Ram Nirula

Summary

Affiliation: University of Utah
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Inequity of rehabilitation services after traumatic injury
    Ram Nirula
    Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132, USA
    J Trauma 66:255-9. 2009
  2. doi request reprint Scoop and run to the trauma center or stay and play at the local hospital: hospital transfer's effect on mortality
    Ram Nirula
    Section of Burns Trauma Critical Care, Department of Surgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132, USA
    J Trauma 69:595-9; discussion 599-601. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Esophageal perforation
    Raminder Nirula
    Department of Surgery, University of Utah, 50 North Medical Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA Electronic address
    Surg Clin North Am 94:35-41. 2014
  4. doi request reprint Gastroduodenal perforation
    Raminder Nirula
    Department of Surgery, University of Utah, 50 North Medical Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA Electronic address
    Surg Clin North Am 94:31-4. 2014
  5. doi request reprint Two case studies of cardiopulmonary effects of intra-abdominal hypertension
    Ram Nirula
    Division of General Surgery, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 92:1679-84. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint Heart rate: is it truly a vital sign?
    Karen J Brasel
    Department of Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Wisconsin 53226, USA
    J Trauma 62:812-7. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Predicting significant torso trauma
    Ram Nirula
    Division of Trauma Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA
    J Trauma 59:132-5. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint What mechanism justifies abdominal evaluation in motor vehicle crashes?
    Karen J Brasel
    Department of Surgery, The Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226, USA
    J Trauma 59:1057-61. 2005
  9. 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
  10. doi request reprint Resection and primary anastomosis with proximal diversion instead of Hartmann's: evolving the management of diverticulitis using NSQIP data
    Ute Gawlick
    Department of Surgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 72:807-14; quiz 1124. 2012

Detail Information

Publications16

  1. doi request reprint Inequity of rehabilitation services after traumatic injury
    Ram Nirula
    Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132, USA
    J Trauma 66:255-9. 2009
    ..We hypothesized that a lack of insurance is associated with a reduced likelihood of being transferred to a rehabilitation facility after trauma...
  2. doi request reprint Scoop and run to the trauma center or stay and play at the local hospital: hospital transfer's effect on mortality
    Ram Nirula
    Section of Burns Trauma Critical Care, Department of Surgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132, USA
    J Trauma 69:595-9; discussion 599-601. 2010
    ..We sought to analyze whether initial triage of critically injured patients to a nontrauma center (NTC) is associated with increased mortality...
  3. doi request reprint Esophageal perforation
    Raminder Nirula
    Department of Surgery, University of Utah, 50 North Medical Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA Electronic address
    Surg Clin North Am 94:35-41. 2014
    ..The optimal treatment of esophageal perforation varies with respect to the time of presentation, the extent of the perforation, and the underlying esophageal pathologic conditions. ..
  4. doi request reprint Gastroduodenal perforation
    Raminder Nirula
    Department of Surgery, University of Utah, 50 North Medical Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA Electronic address
    Surg Clin North Am 94:31-4. 2014
    ..As a result of the reduction in ulcer recurrence with medical therapy, the surgical approach to patients with gastroduodenal perforation has also changed over the last 3 decades, with ulcer-reducing surgery being performed infrequently. ..
  5. doi request reprint Two case studies of cardiopulmonary effects of intra-abdominal hypertension
    Ram Nirula
    Division of General Surgery, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 92:1679-84. 2012
    ..Pulmonary hypertension reduces cardiac function which may be improved with inotropes that simultaneously reduce pulmonary artery pressure. Oxygenation may be improved with elevated PEEP and FiO(2)...
  6. ncbi request reprint Heart rate: is it truly a vital sign?
    Karen J Brasel
    Department of Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Wisconsin 53226, USA
    J Trauma 62:812-7. 2007
    ..We sought to determine whether admission heart rate is a valid predictor of hemodynamically significant injuries...
  7. ncbi request reprint Predicting significant torso trauma
    Ram Nirula
    Division of Trauma Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA
    J Trauma 59:132-5. 2005
    ..Our objective was to determine the relationships between MVC characteristics and thoracoabdominal trauma to develop a torso injury probability model...
  8. ncbi request reprint What mechanism justifies abdominal evaluation in motor vehicle crashes?
    Karen J Brasel
    Department of Surgery, The Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226, USA
    J Trauma 59:1057-61. 2005
    ..Most have no clinically significant injuries. We sought to define crash and occupant characteristics that would be associated with a low probability of clinically significant abdominal injury...
  9. 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...
  10. doi request reprint Resection and primary anastomosis with proximal diversion instead of Hartmann's: evolving the management of diverticulitis using NSQIP data
    Ute Gawlick
    Department of Surgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 72:807-14; quiz 1124. 2012
    ..Our study compared the surgical outcomes of patients with perforated diverticulitis who underwent a HP to primary anastomosis with proximal diversion (PAPD)...
  11. ncbi request reprint Determining and interpreting the accuracy of a test
    Ram Nirula
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226, USA
    Curr Surg 63:190-3. 2006
  12. ncbi request reprint Length of stay: an appropriate quality measure?
    Karen J Brasel
    Department of Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA
    Arch Surg 142:461-5; discussion 465-6. 2007
    ..Although demographic and clinical information are known to affect hospital length of stay (LOS), we hypothesized that LOS after traumatic injury would be significantly influenced by nonclinical factors...
  13. doi request reprint Rib fracture fixation for flail chest: what is the benefit?
    Akash Bhatnagar
    Section of Burns Trauma Critical Care, Department of Surgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 215:201-5. 2012
    ..We therefore sought to determine if open reduction and internal fixation of ribs for flail chest (ORIF-FC) represents a cost-effective means for managing these patients...
  14. 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...
  15. ncbi request reprint Rib fracture stabilization in patients sustaining blunt chest injury
    Ram Nirula
    Department of Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, 9200 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA
    Am Surg 72:307-9. 2006
    ..4 +/- 2.7 days in controls (P = 0.02). Rib fracture fixation may reduce ventilator requirements in trauma patients with severe thoracic injuries. Long-term functional outcomes need to be assessed to ascertain the impact of this procedure...
  16. ncbi request reprint Futility of resuscitation criteria for the "young" old and the "old" old trauma patient: a national trauma data bank analysis
    Ram Nirula
    Department of Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
    J Trauma 57:37-41. 2004
    ..Our objective, therefore, was to identify injury and physiologic parameters that would indicate a high probability of futile resuscitation among geriatric trauma patients...