- The use of recombinant activated factor VIIa in coagulopathic traumatic brain injuries requiring emergent craniotomy: is it beneficial?Nathaniel McQuay
Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Trauma Critica Division, St Luke s Hosptial, USA
J Neurosurg 111:666-71. 2009..This study evaluates the outcomes of using rFVIIa as first-line therapy in patients with a severe TBI requiring emergent craniotomy that are coagulopathic...
- Postmortem computed tomography, "CATopsy", predicts cause of death in trauma patientsBrian A Hoey
St Luke s Hospital, University of Pennsylvania Trauma Network, Bethlehem, PA 18015, USA
J Trauma 63:979-85; discussion 985-6. 2007..The number of autopsies performed has declined dramatically. This study examines whether postmortem computed tomography ("CATopsy") can be used to determine cause of death in trauma patients...
- Laparoscopy in the evaluation of penetrating thoracoabdominal traumaNathaniel 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...
- A proposed algorithm for managing the open abdomenJames Cipolla
Department of Surgery, St Luke s Hospital and Health Network, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015, USA
Am Surg 71:202-7. 2005..7%). Fascial closure was achieved in 6 patients (35.3%). Eleven patients were managed with PVH. Using an algorithm with a combination of several techniques, open abdomen can be managed with minimal morbidity and acceptable closure rates...