Peter J Fagenholz

Summary

Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint High-altitude pulmonary edema and patent foramen ovale
    Peter J Fagenholz
    JAMA 297:1432; author reply 1432-3. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Ultrasound for high altitude research
    Peter J Fagenholz
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Ultrasound Med Biol 38:1-12. 2012
  3. pmc National study of United States emergency department visits for acute pancreatitis, 1993-2003
    Peter J Fagenholz
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Emerg Med 7:1. 2007
  4. doi request reprint Acute inflammatory surgical disease
    Peter J Fagenholz
    Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, 165 Cambridge Street, CPZ 810, Boston, MA 02114, USA Electronic address
    Surg Clin North Am 94:1-30. 2014
  5. doi request reprint Systemic local anaesthetic toxicity from continuous thoracic paravertebral block
    P J Fagenholz
    Department of Anaesthesia, Theatres and Pain Medicine, Royal Infirmary Edinburgh, 51 LittleFrance Crescent, Edinburgh, EH16 4SU, UK
    Br J Anaesth 109:260-2. 2012
  6. pmc Laparoscopic treatment of bowel obstruction due to a bezoar in a Meckel's diverticulum
    Peter J Fagenholz
    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    JSLS 15:562-4. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Optic nerve sheath diameter correlates with the presence and severity of acute mountain sickness: evidence for increased intracranial pressure
    Peter J Fagenholz
    Himalayan Rescue Association, Pheriche Clinic, Spring Season 2006, Nepal
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 106:1207-11. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Evidence for increased intracranial pressure in high altitude pulmonary edema
    Peter J Fagenholz
    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    High Alt Med Biol 8:331-6. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Arterial thrombosis at high altitude resulting in loss of limb
    Peter J Fagenholz
    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02140, USA
    High Alt Med Biol 8:340-7. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Intraoperative Adverse Events in Abdominal Surgery: What Happens in the Operating Room Does Not Stay in the Operating Room
    Jordan D Bohnen
    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA Department of Surgery, Medstar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC Department of Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR Codman Center for Clinical Effectiveness in Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
    Ann Surg . 2016

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Publications32

  1. ncbi request reprint High-altitude pulmonary edema and patent foramen ovale
    Peter J Fagenholz
    JAMA 297:1432; author reply 1432-3. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Ultrasound for high altitude research
    Peter J Fagenholz
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Ultrasound Med Biol 38:1-12. 2012
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  3. pmc National study of United States emergency department visits for acute pancreatitis, 1993-2003
    Peter J Fagenholz
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Emerg Med 7:1. 2007
    ..The epidemiology of acute pancreatitis in the United States is largely unknown, particularly episodes that lead to an emergency department (ED) visit. We sought to address this gap and describe ED practice patterns...
  4. doi request reprint Acute inflammatory surgical disease
    Peter J Fagenholz
    Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, 165 Cambridge Street, CPZ 810, Boston, MA 02114, USA Electronic address
    Surg Clin North Am 94:1-30. 2014
    ..This article discusses the diagnosis, management, and treatment of appendicitis, acute cholecystitis/cholangitis, acute pancreatitis, diverticulitis, and Clostridium difficile colitis. ..
  5. doi request reprint Systemic local anaesthetic toxicity from continuous thoracic paravertebral block
    P J Fagenholz
    Department of Anaesthesia, Theatres and Pain Medicine, Royal Infirmary Edinburgh, 51 LittleFrance Crescent, Edinburgh, EH16 4SU, UK
    Br J Anaesth 109:260-2. 2012
    ..Postoperative delirium was a diagnostic confounder. We discuss the potential causes and means of avoiding similar complications in the future...
  6. pmc Laparoscopic treatment of bowel obstruction due to a bezoar in a Meckel's diverticulum
    Peter J Fagenholz
    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    JSLS 15:562-4. 2011
    ..More generally, it provides an example of the feasibility and utility of a laparoscopic approach to small bowel obstructions of unknown causes...
  7. doi request reprint Optic nerve sheath diameter correlates with the presence and severity of acute mountain sickness: evidence for increased intracranial pressure
    Peter J Fagenholz
    Himalayan Rescue Association, Pheriche Clinic, Spring Season 2006, Nepal
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 106:1207-11. 2009
    ..84, P < 0.001). Optic nerve sheath diameter, a proxy for intracranial pressure, is associated with the presence and severity of AMS...
