Kenji Inaba

Summary

Affiliation: University of Southern California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Evaluation of multidetector computed tomography for penetrating neck injury: a prospective multicenter study
    Kenji Inaba
    Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033 4525, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 72:576-83; discussion 583-4; quiz 803-4. 2012
  2. pmc Multidetector Computed Tomographic Angiography (MDCTA) for Penetrating Neck Injuries
    Jason Pasley
    Los Angeles County Medical Center University of Southern California, Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Rambam Maimonides Med J 3:e0016. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint A prospective multicenter comparison of levetiracetam versus phenytoin for early posttraumatic seizure prophylaxis
    Kenji Inaba
    Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 74:766-71; discussion 771-3. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Long-term preclinical evaluation of the intracorporeal use of advanced local hemostatics in a damage-control swine model of grade IV liver injury
    Kenji Inaba
    Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033 4525, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 74:538-45. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Prospective evaluation of ambient operating room temperature on the core temperature of injured patients undergoing emergent surgery
    Kenji Inaba
    Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Los Angeles County Medical Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 73:1478-83. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Intracorporeal use of advanced local hemostatics in a damage control swine model of grade IV liver injury
    Kenji Inaba
    Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Trauma 71:1312-8. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Radiologic evaluation of alternative sites for needle decompression of tension pneumothorax
    Kenji Inaba
    Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, University of Southern California, USC LAC Medical Center, 1200 N State St, Inpatient Tower C Room C5L100, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Arch Surg 147:813-8. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Prospective evaluation of selective nonoperative management of torso gunshot wounds: when is it safe to discharge?
    Kenji Inaba
    Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, University of Southern California, 1200 North State Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033 4525, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 72:884-91. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Does size matter? A prospective analysis of 28-32 versus 36-40 French chest tube size in trauma
    Kenji Inaba
    Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Los Angeles County and the University of Southern California Medical Center, USC Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 72:422-7. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Complications and death at the start of the new academic year: is there a July phenomenon?
    Kenji Inaba
    Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Trauma 68:19-22. 2010

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Publications140 found, 100 shown here

  1. doi request reprint Evaluation of multidetector computed tomography for penetrating neck injury: a prospective multicenter study
    Kenji Inaba
    Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033 4525, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 72:576-83; discussion 583-4; quiz 803-4. 2012
    ..The purpose of this prospective multicenter study was to evaluate a clinical protocol integrating multidetector computed tomographic angiography (MDCTA) as the initial screening examination for the work-up of penetrating neck injury...
  2. pmc Multidetector Computed Tomographic Angiography (MDCTA) for Penetrating Neck Injuries
    Jason Pasley
    Los Angeles County Medical Center University of Southern California, Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Rambam Maimonides Med J 3:e0016. 2012
    ..Utilizing MDCTA, the patient can be safely directed towards operative intervention, observation, or further investigation. ..
  3. ncbi request reprint A prospective multicenter comparison of levetiracetam versus phenytoin for early posttraumatic seizure prophylaxis
    Kenji Inaba
    Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 74:766-71; discussion 771-3. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of PHE with that of LEV for preventing early PTS...
  4. doi request reprint Long-term preclinical evaluation of the intracorporeal use of advanced local hemostatics in a damage-control swine model of grade IV liver injury
    Kenji Inaba
    Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033 4525, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 74:538-45. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the long-term efficacy and safety of kaolin- and chitosan-based hemostatic agents for hemorrhage control in a 14-day survival, damage-control swine model of Grade IV liver injury...
  5. doi request reprint Prospective evaluation of ambient operating room temperature on the core temperature of injured patients undergoing emergent surgery
    Kenji Inaba
    Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Los Angeles County Medical Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 73:1478-83. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine how ambient OR temperatures impact core temperature in patients undergoing emergent surgery for trauma...
  6. doi request reprint Intracorporeal use of advanced local hemostatics in a damage control swine model of grade IV liver injury
    Kenji Inaba
    Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Trauma 71:1312-8. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of zeolite- and chitosan-based local hemostatic agents for the control of intracorporeal bleeding in a damage control swine model of grade IV liver injury...
  7. doi request reprint Radiologic evaluation of alternative sites for needle decompression of tension pneumothorax
    Kenji Inaba
    Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, University of Southern California, USC LAC Medical Center, 1200 N State St, Inpatient Tower C Room C5L100, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Arch Surg 147:813-8. 2012
    ..To compare the distance to be traversed during needle thoracostomy decompression performed at the second intercostal space (ICS) in the midclavicular line (MCL) with the fifth ICS in the anterior axillary line (AAL)...
