G H Utter

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The rate of pleural fluid drainage as a criterion for the timing of chest tube removal: theoretical and practical considerations
    Garth H Utter
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, California Electronic address
    Ann Thorac Surg 96:2262-7. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Detecting postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma from administrative data: the performance of the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicator
    Garth H Utter
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA Center for Healthcare Policy and Research, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA Electronic address
    Surgery 154:1117-25. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Variation in academic medical centers' coding practices for postoperative respiratory complications: implications for the AHRQ postoperative respiratory failure Patient Safety Indicator
    Garth H Utter
    Department of Surgery, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Med Care 50:792-800. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Microchimerism decades after transfusion among combat-injured US veterans from the Vietnam, Korean, and World War II conflicts
    Garth H Utter
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
    Transfusion 48:1609-15. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Transfusion-associated microchimerism
    G H Utter
    Department of Surgery, UC, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Vox Sang 93:188-95. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint The risk of transmitting cancer with transfusion
    Garth H Utter
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Lancet 369:1670-1. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Detection of postoperative respiratory failure: how predictive is the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Patient Safety Indicator?
    Garth H Utter
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, CA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 211:347-354.e1-29. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Anemia in the setting of traumatic brain injury: the arguments for and against liberal transfusion
    Garth H Utter
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
    J Neurotrauma 28:155-65. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint Designing an abstraction instrument: lessons from efforts to validate the AHRQ patient safety indicators
    Garth H Utter
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, California, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 37:20-8. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Leukoreduction of blood transfusions does not diminish transfusion-associated microchimerism in trauma patients
    Garth H Utter
    Department of Surgery, Harborview Medical Center University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Transfusion 46:1863-9. 2006

