Ali Salim

Summary

Affiliation: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc A focused educational program after religious services to improve organ donation in Hispanic Americans
    Ali Salim
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Clin Transplant 26:E634-40. 2012
  2. pmc Increasing intent to donate in Hispanic American high school students: results of a prospective observational study
    A Salim
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Transplant Proc 45:13-9. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint The effect of trauma center designation on organ donor outcomes in Southern California
    Ali Salim
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Am Surg 78:535-9. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Predictors of positive angiography in pelvic fractures: a prospective study
    Ali Salim
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 207:656-62. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Does insurance status matter at a public, level I trauma center?
    Ali Salim
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Blvd, Suite 8215N, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Trauma 68:211-6. 2010
  6. pmc The combination of an online organ and tissue registry with a public education campaign can increase the number of organs available for transplantation
    Ali Salim
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Trauma 69:451-4. 2010
  7. doi request reprint What is the significance of thrombocytosis in patients with trauma?
    Ali Salim
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Trauma 66:1349-54. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Analysis of 178 penetrating stomach and small bowel injuries
    Ali Salim
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Suite 8215 North, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    World J Surg 32:471-5. 2008
  9. pmc The impact of race on organ donation rates in Southern California
    Ali Salim
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 211:596-600. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Significance of troponin elevation after severe traumatic brain injury
    Ali Salim
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Trauma 64:46-52. 2008

Detail Information

Publications122 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc A focused educational program after religious services to improve organ donation in Hispanic Americans
    Ali Salim
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Clin Transplant 26:E634-40. 2012
    ..Further work is needed to understand why intent-to-donate does not increase despite the increase in organ donation awareness...
  2. pmc Increasing intent to donate in Hispanic American high school students: results of a prospective observational study
    A Salim
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Transplant Proc 45:13-9. 2013
    ..High school students are an important target audience for organ donation education. A novel educational intervention focused on Hispanic American (HA) high school students might improve organ donation rates...
  3. ncbi request reprint The effect of trauma center designation on organ donor outcomes in Southern California
    Ali Salim
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Am Surg 78:535-9. 2012
    ..Factors responsible for improved outcomes at trauma centers should be evaluated, reproduced, and disseminated to nontrauma centers to alleviate the growing organ shortage crisis...
  4. doi request reprint Predictors of positive angiography in pelvic fractures: a prospective study
    Ali Salim
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 207:656-62. 2008
    ..We hope to identify simple risk factors that would pinpoint patients who would benefit from therapeutic AE...
  5. doi request reprint Does insurance status matter at a public, level I trauma center?
    Ali Salim
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Blvd, Suite 8215N, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Trauma 68:211-6. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether insurance status has an impact on the outcomes of trauma patients admitted to a publicly funded county level I trauma center...
  6. pmc The combination of an online organ and tissue registry with a public education campaign can increase the number of organs available for transplantation
    Ali Salim
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Trauma 69:451-4. 2010
    ..This campaign included intense public and media education. The efficacy of such a campaign on donor demographics has not been studied...
  7. doi request reprint What is the significance of thrombocytosis in patients with trauma?
    Ali Salim
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Trauma 66:1349-54. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the incidence of, risk factors for, and sequela of posttraumatic thrombocytosis...
  8. doi request reprint Analysis of 178 penetrating stomach and small bowel injuries
    Ali Salim
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Suite 8215 North, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    World J Surg 32:471-5. 2008
    ..Risk factors for SSI include associated duodenal or colon injury. Delay to operating room, blood loss, and type and length of antibiotic prophylaxis were not associated with an increased risk of SSI...
  9. pmc The impact of race on organ donation rates in Southern California
    Ali Salim
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 211:596-600. 2010
    ..This study investigated the patterns of organ donation by race to determine if the Collaborative had an impact on donation rates among ethnic minorities...
  10. doi request reprint Significance of troponin elevation after severe traumatic brain injury
    Ali Salim
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Trauma 64:46-52. 2008
    ..Elevation of serum troponin (cTnI) after nontraumatic cerebral insult has been associated with an adverse prognosis. This association has not been well documented in traumatic brain injury (TBI)...
  11. doi request reprint In-house coordinator programs improve conversion rates for organ donation
    Ali Salim
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Trauma 71:733-6. 2011
    ..We hypothesize that the presence of in-house coordinators (IHCs) from organ procurement organizations (OPOs) will improve organ donor conversion rates...
