G Velmahos

Summary

Affiliation: University of Southern California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Cognitive task analysis for teaching technical skills in an inanimate surgical skills laboratory
    George C Velmahos
    Department of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Am J Surg 187:114-9. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Severe trauma is not an excuse for prolonged antibiotic prophylaxis
    George C Velmahos
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Department of Surgery, University of Southern California and Los Angeles County USC Medical Center, 1200 N State St, Room 9900, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Arch Surg 137:537-41; discussion 541-2. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Prophylactic antibiotics after severe trauma: more is not better
    G C Velmahos
    Department of Surgery, University of Southern California and the Los Angeles County USC Medical Center, 90033, USA
    Int Surg 86:176-83. 2001
  4. ncbi request reprint A prospective study on the safety and efficacy of angiographic embolization for pelvic and visceral injuries
    George C Velmahos
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, University of Southern California, and the Los Angeles County and University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    J Trauma 53:303-8; discussion 308. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Abdominal computed tomographic scan for patients with gunshot wounds to the abdomen selected for nonoperative management
    George C Velmahos
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    J Trauma 59:1155-60; discussion 1160-1. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Normal electrocardiography and serum troponin I levels preclude the presence of clinically significant blunt cardiac injury
    George C Velmahos
    Department of Surgery, University of Southern California, and the Los Angeles County and University of Southern California LAC USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    J Trauma 54:45-50; discussion 50-1. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Influence of flail chest on outcome among patients with severe thoracic cage trauma
    George C Velmahos
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Department of Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Int Surg 87:240-4. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint High success with nonoperative management of blunt hepatic trauma: the liver is a sturdy organ
    George C Velmahos
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Department of Surgery, University of Southern California and the Los Angeles County USC Healthcare Network, Los Angeles 90033, USA
    Arch Surg 138:475-80; discussion 480-1. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Can we rely on computed tomographic scanning to diagnose pulmonary embolism in critically ill surgical patients?
    George C Velmahos
    Department of Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles 90033, USA
    J Trauma 56:518-25; discussion 525-6. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Nonoperative treatment of blunt injury to solid abdominal organs: a prospective study
    George C Velmahos
    Department of Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Arch Surg 138:844-51. 2003

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  1. ncbi request reprint Cognitive task analysis for teaching technical skills in an inanimate surgical skills laboratory
    George C Velmahos
    Department of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Am J Surg 187:114-9. 2004
    ..The objective of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a 3-hour surgical skills laboratory course on central venous catheterization (CVC), taught by the principles of cognitive task analysis to surgical interns...
  2. ncbi request reprint Severe trauma is not an excuse for prolonged antibiotic prophylaxis
    George C Velmahos
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Department of Surgery, University of Southern California and Los Angeles County USC Medical Center, 1200 N State St, Room 9900, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Arch Surg 137:537-41; discussion 541-2. 2002
    ..For critically injured patients, a limited course of antibiotics is as effective as a prolonged course in preventing sepsis and organ failures...
  3. ncbi request reprint Prophylactic antibiotics after severe trauma: more is not better
    G C Velmahos
    Department of Surgery, University of Southern California and the Los Angeles County USC Medical Center, 90033, USA
    Int Surg 86:176-83. 2001
    ..In conclusion, we found that 24-hour prophylaxis with a single broad-antibiotic is as effective as prophylaxis for longer periods of time with multiple spectrum antibiotics for critically injured patients at high risk for sepsis...
  4. ncbi request reprint A prospective study on the safety and efficacy of angiographic embolization for pelvic and visceral injuries
    George C Velmahos
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, University of Southern California, and the Los Angeles County and University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    J Trauma 53:303-8; discussion 308. 2002
    ..Angiographic embolization (AE) is used with increasing frequency as an alternative to surgery for control of intraperitoneal and retroperitoneal bleeding. There are no prospective studies on its efficacy, safety, and indications...
