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Evidence-based medicine in trauma/acute care surgery- what does that look like?

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Walter L Biffl

Am J Surg 2019 Jun 25;217(6):1000-1005. Epub 2018 Sep 25.

Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, 9888 Genesee Ave, MC LJ601, La Jolla, CA, 92037, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2018.09.017DOI Listing
June 2019

2019 update of the WSES guidelines for management of () infection in surgical patients.

World J Emerg Surg 2019;14. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

74Emergency Surgery Department, Maggiore Parma Hospital, Parma, Italy.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6394026PMC
June 2019

Patients with Acute Cholecystitis Should be Admitted to a Surgical Service.

J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2019 Jun 21. Epub 2019 Jun 21.

The Queen's Medical Center, 1301 Punchbowl St, Honolulu, HI 96813 USA.

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June 2019

The why and how our trauma patients die: A prospective Multicenter Western Trauma Association study.

J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2019 May;86(5):864-870

From the Department of Surgery (R.A.C., L.Z.K., A.S.C., A.J.R.), Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California; Department of Surgery (J.P.M., N.N.), University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Florida; Department of Surgery (D.E.M., A.H.), McGovern Medical School, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston; Division of Trauma and Acute Care (M.S.T., V.A.), Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Dallas, Texas; Department of Trauma (J.M.H., K.L.L.), Via Christi Health, Kansas University School of Medicine Wichita Campus, Wichita, Kansas; Division of Trauma (J.M.P., J.L.S.R.), Cooper University Hospital, Camden, New Jersey; Department of Surgery (W.L.B.), Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, La Jolla, California; Department of Surgery (M.S.H.), The Queen's Medical Center, The University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii; Trauma Service (M.J.S., J.B.), Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego; Division of Surgical Critical Care and Trauma (G.R., K.I.), Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, California; Department of Surgery (T.J.S., E.C.), University of Colorado Health, Memorial Hospital, Colorado Springs; Department of Surgery (J.A.D., S.G.), University of Colorado Health North, Medical Center of the Rockies, Loveland, Colorado; Department of Surgery (R.C.M.Jr., E.D.P.), University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado; Department of Trauma and General Surgery (P.J.O., C.F.D.), Abrazo Medical Group, Abrazo West Campus, Goodyear, Arizona; Department of Surgery (A.M.S., E.E.S.), University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Division of Trauma and Emergency Acute Care Surgery (M.A.W., S.S.), North Memorial Health Hospital, Robbinsdale, Minnesota; Department of Surgery (D.C.C., J.F.C.), Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, Wisconsin; Department of Surgery (E.E.M., H.B.M.), Denver Health Medical Center, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, Colorado; Department of Surgery (A.R.P., E.A.E.), Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina; Department of Surgery (M.J.C.), Denver Health Medical Center, Denver; and University of Colorado Medical Center (M.J.C.), Aurora, Colorado.

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May 2019

The evolving role of laparoscopic lavage and drainage.

J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2019 Feb;86(2):376

Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla La Jolla, California.

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February 2019

Management of colorectal injuries: A Western Trauma Association critical decisions algorithm.

J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2018 Nov;85(5):1016-1020

From the Scripps Memorial Hospital- La Jolla, La Jolla, California (W.L.B.); Denver Health Medical Center/University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado (E.E.M.); R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center/University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland (D.V.F.); University of Oklahoma Hospital, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (R.M.A.); University of Tennessee Health Science Center-Memphis, Tennessee (M.A.C.); PeaceHealth Vancouver, Washington (R.K.-J.); Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami, Florida (N.N.); Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon (S.E.R., M.A.S., K.J.B.); and University of California-Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California (D.V.S.).

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November 2018

Rural Level III centers in an inclusive trauma system reduce the need for interfacility transfer.

J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2018 Oct;85(4):747-751

From the Emergency Medical Services and Injury Prevention System Branch (D.J.G.), Hawaii State Department of Health, Honolulu, Hawaii; Department of Surgery, University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine and The Queen's Medical Center (S.S.), Honolulu, Hawaii; Department of Pediatrics (L.R.), University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, Honolulu, Hawaii; Emergency Medical Services and Injury Prevention System Branch (A.C.B.), Hawaii State Department of Health, Honolulu, Hawaii; and Trauma and Acute Care Surgery (W.B.), Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, California.