  12. pmc Contributing factors for the willingness to donate organs in the Hispanic American population
    Ali Salim
    Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Department of Surgery, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Arch Surg 145:684-9. 2010
    ..To identify factors that contribute to intent to donate organs in Hispanic American individuals...
  13. ncbi request reprint Persistent hyperglycemia in severe traumatic brain injury: an independent predictor of outcome
    Ali Salim
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Am Surg 75:25-9. 2009
    ..91 [95% confidence interval (CI), 2.88-8.56, P < 0.0001]). PH is associated with significantly higher mortality rates in severe TBI patients...
  14. doi request reprint Positive serum ethanol level and mortality in moderate to severe traumatic brain injury
    Ali Salim
    Department of Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Arch Surg 144:865-71. 2009
    ..Ethanol exposure is associated with decreased mortality in patients with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury...
  15. doi request reprint Utilizing the media to help increase organ donation in the Hispanic American population
    Ali Salim
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Clin Transplant 25:E622-8. 2011
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  16. doi request reprint Serum ethanol levels: predictor of survival after severe traumatic brain injury
    Ali Salim
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Trauma 67:697-703. 2009
    ..Recent studies have suggested that moderate doses of ethanol (ETOH) before traumatic brain injury (TBI) may have a neuroprotective role...
  17. ncbi request reprint Intracranial pressure monitoring in severe isolated pediatric blunt head trauma
    Ali Salim
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Am Surg 74:1088-93. 2008
    ..3; 95% CI: 1.2-16.4; adjusted P value = 0.025). In conclusion, the use of ICP monitors in pediatric patients with severe isolated head injury provided no survival benefit and was associated with an increased risk of complications...
  18. doi request reprint Elevated admission systolic blood pressure after blunt trauma predicts delayed pneumonia and mortality
    Eric J Ley
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Trauma 71:1689-93. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the association between elevated admission SBP and delayed outcomes after trauma...
  19. doi request reprint Impact of plasma transfusion in massively transfused trauma patients
    Pedro G R Teixeira
    Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Trauma 66:693-7. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the optimal use of fresh-frozen plasma (FFP) in trauma. Our hypothesis was that a higher FFP: packed red blood cells (PRBC) ratio is associated with improved survival...
  20. doi request reprint Mortality impact of hypothermia after cavitary explorations in trauma
    Kenji Inaba
    Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, USC LAC Medical Center, University of Southern California, 1200 North State Street, IPT, C5L100, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    World J Surg 33:864-9. 2009
    ..We hypothesized that for trauma patients undergoing laparotomy or thoracotomy, early postoperative hypothermia is a predictor of mortality...
  21. ncbi request reprint Hemodynamically "stable" patients with peritonitis after penetrating abdominal trauma: identifying those who are bleeding
    Carlos V R Brown
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center, 1200 N State Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Arch Surg 140:767-72. 2005
    ..Despite initial presentation, hemodynamically stable patients with penetrating abdominal trauma may have significant ongoing hemorrhage and major intra-abdominal injuries requiring emergent surgical intervention...
  22. ncbi request reprint Management and hospital outcomes of blunt renal artery injuries: analysis of 517 patients from the National Trauma Data Bank
    Burapat Sangthong
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 203:612-7. 2006
    ....
  23. doi request reprint Insurance type, not race, predicts mortality after pediatric trauma
    Scott S Short
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Surg Res 184:383-7. 2013
    ..How race and insurance affect pediatric trauma requires further attention. We hypothesized that mortality after pediatric trauma is influenced by insurance type and not race...
  24. doi request reprint Emergency department blood transfusion: the first two units are free
    Eric J Ley
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Surg Res 184:546-50. 2013
    ..Although crystalloid volumes as little as 1.5 L predict increased mortality after trauma, little data is available regarding the threshold of red blood cell (RBC) transfusion volume that predicts increased mortality...
  25. ncbi request reprint Pedestrians injured by automobiles: risk factors for cervical spine injuries
    Hakan Yanar
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 205:794-9. 2007
    ..Diagnosis of cervical spine injuries (CSI) in multitrauma patients, especially in the presence of head trauma, can be difficult. Identification of risk factors associated with CSI can help avoid missed or delayed diagnosis...
