Amalia Cochran

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Affiliation: University of Utah
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Burn patient characteristics and outcomes following resuscitation with albumin
    Amalia Cochran
    Burn Center at the University of Utah, Department of Surgery, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA
    Burns 33:25-30. 2007
  2. doi Barriers to advancement in academic surgery: views of senior residents and early career faculty
    Amalia Cochran
    Department of Surgery, University of Utah, 30 North 1900 East, SOM 3B313, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA Electronic address
    Am J Surg 206:661-6. 2013
  3. doi The impact of oxandrolone on length of stay following major burn injury: a clinical practice evaluation
    Amalia Cochran
    University of Utah, Department of Surgery, Burn Center at the University of Utah, United States Electronic address
    Burns 39:1374-9. 2013
  4. doi Perceived gender-based barriers to careers in academic surgery
    Amalia Cochran
    Department of Surgery, University of Utah, 30 North 1900 East, SOM 3B313, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA
    Am J Surg 206:263-8. 2013
  5. doi Enoxaparin dose adjustment is associated with low incidence of venous thromboembolic events in acute burn patients
    Hsin Lin
    Burn Trauma ICU, University of Utah Healthcare, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132, USA
    J Trauma 71:1557-61. 2011
  6. doi Learner satisfaction with Web-based learning as an adjunct to clinical experience in burn surgery
    Amalia Cochran
    Department of Surgery, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132, USA
    J Burn Care Res 29:222-6. 2008
  7. doi Identification of risk factors associated with critical illness related corticosteroid insufficiency in burn patients
    Kencee K Graves
    Department of Surgery, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City 84132, USA
    J Burn Care Res 33:330-5. 2012
  8. doi Review of a fluid resuscitation protocol: "fluid creep" is not due to nursing error
    Iris Faraklas
    Burn Trauma Center, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA
    J Burn Care Res 33:74-83. 2012
  9. doi Colloid normalizes resuscitation ratio in pediatric burns
    Iris Faraklas
    Burn Trauma Center, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132, USA
    J Burn Care Res 32:91-7. 2011
  10. doi Telemedicine use among burn centers in the United States: a survey
    Brennen Holt
    Burn Trauma Center, University of Utah Health Science Center, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    J Burn Care Res 33:157-62. 2012

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  1. ncbi Burn patient characteristics and outcomes following resuscitation with albumin
    Amalia Cochran
    Burn Center at the University of Utah, Department of Surgery, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA
    Burns 33:25-30. 2007
    ..Use of colloids in acute burn resuscitation may reduce fluid requirements, but effect on mortality is unknown. We hypothesized that patients who received albumin would have similar mortality to patients who did not receive albumin...
  2. doi Barriers to advancement in academic surgery: views of senior residents and early career faculty
    Amalia Cochran
    Department of Surgery, University of Utah, 30 North 1900 East, SOM 3B313, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA Electronic address
    Am J Surg 206:661-6. 2013
    ..A significant faculty attrition rate exists in academic surgery. The authors hypothesized that senior residents and early-career faculty members have different perceptions of advancement barriers in academic surgery...
  3. doi The impact of oxandrolone on length of stay following major burn injury: a clinical practice evaluation
    Amalia Cochran
    University of Utah, Department of Surgery, Burn Center at the University of Utah, United States Electronic address
    Burns 39:1374-9. 2013
    ..This study uses the Comprehensive Severity Index (CSI) to control for severity of illness and explores the relationship between OX and LOS in a more broadly selected sample of burn patients and a natural practice setting...
  4. doi Perceived gender-based barriers to careers in academic surgery
    Amalia Cochran
    Department of Surgery, University of Utah, 30 North 1900 East, SOM 3B313, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA
    Am J Surg 206:263-8. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that female surgeons perceive different barriers to academic careers relative to their male colleagues...
  5. doi Enoxaparin dose adjustment is associated with low incidence of venous thromboembolic events in acute burn patients
    Hsin Lin
    Burn Trauma ICU, University of Utah Healthcare, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132, USA
    J Trauma 71:1557-61. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the impact of dose adjustment of enoxaparin and associated incidence of VTE in acute burn patients...
