A B Nathens

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Affiliation: University of Washington
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. ncbi request reprint Development of trauma systems and effect on outcomes after injury
    Avery B Nathens
    Division of General and Trauma Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle 98104 2499, USA
    Lancet 363:1794-801. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Relevance and utility of peritoneal cultures in patients with peritonitis
    A B Nathens
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, and Division of General and Trauma Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 2:153-60; discussion 160-2. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Inflammation and the Host Response to Injury, a large-scale collaborative project: Patient-Oriented Research Core--standard operating procedures for clinical care. I. Guidelines for mechanical ventilation of the trauma patient
    Avery B Nathens
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Trauma 59:764-9. 2005
  7. 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
  8. ncbi request reprint Defining the research agenda for surgical infection: a consensus of experts using the Delphi approach
    Avery B Nathens
    Division of Trauma General Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 7:101-10. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint The effects of leukoreduced blood transfusion on infection risk following injury: a randomized controlled trial
    Avery B Nathens
    Department of Surgery and the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Shock 26:342-7. 2006
  10. 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

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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. ncbi request reprint Development of trauma systems and effect on outcomes after injury
    Avery B Nathens
    Division of General and Trauma Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle 98104 2499, USA
    Lancet 363:1794-801. 2004
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Relevance and utility of peritoneal cultures in patients with peritonitis
    A B Nathens
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, and Division of General and Trauma Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 2:153-60; discussion 160-2. 2001
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Inflammation and the Host Response to Injury, a large-scale collaborative project: Patient-Oriented Research Core--standard operating procedures for clinical care. I. Guidelines for mechanical ventilation of the trauma patient
    Avery B Nathens
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Trauma 59:764-9. 2005
  7. 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...
  8. ncbi request reprint Defining the research agenda for surgical infection: a consensus of experts using the Delphi approach
    Avery B Nathens
    Division of Trauma General Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 7:101-10. 2006
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint The effects of leukoreduced blood transfusion on infection risk following injury: a randomized controlled trial
    Avery B Nathens
    Department of Surgery and the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Shock 26:342-7. 2006
    ..There was no effect on the rates of febrile episodes, mortality, length of stay, or severity of organ dysfunction...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. ncbi request reprint Relationship between trauma center volume and outcomes
    A B Nathens
    Harborview Medical Center, Box 359796, 325 Ninth Ave, Seattle, WA 98104 2499, USA
    JAMA 285:1164-71. 2001
    ..However, whether a relationship exists between institutional volume and trauma outcomes remains unknown...
  13. pmc Effect of an older sibling and birth interval on the risk of childhood injury
    A B Nathens
    Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, Department of Surgery, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA
    Inj Prev 6:219-22. 2000
    ..To further define children at highest risk, we set out to explore the effect of an older sibling and birth interval on the risk of injury related hospital admission or death...
  14. ncbi request reprint The effect of organized systems of trauma care on motor vehicle crash mortality
    A B Nathens
    Department of Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle 98104 2499, USA
    JAMA 283:1990-4. 2000
    ..Despite calls for wider national implementation of an integrated approach to trauma care, the effectiveness of this approach at a regional or state level remains unproven...
  15. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of state trauma systems in reducing injury-related mortality: a national evaluation
    A B Nathens
    Department of Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle 98104, USA
    J Trauma 48:25-30; discussion 30-1. 2000
    ..Because of the difficulties in evaluating their effectiveness and the methodologic limitations of previously published studies, the relative benefits of establishing an organized system of trauma care remains controversial...
  16. ncbi request reprint Payer status: the unspoken triage criterion
    A B Nathens
    Division of General and Trauma Surgery, Department of Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, 325 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104 2499, USA
    J Trauma 50:776-83. 2001
    ..We set out to explore whether this phenomenon exists in a mature trauma system...
  17. ncbi request reprint The relationship between trauma center volume and outcome
    A B Nathens
    University of Washington, Division of General/Trauma Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, USA
    Adv Surg 35:61-75. 2001
    ..These data suggest that quality of care does not only follow volume, particularly when stipulations and requirements are clear regarding the process of care and ongoing quality assurance...