  26. doi request reprint Beta-blockers in isolated blunt head injury
    Kenji Inaba
    Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 206:432-8. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of beta-blockers on patients sustaining acute traumatic brain injury. Our hypothesis was that beta-blocker exposure is associated with improved survival...
  27. doi request reprint QuikClot use in trauma for hemorrhage control: case series of 103 documented uses
    Peter Rhee
    Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    J Trauma 64:1093-9. 2008
    ..The objective of this report is to describe the initial clinical experience with QuikClot, a zeolite that works by absorbing water and concentrating coagulation factors to stop bleeding in a series of patients...
  28. doi request reprint Traumatic suicide attempts at a level I trauma center
    Pantelis Hadjizacharia
    Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Emerg Med 39:411-8. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study is to characterize traumatic suicide attempts (TSA) by age, gender, race, and mechanism of injury...
  29. doi request reprint Role of anemia in traumatic brain injury
    Ali Salim
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 207:398-406. 2008
    ..Few studies have investigated the effects of anemia in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The objective of this study was to examine the role of anemia and blood transfusion on outcomes in TBI patients...
  30. doi request reprint Gender impacts mortality after traumatic brain injury in teenagers
    Eric J Ley
    From the Division of Trauma and Critical Care E J L, S S S, D Z L, M B S, N M, M B, A s, Department of Surgery, and Division of Biostatistics J M, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 75:682-6. 2013
    ..Younger children do not have these hormonal differences. The aim of this study was to compare pubescent and prepubescent females with males after isolated TBI to identify independent predictors of mortality...
  31. ncbi request reprint Organ donation and Hispanic american high school students: attitudes, beliefs, perceptions, and intent to donate
    Cherisse Berry
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Am Surg 78:161-5. 2012
    ..To address the organ shortage crisis in Hispanic Americans, these risk factors should be considered using specific, effective educational programs...
  32. doi request reprint Redefining hypotension in traumatic brain injury
    Cherisse Berry
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, United States
    Injury 43:1833-7. 2012
    ..Recent evidence defines hypotension by a higher SBP in injured (non-TBI) trauma patients. We hypothesize that hypotension threshold requires a higher SBP in isolated moderate to severe TBI...
  33. doi request reprint Impact of prehospital hypothermia on transfusion requirements and outcomes
    Marko Bukur
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 73:1195-201. 2012
    ..PH relationship with transfusion requirements has not been documented. The purpose of this investigation was to analyze the impact of PH on blood product requirements and subsequent outcomes...
  34. doi request reprint Admission heart rate is a predictor of mortality
    Eric J Ley
    Department of Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Blvd, Suite 8215N, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 72:943-7. 2012
    ..In addition, increased AHR is often associated with sympathetic hyperactivity which may require targeted treatment. We determined whether AHR was a predictor for mortality in trauma patients...
  35. ncbi request reprint Correlating the blood alcohol concentration with outcome after traumatic brain injury: too much is not a bad thing
    Cherisse Berry
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Am Surg 77:1416-9. 2011
    ..Additional research is warranted to investigate the potential therapeutic implications...
  36. ncbi request reprint The presence of the adult respiratory distress syndrome does not worsen mortality or discharge disability in blunt trauma patients with severe traumatic brain injury
    Ali Salim
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Injury 39:30-5. 2008
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Splenectomy for trauma increases the rate of early postoperative infections
    James Wiseman
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center, 90033, USA
    Am Surg 72:947-50. 2006
    ..More specifically, splenectomy patients more often develop pneumonia and multiple infections. This increase in infections is not associated with increased mortality...
  38. doi request reprint Supratherapeutic vancomycin levels after trauma predict acute kidney injury and mortality
    Eric J Ley
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Surg Res 184:501-6. 2013
    ..We hypothesize that high vancomycin trough concentration (VT) after trauma is associated with AKI and increased mortality...
  39. doi request reprint Support for blood alcohol screening in pediatric trauma
    Eric J Ley
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Am J Surg 204:939-43; discussion 943. 2012
    ..Alcohol intoxication in pediatric trauma is underappreciated. The aim of this study was to characterize alcohol screening rates in pediatric trauma...
  40. doi request reprint Efficacy of beta-blockade after isolated blunt head injury: does race matter?
