clinically useful space medicine spin-off that is improving health care on earth...
  29. 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...
  30. pmc The "weekend warrior": fact or fiction for major trauma?
    Derek J Roberts
    The Departments of Surgery, Community Health Sciences, and Critical Care Medicine, University of Calgary and the Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alta
    Can J Surg 57:E62-8. 2014
    ..We sought to identify the incidence and injury patterns of major trauma from recreational sporting activities on weekends versus weekdays...
  31. 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...
  32. pmc Occurrence and adverse effect on outcome of hyperlactatemia in the critically ill
    Houman Khosravani
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta T2N 2T9, Canada
    Crit Care 13:R90. 2009
    ..We sought to determine the occurrence and relation of hyperlactatemia with ICU mortality in all patients admitted to four ICUs in a large regional critical care system...
  33. ncbi request reprint Renal arterial resistive index response to intraabdominal hypertension in a porcine model
    Andrew W Kirkpatrick
    Department of Surgery, Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Crit Care Med 35:207-13. 2007
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Trauma sonography for use in microgravity
    Andrew W Kirkpatrick
    Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Aviat Space Environ Med 78:A38-42. 2007
    ..Phase IV studies have begun to address crew training issues, onboard imaging protocols, and data transfer procedures necessary to offer the modified TS technique for space use...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. 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...
  40. doi request reprint Just-in-time cost-effective off-the-shelf remote telementoring of paramedical personnel in bedside lung sonography-a technical case study
    Nancy Biegler
    Regional Trauma Services, Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Telemed J E Health 18:807-9. 2012
    ..We used the examination of the pleural spaces after tube thoracostomy (TT) removal by a nurse with no prior ultrasound experience as an illustrative but highly accurate example of the technique using a simple cost-effective system...
  41. 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)...
  42. 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...
  43. 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...
  44. 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...
  45. 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...
  46. pmc Prevention of delirium in trauma patients: are we giving thiamine prophylaxis a fair chance?
    Christopher Blackmore
    The Regional Trauma Services and the Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alta
    Can J Surg 57:78-81. 2014
    ..It is prevented with administration of thiamine. Our primary goal was to evaluate current blood alcohol level (BAL) testing and thiamine prophylaxis in severely injured patients...
  47. pmc Epidemiology of severe trauma among status Aboriginal Canadians: a population-based study
    Shahzeer Karmali
    Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alta
    CMAJ 172:1007-11. 2005
    ....
  48. 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
  49. pmc Population-based study of severe trauma due to electrocution in the Calgary Health Region, 1996-2002
    Kevin B Laupland
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Calgary and the Calgary Health Region, Calgary, Alberta
    Can J Surg 48:289-92. 2005
    ..We therefore studied an active population of adult victims of severe electrical trauma in a large area of Canada (the Calgary Health Region [CHR])...
  50. 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...
  51. 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...
  52. 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
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint Hospital mortality among adults admitted to and discharged from intensive care on weekends and evenings
    Kevin B Laupland
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Calgary and Calgary Health Region, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Crit Care 23:317-24. 2008
    ..Patient care may be inconsistent during off hours. We sought to determine whether adults admitted to or discharged from intensive care units (ICUs) on evenings and weekends have increased mortality rates...
  54. ncbi request reprint Manual suturing quality at acceleration levels equivalent to spaceflight and a lunar base
    Andrew W Kirkpatrick
    Regional Trauma Services, Calgary Health Region, Calgary, Alberta, Canada USA
    Aviat Space Environ Med 79:1065-6. 2008
    ..While there has been some prior study of manual suturing in microgravity (0 G), there has been no study of manual suturing in reduced gravity consistent with that of the Moon...
  55. 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
  56. pmc Intensive care unit-acquired urinary tract infections in a regional critical care system
    Kevin B Laupland
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, Center for Anti microbial Resistance, Calgary Health Region, Calgary Laboratory Services, and University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Crit Care 9:R60-5. 2005
    ..The objectives of this study were to describe the occurrence, microbiology, and risk factors for acquiring UTIs in the ICU and to determine whether these infections independently increase mortality...
  57. 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...
  58. 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...
  59. ncbi request reprint Spill your guts! Perceptions of Trauma Association of Canada member surgeons regarding the open abdomen and the abdominal compartment syndrome
    Andrew W Kirkpatrick
    Department of Medicine, Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Trauma 60:279-86. 2006
    ..To survey surgeon opinion regarding the management of the open abdomen (OA) and abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) to assess current practice and direct future prospective clinical studies...
  60. ncbi 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...
  61. 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...
  62. doi request reprint Management of incidental findings in the trauma patient: is the trauma team a primary care provider as well?
    Nancy Biegler
    Regional Trauma Services, Alberta Health Services, Calgary Region, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Trauma Nurs 19:23-32. 2012
    ..The goals were to (1) characterize the frequency and nature of IFs and (2) explore their management by a trauma nurse practitioner...
  63. ncbi request reprint Effect of patient positioning on intra-abdominal pressure monitoring
    Paul B McBeth
    Faculty of Medicine, Foothills Medical Center, Foothills Hospital, University of Calgary, 1403 29th Street N W, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 2T9
    Am J Surg 193:644-7; discussion 647. 2007
    ..This study evaluated the relationship between intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) and head-of-bed (HOB) positioning in critically ill intubated patients...
