Carlos V R Brown

Summary

Affiliation: Seton Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Swallowing dysfunction after mechanical ventilation in trauma patients
    Carlos V R Brown
    University Medical Center Brackenridge, Austin, TX 78701, USA
    J Crit Care 26:108.e9-13. 2011
  2. ncbi request reprint Recombinant factor VIIa to correct coagulopathy in patients with traumatic brain injury presenting to outlying facilities before transfer to the regional trauma center
    Carlos V R Brown
    University of Texas Southwestern Austin, University Medical Center Brackenridge, Austin, Texas 78701, USA
    Am Surg 78:57-60. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Computed tomography versus magnetic resonance imaging for evaluation of the cervical spine: how many slices do you need?
    Carlos V R Brown
    Department of Surgery, University Medical Center at Brackenridge, Austin, Texas 78701, USA
    Am Surg 76:365-8. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Risk factors associated with early reintubation in trauma patients: a prospective observational study
    Carlos V R Brown
    Department of Surgery, University Medical Center Brackenridge, Austin, TX, USA
    J Trauma 71:37-41; discussion 41-2. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Autologous blood transfusion during emergency trauma operations
    Carlos V R Brown
    Trauma Services, University Medical Center Brackenridge, 601 E 15th St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
    Arch Surg 145:690-4. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Barriers to obtaining family consent for potential organ donors
    Carlos V R Brown
    Department of Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Austin, Trauma Services, University Medical Center Brackenridge, Austin, Texas 78701, USA
    J Trauma 68:447-51. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Recombinant factor VIIa for the correction of coagulopathy before emergent craniotomy in blunt trauma patients
    Carlos V R Brown
    Department of Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Austin, University Medical Center Brackenridge Trauma Services, Austin, Texas 78701, USA
    J Trauma 68:348-52. 2010
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications33

