Babak Sarani

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Necrotizing fasciitis: current concepts and review of the literature
    Babak Sarani
    Division of Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 208:279-88. 2009
  2. doi request reprint Evolution of operative interventions by two university-based surgical teams in Haiti during the first month following the earthquake
    Babak Sarani
    Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Prehosp Disaster Med 26:206-11. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Clinical emergencies and outcomes in patients admitted to a surgical versus medical service
    Babak Sarani
    Department of Surgery, Division of Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania, United States
    Resuscitation 82:415-8. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Rapid response systems: from implementation to evidence base
    Babak Sarani
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 36:514-7, 481. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Resident and RN perceptions of the impact of a medical emergency team on education and patient safety in an academic medical center
    Babak Sarani
    Departments of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Crit Care Med 37:3091-6. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Factors associated with mortality and brain injury after falls from the standing position
    Babak Sarani
    Division of Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    J Trauma 67:954-8. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Contemporary comparison of surgical and interventional arteriography management of blunt renal injury
    Babak Sarani
    Department of Surgery, Division of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care, and Emergency Surgery, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Vasc Interv Radiol 22:723-8. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Improving sepsis care through systems change: the impact of a medical emergency team
    Babak Sarani
    Division of Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 34:179-82, 125. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Magnetic resonance imaging is a useful adjunct in the evaluation of the cervical spine of injured patients
    Babak Sarani
    Division of Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    J Trauma 63:637-40. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Transfusion of fresh frozen plasma in critically ill surgical patients is associated with an increased risk of infection
    Babak Sarani
    Division of Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Crit Care Med 36:1114-8. 2008

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  1. ncbi request reprint Necrotizing fasciitis: current concepts and review of the literature
    Babak Sarani
    Division of Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 208:279-88. 2009
  2. doi request reprint Evolution of operative interventions by two university-based surgical teams in Haiti during the first month following the earthquake
    Babak Sarani
    Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Prehosp Disaster Med 26:206-11. 2011
    ..The purpose of this report is to describe the injuries seen and evolution of treatments rendered at these two outlying regional hospitals during the first month following the earthquake...
  3. doi request reprint Clinical emergencies and outcomes in patients admitted to a surgical versus medical service
    Babak Sarani
    Department of Surgery, Division of Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania, United States
    Resuscitation 82:415-8. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare differences in triggers for RRS activation, interventions, and outcomes in patients on medical and surgical services...
  4. ncbi request reprint Rapid response systems: from implementation to evidence base
    Babak Sarani
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 36:514-7, 481. 2010
    ..This conference report presents highlights from the Sixth International Conference on Rapid Response Systems (RRSs) and Medical Emergency Teams...
  5. ncbi request reprint Resident and RN perceptions of the impact of a medical emergency team on education and patient safety in an academic medical center
    Babak Sarani
    Departments of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Crit Care Med 37:3091-6. 2009
    ..To assess the perceptions of residents and RNs about the effects of a medical emergency team on patient safety and their own educational experiences...
  6. doi request reprint Factors associated with mortality and brain injury after falls from the standing position
    Babak Sarani
    Division of Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    J Trauma 67:954-8. 2009
    ..The purpose of the current study was to assess risk factors associated with brain injury and death after fall from the standing position only...
  7. doi request reprint Contemporary comparison of surgical and interventional arteriography management of blunt renal injury
    Babak Sarani
    Department of Surgery, Division of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care, and Emergency Surgery, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Vasc Interv Radiol 22:723-8. 2011
    ..Embolotherapy may offer an effective and safe means to arrest hemorrhage after high-grade blunt renal injury...
  8. ncbi request reprint Improving sepsis care through systems change: the impact of a medical emergency team
    Babak Sarani
    Division of Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 34:179-82, 125. 2008
    ..The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania achieved a significant reduction in the time between prescription and administration of antibiotics by embedding a pharmacist in an MET to facilitate antibiotic delivery...