  8. ncbi request reprint Evidence for increased intracranial pressure in high altitude pulmonary edema
    Peter J Fagenholz
    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    High Alt Med Biol 8:331-6. 2007
    ..007). In the four HAPE patients with repeat exams, ONSD decreased by 17% +/- 15% (95% CI 4-30%) between admission and discharge. We conclude that HAPE is associated with increased ONSD, a surrogate measure of increased ICP...
  9. ncbi request reprint Arterial thrombosis at high altitude resulting in loss of limb
    Peter J Fagenholz
    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02140, USA
    High Alt Med Biol 8:340-7. 2007
    ..We discuss the treatment of this problem and the application of Doppler ultrasonography in a wilderness setting...
  10. ncbi request reprint Intraoperative Adverse Events in Abdominal Surgery: What Happens in the Operating Room Does Not Stay in the Operating Room
    Jordan D Bohnen
    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA Department of Surgery, Medstar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC Department of Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR Codman Center for Clinical Effectiveness in Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
    Ann Surg . 2016
    ..We hypothesized that iAEs would be associated with significant increases in each outcome...
  11. ncbi request reprint Treatment of high altitude pulmonary edema at 4240 m in Nepal
    Peter J Fagenholz
    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    High Alt Med Biol 8:139-46. 2007
    ..We conclude it is possible to treat even serious HAPE at 4240 m and discuss the significance of the predominance of Nepali patients seen in this series...
  12. ncbi request reprint Direct medical costs of acute pancreatitis hospitalizations in the United States
    Peter J Fagenholz
    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Pancreas 35:302-7. 2007
    ..To determine the direct medical costs of hospitalizations for acute pancreatitis in the United States and analyze the demographic characteristics of hospitalized patients...
  13. doi request reprint Derivation and validation of a novel Emergency Surgery Acuity Score (ESAS)
    Naveen F Sangji
    From the Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care N F S, J D B, E P R, D D Y, D R K, M D, K B, P J F, G C V, H M A K, Department of Surgery, and Codman Center for Clinical Effectiveness in Surgery N F S, D C C, H M A K, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachussetts
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 81:213-20. 2016
    ..There currently exists no preoperative risk stratification system for emergency surgery (ES). We sought to develop an Emergency Surgery Acuity Score (ESAS) that helps predict perioperative mortality in ES patients...
  14. doi request reprint Fulminant Clostridium difficile colitis: prospective development of a risk scoring system
    Gwendolyn M van der Wilden
    From the Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Critical Care G M V D W, C C, M S, D D Y, D R K, M A d M, P J F, G C V, Department of Surgery, and Division of Biostatistics Y C, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts Department of Trauma Surgery G M V D W, I B S, Leiden University Medical Center and Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 76:424-30. 2014
    ..No system exists to rapidly identify patients at risk for developing fCDC and possibly in need of surgical intervention. Our aim was to design a simple and accurate risk scoring system (RSS) for daily clinical practice...
  15. doi request reprint Delayed laparotomy after selective non-operative management of penetrating abdominal injuries
    Miroslav P Peev
    Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 165 Cambridge Street, Suite 810, Boston, MA, 02114, USA
    World J Surg 39:380-6. 2015
    ..The aim of this study is to determine whether such patients suffer adverse sequelae because of delays in diagnosis and treatment when managed under a structured SNOM protocol...
  16. doi request reprint Abscess due to perforated appendicitis: factors associated with successful percutaneous drainage
    Peter J Fagenholz
    Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, 165 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA, 02114, USA Electronic address
    Am J Surg 212:794-798. 2016
    ..Percutaneous drainage is the standard treatment for perforated appendicitis with abscess. We studied factors associated with complete resolution (CR) with percutaneous drainage alone...
  17. ncbi request reprint Increasing United States hospital admissions for acute pancreatitis, 1988-2003
    Peter J Fagenholz
    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 17:491-7. 2007
    ..To examine the epidemiology of hospital admissions for acute pancreatitis in the United States...
  18. ncbi request reprint Chest ultrasonography for the diagnosis and monitoring of high-altitude pulmonary edema
    Peter J Fagenholz
    MFA, Department of Emergency Medicine, Clinics 115, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit St, Boston, MA 02140, USA
    Chest 131:1013-8. 2007
    ..This is the first report describing its use for the diagnosis and monitoring of high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE), the leading cause of death from altitude illness...
  19. ncbi request reprint New-onset anxiety disorders at high altitude
    Peter J Fagenholz
    Departments of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02140, USA
    Wilderness Environ Med 18:312-6. 2007
    ..We describe a series of patients with new-onset anxiety disorders at high altitude treated at the Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) clinic in Pheriche, Nepal (4240 m) in the spring season of 2006...
