Bellal Joseph

Summary

Affiliation: University of Arizona
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint An acute care surgery dilemma: emergent laparoscopic cholecystectomy in patients on aspirin therapy
    Bellal Joseph
    Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Burns, and Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona Medical Center, 1501 N Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA Electronic address
    Am J Surg 209:689-94. 2015
  2. doi request reprint Transforming hemoglobin measurement in trauma patients: noninvasive spot check hemoglobin
    Bellal Joseph
    Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, Critical Care, and Burns, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ Electronic address
    J Am Coll Surg 220:93-8. 2015
  3. doi request reprint Early thromboembolic prophylaxis in patients with blunt solid abdominal organ injuries undergoing nonoperative management: is it safe?
    Bellal Joseph
    Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Emergency Surgery, and Burns, Department of Surgery, The University of Arizona, 1501 N Campbell Avenue, Room 5511, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA Electronic address
    Am J Surg 209:194-8. 2015
  4. doi request reprint The physiological effects of hyperosmolar resuscitation: 5% vs 3% hypertonic saline
    Bellal Joseph
    Section of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, Critical Care, and Burns, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine, 1501 North Campbell Avenue, PO Box 245063, Tucson, AZ 85724 5063, USA Electronic address
    Am J Surg 208:697-702. 2014
  5. doi request reprint Mortality after trauma laparotomy in geriatric patients
    Bellal Joseph
    Division of Trauma, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona Electronic address
    J Surg Res 190:662-6. 2014
  6. doi request reprint Prothrombin complex concentrate versus fresh-frozen plasma for reversal of coagulopathy of trauma: is there a difference?
    Bellal Joseph
    Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Burns, and Emergency Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, 1501 N Campbell Avenue, Room 5411, P O Box 245063, Tucson, AZ, 85724, US
    World J Surg 38:1875-81. 2014
  7. doi request reprint Validating trauma-specific frailty index for geriatric trauma patients: a prospective analysis
    Bellal Joseph
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Burns, and Acute Care Surgery, University of Arizona Medical Center, Tuscon, AZ Electronic address
    J Am Coll Surg 219:10-17.e1. 2014
  8. doi request reprint A three-year prospective study of repeat head computed tomography in patients with traumatic brain injury
    Bellal Joseph
    Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Emergency Surgery, and Burns, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ Electronic address
    J Am Coll Surg 219:45-51. 2014
  9. doi request reprint Improving survival rates after civilian gunshot wounds to the brain
    Bellal Joseph
    Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Emergency Surgery, and Burns, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ Electronic address
    J Am Coll Surg 218:58-65. 2014
  10. doi request reprint Low-dose aspirin therapy is not a reason for repeating head computed tomographic scans in traumatic brain injury: a prospective study
    Bellal Joseph
    Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Emergency Surgery, and Burns, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona Electronic address
    J Surg Res 186:287-91. 2014

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  1. doi request reprint An acute care surgery dilemma: emergent laparoscopic cholecystectomy in patients on aspirin therapy
    Bellal Joseph
    Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Burns, and Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona Medical Center, 1501 N Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA Electronic address
    Am J Surg 209:689-94. 2015
    ..The aim of our study was to describe hemorrhagic complications in patients on prehospital aspirin (ASP) therapy undergoing emergent cholecystectomy...
  2. doi request reprint Transforming hemoglobin measurement in trauma patients: noninvasive spot check hemoglobin
    Bellal Joseph
    Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, Critical Care, and Burns, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ Electronic address
    J Am Coll Surg 220:93-8. 2015
    ..Recently, a new device, Pronto-7, a spot check pulse CO-oximeter has become available. The aim of our study was to assess noninvasive Hgb measurement in trauma patients...
  3. doi request reprint Early thromboembolic prophylaxis in patients with blunt solid abdominal organ injuries undergoing nonoperative management: is it safe?