  5. ncbi request reprint Abdominal computed tomographic scan for patients with gunshot wounds to the abdomen selected for nonoperative management
    George C Velmahos
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    J Trauma 59:1155-60; discussion 1160-1. 2005
    ..Triple-contrast CT scanning (i.e., intravenous, oral, and rectal) has produced encouraging initial results. The exact role and usefulness of CT scanning with intravenous contrast only is unknown...
  6. ncbi request reprint Normal electrocardiography and serum troponin I levels preclude the presence of clinically significant blunt cardiac injury
    George C Velmahos
    Department of Surgery, University of Southern California, and the Los Angeles County and University of Southern California LAC USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    J Trauma 54:45-50; discussion 50-1. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine whether the combination of two simple tests, electrocardiography (ECG) and serum troponin I (TnI) level, may serve as reliable predictors of BCI or the absence of it...
  7. ncbi request reprint Influence of flail chest on outcome among patients with severe thoracic cage trauma
    George C Velmahos
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Department of Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Int Surg 87:240-4. 2002
    ..In the presence of associated injuries, intubation is unavoidable and should be done under controlled conditions early after arrival to avoid morbidity related to sudden respiratory decompensation...
  8. ncbi request reprint High success with nonoperative management of blunt hepatic trauma: the liver is a sturdy organ
    George C Velmahos
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Department of Surgery, University of Southern California and the Los Angeles County USC Healthcare Network, Los Angeles 90033, USA
    Arch Surg 138:475-80; discussion 480-1. 2003
    ..Nonoperative management of liver injuries (NOMLI) is highly successful and rarely leads to adverse events...
  9. ncbi request reprint Can we rely on computed tomographic scanning to diagnose pulmonary embolism in critically ill surgical patients?
    George C Velmahos
    Department of Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles 90033, USA
    J Trauma 56:518-25; discussion 525-6. 2004
    ..Hemodynamic and respiratory issues of critical illness may interfere with CTPA's diagnostic accuracy. The objective of this study was to compare CTPA with PA for the diagnosis of PE in critically ill surgical patients...
  10. ncbi request reprint Nonoperative treatment of blunt injury to solid abdominal organs: a prospective study
    George C Velmahos
    Department of Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Arch Surg 138:844-51. 2003
    ..Patients in whom NOM is likely to fail can be identified by specific criteria...
  11. ncbi request reprint Vascular trauma and compartment syndromes
    George C Velmahos
    Department of Surgery, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles County 90033, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 82:125-41, xxi. 2002
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint High-frequency percussive ventilation improves oxygenation in patients with ARDS
    G C Velmahos
    Division of Trauma Critical Care, University of Southern California and the Los Angeles County USC Medical Center, Los Angeles 90033, USA
    Chest 116:440-6. 1999
    ..To evaluate changes in respiratory and hemodynamic function of patients with ARDS and requiring high-frequency percussive ventilation (HFPV) after failure of conventional ventilation (CV)...
  13. pmc Selective nonoperative management in 1,856 patients with abdominal gunshot wounds: should routine laparotomy still be the standard of care?
    G C Velmahos
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Ann Surg 234:395-402; discussion 402-3. 2001
    ..To evaluate the safety of a policy of selective nonoperative management (SNOM) in patients with abdominal gunshot wounds...
  14. ncbi request reprint One hundred five penetrating cardiac injuries: a 2-year prospective evaluation
    J A Asensio
    Department of Surgery, University of Southern California, and the Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles 90033 4525, USA
    J Trauma 44:1073-82. 1998
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint Approach to the management of complex hepatic injuries
    J A Asensio
    Department of Surgery, University of Southern California and the Los Angeles County and University of Southern California Medical Center, 90033 4525, USA
    J Trauma 48:66-9. 2000
    ..The objective of this study is to assess the clinical experience with an aggressive approach to the management of these, the most complex of hepatic injuries...
  16. ncbi request reprint Role of postoperative computed tomography in patients with severe liver injury
    D Demetriades
    Division of Trauma and Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Department of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Br J Surg 90:1398-400. 2003
    ..The aim of the present study was to investigate the nature and incidence of significant liver-related abnormalities detected by postoperative CT in asymptomatic patients with severe liver injury...