  64. ncbi request reprint Long-term mortality outcome associated with prolonged admission to the ICU
    Kevin B Laupland
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Calgary and Calgary Health Region, Calgary, AB, Canada
    Chest 129:954-9. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to describe the occurrence and factors predictive of prolonged ICU stay at admission, and to define the long-term (>/= 1 year) mortality outcome...
  65. 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...
  66. ncbi request reprint Characteristics and conviction rates of injured alcohol-impaired drivers admitted to a tertiary care Canadian Trauma Centre
    Michelle E Goecke
    Departments of Surgery, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Clin Invest Med 30:26-32. 2007
    ..Despite greater societal attention, medical admission after MVC results in avoidance of legal consequences. We sought to determine characteristics of, and consequences to, injured alcohol-impaired drivers (IAIDs)...
  67. ncbi request reprint Polyclonal intravenous immunoglobulin for the treatment of severe sepsis and septic shock in critically ill adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Kevin B Laupland
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
    Crit Care Med 35:2686-92. 2007
    ..To systematically review the literature to assess whether adjunctive therapy with polyclonal intravenous immunoglobulin (ivIg) reduces mortality among critically ill adults with severe sepsis and septic shock...
  68. doi request reprint Diagnostic accuracy of computed tomographic angiography for blunt cerebrovascular injury detection in trauma patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Derek J Roberts
    Department of Surgery, University of Calgary and the Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Ann Surg 257:621-32. 2013
    ..To compare the diagnostic accuracy of computed tomographic angiography (CTA) with digital subtraction angiography (DSA) for blunt cerebrovascular injury (BCVI) detection in trauma patients...
  69. 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
  70. 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...
  71. 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...
  72. ncbi request reprint Clinician-performed focused sonography for the resuscitation of trauma
    Andrew W Kirkpatrick
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, Foothills Medicine Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Crit Care Med 35:S162-72. 2007
    ..They are therefore positioned to take advantage of focused resuscitative ultrasound, which offers immediate diagnostic information in the early care of the critically injured...
  73. pmc Ultrasound confirmation of guidewire position may eliminate accidental arterial dilatation during central venous cannulation
    Lawrence M Gillman
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Calgary, 1403 29 Street NW, Calgary, T2N 2T9, Canada
    Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med 18:39. 2010
    ..Dynamic ultrasound confirmation of guidewire position within the vein prior to dilation may help to prevent and even eliminate this feared complication...
  74. ncbi 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...
  75. ncbi request reprint Trauma center volume and quality improvement programs
    Henry T Stelfox
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, Institute for Public Health, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 72:962-7. 2012
    ..This relationship is less clear in injury management. We sought to evaluate whether a relationship exists between trauma center volume and the nature of quality improvement (QI) programs...
  76. ncbi request reprint Isolation of Candida species from critically ill patients
    Kevin B Laupland
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, Calgary Health Region, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 2T5
    J Crit Care 22:250-1. 2007
  77. 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...
  78. ncbi request reprint Occurrence and outcome of fever in critically ill adults
    Kevin B Laupland
    Department of Medicine, University of Calgary and Calgary Health Region, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Crit Care Med 36:1531-5. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to describe the occurrence of fever in the critically ill and assess its effect on ICU outcome...
  79. ncbi request reprint "The higher the abdominal pressure, the less the secretion of urine": another target disease for renal ultrasonography?
    Andrew W Kirkpatrick
    Department of Surgery, Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Canada
    Crit Care Med 35:S206-7. 2007
  80. pmc Portable bedside ultrasound: the visual stethoscope of the 21st century
    Lawrence M Gillman
    Department of Surgery, University of Manitoba, Z3053 409 Tache Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2H 2A6, Canada
    Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med 20:18. 2012
    ..Using ultrasound not as a diagnostic test, but instead as a component of the physical exam, may allow it to become the stethoscope of the 21st century...
  81. 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...
  82. 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...
  83. 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...
  84. 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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  85. 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...
  86. 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
  87. ncbi request reprint The potential of handheld trauma sonography in the air medical transport of the trauma victim
    Andrew W Kirkpatrick
    Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, Foothills Medicine Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Air Med J 24:34-9. 2005
  88. 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...
  89. doi request reprint 2010 Trauma Association of Canada presidential address: why the Trauma Association of Canada should care about space medicine
    Andrew W Kirkpatrick
    Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Trauma 69:1313-22. 2010
    ..Furthermore, I believe that lessons from space medicine may offer some strategies to accomplish this goal...
  90. 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...
  91. ncbi request reprint High-grade neuroendocrine carcinoma arising in a gastric duplication cyst: a case report with literature review
    Garnet Horne
    Departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Calgary, and Calgary Laboratory Services, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Int J Surg Pathol 15:187-91. 2007
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  92. ncbi request reprint Sessile serrated polyp mimicry in patients with solitary rectal ulcer syndrome: is there evidence of preneoplastic change?
    Chad G Ball
    Department of Surgery, Foothills Medical Center, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 129:1037-40. 2005
    ..The SSPs are epithelial proliferative lesions that appear to act as a unique pathway to colorectal carcinogenesis. No association between SRUS and SSPs has been previously reported...
  93. doi request reprint Access to trauma systems in Canada
    Syed Morad Hameed
    Research Committee of the Trauma Association of Canada, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Trauma 69:1350-61; discussion 1361. 2010
    ..We sought to describe the current status of trauma systems in Canada and Canadians' access to acute, multidisciplinary trauma care...