Clay Cothren Burlew

Summary

Affiliation: Denver Health Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Blunt vertebral artery injury leading to cervical fracture diagnosis
    C Clay Cothren
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado 80204, USA
    J Trauma 62:262. 2007
  2. ncbi Endovascular stenting is rarely necessary for the management of blunt cerebrovascular injuries
    Clay Cothren Burlew
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center and the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO Electronic address
    J Am Coll Surg 218:1012-7. 2014
  3. pmc 2013 WSES guidelines for management of intra-abdominal infections
    Massimo Sartelli
    Department of Surgery, Macerata Hospital, Macerata, Italy
    World J Emerg Surg 8:3. 2013
  4. doi Blunt cerebrovascular trauma
    Clay Cothren Burlew
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, The University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado 80204, USA
    Curr Opin Crit Care 16:587-95. 2010
  5. doi Western Trauma Association critical decisions in trauma: resuscitative thoracotomy
    Clay Cothren Burlew
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 73:1359-63. 2012
  6. doi The open abdomen: practical implications for the practicing surgeon
    Clay Cothren Burlew
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center and the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO, USA
    Am J Surg 204:826-35. 2012
  7. doi One hundred percent fascial approximation can be achieved in the postinjury open abdomen with a sequential closure protocol
    Clay Cothren Burlew
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center and the University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 72:235-41. 2012
  8. pmc Blunt trauma induced splenic blushes are not created equal
    Clay Cothren Burlew
    From the Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver CO, USA
    World J Emerg Surg 7:8. 2012
  9. doi Blunt cerebrovascular injuries: redefining screening criteria in the era of noninvasive diagnosis
    Clay Cothren Burlew
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center and the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 72:330-5; discussion 336-7, quiz 539. 2012
  10. pmc Lower extremity compartment syndrome in the acute care surgery paradigm: safety lessons learned
    Jeffry L Kashuk
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center and University of Colorado, Denver Health Sciences Center 777 Bannock St MC0206 Denver, Colorado 80204, USA
    Patient Saf Surg 3:11. 2009

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Publications77

  1. ncbi Blunt vertebral artery injury leading to cervical fracture diagnosis
    C Clay Cothren
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado 80204, USA
    J Trauma 62:262. 2007
  2. ncbi Endovascular stenting is rarely necessary for the management of blunt cerebrovascular injuries
    Clay Cothren Burlew
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center and the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO Electronic address
    J Am Coll Surg 218:1012-7. 2014
    ..The study purpose was to determine if antithrombotic therapy, rather than stenting, was effective in post-injury patients with high-grade vascular dissections and pseudoaneurysms...
  3. pmc 2013 WSES guidelines for management of intra-abdominal infections
    Massimo Sartelli
    Department of Surgery, Macerata Hospital, Macerata, Italy
    World J Emerg Surg 8:3. 2013
    ..The 2013 update of the World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) guidelines for the management of intra-abdominal infections contains evidence-based recommendations for management of patients with intra-abdominal infections...
  4. doi Blunt cerebrovascular trauma
    Clay Cothren Burlew
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, The University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado 80204, USA
    Curr Opin Crit Care 16:587-95. 2010
    ..Over the past decade, the recognition and subsequent management of these injuries has undergone a marked evolution. This review will focus on the rationale for BCVI screening, imaging options, and treatment modalities...
  5. doi Western Trauma Association critical decisions in trauma: resuscitative thoracotomy
    Clay Cothren Burlew
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 73:1359-63. 2012
    ..We have sought to formulate an evidence-based guideline for the current indications for RT after injury in the patient...
  6. doi The open abdomen: practical implications for the practicing surgeon
    Clay Cothren Burlew
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center and the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO, USA
    Am J Surg 204:826-35. 2012
    ..An understanding of these complex factors is instrumental for the practicing surgeon...
  7. doi One hundred percent fascial approximation can be achieved in the postinjury open abdomen with a sequential closure protocol
    Clay Cothren Burlew
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center and the University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 72:235-41. 2012
    ..We hypothesized that a sequential closure technique performed by a systematic protocol would achieve a higher rate of primary fascial closure than other described techniques...
  8. pmc Blunt trauma induced splenic blushes are not created equal
    Clay Cothren Burlew
    From the Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver CO, USA
    World J Emerg Surg 7:8. 2012
    ..abstract:..
