abdominal injuries

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Summary: General or unspecified injuries involving organs in the abdominal cavity.

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  1. doi Temporary abdominal closure techniques: a prospective randomized trial comparing polyglactin 910 mesh and vacuum-assisted closure
    Tiffany K Bee
    Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee 38163, USA
    J Trauma 65:337-42; discussion 342-4. 2008
  2. ncbi Negative-pressure wound therapy for critically ill adults with open abdominal wounds: a systematic review
    Derek J Roberts
    Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 73:629-39. 2012
  3. doi Survival trends and predictors of mortality in severe pelvic trauma: estimates from the German Pelvic Trauma Registry Initiative
    Tim Pohlemann
    Department of Trauma, Hand, and Reconstructive Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Saarland University, Homburg, Saar, Germany
    Injury 42:997-1002. 2011
  4. ncbi Experience with vacuum-pack temporary abdominal wound closure in 258 trauma and general and vascular surgical patients
    Donald E Barker
    Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga, TN 37403, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:784-92; discussion 792-3. 2007
  5. ncbi Traumatic abdominal wall hernia: epidemiology and clinical implications
    Fernando A C Spencer Netto
    Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Trauma 61:1058-61. 2006
  6. ncbi Pelvic fractures: epidemiology and predictors of associated abdominal injuries and outcomes
    Demetrios Demetriades
    Department of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 195:1-10. 2002
  7. ncbi Employing vasopressin as an adjunct vasopressor in uncontrolled traumatic hemorrhagic shock. Three cases and a brief analysis of the literature
    A C Krismer
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria
    Anaesthesist 54:220-4. 2005
  8. doi Impact of closure at the first take back: complication burden and potential overutilization of damage control laparotomy
    Quinton M Hatch
    Department of Surgery, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Trauma 71:1503-11. 2011
  9. ncbi The use of vacuum-assisted closure of abdominal wounds: a word of caution
    M Rao
    Department of Colorectal Surgery, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK
    Colorectal Dis 9:266-8. 2007
  10. ncbi Temporary closure of open abdominal wounds by the modified sandwich-vacuum pack technique
    P H Navsaria
    Trauma Unit, Department of Surgery, Groote Schuur Hospital and the University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Br J Surg 90:718-22. 2003

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  1. doi Temporary abdominal closure techniques: a prospective randomized trial comparing polyglactin 910 mesh and vacuum-assisted closure
    Tiffany K Bee
    Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee 38163, USA
    J Trauma 65:337-42; discussion 342-4. 2008
    ..Some advocate polyglactin mesh (MESH), while others favor vacuum-assisted closure (VAC). We performed a single institution prospective randomized trial comparing morbidity and mortality differences between MESH and VAC...
  2. ncbi Negative-pressure wound therapy for critically ill adults with open abdominal wounds: a systematic review
    Derek J Roberts
    Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 73:629-39. 2012
    ..We sought to determine the comparative efficacy and safety of NPWT versus alternate temporary abdominal closure (TAC) techniques in critically ill adults with open abdominal wounds...
  3. doi Survival trends and predictors of mortality in severe pelvic trauma: estimates from the German Pelvic Trauma Registry Initiative
    Tim Pohlemann
    Department of Trauma, Hand, and Reconstructive Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Saarland University, Homburg, Saar, Germany
    Injury 42:997-1002. 2011
    ..To determine longitudinal trends in mortality, and the contribution of specific injury characteristics and treatment modalities to the risk of a fatal outcome after severe and complex pelvic trauma...
  4. ncbi Experience with vacuum-pack temporary abdominal wound closure in 258 trauma and general and vascular surgical patients
    Donald E Barker
    Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga, TN 37403, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:784-92; discussion 792-3. 2007
    ..We have previously reported our experience with a vacuum-pack in trauma patients and have expanded its use to general and vascular surgery patients...
  5. ncbi Traumatic abdominal wall hernia: epidemiology and clinical implications
    Fernando A C Spencer Netto
    Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Trauma 61:1058-61. 2006
    ..As such, this study was undertaken to assess the clinical sequelae of operative versus nonoperative management of TAWH, and whether certain patient or injury characteristics are predictive of the need for early surgery...
  6. ncbi Pelvic fractures: epidemiology and predictors of associated abdominal injuries and outcomes
    Demetrios Demetriades
    Department of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 195:1-10. 2002
    ..Pelvic fractures are often associated with major intraabdominal injuries or severe bleeding from the fracture site...
  7. ncbi Employing vasopressin as an adjunct vasopressor in uncontrolled traumatic hemorrhagic shock. Three cases and a brief analysis of the literature
    A C Krismer
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria
    Anaesthesist 54:220-4. 2005
    ..The patient underwent multiple surgical procedures, developed multi-organ failure, but was finally discharged from the critical care unit without neurological damage...
  8. doi Impact of closure at the first take back: complication burden and potential overutilization of damage control laparotomy
    Quinton M Hatch
    Department of Surgery, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Trauma 71:1503-11. 2011
    ....