  17. ncbi request reprint Relative bradycardia in patients with traumatic hypotension
    D Demetriades
    Department of Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles 90033, USA
    J Trauma 45:534-9. 1998
    ..Relative bradycardia is defined as a systolic pressure < or = 90 mm Hg and a pulse rate < or = 90 beats per minute...
  18. ncbi request reprint Initial evaluation and management of gunshot wounds to the face
    D Demetriades
    Department of Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles 90033, USA
    J Trauma 45:39-41. 1998
    ..In the current study, we present a large series from a busy trauma center in an effort to identify early diagnostic and therapeutic problems and recommend management guidelines...
  19. ncbi request reprint Reliable variables in the exsanguinated patient which indicate damage control and predict outcome
    J A Asensio
    Trauma Surgery Service A, Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, University of Southern California, LAC USC Medical Center, 1200 N State St, Rm 10 750, Los Angeles, CA 90033 4525, USA
    Am J Surg 182:743-51. 2001
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  20. ncbi request reprint Effect on outcome of early intensive management of geriatric trauma patients
    D Demetriades
    Department of Surgery, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Br J Surg 89:1319-22. 2002
    ..The aim of the present study was to assess the effect of the new policy on outcome...
  21. ncbi request reprint Aerodigestive injuries of the neck
    P Vassiliu
    Department of Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
    Am Surg 67:75-9. 2001
    ..Loss of airway after rapid sequence induction is a potentially lethal complication and the trauma team should be ready for a surgical airway. Repair of laryngotracheal injuries without a protective tracheostomy is safe in selected cases...
  22. ncbi request reprint Hemodynamic patterns of survivors and nonsurvivors during high risk elective surgical operations
    W C Shoemaker
    Department of Surgery, University of Southern California School of Medicine, 1200 N State Street, Room 9900, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    World J Surg 23:1264-70; discussion 1270-1. 1999
    ..This suggests that lethal circulatory dysfunctions may begin during the intraoperative period but become more apparent before and after organs fail during later postoperative stages...
  23. ncbi request reprint Technology-driven triage of abdominal trauma: the emerging era of nonoperative management
    D Demetriades
    Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Annu Rev Med 54:1-15. 2003
    ..Improvement of the optical system of minilaparoscopes may allow reliable bedside laparoscopy for suspected diaphragmatic injuries...
  24. ncbi request reprint Nonskeletal cervical spine injuries: epidemiology and diagnostic pitfalls
    D Demetriades
    Department of Surgery, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles 90033, USA
    J Trauma 48:724-7. 2000
    ..The objective of this study was to study the incidence and type of cervical spine trauma according to mechanism of injury; identify problems and pitfalls in the diagnosis of nonskeletal cervical spine injuries...
  25. ncbi request reprint Hemodynamically "stable" patients with peritonitis after penetrating abdominal trauma: identifying those who are bleeding
    Carlos V R Brown
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center, 1200 N State Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Arch Surg 140:767-72. 2005
    ..Despite initial presentation, hemodynamically stable patients with penetrating abdominal trauma may have significant ongoing hemorrhage and major intra-abdominal injuries requiring emergent surgical intervention...
  26. ncbi request reprint Routine repeat head CT for minimal head injury is unnecessary
    George C Velmahos
    Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Neurosurgery, and Biostatistics Center DJD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Trauma 60:494-9; discussion 499-501. 2006
    ..RRHCT is ordered based on the premise that significant injury progression may take place in the absence of clinical deterioration...
  27. ncbi request reprint Does nephrectomy for trauma increase the risk of renal failure?
    George C Velmahos
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Los Angeles County and University of Southern California Medical Center, 1200 N State Street, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    World J Surg 29:1472-5. 2005
    ..Given the increased operative complexity of nephrorrhaphy in comparison to nephrectomy and the frequent need to abbreviate the operation in patients with severe trauma, nephrectomy should not be avoided when appropriate...
