L D Britt

Summary

Affiliation: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A major challenge for graduate medical education
    L D Britt
    Department of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, 825 Fairfax Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23507, USA
    Arch Surg 140:250-3. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Newer diagnostic modalities for vascular injuries: the way we were, the way we are
    L D Britt
    Department of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk 23507, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 81:1263-79, xii. 2001
  3. doi request reprint A novel technique for vacuum assisted closure on injured tissue or in confined spaces
    Scott F Reed
    Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
    J Trauma 64:1406-7. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Protocol-driven ventilator management in a trauma intensive care unit population
    Therese M Duane
    Department of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA 23507, USA
    Arch Surg 137:1223-7. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Acute care surgery: a proposed training curriculum
    L D Britt
    Department of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA 23507 1912, USA
    Surgery 141:304-6. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint The great paradox of American medicine: challenges for the Southeastern Surgical Congress
    L D Britt
    Eastern Virginia Medical School, Department of Surgery, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
    Am Surg 74:455-61. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint The evolution of the emergency surgeon: the time has come!
    L D Britt
    Department of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia 23507 1912, USA
    ANZ J Surg 74:277-9. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Blunt thoracic aortic injury: old problem and new technology
    L D Britt
    Eastern Virginia Medical School, Department of Surgery, Norfolk, Virginia 23507 1912, USA
    J Long Term Eff Med Implants 13:419-27. 2003
  9. pmc Nonoperative trauma management: has the pendulum swung too far? The distinguished Dr. William Matory lecture
    L D Britt
    Eastern Virginia Medical School, Department of Surgery, 825 Fairfax Avenue, Suite 610, Norfolk, VA 23507 1912, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 95:964-8. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint "Halstedian 2" residency training: bridging the generation gap
    L D Britt
    Eastern Virginia Medical School, Department of Surgery, 825 Fairfax Ave, Suite 610, Norfolk, VA 23507, USA
    Arch Surg 137:271-3. 2002

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Publications80

  1. ncbi request reprint A major challenge for graduate medical education
    L D Britt
    Department of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, 825 Fairfax Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23507, USA
    Arch Surg 140:250-3. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Newer diagnostic modalities for vascular injuries: the way we were, the way we are
    L D Britt
    Department of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk 23507, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 81:1263-79, xii. 2001
    ..Finally, the evolution from angiography to the use of helical CT for the diagnosis of thoracic aortic injuries is reviewed in detail...
  3. doi request reprint A novel technique for vacuum assisted closure on injured tissue or in confined spaces
    Scott F Reed
    Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
    J Trauma 64:1406-7. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Protocol-driven ventilator management in a trauma intensive care unit population
    Therese M Duane
    Department of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA 23507, USA
    Arch Surg 137:1223-7. 2002
    ..The use of weaning and sedation protocols affects the intensive care unit (ICU) course of a trauma population...
  5. ncbi request reprint Acute care surgery: a proposed training curriculum
    L D Britt
    Department of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA 23507 1912, USA
    Surgery 141:304-6. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint The great paradox of American medicine: challenges for the Southeastern Surgical Congress
    L D Britt
    Eastern Virginia Medical School, Department of Surgery, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
    Am Surg 74:455-61. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint The evolution of the emergency surgeon: the time has come!
    L D Britt
    Department of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia 23507 1912, USA
    ANZ J Surg 74:277-9. 2004
    ..Although there are no guarantees that widening the spectrum of the specialty will improve the overall financial status of the role, adoption of this new specialty concept will, undoubtedly, enhance the appeal of a dying profession...
  8. ncbi request reprint Blunt thoracic aortic injury: old problem and new technology
    L D Britt
    Eastern Virginia Medical School, Department of Surgery, Norfolk, Virginia 23507 1912, USA
    J Long Term Eff Med Implants 13:419-27. 2003
    ..The role of endovascular stent insertion in the management of these injuries is currently being debated. [table: see text]..
  9. pmc Nonoperative trauma management: has the pendulum swung too far? The distinguished Dr. William Matory lecture
    L D Britt
    Eastern Virginia Medical School, Department of Surgery, 825 Fairfax Avenue, Suite 610, Norfolk, VA 23507 1912, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 95:964-8. 2003
    ..Also, the specific choice of management should be institution- and resource dependent...