  9. doi Blunt cerebrovascular injuries: redefining screening criteria in the era of noninvasive diagnosis
    Clay Cothren Burlew
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center and the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 72:330-5; discussion 336-7, quiz 539. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify injury patterns of patients with BCVI that are not currently recommended screening criteria...
  10. pmc Lower extremity compartment syndrome in the acute care surgery paradigm: safety lessons learned
    Jeffry L Kashuk
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center and University of Colorado, Denver Health Sciences Center 777 Bannock St MC0206 Denver, Colorado 80204, USA
    Patient Saf Surg 3:11. 2009
    ..Periodic system review of our trauma and orthopedic data for complications of LECS led us to hypothesize that delayed diagnosis and limb loss were potentially preventable events in our trauma center...
  11. doi Treatment for blunt cerebrovascular injuries: equivalence of anticoagulation and antiplatelet agents
    C Clay Cothren
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    Arch Surg 144:685-90. 2009
    ..We hypothesize that the 2 antithrombotic treatment regimens, systemic heparin sodium vs antiplatelet agents, are equivalent for the treatment of blunt cerebrovascular injuries (BCVIs) to prevent devastating injury-related strokes...
  12. ncbi Hepatic artery avulsion secondary to blunt abdominal trauma
    R Taylor Ripley
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado 80204, USA
    J Trauma 61:1022. 2006
  13. ncbi Image of the month: Schwannoma
    C Clay Cothren
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    Arch Surg 141:941-2. 2006
  14. doi Local wound exploration remains a valuable triage tool for the evaluation of anterior abdominal stab wounds
    C Clay Cothren
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 777 Bannock St, MC 0206, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    Am J Surg 198:223-6. 2009
    ..In patients without immediate indications for laparotomy, we hypothesized that LWE/DPL would identify patients requiring surgery while limiting unnecessary hospital admissions...
  15. ncbi Utility of once-daily dose of low-molecular-weight heparin to prevent venous thromboembolism in multisystem trauma patients
    C Clay Cothren
    Department of General Surgery, Trauma Service, Denver Health Medical Center, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 777 Bannock Street, MC 0206, Denver, Colorado 80204, USA
    World J Surg 31:98-104. 2007
    ..We hypothesized that a protocol utilizing once-daily LMWH prophylaxis in high-risk trauma patients, regardless of the need for invasive procedures, is feasible, safe, and effective...
  16. ncbi Cervical spine fracture patterns predictive of blunt vertebral artery injury
    C Clay Cothren
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center and University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 777 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    J Trauma 55:811-3. 2003
    ..Because of the proximity of the cervical spine and vertebral arteries, we queried whether all patients with cervical spine fractures required arteriography to rule out VAI...
  17. ncbi Cervical spine fracture patterns mandating screening to rule out blunt cerebrovascular injury
    C Clay Cothren
    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and the Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, CO 80204, USA
    Surgery 141:76-82. 2007
    ..We hypothesized that specific cervical spine fracture patterns that warrant screening evaluation exist, hence limiting unwarranted diagnostic imaging...
  18. ncbi Preperitonal pelvic packing for hemodynamically unstable pelvic fractures: a paradigm shift
    C Clay Cothren
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, Dencer, CO 80204, USA
    J Trauma 62:834-9; discussion 839-42. 2007
    ..We hypothesized that a modified technique of direct preperitoneal pelvic packing (PPP) would reduce the need for angiography, decrease blood transfusion requirements, and lower mortality...
  19. ncbi Epidemiology of urban trauma deaths: a comprehensive reassessment 10 years later
    C Clay Cothren
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center and University of Colorado School of Medicine, 777 Bannock Street, MC 0206, Denver, Colorado 80204, USA
    World J Surg 31:1507-11. 2007
    ..Consequently, we have reassessed the regional trauma mortality to ascertain the impact of these measures and to search for new injury patterns...
  20. ncbi Outcomes in surgical versus medical patients with the secondary abdominal compartment syndrome
    C Clay Cothren
    The Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, 777 Bannock Street, MC 0206, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    Am J Surg 194:804-7; discussion 807-8. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical scenarios, physiologic indices, and outcomes of patients with SACS due to medical versus trauma etiologies...