    Bellal Joseph
    Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Emergency Surgery, and Burns, Department of Surgery, The University of Arizona, 1501 N Campbell Avenue, Room 5511, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA Electronic address
    Am J Surg 209:194-8. 2015
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the safety of early (≤48 hours), intermediate (48 to 72 hours), and late (≥72 hours) venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in patients with blunt abdominal solid organ injury managed nonoperatively...
  4. doi request reprint The physiological effects of hyperosmolar resuscitation: 5% vs 3% hypertonic saline
    Bellal Joseph
    Section of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, Critical Care, and Burns, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine, 1501 North Campbell Avenue, PO Box 245063, Tucson, AZ 85724 5063, USA Electronic address
    Am J Surg 208:697-702. 2014
    ..The primary aim of our study was to compare the physiological effects after the administration of different concentrations of hypertonic saline (3% vs 5%NS) in the initial resuscitation of trauma...
  5. doi request reprint Mortality after trauma laparotomy in geriatric patients
    Bellal Joseph
    Division of Trauma, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona Electronic address
    J Surg Res 190:662-6. 2014
    ..The aim of our study was to identify factors predicting mortality in geriatric trauma patients undergoing laparotomy...
  6. doi request reprint Prothrombin complex concentrate versus fresh-frozen plasma for reversal of coagulopathy of trauma: is there a difference?
    Bellal Joseph
    Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Burns, and Emergency Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, 1501 N Campbell Avenue, Room 5411, P O Box 245063, Tucson, AZ, 85724, US
    World J Surg 38:1875-81. 2014
    ..The purpose of our study was to determine the time to correction of coagulopathy and blood product requirement in patients who received PCC+FFP compared with patients who received FFP alone...
  7. doi request reprint Validating trauma-specific frailty index for geriatric trauma patients: a prospective analysis
    Bellal Joseph
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Burns, and Acute Care Surgery, University of Arizona Medical Center, Tuscon, AZ Electronic address
    J Am Coll Surg 219:10-17.e1. 2014
    ..We hypothesized that TSFI can predict discharge disposition in geriatric trauma patients...
  8. doi request reprint A three-year prospective study of repeat head computed tomography in patients with traumatic brain injury
    Bellal Joseph
    Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Emergency Surgery, and Burns, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ Electronic address
    J Am Coll Surg 219:45-51. 2014
    ..We hypothesized that in examinable patients without neurologic deterioration, RHCT scan does not lead to neurosurgical intervention (craniotomy/craniectomy)...
  9. doi request reprint Improving survival rates after civilian gunshot wounds to the brain
    Bellal Joseph
    Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Emergency Surgery, and Burns, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ Electronic address
    J Am Coll Surg 218:58-65. 2014
    ..We hypothesized that aggressive management can increase survival and the rate of organ donation in patients with gunshot wounds to the brain...
  10. doi request reprint Low-dose aspirin therapy is not a reason for repeating head computed tomographic scans in traumatic brain injury: a prospective study
    Bellal Joseph
    Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Emergency Surgery, and Burns, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona Electronic address
    J Surg Res 186:287-91. 2014
    ..The aim of our study was to evaluate the utility of repeat head computed tomography (RHCT) and outcomes in patients on low-dose aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid; ASA) therapy...
  11. doi request reprint Fatal gunshot wound to the head: the impact of aggressive management
    Bellal Joseph
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Emergency Surgery, and Burns, University of Arizona, 1501 N Campbell Avenue, Room No 5411, PO Box 245063, Tucson, AZ 85727, USA Electronic address
    Am J Surg 207:89-94. 2014
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of aggressive management on organ donation in patient with fatal GSWs to the head...
  12. doi request reprint Rehabilitation after trauma; does age matter?
    Bellal Joseph
    Division of Trauma, Critical Care, and Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85727, USA
    J Surg Res 184:541-5. 2013
    ..Variability exits in the ability to predict overall recovery after trauma and inpatient rehabilitation. The aim of this study was to identify factors predicting functional improvement in trauma patients undergoing inpatient rehabilitation...
