Lena Napolitano

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Affiliation: University of Michigan
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Cumulative risks of early red blood cell transfusion
    Lena Napolitano
    University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, 48109 0033, USA
    J Trauma 60:S26-34. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Are general surgery residents ready to practice? A survey of the American College of Surgeons Board of Governors and Young Fellows Association
    Lena M Napolitano
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI Electronic address
    J Am Coll Surg 218:1063-1072.e31. 2014
  3. pmc A prospective, multicenter, observational study of complicated skin and soft tissue infections in hospitalized patients: clinical characteristics, medical treatment, and outcomes
    Benjamin A Lipsky
    VA Puget Sound Health Care System and University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 12:227. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Emerging issues in the diagnosis and management of infections caused by multi-drug-resistant, gram-positive cocci
    Lena M Napolitano
    University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48190 0033, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 6:S-5-22. 2005
  5. doi request reprint Severe soft tissue infections
    Lena M Napolitano
    Division of Acute Care Surgery, Trauma, Burns, Critical Care, Emergency Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Room 1C340A UH, 1500 E Medical Center Drive, SPC 5033, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 5033, USA
    Infect Dis Clin North Am 23:571-91. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Refractory peptic ulcer disease
    Lena Napolitano
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, University of Michigan School of Medicine, Room 1C421, University Hospital, 1500 East Medical Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0033, USA
    Gastroenterol Clin North Am 38:267-88. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers: first, second or third generation? Human or bovine? Where are we now?
    Lena M Napolitano
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Acute Care Surgery 1C340A UH, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 5033, USA
    Crit Care Clin 25:279-301, Table of Contents. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Early appropriate parenteral antimicrobial treatment of complicated skin and soft tissue infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Lena M Napolitano
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0033, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 9:s17-27. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Improved survival of critically ill trauma patients treated with recombinant human erythropoietin
    Lena M Napolitano
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0033, USA
    J Trauma 65:285-97; discussion 297-9. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Risk-adjusted outcomes and perioperative care
    Lena M Napolitano
    University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 85:1341-6, xiv. 2005

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  1. ncbi request reprint Cumulative risks of early red blood cell transfusion
    Lena Napolitano
    University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, 48109 0033, USA
    J Trauma 60:S26-34. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Are general surgery residents ready to practice? A survey of the American College of Surgeons Board of Governors and Young Fellows Association
    Lena M Napolitano
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI Electronic address
    J Am Coll Surg 218:1063-1072.e31. 2014
    ..There is considerable concern that graduating residents are not prepared for independent surgical practice...
  3. pmc A prospective, multicenter, observational study of complicated skin and soft tissue infections in hospitalized patients: clinical characteristics, medical treatment, and outcomes
    Benjamin A Lipsky
    VA Puget Sound Health Care System and University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 12:227. 2012
    ..We designed this prospective, multicenter, observational study to to explore the current epidemiology, treatment, and resulting clinical outcomes of cSSTIs to help develop strategies to potentially improve outcomes...
  4. ncbi request reprint Emerging issues in the diagnosis and management of infections caused by multi-drug-resistant, gram-positive cocci
    Lena M Napolitano
    University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48190 0033, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 6:S-5-22. 2005
    ..These organisms have become especially problematic for hospitalized patients with pneumonia, complicated intra-abdominal infections, and skin and skin-structure infections (SSSIs)...
  5. doi request reprint Severe soft tissue infections
    Lena M Napolitano
    Division of Acute Care Surgery, Trauma, Burns, Critical Care, Emergency Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Room 1C340A UH, 1500 E Medical Center Drive, SPC 5033, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 5033, USA
    Infect Dis Clin North Am 23:571-91. 2009
    ..In addition, appropriate critical care management-including fluid resuscitation, organ support and nutritional support-is a necessary component in treating severe SSTIs...
  6. doi request reprint Refractory peptic ulcer disease
    Lena Napolitano
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, University of Michigan School of Medicine, Room 1C421, University Hospital, 1500 East Medical Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0033, USA
    Gastroenterol Clin North Am 38:267-88. 2009
    ..Severe, intractable or recurrent PUD and associated complications mandates a careful and methodical evaluation and management strategy to determine the potential etiologies and necessary treatment (medical or surgical) required...