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October 2018

Geriatric traumatic brain injury-What we know and what we don't.

J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2018 Oct;85(4):788-798

From the Program in Trauma (D.M.S., R.A.K.), University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland; Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery (D.H.L., F.H., A.C.M.), Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey; Division Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery (F.L.), Department of Surgery Loyola University Medical Center, Hines, Illinois; Division Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery McGovern Medical School at UTHealth (S.D.A.), Houston; Department of Surgery (V.A., C.H., M.S.T.), Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Dallas, Texas; Department of Surgery (S.A.), University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; Department of Surgery (J.B., K.J.B.), Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon; Department of Surgery (R.D.B.), Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, Pennsylvania; Department of Surgery (A.C.B.), University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, Kentucky; Department of Surgery (W.L.B.), Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, La Jolla, California; Department of Surgery (P.L.B.), University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama; Department of Surgery (Z.C.), Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts; Division of Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery (P.A.E., F.A.M.), University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida; Department of Surgery (S.M.F.), Reston Hospital Center, Reston, Virginia; Department of Surgery (B.A.J.), University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Tucson, Division Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery (S.J.K.), Arizona; Baylor Scott & White Health, Dallas, Texas; Department of Surgery (A.S.P.), Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Department of Surgery (J.A.Y.), Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine, East Garden, New York.

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October 2018

The management of intra-abdominal infections from a global perspective: 2017 WSES guidelines for management of intra-abdominal infections.

World J Emerg Surg 2017 10;12:29. Epub 2017 Jul 10.

Department of Emergency Surgery, Maggiore Hospital, Parma, Italy.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5504840PMC
September 2018

Antimicrobials: a global alliance for optimizing their rational use in intra-abdominal infections (AGORA).

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Massimo Sartelli Dieter G Weber Etienne Ruppé Matteo Bassetti Brian J Wright Luca Ansaloni Fausto Catena Federico Coccolini Fikri M Abu-Zidan Raul Coimbra Ernest E Moore Frederick A Moore Ronald V Maier Jan J De Waele Andrew W Kirkpatrick Ewen A Griffiths Christian Eckmann Adrian J Brink John E Mazuski Addison K May Rob G Sawyer Dominik Mertz Philippe Montravers Anand Kumar Jason A Roberts Jean-Louis Vincent Richard R Watkins Warren Lowman Brad Spellberg Iain J Abbott Abdulrashid Kayode Adesunkanmi Sara Al-Dahir Majdi N Al-Hasan Ferdinando Agresta Asma A Althani Shamshul Ansari Rashid Ansumana Goran Augustin Miklosh Bala Zsolt J Balogh Oussama Baraket Aneel Bhangu Marcelo A Beltrán Michael Bernhard Walter L Biffl Marja A Boermeester Stephen M Brecher Jill R Cherry-Bukowiec Otmar R Buyne Miguel A Cainzos Kelly A Cairns Adrian Camacho-Ortiz Sujith J Chandy Asri Che Jusoh Alain Chichom-Mefire Caroline Colijn Francesco Corcione Yunfeng Cui Daniel Curcio Samir Delibegovic Zaza Demetrashvili Belinda De Simone Sameer Dhingra José J Diaz Isidoro Di Carlo Angel Dillip Salomone Di Saverio Michael P Doyle Gereltuya Dorj Agron Dogjani Hervé Dupont Soumitra R Eachempati Mushira Abdulaziz Enani Valery N Egiev Mutasim M Elmangory Paula Ferrada Joseph R Fitchett Gustavo P Fraga Nathalie Guessennd Helen Giamarellou Wagih Ghnnam George Gkiokas Staphanie R Goldberg Carlos Augusto Gomes Harumi Gomi Manuel Guzmán-Blanco Mainul Haque Sonja Hansen Andreas Hecker Wolfgang R Heizmann Torsten Herzog Adrien Montcho Hodonou Suk-Kyung Hong Reinhold Kafka-Ritsch Lewis J Kaplan Garima Kapoor Aleksandar Karamarkovic Martin G Kees Jakub Kenig Ronald Kiguba Peter K Kim Yoram Kluger Vladimir Khokha Kaoru Koike Kenneth Y Y Kok Victory Kong Matthew C Knox Kenji Inaba Arda Isik Katia Iskandar Rao R Ivatury Maurizio Labbate Francesco M Labricciosa Pierre-François Laterre Rifat Latifi Jae Gil Lee Young Ran Lee Marc Leone Ari Leppaniemi Yousheng Li Stephen Y Liang Tonny Loho Marc Maegele Sydney Malama Hany E Marei Ignacio Martin-Loeches Sanjay Marwah Amos Massele Michael McFarlane Renato Bessa Melo Ionut Negoi David P Nicolau Carl Erik Nord Richard Ofori-Asenso AbdelKarim H Omari Carlos A Ordonez Mouaqit Ouadii Gerson Alves Pereira Júnior Diego Piazza Guntars Pupelis Timothy Miles Rawson Miran Rems Sandro Rizoli Claudio Rocha Boris Sakakushev Miguel Sanchez-Garcia Norio Sato Helmut A Segovia Lohse Gabriele Sganga Boonying Siribumrungwong Vishal G Shelat Kjetil Soreide Rodolfo Soto Peep Talving Jonathan V Tilsed Jean-Francois Timsit Gabriel Trueba Ngo Tat Trung Jan Ulrych Harry van Goor Andras Vereczkei Ravinder S Vohra Imtiaz Wani Waldemar Uhl Yonghong Xiao Kuo-Ching Yuan Sanoop K Zachariah Jean-Ralph Zahar Tanya L Zakrison Antonio Corcione Rita M Melotti Claudio Viscoli Perluigi Viale