  13. doi request reprint The acute care surgery model: managing traumatic brain injury without an inpatient neurosurgical consultation
    Bellal Joseph
    Division of Trauma, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 75:102-5; discussion 105. 2013
    ..We hypothesized that ACS safely manage mild TBI with intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) on head computed tomographic (CT) scan without neurosurgical consultation (NC)...
  14. doi request reprint Prothrombin complex concentrate: an effective therapy in reversing the coagulopathy of traumatic brain injury
    Bellal Joseph
    Division of Trauma, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85724, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 74:248-53. 2013
    ..However, its use and effectiveness compared with recombinant factor VII (rFVIIa) in TBI has not been established. The purpose of this study was to compare PCC and rFVIIa for the correction of TBI coagulopathy...
  15. doi request reprint Continuous noninvasive hemoglobin monitor from pulse ox: ready for prime time?
    Bellal Joseph
    Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
    World J Surg 37:525-9. 2013
    ..The use of SpHb has not been described in the trauma population. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the accuracy of a SpHb measurement device in severely injured trauma patients...
  16. doi request reprint Factor IX complex for the correction of traumatic coagulopathy
    Bellal Joseph
    Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, College of Medicine, 1501 N Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85727 5063, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 72:828-34. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study is to describe our experience in the use of factor IX complex in coagulopathic trauma patients...
  17. doi request reprint Video consultation for trauma and emergency surgical patients
    Bellal Joseph
    Department of Surgery, Southern Arizona Telemedicine, Tucson, Arizona 85724, USA
    Crit Care Nurs Q 35:341-5. 2012
    ..We also expand on what we believe the future and direction of telesurgery in the fields of critical care and trauma surgery...
  18. doi request reprint The conjoint effect of reduced crystalloid administration and decreased damage-control laparotomy use in the development of abdominal compartment syndrome
    Bellal Joseph
    From the Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Emergency Surgery, and Burns, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 76:457-61. 2014
    ..Recent years have seen changes in resuscitation patterns and a decline in the use of DCL. We hypothesized that reductions in both crystalloid resuscitation and the use of DCL is associated with a reduced rate of ACS in trauma patients...
  19. ncbi request reprint Repeat head computed tomography in anticoagulated traumatic brain injury patients: still warranted
    Bellal Joseph
    Division of Trauma, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    Am Surg 80:43-7. 2014
    ..05). Prehospital CAP therapy is high risk for progression of bleeding on repeat head CT. Routine repeat head CT remains an important component in this patient population and can provide useful information. ..
  20. doi request reprint Predicting hospital discharge disposition in geriatric trauma patients: is frailty the answer?
    Bellal Joseph
    From the Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Burns, and Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona Medical Center, Tucson, Arizona
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 76:196-200. 2014
    ..However, FI has never been applied as a prognostic measure after trauma. The aim of our study was to identify hospital admission factors predicting discharge disposition in geriatric trauma patients...
  21. ncbi request reprint Prothrombin complex concentrate use in coagulopathy of lethal brain injuries increases organ donation
    Bellal Joseph
    Division of Trauma, Burns, Critical Care, and Emergency Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    Am Surg 80:335-8. 2014
    ..Although various methodologies exist for the treatment of coagulopathy to facilitate organ donation, PCC provides a rapid and cost-effective therapy for reversal of coagulopathy in patients with lethal traumatic brain injuries. ..
  22. doi request reprint Acquired coagulopathy of traumatic brain injury defined by routine laboratory tests: which laboratory values matter?
    Bellal Joseph
    From the Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Emergency Surgery, and Burns, The University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 76:121-5. 2014
    ..The aim of our study was to determine the effect of coagulopathy diagnosed by routine laboratory tests on outcomes in TBI patients...
  23. doi request reprint Clinical outcomes in traumatic brain injury patients on preinjury clopidogrel: a prospective analysis
    Bellal Joseph
    From the Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Emergency Surgery, and Burns, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 76:817-20. 2014
    ..The aim of our study was to evaluate clinical outcomes and the requirement of a repeat head computed tomography (RHCT) in patients on preinjury clopidogrel therapy...
