Gregory J Jurkovich

Summary

Affiliation: University of Washington
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Systematic review of trauma system effectiveness based on registry comparisons
    G J Jurkovich
    Harborview Medical Center, Trauma Services, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    J Trauma 47:S46-55. 1999
  2. ncbi request reprint Centers for Disease Control and Prevention injury research agenda: identification of acute care research topics of interest to the Centers for disease Control and Prevention--National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
    Gregory J Jurkovich
    Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Trauma 56:1166-70. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Environmental cold-induced injury
    Gregory J Jurkovich
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 87:247-67, viii. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Acute care surgery: the trauma surgeon's perspective
    Gregory J Jurkovich
    Department of Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Surgery 141:293-6. 2007
  5. doi request reprint Validating the Western Trauma Association algorithm for managing patients with anterior abdominal stab wounds: a Western Trauma Association multicenter trial
    Walter L Biffl
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado 80204 4507, USA
    J Trauma 71:1494-502. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint A comparison of prehospital and hospital data in trauma patients
    Saman Arbabi
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Trauma 56:1029-32. 2004
  7. pmc Complication rates among trauma centers
    Darwin N Ang
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
    J Am Coll Surg 209:595-602. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Hypertonic resuscitation of hypovolemic shock after blunt trauma: a randomized controlled trial
    Eileen M Bulger
    Department of Surgery, Campus Box 359796, Harborview Medical Center, 325 Ninth Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Arch Surg 143:139-48; discussion 149. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint National variability in out-of-hospital treatment after traumatic injury
    Eileen M Bulger
    Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 49:293-301. 2007
  10. doi request reprint National variation in outcomes and costs for splenic injury and the impact of trauma systems: a population-based cohort study
    Christian A Hamlat
    Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, Department of Surgery, University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA
    Ann Surg 255:165-70. 2012

Detail Information

Publications95

  1. ncbi request reprint Systematic review of trauma system effectiveness based on registry comparisons
    G J Jurkovich
    Harborview Medical Center, Trauma Services, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    J Trauma 47:S46-55. 1999
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify these strengths and weaknesses and to determine whether registry studies provide evidence of trauma system efficacy...
  2. ncbi request reprint Centers for Disease Control and Prevention injury research agenda: identification of acute care research topics of interest to the Centers for disease Control and Prevention--National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
    Gregory J Jurkovich
    Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Trauma 56:1166-70. 2004
    ..The purpose of this report is to identify the most important research questions pertaining to the acute care of the injured patient using a Web-based Delphi technique to achieve expert opinion consensus...
  3. ncbi request reprint Environmental cold-induced injury
    Gregory J Jurkovich
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 87:247-67, viii. 2007
    ..Finally, it examines cold injuries, including frostbite, chilblain, and trench foot, and makes recommendations for their treatment...
  4. ncbi request reprint Acute care surgery: the trauma surgeon's perspective
    Gregory J Jurkovich
    Department of Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Surgery 141:293-6. 2007
  5. doi request reprint Validating the Western Trauma Association algorithm for managing patients with anterior abdominal stab wounds: a Western Trauma Association multicenter trial
    Walter L Biffl
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado 80204 4507, USA
    J Trauma 71:1494-502. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the algorithm in providing timely interventions for significant injuries...
  6. ncbi request reprint A comparison of prehospital and hospital data in trauma patients
    Saman Arbabi
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Trauma 56:1029-32. 2004
    ..We hypothesized that ED and Fd physiologic parameters are equally valid predictors of outcomes. In addition, we hypothesized that early field intubation will improve survival compared with later ED intubation...
  7. pmc Complication rates among trauma centers
    Darwin N Ang
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
    J Am Coll Surg 209:595-602. 2009
    ..The goal of this study was to examine the association between patient complications and admission to Level I trauma centers (TC) compared with nontrauma centers (NTC)...
  8. doi request reprint Hypertonic resuscitation of hypovolemic shock after blunt trauma: a randomized controlled trial
    Eileen M Bulger
    Department of Surgery, Campus Box 359796, Harborview Medical Center, 325 Ninth Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Arch Surg 143:139-48; discussion 149. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of hypertonicity on organ injury after blunt trauma...