  20. ncbi request reprint Low baseline (pre-injury) blood pressure predicts inpatient mortality in elderly trauma patients: A bi-institutional study
    Jordan D Bohnen
    From the Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care J D B, E P R, R T L, H M A K, D D Y, D R K, P J F, K L B, G C V, M d M, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts Codman Center for Clinical Effectiveness in Surgery D C C, H M A K, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts Department of Surgery E P R, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon and Division of Trauma, Burn, and Surgical Critical Care O A O, R A, A s, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 81:1142-1149. 2016
    ..e., pre-injury) blood pressure and trauma outcomes in elderly patients is unknown. We therefore aimed to identify the independent impact of baseline systolic blood pressure (SBP) on inpatient mortality among elderly trauma patients...
  21. doi request reprint Computed Tomography Is More Sensitive than Ultrasound for the Diagnosis of Acute Cholecystitis
    Peter J Fagenholz
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 16:509-12. 2015
    ..We hypothesized that CT is more sensitive than US for diagnosing AC...
  22. doi request reprint Additional Imaging in Alert Trauma Patients with Cervical Spine Tenderness and a Negative Computed Tomographic Scan: Is it Needed?
    Michael N Mavros
    Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    World J Surg 39:2685-90. 2015
    ..The value of additional imaging in clearing the cervical spine (C-spine) of alert trauma patients with tenderness on clinical exam and a negative computed tomographic (CT) scan is still unclear...
  23. doi request reprint The financial impact of intraoperative adverse events in abdominal surgery
    Elie P Ramly
    Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
    Surgery 158:1382-8. 2015
    ..Little evidence currently exists regarding the clinical or financial impact of intraoperative adverse events (iAEs). We sought to study the additional health care charges attributable to the occurrence of an iAE...
  24. doi request reprint Vitamin D status and severity of Clostridium difficile infections: a prospective cohort study in hospitalized adults
    Gwendolyn M van der Wilden
    Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston Department of Surgery and Trauma Surgery, Leiden University Medical Center and Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands
    JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr 39:465-70. 2015
    ..Preliminary studies suggest an association between vitamin D status and C difficile infections (CDIs). Our goal was to investigate whether serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) levels are associated with CDI severity...
  25. doi request reprint Real-time heart rate entropy predicts the need for lifesaving interventions in trauma activation patients
    Ali Y Mejaddam
    From the Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 75:607-12. 2013
    ..We hypothesized that real-time HRC would predict LSIs...
  26. doi request reprint Single-stage cholecystectomy at the time of pancreatic necrosectomy is safe and prevents future biliary complications: a 20-year single institutional experience with 217 consecutive patients
    Zhi Ven Fong
    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 19:32-7; discussion 37-8. 2015
    ..We sought to determine the safety of single-stage CCY performed at the time of necrosectomy and its effectiveness in preventing subsequent biliary complications...
  27. ncbi request reprint National study of Emergency Department visits for burn injuries, 1993 to 2004
    Peter J Fagenholz
    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Burn Care Res 28:681-90. 2007
    ..Collaboration between burn specialists and Emergency Department personnel should focus on the care of these types of injuries...
  28. doi request reprint Prolonged emergency department length of stay is not associated with worse outcomes in traumatic brain injury
    Ali Y Mejaddam
    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Emerg Med 45:384-91. 2013
    ..However, the relationship between EDLOS and outcomes in traumatic brain injury (TBI) has not been examined...
  29. doi request reprint Combined endoscopic trangastric drainage and video assisted retroperitoneal pancreatic debridement - The best of both worlds for extensive pancreatic necrosis with enteric fistulae
    Peter J Fagenholz
    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA Electronic address
    Pancreatology 16:788-90. 2016
    ..We are not aware of any reports of combining these techniques and believe the combination offers a minimally invasive approach for patients with extensive necrosis and a high likelihood of enteric or pancreatic fistulas. ..
  30. doi request reprint The influence of anesthesia on heart rate complexity during elective and urgent surgery in 128 patients
    Leily Naraghi
    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, and, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Crit Care 30:145-9. 2015
    ..We investigated the effects of anesthesia on SampEn during elective and urgent surgical procedures. We hypothesized that SampEn is reduced by general anesthesia...
  31. doi request reprint A contemporary series of patients undergoing open debridement for necrotizing pancreatitis
    Arin L Madenci
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma Emergency Surgery and Critical Care, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Am J Surg 208:324-31. 2014
    ..We present a contemporary series of open necrosectomies as a benchmark for newer techniques...