  7. doi request reprint Hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers: first, second or third generation? Human or bovine? Where are we now?
    Lena M Napolitano
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Acute Care Surgery 1C340A UH, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 5033, USA
    Crit Care Clin 25:279-301, Table of Contents. 2009
    ..Although not without substantial morbidity and mortality, the current safety of allogeneic blood transfusion demands that comparative studies show minimal adverse effects as well as efficacy and potential for novel applications...
  8. doi request reprint Early appropriate parenteral antimicrobial treatment of complicated skin and soft tissue infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Lena M Napolitano
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0033, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 9:s17-27. 2008
    ..This review delineates factors to consider in the choice of initial antibiotic treatment for cSSTIs and describes the antimicrobial agents available or under clinical development for the treatment of cSSTIs caused by MRSA...
  9. doi request reprint Improved survival of critically ill trauma patients treated with recombinant human erythropoietin
    Lena M Napolitano
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0033, USA
    J Trauma 65:285-97; discussion 297-9. 2008
    ..7% vs. 3.5%). This analysis presents trauma cohort data from both trials for evaluation of the impact of baseline factors including trauma-specific variables on outcomes...
  10. ncbi request reprint Risk-adjusted outcomes and perioperative care
    Lena M Napolitano
    University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 85:1341-6, xiv. 2005
    ..The National Surgery Quality Improvement Program has become the standard tool for assessment of risk-adjusted mortality and morbidity in surgical patients in the United States...
  11. ncbi request reprint Standardization of perioperative management: clinical pathways
    Lena M Napolitano
    University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0033, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 85:1321-7, xiii. 2005
    ..In surgery, clinical pathways are standardized protocols for the management of patients who have common conditions undergoing common surgical procedures...
  12. ncbi request reprint Perioperative anemia
    Lena M Napolitano
    University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0033, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 85:1215-27, x. 2005
    ..All strategies to prevent anemia in the perioperative period should be considered in an effort to minimize exposure of surgical patients to blood transfusion...
  13. doi request reprint Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia and ARDS: 1-year follow-up
    Lena M Napolitano
    Division of Acute Care Surgery, Departmentof Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Chest 136:1407-12. 2009
    ..We present a case of confirmed CA-MRSA necrotizing pneumonia with post-hospital discharge follow-up involving radiologic imaging and pulmonary function testing...
  14. doi request reprint Use of severity scoring and stratification factors in clinical trials of hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated pneumonia
    Lena M Napolitano
    Dept of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109 0033, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 51:S67-80. 2010
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  15. pmc Blood transfusion and the lung: first do no harm?
    Lena M Napolitano
    Department of Surgery, Division of Acute Care Surgery, University of Michigan, 1500 E Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Crit Care 15:152. 2011
    ..A large multicenter, prospective, randomized clinical trial regarding the safety (inclusive of pulmonary complications) and efficacy of red blood cell transfusion in cardiac surgery is needed...
  16. doi request reprint Challenging issues in surgical critical care, trauma, and acute care surgery: a report from the Critical Care Committee of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma
    Lena M Napolitano
    Division of Acute Care Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Trauma 69:1619-33. 2010
    ..S. is considered. The Critical Care Committee of the AAST has compiled national data regarding these important issues that face us in surgical critical care, trauma and acute care surgery, and discuss potential solutions for these issues...
  17. ncbi request reprint Perioperative anemia: an independent risk factor for infection, mortality, and resource utilization in surgery
    James R Dunne
    Department of Surgery, VA Maryland Healthcare System, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Surg Res 102:237-44. 2002
    ..Therefore, we sought to investigate the incidence of preoperative and postoperative anemia in noncardiac surgical patients and to determine if transfusion is an independent risk factor for infection and adverse outcome postoperatively...
  18. doi request reprint Albumin use guidelines and outcome in a surgical intensive care unit
    Anthony Charles
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Room 1C421, University Hospital, 1500 E Medical Center Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0033, USA
    Arch Surg 143:935-9; discussion 939. 2008
    ..Restrictive albumin use guidelines in the surgical intensive care unit (SICU) will not increase mortality and will result in cost savings...
