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Traumatic Posterior Tibial Pseudoaneursym:A Rare Late Complication Repaired Conventionally, Farzad Amiri, MD, Zach Sanford, Constantinous Constantinou, MD 2016 Marshall University: School of Medicine

Traumatic Posterior Tibial Pseudoaneursym:A Rare Late Complication Repaired Conventionally, Farzad Amiri, Md, Zach Sanford, Constantinous Constantinou, Md

Marshall Journal of Medicine

Posterior tibial artery pseudoaneurysms are extremely rare. They commonly present as a late complication of trauma or iatrogenic injury. Diagnosis can be elusive. Treatment has been described in the context of open primary repair, endovascular stenting, and coil embolization. There has been increasing interest in the use of endovascular treatment options for this type of injury. If left untreated, pseudoaneurysms can rupture, partially thrombose, expand and cause adjacent local compression and compartment syndrome. The following case presented is of a young gentleman with a posterior tibial pseudoaneurysm incidentally discovered after stepping on glass and the management of his posterior tibial ...


The Anatomy Of Nursing Interruptions: Who-What-When-Where, Pratik J. Parikh, Nicole Craker, Robert A. Myers, Jessy M. Eid, Priti Parikh, Kathy Zink, Mary C. McCarthy 2016 Wright State University

The Anatomy Of Nursing Interruptions: Who-What-When-Where, Pratik J. Parikh, Nicole Craker, Robert A. Myers, Jessy M. Eid, Priti Parikh, Kathy Zink, Mary C. Mccarthy

Mary C. McCarthy

Although interruptions experienced by nurses during intensive care have been indicated to affect patient safety, not much is known regarding the complex situations that drive interruptions to eventually aid in intervention design and implementation.


Current And Desired Practice Patterns Of Trauma And Acute Care Surgeons (T/Acs), Nathan M. Droz, Melissa L. Whitmill, Priti Parikh, Kimberly M. Hendershot 2016 Wright State University

Current And Desired Practice Patterns Of Trauma And Acute Care Surgeons (T/Acs), Nathan M. Droz, Melissa L. Whitmill, Priti Parikh, Kimberly M. Hendershot

Melissa L. Whitmill

Resident hour restrictions and the addition of emergency general surgery (EGS) have changed how the T/ACS team functions and their work patterns. The purpose of our study is to report current practice patterns of T/ACS and compare those to desired practice patterns of the future workforce in the field (residents/fellows).


Current And Desired Practice Patterns Of Trauma And Acute Care Surgeons (T/Acs), Nathan M. Droz, Melissa L. Whitmill, Priti Parikh, Kimberly M. Hendershot 2016 Wright State University

Current And Desired Practice Patterns Of Trauma And Acute Care Surgeons (T/Acs), Nathan M. Droz, Melissa L. Whitmill, Priti Parikh, Kimberly M. Hendershot

Priti Parikh

Resident hour restrictions and the addition of emergency general surgery (EGS) have changed how the T/ACS team functions and their work patterns. The purpose of our study is to report current practice patterns of T/ACS and compare those to desired practice patterns of the future workforce in the field (residents/fellows).


The Anatomy Of Nursing Interruptions: Who-What-When-Where, Pratik J. Parikh, Nicole Craker, Robert A. Myers, Jessy M. Eid, Priti Parikh, Kathy Zink, Mary C. McCarthy 2016 Wright State University

The Anatomy Of Nursing Interruptions: Who-What-When-Where, Pratik J. Parikh, Nicole Craker, Robert A. Myers, Jessy M. Eid, Priti Parikh, Kathy Zink, Mary C. Mccarthy

Priti Parikh

Although interruptions experienced by nurses during intensive care have been indicated to affect patient safety, not much is known regarding the complex situations that drive interruptions to eventually aid in intervention design and implementation.


Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication: Current Status., Karim Sami Trad 2016 George Washington University

Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication: Current Status., Karim Sami Trad

Surgery Faculty Publications

Purpose of review

Transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) performed with the EsophyX device (Redmond, Washington, USA) is a totally endoscopic procedure with the objectives to mechanically repair a defective gastroesophageal valve and to reduce small hiatal hernias. The recent publication of randomized controlled trials and long-term follow-up data offers the opportunity to reevaluate this treatment modality and its role in the management of patients with chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Recent findings

Randomized controlled trials have confirmed the ability of TIF to eliminate troublesome GERD symptoms, heal esophagitis, and improve distal esophageal acid exposure in appropriately selected patient populations. These studies ...