World J Emerg Surg 2016 15;11:33. Epub 2016 Jul 15.

Infectious Diseases Unit, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Sant' Orsola Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4946132PMC
May 2018

Western Trauma Association Critical Decisions in Trauma: Management of adult blunt splenic trauma-2016 updates.

J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2017 04;82(4):787-793

From the Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon (S.E.R., M.A.S., K.B.); The Queen's Medical Center, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii (W.B.); College of Medicine, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (R.A.A.); University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California (M.J.C.); Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts (M.D.); Legacy Emanuel Hospital, Portland, Oregon (R.K.-J.); Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, Colorado (E.E.M.); University of Miami, Miami, Florida (N.N.); University of California, Davis, Sacramento, California (D.V.S.); and University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida (F.A.M.).

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April 2017

What is the current role of laparoscopic lavage in perforated diverticulitis?

J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2017 04;82(4):810-813

From the Queen's Medical Center (W.L.B.), Honolulu, Hawaii; Department of Surgery (F.A.M.), University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida; and Department of Surgery (E.E.M.), Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, Colorado.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5360487PMC
April 2017

Western Trauma Association Critical Decisions in Trauma: Management of rib fractures.

J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2017 01;82(1):200-203

From the Oregon Health and Science University (K.J.B., M.S., S.R.), Portland, Oregon; Denver Health Medical Center (E.E.M.), Denver, Colorado; University of Oklahoma (R.A.A.), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Massachusetts General Hospital (M.D.), Boston, Massachusetts; Legacy Emmanuel Medical Center (R.K.-J.), Portland, Oregon; University of Miami (N.N.), Miami, Florida; University of California, San Francisco (M.C.), San Francisco, California; University of California-Davis (D.V.S.), Sacramento, California; Queens Medical Center (W.L.B.), Honolulu, Hawaii.

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January 2017

Western Trauma Association Critical Decisions in Trauma: Management of pelvic fracture with hemodynamic instability-2016 updates.

J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2016 12;81(6):1171-1174

From the University of Miami and Jackson Memorial Hospital (T.L.N.T., N.N.), Miami, Florida; Oregon Health and Science University (K.J.B., S.R., M.A.S.), Portland, Oregon; Legacy Health Systems (R.K.-J.), Vancouver, Washington; University of California Davis (D.V.S.), Sacramento, California; University of Oklahoma (R.M.A.), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; University of California San Francisco (M.J.C.), San Francisco, California; Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital (M.A.D.), Boston, Massachusetts; University of Hawaii and Queens Medical Center (W.L.B.), Honolulu, Hawaii; and University of Colorado and Denver Health (E.E.M.), Denver, Colorado.