  18. ncbi request reprint Timing of urgent thoracotomy for hemorrhage after trauma: a multicenter study
    R Karmy-Jones
    Department of Surgery, Campus Box 359796, 325 Ninth Ave, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Arch Surg 136:513-8. 2001
    ..It is possible to quantify an amount of thoracic hemorrhage, after blunt and penetrating injury, at which delay of thoracotomy is associated with increased mortality...
  19. 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...
  20. ncbi request reprint Renal injury mechanisms of motor vehicle collisions: analysis of the crash injury research and engineering network data set
    James K Kuan
    Department of Urology, University of Washington, School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington 98102, USA
    J Urol 178:935-40; discussion 940. 2007
    ..We identified possible collision patterns and vehicle interior components that may have a role in kidney injury following motor vehicle collision...
  21. ncbi request reprint Emergency Medical Service (EMS) systems in developed and developing countries
    Bahman S Roudsari
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Texas, School of Public Health, TX, USA
    Injury 38:1001-13. 2007
    ..To compare patient- and injury-related characteristics of trauma victims and pre-hospital trauma care systems among different developed and developing countries...
  22. 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...
  23. pmc The association between fluid administration and outcome following major burn: a multicenter study
    Matthew B Klein
    University of Washington Burn Center, Harborview, Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98121, USA
    Ann Surg 245:622-8. 2007
    ..To determine patient and injury variables that influence fluid requirements following burn injury and examine the association between fluid volume received and outcome...
  24. ncbi request reprint The identification of criteria to evaluate prehospital trauma care using the Delphi technique
    Matthew R Rosengart
    Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Trauma 62:708-13. 2007
    ..This study identifies the most important filters for auditing prehospital trauma care using a Delphi technique to achieve consensus of expert opinion...
  25. ncbi request reprint Tissue oxygen saturation predicts the development of organ dysfunction during traumatic shock resuscitation
    Stephen M Cohn
    Department of Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas 78229, USA
    J Trauma 62:44-54; discussion 54-5. 2007
    ..Our purpose was to evaluate how well StO2 predicted outcome in high-risk torso trauma patients presenting in shock...
  26. doi request reprint Ranking of trauma center performance: the bare essentials
    Avery B Nathens
    St Michael s Hospital, Division of Trauma and the Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    J Trauma 65:628-35. 2008
    ..We set out to identify the patient and injury-related factors that most affect case-mix across centers and thus are most likely to alter assessments of hospital performance...
  27. ncbi request reprint An analysis of the long-distance transport of burn patients to a regional burn center
    Matthew B Klein
    Burn Center, Department of Surgery University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 98121, USA
    J Burn Care Res 28:49-55. 2007
    ..Given the current geographic distribution of burn centers and concerns about declining numbers of burn surgeons, organized systems of patient triage and transport may become increasingly important...
  28. ncbi request reprint Management of severe sepsis in the surgical patient
    Kristen C Sihler
    Section of General Surgery, TC 2924D, University of Michigan Health System, 1500 E Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0331, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 86:1457-81. 2006
    ..In this article the authors present the epidemiology of severe sepsis and evidence-based campaigns for its treatment, with a focus on the surgical patient...
  29. 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...
  30. ncbi request reprint International comparison of prehospital trauma care systems
    Bahman S Roudsari
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Texas, School of Public Health, Dallas, USA
    Injury 38:993-1000. 2007
    ..These environments represent the continuum of prehospital care in high income countries with more advanced prehospital trauma care systems...
  31. doi request reprint Development of a guideline for the management of ventilator-associated pneumonia based on local microbiologic findings and impact of the guideline on antimicrobial use practices
    Timothy H Dellit
    Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:525-33. 2008
    ..To describe the development of a guideline for the management of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) based on local microbiologic findings and to evaluate the impact of the guideline on antimicrobial use practices...
  32. doi request reprint Microfluidic leukocyte isolation for gene expression analysis in critically ill hospitalized patients
    Aman Russom
    Surgical Services and Center for Engineering in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Shriners Hospital for Children, Boston, MA, USA
    Clin Chem 54:891-900. 2008
    ..Here, we report the clinical validation of a novel microfluidic leukocyte nucleic acid isolation technique for gene expression analysis from critically ill, hospitalized patients that can be readily used on small volumes of blood...