  21. ncbi Traumatic ventricular septal defect
    C Clay Cothren
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, 777 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    Surgery 142:776-7. 2007
  22. doi Imaging for blunt carotid and vertebral artery injuries
    Clay Cothren Burlew
    Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 777 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 91:217-31. 2011
    ..BCVIs are rare, potentially devastating injuries; appropriate imaging in high-risk patients should be performed and prompt treatment initiated to prevent ischemic neurologic events...
  23. doi Sew it up! A Western Trauma Association multi-institutional study of enteric injury management in the postinjury open abdomen
    Clay Cothren Burlew
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado 80204, USA
    J Trauma 70:273-7. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine outcomes on the basis of management of enteric injuries in patients relegated to the postinjury open abdomen...
  24. ncbi Anticoagulation is the gold standard therapy for blunt carotid injuries to reduce stroke rate
    C Clay Cothren
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 80204, USA
    Arch Surg 139:540-5; discussion 545-6. 2004
    ..Aggressive screening, early angiographic diagnosis, and prompt anticoagulation for blunt carotid artery injuries (CAIs) improves neurologic outcome...
  25. ncbi Large volume polymerized haemoglobin solution in a Jehovah's Witness following abruptio placentae
    C C Cothren
    The Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    Transfus Med 14:241-6. 2004
    ..Practicing physicians need to be aware of current therapeutic options for use in these complicated patients...
  26. ncbi Management of low-output pancreatic fistulas with fibrin glue
    C Clay Cothren
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, 777 Bannock St, MC 0206, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    Am J Surg 188:89-91. 2004
    ..We recognized the potential use of fibrin glue as a therapeutic modality for successful resolution of low-output pancreatic fistulas...
  27. ncbi Radiographic characteristics of postinjury splenic autotransplantation: avoiding a diagnostic dilemma
    C Clay Cothren
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, USA
    J Trauma 57:537-41. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether there is a characteristic radiographic appearance of splenic implants, whether this appearance changes with time, and whether implants can be differentiated from abdominal abscesses...
  28. ncbi Carotid artery stents for blunt cerebrovascular injury: risks exceed benefits
    C Clay Cothren
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    Arch Surg 140:480-5; discussion 485-6. 2005
    ..Carotid stenting has been advocated in patients with grade III blunt carotid artery injuries (hereafter referred to as "blunt CAIs") because of the persistence of the pseudoaneurysm and concern for subsequent embolization or rupture...
  29. ncbi Screening for blunt cerebrovascular injuries is cost-effective
    C Clay Cothren
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 777 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    Am J Surg 190:845-9. 2005
    ..Our hypothesis is that aggressive angiographic screening for BCVI based on a patient's injury pattern and symptoms allows for early diagnosis and treatment and is cost-effective because it prevents ischemic neurological events (INEs)...
  30. doi The U.S. trauma surgeon's current scope of practice: can we deliver acute care surgery?
    C Clay Cothren
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center and the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, Colorado, USA
    J Trauma 64:955-65; discussion 965-8. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study is to determine the practice patterns of trauma surgeons at major trauma centers throughout the United States...
  31. ncbi Can we afford to do laparoscopic appendectomy in an academic hospital?
    C Clay Cothren
    The Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 777 Bannock Street, MC 0206, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    Am J Surg 190:950-4. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine if laparoscopic appendectomy is more expensive than open appendectomy...
  32. ncbi Blunt cerebrovascular injuries
    C Clay Cothren
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO, USA
    Clinics (Sao Paulo) 60:489-96. 2005
    ..Blunt cerebrovascular injury is a rare but potentially devastating injury; appropriate angiographic screening in high-risk patients should be performed and prompt treatment initiated to prevent ischemic neurologic events...
  33. ncbi Preperitoneal pelvic packing in the child with an unstable pelvis: a novel approach
    C Clay Cothren
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 41:e17-9. 2006
    ..Combined external pelvic fixation and preperitoneal pelvic packing may represent a revolutionary management strategy for mechanically unstable pelvis fractures in critically injured patients...
  34. doi Preperitoneal pelvic packing/external fixation with secondary angioembolization: optimal care for life-threatening hemorrhage from unstable pelvic fractures
    Clay Cothren Burlew
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center and the University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 212:628-35; discussion 635-7. 2011
    ..We hypothesized that PPP/EF arrests hemorrhage rapidly, facilitates emergent operative procedures, and ensures efficient use of angioembolization (AE)...
