Affiliation: University of Arizona
- Management of acute mild gallstone pancreatitis under acute care surgery: should patients be admitted to the surgery or medicine service?Narong Kulvatunyou
Division of Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Room 5411, 1501 North Campbell Avenue, PO Box 245603, Tucson, AZ 85727 5063, USA Electronic address
Am J Surg 208:981-7; discussion 986-7. 2014..We hypothesized that patients with acute mild gallstone pancreatitis (GSP) admitted to surgery (SUR; vs medicine [MED]) had a shorter time to surgery, shorter hospital length of stay (HLOS), and lower costs...
- 14 French pigtail catheters placed by surgeons to drain blood on trauma patients: is 14-Fr too small?Narong Kulvatunyou
Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
J Trauma Acute Care Surg 73:1423-7. 2012..We hypothesized that 14F PCs can drain blood as well as large-bore 32F to 40F chest tubes. We herein report our early case series experience with PCs in the management of traumatic HTX and HPTX...
- A prospective cohort study of 200 acute care gallbladder surgeries: the same disease but a different approachNarong Kulvatunyou
Division of Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85727 5063, USA
J Trauma Acute Care Surg 73:1039-45. 2012..We hypothesized that, because preoperative signs and diagnostic tests are not sensitive enough to diagnose AC, coupled with the potential health care burden of non-AC gallbladder, surgery may be offered sooner...
- Incidence and pattern of cervical spine injury in blunt assault: it is not how they are hit, but how they fallNarong Kulvatunyou
Division of Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85727, USA
J Trauma Acute Care Surg 72:271-5. 2012..In blunt assault to the head or face, IE is low; hence, the reported incidence of CSI is low. The goal of our study was to identify the incidence, pattern, and outcome of CSI in blunt assaulted patients...
- Decreased use of cervical spine clearance in blunt trauma: the implication of the injury mechanism and distracting injuryN Kulvatunyou
Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85724 5056, USA
Accid Anal Prev 42:1151-5. 2010..The objective of this study was to identify clinical factors, in particular, the injury mechanism and the distracting injuries, which may be associated with CSI. The knowledge may help to improve the use of CC...
- Two-year experience of using pigtail catheters to treat traumatic pneumothorax: a changing trendNarong Kulvatunyou
Division of Trauma, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85727, USA
J Trauma 71:1104-7; discussion 1107. 2011..Pigtail catheters (PCs) are smaller and less invasive; they have worked well in patients with nontraumatic pneumothorax (PTX). The purpose of this study was to review our early experience of PC use in trauma patients...
- Use of a handheld, semiconductor (cadmium zinc telluride)-based gamma camera in navigation surgery for primary hyperparathyroidismTakaaki Fujii
Division of Clinical Radiology, Graduate School of Medicine, Gunma University, Gunma, Japan
Am Surg 77:690-3. 2011..The eZ-SCOPE is useful for skin marking and could be easily applied for minimally invasive radioguided parathyroidectomy in scan-positive cases...
- Defining incidence and outcome of contrast-induced nephropathy among trauma: is it overhyped?Narong Kulvatunyou
Division of Acute Care Surgery, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona, USA
Am Surg 77:686-9. 2011..All but two serum Cr levels peaked within 48 hours; all returned to baseline. One patient with an underlying congenital kidney disease required temporary dialysis. CIN incidence in trauma is low and the clinical course is benign...
- Seatbelt triad: severe abdominal wall disruption, hollow viscus injury, and major vascular injuryNarong Kulvatunyou
Division of Acute Care SurUniversity of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ 85727 5063, USA
Am Surg 77:534-8. 2011..We present a small case series involving those three clinical features with the goal of preventing a future missed diagnosis of the distal abdominal aortic injury in particular...
- Age and mortality after injury: is the association linear?R S Friese
Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Burn and Emergency Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona College of Medicine, 1501 N Campbell Ave, Room 5411, P O Box 245063, Tucson, AZ, 85727, USA
Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg 40:567-72. 2014..An inflection point, or an age at which outcomes begin to differ, has not been previously described. We hypothesized that the relationship between age and mortality after injury is non-linear and an inflection point exists...
- Randomized clinical trial of pigtail catheter versus chest tube in injured patients with uncomplicated traumatic pneumothoraxN Kulvatunyou
Division of Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, 1501 North Campbell Avenue, Room 5411, PO Box 245063, Tucson, Arizona 85724 5063, USA
Br J Surg 101:17-22. 2014..This study was conducted to compare tube-site pain following pigtail catheter or chest tube insertion in patients with uncomplicated traumatic pneumothorax...