  10. ncbi request reprint "Halstedian 2" residency training: bridging the generation gap
    L D Britt
    Eastern Virginia Medical School, Department of Surgery, 825 Fairfax Ave, Suite 610, Norfolk, VA 23507, USA
    Arch Surg 137:271-3. 2002
  11. ncbi request reprint An innovative advance to increase the use of the vaccine information statement
    Richard F Edlich
    Biomedical Engineering and Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
    J Emerg Med 33:81-9. 2007
    ..Despite the disinterest of the vast majority of the State Board of Medical Examiners, we would recommend that this updated VIS be implemented immediately to educate our society on the information in the VIS...
  12. doi request reprint Impact of a monitored program of care on incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia: results of a longterm performance-improvement project
    Leonard J Weireter
    Department of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA 23507, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 208:700-4; discussion 704-5. 2009
    ..Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) remains a major source of morbidity, mortality, and expense in the ICU despite therapies directed against it...
  13. ncbi request reprint Adrenal insufficiency in hemorrhagic shock
    G D Rushing
    Department of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk 23507, USA
    Am Surg 72:552-4. 2006
    ..Relative adrenal insufficiency appears to be common in hemorrhagic shock. Future research is warranted to elucidate the pathophysiology, as well as to prospectively determine which patients may benefit from steroid replacement...
  14. ncbi request reprint Modern concepts of treatment and prevention of electrical burns
    Richard F Edlich
    Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Plastic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
    J Long Term Eff Med Implants 15:511-32. 2005
    ..Because the majority of burn injuries are due to occupational electrical injuries, the regional burn centers must work effectively with industry to prevent these potentially life-threatening accidents...
  15. ncbi request reprint Ventilator-associated pneumonia: depends on your definition
    Timothy J Novosel
    Department of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
    Am Surg 78:851-4. 2012
    ..Application of differing definitions of VAP results in markedly different VAP rates. The difference has significant implications as infection rates are increasingly reported as a quality metric...
  16. ncbi request reprint Early glucose normalization does not improve outcome in the critically ill trauma population
    Susanna Shin
    Department of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
    Am Surg 73:769-72; discussion 772. 2007
    ..Although hyperglycemia on admission appears to correlate with a worse outcome, early glucose normalization did not affect morbidity and mortality in our critically ill population...
  17. ncbi request reprint The incidence of benign and malignant neoplasia presenting as acute appendicitis
    Leah M Sieren
    Eastern Virginia Medical School, Department of Surgery, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
    Am Surg 76:808-11. 2010
    ..Six patients had concurrent appendicitis. Colonic and appendiceal neoplasia are not unusual etiologies of appendicitis. These patients tend to present at an older age and with longer duration of symptoms...
  18. ncbi request reprint Update on the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
    Richard F Edlich
    Distinguished Professor of Plastic Surgery, Biomedical Engineering and Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
    J Emerg Med 33:199-211. 2007
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint MRI as an adjunct to cervical spine clearance: a utility analysis
    Michael C Soult
    Department of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
    Am Surg 78:741-4. 2012
    ..A localizing physical examination in conjunction with normal CS CT safely precludes a CS injury requiring cervical fixation. MRI does not add substantially to this decision-making and the cervical collar can be safely removed...
  20. ncbi request reprint Adrenal insufficiency in the critically III trauma population
    T A Gannon
    Department of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia 23507, USA
    Am Surg 72:373-6. 2006
    ..Low albumin predicts a low cortisol. Hemodynamically stable occult adrenal insufficiency should not be treated with steroid replacement in the critically ill trauma patient, as survival in our series was 100 per cent without replacement...
  21. ncbi request reprint Insulin requirements in the intensive care unit in response to infection
    Nell Maloney
    Department of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia 23507, USA
    Am Surg 74:845-8. 2008
    ..5 U/hr D2 and 3.1 U/hr D1. Infection does seem to be preceded by escalating insulin demands in many patients. A prospective study to evaluate the value of increased insulin demand as a marker for developing infection is warranted...
  22. ncbi request reprint Effect of the 80-hour work week on resident case coverage: corrected article
    Susanna Shin
    Department of Surgery, EasternVirginia Medical School, 825 Fairfax Ave, Ste 610, Norfolk, VA 23507, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 207:148-50. 2008
    ..We hypothesized that implementing restricted duty hours would decrease case coverage by resident trainees...
  23. ncbi request reprint Cervical spinal cord injury associated with near-drowning does not increase pneumonia risk or mortality
    Thomas Butler
    Department of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia 23507, USA
    Am Surg 77:426-9. 2011
    ..004). CSCIs after a BSA do better than their counterparts without an associated ND. CSCIs associated with ND appear to be isolated injuries with minimal pulmonary involvement despite submersion injuries...