  6. doi Learner satisfaction with Web-based learning as an adjunct to clinical experience in burn surgery
    Amalia Cochran
    Department of Surgery, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132, USA
    J Burn Care Res 29:222-6. 2008
    ..They indicated an interest in future use of web-based learning to supplement clinical experiences. Web-based learning represents an effective and well-received addition to clinical education in surgery for residents and medical students...
  7. doi Identification of risk factors associated with critical illness related corticosteroid insufficiency in burn patients
    Kencee K Graves
    Department of Surgery, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City 84132, USA
    J Burn Care Res 33:330-5. 2012
    ..Acute burn patients who develop CIRCI have higher mortality, length of stay, and ventilator days than matched controls...
  8. doi Review of a fluid resuscitation protocol: "fluid creep" is not due to nursing error
    Iris Faraklas
    Burn Trauma Center, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA
    J Burn Care Res 33:74-83. 2012
    ..This review has illuminated some opportunities for practice improvement, possibly using a computerized decision support system...
  9. doi Colloid normalizes resuscitation ratio in pediatric burns
    Iris Faraklas
    Burn Trauma Center, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132, USA
    J Burn Care Res 32:91-7. 2011
    ..7 vs 6.2 ml/kg/%TBSA, P = .004). Measuring hourly I/O is a helpful means of evaluating fluid demands during burn shock resuscitation. The addition of colloid restores normal I/O in pediatric patients...
  10. doi Telemedicine use among burn centers in the United States: a survey
    Brennen Holt
    Burn Trauma Center, University of Utah Health Science Center, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    J Burn Care Res 33:157-62. 2012
    ..S. burn centers, with volume and type of usage varying widely. Significant interest in learning more about telemedicine suggests strongly that telemedicine should be included in the annual program at the American Burn Association...
  11. ncbi Self-reported quality of life after electrical and thermal injury
    Amalia Cochran
    Department of Surgery, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132, USA
    J Burn Care Rehabil 25:61-6. 2004
    ..EI and TIs do not differ significantly in quality of life after their burn injuries. Self-evaluated function for EI and TIs is comparable. Quality of life in both EI and TIs are above population means on many dimensions...
  12. ncbi How medical students define surgical mentors
    Amalia Cochran
    Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs Healthcare System and Department of Surgery, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, 30 N 1900 East, Room 3C410, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132, USA
    Am J Surg 187:698-701. 2004
    ..Current literature does not define ideal qualities of surgical mentors. We sought to define mentoring qualities desired by medical students in attending and resident surgeons...
  13. ncbi An Internet-based survey of factors influencing medical student selection of a general surgery career
    Amalia Cochran
    Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs Healthcare System and Department of Surgery, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA
    Am J Surg 189:742-6. 2005
    ..This study descriptively analyzes characteristics of general surgery residency and practice and their influence on student interest in surgical careers...
  14. doi Development and validation of a necrotizing soft-tissue infection mortality risk calculator using NSQIP
    Iris Faraklas
    Department of Surgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 217:153-160.e3; discussion 160-1. 2013
    ..A previous attempt to define risk factors for mortality from NSTI had multiple limitations. The objective of this study was to develop and validate a 30-day postoperative mortality risk calculator for patients with NSTI using NSQIP...
  15. doi The evolution of resource utilization in regional burn centers
    Andrew Kastenmeier
    University of Utah Burn Center, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    J Burn Care Res 31:130-6. 2010
    ..These data show a dramatic shift in burn center resource utilization and the concurrent evolution of regional burn centers into centers for the care of complex wounds...
  16. doi Use of inhaled heparin/N-acetylcystine in inhalation injury: does it help?
    Joshua Holt
    Department of Surgery, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132, USA
    J Burn Care Res 29:192-5. 2008
    ..Importantly, the use of AHA in adults with inhalation injury did not affect clinical outcomes. A prospective, randomized trial would be of benefit to delineate the clinical benefits of AHA treatment for inhalation injury...