  9. ncbi The use of vacuum-assisted closure of abdominal wounds: a word of caution
    M Rao
    Department of Colorectal Surgery, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK
    Colorectal Dis 9:266-8. 2007
    ..Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) has been used in our centre to aid the closure of abdominal wounds. The aim of this study was to examine the clinical outcome of patients in whom VAC therapy had been used in conjunction with laparostomy...
  10. ncbi Temporary closure of open abdominal wounds by the modified sandwich-vacuum pack technique
    P H Navsaria
    Trauma Unit, Department of Surgery, Groote Schuur Hospital and the University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Br J Surg 90:718-22. 2003
    ..A 5-year experience with the modified sandwich-vacuum pack technique, using an opened 3-litre urological irrigation bag and continuous high-pressure suction, for temporary abdominal wall closure is presented...
  11. ncbi CT cystography in the evaluation of major bladder trauma
    J P Vaccaro
    Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Brown University School of Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital, 593 Eddy St, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Radiographics 20:1373-81. 2000
    ..Familiarity with these CT cystographic features allows accurate classification of bladder injury and allows prompt, effective treatment with less radiation exposure than and without the added cost of conventional cystography...
  12. ncbi Handlebar hernia: ultrasonography-aided diagnosis
    J E Losanoff
    Department of Surgery, Health Sciences Center, University of Columbia School of Medicine, MO 65212, USA
    Hernia 6:36-8. 2002
    ..The case presented here demonstrates the value of bedside ultrasonography in diagnosis confirmation and surgical planning for this condition...
  13. doi The management of the open abdomen in trauma and emergency general surgery: part 1-damage control
    Jose J Diaz
    Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1211 21st Avenue South, 404 Medical Arts Building, Nashville, TN 37212, USA
    J Trauma 68:1425-38. 2010
    ..Only damage control is presented in this study. Part 1 is divided into indications for the open abdomen, temporary abdominal closure, staged abdominal repair, and nutrition support of the open abdomen...
  14. ncbi One hundred percent fascial approximation with sequential abdominal closure of the open abdomen
    C Clay Cothren
    Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, MC 0206, CO 80204, USA
    Am J Surg 192:238-42. 2006
    ..We performed a modification of the vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) technique that provided constant fascial tension, hypothesizing this would result in a higher rate of primary fascial closure...
  15. doi Routine versus selective multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) in blunt trauma patients: level of agreement on the influence of additional findings on management
    Jaap Deunk
    Department of Surgery and Trauma, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Trauma 67:1080-6. 2009
    ..This study was performed to determine the agreement between and within surgeons concerning the influence on treatment plan of routine versus selective multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) findings in blunt trauma patients...
  16. ncbi Mechanism of acute ascites formation after trauma resuscitation
    John C Mayberry
    Department of Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland 97239, USA
    Arch Surg 138:773-6. 2003
    ..Severely injured patients have been observed to acutely develop ascites; however, the pathogenesis of this rare phenomenon is poorly understood...
  17. doi A ten-year review of enterocutaneous fistulas after laparotomy for trauma
    Peter E Fischer
    Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee 38163, USA
    J Trauma 67:924-8. 2009
    ..This study is the largest series of ECFs reported exclusively caused by trauma and examines the characteristics unique to this population...
  18. ncbi Assessing the true risk of abdominal solid organ injury in hospitalized rib fracture patients
    E Shweiki
    Department of General Surgery Trauma, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Trauma 50:684-8. 2001
    ..This study was designed to assess if in fact this is true, and to try and define other factors that increased the risk of ASOI in rib fracture patients...
  19. ncbi Damage control surgery for severe thoracic and abdominal injuries
    Huang Xian-kai
    Deptartment of Trauma Surgery, Research Institute of Surgery, Daping Hospital, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing 400042, China
    Chin J Traumatol 10:279-83. 2007
    To investigate the application of damage control surgery in treatment of patients with severe thoracic and abdominal injuries.
  20. pmc Imaging and transcatheter arterial embolization for traumatic splenic injuries: review of the literature
    Antony Raikhlin
    University of Toronto Radiology Residency Training Program, Toronto, Ontario
    Can J Surg 51:464-72. 2008
    ..We review technical considerations, indications, efficacy and complication rates. We also propose an algorithm to guide the use of angiography and splenic embolization in patients with traumatic splenic injury...
  21. doi Abdominal injuries in pregnancy: a 155-month study at two level 1 trauma centers
    Patrizio Petrone
    Division of Acute Care Surgery Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, LAC USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, United States
    Injury 42:47-9. 2011
    ..Trauma in pregnancy is the leading cause of non-obstetrical maternal death and remains a major cause of fetal demise. The objective of this study was to examine the outcomes of pregnant patients sustaining abdominal injury...
  22. ncbi Helical computed tomography of bowel and mesenteric injuries
    K L Killeen
    Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Maryland Medical System and Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, Maryland 21201-1595, USA
    J Trauma 51:26-36. 2001
    ..However, it is less accurate in predicting the need for surgical exploration in mesenteric injuries alone...
  23. ncbi CT of blunt trauma bowel and mesenteric injury: typical findings and pitfalls in diagnosis
    J M Brody
    Departments of Diagnostic Imaging, Brown University School of Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital, 593 Eddy St, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Radiographics 20:1525-36; discussion 1536-7. 2000
    ..Examples of observation and interpretation errors are also provided to highlight pitfalls encountered in the evaluation of abdominopelvic CT scans in patients after blunt trauma...