  33. doi request reprint Comparison of injury patient information from hospitals with records in both the national trauma data bank and the nationwide inpatient sample
    Bart Phillips
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Trauma 64:768-79; discussion 779-80. 2008
    ..We compared injury records from a large administrative database and the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB) with the goal of furthering the understanding of their respective limitations...
  34. doi request reprint Massive transfusion in trauma patients: tissue hemoglobin oxygen saturation predicts poor outcome
    Frederick A Moore
    Department of Surgery, The Methodist Hospital, Houston Texas, USA
    J Trauma 64:1010-23. 2008
    ....
  35. doi request reprint Trauma quality improvement using risk-adjusted outcomes
    Shahid Shafi
    Department of Surgery, Division of Burns, Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas, USA
    J Trauma 64:599-604; discussion 604-6. 2008
    ..We hypothesized that significant variations in outcomes exist across similar level ACS-verified trauma centers despite availability of similar resources...
  36. doi request reprint Effects of leukoreduced blood on acute lung injury after trauma: a randomized controlled trial
    Timothy R Watkins
    Harborview Medical Center, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Crit Care Med 36:1493-9. 2008
    ..Residual leukocytes contaminating red cells are potential mediators of this syndrome. The goal of this trial was to test our hypothesis that prestorage leukoreduction of blood would reduce rates of posttraumatic lung injury...
  37. doi request reprint Characterization of the gender dimorphism after injury and hemorrhagic shock: are hormonal differences responsible?
    Jason L Sperry
    Division of Trauma and General Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Crit Care Med 36:1838-45. 2008
    ..old, >52 yrs of age) in a cohort of severely injured trauma patients for which significant variation in postinjury care is minimized...
  38. 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...
  39. 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
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint V. Guidelines for sedation and analgesia during mechanical ventilation general overview
    Michael B Shapiro
    Department of Surgery, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Trauma 63:945-50. 2007
  41. ncbi request reprint Early hyperglycemia predicts multiple organ failure and mortality but not infection
    Jason L Sperry
    Division of Burn, Trauma, Critical Care, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
    J Trauma 63:487-93; discussion 493-4. 2007
    ..We sought to characterize the clinical outcomes associated with EH in a cohort of severely injured trauma patients, when a strict glycemic control protocol was used...
  42. 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...
  43. 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...
  44. ncbi request reprint An outcome analysis of patients transferred to a regional burn center: transfer status does not impact survival
    Matthew B Klein
    Burn Center, Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98121, USA
    Burns 32:940-5. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether patients transferred from other facilities have worse outcomes than those admitted directly from the field...
  45. ncbi request reprint Outcomes after ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms: the "halo effect" of trauma center designation
    Garth H Utter
    Department of Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 203:498-505. 2006
    ..We set out to determine whether patients hospitalized with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms experience lower morbidity and mortality at regional trauma centers than at other acute care hospitals...
  46. ncbi request reprint The new car assessment program: does it predict the relative safety of vehicles in actual crashes?
    Ram Nirula
    Department of Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Trauma 57:779-86. 2004
    ..We therefore sought to determine whether HIC and CGS accurately predict TBI and STI in actual crashes, and compared the NCAP five-star rating system to the rates of TBI and/or STI in actual MVCs...
  47. ncbi request reprint Injury patterns among female trauma patients: recognizing intentional injury
    Marie L Crandall
    Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611 2908, USA
    J Trauma 57:42-5. 2004
    ..Our objective was to identify patterns of injury consistent with intentional injury in female trauma patients admitted to the hospital...
  48. 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...
  49. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for severe sepsis in secondary peritonitis
    Daniel A Anaya
    Division of General and Trauma Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, and the Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98104 2499, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 4:355-62. 2003
    ..We set out to determine risk factors for severe sepsis in a large cohort of patients with intra-abdominal infection...
  50. ncbi request reprint The diagnostic accuracy of computed tomography angiography for traumatic or atherosclerotic lesions of the carotid and vertebral arteries: a systematic review
    William Hollingworth
    Department of Radiology, Harborview Medical Center and the University of Washington, Box 359728, 325 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104 2499, USA
    Eur J Radiol 48:88-102. 2003
    ..We conducted a systematic literature review to determine the diagnostic accuracy of CTA for atherosclerotic, penetrating and blunt lesions in the carotid and vertebral arteries...