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December 2016

Expanded screening criteria for blunt cerebrovascular injury: a bigger impact than anticipated.

Am J Surg 2016 Dec 29;212(6):1167-1174. Epub 2016 Sep 29.

Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, University of Colorado, School of Medicine, 777 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 80204, USA.

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December 2016

What is the effectiveness of the negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) in patients treated with open abdomen technique? A systematic review and meta-analysis.

J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2016 09;81(3):575-84

From the Department of General and Oncologic Surgery (R.C.), University of Perugia, Terni, Italy; General Surgery (A.B.), University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy; Acute Care Surgery (W.L.B.), Queen's Medical Center, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii; Department of Surgery (V.M.), and Clinic of Endoscopic, Endocrine Surgery and Coloproctology (G.P.), Military Medical Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria; Niguarda Hospital Trauma Center (O.C.), Milan, Italy; Trauma Surgery Unit (G.T., S.D.S.), Maggiore Hospital Regional Emergency Surgery and Trauma Center, Bologna Local Health District, Bologna, Italy.

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September 2016

Establishing Benchmarks for Resuscitation of Traumatic Circulatory Arrest: Success-to-Rescue and Survival among 1,708 Patients.

J Am Coll Surg 2016 07 21;223(1):42-50. Epub 2016 Apr 21.

Department of Surgery, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO; Department of Surgery, University of Colorado School of Public Health, Aurora, CO.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5018901PMC
July 2016

Goal-directed Hemostatic Resuscitation of Trauma-induced Coagulopathy: A Pragmatic Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing a Viscoelastic Assay to Conventional Coagulation Assays.

Ann Surg 2016 Jun;263(6):1051-9

*Department of Surgery, University of Colorado, Denver, CO†Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO‡Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado, Denver, CO§Research Laboratory, Bonfils Blood Center, Denver, CO¶Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado, Denver, CO.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5432433PMC
June 2016

Assessing Awareness and Implementation of a Recommendation for Surgical Innovation Committees: A Survey of Academic Institutions.

Ann Surg 2015 Dec;262(6):941-8

*WIRB-Copernicus Group, Princeton, NJ †The Bioethics Program of Union Graduate College, Schenectady, NY ‡Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center/University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO.

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December 2015

Western Trauma Association Critical Decisions in Trauma: Management of abdominal vascular trauma.

J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2015 Dec;79(6):1079-88

From the Division of General Surgery (D.V.F.), Indiana University Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana; and Denver Health Medical Center/University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center (E.E.M., W.L.B.), Denver, Colorado.

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December 2015

Western Trauma Association Critical Decisions in Trauma: Diagnosis and management of esophageal injuries.

J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2015 Dec;79(6):1089-95

From the Departments of Surgery (W.L.B., E.E.M.), Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, Colorado; Indiana University School of Medicine (D.V.F.), Indianapolis, Indiana; University of Oklahoma School of Medicine (R.A.A.), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; University of Tennessee-Memphis Health Sciences Center (M.C.), Memphis, Tennessee; Legacy Emanuel Medical Center(R.K.-J.), Portland, Oregon; University of Miami School of Medicine (N.N.), Miami, Florida; Oregon Health Sciences University (S.R., M.S., K.B.), Portland, Oregon; University of California-Davis (D.V.S.), Sacramento, California.

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December 2015

Western Trauma Association Critical Decisions in Trauma: Diagnosis and management of duodenal injuries.

J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2015 Dec;79(6):1096-101

From the Medical College of Virginia (A.M.), Richmond, Virginia; Denver Health Medical Center (W.L.B., E.E.M.), Denver, Colorado; Oregon Health and Science University (M.S., S.R., K.J.B.); and Legacy Emmanuel Medical Center (R.K.-J.), Portland, Oregon; University of Oklahoma (R.A.A.), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; University of California, San Francisco (M.Co.), San Francisco; and University of California-Davis (D.V.S.), Sacramento, California; University of Tennessee (M.Cr.), Memphis, Tennessee; University of Miami (N.N.), Miami, Florida.