  9. ncbi request reprint National variability in out-of-hospital treatment after traumatic injury
    Eileen M Bulger
    Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 49:293-301. 2007
    ..We define the variability in the out-of-hospital treatment provided to trauma patients in the United States...
  10. doi request reprint National variation in outcomes and costs for splenic injury and the impact of trauma systems: a population-based cohort study
    Christian A Hamlat
    Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, Department of Surgery, University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA
    Ann Surg 255:165-70. 2012
    ..To measure national variation in splenectomy rates, mortality, and costs for hospitalized patients with splenic injury and the impact of state trauma systems on these outcomes...
  11. doi request reprint Blunt traumatic thoracic aortic injuries: early or delayed repair--results of an American Association for the Surgery of Trauma prospective study
    Demetrios Demetriades
    Multicenter Clinical Trials Committee, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, USA
    J Trauma 66:967-73. 2009
    ..In recent years, there has been a trend toward delayed repair, even in low-risk patients. This study evaluates the current practices in the surgical community regarding the timing of aortic repair and its effects on outcomes...
  12. doi request reprint Early packed red blood cell transfusion and acute respiratory distress syndrome after trauma
    Onuma Chaiwat
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington 98195 6540, USA
    Anesthesiology 110:351-60. 2009
    ..Transfusion of packed red blood cells (PRBCs) is a risk factor for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in trauma patients. Yet, there is a paucity of information regarding the risk of ARDS with incremental PRBCs exposure...
  13. pmc Development and validation of the mortality risk for trauma comorbidity index
    Hilaire J Thompson
    Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, The University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle, WA, USA
    Ann Surg 252:370-5. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to develop and validate a comorbidity index to predict the risk of mortality associated with chronic health conditions following a traumatic injury...
  14. ncbi request reprint Variations in rates of tracheostomy in the critically ill trauma patient
    Avery B Nathens
    Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, Seattle, WA, USA
    Crit Care Med 34:2919-24. 2006
    ..Thus, we set out explore the extent and potential sources of this variation among injured patients cared for in trauma centers in the United States...
  15. pmc Evaluation of the effect of intensity of care on mortality after traumatic brain injury
    Hilaire J Thompson
    University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle, WA, USA
    Crit Care Med 36:282-90. 2008
    ..To evaluate the effect of age on intensity of care provided to traumatically brain-injured adults and to determine the influence of intensity of care on mortality at discharge and 12 months postinjury, controlling for injury severity...
  16. pmc Multisite investigation of traumatic brain injuries, posttraumatic stress disorder, and self-reported health and cognitive impairments
    Douglas F Zatzick
    Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, 98104, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 67:1291-300. 2010
    ..Few large-scale, multisite investigations have assessed the development of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and health outcomes across the spectrum of patients with mild, moderate, and severe traumatic brain injury (TBI)...
  17. doi request reprint Association between posttraumatic stress and depressive symptoms and functional outcomes in adolescents followed up longitudinally after injury hospitalization
    Douglas F Zatzick
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, University of Washington School of Medicine, Campus Box 359896, 325 Ninth Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 162:642-8. 2008
    ..To assess the association between early posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depressive symptoms and functional and quality-of-life outcomes among injured youth...
  18. doi request reprint The evolution of the diagnostic work-up for stab wounds to the back and flank
    Tam N Pham
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Harborview Medical Centre, Seattle, WA 98104, United States
    Injury 40:48-53. 2009
    ..This study aims to review the evolution of the diagnostic work-up for stab wounds to the back and flank...
  19. ncbi request reprint Predicting major hemorrhage in patients with pelvic fracture
    C Craig Blackmore
    Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA
    J Trauma 61:346-52. 2006
    ..The objective of this study is to use information available upon presentation to the trauma center to develop a clinical prediction rule to identify subjects with pelvic fracture who are at high risk of major hemorrhage...
