Carol R Schermer
Affiliation: University of New Mexico
- Intoxicated motor vehicle passengers: an overlooked at-risk populationC R Schermer
Department of Surgery, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, USA
Arch Surg 136:1244-8. 2001..Intoxicated motor vehicle passengers are similar to intoxicated drivers in recurrent health care encounters and risk of death for 5 years after injury. Intoxicated passengers have a greater risk of death than population controls...
- Blood culturing practices in a trauma intensive care unit: does concurrent antibiotic use make a difference?Carol R Schermer
Department of Surgery, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131, USA
J Trauma 52:463-8. 2002..The hypotheses of the study were that concurrent antimicrobial administration affects blood culture yield, prophylactic administration alters the culture result, and repetitive culturing is unnecessary...
- Trauma patient willingness to participate in alcohol screening and interventionCarol R Schermer
Department of Surgery, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuberque 87131, USA
J Trauma 54:701-6. 2003....
- National survey of trauma surgeons' use of alcohol screening and brief interventionCarol R Schermer
Department of Surgery, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 817131, USA
J Trauma 55:849-56. 2003....
- Feasibility of alcohol screening and brief interventionCarol R Schermer
Department of Surgery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
J Trauma 59:S119-23; discussion S124-33. 2005..This article reports the extent to which trauma surgeons support SBI programs and the feasibility of implementing these programs in trauma centers...
- Adverse clinical outcomes associated with elevated blood alcohol levels at the time of burn injuryGeoffrey M Silver
Department of Surgery, Burn Shock Trauma Institute, Loyola University Medical Center, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, Illinois 60153, USA
J Burn Care Res 29:784-9. 2008..Despite matched baseline injury characteristics, elevated BAC was associated with poorer short term and extended clinical outcomes, illustrating the impact of alcohol intoxication on physiologic derangement after burn injury...
- Trauma center brief interventions for alcohol disorders decrease subsequent driving under the influence arrestsCarol R Schermer
Department of Surgery, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
J Trauma 60:29-34. 2006..The hypothesis of this study was that injured patients receiving BI would have a lower risk of DUI arrest within 3 years of discharge than those receiving standard care (SC)...
- Implications of alcohol intoxication at the time of burn and smoke inhalation injury: an epidemiologic and clinical analysisChristopher S Davis
Department of Surgery, Burn and Shock Trauma Institute, Loyola University Chicago, Health Sciences Campus, Maywood, Illinois 60153, USA
J Burn Care Res 34:120-6. 2013..Our findings affirm the effect of alcohol intoxication at the time of burn and smoke inhalation injury, placing renewed emphasis on injury prevention and alcohol abuse education...
- Who has life-sustaining therapy withdrawn after injury?Libby S Watch
Department of Surgery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
J Trauma 59:1320-6; discussion 1326-7. 2005....
- Implications of formal alcohol screening in burn patientsJoslyn M Albright
Department of Surgery, Burn and Shock Trauma Institute, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois 60153, USA
J Burn Care Res 30:62-9. 2009..In addition, 3) we would expect burn patients to respond to brief interventions for alcohol use disorders similar to trauma and primary care patients...
- A clustering of injury behaviorsCarol R Schermer
Department of Surgery, Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, Illinois, USA
J Trauma 65:1000-4. 2008..A number of other behaviors are also associated with injury risk. We hypothesized that risky drinking would be associated with other high risk behaviors, thereby delineating a need for behavioral interventions in addition to alcohol...
- Nonoperative management of blunt splenic injuries: factors influencing success in age >55 yearsRoxie M Albrecht
Department of Surgery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA
Am Surg 68:227-30; discussion 230-1. 2002..The physicians caring for elderly patients with high-grade splenic injuries and free fluid in the pelvis must use clinical judgment regarding the need and timing of operative management...
- Retrospective evaluation of anemia and transfusion in traumatic brain injuryAndrew P Carlson
Department of Neurosurgery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131-0001, USA
J Trauma 61:567-71. 2006..CONCLUSIONS: Patients with severe TBI should not have a different transfusion threshold than other critical care patients. Prospective studies are needed to evaluate the effects of anemia in TBI...
- Readiness to change alcohol use after traumaTimothy R Apodaca
Department of Psychology, University of New Mexico, Albequerque, 87131, USA
J Trauma 54:990-4. 2003..An increased number of negative consequences of alcohol use before admission predicted readiness to change drinking habits. Brief motivational interventions would be a reasonable option in this group of patients...
- What defines a distracting injury in cervical spine assessment?David S Heffernan
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
J Trauma 59:1396-9. 2005..Distracting injury was given as the indication for more than 30% of all x-ray studies ordered. The hypothesis of this study was that upper and lower torso injuries would have different effects on clinical cervical spine assessment...
- Institutional variations in the management of patients with acute appendicitisJennefer A Kieran
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, USA
J Gastrointest Surg 7:523-8. 2003..The use of clinical examination and laparoscopy as diagnostic modalities instead of CT scanning resulted in a more cost-effective approach...
- Alcohol and injury preventionCarol R Schermer
Department of Surgery/Trauma and Critical Care, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
J Trauma 60:447-51. 2006
- Addressing substance abuse in health care settingsWilliam R Miller
University of Mexico Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Addictions (CASAA
Alcohol Clin Exp Res 30:292-302. 2006..Compton; and (7) Interventions for Heavy Drinking in Health Care settings: Barriers and Strategies, by Mark L. Willenbring...
- Clinician vs mathematical statistical models: which is better at predicting an abnormal chest radiograph finding in injured patients?Elizabeth Dillard
Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL 60157, USA
Am J Emerg Med 25:823-30. 2007..The purpose of this study was to determine if statistical models for prediction of chest injuries would outperform the clinician's (MD) ability to identify injured patients at risk for a thoracic injury diagnosed by chest radiograph (CXR)...