  24. doi request reprint Impact of acute care surgery on biliary disease
    Rebecca C Britt
    Department of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 210:595-9, 599-601. 2010
    ..We introduced an acute care surgery (ACS) service in July 2007 to address all new consults. This study examines the impact on treatment of biliary disease...
  25. doi request reprint Initial implementation of an acute care surgery model: implications for timeliness of care
    Rebecca C Britt
    Department of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, 825 Fairfax Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23507, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 209:421-4. 2009
    ..This study is designed to evaluate the impact on patient care and describe the case-mix experienced...
  26. ncbi request reprint Corticosteroid use in the intensive care unit: at what cost?
    Rebecca C Britt
    Department of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk 23507, USA
    Arch Surg 141:145-9; discussion 149. 2006
    ..Corticosteroid use has a significant effect on morbidity and mortality in the intensive care unit (ICU)...
  27. ncbi request reprint Bacterial diseases of the skin
    Richard F Edlich
    University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
    J Long Term Eff Med Implants 15:499-510. 2005
    ....
  28. doi request reprint The impact of central line simulation before the ICU experience
    Rebecca C Britt
    Department of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, USA
    Am J Surg 197:533-6. 2009
    ..This study was designed to evaluate whether resident performance of placing central lines improved after simulation training on newly available partial-task simulators...
  29. ncbi request reprint Lung protective ventilation strategies: have we applied them in trauma patients at risk for acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome?
    Robert C Gillis
    Department of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia 23507, USA
    Am Surg 73:347-50. 2007
    ..A strict ARDS Network ventilation strategy (VT < 6 mL/kg) is not followed, rather a low plateau/peak pressure strategy is used, which is a form of lung protective ventilation...
  30. ncbi request reprint Modern concepts of treatment and prevention of chemical injuries
    Richard F Edlich
    Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Plastic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
    J Long Term Eff Med Implants 15:303-18. 2005
    ..Second, those exposed to hazmats must be treated at the scene of contamination as well as in the hospital and rehabilitation setting...
  31. doi request reprint Ethnic diversity remains scarce in academic plastic and reconstructive surgery
    Paris D Butler
    Department of Surgery, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif 94305, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 123:1618-27. 2009
    ..Investigating the demographics of the U.S. plastic surgery residents and faculty can bring attention to a deficit that, if corrected, could benefit the field and improve the entire health care system...
  32. ncbi request reprint The usefulness of serum troponin levels in evaluating cardiac injury
    J N Collins
    Department of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk 23507-1912, USA
    Am Surg 67:821-5; discussion 825-6. 2001
    ..However, these patients should be monitored at least for 24 hours. Patients suspicious for cardiac contusions who have normal troponins and no other serious injuries may be safely discharged to go home from the emergency department...
  33. doi request reprint Characteristics of highly ranked applicants to general surgery residency programs
    Steven C Stain
    Department of Surgery, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York 12208 3479, USA
    JAMA Surg 148:413-7. 2013
    ..With duty hour debates, specialization, and sex distribution changes in the applicant pool, the relative competitiveness for general surgery residency (GSR) is undefined...
  34. ncbi request reprint Screening human immunodeficiency virus-positive men for anal intraepithelial neoplasia
    Scott F Reed
    Department of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
    Am Surg 78:901-3. 2012
    ..Performing anal cytology on patients with anal condyloma did not increase the rate of positive results. Patients with AIN often had disease in more than two quadrants, making surgical excision problematic...
  35. ncbi request reprint The cuff leak test is not predictive of successful extubation
    Susanna H Shin
    Department of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
    Am Surg 74:1182-5. 2008
    ..40). The CL test does not reliably identify those patients who will require reintubation in our trauma population. In addition, the ratio of ETT and tracheal diameter is not predictive of successful extubation...
  36. ncbi request reprint Aggressive surveillance and early catheter-directed therapy in the management of intra-abdominal hypertension
    Scott F Reed
    Eastern Virginia Medical School, USA
    J Trauma 61:1359-63; discussion 1363-5. 2006
    ..Our study aims at identifying these individuals early in their course and placing an intra-abdominal catheter to reduce intra-abdominal pressure before the serious hemodynamic consequences of ACS occur...
  37. ncbi request reprint Use of treated woods in roof assembly
    Richard F Edlich
    Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Plastic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia Health System, Virginia, USA
    J Long Term Eff Med Implants 15:369-74. 2005
    ..UL) and National Fire Protection Association Class A fire-rated roof system...