  20. ncbi request reprint Effect of patient load on trauma outcomes in a Level I trauma center
    Saman Arbabi
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    J Trauma 59:815-8; discussion 819-20. 2005
    ..The goal of the study was to see whether trauma patients admitted during 'high' patient-load periods, at night, or on weekends had worse outcomes...
  21. ncbi request reprint High-intensity ultrasound treatment of blunt abdominal solid organ injury: an animal model
    Carol J Cornejo
    Department of Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, Univeristy of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Trauma 57:152-6. 2004
    ..High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is effective in producing hemostasis in injuries from organ lacerations and punctures in animals but has not been evaluated in impact injuries...
  22. doi request reprint Premorbid statin use is associated with improved survival and functional outcomes in older head-injured individuals
    Eric B Schneider
    Division of Acute Care Surgery and Adult Trauma Surgery, Department of Surgery, Center for Surgical Trials and Outcomes Research, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21218, USA
    J Trauma 71:815-9. 2011
    ..To determine whether preinjury statin use is associated with survival and functional recovery in older adult victims of moderate/severe head trauma...
  23. ncbi request reprint Is pediatric trauma still a surgical disease? Patterns of emergent operative intervention in the injured child
    Stephanie P Acierno
    University of Washington, Department of Surgery, Division of General and Trauma Surgery, Harborview Medical Center and the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Trauma 56:960-4; discussion 965-6. 2004
    ..This study examines the frequency of operative intervention among injured children and evaluates potential predictors of emergent intervention...
  24. ncbi request reprint Patient outcomes in academic medical centers: influence of fellowship programs and in-house on-call attending surgeon
    Saman Arbabi
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Arch Surg 138:47-51; discussion 51. 2003
    ..We were interested in 2 such policies or characteristics that are commonly implemented in academic centers: an in-house on-call attending physician policy and the existence of postgraduate medical education...
  25. doi request reprint Management of patients with anterior abdominal stab wounds: a Western Trauma Association multicenter trial
    Walter L Biffl
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center University of Colorado Denver, Denver, Colorado 80204 4507, USA
    J Trauma 66:1294-301. 2009
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Prospective payments in a regional trauma center: the case for recognition of the transfer patient in diagnostic related groups
    Jason A London
    Division of Trauma General Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA
    J Trauma 60:390-5; discussion 395-6. 2006
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Survival of seriously injured patients first treated in rural hospitals
    Richard J Mullins
    Department of Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97201 3098, USA
    J Trauma 52:1019-29. 2002
    ..Patients injured in rural counties are hypothesized to have improved survival if local hospitals are categorized as Level III, Level IV, and Level V trauma centers...
  28. doi request reprint A national US study of posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, and work and functional outcomes after hospitalization for traumatic injury
    Douglas Zatzick
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, University of Washington School of Medicine, Box 359896, 325 Ninth Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Ann Surg 248:429-37. 2008
    ..To examine factors other than injury severity that are likely to influence functional outcomes after hospitalization for injury...
  29. doi request reprint Ethnoracial variations in acute PTSD symptoms among hospitalized survivors of traumatic injury
    Kari A Stephens
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Trauma Stress 23:384-92. 2010
    ..Disparities in trauma history, PTSD symptoms, and event related factors emphasize the need for acute care services to incorporate culturally competent approaches for treating these diverse populations...
  30. ncbi request reprint Hemostasis and sealing of air leaks in the lung using high-intensity focused ultrasound
    Shahram Vaezy
    Department of Bioengineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Trauma 62:1390-5. 2007
    ..High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) has been demonstrated as a useful method for hemostasis in experimental solid organ injuries. We wished to investigate whether this could be applied to lung injuries...
  31. doi request reprint Emergency department ventilation effects outcome in severe traumatic brain injury
    Keir J Warner
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Trauma 64:341-7. 2008
    ..We sought to determine whether achieving ventilation into a target range would translate into better outcomes in patients with TBI...
  32. ncbi request reprint Do initial radiographs agree with crash site mechanism of injury in pelvic ring disruptions? A pilot study
    Ken F Linnau
    Department of Radiology, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 98104 2499, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 21:375-80. 2007
    ..Our objective was to compare injury direction determined from anteroposterior (AP) pelvic radiographs with injury forces determined from crash site investigation...