  8. doi request reprint Prospective evaluation of selective nonoperative management of torso gunshot wounds: when is it safe to discharge?
    Kenji Inaba
    Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, University of Southern California, 1200 North State Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033 4525, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 72:884-91. 2012
    ..The optimal observation time required to exclude a hollow viscus injury is not clear. The purpose of this study was to determine the safe period of observation before discharge...
  9. doi request reprint Does size matter? A prospective analysis of 28-32 versus 36-40 French chest tube size in trauma
    Kenji Inaba
    Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Los Angeles County and the University of Southern California Medical Center, USC Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 72:422-7. 2012
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  10. doi request reprint Complications and death at the start of the new academic year: is there a July phenomenon?
    Kenji Inaba
    Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Trauma 68:19-22. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of the new residents presenting in July at a high volume Level I Academic Trauma Center...
  11. doi request reprint The impact of platelet transfusion in massively transfused trauma patients
    Kenji Inaba
    University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Los Angeles County and University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90033 4525, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 211:573-9. 2010
    ..The impact of platelet transfusion in trauma patients undergoing a massive transfusion (MT) was evaluated...
  12. ncbi request reprint The nonoperative management of penetrating abdominal trauma
    Kenji Inaba
    Division of Trauma Surgery and Critical Care, Los Angeles County and University of Southern California Medical Center, 1200 North State Street, Rm 10 750, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Adv Surg 41:51-62. 2007
    ..Selective nonoperative management of both stab wounds and gunshot injuries is safe and has been shown to decrease the rate of unnecessary laparotomy, length of hospital stay, and management costs...
  13. ncbi request reprint Computed tomographic brain density measurement as a predictor of elevated intracranial pressure in blunt head trauma
    Kenji Inaba
    Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Am Surg 73:1023-6. 2007
    ..6 HU) versus CPP 70 or greater (26.2, P = 0.436). CT-measured brain density does not correlate with elevated ICP or depressed CPP and cannot predict patients with traumatic brain injury who would benefit from invasive ICP monitoring...
  14. doi request reprint Optimal positioning for emergent needle thoracostomy: a cadaver-based study
    Kenji Inaba
    Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033 4525, USA
    J Trauma 71:1099-103; discussion 1103. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate placement in the fifth intercostal space, midaxillary line, where tube thoracostomy is routinely performed. We hypothesized that this would result in a higher successful placement rate...
  15. doi request reprint Clinical examination is insufficient to rule out thoracolumbar spine injuries
    Kenji Inaba
    Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Los Angeles County Medical Center University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    J Trauma 70:174-9. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the sensitivity and specificity of a standardized clinical examination for diagnosing TL spine injuries after blunt trauma...
  16. ncbi request reprint Organ donation and time to procurement: late is not too late
    Kenji Inaba
    Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, University of Southern California, 1200 North State Street, Room CL5100, Los Angeles, CA 90033 4525, USA
    J Trauma 68:1362-6. 2010
    ..No consensus exists as to the maximal period of time allowable after brain death (BD) before organ procurement rates begin to deteriorate. The aim of this study was to examine organ procurement rates as a function of time after BD...
  17. ncbi request reprint Selective nonoperative management of torso gunshot wounds: when is it safe to discharge?
    Kenji Inaba
    Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Los Angeles County Medical Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    J Trauma 68:1301-4. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to analyze a continuous series of patients undergoing NOM after sustaining a GSW to the torso to determine the safe period of observation before discharge...
  18. doi request reprint Clinical examination is highly sensitive for detecting clinically significant spinal injuries after gunshot wounds
    Kenji Inaba
    Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Los Angeles County Medical Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    J Trauma 71:523-7. 2011
    ..The goal of this study was to determine the sensitivity and specificity of a standardized clinical examination for the detection of spinal injuries after penetrating trauma...
  19. ncbi request reprint The increasing burden of radiation exposure in the management of trauma patients
    Kenji Inaba
    Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90033 4525, USA
    J Trauma 70:1366-70. 2011
    ..Our hypothesis was that there has been an increased usage of imaging in the management of trauma patients without measurable improvements in outcomes...
  20. doi request reprint The Model for End-Stage Liver Disease score: an independent prognostic factor of mortality in injured cirrhotic patients
    Kenji Inaba
    Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, University of Southern California, Los Angeles County Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Arch Surg 146:1074-8. 2011
    ..The MELD score is a prospectively developed and validated scoring system, which is associated with increasing severity of hepatic dysfunction and risk of death in patients with chronic liver disease...