  17. doi Safety and efficacy of an intensive insulin protocol in a burn-trauma intensive care unit
    Amalia Cochran
    Department of Surgery, Burn Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132, USA
    J Burn Care Res 29:187-91. 2008
    ..A multicenter prospective randomized trial would provide the ideal forum for evaluating clinical outcome benefits of using an intensive insulin protocol...
  18. doi Microalbuminuria in acute burn injury
    Amalia Cochran
    Burn Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132, USA
    J Burn Care Res 29:176-9. 2008
    ..Microalbuminuria does not have apparent clinical utility in burn-injured patients, and other markers of injury severity and resuscitation demands should be sought...
  19. ncbi Systemic Candida infection in burn patients: a case-control study of management patterns and outcomes
    Amalia Cochran
    Intermountain Burn Trauma Center, Department of Surgery, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 3:367-74. 2002
    ..Candida infection in burn patients has a reported mortality ranging from 14% to 90%. This retrospective case-control study compares management patterns and outcomes of burn patients who develop systemic Candida with those who do not...
  20. doi Peripherally inserted central venous catheters and central venous catheters in burn patients: a comparative review
    Griffin Fearonce
    Burn Center at University Health Care, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    J Burn Care Res 31:31-5. 2010
    ..Although PICCs are not adequate for the fluid volumes typically required during burn shock resuscitation, they can provide a safe and effective alternative for central access in the ongoing care of the burn patient...
  21. doi Impact of a nursing-driven sleep hygiene protocol on sleep quality
    Iris Faraklas
    Burn Center at the University of Utah, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, USA
    J Burn Care Res 34:249-54. 2013
    ..A sleep protocol may be helpful in improving sleep and overall well-being of burn center patients...
  22. doi Use of dexmedetomidine for sedation in critically ill mechanically ventilated pediatric burn patients
    Hsin Lin
    Burn Trauma Center, University of Utah Health Center, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    J Burn Care Res 32:98-103. 2011
    ..Median length of hospital stay was 49 days (range 7-118 days). Dexmedetomidine seems to be safe and effective for sedation of pediatric burn patients on mechanical ventilation with close cardiovascular monitoring...
  23. doi Colloid administration normalizes resuscitation ratio and ameliorates "fluid creep"
    Amanda Lawrence
    Burn Trauma ICU, Department of Surgery, University of Utah College of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    J Burn Care Res 31:40-7. 2010
    ..This practice can be applied selectively as needed using predetermined algorithms...
  24. doi Use of transesophageal echocardiography in burns:a retrospective review
    Linsey Etherington
    Department of Surgery, University of Utah Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    J Burn Care Res 31:36-9. 2010
    ..TEE is a safe procedure that serves multiple diagnostic purposes. TEE is being used to better understand the fluid status and cardiac physiology of the critically ill burn patient...
  25. doi Telemedicine evaluation of acute burns is accurate and cost-effective
    Jeffrey R Saffle
    Department of Surgery, University of Utah Health Center, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132, USA
    J Trauma 67:358-65. 2009
    ..Inexperience in burn wound assessment by referring physicians often results in overtriage or undertriage. In an effort to improve access to burn care in our region, we instituted a program of telemedicine evaluation of acute burns...
  26. ncbi The relationship of serum lactate and base deficit in burn patients to mortality
    Amalia Cochran
    Department of Surgery, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132, USA
    J Burn Care Res 28:231-40. 2007
    ..Resuscitation should not be withheld from burn patients on the basis of any lactate or base deficit value...
  27. doi CT utilization in transferred trauma patients
    Amy E Liepert
    Department of Surgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    J Surg Res 170:309-13. 2011
    ..CT scanning and its duplication demonstrate waste, inefficiency, and harm to the patient. We define the frequency at which this occurs and identify areas of inefficiency within our system that may be present in other systems...
  28. doi Enoxaparin and antifactor Xa levels in acute burn patients
    Hsin Lin
    Burn Trauma Center, University of Utah Health Center, Salt Lake City, USA
    J Burn Care Res 32:1-5. 2011
    ..In these patients, both a higher initial enoxaparin dose and routine monitoring of antifactor Xa levels are recommended...