  33. doi request reprint Adolescents' and parents' agreement on posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and functioning after adolescent injury
    Angela Ghesquiere
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98104 2499, USA
    J Trauma Stress 21:487-91. 2008
    ..These findings suggest caution in clinical and policy applications of parental ratings of adolescent symptomatic and functional outcomes after injury...
  34. doi request reprint The utility of early end-tidal capnography in monitoring ventilation status after severe injury
    Keir J Warner
    Department of Trauma Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA
    J Trauma 66:26-31. 2009
    ..Thus, we hypothesize that EtCO2 will demonstrate a poor reflection of actual ventilation status after severe injury...
  35. pmc Predictors of posttraumatic stress disorder and return to usual major activity in traumatically injured intensive care unit survivors
    Dimitry S Davydow
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 31:428-35. 2009
    ..To assess intensive care unit (ICU)/acute care service-delivery characteristics and pre-ICU factors as predictors of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and return to usual major activity after ICU admission for trauma...
  36. pmc Disseminating Organizational Screening and Brief Intervention Services (DO-SBIS) for alcohol at trauma centers study design
    Douglas F Zatzick
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, University of Washington School of Medicine, Box 359911, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 35:174-80. 2013
    ....
  37. pmc The impact of an intensivist-model ICU on trauma-related mortality
    Avery B Nathens
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington and Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, Seattle, WA, USA
    Ann Surg 244:545-54. 2006
    ..To evaluate the effect of an intensivist-model of critical care delivery on the risk of death following injury...
  38. ncbi request reprint Urgent and emergent thoracotomy for penetrating chest trauma
    Riyad Karmy-Jones
    Department of Surgery, Box 359796, 325 Ninth Avenue, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    J Trauma 56:664-8; discussion 668-9. 2004
    ..Although the major factor in outcome is presenting physiology, the site of the TCY may influence survival, with the operating room offering a superior environment to the emergency room...
  39. doi request reprint Single-dose etomidate for rapid sequence intubation may impact outcome after severe injury
    Keir J Warner
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA
    J Trauma 67:45-50. 2009
    ..We hypothesized that etomidate may alter the occurrence of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in injury victims...
  40. ncbi request reprint The effect of interfacility transfer on outcome in an urban trauma system
    Avery B Nathens
    Division of General and Trauma Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, and Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, 98104 2499, USA
    J Trauma 55:444-9. 2003
    ..We set out to evaluate whether patients initially assessed at these centers and then transferred to a Level I facility were adversely affected by delays to definitive care...
  41. doi request reprint Prevalence of pain in patients 1 year after major trauma
    Frederick P Rivara
    Departments of Pediatrics and Epidemiology, Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, University of Washington School of Medicine, Box 359960, 325 Ninth Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Arch Surg 143:282-7; discussion 288. 2008
    ..To describe the prevalence of pain in a large cohort of trauma patients 1 year after injury and to examine personal, injury, and treatment factors that predict the presence of chronic pain in these patients...
  42. ncbi request reprint Inclusive trauma systems: do they improve triage or outcomes of the severely injured?
    Garth H Utter
    Department of Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, and the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Trauma 60:529-35; discussion 535-37. 2006
    ..We postulate that inclusive systems assure that severely injured patients are more likely to be triaged to a level I or II regional trauma center, and this greater degree of participation would lead to lower mortality...
  43. doi request reprint Long-term survival of adult trauma patients
    Giana H Davidson
    Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, and Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    JAMA 305:1001-7. 2011
    ..To date, there have been few large studies evaluating long-term mortality in trauma patients and identifying predictors that increase risk for death following hospital discharge...
  44. ncbi request reprint The use of neuromuscular blocking agents to facilitate prehospital intubation does not impair outcome after traumatic brain injury
    Eileen M Bulger
    Departments of Surgery, University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Trauma 58:718-23; discussion 723-4. 2005
    ..We sought to determine the effect of the use of NMBAs to facilitate prehospital intubation on outcome after TBI...