  19. ncbi request reprint Anemia and blood transfusion in trauma patients admitted to the intensive care unit
    Marc J Shapiro
    Department of Surgery, Saint Louis University, Missouri 63110 0250, USA
    J Trauma 55:269-73; discussion 273-4. 2003
    ..The issue of blood use in critically injured patients requires evaluation...
  20. ncbi request reprint Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections in vascular surgery: increasing prevalence
    Michelle D Taylor
    Department of Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine and VA Maryland Healthcare System Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 5:180-7. 2004
    ..We investigated the incidence of MRSA infection in vascular surgical patients who developed postoperative infectious complications...
  21. doi request reprint Clinical practice guideline: red blood cell transfusion in adult trauma and critical care
    Lena M Napolitano
    Crit Care Med 37:3124-57. 2009
    ..To develop a clinical practice guideline for red blood cell transfusion in adult trauma and critical care...
  22. doi request reprint Prevention of catheter-related blood stream infection: back to basics?
    Jill R Cherry-Bukowiec
    Department of Acute Care Surgery, University of Michigan, 1500 E Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 12:27-32. 2011
    ..We therefore implemented the routine use of uncoated Std CVCs in our surgical ICU (SICU) and examined the impact of this change...
  23. doi request reprint Hepcidin in trauma: linking injury, inflammation, and anemia
    Kristen C Sihler
    Division of Acute Care Surgery Trauma, Burn, Surgical Critical Care, Emergency Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Trauma 69:831-7. 2010
    ..We sought to define the link between traumatic injury, hepcidin, and inflammation...
  24. doi request reprint Anemia of inflammation in critically ill patients
    Kristen C Sihler
    Division of Acute Care Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0033, USA
    J Intensive Care Med 23:295-302. 2008
    ..This article reviews the causes with an emphasis on the effects of inflammation, examines the risks and benefits of current therapies, and discusses novel treatment options...
  25. doi request reprint Catheter-related vs. catheter-associated blood stream infections in the intensive care unit: incidence, microbiology, and implications
    Kristen C Sihler
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 11:529-34. 2010
    ..We hypothesized that there would be a significant difference in the rates reported according to the definition...
  26. doi request reprint Analysis of central line-associated bloodstream infections in the intensive care unit after implementation of central line bundles
    Emily K Shuman
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:551-3. 2010
    ..We performed an analysis of remaining CLABSIs. Many bloodstream infections that met the definition of CLABSI had sources other than central lines or represented contaminated blood samples...
  27. doi request reprint Nonventilatory strategies for patients with life-threatening 2009 H1N1 influenza and severe respiratory failure
    Lena M Napolitano
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Crit Care Med 38:e74-90. 2010
    ..Pharmacologic strategies (including steroids) investigated for the treatment of severe respiratory failure are also reviewed...
  28. ncbi request reprint Male gender is associated with increased risk for postinjury pneumonia
    Christopher J Gannon
    Department of Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Shock 21:410-4. 2004
    ..In contrast to our initial study, there was no gender difference in postinjury pneumonia mortality rates identified in this population-based study...
  29. ncbi request reprint Pyogenic liver abscess complicating biliary stricture due to chronic pancreatitis
    Steven C Cunningham
    Department of Surgery, Veterans Affairs Maryland Healthcare System, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 5:188-94. 2004
    ..Chronic pancreatitis uncommonly causes common bile duct stricture, and common bile duct stricture rarely leads to pyogenic liver abscess...
  30. ncbi request reprint Blood transfusion, independent of shock severity, is associated with worse outcome in trauma
    Debra L Malone
    Department of Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine and R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, 21201, USA
    J Trauma 54:898-905; discussion 905-7. 2003
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Trauma in the elderly: intensive care unit resource use and outcome
    Michelle D Taylor
    Department of Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA
    J Trauma 53:407-14. 2002
    ..In this study, we sought to examine ICU resource use in trauma on the basis of age and injury severity...
  32. doi request reprint Blood product transfusion and ventilator-associated pneumonia in trauma patients
    Grant V Bochicchio
    Department of Surgery, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 9:415-22. 2008
    ..Prior studies in trauma are limited by retrospective design, lack of multivariable analyses, and scant data on the timing of transfusion. We examined critically the relation between blood product transfusion and VAP in trauma patients...