  24. ncbi Diagnosis of bowel and mesenteric injuries in blunt abdominal trauma: a prospective study
    Fabrice Menegaux
    Department of General Surgery, Groupe Hospitalier Pitie Salpetriere, Assistance Publique Hopitaux de Paris AP HP, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie Paris VI, France
    Am J Emerg Med 24:19-24. 2006
    ..The aim of our study was to test a new algorithm for BBMI diagnosis using abdominal ultrasonography (AUS), computed tomography (CT), and diagnostic peritoneal lavage (DPL)...
  25. doi Open abdominal management after damage-control laparotomy for trauma: a prospective observational American Association for the Surgery of Trauma multicenter study
    Joseph J Dubose
    R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 74:113-20; discussion 1120-2. 2013
    ....
  26. ncbi Intra-abdominal free fluid without solid organ injury in blunt abdominal trauma: an indication for laparotomy
    Alexander K T Ng
    Department of Surgery, Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Trauma 52:1134-40. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence and significance of this finding...
  27. ncbi [Non-surgical management of patients with blunt abdominal injury: the role of angiography]
    Cl Turculet
    Spitalul Clinic de Urgenţă Floreasca
    Chirurgia (Bucur) 103:79-85. 2008
    ..We evaluated the efficacy of nonsurgical management of patients with blunt hepatic or renal injury using detailed angiographic examinations and transcatheter arterial embolization...
  28. doi Angioembolization and laparotomy for patients with concomitant pelvic arterial hemorrhage and blunt abdominal trauma
    Jen Feng Fang
    Trauma and Critical Care Center, Department of Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, 5, Fu Hsing Street, Kweishan, Taoyuan, Taiwan
    Langenbecks Arch Surg 396:243-50. 2011
    ..Treatment of patients with concomitant pelvic arterial hemorrhage and blunt abdominal trauma (BAT) is challenging. Controversies remain over the diagnostic approach and the priority of available treatment resources...
  29. ncbi A comprehensive renal injury concept based on a validated finite element model of the human abdomen
    Jess G Snedeker
    Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University and ETH Zurich, and Department of Surgery, Geneva University Hospital, Switzerland
    J Trauma 62:1240-9. 2007
    ....
  30. ncbi Risk indicators of morbidity and mortality in abdominal injuries
    P Musau
    General Surgeon, Department of Surgery, Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, P O Box 4606 30100, Eldoret, Kenya
    East Afr Med J 83:644-50. 2006
    To establish the risk factors for morbidity and mortality in patients with abdominal injuries.
  31. ncbi Evaluating blunt abdominal trauma with sonography: a cost analysis
    M G McKenney
    Department of Surgery, University of Miami School of Medicine, Florida 33101, USA
    Am Surg 67:930-4. 2001
    ..This effect results chiefly from an eight-fold reduction in the use of DPL, and a two-fold reduction in the use of CT...
  32. ncbi Constitutive modelling of abdominal organs
    K Miller
    Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, The University of Western Australia, Nedlands Perth, Australia
    J Biomech 33:367-73. 2000
    ..2 and 22.5 s(-1). Similar models can find applications in computer and robot assisted surgery, e.g. the realistic simulation of surgical procedures (including virtual reality) and non-rigid registration...
  33. doi Does this adult patient have a blunt intra-abdominal injury?
    Daniel K Nishijima
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, USA
    JAMA 307:1517-27. 2012
    Blunt abdominal trauma often presents a substantial diagnostic challenge. Well-informed clinical examination can identify patients who require further diagnostic evaluation for intra-abdominal injuries after blunt abdominal trauma.
  34. ncbi Triage in the trauma bay with the focused abdominal sonography for trauma (FAST) examination
    M Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, North Shore University Hospital, 300 Community Drive, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
    J Emerg Med 21:41-4. 2001
    ..The FAST examination helped us to accurately determine which of the two patients required operative intervention first, despite that patient's appearance of relative hemodynamic stability in comparison to the other stabbing victim...
  35. doi Postinjury abdominal compartment syndrome: are we winning the battle?
    Zsolt J Balogh
    Department of Traumatology, Division of Surgery, John Hunter Hospital and University of Newcastle, Locked Bag 1, Hunter Region Mail Centre, Newcastle, NSW, 2300, Australia
    World J Surg 33:1134-41. 2009
    ..Later, a more elusive type of ACS was recognized, which develops without abdominal injuries (secondary ACS)...
  36. ncbi Bladder rupture after blunt trauma: guidelines for diagnostic imaging
    A F Morey
    Urology Service, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234-6360, USA
    J Trauma 51:683-6. 2001
    ..Patients with isolated hematuria and no physical signs of lower urinary tract injury may be spared the morbidity, time, and expense of immediate cystographic evaluation...
  37. ncbi Pediatric pancreatic trauma: predictors of nonoperative management failure and associated outcomes
    Kelly D Mattix
    Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 42:340-4. 2007
    ..Blunt pancreatic trauma tends to require operative intervention more frequently. We sought to identify predictors of failure of NOM and compare the outcome of operative management against NOM...