  38. ncbi request reprint Penetrating esophageal injuries: multicenter study of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma
    J A Asensio
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, University of Southern California School of Medicine, LAC USC, 1200 State Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033 4525, USA
    J Trauma 50:289-96. 2001
    ..The outcome study is intended to correlate time with death from esophageal causes, overall complications, esophageal related complications, and surgical intensive care unit length of stay...
  39. doi request reprint Effect of the 80-hour work week on resident case coverage
    Susanna Shin
    Department of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA 23507, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 206:798-800; discussion 801-3. 2008
    ..We hypothesized that implementing restricted duty hours would decrease case coverage by resident trainees...
  40. ncbi request reprint Devastating injuries in healthcare workers: description of the crisis and legislative solution to the epidemic of back injury from patient lifting
    Richard F Edlich
    Plastic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia Health System, Virginia, USA
    J Long Term Eff Med Implants 15:225-41. 2005
    ..California and other states are preparing to (re)introduce legislation in January 2005. A national, industry-specific policy is essential to quell the outflow of nursing personnel to disability from manual patient lifting...
  41. doi request reprint Outer membrane vesicles from pathogenic bacteria initiate an inflammatory response in human endothelial cells
    Michael C Soult
    Department of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia
    J Surg Res 184:458-66. 2013
    ..coli, elicit the cellular responses involved in activating the inflammatory cascade, and to determine whether additional virulence factors in pathogenic OMVs augment the inflammatory response...
  42. doi request reprint Ultrasound-guided breast biopsy for surgical residents: evaluation of a phantom model
    Anjali A Gresens
    Eastern Virginia Medical School Department of Surgery, Norfolk, Virginia 23507, USA
    J Surg Educ 69:411-5. 2012
    ..A phantom model was created to teach surgical residents basic breast ultrasound and biopsy skills and to evaluate the resident's response when incorporated into the curriculum...
  43. doi request reprint Reperfusion injury after hemorrhage: a collective review
    G D Rushing
    Department of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School Norfolk, VA, USA
    Ann Surg 247:929-37. 2008
    ..To review current knowledge of hemorrhagic shock and reperfusion injury...
  44. ncbi request reprint An overview of revolutionary advances in emergency medical care in the United States
    Richard F Edlich
    De Camp Burn and Wound Healing Center, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
    J Long Term Eff Med Implants 14:375-400. 2004
    ....
  45. doi request reprint Major deficit in the number of underrepresented minority academic surgeons persists
    Paris D Butler
    Department of Surgery, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
    Ann Surg 248:704-11. 2008
    ..S. surgical residents and faculty could provide outstanding information, yielding insight into a possible deficit that, if rectified by the medical education system, could change the face of surgery and the entire health care system...
  46. ncbi request reprint Central line simulation: a new training algorithm
    Rebecca C Britt
    Department of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia 23507, USA
    Am Surg 73:680-2; discussion 682-3. 2007
    ..Prospective evaluation is needed to further determine the impact of simulation on resident performance as well as patient outcomes...
  47. doi request reprint The impact of the 80-hour work week on appropriate resident case coverage
    Susanna Shin
    Department of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia 23507, USA
    J Surg Res 162:33-6. 2010
    ..In our previous study, resident case coverage remained constant with the institution of the restricted duty hours. Several years later, we hypothesized that the level of resident coverage would be less appropriate...
  48. ncbi request reprint Blunt trauma and the role of routine pelvic radiographs
    T M Duane
    Department of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk 23507, USA
    Am Surg 67:849-52; discussion 852-3. 2001
    ..Because removal of these films would minimize cost we recommend the elimination of routine pelvic films for the awake and alert blunt trauma patient...
  49. ncbi request reprint Interleukin-10 prevents loss of tone of rat skeletal muscle arterioles exposed to endotoxin
    B B Tan
    Department of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia 23507, USA
    J Surg Res 100:110-5. 2001
    ..5 +/- 2%). CONCLUSIONS: Resistance arterioles pretreated with IL-10 maintain vascular tone during endotoxin exposure. We conclude that IL-10 pretreatment prevents loss of vascular tone of isolated arterioles exposed to endotoxin...
  50. ncbi request reprint Resident operative experience during the transition to work-hour reform
    Kathryn A Mendoza
    Department of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA 23507, USA
    Arch Surg 140:137-45. 2005
    ..The operative volume of chief residents would decrease with work-hour reform by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)...
