Christine S Cocanour
Affiliation: University of California
- Blunt splenic injuryChristine S Cocanour
University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
Curr Opin Crit Care 16:575-81. 2010..To review the current care of the patient with an injured spleen...
- Best strategies in recurrent or persistent Clostridium difficile infectionChristine S Cocanour
Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
Surg Infect (Larchmt) 12:235-9. 2011..These developments have led to an increase in recurrent CDI, which is more difficult to treat. This review focuses on recurrent CDI and its treatment...
- Gastric alkalinization after major traumaChristine S Cocanour
Department of Surgery, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, USA
J Trauma 64:681-7. 2008..Therefore, we hypothesized that trauma patients have an alkaline gastric environment that may be because of bile reflux...
- Patients with impending abdominal compartment syndrome do not respond to early volume loadingZsolt Balogh
Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, University of Texas at Houston Medical School, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Am J Surg 186:602-7; discussion 607-8. 2003..05). CONCLUSIONS: Conventional preload directed resuscitation to enhance cardiac function is not effective in patients with impending ACS, and this traditional resuscitation strategy is detrimental in this subgroup of patients...
- Both primary and secondary abdominal compartment syndrome can be predicted early and are harbingers of multiple organ failureZsolt Balogh
Department of Surgery, Memorial Hermann Hospital, University of Texas at Houston Medical School, 77030, USA
J Trauma 54:848-59; discussion 859-61. 2003..2 degrees ACS is an earlier ICU event preceded by more crystalloid administration. With appropriate monitoring both could be accurately predicted upon ICU admission...
- Supranormal trauma resuscitation causes more cases of abdominal compartment syndromeZsolt Balogh
Department of Surgery, Intensive Care Unit, Memorial Hermann Hospital, University of Texas-Houston Medical School, Houston, USA
Arch Surg 138:637-42; discussion 642-3. 2003....
- Fresh frozen plasma should be given earlier to patients requiring massive transfusionErnest A Gonzalez
Department of Surgery, University of Texas Houston Medical School, Houston, Texas, USA
J Trauma 62:112-9. 2007..The hypothesis for this study is that our pre-intensive care unit (ICU) massive transfusion (MT) protocol does not adequately correct coagulopathy, and that early uncorrected coagulopathy is predictive of mortality...
- Normal versus supranormal oxygen delivery goals in shock resuscitation: the response is the sameBruce A McKinley
Department of Surgery, University of Texas Houston Medical School, 77030, USA
J Trauma 53:825-32. 2002..Our hypothesis was that by decreasing the Do I endpoint, less crystalloid would be administered. We compare resuscitation responses to the protocol with goals of Do I > or = 600 versus 500 in two patient cohorts...
- Vacuum-assisted wound closure achieves early fascial closure of open abdomens after severe traumaJames W Suliburk
Department of Surgery, University of Texas-Houston Medical School, 77030, USA
J Trauma 55:1155-60; discussion 1160-1. 2003..No patients developed evisceration, intra-abdominal abscess, or wound infection. CONCLUSION: VAWC achieved early fascial closure in a high percentage of open abdomens, with an acceptable rate of complications...
- Abdominal compartment syndrome: the cause or effect of postinjury multiple organ failureZsolt Balogh
Department of Surgery, University of Texas-Houston Medical School, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
Shock 20:483-92. 2003..This review summarizes our findings...
- Secondary abdominal compartment syndrome is an elusive early complication of traumatic shock resuscitationZsolt Balogh
Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, University of Texas at Houston Medical School, 6431 Fannin, Suite 4.264, 77030, USA
Am J Surg 184:538-43; discussion 543-4. 2002..CONCLUSIONS: Secondary ACS is an early but, if appropriately monitored, recognizable complication in patients with major nonabdominal trauma who require aggressive resuscitation...
- Necrotizing soft tissue infections in the intensive care unitHo H Phan
Department of Surgery, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA, USA
Crit Care Med 38:S460-8. 2010..Soft tissue reconstruction should take into account both functional and cosmetic outcome...
- A multidisciplinary clinical pathway decreases rib fracture-associated infectious morbidity and mortality in high-risk trauma patientsS Rob Todd
Department of Surgery, The Methodist Hospital, 6550 Fannin Street, Smith Tower 1661, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Am J Surg 192:806-11. 2006..The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the effect of this pathway on infectious morbidity and mortality...
- Standardized trauma resuscitation: female hearts respond betterBruce A McKinley
Department of Surgery, University of Texas Houston Medical School, 6431 Fannin, MSB 4 266, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Arch Surg 137:578-83; discussion 583-4. 2002..Women respond better to standardized shock resuscitation compared with similarly severely injured men...
- Blunt cardiac injuries that require operative intervention: an unsuspected injuryAlicia Mangram
Department of Surgery, University of Texas, Houston Medical School, 77020, USA
J Trauma 54:286-8. 2003
- Challenges to the care of the critically ill: novel staffing paradigmsRosemary A Kozar
Department of Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Houston, Texas, USA
J Trauma 64:366-70; discussion 370-3. 2008....
- Perioperative risk assessment in elderly and high-risk patientsJ David Richardson
Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY 40292, USA
J Am Coll Surg 199:133-46. 2004
- Acute lower extremity compartment syndrome (ALECS) screening protocol in critically ill trauma patientsRoman Kosir
Department of Surgery, General and Teaching Hospital, Maribor, Slovenia
J Trauma 63:268-75. 2007..Acute lower extremity compartment syndrome (ALECS) is a devastating complication that often presents silently in critically injured patients; therefore, we developed a protocol to screen high-risk patients...
- Preload optimization using "starling curve" generation during shock resuscitation: can it be done?Alan B Marr
University of Texas Houston Medical School, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
Shock 21:300-5. 2004....