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Propranolol attenuates cognitive, learning, and memory deficits in a murine model of traumatic brain injury.

Muhammad Zeeshan, Mohammad Hamidi, Terence OʼKeeffe, Esther H Bae, Kamil Hanna, Randall S Friese, Narong Kulvatunyou, El Rasheid Zakaria, Lynn Gries, Andrew Tang, Bellal Joseph,

<h4>Background</h4>β-blockers have been shown to improve survival after traumatic brain injury (TBI); however, the impact of continuous dosage of β-blockers on cognitive function has not been elucidated. We hypothesized that a daily dose of propranolol can improve memory, learning, and cognitive function following TBI.<h4>Study design</h4>Twenty male C57BL mice were subjected ... Read more >>

J Trauma Acute Care Surg (The journal of trauma and acute care surgery)
[2019, 87(5):1140-1147]

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Risk Factors for Perforated Appendicitis in the Acute Care Surgery Era-Minimizing the Patient's Delayed Presentation Factor.

Narong Kulvatunyou, Steven A Zimmerman, Bellal Joseph, Randall S Friese, Lynn Gries, Terence O'Keeffe, John A Stroster, Andrew L Tang,

<h4>Background</h4>Numerous factors contribute to advanced disease or increased complications in patients with acute appendicitis (AA). This study aimed to identify risk factors associated with AA perforation, including the effect of system time (ST) delay, after controlling for patient time (PT) delay. In this study, PT was controlled (to less than ... Read more >>

J Surg Res (The Journal of surgical research)
[2019, 238:113-118]

Cited: 3 times

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Comparing Outcomes Between "Pull" Versus "Push" Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy in Acute Care Surgery: Under-Reported Pull Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Incidence of Tube Dislodgement.

Narong Kulvatunyou, Steven A Zimmerman, Moutamn Sadoun, Bellal A Joseph, Randall S Friese, Lynn M Gries, Terence O'Keeffe, Andrew L Tang,

<h4>Background</h4>Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) complications are often under-reported in the literature, especially regarding the incidence of tube dislodgement (TD). TD can cause significant morbidity depending on its timing. We compared outcomes between "push" and "pull" PEGs. We hypothesized that push PEGs, because of its T-fasteners and balloon tip, would have ... Read more >>

J Surg Res (The Journal of surgical research)
[2018, 232:56-62]

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A Prospective Study of 7-Year Experience Using Percutaneous 14-French Pigtail Catheters for Traumatic Hemothorax/Hemopneumothorax at a Level-1 Trauma Center: Size Still Does Not Matter.

Zachary M Bauman, Narong Kulvatunyou, Bellal Joseph, Arpana Jain, Randall S Friese, Lynn Gries, Terence O'Keeffe, Andy L Tang, Gary Vercruysse, Peter Rhee,

<h4>Background</h4>The effectiveness of 14-French (14F) pigtail catheters (PCs) compared to 32-40F chest tubes (CTs) in patients with traumatic hemothorax (HTX) and hemopneumothorax (HPTX) is becoming more well known but still lacking. The aim of our study was to analyze our cumulative experience and outcomes with PCs in patients with traumatic ... Read more >>

World J Surg (World journal of surgery)
[2018, 42(1):107-113]

Cited: 11 times

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Outcomes in Trauma Patients with Isolated Epidural Hemorrhage: A Single-Institution Retrospective Cohort Study.

Bardiya Zangbar, Bradley Serack, Peter Rhee, Bellal Joseph, Viraj Pandit, Randall S Friese, Ansab A Haider, Andrew L Tang,

The type, location, and size of intracranial hemorrhage are known to be associated with variable outcomes in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The aim of our study was to assess the outcomes in patients with isolated epidural hemorrhage (EDH) based on the location of EDH. We performed a 3-year ... Read more >>

Am Surg (The American surgeon)
[2016, 82(12):1209-1214]

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The impact of patient protection and Affordable Care Act on trauma care: A step in the right direction.

Bellal Joseph, Ansab A Haider, Asad Azim, Narong Kulvatunyou, Andrew Tang, Terence OʼKeeffe, Rifat Latifi, Donald J Green, Randall S Friese, Peter Rhee,

<h4>Introduction</h4>The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was implemented to guarantee financial coverage for health care for all Americans. The implementation of ACA is likely to influence the insurance status of Americans and reimbursement rates of trauma centers. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of ... Read more >>

J Trauma Acute Care Surg (The journal of trauma and acute care surgery)
[2016, 81(3):427-434]

Cited: 8 times

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Survival benefits of remote ischemic conditioning in sepsis.