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December 2015

Improving transitions of care for complex pediatric trauma patients from inpatient rehabilitation to home: an observational pilot study.

Patient Saf Surg 2015 15;9:33. Epub 2015 Oct 15.

Denver Health and Hospital, Denver, CO USA ; University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO USA.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4608179PMC
October 2015

WSES guidelines for management of Clostridium difficile infection in surgical patients.

Authors:
Massimo Sartelli Mark A Malangoni Fikri M Abu-Zidan Ewen A Griffiths Stefano Di Bella Lynne V McFarland Ian Eltringham Vishal G Shelat George C Velmahos Ciarán P Kelly Sahil Khanna Zaid M Abdelsattar Layan Alrahmani Luca Ansaloni Goran Augustin Miklosh Bala Frédéric Barbut Offir Ben-Ishay Aneel Bhangu Walter L Biffl Stephen M Brecher Adrián Camacho-Ortiz Miguel A Caínzos Laura A Canterbury Fausto Catena Shirley Chan Jill R Cherry-Bukowiec Jesse Clanton Federico Coccolini Maria Elena Cocuz Raul Coimbra Charles H Cook Yunfeng Cui Jacek Czepiel Koray Das Zaza Demetrashvili Isidoro Di Carlo Salomone Di Saverio Irina Magdalena Dumitru Catherine Eckert Christian Eckmann Edward H Eiland Mushira Abdulaziz Enani Mario Faro Paula Ferrada Joseph Derek Forrester Gustavo P Fraga Jean Louis Frossard Rita Galeiras Wagih Ghnnam Carlos Augusto Gomes Venkata Gorrepati Mohamed Hassan Ahmed Torsten Herzog Felicia Humphrey Jae Il Kim Arda Isik Rao Ivatury Yeong Yeh Lee Paul Juang Luis Furuya-Kanamori Aleksandar Karamarkovic Peter K Kim Yoram Kluger Wen Chien Ko Francis D LaBarbera Jae Gil Lee Ari Leppaniemi Varut Lohsiriwat Sanjay Marwah John E Mazuski Gokhan Metan Ernest E Moore Frederick Alan Moore Carl Erik Nord Carlos A Ordoñez Gerson Alves Pereira Júnior Nicola Petrosillo Francisco Portela Basant K Puri Arnab Ray Mansoor Raza Miran Rems Boris E Sakakushev Gabriele Sganga Patrizia Spigaglia David B Stewart Pierre Tattevin Jean Francois Timsit Kathleen B To Cristian Tranà Waldemar Uhl Libor Urbánek Harry van Goor Angela Vassallo Jean Ralph Zahar Emanuele Caproli Pierluigi Viale

World J Emerg Surg 2015 20;10:38. Epub 2015 Aug 20.

Clinic of Infectious Diseases, St Orsola-Malpighi University Hospital, Bologna, Italy.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4545872PMC
August 2015

Re: REBOA and catheter-based technology in trauma.

J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2015 Jul;79(1):175

Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO.

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July 2015

Management guidelines for penetrating abdominal trauma.

World J Surg 2015 Jun;39(6):1373-80

Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center/University of Colorado, 777 Bannock Street, MC 0206, Denver, 80204-4507, CO, USA,

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June 2015

International Association of Trauma and Surgical Intensive Care Symposium: Penetrating Trauma. Update on Penetrating Trauma.

Authors:
Walter L Biffl

World J Surg 2015 Jun;39(6):1341-2

Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center/University of Colorado, 777 Bannock St., MC 0206, Denver, CO, 80204, USA,

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June 2015

Injury in the aged: Geriatric trauma care at the crossroads.

J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2015 Jun;78(6):1197-209

From the Shock Trauma Center (RAK, DMS), University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland; Department of Surgery (S.A.), University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; Department of Surgery (S.R.S.), Scripps Mercy, San Diego, California; Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care (R.D.B.), Department of Surgery, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, Pennsylvania; Department of Surgery (W.L.B.), Denver Health, Denver, Colorado; Department of Surgery (K.J.B.), Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon; Department of Surgery (Z.C.), Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts; Department of Surgery (S.M.F.), Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina; Department of Surgery (D.L.), Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey; Department of Surgery (F.M.), University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida; Department of Surgery (F.L.), Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University of Chicago, Maywood, Illinois.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4976060PMC
June 2015

The role of REBOA in the control of exsanguinating torso hemorrhage.