  35. pmc Emergency department thoracotomy for the critically injured patient: Objectives, indications, and outcomes
    C Clay Cothren
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, USA
    World J Emerg Surg 1:4. 2006
    ..The optimal application of EDT requires a thorough understanding of its physiologic objectives, technical maneuvers, and the cardiovascular and metabolic consequences...
  36. ncbi One hundred percent fascial approximation with sequential abdominal closure of the open abdomen
    C Clay Cothren
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, MC 0206, CO 80204, USA
    Am J Surg 192:238-42. 2006
    ..We performed a modification of the vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) technique that provided constant fascial tension, hypothesizing this would result in a higher rate of primary fascial closure...
  37. doi Blunt cerebrovascular injuries in the child
    Teresa S Jones
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO, USA
    Am J Surg 204:7-10. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe the incidence, injury patterns, and stroke rates of pediatric patients sustaining BCVIs...
  38. doi Validating the Western Trauma Association algorithm for managing patients with anterior abdominal stab wounds: a Western Trauma Association multicenter trial
    Walter L Biffl
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado 80204 4507, USA
    J Trauma 71:1494-502. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the algorithm in providing timely interventions for significant injuries...
  39. doi Who should we feed? Western Trauma Association multi-institutional study of enteral nutrition in the open abdomen after injury
    Clay Cothren Burlew
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 73:1380-7; discussion 1387-8. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to analyze the use of EN for patients with an open abdomen after trauma and the effect of EN on fascial closure rates and nosocomial infections...
  40. doi The impact of a standardized "spine damage-control" protocol for unstable thoracic and lumbar spine fractures in severely injured patients: a prospective cohort study
    Philip F Stahel
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, University of Colorado, School of Medicine, Denver, Colorado 80204, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 74:590-6. 2013
    ....
  41. ncbi Intra-abdominal injury following blunt trauma becomes clinically apparent within 9 hours
    Edward L Jones
    From the Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, Colorado
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 76:1020-3. 2014
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the amount of time required for an intra-abdominal injury to become clinically apparent after blunt abdominal trauma via physical examination or commonly followed clinical values...
  42. doi Acute appendicitis: a disease severity score for the acute care surgeon
    Geoffrey C Garst
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, Colorado, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 74:32-6. 2013
    ..Analogous to organ injury scales developed for trauma, a scoring system is needed for acute care surgery. The purpose of this study was to develop a disease severity score (DSS) for acute appendicitis, the most common surgical emergency...
  43. pmc Effect of damage control surgery on major abdominal vascular trauma
    Talia A Sorrentino
    University of Colorado Denver, Denver, Colorado, USA
    J Surg Res 177:320-5. 2012
    ..Damage control surgery was subsequently introduced to address this "lethal triad." The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the outcomes from our most recent 6-year experience compared with a cohort from 30 years ago...
  44. doi Management of patients with anterior abdominal stab wounds: a Western Trauma Association multicenter trial
    Walter L Biffl
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center University of Colorado Denver, Denver, Colorado 80204 4507, USA
    J Trauma 66:1294-301. 2009
    ....
  45. ncbi Revisiting early postinjury mortality: are they bleeding because they are dying or dying because they are bleeding?
    Alexander P Morton
    University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado, USA
    J Surg Res 179:5-9. 2013
    ..The hypothesis of this clinical study is that a predominant number of early deaths from hemorrhage are irretrievable despite an aggressive transfusion policy...
  46. doi One thousand bedside percutaneous tracheostomies in the surgical intensive care unit: time to change the gold standard
    Lucy Z Kornblith
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center and theUniversity of Colorado, Denver, CO, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 212:163-70. 2011
    ..Because this has been our preferred technique in the surgical ICU for more than 20 years, we reviewed our experience to ascertain its safety. We hypothesize that BPT has acceptably minimal morbidity, even in high-risk patients...
  47. doi Diagnostic peritoneal lavage remains a valuable adjunct to modern imaging techniques
    John Y Cha
    Department of Surgery, University of South Florida College, Tampa, Florida, USA
    J Trauma 67:330-4; discussion 334-6. 2009
    ..We hypothesized that, while its indications may have changed, DPL remains essential in the rapid, effective triage of the trauma patient...
  48. ncbi Emergency department pericardial drainage for penetrating cardiac wounds is a viable option for stabilization
    Teresa S Jones
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 777 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    Am J Surg 207:931-4. 2014
    ..Pericardial drainage is an important principle, but where drainage should be performed is debated. We hypothesize that drainage in the emergency department (ED) does not delay definitive repair...