  21. doi request reprint Prospective evaluation of multidetector computed tomography for extremity vascular trauma
    Kenji Inaba
    Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033 4525, USA
    J Trauma 70:808-15. 2011
    ..Therefore, the objective of this study was to prospectively evaluate the ability of MDCTA to detect arterial injury in the injured upper and lower extremities...
  22. doi request reprint Mortality impact of hypothermia after cavitary explorations in trauma
    Kenji Inaba
    Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, USC LAC Medical Center, University of Southern California, 1200 North State Street, IPT, C5L100, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    World J Surg 33:864-9. 2009
    ..We hypothesized that for trauma patients undergoing laparotomy or thoracotomy, early postoperative hypothermia is a predictor of mortality...
  23. doi request reprint Impact of ABO-identical vs ABO-compatible nonidentical plasma transfusion in trauma patients
    Kenji Inaba
    Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, University of Southern California, 1200 N State Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033 4525, USA
    Arch Surg 145:899-906. 2010
    ..Exposure to ABO-compatible nonidentical plasma will result in worse outcomes than transfusion with ABO-identical plasma only...
  24. ncbi request reprint The impact of uncross-matched blood transfusion on the need for massive transfusion and mortality: analysis of 5,166 uncross-matched units
    Kenji Inaba
    Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    J Trauma 65:1222-6. 2008
    ..Our hypothesis was that uncross-matched blood transfusion is a predictor of the need for massive transfusion and mortality...
  25. ncbi request reprint Multi-slice CT angiography for arterial evaluation in the injured lower extremity
    Kenji Inaba
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    J Trauma 60:502-6; discussion 506-7. 2006
    ..Our hypothesis was that MCTA is a sensitive and specific test for the non-invasive evaluation of lower extremity arterial injury...
  26. ncbi request reprint The nonoperative management of penetrating internal jugular vein injury
    Kenji Inaba
    Department of Surgery, Ryder Trauma Center, Miami, FL, USA
    J Vasc Surg 43:77-80. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to review the outcome of nonoperative treatment for penetrating internal jugular vein (IJ) injuries in a continuous series of prospectively identified, hemodynamically stable patients...
  27. ncbi request reprint Prospective evaluation of screening multislice helical computed tomographic angiography in the initial evaluation of penetrating neck injuries
    Kenji Inaba
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    J Trauma 61:144-9. 2006
    ..Our hypothesis was that MCTA is a sensitive diagnostic screening test that could noninvasively evaluate the vascular and aerodigestive structures of the neck...
  28. ncbi request reprint Cystogram follow-up in the management of traumatic bladder disruption
    Kenji Inaba
    Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, LAC USC Medical Center, University of Southern California, 1200 North State Street 10 750, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    J Trauma 60:23-8. 2006
    ..We hypothesized that routine cystograms, after operative repair of intraperitoneal bladder disruptions, provide no clinically useful information and may be eliminated in the management of these injuries...
  29. ncbi request reprint Computed tomographic angiography in the initial assessment of penetrating extremity injuries
    Kenji Inaba
    Department of Surgery, Ryder Trauma Center, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
    J Trauma 62:520-2. 2007
  30. doi request reprint Impact of the duration of platelet storage in critically ill trauma patients
    Kenji Inaba
    Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033 4525, USA
    J Trauma 71:1766-73; discussion 1773-4. 2011
    ..Data regarding prolonged storage of other blood components, however, are lacking. The aim of this study was to evaluate how the duration of platelet storage affects trauma patient outcomes...
  31. ncbi request reprint Visceral torso computed tomography for clearance of the thoracolumbar spine in trauma: a review of the literature
    Kenji Inaba
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care, LAC USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    J Trauma 60:915-20. 2006
    ..The objective of this review was to identify and review all published studies comparing reformatted CT to traditional plain radiography for TLS clearance...
  32. ncbi request reprint Impact of plasma transfusion in trauma patients who do not require massive transfusion
    Kenji Inaba
    Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, University of Southern California, 1200 N State Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 210:957-65. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of plasma administration in nonmassively transfused patients...
  33. ncbi request reprint Incidence, risk factors, and outcomes for atrial arrhythmias in trauma patients
    Pantelis Hadjizacharia
    Division of Trauma, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85724 5063, USA
    Am Surg 77:634-9. 2011
    ..04). AA occurs in 6 per cent of trauma patients admitted to the ICU. Developing an AA is an independent risk factor for mortality after trauma. Beta-blocker therapy was associated with decreased mortality in trauma patients with AA...