    Marko Bukur
    Department of Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8635 West Third Street, Suite 650, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 72:1013-8. 2012
    ..Our hypothesis was that mortality benefits associated with beta-blocker exposure after isolated blunt head injury varies based on ethnicity...
  41. doi request reprint Gender influences outcomes in trauma patients with elevated systolic blood pressure
    Morgan A Clond
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Am J Surg 202:823-7; discussion 828. 2011
    ..This analysis explored the association between gender and systolic blood pressure (SBP) in trauma patients and then established how gender influenced outcomes in those with elevated SBP...
  42. doi request reprint Cirrhosis and trauma are a lethal combination
    Chrysanthos Georgiou
    Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, University of Southern California, USC LAC Medical Center, 1200 North State Street, IPT, C5L100, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    World J Surg 33:1087-92. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the risk of mortality and complications associated with cirrhosis in trauma patients...
  43. ncbi request reprint Intraabdominal injury is common in blunt trauma patients who sustain spinal cord injury
    Ali Salim
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
    Am Surg 73:1035-8. 2007
    ..01) when compared with patients with SCI without IAI. Intraabdominal injuries are common in blunt SCI. Liberal evaluation with computed tomography is necessary to identify injuries early...
  44. ncbi request reprint Preventable or potentially preventable mortality at a mature trauma center
    Pedro G R Teixeira
    Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Trauma 63:1338-46; discussion 1346-7. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to analyze the preventable and potentially preventable deaths occurring at a mature Level I trauma center...
  45. ncbi request reprint Enterocutaneous fistula complicating trauma laparotomy: a major resource burden
    Pedro G R Teixeira
    Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Am Surg 75:30-2. 2009
    ..Further investigation into the prevention and treatment of this costly complication is warranted...
  46. doi request reprint Evolving pathogens in the surgical intensive care unit: a 6-year experience
    Margaret J Starnes
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Los Angeles County and University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    J Crit Care 23:507-12. 2008
    ..This study was designed to investigate and document changing microbial trends within the Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center surgical ICU (SICU), including drug-resistant pathogens...
  47. ncbi request reprint Use of computed tomography in anterior abdominal stab wounds: results of a prospective study
    Ali Salim
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Department of Surgery, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, USA
    Arch Surg 141:745-50; discussion 750-2. 2006
    ..Computed tomography (CT) can be used to evaluate patients with anterior abdominal stab wounds (AASWs)...
  48. ncbi request reprint The effect of a protocol of aggressive donor management: Implications for the national organ donor shortage
    Ali Salim
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and the Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    J Trauma 61:429-33; discussion 433-5. 2006
    ..As many as 25% of potential donors are lost as a result of cardiovascular collapse (CVC) before organ harvest. A policy of aggressive donor management (ADM) may decrease the number of cadaveric donors lost as a result of CVC...
  49. ncbi request reprint Discordance between lactate and base deficit in the surgical intensive care unit: which one do you trust?
    Matthew J Martin
    Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California and the Los Angeles County and University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Am J Surg 191:625-30. 2006
    ..Both lactate and base deficit (BD) are used as predictors of injury severity and mortality. We examined the significance of these measures when used in combination, and particularly when they provide conflicting data...
  50. doi request reprint Organ donation and time to procurement: late is not too late
    Kenji Inaba
    Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, University of Southern California, 1200 North State Street, Room CL5100, Los Angeles, CA 90033 4525, USA
    J Trauma 68:1362-6. 2010
    ..No consensus exists as to the maximal period of time allowable after brain death (BD) before organ procurement rates begin to deteriorate. The aim of this study was to examine organ procurement rates as a function of time after BD...
  51. ncbi request reprint Troponin increases in the critically injured patient: mechanical trauma or physiologic stress?
    Matthew Martin
    Division of Trauma, Los Angeles County Hospital University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    J Trauma 59:1086-91. 2005
    ..We sought to examine the etiologic factors and prognostic significance of increased Tn levels in a widely screened trauma population...
  52. doi request reprint Acute respiratory distress syndrome in nontrauma surgical patients: a 6-year study
    Shirin Towfigh
    Department of Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8730 Alden Drive, Thalians Bldg W222, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Trauma 67:1239-43. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study is to evaluate the risk factors for and outcomes of ARDS in nontrauma surgical patients...