  29. ncbi Does a general surgery clerkship influence student perceptions of surgeons and surgical careers?
    Amalia Cochran
    Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs Healthcare System and Department of Surgery, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132, USA
    Surgery 134:153-7. 2003
    ..We evaluated the impact of a general surgery clerkship on medical student perceptions of surgeons and surgical careers and of the clerkship on student interest in surgical careers...
  30. ncbi Resource utilization and its management in splenic trauma
    Amalia Cochran
    Intermountain Injury Control Research Center, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    Am J Surg 187:713-9. 2004
    ..This study compared resource utilization and its management for splenic injury at 2 level-I trauma centers and a pediatric referral center with other facilities in a state currently developing a trauma system...
  31. ncbi Reduction of the incidence of amputation in frostbite injury with thrombolytic therapy
    Kevin J Bruen
    Department of Surgery 3B 306, University of Utah Health Center, 50 N Medical Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA
    Arch Surg 142:546-51; discussion 551-3. 2007
    ..Thrombolytic therapy will decrease the incidence of amputation when administered within 24 hours of exposure...
  32. doi Measurement of body composition in burned children: is there a gold standard?
    Ludwik K Branski
    Department of Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, and Shriners Hospitals for Children, Galveston, Texas 77550, USA
    JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr 34:55-63. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to compare 2 measurement methods for body composition, whole-body potassium counting (K count) and dual x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA), in a large prospective clinical trial in severely burned pediatric patients...
  33. ncbi The state of general surgery residency in the United States: program director perspectives, 2001
    Amalia Cochran
    Department of Surgery, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City 84132, USA
    Arch Surg 137:1262-5. 2002
    ..Current demographic patterns and lifestyle factors of general surgery residents may contribute to recent changes in recruitment patterns...
  34. ncbi Does the National Board of Medical Examiners' Surgery Subtest level the playing field?
    Brooke Hermanson
    Surgical Services, George E Wahlen VA Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    Am J Surg 188:520-1. 2004
    ..We sought to determine if scores on the National Board of Medical Examiners' Surgery Subject Examination (NBME-SS) correlated with ward assessment of Fund of Knowledge and how the NBME-SS scores impacted surgery clerkship grade...
  35. doi Actual burn nutrition care practices: an update
    Caran Graves
    Department of Nutrition Care, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132, USA
    J Burn Care Res 30:77-82. 2009
    ..The use of calorimetry and glucose control protocols increased in the past 20 years as did the use of anabolic steroids and supplements. Variability continued in assessment (particularly calorie estimates) and monitoring methods...
  36. doi Enoxaparin and antifactor Xa levels in pediatric acute burn patients
    Amalia Brown
    From the Department of Surgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City and Department of Pharmacy, University of Utah Hospital, Salt Lake City
    J Burn Care Res 34:628-32. 2013
    ..Additionally, pediatric patients with major burn injury may require initial dosing of enoxaparin greater than published recommendations because of altered pharmacokinetics. ..
  37. doi Wilderness Medical Society practice guidelines for the prevention and treatment of frostbite
    Scott E McIntosh
    Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA
    Wilderness Environ Med 22:156-66. 2011
    ..These recommendations are graded based on the quality of supporting evidence and balance between the benefits and risks/burdens for each modality according to methodology stipulated by the American College of Chest Physicians...
  38. ncbi Hyperglycemia and outcomes from pediatric traumatic brain injury
    Amalia Cochran
    Department of Surgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA
    J Trauma 55:1035-8. 2003
    ..The clinical significance of hyperglycemia after pediatric traumatic brain injury is controversial. This study addresses the relationship between hyperglycemia and outcomes after traumatic brain injury in pediatric patients...
  39. doi The social milieu of burn injury and recovery: using "social capital" as a framework for evaluating sex differences
    Itoro Elijah
    Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA
    J Burn Care Res 29:123-9. 2008
    ..These differences influence admission after burn injury. Additional efforts are needed to better measure and evaluate the role of social capital in burn injury epidemiology, management, and outcomes...