  34. doi request reprint The persistent diagnostic challenge of thoracoabdominal stab wounds
    Regan J Berg
    From the Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Los Angeles County Medical Center University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 76:418-23. 2014
    ..Penetrating thoracoabdominal trauma, with potential injury to two anatomic cavities, significantly challenges surgical management, yet this injury pattern has not been reviewed across a large patient series...
  35. doi request reprint Impact of plasma transfusion in massively transfused trauma patients
    Pedro G R Teixeira
    Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Trauma 66:693-7. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the optimal use of fresh-frozen plasma (FFP) in trauma. Our hypothesis was that a higher FFP: packed red blood cells (PRBC) ratio is associated with improved survival...
  36. ncbi request reprint Extremity firearm trauma: the impact of injury pattern on clinical outcomes
    Regan J Berg
    Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center, Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am Surg 78:1383-7. 2012
    ..Gunshot-related fracture, occurring in one-fifth of patients, increases the risk of vascular and nerve injury. Vascular injury, with or without fracture, is the biggest predictor of local complications...
  37. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for delirium in trauma patients: the impact of ethanol use and lack of insurance
    Bernardino C Branco
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90033 4525, USA
    Am Surg 77:621-6. 2011
    ..The incidence of delirium in this trauma patient cohort was 0.6 per cent. The above risk factors were independently associated with the development of delirium. This data may be helpful in designing interventions to prevent delirium...
  38. doi request reprint What is the significance of thrombocytosis in patients with trauma?
    Ali Salim
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Trauma 66:1349-54. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the incidence of, risk factors for, and sequela of posttraumatic thrombocytosis...
  39. doi request reprint The impact of nontherapeutic hypothermia on outcomes after severe traumatic brain injury
    Agathoklis Konstantinidis
    Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Los Angeles County Medical Center University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    J Trauma 71:1627-31. 2011
    ..What is not well understood, however, and the purpose of this study, was to examine the impact of noninduced, nontherapeutic hypothermia on outcomes in these patients...
  40. doi request reprint Gunshot injuries in the elderly: patterns and outcomes. A national trauma databank analysis
    Thomas Lustenberger
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Keck School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles County General Hospital, 1200 North State Street, IPT, C5L100, Los Angeles, CA 90033 4525, USA
    World J Surg 35:528-34. 2011
    ..The aim of the present study therefore was to investigate the incidence and type of injuries sustained by elderly patients from firearms and the impact of age on outcomes...
  41. ncbi request reprint Concomitant rib fractures and minor liver or spleen injuries in blunt trauma: what is the potential for missed diaphragmatic injuries?
    David S Plurad
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma Surgical Critical Care, Los Angeles County, CA 90033, USA
    Am Surg 76:380-4. 2010
    ..Because NOM is increasingly accepted, the potential for missed DI exists. When high-quality imaging is not available or is equivocal, further studies should be considered...
  42. doi request reprint Serial white blood cell counts in trauma: do they predict a hollow viscus injury?
    Beat Schnüriger
    Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Los Angeles County Medical Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Trauma 69:302-7. 2010
    ..The significance of serial white blood cell (WBC) counts in trauma patients with a suspected hollow viscus injury (HVI) is unknown. The purpose of this study was to examine the role of serial WBC counts in the diagnosis of a HVI...
  43. doi request reprint Clinical experience using 5% hypertonic saline as a safe alternative fluid for use in trauma
    Joseph J Dubose
    Division of Trauma, University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Trauma 68:1172-7. 2010
    ..5% solutions. The purpose of this study was to compare our experience with the administration of commercially available 5% HTS solution with that of well-matched controls who did not receive HTS...
  44. doi request reprint Methamphetamines in trauma: effect on injury patterns and outcome
    Pantelis Hadjizacharia
    Division of Trauma SICU, Department of Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Trauma 66:895-8. 2009
    ..The association of methamphetamine exposure and outcomes after trauma is not known...
  45. ncbi request reprint Timing of redébridement after initial source control impacts survival in necrotizing soft tissue infection
    Obi Okoye
    Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center, Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am Surg 79:1081-5. 2013
    ..004). Delayed redébridement after initial source control in NSTIs results in worse survival and an increased incidence of acute kidney injury. Further studies to identify the optimal time interval for redébridement are warranted. ..
  46. ncbi request reprint Closed suction drain after isolated hollow viscus injury: a friend or foe?
    Peep Talving
    Division of Acute Care Surgery Trauma Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    J Trauma 70:1424-8. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate associations between closed suction intra-abdominal drain placement in isolated hollow viscus injury (HVI) and intra-abdominal deep surgical site infections (DSSI)...