  24. doi request reprint Mild and moderate pediatric traumatic brain injury: replace routine repeat head computed tomography with neurologic examination
    Hassan Aziz
    From the Division of Trauma, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 75:550-4. 2013
    ..We hypothesize that routine RHCT does not lead to change in management in mild and moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI)...
  25. doi request reprint The BIG (brain injury guidelines) project: defining the management of traumatic brain injury by acute care surgeons
    Bellal Joseph
    From the Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Emergency Surgery, and Burns, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 76:965-9. 2014
    ..The purpose of this study was to define guidelines-based on each patient's history, physical examination, and initial head CT findings-regarding which patients require a period of observation, RHCT, or neurosurgical consultation...
  26. doi request reprint Levothyroxine therapy before brain death declaration increases the number of solid organ donations
    Bellal Joseph
    From the Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Emergency Surgery, and Burns, Department of Surgery, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 76:1301-5. 2014
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of early LT (before the declaration of brain death) on the number of solid organs procured per donor...
  27. doi request reprint Increasing trauma deaths in the United States
    Peter Rhee
    From the Division of Trauma, Burns, Critical Care, and Emergency Surgery, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson
    Ann Surg 260:13-21. 2014
    ..To determine the impact of the increasing aging population on trauma mortality relative to mortality from cancer and heart disease in the United States...
  28. doi request reprint Shock index predicts mortality in geriatric trauma patients: an analysis of the National Trauma Data Bank
    Viraj Pandit
    From the Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Emergency Surgery, and Burns, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 76:1111-5. 2014
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the utility of SI in predicting outcomes. We hypothesized that SI predicts mortality in geriatric trauma patients...
  29. doi request reprint 14 French pigtail catheters placed by surgeons to drain blood on trauma patients: is 14-Fr too small?
    Narong Kulvatunyou
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 73:1423-7. 2012
    ..We hypothesized that 14F PCs can drain blood as well as large-bore 32F to 40F chest tubes. We herein report our early case series experience with PCs in the management of traumatic HTX and HPTX...
  30. doi request reprint Repeal of the concealed weapons law and its impact on gun-related injuries and deaths
    Rashna Ginwalla
    From the Division of Trauma and Emergency General Surgery R G, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care and Emergency General Surgery P R, R F, D J G, L G, B J, N K, T O, G V, J W, A T, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona Division of Trauma D L, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Florida
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 76:569-74; discussion 574-5. 2014
    ..We hypothesized that the enactment of SB-1108 resulted in an increase in gun-related injuries and deaths (GRIDs) in southern Arizona...
  31. doi request reprint Improving communication in level 1 trauma centers: replacing pagers with smartphones
    Bellal Joseph
    Division of Trauma, Critical Care, and Acute Care Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85727, USA
    Telemed J E Health 19:150-4. 2013
    ..Wireless devices such as smartphones are ideal in acute trauma settings as they can transfer patient information quickly in a coordinate manner to all the team members responsible for patient care...
  32. doi request reprint Secondary brain injury in trauma patients: The effects of remote ischemic conditioning
    Bellal Joseph
    From the Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Burns, and Emergency Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona Medical Center, Tucson, Arizona
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 78:698-705. 2015
    ..The aim of our study was to assess whether RIC in trauma patients with severe TBI could reduce secondary brain injury...
  33. doi request reprint Management of acute mild gallstone pancreatitis under acute care surgery: should patients be admitted to the surgery or medicine service?
    Narong Kulvatunyou
    Division of Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Room 5411, 1501 North Campbell Avenue, PO Box 245603, Tucson, AZ 85727 5063, USA Electronic address
    Am J Surg 208:981-7; discussion 986-7. 2014
    ..We hypothesized that patients with acute mild gallstone pancreatitis (GSP) admitted to surgery (SUR; vs medicine [MED]) had a shorter time to surgery, shorter hospital length of stay (HLOS), and lower costs...