  45. doi request reprint Preinjury statin use is associated with improved in-hospital survival in elderly trauma patients
    David T Efron
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Trauma 64:66-73; discussion 73-4. 2008
    ..Victims of severe traumatic injury share similar inflammatory cascades to those seen in septic patients. We hypothesized that elderly (aged >/=65 years) trauma patients might derive a similar outcome benefit from preinjury statin use...
  46. pmc Oxandrolone does not improve outcome of ventilator dependent surgical patients
    Eileen M Bulger
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle 98104, USA
    Ann Surg 240:472-8; discussion 478-80. 2004
    ..Oxandrolone is an anabolic steroid that attenuates loss of lean body mass and improves wound healing in burn patients. We hypothesized that oxandrolone would improve outcome for ventilator-dependent surgical patients...
  47. doi request reprint The evaluation of pneumomediastinum in blunt trauma patients
    Sharmila Dissanaike
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA
    J Trauma 65:1340-5. 2008
    ..We evaluated the incidence of major injuries associated with pneumomediastinum, the accuracy of diagnostic modalities, and the results of observation versus aggressive evaluation...
  48. pmc Progress in the diagnosis of appendicitis: a report from Washington State's Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program
    Frederick Thurston Drake
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, 1859 NE Pacific Street, Box 356410, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Ann Surg 256:586-94. 2012
    ..Since 2006, accurate diagnosis of appendicitis has been a priority for SCOAP. The objective of this study was to evaluate the association between imaging and NA in the general community...
  49. ncbi request reprint Management of the injured patient: identification of research topics for systematic review using the delphi technique
    Avery B Nathens
    Department of Surgery, Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, 98104, USA
    J Trauma 54:595-601. 2003
    ..This study identifies the most important research questions pertaining to the acute care of the injured patient using a Web-based Delphi technique to achieve consensus of expert opinion...
  50. ncbi request reprint A resource-based assessment of trauma care in the United States
    Avery B Nathens
    Division of Trauma and General Surgery, Harborview Medical Center and Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, 98104 2499, USA
    J Trauma 56:173-8; discussion 178. 2004
    ..The resources needed and those available to support trauma care for a given region are currently unknown. Resource use and availability were evaluated for injured subjects across a large sample of the United States...
  51. doi request reprint Clearing the cervical spine in obtunded patients
    Tyler J Harris
    School of Medicine, University of Washington, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98104 2499, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 33:1547-53. 2008
    ..Retrospective cohort study...
  52. doi request reprint Alcohol and risk of mortality in patients with traumatic brain injury
    Jamie R Shandro
    Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA
    J Trauma 66:1584-90. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study is to use a comprehensive trauma database to determine whether blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is associated with mortality in patients with TBI...
  53. doi request reprint Prevalence and predictors of sexual dysfunction 12 months after major trauma: a national study
    Mathew D Sorensen
    Departments of Urology, Surgery, Pediatrics and Epidemiology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Trauma 65:1045-52; discussion 1052-3. 2008
    ..To determine the prevalence and predictors of sexual dysfunction (SDF) after moderate-to-severe trauma in a large multicenter study...
  54. ncbi request reprint Timing of femur fracture fixation: effect on outcome in patients with thoracic and head injuries
    Susan I Brundage
    Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Trauma 52:299-307. 2002
    ..Optimal timing of femur fracture fixation remains controversial. This study examines the association between the timing of femur fracture fixation and outcome in patients with concomitant chest and head injuries...
  55. doi request reprint Compliance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention field triage guidelines in an established trauma system
    Alexis M Gage
    Department of Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 215:148-54; discussion 154-6. 2012
    ..Regionalization of trauma care reduces mortality and has clear guidelines for transport to the highest level of trauma care. Whether prehospital providers follow the CDC triage algorithm remains to be determined...
  56. pmc Do inclusive trauma systems improve outcomes after renal trauma?
    Alex J Vanni
    Department of Urology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, 325 9th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 72:385-9. 2012
    ..Our aim is to assess state variation in renal trauma outcomes. We hypothesize that states with more hospitals participating in a trauma system will have lower nephrectomy and mortality rates...