Bellal Joseph, Mazhar Khalil, Ammar Hashmi, Louise Hecker, Narong Kulvatunyou, Andrew Tang, Randall S Friese, Peter Rhee,

<h4>Background</h4>Sepsis remains the leading cause of death in the surgical intensive care unit. Prior studies have demonstrated a survival benefit of remote ischemic conditioning (RIC) in many disease states. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of RIC on survival in sepsis in an animal model and ... Read more >>

J Surg Res (The Journal of surgical research)
[2017, 213:131-137]

Cited: 7 times

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Trauma center variation in the management of pediatric patients with blunt abdominal solid organ injury: a national trauma data bank analysis.

Arash Safavi, Erik D Skarsgard, Peter Rhee, Bardiya Zangbar, Narong Kulvatunyou, Andrew Tang, Terence O'Keeffe, Randall S Friese, Bellal Joseph,

<h4>Background</h4>Nonoperative management of hemodynamically stable children with Solid Organ Injury (SOI) has become standard of care. The aim of this study is to identify differences in management of children with SOI treated at Adult Trauma Centers (ATC) versus Pediatric Trauma Centers (PTC). We hypothesized that patients treated at ATC would ... Read more >>

J Pediatr Surg (Journal of pediatric surgery)
[2016, 51(3):499-502]

Cited: 8 times

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Metoprolol improves survival in severe traumatic brain injury independent of heart rate control.

Bardiya Zangbar, Mazhar Khalil, Peter Rhee, Bellal Joseph, Narong Kulvatunyou, Andrew Tang, Randall S Friese, Terence O'Keeffe,

<h4>Background</h4>Multiple prior studies have suggested an association between survival and beta-blocker administration in patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, it is unknown whether this benefit of beta-blockers is dependent on heart rate control. The aim of this study was to assess whether rate control affects survival in patients ... Read more >>

J Surg Res (The Journal of surgical research)
[2016, 200(2):586-592]

Cited: 9 times

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Early surgical intervention and its impact on patients presenting with necrotizing soft tissue infections: A single academic center experience.

George J Hadeed, Judith Smith, Terrence O'Keeffe, Narong Kulvatunyou, Julie L Wynne, Bellal Joseph, Randall S Friese, Thomas L Wachtel, Peter M Rhee, Ayman El-Menyar, Rifat Latifi,

<h4>Objectives</h4>Early diagnosis and emergent surgical debridement of necrotizing soft tissue infections (NSTIs) remains the cornerstone of care. We aimed to study the effect of early surgery on patients' outcomes and, in particular, on hospital length of stay (LOS) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) LOS.<h4>Materials and methods</h4>Over a 6-year period (January ... Read more >>

J Emerg Trauma Shock (Journal of emergencies, trauma, and shock)
[2016, 9(1):22-27]

Cited: 16 times

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The elimination of anastomosis in open trauma vascular reconstruction: A novel technique using an animal model.

Andrew L Tang, Conrad Diven, Bardiya Zangbar, Dafney Lubin, Bellal Joseph, Donald J Green, Narong Kulvatunyou, Gary Vercruysse, Randall S Friese, Terence O'Keeffe, Peter Rhee,

<h4>Background</h4>The standard approach to vascular trauma involves arterial exposure and reconstruction using either a vein or polytetrafluoroethylene graft. We have developed a novel technique to repairing arterial injuries by deploying commercially available vascular stents through an open approach, thus eliminating the need for suture anastomosis. The objective of this study ... Read more >>

J Trauma Acute Care Surg (The journal of trauma and acute care surgery)
[2015, 79(6):937-942]

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Factors associated with failure-to-rescue in patients undergoing trauma laparotomy.

Bellal Joseph, Bardiya Zangbar, Mazhar Khalil, Narong Kulvatunyou, Ansab A Haider, Terence O'Keeffe, Andrew Tang, Gary Vercruysse, Randall S Friese, Peter Rhee,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Quality improvement initiatives have focused primarily on preventing in-hospital complications. Patients developing complications are at a greater risk of mortality; however, factors associated with failure-to-rescue (death after major complication) in trauma patients remain undefined. The aim of this study was to identify risk factors associated with failure-to-rescue in patients undergoing ... Read more >>

Surgery (Surgery)
[2015, 158(2):393-398]

Cited: 5 times

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Hips don't lie: Waist-to-hip ratio in trauma patients.

Bellal Joseph, Bardiya Zangbar, Ansab Abbas Haider, Naroung Kulvatunyou, Mazhar Khalil, Andrew Tang, Terence O'Keeffe, Randall S Friese, Tahereh Orouji Jokar, Gary Vercruysse, Rifat Latifi, Peter Rhee,

<h4>Background</h4>Obesity measured by body mass index (BMI) is known to be associated with worse outcomes in trauma patients. Recent studies have assessed the impact of distribution of body fat measured by waist-hip ratio (WHR) on outcomes in nontrauma patients. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of ... Read more >>

J Trauma Acute Care Surg (The journal of trauma and acute care surgery)
[2015, 79(6):1055-1061]

Cited: 4 times

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Prevalence of Domestic Violence Among Trauma Patients.