  34. doi request reprint A critical analysis of secondary overtriage to a Level I trauma center
    Andrew Tang
    From the Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Emergency Surgery, and Burns, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 77:969-73. 2014
    ..Trauma centers often receive transfers from lower-level trauma centers or nontrauma hospitals. The aim of this study was to analyze the incidence and pattern of secondary overtriage to our Level I trauma center...
  35. doi request reprint Prospective validation of the brain injury guidelines: managing traumatic brain injury without neurosurgical consultation
    Bellal Joseph
    From the Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, Critical Care, and Burns Department of Surgery, University of Arizona Medical Center, Tucson, Arizona
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 77:984-8. 2014
    ..The aim of our study was to evaluate our established Brain Injury Guidelines (BIG 1 category) for managing patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) without neurosurgical consultation...
  36. doi request reprint Superiority of frailty over age in predicting outcomes among geriatric trauma patients: a prospective analysis
    Bellal Joseph
    Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Burns, and Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona Medical Center, Tucson
    JAMA Surg 149:766-72. 2014
    ..The Frailty Index (FI) is a known predictor of adverse outcomes in geriatric patients. The usefulness of the FI as an outcome measure in geriatric trauma patients is unknown...
  37. doi request reprint Hypothermia in organ donation: A friend or foe?
    Bellal Joseph
    From the Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, Critical Care, and Burns, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 77:559-63. 2014
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the effect of hypothermia on organ procurement. We hypothesized that admission hypothermia impedes successful organ procurement...
  38. doi request reprint Unveiling posttraumatic stress disorder in trauma surgeons: a national survey
    Bellal Joseph
    From the Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Emergency Surgery, and Burns, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 77:148-54; discussion 154. 2014
    ..The impact trauma surgeons endure in managing critical trauma cases is unknown. The aim of our study was to assess the incidence of PTSD among trauma surgeons and identify risk factors associated with the development of PTSD...
  39. doi request reprint Time and cost analysis of gallbladder surgery under the acute care surgery model
    Maria Michailidou
    From the Division of Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 76:710-4. 2014
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  40. ncbi request reprint Blunt assault: 'million dollar baby'
    Pantelis Hadjizacharia
    Division of Trauma, Critical Care, and Acute Care Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    Am Surg 80:72-5. 2014
    ..However, these injuries are the result of direct blows to the cervical spine and we suggest that assaulted patients with no direct trauma to the neck do not require an exhaustive evaluation of the cervical spine. ..
  41. doi request reprint Predictors of mortality in geriatric trauma patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Ammar Hashmi
    From the Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Burns, and Emergency Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 76:894-901. 2014
    ..This study aimed to examine mortality rates in severe and extremely severe injured individuals 65 years or older and to identify the predictors of mortality based on available evidence in the literature...
  42. doi request reprint Children are safer in states with strict firearm laws: a National Inpatient Sample study
    Arash Safavi
    From the Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Emergency Surgery, and Burns, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 76:146-50; discussion 150-1. 2014
    ..We hypothesized that strict firearm control laws impact the incidence of pediatric firearm injury...
  43. doi request reprint Contemporary acute care surgery percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube placement: an extreme bumper height and complications
    Evan S Glazer
    From the Division of Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 75:859-63. 2013
    ..In this contemporary series of ACS PEG procedures, we hypothesized that technical aspects of PEG tube placement may play an important role...
  44. doi request reprint Adverse effects of admission blood alcohol on long-term cognitive function in patients with traumatic brain injury
    Bellal Joseph
    From the Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, Critical Care, and Burns, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 78:403-8. 2015
    ..We hypothesize that intoxication at the time of injury is associated with adverse long-term cognitive function in patients sustaining TBI...
  45. doi request reprint A prospective evaluation of platelet function in patients on antiplatelet therapy with traumatic intracranial hemorrhage
    Bellal Joseph
    From the Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, Critical Care, and Burns, Department of Surgery, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 75:990-4. 2013
    ..We hypothesized (null) that platelet transfusion in this cohort of patients does not improve platelet function...