  38. doi Clinical prediction rules for identifying adults at very low risk for intra-abdominal injuries after blunt trauma
    James F Holmes
    Department of Emergency Medicine, UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA 95817 2282, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 54:575-84. 2009
    We derive and validate clinical prediction rules to identify adult patients at very low risk for intra-abdominal injuries after blunt torso trauma.
  39. ncbi [Experimental studies on the wounding capacity of recently developed shuriken/throwing stars and their legal categorization--an interdisciplinary view]
    Mattias Kettner
    Institut für Rechtsmedizin der Universität Frankfurt am Main
    Arch Kriminol 225:167-80. 2010
    ..The findings of this study should promote a public discussion whether the ban on traditional shuriken should be extended to the recently developed types...
  40. ncbi Risk factors for hepatic morbidity following nonoperative management: multicenter study
    Rosemary A Kozar
    University of Texas, Houston 77030, USA
    Arch Surg 141:451-8; discussion 458-9. 2006
    ..Early risk factors for hepatic-related morbidity in patients undergoing initial nonoperative management of complex blunt hepatic injuries can be accurately identified...
  41. pmc Prospective evaluation of vacuum-assisted fascial closure after open abdomen: planned ventral hernia rate is substantially reduced
    Preston R Miller
    Department of Surgery, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Ann Surg 239:608-14; discussion 614-6. 2004
    ..The goal of this report is to examine the success of vacuum-assisted fascial closure (VAFC) under a carefully applied protocol in abdominal closure after open abdomen...
  42. ncbi Complications after 344 damage-control open celiotomies
    Richard S Miller
    Section of Surgical Sciences, Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37212, USA
    J Trauma 59:1365-71; discussion 1371-4. 2005
    ..We reviewed our experience with the open abdomen and hypothesized that the known high wound complication rates were related to the timing and method of wound closure...
  43. ncbi [Vacuum pack technique--a good method for temporal abdominal closure]
    Christine Gaarder
    Gastrokirurgisk avdeling, Ulleval universitetssykehus, 0407 Oslo
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 124:2760-2. 2004
    ..To avoid the development of abdominal compartment syndrome, temporary abdominal closure (TAC) should be considered after celiotomy for trauma. A new method for TAC was introduced at Ullevaal University Hospital in 2002, the "vac pac"...
  44. ncbi 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...
  45. ncbi Advances in abdominal trauma
    Jennifer L Isenhour
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Carolinas Medical Center, 1000 Blythe Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
    Emerg Med Clin North Am 25:713-33, ix. 2007
    ....
  46. ncbi Management of destructive bowel injury in the open abdomen
    Marco Chavarria-Aguilar
    Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Erlanger Medical Center, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403, USA
    J Trauma 56:560-4. 2004
    ..We therefore reviewed our institutional experience for destructive bowel injury requiring open abdominal management with the vacuum pack technique (vac)...
  47. pmc Staged management of giant abdominal wall defects: acute and long-term results
    T Wright Jernigan
    Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 956 Court Avenue, Suite G228, Memphis, TN 38163, USA
    Ann Surg 238:349-55; discussion 355-7. 2003
    ..The purpose of this report is to analyze our experience with this technique applied to the treatment of patients with open abdomen and giant abdominal wall defects...
  48. ncbi Complementary roles of diagnostic peritoneal lavage and computed tomography in the evaluation of blunt abdominal trauma
    R P Gonzalez
    Department of Surgery, University of South Alabama, College of Medicine, Mobile, Alabama 36617 2293, USA
    J Trauma 51:1128-34; discussion 1134-6. 2001
    ..To assess in randomized prospective format sensitivity, laparotomy rate, and cost-effectiveness of using diagnostic peritoneal lavage (DPL) in a complementary role with computed tomography (CT) in the evaluation of blunt abdominal trauma...
  49. ncbi Handlebar hernia: traumatic abdominal wall hernia with multiple enterotomies. A case report and review of the literature
    Ludmila Haimovici
    Department of Surgery, Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY 11554, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 42:567-9. 2007
    ..Since then, 12 other cases have been reported. To the best of our knowledge, the case described here is the first documented case of an incarcerated handlebar hernia associated with a small bowel perforation and mesenteric disruption...
  50. pmc Increased depth of subcutaneous fat is protective against abdominal injuries in motor vehicle collisions
    Stewart C Wang
    Departments of Surgery and Radiology, Program for Injury Research and Education, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Annu Proc Assoc Adv Automot Med 47:545-59. 2003
    ..Our findings suggest that increased subcutaneous fat may be protective against injuries by cushioning the abdominal region against injurious forces in motor vehicle collisions...
  51. ncbi Clinical uses of diagnostic peritoneal lavage in stab wounds of the anterior abdomen: a prospective study
    Suvit Sriussadaporn
    Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
    Eur J Surg 168:490-3. 2002
    ....