  51. ncbi request reprint Multiinstitutional experience with the management of superior mesenteric artery injuries
    J A Asensio
    Department of Surgery, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles 90033-4525, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 193:354-65; discussion 365-6. 2001
    ..All of these predictive factors for mortality must be taken into account in the surgical management of these injuries...
  52. ncbi request reprint Difficult wounds: an update
    Richard F Edlich
    Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Plastic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
    J Long Term Eff Med Implants 15:289-302. 2005
    ..More recently, carbon dioxide laser treatment, with healing by secondary intention, is proving to be a rapid, efficient, and economic treatment of this difficult wound...
  53. ncbi request reprint Endovascular carotid stenting after trauma
    Therese M Duane
    Department of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia 23507, USA
    J Trauma 52:149-53. 2002
  54. ncbi request reprint A template for change and response to work hour restrictions
    Kathryn A Mendoza
    Eastern Virginia Medical School, Department of Surgery, Suite 610, Norfolk, VA 23507, USA
    Am J Surg 186:89-96. 2003
    ..The Mendoza plan, and the process leading to its development, may provide insightful information for other surgical residency programs planning to meet work hour guidelines...
  55. doi request reprint Integrating cultural competency and humility training into clinical clerkships: surgery as a model
    Paris D Butler
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908 0300, USA
    J Surg Educ 68:222-30. 2011
    ..A closer examination of medical school curriculums was undertaken to determine how the need for cultural competency and humility (CCH) training in medical education is being addressed...
  56. ncbi request reprint Graduate medical education and the residency review committee: history and challenges
    L D Britt
    Department of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, 825 Fairfax Ave, 610, Norfolk, VA 23507 1912, USA
    Am Surg 73:136-9. 2007
  57. ncbi request reprint Vaccine information statements. Revolutionary but neglected educational advances in healthcare in the United States
    Richard F Edlich
    University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
    J Long Term Eff Med Implants 15:91-114. 2005
    ..Our nation and practicing physicians must be awakened to the importance of the use of VISs to ensure that every vaccinated individual receives this statement at the time of vaccination...
  58. ncbi request reprint Massive soft tissue infections: necrotizing fasciitis and purpura fulminans
    Richard F Edlich
    University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
    J Long Term Eff Med Implants 15:57-65. 2005
    ..The newest revolutionary advancement in the treatment of neonatal purpura fulminans is the use of activated protein C...
  59. ncbi request reprint Duodenal ulceration into the cystic artery with resultant massive hemorrhage
    Rebecca C Britt
    Department of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia 23507, USA
    Am Surg 70:999-1001. 2004
    ..We report a case of massive upper gastrointestinal bleeding related to duodenal ulcer penetration of the cystic artery and discuss potential management strategies...
  60. ncbi request reprint Modern concepts of treatment and prevention of lightning injuries
    Richard F Edlich
    Plastic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
    J Long Term Eff Med Implants 15:185-96. 2005
    ..The best treatment of lightning injuries is prevention. The Lightning Safety Guidelines devised by the Lightning Safety Group should be instituted in the United States and other nations to prevent these devastating injuries...
  61. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of preoperative risk factors for converting laparoscopic to open cholecystectomy
    Nathan W Lee
    Department of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
    Am Surg 78:831-3. 2012
    ..In patients who have all of these risk factors, we recommend starting with an open cholecystectomy. This will save operative time and overall cost...
  62. ncbi request reprint Cyclosporine inhibits endotoxin-induced vasodilation of isolated rat resistance arterioles
    Vincent J Obias
    Department of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia 23507 1912, USA
    J Surg Res 136:112-5. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine if cyclosporine A (CSA) that inhibits both NF-kappaB and iNOS would prevent the vasodilatory response to endotoxin...
  63. ncbi request reprint Inhibition of NF-KB does not induce c-Jun N-terminal kinase-mediated apoptosis in reperfusion injury
    Gregory D Rushing
    Department of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:964-7; discussion 967-8. 2007
    ..c-Jun Kinase promotes tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha mediated apoptosis in nuclear factor (NF)-KB deficient cells. Minimal NF-KB expression may be enough to abrogate c-Jun Kinase-mediated apoptosis during reperfusion injury...
  64. ncbi request reprint Secondary abdominal compartment syndrome: risk factors and outcomes
    R C Britt
    Eastern Virginia Medical School, Department of Surgery, 825 Fairfax Ave, Suite 610, Norfolk, VA 23507, USA
    Am Surg 71:982-5. 2005
    ..Prompt recognition and treatment are mandatory for survival of ACS. We recommend routine bladder pressure monitoring for patients with ongoing resuscitation greater than 500 cc/hr...