  28. ncbi request reprint Aggressive organ donor management significantly increases the number of organs available for transplantation
    Ali Salim
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    J Trauma 58:991-4. 2005
    ..With no foreseeable increase in the number of donors, it is necessary to maximize the utilization of organs from the existing donor pool...
  29. ncbi request reprint Partial pulmonary torsion after thoracotomy without pulmonary resection
    Farzaneh Banki
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Department of Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    J Trauma 59:478-81. 2005
  30. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for respiratory failure following femoral fractures: the role of multiple intramedullary nailing
    Charalampos Zalavras
    Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Orthopaedic Surgery, LAC USC Medical Center, 1200 N State St GNH 3900, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Injury 36:751-7. 2005
    ..6 and 25.6, respectively). Thoracic injury and multiple IMN procedures are independent risk factors for RF in patients with femoral fractures, and the combination of the above conditions is highly predictive of the development of RF...
  31. ncbi request reprint The (absence of a) role of venous duplex scan in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism after severe trauma
    George C Velmahos
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, University of Southern California, Los Angeles County USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am Surg 72:7-10. 2006
    ..VDS does not accurately predict PE in severely injured patients, even in the presence of a high level of clinical suspicion...
  32. ncbi request reprint [Technology of the future applied to the present: Life Support for Trauma and Transport (LSTAT)]
    Patrizio Petrone
    Division of Trauma Surgery and Critical Care, Department of Surgery, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, LAC USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, USA
    Cir Esp 78:198-201. 2005
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint The impact of obesity on the outcomes of 1,153 critically injured blunt trauma patients
    Carlos V R Brown
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, University of Southern California and the Los Angeles County Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    J Trauma 59:1048-51; discussion 1051. 2005
    ..The purpose of the present study was to evaluate a large cohort of critically injured patients to better understand the influence of obesity on the outcomes of patients after severe blunt trauma...
  34. ncbi request reprint Esophageal dysfunction in cervical spinal cord injury: a potentially important mechanism of aspiration
    Angela L Neville
    Department of Surgery, Los Angeles County and University of Southern California Medical Center, 90033, USA
    J Trauma 59:905-11. 2005
    ..We hypothesized that patients with CSCI had esophageal dysfunction, predisposing them to aspiration. The purpose of this study was to characterize esophageal function in these patients...
  35. ncbi request reprint White blood cell and platelet counts can be used to differentiate between infection and the normal response after splenectomy for trauma: prospective validation
    Janie Weng
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, University of Southern California and the Los Angeles County Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    J Trauma 59:1076-80. 2005
    ..The current study intends to prospectively validate the WBC and PC/WBC ratio on postoperative day 5 as markers of infection after splenectomy for trauma...
  36. ncbi request reprint Nephrectomy versus renal repair after trauma to the kidney: preserve or sacrifice?
    George C Velmahos
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Int Surg 91:295-300. 2006
    ..Nephrectomy can be offered when necessary without concerns about increasing the likelihood of postoperative renal failure...
  37. ncbi request reprint Practice patterns and outcomes of retrievable vena cava filters in trauma patients: an AAST multicenter study
    Riyad Karmy-Jones
    Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Trauma 62:17-24; discussion 24-5. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study is to describe practice patterns and outcomes of posttraumatic retrievable inferior vena caval filters (R-IVCF)...
  38. doi request reprint Advances in surgical critical care
    George C Velmahos
    John F Burke Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Chief, Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Curr Probl Surg 45:453-516. 2008
  39. ncbi request reprint Abdominal insufflation decreases blood loss without worsening the inflammatory response: implications for prehospital control of internal bleeding
    George C Velmahos
    Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care, The Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am Surg 74:297-301. 2008
    ..Our conclusion is that AI reduces blood loss from splenic injury without a measurable effect on the early inflammatory response in a clinically relevant animal model...
  40. doi request reprint Putting life on hold-for how long? Profound hypothermic cardiopulmonary bypass in a Swine model of complex vascular injuries
    Hasan B Alam
    Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Trauma 64:912-22. 2008
    ..5 degrees C/min) for best results. However, the maximum duration of hypothermic arrest in a clinically relevant trauma model remains unknown...
