Andrew N Pollak

Summary

Affiliation: University of Maryland
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Outcomes after treatment of high-energy tibial plafond fractures
    Andrew N Pollak
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore 21201, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 85:1893-900. 2003
  2. doi request reprint Use of negative pressure wound therapy with reticulated open cell foam for lower extremity trauma
    Andrew N Pollak
    Division of Orthopaedic Traumatology, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 22:S142-5. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Extremity war injuries: challenges in definitive reconstruction
    Andrew N Pollak
    Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Am Acad Orthop Surg 16:628-34. 2008
  4. pmc The relationship between time to surgical debridement and incidence of infection after open high-energy lower extremity trauma
    Andrew N Pollak
    University of Maryland School of Medicine, 22 South Greene Street, Suite T3R54, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 92:7-15. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Use of negative pressure wound therapy during aeromedical evacuation of patients with combat-related blast injuries
    Andrew N Pollak
    Division of Orthopaedic Trauma, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 22 South Greene Street, Suite T3R54, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    J Surg Orthop Adv 19:44-8. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Early predictors of long-term work disability after major limb trauma
    Ellen J MacKenzie
    Center for Injury Research and Policy, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Trauma 61:688-94. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Health-care costs associated with amputation or reconstruction of a limb-threatening injury
    Ellen J MacKenzie
    Center for Injury Research and Policy, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 624 North Broadway, Room 482, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 89:1685-92. 2007
  8. doi request reprint Special topics
    Romney C Andersen
    Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, USA
    J Am Acad Orthop Surg 20:S94-8. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint Long-term persistence of disability following severe lower-limb trauma. Results of a seven-year follow-up
    Ellen J MacKenzie
    Center for Injury Research and Policy, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 624 North Broadway, Room 554, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 87:1801-9. 2005
  10. pmc Determinants of patient satisfaction after severe lower-extremity injuries
    Robert V O'Toole
    Department of Orthopaedics, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 22 South Greene Street, T3R62, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 90:1206-11. 2008