  9. ncbi request reprint Magnetic resonance imaging is a useful adjunct in the evaluation of the cervical spine of injured patients
    Babak Sarani
    Division of Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    J Trauma 63:637-40. 2007
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  10. doi request reprint Transfusion of fresh frozen plasma in critically ill surgical patients is associated with an increased risk of infection
    Babak Sarani
    Division of Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Crit Care Med 36:1114-8. 2008
    ..To determine whether there is an association between transfusion of fresh frozen plasma and infection in critically ill surgical patients...
  11. doi request reprint Pitfalls in percutaneous dilational tracheostomy using the Ciaglia one-step technique
    Babak Sarani
    Division of Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    South Med J 101:297-302. 2008
    ..This is an evidence-based review of the common pitfalls associated with the Ciaglia one-step percutaneous tracheostomy technique, the method most commonly utilized for percutaneous tracheostomy insertion in the United States...
  12. doi request reprint The surgical revolving door: risk factors for hospital readmission
    David S Morris
    Department of Surgery, Division of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care, and Emergency Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    J Surg Res 170:297-301. 2011
    ..Unplanned hospital readmissions increase healthcare costs and patient morbidity. We sought to identify risk factors associated with early readmission in surgical patients...
  13. doi request reprint Hyperbaric oxygen therapy in necrotizing soft tissue infections
    Paul R Massey
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Surg Res 177:146-51. 2012
    ..Despite this, the efficacy of HBO remains unclear. We hypothesized that HBO would have no effect on mortality or amputation rates...
  14. ncbi request reprint Altered thyroid function in severely injured patients
    Elena Grill
    Division of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care, and Emergency Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Surg Res 179:132-7. 2013
    ..Hemorrhagic shock profoundly affects the neuroendocrine profile of trauma patients, and we hypothesized that massive resuscitation would negatively impact thyroid function...
  15. pmc Medical emergency team response for the non-hospitalized patient
    Tracey A Dechert
    Department of Surgery, Trauma Surgery and Critical Care, Boston University, Boston, MA, United States
    Resuscitation 84:276-9. 2013
    ..The efficacy of RRS in this population has not yet been described or tested. We hypothesize that non-hospitalized patients accrue minimal benefit from ICU physician participation in the RRS...
  16. ncbi request reprint The academic medical centre and nongovernmental organisation partnership following a natural disaster
    Babak Sarani
    Department of Surgery, George Washington University, United States
    Disasters 36:609-16. 2012
    ..This model has great potential with regard to the rapid preparation and worldwide deployment of skilled medical and surgical teams when needed following a disaster, as well as to the subsequent critical recovery phase...
  17. doi request reprint Trauma leadership: does perception drive reality?
    Joseph V Sakran
    Trauma Center at Penn, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Surg Educ 69:236-40. 2012
    ..Our hypothesis was that a positive relationship exists between the trauma team members' perception of leadership and the efficiency of the injured patient's initial evaluation...
  18. doi request reprint Reduced brain tissue oxygen in traumatic brain injury: are most commonly used interventions successful?
    Jose L Pascual
    Division of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery, Department of Surgery, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Trauma 70:535-46. 2011
    ..We sought to identify the most common interventions used in episodes of compromised PbtO2 and to analyze which were effective...
  19. doi request reprint Transfer status: a risk factor for mortality in patients with necrotizing fasciitis
    Daniel N Holena
    Department of Surgery, Division of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care, and Emergency Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Surgery 150:363-70. 2011
    ..We hypothesized that mortality would be higher in patients undergoing surgical debridement for necrotizing fasciitis after IT compared to Emergency Department (ED) admission...
  20. doi request reprint Early hospital readmission in the trauma population: are the risk factors different?
    David S Morris
    Division of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care, and Emergency Surgery, Department of Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, United States Electronic address
    Injury 45:56-60. 2014
    ..While risk factors for readmission have been described for medical and elective surgical patients, little is known about their predictive value specifically in trauma patients...
  21. doi request reprint The effect and durability of a pregraduation boot cAMP on the confidence of senior medical student entering surgical residencies
    Olugbenga T Okusanya
    Department of Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Surg Educ 69:536-43. 2012
    ..We examined the immediate effect and durability of effect of a surgical pregraduation preparatory course or "boot camp" on provider confidence in technical and medical management skills...