  41. doi request reprint Operative repair or endovascular stent graft in blunt traumatic thoracic aortic injuries: results of an American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Multicenter Study
    Demetrios Demetriades
    J Trauma 64:561-70; discussion 570-1. 2008
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Is upper extremity deep venous thrombosis underdiagnosed in trauma patients?
    Konstantinos Spaniolas
    Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Am Surg 74:124-8. 2008
    ..UEDVT is an uncommon event with unclear significance in trauma. Aggressive screening did not result in a higher rate of UEDVT diagnosis, nor an opportunity to prevent PE...
  43. ncbi request reprint Computed tomography for early and safe discontinuation of cervical spine immobilization in obtunded multiply injured patients
    Henry Thomas Stelfox
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Trauma 63:630-6. 2007
    ..We examined the effect of two different c-spine evaluation protocols on c-spine immobilization and clinical outcomes...
  44. ncbi request reprint Early discharge after nonoperative management for splenic injuries: increased patient risk caused by late failure?
    Robert S Crawford
    Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Surgery 142:337-42. 2007
    ..To evaluate if blunt trauma patients managed by NOMSI can be safely discharged early, because failure after the third day from injury occurs infrequently and is not associated with added morbidity...
  45. doi request reprint Bedside placement of removable vena cava filters guided by intravascular ultrasound in the critically injured
    Konstantinos Spaniolas
    Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 165 Cambridge Street, Suite 810, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    World J Surg 32:1438-43. 2008
    ..Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) eliminates such problems. The objective of the present study was to analyze the safety and feasibility of IVUS-guided bedside RVCF placement in critically injured patients...
  46. ncbi request reprint Abdominal insufflation for control of bleeding after severe splenic injury
    George C Velmahos
    Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, The Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Trauma 63:285-8; discussion 288-90. 2007
    ..This model represents a clinically relevant scenario of continuous bleeding, which does not kill the patient immediately but may ultimately result in death if not managed early...
  47. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic peritoneal aspiration--the foster child of DPL: a prospective observational study
    Eric J Kuncir
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Department of Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles County and University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Int J Surg 5:167-71. 2007
    ..We hypothesized that Diagnostic Peritoneal Aspiration (DPA), without a full lavage, accurately detects intraperitoneal blood if present in sufficient volume to cause hypotension and warrant emergent operation...
  48. ncbi request reprint Profound hypothermic cardiopulmonary bypass facilitates survival without a high complication rate in a swine model of complex vascular, splenic, and colon injuries
    Elizabeth A Sailhamer
    Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:642-53. 2007
    ....
  49. doi request reprint Diagnosis and treatment of blunt thoracic aortic injuries: changing perspectives
    Demetrios Demetriades
    AAST Multi institutional Thoracic Aortic Injury Study Group, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Trauma 64:1415-8; discussion 1418-9. 2008
    ..The present study compares clinical practices and results between an earlier prospective multicenter study by the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma completed in 1997 (AAST1) and a new similar study completed in 2007 (AAST2)...
  50. ncbi request reprint Electrostimulation for the prevention of deep venous thrombosis in patients with major trauma: a prospective randomized study
    George C Velmahos
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Los Angeles County and University of Southern California Medical Center, USA
    Surgery 137:493-8. 2005
    ..It has not been tested in multiple trauma patients...
  51. ncbi request reprint Does routine serial computed tomography of the head influence management of traumatic brain injury? A prospective evaluation
    Carlos V R Brown
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Los Angeles County and University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Trauma 57:939-43. 2004
    ..Recent retrospective reviews have challenged the need for serial head CT after traumatic brain injury (TBI). This study intends to prospectively examine the value of routine serial head CT after TBI...
  52. ncbi request reprint Pelvic fractures in pediatric and adult trauma patients: are they different injuries?
    Demetrios Demetriades
    Department of Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
    J Trauma 54:1146-51; discussion 1151. 2003
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint Nonoperative management of blunt renal trauma: a prospective study
    Konstantinos G Toutouzas
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am Surg 68:1097-103. 2002
    ..Predictors of failure may exist on the basis of injury severity, fluid and blood requirements, and abdominal ultrasonographic findings and need validation by a larger sample size...