  47. doi request reprint Measurable outcomes of quality improvement using a daily quality rounds checklist: one-year analysis in a trauma intensive care unit with sustained ventilator-associated pneumonia reduction
    Joseph DuBose
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care at the Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Trauma 69:855-60. 2010
    ..This study was designed to determine the sustainability of QRC use over 1 year and examine the relationship between compliance and outcome improvement...
  48. doi request reprint Impact of fibrinogen levels on outcomes after acute injury in patients requiring a massive transfusion
    Kenji Inaba
    Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 216:290-7. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of the fibrinogen level on mortality. We hypothesized that decreasing fibrinogen levels are associated with worse outcomes...
  49. ncbi request reprint In-hospital small bowel obstruction after exploratory laparotomy for trauma
    Galinos Barmparas
    Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Los Angeles County Medical Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    J Trauma 71:486-90. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the incidence and risk factors of in-hospital small bowel obstruction (SBO) after exploratory laparotomy for trauma...
  50. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of sternal fractures
    Gustavo Recinos
    Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Los Angeles County, University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am Surg 75:401-4. 2009
    ..After appropriate exclusion of associated injuries, the majority of patients diagnosed with a sternal fracture following blunt trauma can be safely discharged to home...
  51. doi request reprint Traumatic suicide attempts at a level I trauma center
    Pantelis Hadjizacharia
    Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Emerg Med 39:411-8. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study is to characterize traumatic suicide attempts (TSA) by age, gender, race, and mechanism of injury...
  52. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of dog attacks in an urban environment and the risk of vascular injury
    Rodd Benfield
    LAC USC Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, 1200 North State Street, Room 6341, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Am Surg 76:203-5. 2010
    ..The presence of VI is unpredictable, lacking reliable associated patient and admission factors. A high index of suspicion is required in the evaluation of patients involved in dog attacks...
  53. doi request reprint Incidence and clinical predictors for tracheostomy after cervical spinal cord injury: a National Trauma Databank review
    Bernardino C Branco
    Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    J Trauma 70:111-5. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence and identify clinical predictors for the need for tracheostomy after cervical spinal cord injury (CSCI)...
  54. ncbi request reprint Preventable or potentially preventable mortality at a mature trauma center
    Pedro G R Teixeira
    Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Trauma 63:1338-46; discussion 1346-7. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to analyze the preventable and potentially preventable deaths occurring at a mature Level I trauma center...
  55. doi request reprint Swan-Ganz catheter use in trauma patients can be reduced without negatively affecting outcomes
    Galinos Barmparas
    Division of Acute Care Surgery Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Los Angeles County and University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    World J Surg 35:1809-17. 2011
    ..The use of pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) is controversial. The purpose of this study was to document the changing pattern of PAC use and to determine its effect on outcome...
  56. doi request reprint The double jeopardy of blunt thoracoabdominal trauma
    Regan J Berg
    Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Arch Surg 147:498-504. 2012
    ..To examine the specific injuries, need for operative intervention, and clinical outcomes of patients with blunt thoracoabdominal trauma...
  57. ncbi request reprint Pyloric exclusion in the treatment of severe duodenal injuries: results from the National Trauma Data Bank
    Joseph J Dubose
    Los Angeles County Hospital University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California 90033 4525, USA
    Am Surg 74:925-9. 2008
    ..The use of PEX in patients with severe duodenal injuries may contribute to longer hospital stay and confers no survival or outcome benefit...
  58. doi request reprint Erythropoiesis-stimulating agent administration and survival after severe traumatic brain injury: a prospective study
    Peep Talving
    University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Division of Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery, Los Angeles County and University of Southern California Medical Center, CA 90033 4525, USA
    Arch Surg 147:251-5. 2012
    ..To validate previous findings of the effects of erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA) administration following severe traumatic brain injury...
  59. ncbi request reprint The impact of American College of Surgeons trauma center designation and outcomes after early thoracotomy: a National Trauma Databank analysis
    Marko Bukur
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Am Surg 78:36-41. 2012
    ..These findings may have important implications in educational commitment of institutions. Further prospective evaluation of these findings is warranted...
  60. doi request reprint The impact of Acinetobacter baumannii infections on outcome in trauma patients: a matched cohort study
    Barbara M Eberle
    Division of Trauma Surgery and Critical Care at Los Angeles County and University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Crit Care Med 38:2133-8. 2010
    ..To determine the impact of Acinetobacter baumannii infection on the outcome of trauma patients...