  57. doi request reprint Sew it up! A Western Trauma Association multi-institutional study of enteric injury management in the postinjury open abdomen
    Clay Cothren Burlew
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado 80204, USA
    J Trauma 70:273-7. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine outcomes on the basis of management of enteric injuries in patients relegated to the postinjury open abdomen...
  58. doi request reprint Gossypiboma: tales of lost sponges and lessons learned
    Lisa K McIntyre
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA
    Arch Surg 145:770-5. 2010
    ..To review the details surrounding cases of patients found to have retained laparotomy sponges after surgical procedures and share policy changes that have led to process improvements at one academic medical center...
  59. pmc Residual hemothorax after chest tube placement correlates with increased risk of empyema following traumatic injury
    Riyad Karmy-Jones
    Department of Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 98664, USA
    Can Respir J 15:255-8. 2008
    ..Residual fluid has also been cited as a risk factor for empyema, although the imaging technique to identify this varies...
  60. doi request reprint Screening adolescent patients admitted to the trauma service for high-risk behaviors: who is responsible?
    Taraneh Shafii
    Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Center for AIDS and STD, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA
    J Trauma 67:1288-92. 2009
    ..The trauma team has a unique opportunity to screen for concurrent risk behaviors. The objective of this study was to assess surgeon knowledge, attitudes, and current practice of screening for high-risk behaviors in injured adolescents...
  61. ncbi request reprint The impact of prehospital ventilation on outcome after severe traumatic brain injury
    Keir J Warner
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA
    J Trauma 62:1330-6; discussion 1336-8. 2007
    ..We sought to determine the incidence of hyperventilation among a cohort of trauma patients undergoing prehospital intubation and the impact of ventilation on outcome after severe TBI...
  62. ncbi request reprint The delivery of critical care services in US trauma centers: is the standard being met?
    Avery B Nathens
    Division of Trauma and General Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    J Trauma 60:773-83; disucssion 783-4. 2006
    ..We set out to evaluate how critical care is delivered in Level I and II trauma centers and the extent to which these centers implement evidence-based patient care practices known to improve outcome...
  63. pmc Patterns of errors contributing to trauma mortality: lessons learned from 2,594 deaths
    Russell L Gruen
    Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Ann Surg 244:371-80. 2006
    ..To identify patterns of errors contributing to inpatient trauma deaths...
  64. ncbi request reprint A nationwide US study of post-traumatic stress after hospitalization for physical injury
    Douglas F Zatzick
    Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Psychol Med 37:1469-80. 2007
    ..Injured survivors of individual and mass trauma are at risk for developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Few investigations have assessed PTSD after injury in large samples across diverse acute care hospital settings...
  65. ncbi request reprint The morbidity of penetrating colon injury
    Eileen M Bulger
    Department of Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Box 359796, 325 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Injury 34:41-6. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study is to define the current morbidity and mortality associated with penetrating colon injury and to determine the impact of management strategy on outcome...
  66. ncbi request reprint Predictors of morbidity after traumatic pancreatic injury
    Lillian S Kao
    Department of Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    J Trauma 55:898-905. 2003
    ....
  67. ncbi request reprint Assessment of volume of hemorrhage and outcome from pelvic fracture
    C Craig Blackmore
    Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, Department of Radiology, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle 98104, USA
    Arch Surg 138:504-8; discussion 508-9. 2003
    ..Measurement of pelvic hemorrhage on computed tomographic (CT) scans can estimate the pelvic fracture component of total patient blood loss and predict the need for angiography...
  68. pmc Managing the common problem of missing data in trauma studies
    Tessa Rue
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    J Nurs Scholarsh 40:373-8. 2008
    ..To provide guidance for managing the problem of missing data in clinical studies of trauma in order to decrease bias and increase the validity of findings for subsequent use...
  69. ncbi request reprint Prior studies comparing outcomes from trauma care at children's hospitals versus adult hospitals
    Christian Ochoa
    Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Trauma 63:S87-91; discussion S92-5. 2007
    ....