  49. doi Acute kidney injury and posttrauma multiple organ failure: the canary in the coal mine
    Max V Wohlauer
    Department of Surgery, University of Colorado Denver, CO 80204, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 72:373-8; discussion 379-80. 2012
    ..Thus, we conducted a comprehensive evaluation of the epidemiology and outcomes of early AKI among severely injured patients as well as its impact on the development of postinjury multiple organ failure (MOF)...
  50. ncbi Postinjury abdominal compartment syndrome does not preclude early enteral feeding after definitive closure
    C Clay Cothren
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 777 Bannock St, MC 0206, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    Am J Surg 188:653-8. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine if enteral nutrition was precluded by the intra-abdominal hypertension and bowel edema of the ACS...
  51. ncbi Postinjury coagulopathy management: goal directed resuscitation via POC thrombelastography
    Jeffry L Kashuk
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, University of Colorado Denver, CO, USA
    Ann Surg 251:604-14. 2010
    ....
  52. doi Pediatric blunt vertebral artery injury: case report and treatment plan
    Louis Seitz Brunworth
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center and the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Denver, CO, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 44:e5-9. 2009
    ..With few reports in the literature of blunt cerebrovascular injuries in the pediatric population, a review of the appropriate screening parameters, treatment plans, and follow-up is helpful for the practicing physician...
  53. pmc Survival following a vertical free fall from 300 feet: the crucial role of body position to impact surface
    Sebastian Weckbach
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine, 777 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med 19:63. 2011
    ..The role of early patient transfer to a level 1 trauma center, and "damage control" management protocols for avoiding delayed morbidity and mortality in this critically injured patient are discussed...
  54. ncbi Effect of blood products transfusion on the development of postinjury multiple organ failure
    Jeffrey L Johnson
    Department of Surgery, University of Colorado Denver, USA
    Arch Surg 145:973-7. 2010
    ..Transfusion of fresh frozen plasma (FFP) and platelets is independently associated with the development of multiple organ failure (MOF) in critically injured patients...
  55. doi Direct retroperitoneal pelvic packing versus pelvic angiography: A comparison of two management protocols for haemodynamically unstable pelvic fractures
    Patrick M Osborn
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 777 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    Injury 40:54-60. 2009
    ..To evaluate the outcomes of haemodynamically unstable cases of pelvic ring injury treated with a protocol focused on either direct retroperitoneal pelvic packing or early pelvic angiography and embolisation...
  56. doi Rapid thrombelastography (r-TEG) identifies hypercoagulability and predicts thromboembolic events in surgical patients
    Jeffry L Kashuk
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    Surgery 146:764-72; discussion 772-4. 2009
    ..We hypothesized that r-TEG can be used as a screening tool to identify hypercoagulable states in surgical patients and would predict subsequent thromboembolic events...
  57. ncbi Occult mediastinal great vessel trauma: the value of aortography performed during angiographic screening for blunt cervical vascular trauma
    Charles E Ray
    Department of Interventional Radiology, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, Colorado, USA
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 28:422-5. 2005
    ..To determine the value of aortography in the assessment of occult aortic and great vessel injuries when routinely performed during screening angiography for blunt cerebrovascular injury (BCVI)...
  58. ncbi Postinjury life threatening coagulopathy: is 1:1 fresh frozen plasma:packed red blood cells the answer?
    Jeffry L Kashuk
    Department of Surgery and Surgical Research, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, Colorado 80204 4507, USA
    J Trauma 65:261-70; discussion 270-1. 2008
    ..Consequently, we reviewed our massive transfusion practices during a 5-year period to test the hypothesis that 1:1 FFP:RBC within the first 6 hours reduces life threatening coagulopathy...
  59. ncbi Emergency department resuscitative thoracotomy for nontorso injuries
    Forest R Sheppard
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    Surgery 139:574-6. 2006
    ..However, adjunctive use of aortic cross-clamping during EDT for hemorrhagic shock also may be useful in the acute resuscitation of patient with nontorso injuries (NTI). We questioned the utility of EDT in patients with nontorso trauma...
  60. doi Primary repair of civilian colon injuries is safe in the damage control scenario
    Jeffry L Kashuk
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, University of Colorado Denver and Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    Surgery 146:663-8; discussion 668-70. 2009
    ..We hypothesized that, even in the high-risk DL group, primary repair could be safely used after patient stabilization and that the open abdomen would facilitate the safety of this procedure...