Outcomes Of External Repair Of Heartmate Ii™ Lvad Percutaneous Leads, Jay D. Pal, Claudius Mahr, Jason W. Smith, Todd F. Dardas, Jay Pinette, David J. Farrar, Nahush A. Mokadam 2016 University of Washington

Outcomes Of External Repair Of Heartmate Ii™ Lvad Percutaneous Leads, Jay D. Pal, Claudius Mahr, Jason W. Smith, Todd F. Dardas, Jay Pinette, David J. Farrar, Nahush A. Mokadam

The VAD Journal

Background: The HeartMate II Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) receives power via a percutaneous lead connected to an external controller and batteries. At times, this lead can be damaged during normal wear, as well as by traumatic fracture, which may jeopardize the functionality of the LVAD. If there is significant internal damage, surgical replacement of the LVAD is required. However it is possible to repair externally damaged leads by replacing the distal portion of the lead to avoid pump replacement. We report the overall experience and outcomes in patients with external lead repairs.

Methods: A procedure for full external lead ...


Results From Application Of An Absorbable Synthetic Membrane To Superficial And Deep Second Degree Wounds, Sigrid A. Blome-Eberwein MD, Patrick Pagella RN, CNP, Deborah Boorse RN, CNP, Hamed Amani MD 2016 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Results From Application Of An Absorbable Synthetic Membrane To Superficial And Deep Second Degree Wounds, Sigrid A. Blome-Eberwein Md, Patrick Pagella Rn, Cnp, Deborah Boorse Rn, Cnp, Hamed Amani Md

Sigrid A Blome-Eberwein MD

No abstract provided.


How To Heal The Small Non-Healing Problem Burn, Sigrid A. Blome-Eberwein MD 2016 Lehigh Valley Health Network

How To Heal The Small Non-Healing Problem Burn, Sigrid A. Blome-Eberwein Md

Sigrid A Blome-Eberwein MD

No abstract provided.


The Position Of The Eastern Association For The Surgery Of Trauma On The Future Of Trauma Surgery., Michael F Rotondo, Thomas J Esposito, Patrick M Reilly, Philip S Barie, J Wayne Meredith, Virginia A Eddy, Reuven Rabinovici, Lenworth M Jacobs, Paul R G Cunningham, Eric R Frykberg, Michael Rhodes, Michael D. Pasquale MD, FACS, FCCM, Blaine L Enderson, John J Locurto, Nabil A Atweh, Rao R Ivatury 2016 Lehigh Valley Health Network

The Position Of The Eastern Association For The Surgery Of Trauma On The Future Of Trauma Surgery., Michael F Rotondo, Thomas J Esposito, Patrick M Reilly, Philip S Barie, J Wayne Meredith, Virginia A Eddy, Reuven Rabinovici, Lenworth M Jacobs, Paul R G Cunningham, Eric R Frykberg, Michael Rhodes, Michael D. Pasquale Md, Facs, Fccm, Blaine L Enderson, John J Locurto, Nabil A Atweh, Rao R Ivatury

Michael D Pasquale MD, FACS, FCCM

No abstract provided.


Utility Of Chest Radiographs After Guidewire Exchanges Of Central Venous Catheters., P Frassinelli, Michael D. Pasquale MD, FACS, FCCM, M D Cipolle, M Rhodes 2016 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Utility Of Chest Radiographs After Guidewire Exchanges Of Central Venous Catheters., P Frassinelli, Michael D. Pasquale Md, Facs, Fccm, M D Cipolle, M Rhodes

Michael D Pasquale MD, FACS, FCCM

OBJECTIVE: To determine whether chest radiographs are warranted after uncomplicated guidewire exchanges of central venous catheters in patients admitted to a Level I trauma intensive care unit.

DESIGN: Prospective study performed in two phases.

SETTING: Intensive care unit in a Level I trauma center.

PATIENTS: Patients admitted to a Level I trauma center intensive care unit who required central venous catheter guidewire exchanges.

INTERVENTIONS: Criteria for uncomplicated guidewire exchanges were established and followed. A catheter exchange checklist was completed at each procedure, and a chest radiograph was performed after each guidewire exchange. The complications followed were catheter malposition, pneumothorax, hemothorax ...