Bellal Joseph, Mazhar Khalil, Bardiya Zangbar, Narong Kulvatunyou, Tahereh Orouji, Viraj Pandit, Terence O'Keeffe, Andrew Tang, Lynn Gries, Randall S Friese, Peter Rhee, James W Davis,

<h4>Importance</h4>Domestic violence is an extremely underreported crime and a growing social problem in the United States. However, the true burden of the problem remains unknown.<h4>Objective</h4>To assess the reported prevalence of domestic violence among trauma patients.<h4>Design, setting, and participants</h4>A 6-year (2007-2012) retrospective analysis of the prospectively maintained National Trauma Data Bank. ... Read more >>

JAMA Surg (JAMA surgery)
[2015, 150(12):1177-1183]

Cited: 9 times

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Certified acute care surgery programs improve outcomes in patients undergoing emergency surgery: A nationwide analysis.

Mazhar Khalil, Viraj Pandit, Peter Rhee, Narong Kulvatunyou, Tahereh Orouji, Andrew Tang, Terence O'Keeffe, Lynn Gries, Gary Vercruysse, Randall S Friese, Bellal Joseph,

<h4>Background</h4>Differences in outcomes among trauma centers (TCs) and non-TCs (NTCs) in patients undergoing emergency general surgery (EGS) are well established. However; the impact of development of certified acute care surgery (ACS) programs on patient outcomes remains unknown. The aim of this study was to evaluate outcomes in patients undergoing EGS ... Read more >>

J Trauma Acute Care Surg (The journal of trauma and acute care surgery)
[2015, 79(1):60-3; discussion 64]

Cited: 13 times

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Managing older adults with ground-level falls admitted to a trauma service: the effect of frailty.

Bellal Joseph, Viraj Pandit, Mazhar Khalil, Narong Kulvatunyou, Bardiya Zangbar, Randall S Friese, M Jane Mohler, Mindy J Fain, Peter Rhee,

<h4>Objectives</h4>To determine whether frail elderly adults are at greater risk of fracture after a ground-level fall (GLF) than those who are not frail.<h4>Design</h4>Prospective observational study.<h4>Setting</h4>Level 1 trauma center.<h4>Participants</h4>All elderly (≥65) adults presenting after a GLF over 1 year (N = 110; mean age ± SD 79.5 ± 8.3, 54% male).<h4>Measurement</h4>A ... Read more >>

J Am Geriatr Soc (Journal of the American Geriatrics Society)
[2015, 63(4):745-749]

Cited: 11 times

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Use of prothrombin complex concentrate as an adjunct to fresh frozen plasma shortens time to craniotomy in traumatic brain injury patients.

Bellal Joseph, Viraj Pandit, Mazhar Khalil, Narong Kulvatunyou, Hassan Aziz, Andrew Tang, Terence OʼKeeffe, Daniel Hays, Lynn Gries, Michael Lemole, Randall S Friese, Peter Rhee,

<h4>Background</h4>The use of prothrombin complex concentrate (PCC) to reverse acquired (coagulopathy of trauma) and induced coagulopathy (preinjury warfarin use) is well defined.<h4>Objective</h4>To compare outcomes in patients with traumatic brain injury without warfarin therapy receiving PCC as an adjunct to fresh frozen plasma (FFP) therapy compared with patients receiving FFP therapy ... Read more >>

Neurosurgery (Neurosurgery)
[2015, 76(5):601-7; discussion 607]

Cited: 7 times

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Traumatic intracranial aneurysm in blunt trauma.

Bardiya Zangbar, Julie Wynne, Bellal Joseph, Viraj Pandit, David Meyer, Narong Kulvatunyou, Mazhar Khalil, Terence O'Keeffe, Andrew Tang, Michael Lemole, Randall S Friese, Peter Rhee,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA) is being used to identify traumatic intracranial aneurysms (TICA) in patients with findings such as skull fracture and intracranial haemorrhage on initial Computed Tomography (CT) scans after blunt traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, the incidence of TICA in patients with blunt TBI is unknown. The aim ... Read more >>

Brain Inj (Brain injury)
[2015, 29(5):601-606]

Cited: 2 times

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Overuse of helicopter transport in the minimally injured: A health care system problem that should be corrected.

Gary A Vercruysse, Randall S Friese, Mazhar Khalil, Irada Ibrahim-Zada, Bardiya Zangbar, Ammar Hashmi, Andrew Tang, Terrence O'Keeffe, Narong Kulvatunyou, Donald J Green, Lynn Gries, Bellal Joseph, Peter M Rhee,

<h4>Background</h4>Mortality benefit has been demonstrated for trauma patients transported via helicopter but at great cost. This study identified patients who did not benefit from helicopter transport to our facility and demonstrates potential cost savings when transported instead by ground.<h4>Methods</h4>We performed a 6-year (2007-2013) retrospective analysis of all trauma patients presenting ... Read more >>

J Trauma Acute Care Surg (The journal of trauma and acute care surgery)
[2015, 78(3):510-515]

Cited: 9 times

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Sleep in the intensive care unit.