  1. doi request reprint Swallowing dysfunction after mechanical ventilation in trauma patients
    Carlos V R Brown
    University Medical Center Brackenridge, Austin, TX 78701, USA
    J Crit Care 26:108.e9-13. 2011
    ..The purpose of the study was to determine if a bedside swallowing evaluation (BSE) can identify patients with swallowing dysfunction after mechanical ventilation...
  2. ncbi request reprint Recombinant factor VIIa to correct coagulopathy in patients with traumatic brain injury presenting to outlying facilities before transfer to the regional trauma center
    Carlos V R Brown
    University of Texas Southwestern Austin, University Medical Center Brackenridge, Austin, Texas 78701, USA
    Am Surg 78:57-60. 2012
    ..More rapid correction of coagulopathy with VIIa in this patient population may improve mortality...
  3. ncbi request reprint Computed tomography versus magnetic resonance imaging for evaluation of the cervical spine: how many slices do you need?
    Carlos V R Brown
    Department of Surgery, University Medical Center at Brackenridge, Austin, Texas 78701, USA
    Am Surg 76:365-8. 2010
    ..The newer 64-slice CT scan does not appear to miss clinically significant cervical spine injuries and may allow clearance of the cervical spine in blunt trauma patients without the addition of an MRI...
  4. doi request reprint Risk factors associated with early reintubation in trauma patients: a prospective observational study
    Carlos V R Brown
    Department of Surgery, University Medical Center Brackenridge, Austin, TX, USA
    J Trauma 71:37-41; discussion 41-2. 2011
    ..We hypothesize that specific and unique risk factors exist for failed extubation in trauma patients. The purpose of this study was to identify the risk factors in trauma patients...
  5. doi request reprint Autologous blood transfusion during emergency trauma operations
    Carlos V R Brown
    Trauma Services, University Medical Center Brackenridge, 601 E 15th St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
    Arch Surg 145:690-4. 2010
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Barriers to obtaining family consent for potential organ donors
    Carlos V R Brown
    Department of Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Austin, Trauma Services, University Medical Center Brackenridge, Austin, Texas 78701, USA
    J Trauma 68:447-51. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare families who declined organ donation to those who granted consent, specifically to identify barriers to family consent for successful organ donation...
  7. doi request reprint Recombinant factor VIIa for the correction of coagulopathy before emergent craniotomy in blunt trauma patients
    Carlos V R Brown
    Department of Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Austin, University Medical Center Brackenridge Trauma Services, Austin, Texas 78701, USA
    J Trauma 68:348-52. 2010
    ..We hypothesize that rFVIIa would provide an effective and cost efficient means of correcting coagulopathy in patients with traumatic brain injury undergoing emergent craniotomy...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. ncbi request reprint Spiral computed tomography for the initial evaluation of spine trauma: A new standard of care?
    Jared L Antevil
    Department of Surgery, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, California, USA
    J Trauma 61:382-7. 2006
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  13. ncbi request reprint The impact of obesity on the outcomes of 1,153 critically injured blunt trauma patients
    Carlos V R Brown
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, University of Southern California and the Los Angeles County Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    J Trauma 59:1048-51; discussion 1051. 2005
    ..The purpose of the present study was to evaluate a large cohort of critically injured patients to better understand the influence of obesity on the outcomes of patients after severe blunt trauma...
  14. ncbi request reprint The effect of obesity on bioimpedance cardiac index
    Carlos V R Brown
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, University of Southern California and the Los Angeles County Medical Center, 1200 North State St, Room 9900, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Am J Surg 189:547-50; discussion 550-1. 2005
    ..However, it is unclear if this technique can be used reliably in critically injured obese patients because of increased body habitus and chest wall mass...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. ncbi request reprint The impact of obesity on severely injured children and adolescents
    Carlos V R Brown
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 41:88-91; discussion 88-91. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of obesity on the outcomes of a severely injured population of children and adolescents...
  18. ncbi request reprint White blood cell and platelet counts can be used to differentiate between infection and the normal response after splenectomy for trauma: prospective validation
    Janie Weng
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, University of Southern California and the Los Angeles County Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    J Trauma 59:1076-80. 2005
    ..The current study intends to prospectively validate the WBC and PC/WBC ratio on postoperative day 5 as markers of infection after splenectomy for trauma...
  19. ncbi request reprint Association of scapular fractures and blunt thoracic aortic injury: fact or fiction?
    Carlos V R Brown
    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 71:54-7. 2005
    ..Patients with SF almost always have significant associated injuries. Although SF indicates a high amount of energy transmitted to the upper thorax, these patients rarely have BTAI. SF should not be used as an indicator of possible BTAI...
  20. ncbi request reprint Does routine serial computed tomography of the head influence management of traumatic brain injury? A prospective evaluation
    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 57:939-43. 2004
    ..Recent retrospective reviews have challenged the need for serial head CT after traumatic brain injury (TBI). This study intends to prospectively examine the value of routine serial head CT after TBI...
  21. doi request reprint Risk factors for riding and crashing a motorcycle unhelmeted
    Carlos V R Brown
    Department of Surgery, Trauma Services, University Medical Center at Brackenridge, Austin, Texas 78701, USA
    J Emerg Med 41:441-6. 2011
    ..S. states require helmets for motorcycle operators. Although research has demonstrated the effectiveness of helmets, less is known about the characteristics of individuals who choose to ride motorcycles unhelmeted...
  22. ncbi request reprint Risk Factors for Falls among Hospitalized Trauma Patients
    Carlos V R Brown
    Department of Surgery, Trauma Services, University Medical Center Brackenridge, Austin, Texas, USA
    Am Surg 79:465-9. 2013
    ..Trauma patients with these risk factors may require higher staffing ratios and should be enrolled in a formal fall prevention program...
  23. ncbi request reprint Early prediction of mortality in isolated head injury patients: a new predictive model
    Demetrios Demetriades
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Department of Surgery, LAC USC Medical Center, Keck School of Medicine University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    J Trauma 61:868-72. 2006
    ..To construct a predictive model of survival in isolated head injury patients, on the basis of easily available parameters that are independent risk factors for survival outcome...
  24. 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...
  25. ncbi request reprint Obesity is an independent risk factor of mortality in severely injured blunt trauma patients
    Angela L Neville
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Los Angeles County, University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles 90033, USA
    Arch Surg 139:983-7. 2004
    ..Obesity is associated with increased morbidity and mortality in critically injured blunt trauma patients...
  26. ncbi request reprint Is noninvasive hemodynamic monitoring appropriate for the elderly critically injured patient?
    Carlos V R Brown
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    J Trauma 58:102-7. 2005
    ..The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the effect of age on the reliability of noninvasive bioimpedance technology in measuring cardiac index...
  27. ncbi request reprint The use of cognitive task analysis to improve the learning of percutaneous tracheostomy placement
    Maura E Sullivan
    Department of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Am J Surg 193:96-9. 2007
    ..The purpose of the current study was to determine the effectiveness of using cognitive task analysis (CTA) to develop a curriculum to teach the behavioral skills and the cognitive strategies of a percutaneous tracheostomy (PT) placement...
  28. ncbi request reprint Computed tomography-based clinical diagnostic pathway for acute appendicitis: prospective validation
    Jared L Antevil
    Department of Surgery, Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 203:849-56. 2006
    ..Based on analysis of this data, a diagnostic pathway was implemented prospectively for adult patients with possible appendicitis...
  29. ncbi request reprint Trauma surgeon personality and job satisfaction: results from a national survey
    Kelli H Foulkrod
    Department of Surgery, Trauma Services, University Medical Center at Brackenridge, Austin, Texas 78701, USA
    Am Surg 76:422-7. 2010
    ..Extraversion and emotional stability are the most significant personality factors to job satisfaction of trauma surgeons. These findings may have important implications for surgical resident recruitment, job performance, and retention...
  30. ncbi request reprint Rhabdomyolysis after penetrating trauma
    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 90033, USA
    Am Surg 70:890-2. 2004
    ..Therefore, critically injured penetrating trauma patients should be routinely screened with CK levels...
  31. ncbi request reprint Spiral computed tomography for the diagnosis of cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine fractures: its time has come
    Carlos V R Brown
    Department of Surgery, Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, California 92103, USA
    J Trauma 58:890-5; discussion 895-6. 2005
    ..Our institution adopted SCT as the primary modality for the diagnosis of SF. The purpose of this study was to determine whether SCT scan can be used as a stand-alone diagnostic modality in the evaluation of SF...
  32. ncbi request reprint Preventing renal failure in patients with rhabdomyolysis: do bicarbonate and mannitol make a difference?
    Carlos V R Brown
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, University of Southern California and the Los Angeles County Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Trauma 56:1191-6. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether BIC/ MAN is effective in preventing RF in patients with rhabdomyolysis caused by trauma...
  33. ncbi request reprint Appendiceal abscess: immediate operation or percutaneous drainage?
    Carlos V R Brown
    Department of Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles County USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Am Surg 69:829-32. 2003
    ..4 days, P = 0.04). We conclude that percutaneous drainage and interval appendectomy is preferable to immediate appendectomy for treatment of appendiceal abscess because it leads to a lower complication rate and a shorter hospital stay...