  52. ncbi Profile of injuries arising from the 2005 Kashmir earthquake: the first 72 h
    J M Mulvey
    Department of Intensive Care Anaesthesia, The Tweed Hospital, Tweed Heads, NSW 2485, Australia
    Injury 39:554-60. 2008
    ..A small military hospital in Forward Kahuta, Pakistan, remained functional and was inundated with severely injured patients over 72h...
  53. ncbi Interventional techniques are useful adjuncts in nonoperative management of hepatic injuries
    E H Carrillo
    Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Kentucky 40292, USA
    J Trauma 46:619-22; discussion 622-4. 1999
    ....
  54. ncbi Identification of intra-abdominal injuries in children hospitalized following blunt torso trauma
    J F Holmes
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 6:799-806. 1999
    To determine the utility of the ED physical examination and laboratory analysis in screening hospitalized pediatric blunt trauma patients for intra-abdominal injuries (IAIs).
  55. ncbi Surveyed opinion of American trauma surgeons on the prevention of the abdominal compartment syndrome
    J C Mayberry
    Department of Surgery, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland 97201 3098, USA
    J Trauma 47:509-13; discussion 513-4. 1999
    ..To determine the current opinion of American trauma surgeons on the use of the open abdomen to prevent the abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS)...
  56. ncbi Abdominal injuries associated with lumbar spine fractures in blunt trauma
    R Rabinovici
    Department of Surgery, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Injury 30:471-4. 1999
    Specific analysis of the relationship between abdominal injuries and lumbar spine fractures has not yet been reported.
  57. doi Interleukin-22 detected in patients with abdominal sepsis
    Tobias M Bingold
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Therapy, Goethe University Frankfurt School of Medicine, Germany
    Shock 34:337-40. 2010
    ..Interleukin 22 produced in the course of abdominal sepsis may contribute to host defense and stabilization of mucosal barrier functions under conditions of systemic infection...
  58. doi Delayed repair for traumatic abdominal wall hernia: is it safe?
    I Sall
    Department of Digestive Surgery, Mohammed V Military Hospital, Mohammed V Medical School of Rabat, BP 10100, Rabat, Morocco
    Hernia 13:447-9. 2009
    ..For the moment, the timing of surgery in any TAWH should be considered differently according to the trauma, the wall defect, clinical and radiological findings, associated injuries, and the clinical status of the patient...
  59. ncbi Vacuum-assisted wound closure provides early fascial reapproximation in trauma patients with open abdomens
    G B Garner
    Department of Surgery, University of Texas-Houston Medical School, 6431 Fannin, Suite 4.164, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Surg 182:630-8. 2001
    ..6 VAWC dressing changes were performed. There were 2 wound infections, no eviscerations, and no enteric fistulas. CONCLUSIONS: Use of VAWC can safely achieve early fascial closure in more than 90% of trauma patients with open abdomens...
  60. ncbi When to operate on abdominal gunshot wounds
    A Salim
    Department of Surgery, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles 90033, USA
    Scand J Surg 91:62-6. 2002
    ..It was soon realized that not all penetrating abdominal injuries required an operation...
  61. ncbi Handlebar hernia masquerading as an inguinal haematoma
    N Fraser
    Department of Paediatric Surgery, Leeds General Infirmary, UK
    Hernia 6:39-41. 2002
    ..Suspicion should be raised by the immediate appearance of a mass above the inguinal canal following groin injury, particularly if the swelling then disappears with the patient supine...
  62. doi Severe abdominal injuries sustained in an adult wearing a pelvic seatbelt: a case report and review of the literature
    F O'Kelly
    Department of Academic Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
    Ir J Med Sci 177:385-7. 2008
    ..following road traffic accidents (RTA), we present a case in which the rear lap seatbelt caused severe abdominal injuries. It is evident that the current rear seat lapbelt system is an inferior design associated with a significant ..
  63. doi Use of laparoscopy in evaluation and treatment of penetrating and blunt abdominal injuries
    Gordie K Kaban
    Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Surg Innov 15:26-31. 2008
    ..Use of laparoscopy in selected patients with blunt and penetrating abdominal trauma is safe, minimizes nontherapeutic laparotomies, and allows for minimal invasive management of selected intra-abdominal injuries.
  64. ncbi Management strategies for the open abdomen: survey of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma membership
    A A MacLean
    Department of Surgery, New York Hospital of Queens, New York, New York, USA
    Acta Chir Belg 108:212-8. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study is to report results from a survey of members of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) on strategies for management of the open abdomen...
  65. doi Conservative management of a traumatic abdominal wall hernia after a bicycle handlebar injury (case report and literature review)
    Karen Litton
    Department of Surgery, Prince Charles Hospital Merthyr Tydfil CF479DT, Cardiff, Wales, UK
    J Pediatr Surg 43:e31-2. 2008
    ..We present a case of handelbar hernia, discuss its investigation and treatment and suggest that immediate surgical repair may not always be required...
  66. doi [Acute traumatic abdominal wall hernia after blunt abdominal trauma]
    D Brett
    Chirurgische Klinik und Poliklinik, Berufsgenossenschaftliches Universitätsklinikum Bergmannsheil, Bochum, Germany
    Unfallchirurg 111:361-4. 2008
    ..The typical location is found at anatomic weak areas in the lower abdomen. Often, significant intra-abdominal injuries or injuries of the pelvis and chest are associated...