  53. ncbi request reprint Serum bicarbonate may replace the arterial base deficit in the trauma intensive care unit
    Elizabeth FitzSullivan
    Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California and the Los Angeles County USC Medical Center, 1200 North State Street, Room 10 750, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Am J Surg 190:941-6. 2005
    ..Serum bicarbonate (HCO3) is routinely obtained as part of the chemistry panel on most admissions. We hypothesized that serum HCO3 strongly correlates with arterial BD and provides equivalent predictive information...
  54. ncbi request reprint Indications for routine repeat head computed tomography (CT) stratified by severity of traumatic brain injury
    Carlos V R Brown
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Los Angeles County and University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Trauma 62:1339-44; discussion 1344-5. 2007
    ..The specific aim of this study is to identify patients with head injuries who would benefit from a routine repeat head CT...
  55. ncbi request reprint High-level falls: type and severity of injuries and survival outcome according to age
    Demetrios Demetriades
    Division of Trauma and Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Department of Surgery, University of Southern California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    J Trauma 58:342-5. 2005
    ..There is little work published on this subject. Our objective was to evaluate the effect of age on the incidence and severity of specific organ injuries and survival outcome after high-level falls...
  56. ncbi request reprint Acute respiratory distress syndrome in the trauma intensive care unit: Morbid but not mortal
    Ali Salim
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Department of Surgery, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Arch Surg 141:655-8. 2006
    ..The diagnosis of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) carries significant additional morbidity and mortality among critically injured patients...
  57. doi request reprint Trauma center level impacts survival for cirrhotic trauma patients
    Marko Bukur
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 74:1133-7. 2013
    ..The impact of trauma center level on post-injury survival in cirrhotic patients has not been well studied...
  58. doi request reprint Beta-blocker exposure in the absence of significant head injuries is associated with reduced mortality in critically ill patients
    Marko Bukur
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Am J Surg 204:697-703. 2012
    ..The purpose of this investigation was to determine the impact of β-blocker exposure on mortality in critically injured trauma patients who did not sustain significant head injuries...
  59. doi request reprint Does size matter? A prospective analysis of 28-32 versus 36-40 French chest tube size in trauma
    Kenji Inaba
    Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Los Angeles County and the University of Southern California Medical Center, USC Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 72:422-7. 2012
    ....
  60. doi request reprint A diagnostic delay of 5 hours increases the risk of death after blunt hollow viscus injury
    Darren J Malinoski
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine, California 92868, USA
    J Trauma 69:84-7. 2010
    ..Hollow viscus injuries (HVI) are uncommon after blunt trauma, and accomplishing a timely diagnosis can be difficult. Time to operative intervention has been implicated as a risk factor for mortality, but reports are conflicting...
  61. doi request reprint Venous thromboembolism in coagulopathic surgical intensive care unit patients: is there a benefit from chemical prophylaxis?
    Meghan Edwards
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Trauma 70:1398-400. 2011
    ..Coagulopathic critically ill surgical patients are at risk for VTE and should be treated with chemical prophylaxis...
  62. doi request reprint Complications and death at the start of the new academic year: is there a July phenomenon?
    Kenji Inaba
    Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Trauma 68:19-22. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of the new residents presenting in July at a high volume Level I Academic Trauma Center...
  63. doi request reprint Does the use of pulmonary artery catheters increase the number of organs available for transplantation?
    Pantelis Hadjizacharia
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, USA
    Clin Transplant 24:62-6. 2010
    ..4% vs. 44.7%; p = 0.0079) with no difference in the daily administration of fluids and vasopressors between the two groups. The management of organ donors with a PAC can help maximize cardiac procurement...
  64. doi request reprint Preventable morbidity at a mature trauma center
    Pedro G R Teixeira
    Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Arch Surg 144:536-41; discussion 541-2. 2009
    ..To analyze the preventable and potentially preventable complications occurring at a mature level I trauma center...
  65. ncbi request reprint The impact of intoxication on the number of organs available for transplantation after brain death
    Pantelis Hadjizacharia
    Division of Trauma, Los Angeles County, University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am Surg 75:416-20. 2009
    ..Thus, the prospect of organ procurement should not be overlooked in intoxicated patients...