  65. ncbi request reprint Acute care surgery: the curriculum should address the needs
    L D Britt
    Department of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
    J Surg Educ 64:300-1. 2007
  66. ncbi request reprint Racial disparities in emergency surgical care
    David C Chang
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Med Clin North Am 89:945-8, 947. 2005
    ..Socioeconomic factors and differences in access to health care systems, perhaps more so than physiologic differences, play a significant role in race-based differences faced by acute care practitioners...
  67. ncbi request reprint Use of UV-protective windows and window films to aid in the prevention of skin cancer
    Richard F Edlich
    De Camp Burn and Wound Healing Center, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
    J Long Term Eff Med Implants 14:415-30. 2004
    ....
  68. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopy in the evaluation of penetrating thoracoabdominal trauma
    Nathaniel McQuay
    Department of Surgery, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Am Surg 69:788-91. 2003
    ..Respiratory insufficiency secondary to atelectasis was the most common complication. Diagnostic laparoscopy is an essential and safe modality for the evaluation of diaphragmatic injuries in penetrating thoracoabdominal trauma...
  69. pmc Effects of hemorrhagic shock on adrenal response in a rat model
    Gregory D Rushing
    Department of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, 23507, USA
    Ann Surg 243:652-4; discussion 654-6. 2006
    ..The underlying pathophysiology may be related to ischemia, necrosis, reperfusion, or resuscitative dilution. We hypothesize this blunted adrenal response is due to ischemia and necrosis of the adrenal parenchyma...
  70. ncbi request reprint Brief communication of the Residency Review Committee-Surgery (RRC-S) on residents' surgical volume in general surgery
    Kirby I Bland
    Am J Surg 190:345-50. 2005
    ..Therefore, we evaluated the surgical volume of general surgical services since the implementation of the ACGME duty-hour restrictions and compared this volume with that of previous years without these duty limits...
  71. pmc Dynamic computed tomography as an ancillary screening test for traumatic thoracic aortic injuries: a critical review
    L D Britt
    Shock Trauma Center, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Virginia
    J Natl Med Assoc 83:633-4. 1991
    ..The use of this modality will decrease the need for thoracic angiograms and invariably increase the yield...
  72. ncbi request reprint National efforts to reform residency education in surgery
    Ajit K Sachdeva
    Division of Education, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Acad Med 82:1200-10. 2007
    ..The authors examine the current state of residency education in surgery and explore efforts underway to reform this educational model...
  73. ncbi request reprint Residency review committee for surgery: an update
    L D Britt
    Arch Surg 142:573-5. 2007
  74. ncbi request reprint Simulation training: what are real questions that must be answered?
    L D Britt
    Am J Surg 194:220. 2007
  75. ncbi request reprint An organized approach to trauma care: legacy of R Adams Cowley
    Richard F Edlich
    University of Virginia Health System, USA
    J Long Term Eff Med Implants 14:481-511. 2004
    ..Federal authorities must devise national emergency medical and organized trauma programs to save the lives of injured Americans...
  76. ncbi request reprint Blunt trauma and the role of routine pelvic radiographs: a prospective analysis
    Therese M Duane
    R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical School, Baltimore, USA
    J Trauma 53:463-8. 2002
    ..We hypothesized that clinical factors accurately identify those trauma patients at high risk for pelvic fractures making routine films unnecessary...
  77. ncbi request reprint Patient safety curriculum for surgical residency programs: results of a national consensus conference
    Ajit K Sachdeva
    American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Surgery 141:427-41. 2007
    ....
  78. ncbi request reprint Prevention of disabling back injuries in nurses by the use of mechanical patient lift systems
    Richard F Edlich
    University of Virginia Health System, USA
    J Long Term Eff Med Implants 14:521-33. 2004
    ..This type of intervention assumes that lifting is a specialized skill to be performed only by expert professional patient movers who have been thoroughly trained in the latest lifting device techniques...
  79. ncbi request reprint Cold injuries
    William B Long
    Trauma Specialists LLP, Legacy Emanuel Hospital, Portland, Oregon 97227, USA
    J Long Term Eff Med Implants 15:67-78. 2005
    ..The freezing of the corneas has been reported to occur in individuals who keep their eyes open in high wind-chill situations without protective goggles (e.g., snowmobilers, cross-country skiers)...
  80. pmc The long arm of health care disparity
    L D Britt
    Ann Surg 242:156-7. 2005