  54. ncbi request reprint Day for night: should we staff a trauma center like a nightclub?
    Ian C Carmody
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am Surg 68:1048-51. 2002
    ..None of the six comparisons showed a significant difference in mortality. There was no significant difference in ISS-matched mortality related to fixed trauma call staffing...
  55. ncbi request reprint Is nonoperative management of abdominal gunshot wounds reasonable?
    George C Velmahos
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Department of Surgery, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, USA
    Adv Surg 36:123-40. 2002
  56. ncbi request reprint Wound management after colon injury: open or closed? A prospective randomized trial
    George C Velmahos
    Department of Surgery, University of Southern California and the Los Angeles County and University of Southern California Medical Center, 90033, USA
    Am Surg 68:795-801. 2002
    ..Because of the complexity of evaluating the real clinical significance of superficial wound infection larger studies on trauma patients are required...
  57. ncbi request reprint Bullets and biliptysis
    John J Nigro
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center, 90033, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 73:1645-7. 2002
    ..We report a bronchial biliary fistula resulting from penetrating thoracoabdominal trauma and the use of positive-pressure ventilation to obtain initial fistula control prior to definitive surgical repair...
  58. ncbi request reprint Clinical importance of the "seat belt sign" in blunt trauma to the neck
    Costanzo A DiPerna
    Department of Surgery, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles 90033, USA
    Am Surg 68:441-5. 2002
    ..A cervical seat belt sign should not serve as a sole indicator for evaluation of the carotid artery in the absence of other pertinent signs or symptoms...
  59. pmc André Toupet: surgeon technician par excellence
    Namir Katkhouda
    Department of Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery Program, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Ann Surg 235:591-9. 2002
    ..Behind the procedure, we discover a man with great surgical talent and meticulous attention to technical details who opposed criticism with hard work and strong family values...
  60. ncbi request reprint Computed tomography for evaluation of mild to moderate pediatric trauma: are we overusing it?
    Anurag Jindal
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Department of Surgery, University of Southern California and LAC USC Medical Center, 1200 North State Street, Room 9900, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    World J Surg 26:13-6. 2002
    ..It was concluded that a liberal policy of CT scanning for pediatric patients with a low ISS leads to increased resource consumption with no obvious diagnostic or treatment benefit...
  61. ncbi request reprint Is contrast as bad as we think? Renal function after angiographic embolization of injured patients
    Pantelis Vassiliu
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 194:142-6. 2002
    ..Angiographic embolization (AE) is increasingly used to control bleeding after severe trauma. Serious concerns have been raised about the safety of high-volume i.v. contrast in hypotensive, hypovolemic patients...
  62. ncbi request reprint All patients with truncal gunshot wounds deserve trauma team activation
    Jack Sava
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Department of Surgery, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and the Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    J Trauma 52:276-9. 2002
    ..To validate this suggestion, we reviewed records of patients with GSWT to see if patients not meeting standard TTA criteria had serious injuries that would benefit from TTA...
  63. ncbi request reprint Intubation after cervical spinal cord injury: to be done selectively or routinely?
    George C Velmahos
    Department of Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Am Surg 69:891-4. 2003
    ..The majority of patients with CSCI require intubation. In patients with CSCI above C5 and complete quadriplegia, intubation should be offered routinely and early because delays may cause preventable morbidity...
  64. ncbi request reprint Imipenem levels are not predictable in the critically ill patient
    Howard Belzberg
    Department of Surgery, Los Angeles County and University of Southern California Medical Center, 90033, USA
    J Trauma 56:111-7. 2004
    ..Critically ill patients often demonstrate extremely unusual volumes of distribution (Vd) and half-lives (t1/2) of drugs. Imipenem is a widely used antibiotic in critically ill patients...
  65. ncbi request reprint Abdominal approach to chronic diaphragmatic hernias: is it safe?