  22. ncbi request reprint Average chest wall thickness at two anatomic locations in trauma patients
    Elizabeth Schroeder
    Section of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery, George Washington University, United States
    Injury 44:1183-5. 2013
    ..5cm catheter, and the optimal site for chest wall puncture is controversial. We hypothesize that needle thoracostomy cannot be performed using this catheter length irrespective of the site chosen in either gender...
  23. doi request reprint Complications following thoracic trauma managed with tube thoracostomy
    Richard Menger
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Division of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care, and Emergency Surgery, USA
    Injury 43:46-50. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the incidence of and risk factors associated with chest tube complications (CTCs) following thoracic trauma...
  24. doi request reprint Detecting intimate partner violence: more than trauma team education is needed
    Carrie Sims
    Division of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care, and Emergency Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 212:867-72. 2011
    ..Intimate partner violence (IPV) is an underappreciated cause of morbidity and mortality in female trauma patients. We investigated the impact of a domestic violence education program for trauma residents on the detection of IPV...
  25. doi request reprint An organized, comprehensive, and security-enabled strategic response to the Haiti earthquake: a description of pre-deployment readiness preparation and preliminary experience from an academic anesthesiology department with no preexisting international dis
    Maureen McCunn
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3400 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Anesth Analg 111:1438-44. 2010
    ..The focus of this article is the pre-deployment readiness process, and is not a post-deployment report describing the medical care provided in Haiti...
  26. ncbi request reprint Short simulation training improves objective skills in established advanced practitioners managing emergencies on the ward and surgical intensive care unit
    Jose L Pascual
    Division of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Trauma 71:330-7; discussion 337-8. 2011
    ..We hypothesized that human patient simulator-based training would improve surgical ICU APs' skills at managing medical crises...
  27. pmc Reducing interns' work hours led to fewer attentional failures and serious medical errors in intensive care units
    Babak Sarani
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Crit Care 9:E3. 2005
  28. ncbi request reprint Methylene blue and vasoplegia: who, when, and how?
    S Peter Stawicki
    Department of Surgery, Division of Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3440 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Mini Rev Med Chem 8:472-90. 2008
    ..This review describes the current state of clinical and experimental knowledge relating to MB use in the setting of VS, highlighting the potential risks and benefits of therapeutic MB administration in refractory hypotensive states...
  29. doi request reprint A review of the fundamental principles and evidence base in the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in critically ill adult patients
    Steve Allen
    Department of Surgery, Division of Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Intensive Care Med 26:13-26. 2011
    ..The purpose of this article is to review the evidence and to describe the fundamental steps in initiating, adjusting, troubleshooting, and terminating ECMO so as to familiarize the intensivist with this modality...
  30. ncbi request reprint Hypertonic saline resuscitation of hemorrhagic shock does not decrease in vivo neutrophil interactions with endothelium in the blood-brain microcirculation
    Wanfeng Gong
    Division of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Trauma 71:275-81; discussion 281-2. 2011
    ..We hypothesized that resuscitation of hemorrhagic shock with HTS would blunt brain in vivo PMN-EC interactions...
  31. doi request reprint Serum creatine kinase levels are associated with extremity compartment syndrome
    Carrie Valdez
    Section of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery, George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 74:441-5; discussion 445-7. 2013
    ..The purpose of our study was to determine if a threshold serum creatinine kinase (CK) level is associated with the development of CS...
  32. ncbi request reprint Current evidence from phase III clinical trials of selenium supplementation in critically Ill patients: why should we bother?
    S Peter Stawicki
    Department of Surgery, Division of Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2 Dulles, Trauma Center at Penn, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Mini Rev Med Chem 7:693-9. 2007
    ..Further research in the setting of well-designed, prospective, randomized trials is necessary to better define the role of selenium supplementation in critically ill patients...
  33. ncbi request reprint The modern medical school graduate and general surgical training: are they compatible?
    Stephen Evans
    Department of Surgery, George Washington University Medical Center, 2150 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    Arch Surg 137:274-7. 2002
  34. doi request reprint Safety and efficacy of propofol
    Babak Sarani
    J Trauma 64:242. 2008