  67. ncbi Surgical management of duodenal injuries in children
    Alan P Ladd
    J W Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Ind 46202, USA
    Surgery 132:748-52; discussion 751-3. 2002
    ..The goal of this study was to review current injury characteristics, severity, intervention, and outcome of duodenal injuries from a single, pediatric trauma facility...
  68. doi Evaluation of selective treatment of penetrating abdominal trauma
    Thomas M Schmelzer
    Department of General Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina 28203, USA
    J Surg Educ 65:340-5. 2008
    ..In penetrating abdominal trauma, diagnostic imaging and the application of selective clinical management may avoid negative celiotomy and improve outcome...
  69. ncbi Blunt abdominal trauma: performance of CT without oral contrast material
    Joshua W Stuhlfaut
    Department of Radiology, Boston University Medical Center, One Boston Medical Center Place, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Radiology 233:689-94. 2004
    ..To retrospectively evaluate multi-detector row computed tomography (CT) without oral contrast material for depiction of bowel and mesenteric injuries that require surgical repair in patients with blunt abdominal trauma...
  70. ncbi Traumatic lumbar hernia: report of cases and comprehensive review of the literature
    Bryan M Burt
    Departments of Surgery, New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, New York, USA
    J Trauma 57:1361-70. 2004
    ..Acute lumbar hernia secondary to blunt trauma is an uncommon injury of the abdominal wall and, when encountered, is a difficult challenge for the trauma surgeon...
  71. ncbi Non-operative management of abdominal stab wounds--an analysis of 186 patients
    Pradeep H Navsaria
    Trauma Centre, Department of Surgery, Groote Schuur Hospital, and Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town
    S Afr J Surg 45:128-30, 132. 2007
    ....
  72. ncbi Surgical complications and causes of death in trauma patients that require temporary abdominal closure
    José A Montalvo
    University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Puerto Rico Trauma Center, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Am Surg 71:219-24. 2005
    ..After multiple logistic regression analysis, increasing age and a numerically greater initial base deficit were found to be independent predictors of mortality in trauma patients that require TAC...
  73. doi The diagnosis of intraabdominal visceral injury
    Grace S Rozycki
    Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, USA
    J Trauma 68:1019-23. 2010
    ..Each has been validated and criticized but eventually had developed its own "niche" in the assessment of the injured patient. Finally, they have all withstood the test of time...
  74. ncbi Traumatic abdominal wall hernia: delayed presentation in two cases and a review of the literature
    H J Belgers
    Department of General Surgery, Maasland Hospital, PO Box 5500, 6130MB, Sittard, The Netherlands
    Hernia 9:388-91. 2005
    ..In this article we report the delayed diagnosis of a TAWH in two patients after abdominal wall trauma and present a review of the literature concerning the diagnostic workup and treatment...
  75. doi Operative vs nonoperative management of blunt pancreatic trauma in children
    James H Wood
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, The Children s Hospital, University of Colorado Health Science Center, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 45:401-6. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of nonoperative vs operative management of blunt pancreatic trauma in children...
  76. ncbi Usefulness of multidetector computed tomography for the initial assessment of blunt abdominal trauma patients
    Jen Feng Fang
    Trauma and Critical Care Center, Department of Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, 5, Fu Hsing Street, Kweishan, Taoyuan, 333, Taiwan
    World J Surg 30:176-82. 2006
    The prompt detection and accurate localization of abdominal injuries are difficult...
  77. doi Standard examination system for laparoscopy in penetrating abdominal trauma
    Nilton Tokio Kawahara
    Laboratory of Surgical Pathophysiology Investigation Lim 62, Department of Trauma, Hospital das Clinicas, University of Sao Paulo Medical School, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    J Trauma 67:589-95. 2009
    ..The objective of this article is to verify if a systematic standardized laparoscopic approach could correctly identify SBI in the peritoneal cavity for penetrating abdominal trauma (PAT)...
  78. ncbi Delayed primary closure in damage control laparotomy: the value of the Wittmann patch
    Josef G Hadeed
    Department of Surgery, Cooper University Hospital, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Camden, New Jersey, USA
    Am Surg 73:10-2. 2007
    ..The rate of closure using the Wittmann patch is equivalent to other commonly used methods and should be considered when managing patients with abdominal compartment syndrome or severe abdominal trauma...
  79. doi Validation of a prediction rule for the identification of children with intra-abdominal injuries after blunt torso trauma
    James F Holmes
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA 95817 2282, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 54:528-33. 2009
    We validate the accuracy of a previously derived clinical prediction rule for the identification of children with intra-abdominal injuries after blunt torso trauma.
  80. ncbi Traumatic handlebar hernia: a rare abdominal wall hernia
    J Goliath
    Department of General Surgery, Providence Hospital and Medical Centers, Southfield, MI 48075, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 39:e20-2. 2004
    ..The authors recommend a high level of clinical suspicion for TAWH in all patients with traumatic abdominal wall injuries. Definitive treatment includes surgical exploration with primary repair of all tissue layers of the abdominal wall...