  66. doi request reprint Blunt cardiac rupture: a 5-year NTDB analysis
    Pedro G R Teixeira
    Division of Trauma, Los Angeles County, University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90033 4525, USA
    J Trauma 67:788-91. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to use the National Trauma Data Bank to review the epidemiology and outcomes associated with traumatic BCR...
  67. ncbi request reprint Blunt gastric injuries
    Didem Oncel
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Am Surg 73:880-3. 2007
    ..The results of this study suggest that mortality in patients with blunt hollow viscus injuries can be attributed to concurrent head and chest injuries, but not the specific hollow viscus organ that is injured...
  68. ncbi request reprint Computed tomographic brain density measurement as a predictor of elevated intracranial pressure in blunt head trauma
    Kenji Inaba
    Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Am Surg 73:1023-6. 2007
    ..6 HU) versus CPP 70 or greater (26.2, P = 0.436). CT-measured brain density does not correlate with elevated ICP or depressed CPP and cannot predict patients with traumatic brain injury who would benefit from invasive ICP monitoring...
  69. ncbi request reprint Obesity and traumatic brain injury
    Carlos V R Brown
    Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center, Department Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    J Trauma 61:572-6. 2006
    ..We hypothesize that obesity negatively impacts head-injured patients, and the current study intends to compare obese and lean patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI)...
  70. ncbi request reprint Relationship between American College of Surgeons trauma center designation and mortality in patients with severe trauma (injury severity score > 15)
    Demetrios Demetriades
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 202:212-5; quiz A45. 2006
    ..There is very little work published on the association of ACS trauma center designation and outcomes in severe trauma...
  71. doi request reprint Natural history and outcomes of renal failure after trauma
    Carlos V R Brown
    Department of Surgery, Brackenridge Hospital, University of Texas Medical Branch Austin, Austin, TX 78701, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 206:426-31. 2008
    ..The natural history of posttraumatic renal failure (PTRF) is not well-established. Overall prognosis and risk factors for need for dialysis in the setting of PTRF need more precise definition...
  72. doi request reprint Elevated systolic blood pressure after trauma: tolerated in the elderly
    Eric J Ley
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Surg Res 177:326-9. 2012
    ..We undertook the current study to determine the impact of elevated admission systolic blood pressure (SBP) on trauma patients without severe brain injury...
  73. ncbi request reprint The impact of early hormonal therapy in catastrophic brain-injured patients and its effect on organ procurement
    Lydia Lam
    Division of Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Los Angeles, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033 4525, USA
    Am Surg 78:318-24. 2012
    ..The early use of hormonal therapy may decrease the need for vasopressors and increase the salvage of potentially transplantable organs...
  74. ncbi request reprint Improving consent rates for organ donation: the effect of an inhouse coordinator program
    Ali Salim
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Trauma 62:1411-4; discussion 1414-5. 2007
    ..The inability to obtain consent remains one of the major obstacles to organ donation. The presence of in-house coordinators (IHCs) from organ procurement organizations (OPOs) might substantially improve donation rates...
  75. ncbi request reprint Mortality by decade in trauma patients with Glasgow Coma Scale 3
    Eric J Ley
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Am Surg 77:1342-5. 2011
    ..0001). Given the high survival in trauma patients with GCS 3 as well as continued improvement in survival compared with historical controls, aggressive care is indicated for patients who present to the emergency department with GCS 3...
  76. ncbi request reprint Does health care insurance affect outcomes after traumatic brain injury? Analysis of the National Trauma Databank
    Rodrigo F Alban
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Am Surg 76:1108-11. 2010
    ..There is no clear explanation for this finding however the role of insurance in outcomes after trauma remains a topic for further investigation...
  77. pmc Selective nonoperative management of penetrating abdominal solid organ injuries
    Demetrios Demetriades
    Division of Trauma and Surgical Intensive Care, Department of Surgery, USC School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Ann Surg 244:620-8. 2006
    ..To assess the feasibility and safety of selective nonoperative management in penetrating abdominal solid organ injuries...
  78. ncbi request reprint Abdominal computed tomographic scan for patients with gunshot wounds to the abdomen selected for nonoperative management
    George C Velmahos
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    J Trauma 59:1155-60; discussion 1160-1. 2005
    ..Triple-contrast CT scanning (i.e., intravenous, oral, and rectal) has produced encouraging initial results. The exact role and usefulness of CT scanning with intravenous contrast only is unknown...