J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2015 May;78(5):1054-8

From the Department of Surgery (W.L.B., C.J.F., E.E.M.), Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, Colorado.

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May 2015

Surgical stabilization of severe rib fractures.

J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2015 Apr;78(4):883-7

From the Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, Colorado.

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April 2015

Predictors of the necessity for early tracheostomy in patients with acute cervical spinal cord injury: a 15-year experience.

Am J Surg 2015 Feb 13;209(2):363-8. Epub 2014 Oct 13.

Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, University of Colorado Denver, 777 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 80204, USA.

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February 2015

Rehabilitation of the geriatric surgical patient: predicting needs and optimizing outcomes.

Surg Clin North Am 2015 Feb 18;95(1):173-90. Epub 2014 Oct 18.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, 777 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 80204, USA; Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Denver, 13001 E 17th Pl, Aurora, CO 80045, USA.

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February 2015

Suboptimal compliance with surgical safety checklists in Colorado: A prospective observational study reveals differences between surgical specialties.

Patient Saf Surg 2015 31;9(1). Epub 2015 Jan 31.

Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, 777 Bannock St., MC 0206, Denver, CO 80204 USA.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4312457PMC
February 2015

Blunt abdominal aortic injury: a Western Trauma Association multicenter study.

J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2014 Dec;77(6):879-85; discussion 885

From the Division of Vascular Surgery (S.S., B.W.S.), Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center (M.L.B.), University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland; Department of Surgery (W.L.B., G.J.J.), Denver Health Medical Center and the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, Colorado; Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery (A.A.), University of Texas Medical School at Houston; and Department of Surgery (R.A.K.), University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas; Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care (K.I., D.S.), Department of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles; and Community Regional Medical Center (K.L.K.), Department of Surgery, University of California, San Francisco-Fresno Campus, Fresno, California; Division of Trauma and Critical Care (B.Z., C.N.), Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee; Division of General Surgery (E.A.E., S.M.F.), Department of Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina; Division of Trauma and Critical Care (J.S.P.), Department of Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Department of Surgery (D.J.C.), University of South Florida Colleges of Medicine, Tampa, Florida; Department of Surgery (S.R.T.), New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, New York; Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care (M.J.S., L.M.C.-W.), Department of Surgery, Cooper University Hospital, Camden, New Jersey.

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December 2014

Western Trauma Association critical decisions in trauma: penetrating chest trauma.

J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2014 Dec;77(6):994-1002

From the Department of Surgery (R.K.-J.), Legacy Emanuel; and Oregon Health and Sciences University (M.S.), Portland, Oregon; University of Miami School of Medicine (N.N.), Miami, Florida; University of California-San Diego Medical Center (R.C.), San Diego, California; Denver Health Medical Center (E.E.M. W.L.B.); and University of Colorado School of Medicine (R.M.), Denver, Colorado; University of Tennessee-Memphis Health Science Center (M.C.), Memphis, Tennessee; University Hospital (D.H.L.), Newark, New Jersey; University of Pittsburgh (J.L.S.), Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; Virginia Commonwealth University (A.K.M.), Richmond, Virginia.

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December 2014

Delayed duodenal injury following abdominal gunshot wound.

J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2014 Nov;77(5):796-797

From the Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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November 2014

Early repeat imaging is not warranted for high-grade blunt cerebrovascular injuries.

J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2014 Oct;77(4):540-5; quiz 650

From the Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, Colorado.

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October 2014

Endovascular stenting is rarely necessary for the management of blunt cerebrovascular injuries.

J Am Coll Surg 2014 May 3;218(5):1012-7. Epub 2014 Feb 3.

Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center and the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO.

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May 2014

Hypercoagulability following blunt solid abdominal organ injury: when to initiate anticoagulation.

Am J Surg 2013 Dec 7;206(6):917-22; discussion 922-3. Epub 2013 Oct 7.

Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 777 Bannock Street MC0206, Denver, CO 80206, USA.