  81. ncbi Diagnostic laparoscopy decreases the rate of unnecessary laparotomies and reduces hospital costs in trauma patients
    A S Taner
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 11:207-11. 2001
    ..The value of diagnostic laparoscopy (DL) in avoiding unnecessary laparotomies and its effects on hospital costs was evaluated in a prospective clinical trial...
  82. ncbi [New application of v.a.C. (vacuum assisted closure) in the abdominal cavity in case of open abdomen therapy]
    L Labler
    Klinik für Unfallchirurgie, Departement Chirurgie, Universitatsspital Zurich, Zurich, Schweiz
    Zentralbl Chir 129:S14-9. 2004
    ..A.C.) of open abdomen situation is that the fluids, following the negative pressure, pass the abdominal cavity and in case of a local infection disseminate over the whole abdominal cavity...
  83. ncbi Traumatic abdominal wall hernia: an unusual bicycle handlebar injury
    B Mancel
    Department of Paediatric Surgery, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Box 201, CB2 2QQ, Cambridge, UK
    Pediatr Surg Int 19:746-7. 2003
    ..The presence of localised pain, bruising, and a reducible swelling or a cough impulse suggests the diagnosis. Primary repair with prosthetic material is the preferred treatment...
  84. 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...
  85. ncbi Small bowel fistulas and the open abdomen
    H P Becker
    Department of General, Abdominal and Thoracic Surgery, Central Military Hospital, Koblenz, Germany
    Scand J Surg 96:263-71. 2007
    ..For patients with an open abdomen, surgical expertise and a well-structured management plan offer the best chances to overcome this potentially devastating condition--with or without fistula...
  86. ncbi Multidetector CT evaluation of abdominal trauma
    Lisa A Miller
    Department of Radiology, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Radiol Clin North Am 43:1079-95, viii. 2005
    ..This article describes the authors' current imaging protocol with 16-detector MDCT, the spectrum of CT findings seen in patients with blunt abdominal injuries, and the role MDCT has in guiding injury management.
  87. ncbi Radionuclide imaging in thoracic splenosis and a review of the literature
    Joseph N Yammine
    Division of Respiratory Medicine, Rizk Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
    Clin Nucl Med 28:121-3. 2003
    ..The diagnosis is often a result of surgery. The authors report an additional case of thoracic splenosis, review the literature, and discuss nonsurgical diagnostic methods...
  88. ncbi Blunt splenic trauma: predictors for successful non-operative management
    Miklosh Bala
    Department of General Surgery, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, lerusalem, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 9:857-61. 2007
    ..Non-operative management of blunt splenic trauma is the preferred option in hemodynamically stable patients...
  89. ncbi Is anything new in adult blunt splenic trauma?
    Brian G Harbrecht
    UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, F1264 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Surg 190:273-8. 2005
    ..Recent refinements in the management of adult blunt splenic injuries will be reviewed...
  90. ncbi Failure of nonoperative management of abdominal solid organ injuries
    Dan A Galvan
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Curr Opin Crit Care 12:590-4. 2006
    ..It has proven to be of unequivocal benefit to the majority of hemodynamically stable pediatric and adult patients who have suffered blunt liver or splenic trauma. Offsetting these gains, has been the presence of failures...
  91. doi Nonoperative treatment of multiple intra-abdominal solid organ injury after blunt abdominal trauma
    Hakan Yanar
    Istanbul University Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey
    J Trauma 64:943-8. 2008
    ..The aim of this study is to analyze whether multiple solid organ injury affects nonoperative management (NOM) and to look for predictive factors of NOM...
  92. ncbi [Evaluation of multiple trauma victims with 16-row multidetector CT (MDCT): a time analysis]
    C M Heyer
    Institut für Diagnostische Radiologie, Interventionelle Radiologie und Nuklearmedizin, Ruhr Universitat Bochum
    Rofo 177:1677-82. 2005
    ..Description and time analysis of a 16-row MDCT protocol in the evaluation of multiple trauma patients considering transport, time of scanning, patient positioning, image reconstruction, and image interpretation...
  93. ncbi Use of surgisis for abdominal wall reconstruction/closure in battlefield casualties during Operation Iraqi Freedom
    Eric K Johnson
    Department of Colorectal Surgery and Surgical Endoscopy, Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, GA 30905, USA
    Mil Med 172:1119-24. 2007
    ..The use of Surgisis (lyophilized porcine small intestinal submucosa; Cook Biotech, West Lafayette, Indiana) in the described setting is presented as one possible solution...
  94. ncbi Physical examination as a reliable tool to predict intra-abdominal injuries in brain-injured children
    Douglas Miller
    Department of Surgery, Section of Pediatric Surgery, The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, 940 NE 13th St, Room 2403, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, USA
    Am J Surg 192:738-42. 2006
    ..Brain-injured children have been thought to have an unreliable abdominal examination. This study evaluates the reliability of physical examination in the prediction of intra-abdominal injury in brain-injured children...
