Samir M Fakhry
Affiliation: Medical University of South Carolina
- A mixed methods descriptive investigation of readiness to change in rural hospitals participating in a tele-critical care interventionJane Zapka
Department of Public Health Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina MUSC, 135 Cannon Street, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
BMC Health Serv Res 13:33. 2013....
- Intensive care unit bounce back in trauma patients: an analysis of unplanned returns to the intensive care unitSamir M Fakhry
Department of Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29245, USA
J Trauma Acute Care Surg 74:1528-33. 2013..The goal of this study was to review ICU BB and define ICU discharge variables that may be predictive of BB...
- Proportional costs in trauma and acute care surgery patients: dominant role of intensive care unit costsSamir M Fakhry
Department of Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29424, USA
J Am Coll Surg 216:607-14; discussion 614-6. 2013..The purpose of this study was to identify proportionate patient cost categories in trauma and acute care surgery (TACS) patients and determine subgroups in which the largest opportunities for cost savings might exist...
- Peri-operative oxygen and the risk of surgical infectionSamir M Fakhry
Department of Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425 6130, USA
Surg Infect (Larchmt) 13:228-33. 2012..Laboratory observations that high concentrations of oxygen in tissues enhance bacterial killing and improve wound healing have prompted the study of peri-operative oxygenation as a means of reducing SSI...
- Survey of national usage of trauma response charge codes: an opportunity for enhanced trauma center revenueSamir M Fakhry
Department of Surgery, National Foundation for Trauma Care Trauma Center Association of America, Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA
J Trauma 67:1352-8. 2009..Potential over- and underutilization of these enhanced reimbursements was assessed...
- Ventilator-associated pneumonia rates at major trauma centers compared with a national benchmark: a multi-institutional study of the AASTChristopher P Michetti
Department of Surgery, Inova Regional Trauma Center, Falls Church, Virginia 22042, USA
J Trauma Acute Care Surg 72:1165-73. 2012..This multi-institutional study was undertaken to elucidate VAP rates at major trauma centers...
- Population-based study of the risk of in-hospital death after traumatic brain injury: the role of sepsisAnbesaw Wolde Selassie
Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
J Trauma 71:1226-34. 2011..We provide findings on the risk factors of in-hospital death and demonstrate the risk associated with sepsis occurring in the hospital environment...
- Trauma center finances and length of stay: identifying a profitability inflection pointSamir M Fakhry
Department of Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
J Am Coll Surg 210:817-21, 821-3. 2010..Many variables contribute to these results. The objective of this study was to determine the relationship of adult trauma patient hospital length of stay (LOS) to trauma center profitability...
- Safety and efficacy of heparin or enoxaparin prophylaxis in blunt trauma patients with a head abbreviated injury severity score >2Christian T Minshall
Department of Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, Texas 75390, USA
J Trauma 71:396-9; discussion 399-400. 2011..We reviewed our institutions experience with low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) and unfractionated heparin (UFH) in TBI...
- Level I trauma center internal campaign to increase safe driving by staffThomas Jerome Melton
College of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
J Trauma Nurs 19:221-6. 2012..No direct causal effect can be proven, but the campaign appears to have increased employee seat belt use...
- How low is too low? Cardiac risks with anemiaSamir M Fakhry
Trauma and Critical Care Services, Associate Chair for Research and Education, Department of Surgery, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, Virginia, USA
Crit Care 8:S11-4. 2004....
- Outcomes of and resource consumption by high-cost patients in the intensive care unitJohn M Welton
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, College of Nursing, USA
Am J Crit Care 11:467-73. 2002..Care of patients in an intensive care unit is among the most costly in hospitals. Little is known about high-cost patients within the intensive care unit or their outcomes of care...
- Incidence of pulmonary fat embolism at autopsy: an undiagnosed epidemicEvert Austin Eriksson
Department of Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
J Trauma 71:312-5. 2011..To determine the incidence, time course, and severity of pulmonary fat embolism (PFE) and cerebral fat embolism (CFE) in trauma and nontrauma patients at the time of autopsy...