  79. doi request reprint Indications for routine pathologic examination of specimens removed during trauma operations
    Ryan Gertz
    Division of Trauma, Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 90033, USA
    World J Surg 34:733-7. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to identify the incidence and management implications of abnormal findings at pathology review of trauma specimens...
  80. doi request reprint Does age matter? The relationship between age and mortality in penetrating trauma
    Marcus Ottochian
    Division of Trauma, Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Injury 40:354-7. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to define the relationship between age and mortality following penetrating injuries and determine if differences between outcomes of elderly patients sustaining penetrating and blunt trauma exist...
  81. ncbi request reprint Extreme thrombocytosis in trauma patients: are antiplatelet agents the answer?
    Zainab Saadi
    University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Am Surg 75:1020-4. 2009
    ..The incidence of ExT is approximately 1.4 per cent in trauma patients. Antiplatelet therapy does not affect ExT patient outcome. Further prospective studies are warranted...
  82. ncbi request reprint Brain lobectomy for severe head injuries is not a hopeless procedure
    Didem Oncel
    Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Los Angeles County and University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    J Trauma 63:1010-3. 2007
    ..Aggressive procedures, such as brain lobectomies, may benefit some of these patients. The published experience with brain lobectomies is very limited...
  83. ncbi request reprint Leukoreduction is associated with a decreased incidence of late onset acute respiratory distress syndrome after injury
    David Plurad
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma Surgical Critical Care, Los Angeles County and the University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Am Surg 74:117-23. 2008
    ..Leukoreduction should be routinely included in an overall treatment strategy to furthermore mitigate this complication in critically ill trauma patients...
  84. ncbi request reprint Patterns of injury and functional outcome after hanging: analysis of the National Trauma Data Bank
    Matthew J Martin
    Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Am J Surg 190:836-40. 2005
    ..Additionally, there are no studies examining the degree of functional disability among survivors of hanging injury...
  85. ncbi request reprint Combined CT venography and CT pulmonary angiography for the detection of deep venous thrombosis in injured patients
    Christian Jones
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Am Surg 74:935-8. 2008
    ..As the consequences of a missed pelvic DVT are high and the added time burden, radiation, and contrast required for a CTV are low, further investigation into optimizing the sensitivity of CTV performed at the time of CTPA is warranted...
  86. doi request reprint In vivo effect of propranolol dose and timing on cerebral perfusion after traumatic brain injury
    Eric J Ley
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Trauma 68:353-6. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of different propranolol doses and timing on cerebral perfusion in a murine TBI model...
  87. pmc The effect of trauma center designation and trauma volume on outcome in specific severe injuries
    Demetrios Demetriades
    Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Ann Surg 242:512-7; discussion 517-9. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of American College of Surgeons (ACS) trauma center designation and trauma volume on outcome in patients with specific severe injuries...
  88. doi request reprint Relative bradycardia in hypotensive trauma patients: a reappraisal
    Eric J Ley
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Trauma 67:1051-4. 2009
    ..The inability to mount tachycardia (T) after trauma-related hypotension is labeled relative bradycardia (RB). The objective of this study was to examine RB incidence and prognosis in a large cohort of patients...
  89. ncbi request reprint Normal electrocardiography and serum troponin I levels preclude the presence of clinically significant blunt cardiac injury
    George C Velmahos
    Department of Surgery, University of Southern California, and the Los Angeles County and University of Southern California LAC USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    J Trauma 54:45-50; discussion 50-1. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine whether the combination of two simple tests, electrocardiography (ECG) and serum troponin I (TnI) level, may serve as reliable predictors of BCI or the absence of it...
  90. ncbi request reprint Does pelvic hematoma on admission computed tomography predict active bleeding at angiography for pelvic fracture?
    Carlos V R Brown
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center, 1200 N State Street, Room no 6341, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Am Surg 71:759-62. 2005
    ..The absence of a pelvic hematoma or contrast blush should not alter indications for pelvic angiography, as they do not reliably exclude active pelvic bleeding...
  91. ncbi request reprint Trauma deaths in a mature urban trauma system: is "trimodal" distribution a valid concept?
    Demetrios Demetriades
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Department of Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 201:343-8. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the applicability of this trimodal distribution in a modern trauma system...
