Sharmila Dissanaike

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Affiliation: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Epidemiology of burn injuries: highlighting cultural and socio-demographic aspects
    Sharmila Dissanaike
    Division of Trauma and Burn Care, Department of Surgery, and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas 79430, USA
    Int Rev Psychiatry 21:505-11. 2009
  2. doi request reprint Variations in the perception of trauma-related complications between attending surgeons, surgery residents, critical care nurses, and medical students
    Sharmila Dissanaike
    Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX, USA
    Am J Surg 197:764-8. 2009
  3. pmc The risk for bloodstream infections is associated with increased parenteral caloric intake in patients receiving parenteral nutrition
    Sharmila Dissanaike
    Harborview Medical Center, 325 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Crit Care 11:R114. 2007
  4. doi request reprint The effect of reclined seats on mortality in motor vehicle collisions
    Sharmila Dissanaike
    Division of Trauma Critical Care Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, Lubbock, TX 79430, USA
    J Trauma 64:614-9. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Burns as child abuse: risk factors and legal issues in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico
    Sharmila Dissanaike
    Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX 79430, USA
    J Burn Care Res 31:176-83. 2010
  6. pmc Variation in the TLR4 gene influences the risk of organ failure and shock posttrauma: a cohort study
    Sherene Shalhub
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA
    J Trauma 66:115-22; discussion 122-3. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Effect of immediate enteral feeding on trauma patients with an open abdomen: protection from nosocomial infections
    Sharmila Dissanaike
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 207:690-7. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Nottingham grades of lobular carcinoma lack the prognostic implications they bear for ductal carcinoma
    Mitchell S Wachtel
    Department of Pathology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas 79430, USA
    J Surg Res 166:19-27. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Best poster award: accuracy of surgery residents' interpretation of computed tomography scans in trauma
    Candy Arentz
    Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 3601 4th Street, Lubbock, TX 79430, USA
    Am J Surg 196:809-12. 2008
  10. doi request reprint The evaluation of pneumomediastinum in blunt trauma patients
    Sharmila Dissanaike
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA
    J Trauma 65:1340-5. 2008

