- Out with the old, in with the new: a novel approach to treating pain associated with rib fractures
Michael S Truitt
Department of Surgery, Methodist Health System, Dallas, TX 75203, USA
World J Surg 34:2359-62. 2010
- Continuous intercostal nerve blockade for rib fractures: ready for primetime?
Michael S Truitt
Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
J Trauma 71:1548-52; discussion 1552. 2011
..Although this technique is being used, little data have been published documenting its use and efficacy. We hypothesized that a CINB would provide excellent analgesia, improve pulmonary function, and decrease length of stay (LOS)...
- Civilian and military trauma: does civilian training prepare surgeons for the battlefield?
Michael S Truitt
Department of Surgery, Methodist Health System, Dallas, Texas 75208, USA
Am Surg 77:19-21. 2011
..This divergent experience may be even more salient in the future as the battlefield is brought closer to home through domestic terrorism and the line is blurred between military and civilian trauma...
- Geriatric trauma service: a one-year experience
Alicia J Mangram
Department of General Surgery, Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75203, USA
J Trauma Acute Care Surg 72:119-22. 2012
..To meet these challenges, we organized a geriatric trauma unit specifically designed with a multidisciplinary approach to take a more aggressive stance to the care of the geriatric trauma patient...
- Who will cover the cost of undocumented immigrant trauma care?
Christopher D Mitchell
Department of Surgery, Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75203, USA
J Trauma Acute Care Surg 72:609-12; discussion 612-3. 2012
..The PPACA details a cut of DSH funds starting in 2014. This could impose a significant financial burden on trauma centers...
- Resident fatigue in 2010: where is the beef?
Maria Veronica Hegar
General Surgery Residency Program, Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75203, USA
Am J Surg 202:727-31; discussion 731-2. 2011
..Previous studies have shown some decrement in post-call task performance. We designed a study to evaluate if these decrements still exist in 2010 and to determine specifically when they occur...
- Have echocardiograms affected recommended therapy in geriatric trauma patients?
Medical Education Department, Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
J Trauma Nurs 21:150-2. 2014
..The utility of this in the trauma setting remains unclear. We sought to identify the role of preoperative echocardiograms (echo) in geriatric trauma patients...
- A multicenter, simulation-based skills training collaborative using shared GI Mentor II systems: results from the Texas Association of Surgical Skills Laboratories (TASSL) flexible endoscopy curriculum
Kent R Van Sickle
Department of Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio UTHSCSA, 7703 Floyd Curl, Mail Code 7840, San Antonio, TX 78229 3900, USA
Surg Endosc 25:2980-6. 2011
- Should age be a factor to change from a level II to a level I trauma activation?
Vanessa K Shifflette
Department of General Surgery, Methodist Health System, Dallas, Texas 75203, USA
J Trauma 69:88-92. 2010
..Should patients older than 60 years with multiple injuries and/or a significant mechanism of injury be considered as part of the criteria for Level I activation? Would these patients benefit from a higher level of activation?..
- What's the hold up? Factors contributing to delays in discharge of trauma patients after medical clearance
Jeffrey R Watkins
Department of Surgery, Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA Electronic address
Am J Surg 208:969-73; discussion 972-3. 2014
..One area of potential savings in healthcare spending is the identification of nonmedical delays in discharge. The purpose of this study was to identify factors associated with discharge delays...