  33. ncbi request reprint Surgical site infections: reanalysis of risk factors
    Debra L Malone
    Department of Surgery, Veterans Administration Maryland Health Care System, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    J Surg Res 103:89-95. 2002
    ..In this study we sought to reevaluate risk factors for SSI in a large cohort of noncardiac surgical patients...
  34. ncbi request reprint Systemic inflammatory response syndrome and nosocomial infection in trauma
    Leslie Hoover
    R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Department of Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    J Trauma 61:310-6; discussion 316-7. 2006
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Severe respiratory failure: advanced treatment options
    Mark R Hemmila
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Crit Care Med 34:S278-90. 2006
    ..Severe respiratory failure (including acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome) continues to be associated with significant mortality and morbidity in patients of all ages...
  36. ncbi request reprint Persistent systemic inflammatory response syndrome is predictive of nosocomial infection in trauma
    Grant V Bochicchio
    R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Department of Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    J Trauma 53:245-50; discussion 250-1. 2002
    ..Our objective in this follow-up study was to prospectively evaluate the utility of daily SIRS scores in prediction of nosocomial infection and outcome in high-risk trauma patients...
  37. ncbi request reprint A statewide population-based study of gender differences in trauma: validation of a prior single-institution study
    Christopher J Gannon
    Department of Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 195:11-8. 2002
    ..This current study was performed to validate our earlier findings in a separate, statewide, population-based dataset of trauma victims...
  38. ncbi request reprint Preoperative anemia in colon cancer: assessment of risk factors
    James R Dunne
    Department of Surgery, Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System, Baltimore, USA
    Am Surg 68:582-7. 2002
    ..A clinical trial of preoperative treatment of anemic colorectal cancer patients with recombinant human erythropoietin is warranted...
  39. ncbi request reprint Predictors of mortality in adult trauma patients: the physiologic trauma score is equivalent to the Trauma and Injury Severity Score
    Deborah A Kuhls
    Department of Surgery, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 194:695-704. 2002
    ..We sought to determine if a Physiologic Trauma Score, using the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) score in combination with other commonly used indices, could accurately predict mortality in trauma...
  40. ncbi request reprint Serum lipopolysaccharide-binding protein concentrations in trauma victims
    Steven C Cunningham
    Department of Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 7:251-61. 2006
    ..We hypothesized that admission LBP plasma concentrations are predictive of outcome (mortality) in trauma. This study assessed time-dependent changes in serum LBP concentrations in trauma patients soon after injury...
  41. doi request reprint Bundles to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia: how valuable are they?
    Charity Wip
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, University Hospital, 1500 East Medical Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0033, USA
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 22:159-66. 2009
    ..To review the value of care bundles to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP)...
  42. ncbi request reprint Endotracheal intubation: the role of sterility
    Nora Cheung
    Department of Surgery, Section of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care and Surgical Emergencies, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06518, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 8:545-52. 2007
    ..Intensive care units employ infection control and reduction schemes to reduce pneumonia rates...
  43. ncbi request reprint Abdominal wall hernias: risk factors for infection and resource utilization
    James R Dunne
    Department of Surgery, Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Surg Res 111:78-84. 2003
    ..Therefore, we sought to investigate the incidence of complications in patients undergoing abdominal wall hernia repair and to evaluate the risk factors for infection and resource utilization in these patients...
  44. doi request reprint Complications of massive transfusion
    Kristen C Sihler
    University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0033, USA
    Chest 137:209-20. 2010
    ..Once definitive control of hemorrhage has been established, a restrictive approach to blood transfusion should be implemented to minimize further complications...
  45. ncbi request reprint Severe anemia after gastrointestinal hemorrhage in a Jehovah's Witness: new treatment strategies
    Christopher J Gannon
    Department of Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine and VA Maryland Health Care System, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Crit Care Med 30:1893-5. 2002
    ..Recently, new interventional treatment strategies have become available, including human and bovine hemoglobin substitutes and high-dose recombinant human erythropoietin...
  46. ncbi request reprint Hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated pneumonia: what's new in diagnosis and treatment?
    Lena M Napolitano
    Department of Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Surgical Clinical Center, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    Am J Surg 186:4S-14S; discussion 31S-34S. 2003
  47. doi request reprint Massive transfusion: new insights
    Kristen C Sihler
    University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Chest 136:1654-67. 2009
    ..Earlier assessment of the exact nature of abnormalities in hemostasis has also been advocated to direct specific component and pharmacologic therapy to restore hemostasis, particularly in the determination of ongoing fibrinolysis...