Detail Information

Publications30

  1. doi request reprint The rate of pleural fluid drainage as a criterion for the timing of chest tube removal: theoretical and practical considerations
    Garth H Utter
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, California Electronic address
    Ann Thorac Surg 96:2262-7. 2013
    ..A noninferiority randomized trial currently in progress comparing removal without considering the drainage rate to a conservative threshold (2 mL/kg body weight in 24 hours) may better inform tube management. ..
  2. doi request reprint Detecting postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma from administrative data: the performance of the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicator
    Garth H Utter
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA Center for Healthcare Policy and Research, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA Electronic address
    Surgery 154:1117-25. 2013
    ..We sought to evaluate its performance in detecting true complications...
  3. doi request reprint Variation in academic medical centers' coding practices for postoperative respiratory complications: implications for the AHRQ postoperative respiratory failure Patient Safety Indicator
    Garth H Utter
    Department of Surgery, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Med Care 50:792-800. 2012
    ..We sought to determine whether hospitals vary in the use of 518.81 versus 518.5 and whether such variation correlates with coder beliefs...
  4. doi request reprint Microchimerism decades after transfusion among combat-injured US veterans from the Vietnam, Korean, and World War II conflicts
    Garth H Utter
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
    Transfusion 48:1609-15. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine how long transfusion-associated MC lasts after traumatic injury...
  5. ncbi request reprint Transfusion-associated microchimerism
    G H Utter
    Department of Surgery, UC, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Vox Sang 93:188-95. 2007
    ..Further study of this topic may reveal important information regarding potential clinical consequences of TA-MC, as well as basic haematologic and immunologic processes...
  6. ncbi request reprint The risk of transmitting cancer with transfusion
    Garth H Utter
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Lancet 369:1670-1. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Detection of postoperative respiratory failure: how predictive is the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Patient Safety Indicator?
    Garth H Utter
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, CA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 211:347-354.e1-29. 2010
    ..We sought to determine the positive predictive value (PPV) of this indicator...
  8. doi request reprint Anemia in the setting of traumatic brain injury: the arguments for and against liberal transfusion
    Garth H Utter
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
    J Neurotrauma 28:155-65. 2011
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Designing an abstraction instrument: lessons from efforts to validate the AHRQ patient safety indicators
    Garth H Utter
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, California, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 37:20-8. 2011
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Leukoreduction of blood transfusions does not diminish transfusion-associated microchimerism in trauma patients
    Garth H Utter
    Department of Surgery, Harborview Medical Center University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Transfusion 46:1863-9. 2006
    ..The aim was to determine whether leukoreduction of blood transfusions, advocated to reduce the immunomodulatory effect of transfusion, decreases the likelihood of developing TA-MC...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. ncbi request reprint Blood transfusion is associated with donor leukocyte microchimerism in trauma patients
    Garth H Utter
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Blood Centers of the Pacific, San Francisco, California 95817, USA
    J Trauma 57:702-7; discussion 707-8. 2004
    ..We have found, however, that microchimerism may be more common in trauma patients...
  14. doi request reprint Lack of Insurance is Associated With Increased Risk for Hernia Complications
    Jason A London
    Division of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Ann Surg 250:331-7. 2009
    ..We sought to determine whether lack of insurance is associated with an increased likelihood of presenting to a hospital with a complicated hernia, and whether insurance status might be associated with clinical outcomes...
  15. doi request reprint Methamphetamine use is associated with increased hospital resource consumption among minimally injured trauma patients
    Jason A London
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
    J Trauma 66:485-90. 2009
    ..We hypothesize that minimally injured (MI) patients testing positive for MA consume more resources than patients testing negative for MA...
  16. doi request reprint How valid is the ICD-9-CM based AHRQ patient safety indicator for postoperative venous thromboembolism?
    Richard H White
    Division of General Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA 95817, USA
    Med Care 47:1237-43. 2009
    ..However, few studies have evaluated the accuracy of these ICD-9-CM codes across multiple hospitals...
  17. doi request reprint Transfusion practices for acute traumatic brain injury: a survey of physicians at US trauma centers
    Matthew J Sena
    Department of Surgery, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Intensive Care Med 35:480-8. 2009
    ..To determine whether physician specialty influences transfusion threshold in patients with acute severe traumatic brain injury (TBI)...
  18. doi request reprint Cases of iatrogenic pneumothorax can be identified from ICD-9-CM coded data
    Banafsheh Sadeghi
    University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Am J Med Qual 25:218-24. 2010
    ..At least 1725 hospital-acquired pneumothoraxes could have been prevented in 2004 through universal use of ultrasound guidance during internal jugular cannulation...
  19. ncbi request reprint Interhospital transfer occurs more slowly for elderly acute trauma patients
    Garth H Utter
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
    J Emerg Med 35:415-20. 2008
    ..We conclude that interhospital transfer of elderly acutely injured trauma patients takes longer than for younger patients. Providers may be less aggressive in treating elderly trauma patients...
  20. doi request reprint Positive predictive value of the AHRQ accidental puncture or laceration patient safety indicator
    Garth H Utter
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA 95817
    Ann Surg 250:1041-5. 2009
    ..We sought to determine the positive predictive value (PPV) of this indicator...
  21. ncbi request reprint Microchimerism in transfused trauma patients is associated with diminished donor-specific lymphocyte response
    Garth H Utter
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
    J Trauma 58:925-31; discussion 931-2. 2005
    ..We sought to determine whether changes in general or antigen-specific lymphocyte activation may be associated with the subsequent development of microchimerism...
  22. ncbi request reprint High-level long-term white blood cell microchimerism after transfusion of leukoreduced blood components to patients resuscitated after severe traumatic injury
    Tzong Hae Lee
    Blood Systems Research Institute, Department of Pathology, University of California, Davis, California 94118, USA
    Transfusion 45:1280-90. 2005
    ..Twenty-seven patients transfused with LR and non-LR blood products were studied after severe traumatic injury. A secondary aim was to explore donor-recipient mixed lymphocyte reactivity in vitro...
  23. pmc The TNF (-308A) polymorphism is associated with microchimerism in transfused trauma patients
    Ryan M Gill
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    Blood 111:3880-3. 2008
    ..Hence predisposing genetic factors may explain, in part, why only a subset of trauma patients develops transfusion-associated microchimerism...
  24. ncbi request reprint Injury induces increased monocyte expression of tissue factor: factors associated with head injury attenuate the injury-related monocyte expression of tissue factor
    Garth H Utter
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, 95817, USA
    J Trauma 52:1071-7; discussion 1077. 2002
    ..Our objective was to determine whether injury increases TF expression by monocytes and whether this increased TF expression is attenuated in patients with HI...
  25. doi request reprint Early supplemental parenteral nutrition is associated with increased infectious complications in critically ill trauma patients
    Matthew J Sena
    Department of Surgery, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 207:459-67. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study is to determine whether early administration of parenteral nutrition is associated with an increased risk for infection after severe injury...
  26. ncbi request reprint Sixteen-slice CT angiography in patients with suspected blunt carotid and vertebral artery injuries
    Garth H Utter
    Department of Surgery, Harborview Medical Center University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 203:838-48. 2006
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Blunt cardiac rupture in a patient with prior ventricular septal defect repair: a case report
    Garth H Utter
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, California, USA
    J Trauma 57:635-7. 2004
  28. ncbi request reprint Transfusion-associated microchimerism: a new complication of blood transfusions in severely injured patients
    William Reed
    Blood Systems Research Institute, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
    Semin Hematol 44:24-31. 2007
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Enhanced ascertainment of microchimerism with real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction amplification of insertion-deletion polymorphisms
    Tzong Hae Lee
    Blood Systems Research Institute, San Francisco, California 94118, USA
    Transfusion 46:1870-8. 2006
    ..To address this, a panel of 12 MC assays based on insertion-deletion (InDel) polymorphisms had been optimized...
  30. ncbi request reprint Evaluating anemia as a risk factor for worse neurologic outcome after traumatic brain injury (TBI)
    Garth H Utter
    J Trauma 62:1065-6; author reply 1066. 2007