  46. doi request reprint Effect of alcohol in traumatic brain injury: is it really protective?
    Viraj Pandit
    Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Emergency Surgery and Burns, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
    J Surg Res 190:634-9. 2014
    ..Studies have proposed a neuroprotective role for alcohol (ETOH) in traumatic brain injury (TBI). We hypothesized that ETOH intoxication is associated with mortality in patients with severe TBI...
  47. doi request reprint A prospective cohort study of 200 acute care gallbladder surgeries: the same disease but a different approach
    Narong Kulvatunyou
    Division of Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85727 5063, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 73:1039-45. 2012
    ..We hypothesized that, because preoperative signs and diagnostic tests are not sensitive enough to diagnose AC, coupled with the potential health care burden of non-AC gallbladder, surgery may be offered sooner...
  48. doi request reprint Morbid obesity predisposes trauma patients to worse outcomes: a National Trauma Data Bank analysis
    Michael Ditillo
    From the Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Burns and Emergency Surgery V P, P R, H A, S H, R S F, B J, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona and Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Burns and Emergency Surgery M D, B B, K D, Department of Surgery, Yale New Haven Medical Center, New Haven, Connecticut
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 76:176-9. 2014
    ..The aim of our study was to evaluate outcomes in morbidly obese patients after blunt trauma. We hypothesized that morbidly obese patients have adverse outcomes as compared with nonobese patients after blunt traumatic injury...
  49. doi request reprint Incidence and pattern of cervical spine injury in blunt assault: it is not how they are hit, but how they fall
    Narong Kulvatunyou
    Division of Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85727, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 72:271-5. 2012
    ..In blunt assault to the head or face, IE is low; hence, the reported incidence of CSI is low. The goal of our study was to identify the incidence, pattern, and outcome of CSI in blunt assaulted patients...
  50. doi request reprint Managing older adults with ground-level falls admitted to a trauma service: the effect of frailty
    Bellal Joseph
    Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Emergency Surgery, and Burns, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
    J Am Geriatr Soc 63:745-9. 2015
    ..To determine whether frail elderly adults are at greater risk of fracture after a ground-level fall (GLF) than those who are not frail...
  51. doi request reprint Use of prothrombin complex concentrate as an adjunct to fresh frozen plasma shortens time to craniotomy in traumatic brain injury patients
    Bellal Joseph
    Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, Critical Care, and Burns, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
    Neurosurgery 76:601-7. 2015
    ..The use of prothrombin complex concentrate (PCC) to reverse acquired (coagulopathy of trauma) and induced coagulopathy (preinjury warfarin use) is well defined...
  52. doi request reprint Early autologous fresh whole blood transfusion leads to less allogeneic transfusions and is safe
    Peter Rhee
    From the Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Burns, and Emergency Surgery B J, V P, M K, G V, N K, A T, A A, T O, P R, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona and Division of Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care K I, S S, LAC County USC Medical Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 78:729-34. 2015
    ..The aim of this study was to assess outcomes in trauma patients receiving whole blood autotransfusion (AT) from hemothorax...
  53. doi request reprint Overuse of helicopter transport in the minimally injured: A health care system problem that should be corrected
    Gary A Vercruysse
    From the Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, Critical Care, and Burns, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 78:510-5. 2015
    ..This study identified patients who did not benefit from helicopter transport to our facility and demonstrates potential cost savings when transported instead by ground...
  54. doi request reprint The significance of platelet count in traumatic brain injury patients on antiplatelet therapy
    Bellal Joseph
    From the Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, Critical Care, and Burns, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 77:417-21. 2014
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the platelet count cutoff for progression on RHCT and neurosurgical intervention in patients on antiplatelet therapy...