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December 2013

Western Trauma Association critical decisions in trauma: penetrating neck trauma.

J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2013 Dec;75(6):936-40

From the Division of Trauma and General Surgery (J.L.S.), Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center (E.E.M., W.L.B.); and Department of Surgery,University of Colorado (R.C.M.), Denver, Colorado; Department of Surgery, University of California-San Diego (R.C.), San Diego; Department of Surgery, University of California-San Francisco (J.W.D.), Fresno; and Department of Surgery, University of California-Davis Medical Center (D.V.S.), Sacramento, California; Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee (M.C.), Memphis, Tennessee; Department of Surgery, Southwest Washington Medical Center (R.K.-J.), Vancouver, Washington; Department of Surgery, University of Florida (F.A.M.), Gainesville, Florida; Department of Surgery, Medical College of Virginia (A.M.), Richmond, Virginia.

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December 2013

Western Trauma Association critical decisions in trauma: management of pancreatic injuries.

J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2013 Dec;75(6):941-6

From the Denver Health Medical Center (W.L.B., E.E.M.); and University of Colorado (R.C.M.), Denver, Colorado; University of Tennessee (M.C.), Memphis, Tennessee; University of California, San Francisco-Fresno (J.W.D.), Fresno; and University of California-San Diego (R.C.), San Diego, California; Southwest Washington Medical Center (R.K.-J.), Vantucky, Washington; University of Florida (F.A.M.), Gainesville, Florida; University of Pittsburgh (J.S.), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Medical College of Virginia (A.M.), Richmond, Virginia; and Indiana University Health (D.F.), Indianapolis, Indiana.

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December 2013

Prophylactic antibiotics in open fractures: a pilot randomized clinical safety study.

J Orthop Trauma 2013 Oct;27(10):552-7

*Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado; †Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Swedish Medical Center, Denver, Colorado; Departments of ‡Medicine, Infectious Diseases, and §Orthopaedic Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, Colorado; ‖Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado; ¶Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, Colorado; and **Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, Colorado.

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October 2013

A negative urinalysis rules out catheter-associated urinary tract infection in trauma patients in the intensive care unit.

J Am Coll Surg 2013 Jul 30;217(1):162-6. Epub 2013 Apr 30.

Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center and the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO 80206, USA.

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July 2013

PRBC-derived plasma induces non-muscle myosin type IIA-mediated neutrophil migration and morphologic change.

Immunopharmacol Immunotoxicol 2013 Feb 19;35(1):71-9. Epub 2012 Oct 19.

Department of Nephrology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Universith School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.

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February 2013

Acute appendicitis: a disease severity score for the acute care surgeon.

J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2013 Jan;74(1):32-6

Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, Colorado, USA.

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January 2013

Western Trauma Association critical decisions in trauma: management of parapneumonic effusion.

J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2012 Dec;73(6):1372-9

Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center/University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, USA.

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December 2012

Early death and late morbidity after blood transfusion of injured children: a pilot study.

J Pediatr Surg 2012 Aug;47(8):1587-91

Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO 80206, USA.

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August 2012

Current concepts in resuscitation.

J Intensive Care Med 2012 Mar-Apr;27(2):79-96. Epub 2011 Feb 7.

Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO 80204, USA.

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July 2012

Blunt cerebrovascular injuries in the child.

Am J Surg 2012 Jul 15;204(1):7-10. Epub 2011 Dec 15.

Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO, USA.

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July 2012

Blunt trauma induced splenic blushes are not created equal.

World J Emerg Surg 2012 Mar 30;7. Epub 2012 Mar 30.

From The Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver CO, USA.

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March 2012

Blunt cerebrovascular injuries: redefining screening criteria in the era of noninvasive diagnosis.

J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2012 Feb;72(2):330-5; discussion 336-7, quiz 539

Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center and the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO 80204, USA.

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February 2012

One hundred percent fascial approximation can be achieved in the postinjury open abdomen with a sequential closure protocol.

J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2012 Jan;72(1):235-41

Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center and The University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, USA.

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January 2012

Surgeons provide definitive care to patients with gallstone pancreatitis.

Am J Surg 2011 Dec 19;202(6):673-7; discussion 677-8. Epub 2011 Oct 19.

Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Denver, CO 80204, USA.

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December 2011

Preperitoneal pelvic packing/external fixation with secondary angioembolization: optimal care for life-threatening hemorrhage from unstable pelvic fractures.

J Am Coll Surg 2011 Apr;212(4):628-35; discussion 635-7

Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center and the University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO 80204, USA.

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April 2011

"Leaning" the process of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis.

Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2011 Mar;37(3):99-109

Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, USA.

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March 2011

Imaging for blunt carotid and vertebral artery injuries.

Surg Clin North Am 2011 Feb;91(1):217-31

Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 777 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 80204, USA.

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February 2011

One thousand bedside percutaneous tracheostomies in the surgical intensive care unit: time to change the gold standard.

J Am Coll Surg 2011 Feb 30;212(2):163-70. Epub 2010 Dec 30.

Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center and theUniversity of Colorado, Denver, CO, USA.

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February 2011

Refractory postinjury thrombocytopenia is associated with multiple organ failure and adverse outcomes.

J Trauma 2011 Feb;70(2):401-6; discussion 406-7

Department of Surgery, University of Colorado Health Science Center and School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado 80045, USA.

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February 2011

Blunt cerebrovascular trauma.

Curr Opin Crit Care 2010 Dec;16(6):587-95

Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, The University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado 80204, USA.

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December 2010

Management guidelines for penetrating abdominal trauma.

Curr Opin Crit Care 2010 Dec;16(6):609-17

Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center/University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado 80204-4507, USA.

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December 2010

Fatal gunshot wounds to the head: a critical appraisal of organ donation rates.

Am J Surg 2010 Dec;200(6):728-33; discussion 733

Department of Emergency Medicine, Wayne State University Medical School, Detroit, MI 48201, USA.

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December 2010

Progressive postinjury thrombocytosis is associated with thromboembolic complications.

Surgery 2010 Oct 17;148(4):667-74; discussion 674-5. Epub 2010 Aug 17.

Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma, Acute Care, and Acute Care Surgery, Penn State Hershey Medical Center and College of Medicine, Hershey, PA 17033-0850, USA.

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October 2010

Patterns of early and late ventilator-associated pneumonia due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a trauma population.

J Trauma 2010 Sep;69(3):519-22

Department of Surgery, Division of Acute Care Surgery, Penn State Hershey Medical Center and College of Medicine, Hershey, PA 17033, USA.

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September 2010

Primary fibrinolysis is integral in the pathogenesis of the acute coagulopathy of trauma.

Ann Surg 2010 Sep;252(3):434-42; discussion 443-4

Division of Trauma, Acute Care, and Critical Care Surgery, Department of Surgery, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, College of Medicine, Hershey, PA 17033, USA.

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September 2010

The management of pneumothorax in patients with anorexia nervosa: A case report and review of the literature.

Patient Saf Surg 2010 Feb 1;4(1). Epub 2010 Feb 1.

Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, Colorado, USA.

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February 2010

Western Trauma Association critical decisions in trauma: nonoperative management of adult blunt hepatic trauma.

J Trauma 2009 Dec;67(6):1144-8; discussion 1148-9

Department of Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 6431 Fannin, MSB 4.284, Houston, TX 77030, USA.

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December 2009

Primary repair of civilian colon injuries is safe in the damage control scenario.

Surgery 2009 Oct;146(4):663-8; discussion 668-70

Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, University of Colorado Denver and Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO 80204, USA.

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October 2009

Noncitrated whole blood is optimal for evaluation of postinjury coagulopathy with point-of-care rapid thrombelastography.

J Surg Res 2009 Sep 3;156(1):133-8. Epub 2009 May 3.

Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, CO 80204, USA.

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September 2009

Diagnostic peritoneal lavage remains a valuable adjunct to modern imaging techniques.

J Trauma 2009 Aug;67(2):330-4; discussion 334-6

Department of Surgery, University of South Florida College, Tampa, Florida, USA.

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August 2009

Treatment for blunt cerebrovascular injuries: equivalence of anticoagulation and antiplatelet agents.

Arch Surg 2009 Jul;144(7):685-90

Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO 80204, USA.

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July 2009