Research Grants

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Publications25

  1. ncbi request reprint Outcomes after treatment of high-energy tibial plafond fractures
    Andrew N Pollak
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore 21201, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 85:1893-900. 2003
    ..Our purpose was to assess midterm health, function, and impairment after pilon fractures and to examine patient, injury, and treatment characteristics that influence outcome...
  2. doi request reprint Use of negative pressure wound therapy with reticulated open cell foam for lower extremity trauma
    Andrew N Pollak
    Division of Orthopaedic Traumatology, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 22:S142-5. 2008
    ..For traumatic wounds, dressing care may be simplified and healing encouraged. For surgical incisions, risk of secondary wound dehiscence and infection may be lowered...
  3. ncbi request reprint Extremity war injuries: challenges in definitive reconstruction
    Andrew N Pollak
    Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Am Acad Orthop Surg 16:628-34. 2008
    ..Treatment options in any given case of massive periarticular defects must consider the specific anatomic and physiologic challenges presented as well as the capabilities of the treating surgeon...
  4. pmc The relationship between time to surgical debridement and incidence of infection after open high-energy lower extremity trauma
    Andrew N Pollak
    University of Maryland School of Medicine, 22 South Greene Street, Suite T3R54, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 92:7-15. 2010
    ..The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the relationship between the timing of the initial treatment of open fractures and the development of subsequent infection as well as to assess contributing factors...
  5. ncbi request reprint Use of negative pressure wound therapy during aeromedical evacuation of patients with combat-related blast injuries
    Andrew N Pollak
    Division of Orthopaedic Trauma, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 22 South Greene Street, Suite T3R54, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    J Surg Orthop Adv 19:44-8. 2010
    ..Use of NPWT during aeromedical evacuation appears safe and feasible in a large cohort of patients with high-energy injuries. Complications were consistent with severity of injury and not related to failure of NPWT...
  6. ncbi request reprint Early predictors of long-term work disability after major limb trauma
    Ellen J MacKenzie
    Center for Injury Research and Policy, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Trauma 61:688-94. 2006
    ..A better understanding of the factors influencing return to work (RTW) after major limb trauma is essential in reducing the high costs associated with these injuries...
  7. ncbi request reprint Health-care costs associated with amputation or reconstruction of a limb-threatening injury
    Ellen J MacKenzie
    Center for Injury Research and Policy, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 624 North Broadway, Room 482, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 89:1685-92. 2007
    ..The goal of this study was to compare two-year direct health-care costs and projected lifetime health-care costs associated with these two treatment pathways...
  8. doi request reprint Special topics
    Romney C Andersen
    Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, USA
    J Am Acad Orthop Surg 20:S94-8. 2012
    ..In addition, the training of surgeons for war as well as residents in a wartime environment was reviewed...
  9. ncbi request reprint Long-term persistence of disability following severe lower-limb trauma. Results of a seven-year follow-up
    Ellen J MacKenzie
    Center for Injury Research and Policy, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 624 North Broadway, Room 554, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 87:1801-9. 2005
    ..The present study was designed to determine whether those outcomes improved after two years, and whether differences according to the type of treatment emerged...
  10. pmc Determinants of patient satisfaction after severe lower-extremity injuries
    Robert V O'Toole
    Department of Orthopaedics, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 22 South Greene Street, T3R62, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 90:1206-11. 2008
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  11. doi request reprint Surgeons and their patients disagree regarding cosmetic and overall outcomes after surgery for high-energy lower extremity trauma
    Robert V O'Toole
    R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 23:716-23. 2009
    ..To determine whether surgeons' and patients' perceptions of outcomes after high-energy lower-extremity trauma are similar and to identify factors associated with disagreement...
  12. doi request reprint Improving outcomes at Level I trauma centers: an early evaluation of the Trauma Survivors Network
    Renan C Castillo
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 74:1534-40. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the TSN in improving patient reported outcomes among orthopedic trauma patients at a Level I trauma center...
  13. doi request reprint Resuscitation before stabilization of femoral fractures limits acute respiratory distress syndrome in patients with multiple traumatic injuries despite low use of damage control orthopedics
    Robert V O'Toole
    Department of Orthopaedics, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    J Trauma 67:1013-21. 2009
    ..Damage control orthopedics (DCO) with primary external fixation usually is reserved for those rare patients who do not respond to resuscitation. Our hypothesis was that this approach yields a low rate of ARDS...
  14. doi request reprint Diagnosis of femoral neck fracture associated with femoral shaft fracture: blinded comparison of computed tomography and plain radiography
    Robert V Oʼtoole
    R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 27:325-30. 2013
    ..Our hypothesis was that axial-view computed tomography is superior to plain radiography at detecting femoral neck fractures...
  15. ncbi request reprint Essentials of disaster management: the role of the orthopaedic surgeon
    Christopher T Born
    Department of Orthopaedics, Rhode Island Hospital, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Instr Course Lect 60:3-14. 2011
    ..Credentialing and coordination between designated organizations and the federal government are essential to allow civilian orthopaedic surgeons to access systems capable of disaster response...
  16. doi request reprint Updates on disaster preparedness and progress in disaster relief
    Andrew N Pollak
    University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Am Acad Orthop Surg 20:S54-8. 2012
    ..If successful, several initiatives proposed to improve disaster response and increase surgical capacity in Haiti could be deployed to other low- and middle-income countries...
  17. doi request reprint Pelvic ring fractures are an independent risk factor for death after blunt trauma
    Jeff E Schulman
    Department of Orthopaedics, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    J Trauma 68:930-4. 2010
    ..Our hypothesis was that pelvic ring fracture is an independent risk factor for death, even after accounting for the risk of death from other associated injuries...
  18. doi request reprint Orthopaedic trauma care in Haiti: a cost-effectiveness analysis of an innovative surgical residency program
    Lucas C Carlson
    University of Maryland School of Medicine, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Value Health 15:887-93. 2012
    ..The purpose of this analysis was to calculate the cost-effectiveness of the program relative to its potential to decrease disability in the Haitian population...
  19. doi request reprint Does supplemental epidural anesthesia improve outcomes of acetabular fracture surgery?
    Joseph E Strauss
    R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 26:67-72. 2012
    ..Our hypothesis was that epidural anesthesia would result in improvement in short-term outcomes and therefore justify any associated increases in anesthesia induction time, treatment costs, or risks...
  20. ncbi request reprint Extremity war injuries: collaborative efforts in research, host nation care, and disaster preparedness
    Andrew N Pollak
    Division of Orthopaedic Trauma, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Am Acad Orthop Surg 18:3-9. 2010
    ..Similarly, providing the most comprehensive care to the greatest number of injured in the context of domestic mass casualty requires discussion and planning by all groups involved...
  21. doi request reprint Embolization of pelvic arterial injury is a risk factor for deep infection after acetabular fracture surgery
    Theodore T Manson
    R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 27:11-5. 2013
    ..To determine whether embolization of pelvic arterial injuries before open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) of acetabular fractures is associated with an increased rate of deep surgical site infection...
  22. ncbi request reprint Extrapolation of battlefield resuscitative care to the civilian setting
    Jean Claude G D'Alleyrand
    Division of Orthopaedic Traumatology, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Maryland School of Medicine, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, 22 S Greene Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    J Surg Orthop Adv 19:62-9. 2010
    ..Use of recombinant factor VIIa has improved hemorrhage control in the context of brain injury and coagulopathy and increasing the ratio of plasma to red cells during early shock resuscitation has improved survival...
  23. ncbi request reprint The impact of trauma centre accreditation on patient outcome
    James N DeBritz
    Division of Orthopaedic Trauma, University of Maryland School of Medicine, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Centre, 22 South Greene St, Baltimore, MD 21201, United States
    Injury 37:1166-71. 2006
    ..We review the evidence to date, which suggests significant mortality reductions albeit from mainly Class III studies and reflect on the future sustainability of this initiative given mounting financial pressures...
  24. ncbi request reprint Pelvic fracture in geriatric patients: a distinct clinical entity
    Sharon M Henry
    Department of Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Trauma 53:15-20. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe differences in demographics, injury pattern, transfusion needs, and outcome of pelvic fractures in older versus younger patients...
  25. ncbi request reprint Recombinant human BMP-2 and allograft compared with autogenous bone graft for reconstruction of diaphyseal tibial fractures with cortical defects. A randomized, controlled trial
    Alan L Jones
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 88:1431-41. 2006
    ....

Research Grants1

  1. Extremity War Injuries: Current, State of the Art
    Andrew Pollak; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The AAOS requested the $15 million to establish the Orthopaedic Trauma Research Program within the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (ISR) at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. ..