  51. ncbi request reprint Antimicrobial strategies in surgical critical care
    Scott D Imahara
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98104 2499, USA
    Curr Opin Crit Care 9:286-91. 2003
    ..Finally, the advantages and disadvantages of antimicrobial cycling as a means of reducing antimicrobial resistance in the intensive care unit are outlined...
  52. 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...
  53. ncbi request reprint Aminoglycosides for intra-abdominal infection: equal to the challenge?
    Jeffrey A Bailey
    Department of Surgery, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 3:315-35. 2002
    ..We therefore performed a meta-analysis of all prospective randomized controlled trials utilizing aminoglycosides to reevaluate the efficacy of these agents for the treatment of intra-abdominal infection...
  54. 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...
  55. 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...
  56. pmc Mitogen-activated protein kinases in the intensive care unit: prognostic potential
    Matthew R Rosengart
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Ann Surg 237:94-100. 2003
    ..To evaluate the prognostic significance of the activational status of p38, specifically progression to multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS), in a group of severely injured trauma patients...
  57. ncbi request reprint Management of the critically ill patient with severe acute pancreatitis
    Avery B Nathens
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Crit Care Med 32:2524-36. 2004
    ..The goal of this consensus statement is to provide recommendations regarding the management of the critically ill patient with severe acute pancreatitis (SAP)...
  58. ncbi request reprint Blindness in the intensive care unit: possible role for vasopressors?
    Lorri A Lee
    Harborview Medical Center, Department of Anesthesiology, Box 359724, 325 Ninth Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Anesth Analg 100:192-5. 2005
    ..Three cases occurred outside of the operative arena. Potential risk factors for the development of ischemic optic neuropathy, such as use of vasopressors, venous congestion, and hypotension, are described...
  59. 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...
  60. 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...
  61. ncbi request reprint Inflammation and the Host Response to Injury, a Large-Scale Collaborative Project: patient-oriented research core--standard operating procedures for clinical care. II. Guidelines for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of ventilator-associated pneumonia (
    Joseph P Minei
    Department of Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75390 9158, USA
    J Trauma 60:1106-13; discussion 1113. 2006
  62. ncbi request reprint Massive transfusion as a risk factor for acute lung injury: association or causation?
    Avery B Nathens
    Division of Trauma and General Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Crit Care Med 34:S144-50. 2006
    ..Elucidating the precise causal mechanism operative in patients receiving massive transfusion has more than academic importance; it has direct implications for transfusion policy and practice...
  63. ncbi request reprint Executive summary: management of the critically ill patient with severe acute pancreatitis
    Avery B Nathens
    American Thoracic Society
    Proc Am Thorac Soc 1:289-90. 2004
  64. 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...
  65. 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
    ....
  66. ncbi request reprint The risk of reinjury in relation to time since first injury: a retrospective population-based study
    Stewart S Worrell
    Departmens of Epidemiology, Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98104 2499, USA
    J Trauma 60:379-84. 2006
    ..Trauma victims have been found to be at increased risk for reinjury. Determining the risk factors for reinjury and the temporal pattern of reinjury risk can help with targeting of intervention strategies for preventing trauma recurrence...
  67. ncbi request reprint American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Organ Injury Scale for kidney injuries predicts nephrectomy, dialysis, and death in patients with blunt injury and nephrectomy for penetrating injuries
    James K Kuan
    Department of Urology, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA
    J Trauma 60:351-6. 2006
    ..We sought to validate this scheme for morbidity and mortality in a national cohort of patients with renal injury...
  68. 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)...
  69. ncbi request reprint Thrombosis and coagulation: deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism prophylaxis
    Daniel A Anaya
    Division of General and Trauma Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, 325 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 85:1163-77, ix-x. 2005
    ..Pharmacologic VTEprophylaxis should be the standard of care in most clinical settings given its ease of administration, low risk, and cost-effectiveness...
  70. 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...

Research Grants3

  1. Effect of leukoreduction on infection risk in trauma
    Avery Nathens; Fiscal Year: 2004
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