  61. ncbi request reprint Iliac artery injuries and pelvic fractures: a national trauma database analysis of associated injuries and outcomes
    Ramon F Cestero
    Division of Trauma Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, LAC USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    J Trauma 67:715-8. 2009
    ..This study was performed to determine the incidence, injury patterns, and outcomes of blunt iliac artery injuries (BIAIs) in association with moderate or severe pelvic fractures...
  62. doi request reprint A 6-year review of total parenteral nutrition use and association with late-onset acute respiratory distress syndrome among ventilated trauma victims
    David Plurad
    University of Southern California and Los Angeles County Hospital Division of Trauma Surgical Critical Care, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Injury 40:511-5. 2009
    ..To establish whether total parenteral nutrition (TPN) for ventilated trauma victims is associated with late-onset acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) independent of ventilation and transfusion parameters...
  63. doi request reprint Motorcycle-related injuries: effect of age on type and severity of injuries and mortality
    Peep Talving
    Division of Acute Care Surgery Trauma, Emergency Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    J Trauma 68:441-6. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship of age to the injury types, distribution, and severity in motorcycle crash (MCC) victims admitted to Los Angeles County emergency hospitals in California...
  64. doi request reprint Pediatric vs adult vascular trauma: a National Trauma Databank review
    Galinos Barmparas
    Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 45:1404-12. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine nationwide data on vascular injuries in children and to compare pediatric and adult patients with respect to the incidence, injury mechanisms, and outcomes...
  65. doi request reprint Outcomes of blunt assault at a level I trauma center
    Pantelis Hadjizacharia
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma Surgical Critical Care, Los Angeles County and the University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    J Trauma 66:1202-6. 2009
    ..Penetrating injuries resulting from interpersonal violence have been well described in literature, but there have been few studies examining the injury patterns due to assaults with hands and feet or blunt instruments...
  66. doi request reprint Erythropoiesis stimulating agent administration improves survival after severe traumatic brain injury: a matched case control study
    Peep Talving
    University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Department of Surgery Division of Acute Care Surgery Emergency Surgery, Trauma, and Surgical Critical Care, Los Angeles County General Hospital LAC USC, 1200 North State St, C4E100, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Ann Surg 251:1-4. 2010
    ..Erythropoiesis stimulating agent (ESA) administration may reduce mortality in severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI)...
  67. doi request reprint Isolated severe traumatic brain injuries: association of blood alcohol levels with the severity of injuries and outcomes
    Peep Talving
    Division of Acute Care Surgery Trauma, Emergency Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Trauma 68:357-62. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between blood alcohol levels (BAL) and outcomes in patients with isolated severe traumatic brain injuries (sTBI)...
  68. ncbi request reprint Role of anemia in traumatic brain injury
    Ali Salim
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 207:398-406. 2008
    ..Few studies have investigated the effects of anemia in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The objective of this study was to examine the role of anemia and blood transfusion on outcomes in TBI patients...
  69. ncbi request reprint The presence of the adult respiratory distress syndrome does not worsen mortality or discharge disability in blunt trauma patients with severe traumatic brain injury
    Ali Salim
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Injury 39:30-5. 2008
    ....
  70. ncbi request reprint Pedestrians injured by automobiles: risk factors for cervical spine injuries
    Hakan Yanar
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 205:794-9. 2007
    ..Diagnosis of cervical spine injuries (CSI) in multitrauma patients, especially in the presence of head trauma, can be difficult. Identification of risk factors associated with CSI can help avoid missed or delayed diagnosis...
  71. ncbi request reprint Ten years of mechanical complications of central venous catheterization in trauma patients
    Crystal Ives
    Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033 4225, USA
    Am Surg 78:545-9. 2012
    ..7 vs 11.4 ± 13.3; adjusted odds ratio, 5.75; 95% confidence interval, 2.24-9.25; P = 0.001). Incidence of MC was 1.5 per cent. Complications were clinically significant in 31.5 per cent and resulted in longer intensive care unit stays...
  72. ncbi request reprint The impact of early hormonal therapy in catastrophic brain-injured patients and its effect on organ procurement
    Lydia Lam
    Division of Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Los Angeles, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033 4525, USA
    Am Surg 78:318-24. 2012
    ..The early use of hormonal therapy may decrease the need for vasopressors and increase the salvage of potentially transplantable organs...
  73. doi request reprint Bicyclists injured by automobiles: relationship of age to injury type and severity--a national trauma databank analysis
    Thomas Lustenberger
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033 4525, USA
    J Trauma 69:1120-5. 2010
    ..The magnitude of this problem, the incidence and types of injuries, and the effect of age on these variables are poorly defined in the literature...