  48. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of red blood cell transfusion in the critically ill
    Lena M Napolitano
    Department of Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 22 South Greene Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Crit Care Clin 20:255-68. 2004
    ....
  49. ncbi request reprint Prediction of outcomes in trauma: anatomic or physiologic parameters?
    James L Guzzo
    Department of Surgery, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 201:891-7. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to compare the predictive abilities of these statistical models in trauma outcomes...
  50. ncbi request reprint What's new in general surgery: critical care and trauma
    Lena M Napolitano
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 200:755-65. 2005
  51. ncbi request reprint Structure of surgical critical care and trauma fellowships
    Samuel A Tisherman
    Department of Surgery, Safar Center for Resuscitation Research, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Crit Care Med 34:2282-6. 2006
    ..As the American Board of Surgery is considering combining SCC, trauma, and emergency surgery into "acute care surgery" fellowship training, a better understanding of current program structures is needed...
  52. ncbi request reprint Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia in the critical care setting: diagnosis and management
    Lena M Napolitano
    Acute Care Surgery, Trauma, Burn, Critical Care, Emergency Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Crit Care Med 34:2898-911. 2006
    ..Although sepsis and hemodilution are more common etiologies of thrombocytopenia in critical illness, heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is one potential etiology that warrants consideration...
  53. pmc Scope of the problem: epidemiology of anemia and use of blood transfusions in critical care
    Lena M Napolitano
    University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Crit Care 8:S1-8. 2004
    ....
  54. ncbi request reprint Current status of blood component therapy in surgical critical care
    Lena M Napolitano
    Professor of Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Curr Opin Crit Care 10:311-7. 2004
    ..New evidence has emerged documenting the risks associated and lack of efficacy or improvement in clinical outcome with blood transfusion for the treatment of anemia in critically ill patients who are hemodynamically stable...
  55. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of blood transfusion in the critically ill: does age of blood make a difference?
    Lena M Napolitano
    Crit Care Med 32:594-5. 2004
  56. ncbi request reprint Small-bowel diverticulosis
    Steven C Cunningham
    General Surgery and Critical Care, VA Maryland Health Care System, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Am J Surg 190:37-8. 2005
    ..In the absence of an intraoperative finding of a perforation or an area of discrete inflammation, copious irrigation and closure of the abdomen is appropriate in cases of diffuse small-bowel diverticulosis...
  57. ncbi request reprint Lactate and base deficit in trauma: does alcohol or drug use impair their predictive accuracy?
    James R Dunne
    University of Maryland School of Medicine, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    J Trauma 58:959-66. 2005
    ..We, therefore, sought to examine the effect of alcohol and drug use on the predictive accuracy of admission blood lactate and BD in trauma...
  58. ncbi request reprint Immune stimulation in sepsis: to be or not to be?
    Lena M Napolitano
    Chest 127:1882-5. 2005
  59. ncbi request reprint Carbon monoxide and ileus: inhaled gas to prevent retained gas?
    Lena M Napolitano
    Crit Care Med 33:1445-6. 2005
  60. ncbi request reprint Committee on perioperative care: update
    Lena M Napolitano
    Bull Am Coll Surg 89:51-3. 2004
  61. ncbi request reprint Allogenic blood transfusion in the first 24 hours after trauma is associated with increased systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and death
    James R Dunne
    University of Maryland School of Medicine and the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 5:395-404. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to assess the risk of systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and intensive care unit (ICU) admission, length of stay (LOS), and mortality in trauma patients who require blood transfusion...
  62. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of sepsis in patients with traumatic injury
    Tiffany Medlin Osborn
    Emergency Medicine and Surgical Critical Care, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA, USA
    Crit Care Med 32:2234-40. 2004
    ..To characterize the epidemiology of sepsis in trauma...
  63. ncbi request reprint Practice parameters for hemodynamic support of sepsis in adult patients: 2004 update
    Steven M Hollenberg
    Crit Care Med 32:1928-48. 2004
    ..To provide the American College of Critical Care Medicine with updated guidelines for hemodynamic support of adult patients with sepsis...