  55. doi request reprint Telephotography in trauma: a 2-year clinical experience
    Bellal Joseph
    1 Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Emergency Surgery, and Burns, The University of Arizona Medical Center, Tucson, Arizona
    Telemed J E Health 20:342-5. 2014
    ..The aim of this study was to describe our experience with smartphone telephotography in the care of trauma patients. We hypothesized that smartphone telephotography can be safely and effectively implemented on a trauma service...
  56. doi request reprint Can plasma B-type natriuretic peptide levels predict need for mechanical ventilation after injury?
    Brian D Vander Werf
    Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Emergency Surgery, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ, USA
    Am J Surg 200:845-50; discussion 850. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe the change in plasma BNP levels over the first 48 hours after injury and determine if there was a correlation between plasma BNP levels and clinical outcomes...
  57. doi request reprint Two-year experience of using pigtail catheters to treat traumatic pneumothorax: a changing trend
    Narong Kulvatunyou
    Division of Trauma, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85727, USA
    J Trauma 71:1104-7; discussion 1107. 2011
    ..Pigtail catheters (PCs) are smaller and less invasive; they have worked well in patients with nontraumatic pneumothorax (PTX). The purpose of this study was to review our early experience of PC use in trauma patients...
  58. doi request reprint Smartphone surgery: how technology can transform practice
    Bardiya Zangbar
    Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Acute Care Surgery, and Burns, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
    Telemed J E Health 20:590-2. 2014
    ..In this article, we describe our initial teletrauma experience and the effect of smartphone implementation in patient care and medical education at the University of Arizona Medical Center in Tucson...
  59. ncbi request reprint Seatbelt triad: severe abdominal wall disruption, hollow viscus injury, and major vascular injury
    Narong Kulvatunyou
    Division of Acute Care SurUniversity of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ 85727 5063, USA
    Am Surg 77:534-8. 2011
    ..We present a small case series involving those three clinical features with the goal of preventing a future missed diagnosis of the distal abdominal aortic injury in particular...
  60. doi request reprint The current concepts in management of animal (dog, cat, snake, scorpion) and human bite wounds
    Hassan Aziz
    From the Division of Trauma, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 78:641-8. 2015
    ..In this review, our aim was to identify and assess the current evidence on the management of animal (dog, cat, insects, scorpions, and snakes) and human bite wounds...
  61. doi request reprint Intracranial pressure monitor in patients with traumatic brain injury
    Andrew Tang
    Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, Critical Care, and Burns, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona Electronic address
    J Surg Res 194:565-70. 2015
    ..The benefits of these guidelines on outcome remain unproven. We hypothesized that adherence to BTF guidelines for ICP monitoring does not improve outcomes in patients with TBI...
  62. doi request reprint A comparison of video laryngoscopy to direct laryngoscopy for the emergency intubation of trauma patients
    Maria Michailidou
    Division of Trauma, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, 1501 N Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ, USA
    World J Surg 39:782-8. 2015
    ..Our hypothesis was that the success rate of VL would be higher than that of DL...
  63. doi request reprint Perforated appendicitis with gastrointestinal basidiobolomycosis: a rare finding
    Viraj Pandit
    Division of Trauma, Critical Care, and Acute Care Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 15:339-42. 2014
    ..Lack of awareness of GIB has resulted in its delayed diagnosis and in extensive morbidity and mortality in patients with GIB...
  64. doi request reprint Angiointervention: high rates of failure following blunt renal injuries
    Jay Menaker
    Department of Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Division Trauma Critical Care, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, 22 South Greene Street, T1R60, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    World J Surg 35:520-7. 2011
    ..Recently, angioembolization (AE) has been used to extend NOM. Few data exist on evaluating NOM of blunt renal injuries (BRIs). We sought to determine the overall efficacy of NOM as well as the outcome of AE in patients with BRI...
  65. doi request reprint Telebation: next-generation telemedicine in remote airway management using current wireless technologies
    Jarrod Mosier
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85750, USA
    Telemed J E Health 19:95-8. 2013
    ..Since the first remote intubation with telemedicine guidance, wireless technology has advanced to enable more portable methods of telemedicine involvement in remote airway management...