  74. doi request reprint Skateboard-related injuries: not to be taken lightly. A National Trauma Databank Analysis
    Thomas Lustenberger
    Division of Acute Care Surgery Trauma, Emergency Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Trauma 69:924-7. 2010
    ..With the increasing popularity of skateboarding, trauma centers are experiencing increased number of skateboard injuries. The incidence and type of injuries and the effect of age on these variables are poorly described in the literature...
  75. doi request reprint Unstable cervical spine fracture after penetrating neck injury: a rare entity in an analysis of 1,069 patients
    Thomas Lustenberger
    Division of Acute Care Surgery Trauma, Emergency Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care, Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90033 4525, USA
    J Trauma 70:870-2. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to review the epidemiology of unstable cervical spine injuries (CSI) after penetrating neck trauma in a large cohort of patients...
  76. doi request reprint Preventable morbidity at a mature trauma center
    Pedro G R Teixeira
    Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Arch Surg 144:536-41; discussion 541-2. 2009
    ..To analyze the preventable and potentially preventable complications occurring at a mature level I trauma center...
  77. doi request reprint Coagulopathy after isolated severe traumatic brain injury in children
    Peep Talving
    Division of Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90033 4525, USA
    J Trauma 71:1205-10. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the incidence and risk factors of sTBI coagulopathy in a pediatric cohort and to evaluate its impact on outcomes...
  78. ncbi request reprint Liver cirrhosis and traumatic brain injury: a fatal combination based on National Trauma Databank analysis
    Thomas Lustenberger
    Division of Acute Care Surgery Trauma, Emergency Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am Surg 77:311-4. 2011
    ..035]. Traumatic brain injury in conjunction with liver cirrhosis is associated with two-fold increased mortality and significantly prolonged ventilator requirements when compared with their noncirrhotic counterparts of isolated TBI...
  79. doi request reprint ACS trauma centre designation and outcomes of post-traumatic ARDS: NTDB analysis and implications for trauma quality improvement
    Gustavo Recinos
    Los Angeles County Hospital University of Southern California School of Medicine, 1200 North State Street, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Injury 40:856-9. 2009
    ..Little is known, however, about the association between ACS level and outcomes following complications of trauma...
  80. doi request reprint Ethanol intoxication is associated with a lower incidence of admission coagulopathy in severe traumatic brain injury patients
    Thomas Lustenberger
    Division of Acute Care Surgery Trauma, Emergency Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90033 4525, USA
    J Neurotrauma 28:1699-706. 2011
    ..Further research to establish the pathophysiologic mechanisms underlying any potential beneficial effect of ETOH on the coagulation system following sTBI is warranted...
  81. ncbi request reprint Intraabdominal injury is common in blunt trauma patients who sustain spinal cord injury
    Ali Salim
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
    Am Surg 73:1035-8. 2007
    ..01) when compared with patients with SCI without IAI. Intraabdominal injuries are common in blunt SCI. Liberal evaluation with computed tomography is necessary to identify injuries early...
  82. doi request reprint Significance of troponin elevation after severe traumatic brain injury
    Ali Salim
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Trauma 64:46-52. 2008
    ..Elevation of serum troponin (cTnI) after nontraumatic cerebral insult has been associated with an adverse prognosis. This association has not been well documented in traumatic brain injury (TBI)...
  83. doi request reprint Beta-blockers in isolated blunt head injury
    Kenji Inaba
    Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 206:432-8. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of beta-blockers on patients sustaining acute traumatic brain injury. Our hypothesis was that beta-blocker exposure is associated with improved survival...
  84. ncbi request reprint Persistent hyperglycemia in severe traumatic brain injury: an independent predictor of outcome
    Ali Salim
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Am Surg 75:25-9. 2009
    ..91 [95% confidence interval (CI), 2.88-8.56, P < 0.0001]). PH is associated with significantly higher mortality rates in severe TBI patients...
  85. ncbi request reprint Management and hospital outcomes of blunt renal artery injuries: analysis of 517 patients from the National Trauma Data Bank
    Burapat Sangthong
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 203:612-7. 2006
    ....
  86. ncbi request reprint Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a surgical intensive care unit
    Gustavo Recinos
    Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Los Angeles County, University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90033 4525, USA
    Am Surg 75:1077-80. 2009
    ..3 +/- 31.1, P = 0.037) than their community-associated counterparts. MRSA constitutes an important source of infection among critically ill trauma patients. CA-MRSA organisms may play an increasing pathogenic role in this population...