    James A Murray
    Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am Surg 70:897-900. 2004
    ..The need for a second incision (11%), the mortality (11%), ICU stay, and hospital stay were the same between the two groups. It appears that repair of CDH can be performed safely through an abdominal approach...
  66. ncbi request reprint Thromboprophylaxis does not protect severely injured patients against pulmonary embolism
    George C Velmahos
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am Surg 70:893-6. 2004
    ..Practices from nontrauma populations have been erroneously extrapolated to the unique trauma population. To reduce the rate of PE after trauma, new methods of thromboprophylaxis should be considered...
  67. ncbi request reprint Alcohol and illicit drugs in traumatic deaths: prevalence and association with type and severity of injuries
    Demetrios Demetriades
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 199:687-92. 2004
    ..My colleagues and I studied alcohol and illicit drug intoxication in trauma fatalities and their association with the nature and severity of injuries...
  68. ncbi request reprint Outcome and prognostic factors in head injuries with an admission Glasgow Coma Scale score of 3
    Demetrios Demetriades
    Division of Trauma, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Los Angeles County, and University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Arch Surg 139:1066-8. 2004
    ..To identify significant risk factors associated with mortality in patients with a Glasgow Coma Scale score of 3...
  69. ncbi request reprint Obesity is an independent risk factor of mortality in severely injured blunt trauma patients
    Angela L Neville
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Los Angeles County, University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles 90033, USA
    Arch Surg 139:983-7. 2004
    ..Obesity is associated with increased morbidity and mortality in critically injured blunt trauma patients...
  70. ncbi request reprint Mortality prediction of head Abbreviated Injury Score and Glasgow Coma Scale: analysis of 7,764 head injuries
    Demetrios Demetriades
    Division of Trauma and SICU, Department of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 199:216-22. 2004
    ..We assessed the prognostic value and limitations of Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) and head Abbreviated Injury Score (AIS) and correlated head AIS with GCS...
  71. ncbi request reprint Angiographic embolization for pelvic fractures in older patients
    Brian J Kimbrell
    Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, University of Southern California and the Los Angeles County and University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif 90033, USA
    Arch Surg 139:728-32; discussion 732-3. 2004
    ..Old age predicts reliably the presence of pelvic bleeding, requiring angiographic embolization (AE) among blunt trauma patients with major pelvic fractures...
  72. ncbi request reprint Life support for trauma and transport: a mobile ICU for safe in-hospital transport of critically injured patients
    George C Velmahos
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 199:62-8. 2004
    ..The platform functions as a mobile ICU and has preliminarily been tested with success in combat settings. This is the first evaluation of LSTAT in the civilian transport arena...
  73. ncbi request reprint Preventing renal failure in patients with rhabdomyolysis: do bicarbonate and mannitol make a difference?
    Carlos V R Brown
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, University of Southern California and the Los Angeles County Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Trauma 56:1191-6. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether BIC/ MAN is effective in preventing RF in patients with rhabdomyolysis caused by trauma...
  74. ncbi request reprint Male sexual function after bilateral internal iliac artery embolization for pelvic fracture
    Jesus I Ramirez
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, University of Southern California, Los Angeles County and University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    J Trauma 56:734-9; discussion 739-41. 2004
    ..Bilateral internal iliac artery embolization (BIIAE) effectively controls unlocalized bleeding from pelvic fractures. Its short-term safety has been documented, but its long-term effect on urogenital function has not been evaluated...
  75. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of post-traumatic biliary and pancreatic fistuli. The role of expectant management
    Pantelis Vassiliu
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care at Los Angeles County and University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Injury 35:223-7. 2004
    ..The objective of this prospective study is to evaluate the clinical course and efficacy of non-operative treatment of biliary fistuli (BF) and pancreatic fistuli (PF) post-traumatic fistulae...
  76. ncbi request reprint Handsewn versus stapled anastomosis in penetrating colon injuries requiring resection: a multicenter study
    Demetrios Demetriades
    Los Angeles County and University of Southern California Trauma Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Trauma 52:117-21. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare stapled with handsewn colonic anastomosis following penetrating trauma...