  92. ncbi request reprint Pedestrians injured by automobiles: relationship of age to injury type and severity
    Demetrios Demetriades
    Division of Trauma and SICU, Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 199:382-7. 2004
    ..There is little research on the effect of age on the nature and severity of injuries to pedestrians struck by automobiles...
  93. ncbi request reprint High-frequency percussive ventilation: an alternative mode of ventilation for head-injured patients with adult respiratory distress syndrome
    Ali Salim
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and the Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center, USA
    J Trauma 57:542-6. 2004
    ..The use of high-frequency percussive ventilation (HFPV) is an alternate mode of ventilation that may improve oxygenation for head-injured patients while also lowering ICP...
  94. doi request reprint IL6 deficiency affects function after traumatic brain injury
    Eric J Ley
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Surg Res 170:253-6. 2011
    ..This study evaluates early behavioral changes and acute inflammation after TBI in IL6 knock-out mice using electromagnetic controlled cortical impact...
  95. ncbi request reprint Continuous noninvasive monitoring of cardiac performance and tissue perfusion in pediatric trauma patients
    Matthew Martin
    Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Los Angeles County Hospital USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 40:1957-63. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the accuracy of a continuous survival probability prediction using noninvasive measures of cardiac performance and tissue perfusion in severely injured pediatric patients...
  96. ncbi request reprint Use of serum bicarbonate measurement in place of arterial base deficit in the surgical intensive care unit
    Matthew J Martin
    Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Arch Surg 140:745-51. 2005
    ..Serum bicarbonate (HCO(3)) measurement may accurately and reliably be substituted for the arterial base deficit (BD) assay in the surgical intensive care unit (ICU)...
  97. doi request reprint Race affects mortality after moderate to severe traumatic brain injury
    Cherisse Berry
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Surg Res 163:303-8. 2010
    ..Little is known regarding racial disparities in TBI patients. The objective of this study was to investigate the association of race on mortality in patients with moderate to severe isolated TBI...
  98. doi request reprint Achieving donor management goals before deceased donor procurement is associated with more organs transplanted per donor
    Darren J Malinoski
    Department of Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Trauma 71:990-5; discussion 996. 2011
    ..We hypothesized that meeting DMGs before organ procurement would result in more organs transplanted per donor (OTPD)...
  99. doi request reprint Diabetic patients with traumatic brain injury: insulin deficiency is associated with increased mortality
    Eric J Ley
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Trauma 70:1141-4. 2011
    ..Insulin deficiency, as opposed to elevated blood glucose, might be the reason for increased mortality. TBI patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) were analyzed to determine how insulin deficiency affects mortality after TBI...
  100. doi request reprint The effect of gender on patients with moderate to severe head injuries
    Cherisse Berry
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Trauma 67:950-3. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether gender or menopausal status affects mortality in patients with moderate to severe TBI...
  101. ncbi request reprint Wound management after colon injury: open or closed? A prospective randomized trial
    George C Velmahos
    Department of Surgery, University of Southern California and the Los Angeles County and University of Southern California Medical Center, 90033, USA
    Am Surg 68:795-801. 2002
    ..Because of the complexity of evaluating the real clinical significance of superficial wound infection larger studies on trauma patients are required...

Research Grants7

  1. Increasing Organ and Tissue Donation in Hispanic Americans
    Ali Salim; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..From these sources we will be able to measure the programs' effectiveness in awareness, registration and organ donation rates in the Hispanic American community in Los Angeles. ..
  2. Increasing Organ and Tissue Donation in Hispanic Americans
    Ali Salim; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..From these sources we will be able to measure the programs' effectiveness in awareness, registration and organ donation rates in the Hispanic American community in Los Angeles. ..
  3. Increasing Organ and Tissue Donation in Hispanic Americans
    Ali Salim; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..From these sources we will be able to measure the programs'effectiveness in awareness, registration and organ donation rates in the Hispanic American community in Los Angeles. ..
  4. Increasing Organ and Tissue Donation in Hispanic Americans
    Ali Salim; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..From these sources we will be able to measure the programs' effectiveness in awareness, registration and organ donation rates in the Hispanic American community in Los Angeles. ..
  5. Increasing Organ and Tissue Donation in Hispanic Americans
    Ali Salim; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..From these sources we will be able to measure the programs'effectiveness in awareness, registration and organ donation rates in the Hispanic American community in Los Angeles. ..