  87. ncbi request reprint Blood transfusions in trauma: six-year analysis of the transfusion practices at a Level I trauma center
    Pedro G R Teixeira
    Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am Surg 74:953-7. 2008
    ..7%, P < 0.001) and no change in the use of platelets and cryoprecipitate. In conclusion, transfusions of PRBC were significantly reduced over time in trauma patients without any evident negative impact on mortality...
  88. ncbi request reprint Enterocutaneous fistula complicating trauma laparotomy: a major resource burden
    Pedro G R Teixeira
    Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Am Surg 75:30-2. 2009
    ..Further investigation into the prevention and treatment of this costly complication is warranted...
  89. ncbi request reprint Blunt cardiac rupture: a 5-year NTDB analysis
    Pedro G R Teixeira
    Division of Trauma, Los Angeles County, University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90033 4525, USA
    J Trauma 67:788-91. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to use the National Trauma Data Bank to review the epidemiology and outcomes associated with traumatic BCR...
  90. ncbi request reprint The association of race and survival from sepsis after injury
    David S Plurad
    Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center, Division of Trauma Surgical Critical Care, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Am Surg 76:43-7. 2010
    ..Further related study is needed with the ultimate goal of genetically based treatments for the prevention and treatment of sepsis after injury...
  91. doi request reprint Organ donation: an important outcome after resuscitative thoracotomy
    Beat Schnüriger
    Division of Trauma Surgery and Critical Care, University of Southern California, LAC USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 211:450-5. 2010
    ..Our hypothesis was that potential organ donor rescue is one of the important outcomes after traumatic arrest and EDT...
  92. doi request reprint The role of routine spinal imaging and immobilisation in asymptomatic patients after gunshot wounds
    Joseph DuBose
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care at the Los Angeles County, University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Injury 40:860-3. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of spinal column injury requiring stabilisation in evaluable patients following gunshot injury...
  93. ncbi request reprint Perineal injuries at a large urban trauma center: injury patterns and outcomes
    Patrizio Petrone
    Division of Colorectal and Pelvic Floor Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine and Los Angeles County Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Am Surg 75:317-20. 2009
    ..001). Most patients with perineal injuries (93%) can be managed without colostomy. Associated injuries are not uncommon, particularly bony fractures. Mortality is mostly the result of exsanguination related to associated injuries...
  94. doi request reprint Blunt cardiac trauma: lessons learned from the medical examiner
    Pedro G R Teixeira
    Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, University of Southern California, USC and LAC Medical Center, 1200 North State Street, Room 10 750, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    J Trauma 67:1259-64. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to analyze autopsy findings after blunt traumatic deaths to identify the incidence of cardiac injuries and describe the patterns of associated injuries...
  95. doi request reprint Coagulopathy in severe traumatic brain injury: a prospective study
    Peep Talving
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care at the Los Angeles County, University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    J Trauma 66:55-61; discussion 61-2. 2009
    ..The incidence and risk factors for traumatic brain injury (TBI)-associated coagulopathy after severe TBI (sTBI) and the effect of this complication on outcomes have not been evaluated in any large prospective studies...
  96. doi request reprint Clinical predictors of occult pneumothoraces in severely injured blunt polytrauma patients: A prospective observational study
    Chad G Ball
    Department of Surgery, Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Injury 40:44-7. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to prospectively determine the incidence, and validate previously identified clinical predictors, of OPTXs after blunt trauma...
  97. 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...
  98. doi request reprint Complications following renal trauma
    Margaret Starnes
    Department of Surgery, Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center, CA 90033, USA
    Arch Surg 145:377-81; discussion 381-2. 2010
    ..To evaluate and compare the incidence and type of kidney-related complications among different modes of management for kidney injuries...
  99. doi request reprint The impact of platelets on the progression of traumatic intracranial hemorrhage
    Beat Schnüriger
    Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Los Angeles County Medical Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Trauma 68:881-5. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to analyze the association of the initial platelet count with mortality and progression of intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) in blunt traumatic brain injured (TBI) patients...
  100. doi request reprint Indications for routine pathologic examination of specimens removed during trauma operations
    Ryan Gertz
    Division of Trauma, Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 90033, USA
    World J Surg 34:733-7. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to identify the incidence and management implications of abnormal findings at pathology review of trauma specimens...
  101. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of immediate endoscopic realignment as a treatment modality for traumatic urethral injuries
    Pantelis Hadjizacharia
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Los Angeles County and University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Trauma 64:1443-9; discussion 1449-50. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the outcomes of patients undergoing immediate endoscopic realignment (IER) compared with delayed treatment (DT)...