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Publications18

  1. doi request reprint Epidemiology of burn injuries: highlighting cultural and socio-demographic aspects
    Sharmila Dissanaike
    Division of Trauma and Burn Care, Department of Surgery, and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas 79430, USA
    Int Rev Psychiatry 21:505-11. 2009
    ..Finally, the elderly form a rapidly increasing proportion of the population in many countries, and are often burdened with comorbidities that are likely to pose significant challenges in burn care...
  2. doi request reprint Variations in the perception of trauma-related complications between attending surgeons, surgery residents, critical care nurses, and medical students
    Sharmila Dissanaike
    Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX, USA
    Am J Surg 197:764-8. 2009
    ..We implemented the ARS in our trauma M&M and evaluated the responses we received from different categories of participants...
  3. pmc The risk for bloodstream infections is associated with increased parenteral caloric intake in patients receiving parenteral nutrition
    Sharmila Dissanaike
    Harborview Medical Center, 325 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Crit Care 11:R114. 2007
    ..We therefore sought to determine the role that hyperglycemia and parenteral calories play in the development of BSI in hospitalized patients receiving TPN...
  4. doi request reprint The effect of reclined seats on mortality in motor vehicle collisions
    Sharmila Dissanaike
    Division of Trauma Critical Care Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, Lubbock, TX 79430, USA
    J Trauma 64:614-9. 2008
    ..Motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of trauma-related death in the United States. Reclined seatbacks may alter crash kinetics and affect occupant outcome. We examined the effect of reclined seatbacks on occupant mortality...
  5. doi request reprint Burns as child abuse: risk factors and legal issues in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico
    Sharmila Dissanaike
    Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX 79430, USA
    J Burn Care Res 31:176-83. 2010
    ..Prosecution and conviction rates are remarkably low, despite using a multidisciplinary care conference to review all cases and obtaining early involvement of child protective services and law enforcement...
  6. pmc Variation in the TLR4 gene influences the risk of organ failure and shock posttrauma: a cohort study
    Sherene Shalhub
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA
    J Trauma 66:115-22; discussion 122-3. 2009
    ..Genetic variation contributes to risk and outcomes of sepsis. We sought to determine whether variation in inflammation related genes is associated with severity of sepsis in trauma patients...
  7. doi request reprint Effect of immediate enteral feeding on trauma patients with an open abdomen: protection from nosocomial infections
    Sharmila Dissanaike
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 207:690-7. 2008
    ..Despite increased use, uncertainty exists about the safety and timing of enteral nutrition. The purpose of this study was to determine the safety and effect of immediate enteral nutrition...
  8. doi request reprint Nottingham grades of lobular carcinoma lack the prognostic implications they bear for ductal carcinoma
    Mitchell S Wachtel
    Department of Pathology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas 79430, USA
    J Surg Res 166:19-27. 2011
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  9. doi request reprint Best poster award: accuracy of surgery residents' interpretation of computed tomography scans in trauma
    Candy Arentz
    Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 3601 4th Street, Lubbock, TX 79430, USA
    Am J Surg 196:809-12. 2008
    ..We evaluated the accuracy of surgery residents in interpreting computed axial tomography (CT) scans of trauma patients as compared with attending radiologists...
  10. doi request reprint The evaluation of pneumomediastinum in blunt trauma patients
    Sharmila Dissanaike
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA
    J Trauma 65:1340-5. 2008
    ..We evaluated the incidence of major injuries associated with pneumomediastinum, the accuracy of diagnostic modalities, and the results of observation versus aggressive evaluation...
  11. pmc Laparoscopic splenectomy in blunt trauma
    Sharmila Dissanaike
    Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas, USA
    JSLS 10:499-503. 2006
    ..He was hemodynamically stable. He underwent a laparoscopic splenectomy shortly after arrival. The patient's renal injury was managed nonoperatively, and he was discharged home with no complications and has remained well...
  12. doi request reprint Cooking-related pediatric burns: risk factors and the role of differential cooling rates among commonly implicated substances
    Sharmila Dissanaike
    Division of Trauma and Burns, Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX 79430, USA
    J Burn Care Res 30:593-8. 2009
    ..Cooking injuries predominantly affect toddlers, with clearly recognized mechanisms and risk factors. Injury prevention measures should be targeted accordingly...
  13. ncbi request reprint An ethanol protocol to prevent alcohol withdrawal syndrome
    Sharmila Dissanaike
    Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX 79430, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 203:186-91. 2006
    ..Prevention of AWS has been shown to improve morbidity and mortality and shorten hospital and ICU stays. We examined the efficacy of ethanol as a method of prophylaxis...
  14. ncbi request reprint Isolated chyle duct injury in blunt trauma
    Sharmila Dissanaike
    Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas 79415, USA
    Am Surg 72:116-7. 2006
    ..Chyle duct injury secondary to blunt trauma is a rare finding. The use of CT imaging can identify this injury. Laparoscopy can confirm the injury. Open ligation of the injured duct is the best treatment...
  15. ncbi request reprint Treatment of isolated penetrating flank trauma
    Sharmila Dissanaike
    Department of Surgery, Division of General Sur gery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, MOP Build ing, Suite 380, 3502 9th Street, Lubbock, TX 79415, USA
    Am Surg 71:493-6. 2005
    ..We believe that laparoscopy may emerge as a useful adjunct in the treatment of patients with flank trauma. We present an algorithm for the management of penetrating flank trauma...
  16. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic highly selective vagotomy with nissen fundoplication: is there any role?
    Eldo E Frezza
    Division of General Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgical Center, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX 79415, USA
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 17:361-4. 2007
    ..Acid lowering procedures such as highly selective vagotomy (HSV) have not yet been fully evaluated as an adjunctive treatment. NFHSV was evaluated in GERD...
  17. doi request reprint The increased use of computed tomography scanning for diagnosing superficial soft tissue infections: a disturbing trend of increased radiation with no benefit
    Jaden Evans
    Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX, USA
    Am J Surg 204:988-94; discussion 994-5. 2012
    ..Soft tissue infections have historically been diagnosed on the basis of clinical signs and symptoms. A trend toward the increased use of computed tomographic (CT) imaging in their evaluation has been noted...
  18. doi request reprint Private insurance is the strongest predictor of women receiving breast conservation surgery for breast cancer
    Amber Moreland
    Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX, USA
    Am J Surg 198:787-91. 2009
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