Outcome After Decompressive Craniectomy For The Treatment Of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury., Jerry Lee Howard, Mark D Cipolle, Meredith Anderson, Victoria Sabella, Daniele Shollenberger, P Mark Li, Michael D. Pasquale MD, FACS, FCCM 2016 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Outcome After Decompressive Craniectomy For The Treatment Of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury., Jerry Lee Howard, Mark D Cipolle, Meredith Anderson, Victoria Sabella, Daniele Shollenberger, P Mark Li, Michael D. Pasquale Md, Facs, Fccm

Michael D Pasquale MD, FACS, FCCM

BACKGROUND: Using decompressive craniectomy as part of the treatment regimen for severe traumatic brain injury (STBI) has become more common at our Level I trauma center. This study was designed to examine this practice with particular attention to long-term functional outcome.

METHODS: A retrospective review of prospectively collected data was performed for patients with STBI admitted from January 1, 2003 to December 31, 2005. Our institution manages patients using the Brain Trauma Foundation Guidelines. Data collected from patients undergoing decompressive craniectomy included: age, Injury Severity Score, admission and follow-up Glasgow Coma Score, timing of, and indication for decompressive craniectomy, and ...


Use Of Greenfield Filters In Renal Transplant Patients--Are They Safe?, Michael D. Pasquale MD, FACS, FCCM, J H Abrams, J S Najarian, F B Cerra 2016 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Use Of Greenfield Filters In Renal Transplant Patients--Are They Safe?, Michael D. Pasquale Md, Facs, Fccm, J H Abrams, J S Najarian, F B Cerra

Michael D Pasquale MD, FACS, FCCM

No abstract provided.


Massive Hematochezia Secondary To Graft-Versus-Host Disease And Cytomegalovirus., M Shabahang, Michael D. Pasquale MD, FACS, FCCM, P Bitterman, E Cirenza, T Spitzer, S R Evans 2016 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Massive Hematochezia Secondary To Graft-Versus-Host Disease And Cytomegalovirus., M Shabahang, Michael D. Pasquale Md, Facs, Fccm, P Bitterman, E Cirenza, T Spitzer, S R Evans

Michael D Pasquale MD, FACS, FCCM

No abstract provided.


Multicenter Study Of Noninvasive Monitoring Systems As Alternatives To Invasive Monitoring Of Acutely Ill Emergency Patients., W C Shoemaker, H Belzberg, C C Wo, D P Milzman, Michael D. Pasquale MD, FACS, FCCM, L Baga, M A Fuss, G J Fulda, K Yarbrough, J P Van DeWater, P J Ferraro, D Thangathurai, P Roffey, G Velmahos, J A Murray, J A Asensio, K ElTawil, W R Dougherty, M J Sullivan, R S Patil, J Adibi, C B James, D Demetriades 2016 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Multicenter Study Of Noninvasive Monitoring Systems As Alternatives To Invasive Monitoring Of Acutely Ill Emergency Patients., W C Shoemaker, H Belzberg, C C Wo, D P Milzman, Michael D. Pasquale Md, Facs, Fccm, L Baga, M A Fuss, G J Fulda, K Yarbrough, J P Van Dewater, P J Ferraro, D Thangathurai, P Roffey, G Velmahos, J A Murray, J A Asensio, K Eltawil, W R Dougherty, M J Sullivan, R S Patil, J Adibi, C B James, D Demetriades

Michael D Pasquale MD, FACS, FCCM

BACKGROUND: Recent reports showed lack of effectiveness of pulmonary artery catheterization in critically ill medical patients and relatively late-stage surgical patients with organ failure. Since invasive monitoring requires critical care environments, the early hemodynamic patterns may have been missed. Ideally, early noninvasive hemodynamic monitoring systems, if reliable, could be used as the "front end" of invasive monitoring to supply more complete descriptions of circulatory pathophysiology.

OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the accuracy and reliability of noninvasive hemodynamic monitoring consisting of a new bioimpedance method for estimating cardiac output combined with arterial BP, pulse oximetry, and transcutaneous PO2 and PCO2; we compared this ...


Making The Case For A Paradigm Shift In Trauma Surgery., Thomas J Esposito, Michael Rotondo, Philip S Barie, Patrick Reilly, Michael D. Pasquale MD, FACS, FCCM 2016 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Making The Case For A Paradigm Shift In Trauma Surgery., Thomas J Esposito, Michael Rotondo, Philip S Barie, Patrick Reilly, Michael D. Pasquale Md, Facs, Fccm

Michael D Pasquale MD, FACS, FCCM

No abstract provided.