  70. ncbi request reprint Towards improving the outcomes of injured children
    Frederick P Rivara
    Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Trauma 63:S155-6. 2007
  71. ncbi request reprint Blunt chest trauma
    Riyad Karmy-Jones
    Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Curr Probl Surg 41:211-380. 2004
  72. ncbi request reprint The shape of things to come: results from a national survey of trauma surgeons on issues concerning their future
    Thomas J Esposito
    Division of Trauma, Burns and Critical Care, Department of Surgery, University Medical Center, Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, 2160 S First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    J Trauma 60:8-16. 2006
    ..This study seeks to characterize the opinions of practicing surgeons as a basis for formulating a plan to restructure the discipline of trauma surgery and its training path...
  73. ncbi request reprint Management of severe head injury: institutional variations in care and effect on outcome
    Eileen M Bulger
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Crit Care Med 30:1870-6. 2002
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  74. ncbi request reprint Predicting posttraumatic distress in hospitalized trauma survivors with acute injuries
    Douglas F Zatzick
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California Davis, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 159:941-6. 2002
    ..Few investigations have comprehensively screened for posttraumatic symptomatic distress or identified predictors of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in representative samples of surgical inpatients...
  75. ncbi request reprint Failure of nonoperative management of splenic injuries: causes and consequences
    Lisa K McIntyre
    The Department of Surgery, University of Washington and the Harborview Injury Prevention Research Center, Seattle 98104, USA
    Arch Surg 140:563-8; discussion 568-9. 2005
    ..Presenting patient characteristics can predict which patients will fail nonoperative therapy of blunt splenic injuries...
  76. ncbi request reprint Postinjury enteral tolerance is reliably achieved by a standardized protocol
    Rosemary A Kozar
    Department of Surgery, University of Texas Houston, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Surg Res 104:70-5. 2002
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  77. ncbi request reprint Posttraumatic stress, problem drinking, and functional outcomes after injury
    Douglas F Zatzick
    Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center and Department of Psychiatry, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98104 2499
    Arch Surg 137:200-5. 2002
    ..Patients undergoing trauma surgery for injury who have subsequent posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or problem drinking will demonstrate significant impairments in functional outcomes compared with patients without these disorders...
  78. ncbi request reprint Comparison of trauma center patient self-reports and proxy reports on the Alcohol Use Identification Test (AUDIT)
    Dennis M Donovan
    University of Washington Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington School of Medicine Seattle, WA 98105 4631, USA
    J Trauma 56:873-82. 2004
    ..The present study evaluated the level of agreement between trauma patients' self-report and proxy report on the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT)...
  79. ncbi request reprint Should the trauma surgeon do the emergency surgery?
    Frederick W Endorf
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA
    Adv Surg 41:155-63. 2007
    ..It may be that "Should the trauma surgeon do the emergency surgery?" is the wrong question. A better question may be "How best can we train surgeons for this new specialty"?..
  80. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for venous thromboembolism in pediatric trauma
    Monica S Vavilala
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Washington, Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA
    J Trauma 52:922-7. 2002
    ..Although the incidence and risk factors for VTE after trauma in adults have been well described, similar data regarding pediatric patients are lacking...
  81. ncbi request reprint Do trauma centers have the capacity to respond to disasters?
    Frederick P Rivara
    Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA
    J Trauma 61:949-53. 2006
    ..Our objective was to examine the capacity of current centers to handle an increased load from a mass casualty disaster...
  82. doi request reprint Operative repair or endovascular stent graft in blunt traumatic thoracic aortic injuries: results of an American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Multicenter Study
    Demetrios Demetriades
    J Trauma 64:561-70; discussion 570-1. 2008
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  83. doi request reprint Variation in the rates of do not resuscitate orders after major trauma and the impact of intensive care unit environment
    Avery B Nathens
    Department of Surgery, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    J Trauma 64:81-8; discussion 88-91. 2008
    ..We postulated that these differences in perceptions or practice might lead to significant variation in the use of do not resuscitate (DNR) orders and sought to identify institutional characteristics associated with their use...