  95. ncbi Not so FAST
    M Todd Miller
    Division of Trauma Surgical Critical Care, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest and I 78, P O Box 689, Allentown, PA 18105 1556, USA
    J Trauma 54:52-9; discussion 59-60. 2003
    Focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) as a screening tool in the evaluation of blunt abdominal trauma will lead to underdiagnosis of abdominal injuries and may have an impact on treatment and outcome in trauma patients.
  96. ncbi Evaluation of bowel and mesenteric blunt trauma with multidetector CT
    Nicole Brofman
    Department of Medical Imaging, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, 2075 Bayview Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4N 3M5
    Radiographics 26:1119-31. 2006
    ..A repeat CT examination after 6-8 hours if the patient's condition is stable may help determine the significance of these nonspecific findings...
  97. ncbi Injuries from cow gore in adults among Fulani
    S Y Sabo
    Department of Surgery, ABU Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria
    Trop Doct 37:111-2. 2007
    ..The abdomen was involved in 16 (50%) patients, scrotum in six (18.9%), neck in three (9.3%) and other sites in seven (22.8%). All injuries were penetrating in nature and laparotomy was done on 17 (53%) patients...
  98. ncbi Diagnosis and management of blunt abdominal solid organ injury
    Thomas J Schroeppel
    Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
    Curr Opin Crit Care 13:399-404. 2007
    ..Operative interventions need to occur expeditiously in hemodynamically unstable patients with hepatic and splenic injuries...
  99. ncbi 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...
  100. pmc Prospective evaluation of hand-held focused abdominal sonography for trauma (FAST) in blunt abdominal trauma
    Andrew W Kirkpatrick
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta
    Can J Surg 48:453-60. 2005
    ..Although hand-held US equipment is now commercially available and may expand the availability and speed of US in assessing the trauma patient, it has not been subjected to controlled evaluation in early trauma care...
  101. ncbi Has evolution in awareness of guidelines for institution of damage control improved outcome in the management of the posttraumatic open abdomen?
    Juan A Asensio
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Los Angeles County and University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, USA
    Arch Surg 139:209-14; discussion 215. 2004
    ..Awareness of guidelines for damage control can improve patient outcomes after postraumatic open abdomen...

Research Grants18

  1. Intracavitary Hemostatic Agent for Non-compressible Hemorrhage
    Martin Bluth; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Although, the morbidity and mortality from these injuries are gradually decreasing, abdominal injuries still pose a formidable problem, especially in young adults, Early and effective hemorrhage control could ..
  2. Clinical Decision Rule to Identify Children with Intra-Abdominal Injuries
    James Holmes; Fiscal Year: 2008
    Trauma is the leading cause of death in children and intra-abdominal injuries (IAI) are a frequent[unreadable] cause of morbidity and mortality due to trauma...
  3. TRAUMA-RELATED ERYTHROPOIETIC SUPPRESSION
    David Livingston; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Understanding the mechanisms behind post-trauma anemia will allow therapeutic interventions improving endogenous erythropoiesis to be targeted. ..
  4. MR Imaging of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
    Claude B Sirlin; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Developing a safe and accurate method to diagnose and follow this disease may lead to earlier diagnosis and more effective treatment. ..
  5. Transducible Molecular Probes for Imaging Tumors
    Claude Sirlin; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  6. Evaluation of an Abusive Head Trauma Prevention Program
    Wendy Lane; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..In addition rates of risk factors including poverty, teenage pregnancy, late prenatal care, low birth weight, and single parenthood among cases and controls will be compared. ..
  7. Homocysteine/Hypertension & Vascular Lesion Formation
    Peter Lin; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  8. Image-Guided Delivery and Image-Guided Evaluation of Target and Non-Target Tissue
    Vikas Kundra; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  9. Antiangiogenic therapy of pancreatic cancer
    Sareh Parangi; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This unique combination will allow me to complete the first phase of my career development and progress on to independent research. ..
  10. Gut Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury: Modulation by Nutrients
    Rosemary Kozar; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The sponsors are an integral part of this arrangement and are especially suited to ensure success of the proposed project...
  11. Increasing Functional Liver Mass in Health and Disease
    Leonidas Koniaris; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..2) Determine the extent to which and mechanisms by which co-administrating HCF and Follistatin along with IL-6 facilitates the liver growth response and reduces IL-6 associated toxicity. ..
  12. The Role of GDF-15 in Organ Injury
    Leonidas Koniaris; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The completion of this mentored research training will further the candidate?s goal of applying bench-derived scientific discovery to the treatment of surgical disease as an independent investigator. ..
  13. Model-Based Methods for the Analyses of Weighted Data
    Michael Elliott; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  14. A Comprehensive Surveillance of Occ Injury in Maryland
    Patricia Dischinger; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..6) To identify priority areas for injury prevention within the state of Maryland, based on groups of workers at high risk of injury. ..
  15. Combining Data from the NHIS and BRFSS
    Michael Elliott; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..This approach is particularly promising because, in contrast to other proposed techniques, it can be applied using existing publicly available data. ..
  16. ALCOHOL ABUSE AND DEPENDENCE IN TRAUMA PATIENTS
    Patricia Dischinger; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The validity of self reports will be assessed by interviewing collaterals from 100 randomly selected patients in each of the intervention and control groups at 6 and 12 months. ..