Elective Colostomy Closure In An Aids Patient., Michael D. Pasquale MD, FACS, FCCM, J M Kenkel, R W Holt 2016 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Elective Colostomy Closure In An Aids Patient., Michael D. Pasquale Md, Facs, Fccm, J M Kenkel, R W Holt

Michael D Pasquale MD, FACS, FCCM

This article describes a 27-year-old patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) who underwent emergency sigmoid colostomy, Hartmann's pouch, and presacral drainage for rectal perforation. Three months later, he underwent uneventful elective colostomy closure, a procedure previously unreported in an AIDS patient. He remained without gastrointestinal symptoms for 14 months after colostomy closure until he died from central nervous system toxoplasmosis. A diagnosis of AIDS alone should not preclude colostomy closure in AIDS patients.


Multicenter, Randomized, Prospective Trial Of Early Tracheostomy., H J Sugerman, L Wolfe, Michael D. Pasquale MD, FACS, FCCM, F B Rogers, K F O'Malley, M Knudson, L DiNardo, M Gordon, S Schaffer 2016 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Multicenter, Randomized, Prospective Trial Of Early Tracheostomy., H J Sugerman, L Wolfe, Michael D. Pasquale Md, Facs, Fccm, F B Rogers, K F O'Malley, M Knudson, L Dinardo, M Gordon, S Schaffer

Michael D Pasquale MD, FACS, FCCM

OBJECTIVES: Determine the effect of early (days 3-5) or late (days 10-14) tracheostomy on intensive care unit length of stay (ICU LOS), frequency of pneumonia, and mortality, and evidence of short-term or long-term pharyngeal, laryngeal, or tracheal injury in head trauma, non-head trauma, and critically ill nontrauma patients.

STUDY DESIGN: Randomized, prospective.

SETTING: Five Level I trauma centers.

METHODS: Data were obtained prospectively and included Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation III score (AIII), Glasgow Coma Scale score, Emergency Room Trauma Score, Injury Severity Score, Acute Injury Score, type of endotracheal tube or tracheostomy, level of positive end-expiratory pressure, and ...


Impact Of Cirrhosis On Outcomes In Trauma., Dale A Dangleben, Omid Jazaeri, Thomas Wasser, Mark Cipolle, Michael D. Pasquale MD, FACS, FCCM 2016 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Impact Of Cirrhosis On Outcomes In Trauma., Dale A Dangleben, Omid Jazaeri, Thomas Wasser, Mark Cipolle, Michael D. Pasquale Md, Facs, Fccm

Michael D Pasquale MD, FACS, FCCM

BACKGROUND: Cirrhosis as an independent predictor of poor outcomes in trauma patients was identified in 1990. We hypothesized that the degree of preinjury hepatic dysfunction is, by itself, an independent predictor of mortality.

STUDY DESIGN: The trauma registry at our Level I trauma center was queried for all ICD-9 codes for liver disease from 1999 to 2003, and patients were categorized as having Child-Turcotte-Pugh (CTP) class A, B, or C cirrhosis. Data analyzed included age, mechanism of injury, Abbreviated Injury Score (AIS), Injury Severity Score (ISS), Glasgow Coma Score (GCS), hospital length of stay, ventilator days, procedures performed, transfusion of ...


Defining "Dead On Arrival": Impact On A Level I Trauma Center., Michael D. Pasquale MD, FACS, FCCM, M Rhodes, M D Cipolle, T Hanley, T Wasser 2016 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Defining "Dead On Arrival": Impact On A Level I Trauma Center., Michael D. Pasquale Md, Facs, Fccm, M Rhodes, M D Cipolle, T Hanley, T Wasser

Michael D Pasquale MD, FACS, FCCM

OBJECTIVE: To determine the potential impact of defining criteria for "dead on arrival" (DOA) on a Level I trauma center.

METHODS: From 1990 to 1994, trauma patients having cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) performed by certified prehospital personnel were reviewed for time of CPR, outcome, and costs to determine whether any benefit would have been realized had DOA criteria been followed.

RESULTS: A total of 106 patients had prehospital CPR; 20 did not meet DOA criteria and underwent resuscitation, three survived (15%). Eighty-six patients met DOA criteria; 16 were pronounced dead without further resuscitative efforts (in-hospital costs of $200/patient), while 70 ...


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