  84. ncbi request reprint Renal injury and operative management in the United States: results of a population-based study
    Hunter Wessells
    Department of Urology, Harborview Medical Center and University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, 98104, USA
    J Trauma 54:423-30. 2003
    ..To evaluate the extent to which nonoperative renal trauma management has been adopted, we determined the incidence of renal injury and the rate of operative management across the United States...
  85. pmc Randomized, prospective trial of antioxidant supplementation in critically ill surgical patients
    Avery B Nathens
    Division of Trauma and General Surgery, Harborview Medical Center and the Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Ann Surg 236:814-22. 2002
    ..To determine the effectiveness of early, routine antioxidant supplementation using alpha-tocopherol and ascorbic acid in reducing the rate of pulmonary morbidity and organ dysfunction in critically ill surgical patients...
  86. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the necessity of clinical observation of high-energy trauma patients without significant injury after standardized emergency room stabilization
    Koen W W Lansink
    Trauma Unit, Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Trauma 57:1256-9. 2004
    ..The necessity of this observation period is not evidence based. The goal of this study was to identify patients who revealed an initially undiagnosed injury during the observation period...
  87. ncbi request reprint The concept of acute care surgery: a vision for the not-so-distant future
    George C Velmahos
    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Surgery 141:288-90. 2007
  88. ncbi request reprint Reinforced silicone elastomer sheeting, an improved method of temporary abdominal closure in damage control laparotomy
    Hugh M Foy
    Department of Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Box 359796, 325 9th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Am J Surg 185:498-501. 2003
    ..We report our results using this technique in a large cohort of critically ill surgical patients...
  89. ncbi request reprint A national evaluation of the effect of trauma-center care on mortality
    Ellen J MacKenzie
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for Injury Research and Policy, Baltimore, MD 21205 1996, USA
    N Engl J Med 354:366-78. 2006
    ..To address this gap, we examined differences in mortality between level 1 trauma centers and hospitals without a trauma center (non-trauma centers)...
  90. doi request reprint The impact of trauma-center care on functional outcomes following major lower-limb trauma
    Ellen J MacKenzie
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 624 North Broadway, Room 462, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 90:101-9. 2008
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  91. ncbi request reprint Timing of surgery after multisystem injury with traumatic brain injury: effect on neuropsychological and functional outcome
    Marjorie C Wang
    Department of Neurosurgery, Medical College ofWisconsin, Milwaukee 53226, USA
    J Trauma 62:1250-8. 2007
    ..We sought to determine whether 6-month neuropsychological and functional outcome was associated with timing of noncranial surgery after traumatic brain injury...
  92. doi request reprint Diagnosis and treatment of blunt thoracic aortic injuries: changing perspectives
    Demetrios Demetriades
    AAST Multi institutional Thoracic Aortic Injury Study Group, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Trauma 64:1415-8; discussion 1418-9. 2008
    ..The present study compares clinical practices and results between an earlier prospective multicenter study by the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma completed in 1997 (AAST1) and a new similar study completed in 2007 (AAST2)...
  93. ncbi request reprint Spleen hemostasis using high-intensity ultrasound: survival and healing
    Misty L Noble
    Center for Industrial and Medical Ultrasound, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, Seattle 98105, USA
    J Trauma 53:1115-20. 2002
    ..This current study investigated the long-term safety of HIFU in splenic hemostasis...
  94. ncbi request reprint Trauma surgery in the era of nonoperative management: the Dutch model
    J Carel Goslings
    Trauma Unit, Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Trauma 61:111-4; discussion 115. 2006
    ..This study describes the type and number of operative procedures performed by a group of trauma surgeons at a trauma center in Amsterdam, The Netherlands...
  95. ncbi request reprint Pediatric trauma care: an overview of pediatric trauma systems and their practices in 18 US states
    Maria Segui-Gomez
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for Injury Research and Policy, Baltimore, MD 21205 1996, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 38:1162-9. 2003
    ..The authors also investigated the impact of sociodemographic, injury, and geographic characteristics on those hospitalization patterns...