  61. ncbi Complicated inferior vena cava filter retrieval using an amplatz snare device
    Charles E Ray
    Department of Interventional Radiology, Denver Health Medical Center, 777 Bannock St, Mail Code 0024, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 187:575-8. 2006
  62. pmc Has the trauma surgeon become house staff for the surgical subspecialist?
    David J Ciesla
    Department of Surgery, Washington Hospital Center, 110 Irving St NW, Suite 4B 39, Washington, DC 20005, USA
    Am J Surg 192:732-7. 2006
    ..The role of the trauma surgeon is perceived to be mostly supportive of other procedure-oriented specialties. We designed this study to characterize the surgical and nonsurgical responsibilities of the contemporary trauma surgeon...
  63. ncbi Obesity increases risk of organ failure after severe trauma
    David J Ciesla
    Department of Surgery, Washington Hospital Center, 110 Irving Street NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 203:539-45. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between obesity and postinjury multiple organ failure (MOF)...
  64. ncbi Is emergency department resuscitative thoracotomy futile care for the critically injured patient requiring prehospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation?
    Danny W Powell
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO 80204 4507, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 199:211-5. 2004
    ..Consequently, we questioned whether resuscitative thoracotomy is warranted in the critically injured patient who fails to respond to prehospital CPR...
  65. ncbi Early tracheostomy improves outcomes in severely injured children and adolescents
    Courtenay M Holscher
    University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, USA Electronic address
    J Pediatr Surg 49:590-2. 2014
    ..Early tracheostomy has been advocated for adult trauma patients to improve outcomes and resource utilization. We hypothesized that timing of tracheostomy for severely injured children would similarly impact outcomes...
  66. pmc Thoracic hyperextension injury with complete "bony disruption" of the thoracic cage: Case report of a potentially life-threatening injury
    James Bailey
    Department of Orthopaedics, Denver Health Medical Center, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 777 Bannock Street, Denver, CO, 80204, USA
    World J Emerg Surg 7:14. 2012
    ..abstract:..
  67. ncbi Complications of nonoperative management of high-grade blunt hepatic injuries
    Rosemary A Kozar
    Department of Surgery, University of Texas Houston, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Trauma 59:1066-71. 2005
    ..The purpose of the present study was therefore to define hepatic-related complications and associated treatment modalities in patients undergoing nonoperative management of high-grade blunt hepatic injuries...
  68. ncbi Decreased progression of postinjury lung dysfunction to the acute respiratory distress syndrome and multiple organ failure
    David J Ciesla
    Denver Health Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colo, USA
    Surgery 140:640-7; discussion 647-8. 2006
    ..We hypothesized that the collective effects of recently implemented therapeutic strategies have resulted in decreased activation of the systemic inflammatory response relative to priming in recent years...
  69. doi BioGlue hemostasis of penetrating cardiac wounds in proximity to the left anterior descending coronary artery
    Edward L Jones
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center and the University of Colorado Denver, Colorado 80204, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 72:796-8. 2012
    ..We describe the use of BioGlue, a synthetic bovine albumin and glutaraldehyde mix, as a hemostatic adjunct in these challenging cases...
  70. ncbi Posttraumatic pneumatocele
    Brian Barbick
    Denver Health Medical Center, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 200:306-7. 2005
  71. ncbi Postraumatic innominate artery pseudoaneurysm
    C Clay Cothren
    Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 201:806-7. 2005
  72. ncbi Endovascular repair of a large post-traumatic calf pseudoaneurysm and arteriovenous fistula
    Charles E Ray
    Department of Interventional Radiology, Denver Health Medical Center and University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, USA
    Mil Med 171:659-61. 2006
    ..This case report describes the use of transcatheter embolization and direct percutaneous thrombin injection used in the definitive treatment of a lower extremity posttraumatic pseudoaneurysm and arteriovenous fistula...
  73. ncbi Postinjury abdominal aortic graft infection: documentation and successful management
    Heather Y Wolford
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, Colorado 80204, USA
    J Trauma 61:1274-6. 2006
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    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center and University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, 777 Bannock St, MC 0206, Denver, CO 80204, USA
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    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, USA
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    University of Texas, Houston 77030, USA
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