Margaret A Pisani, Randall S Friese, Brian K Gehlbach, Richard J Schwab, Gerald L Weinhouse, Shirley F Jones,

Sleep is an important physiologic process, and lack of sleep is associated with a host of adverse outcomes. Basic and clinical research has documented the important role circadian rhythm plays in biologic function. Critical illness is a time of extreme vulnerability for patients, and the important role sleep may play ... Read more >>

Am J Respir Crit Care Med (American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine)
[2015, 191(7):731-738]

Cited: 85 times

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Management of acute mild gallstone pancreatitis under acute care surgery: should patients be admitted to the surgery or medicine service?

Narong Kulvatunyou, John Watt, Randall S Friese, Lynn Gries, Donald J Green, Bellal Joseph, Terence O'Keeffe, Andrew L Tang, Gary Vercruysse, Peter Rhee,

<h4>Background</h4>We hypothesized that patients with acute mild gallstone pancreatitis (GSP) admitted to surgery (SUR; vs medicine [MED]) had a shorter time to surgery, shorter hospital length of stay (HLOS), and lower costs.<h4>Methods</h4>We performed chart reviews of patients who underwent a cholecystectomy for acute mild GSP from October 1, 2009 to ... Read more >>

Am J Surg (American journal of surgery)
[2014, 208(6):981-7; discussion 986-7]

Cited: 5 times

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Increasing organ donation after cardiac death in trauma patients.

Bellal Joseph, Mazhar Khalil, Viraj Pandit, Tahereh Orouji Jokar, Ali Cheaito, Narong Kulvatunyou, Andrew Tang, Terence O'Keeffe, Gary Vercruysse, Donald J Green, Randall S Friese, Peter Rhee,

<h4>Background</h4>Organ donation after cardiac death (DCD) is not optimal but still remains a valuable source of organ donation in trauma donors. The aim of this study was to assess national trends in DCD from trauma patients.<h4>Methods</h4>A 12-year (2002 to 2013) retrospective analysis of the United Network for Organ Sharing database ... Read more >>

Am J Surg (American journal of surgery)
[2015, 210(3):468-472]

Cited: 2 times

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Hypothermia in organ donation: a friend or foe?

Bellal Joseph, Mazhar Khalil, Viraj Pandit, Narong Kulvatunyou, Bardiya Zangbar, Andrew Tang, Terence O'Keeffe, Kara Snyder, Donald J Green, Lynn Gries, Randall S Friese, Peter Rhee,

<h4>Background</h4>Hypothermia is a known predictor of mortality in trauma patients; however, its impact on organ procurement has not been defined. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of hypothermia on organ procurement. We hypothesized that admission hypothermia impedes successful organ procurement.<h4>Methods</h4>We performed a 5-year retrospective analysis of ... Read more >>

J Trauma Acute Care Surg (The journal of trauma and acute care surgery)
[2014, 77(4):559-563]

Cited: 4 times

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Adverse effects of admission blood alcohol on long-term cognitive function in patients with traumatic brain injury.

Bellal Joseph, Mazhar Khalil, Viraj Pandit, Narong Kulvatunyou, Bardiya Zangbar, Terence O'Keeffe, Anum Asif, Andrew Tang, Donald J Green, Lynn Gries, Randall S Friese, Peter Rhee,

<h4>Background</h4>Alcohol is known to be protective in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI); however, its impact on the long-term cognitive function is unknown. We hypothesize that intoxication at the time of injury is associated with adverse long-term cognitive function in patients sustaining TBI.<h4>Methods</h4>We performed a 2-year retrospective study of all ... Read more >>

J Trauma Acute Care Surg (The journal of trauma and acute care surgery)
[2015, 78(2):403-408]

Cited: 7 times

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Secondary brain injury in trauma patients: the effects of remote ischemic conditioning.

Bellal Joseph, Viraj Pandit, Bardiya Zangbar, Narong Kulvatunyou, Mazhar Khalil, Andrew Tang, Terence O'Keeffe, Lynn Gries, Gary Vercruysse, Randall S Friese, Peter Rhee,

<h4>Background</h4>Management of traumatic brain injury (TBI) is focused on preventing secondary brain injury. Remote ischemic conditioning (RIC) is an established treatment modality that has been shown to improve patient outcomes secondary to inflammatory insults. The aim of our study was to assess whether RIC in trauma patients with severe TBI ... Read more >>

J Trauma Acute Care Surg (The journal of trauma and acute care surgery)
[2015, 78(4):698-703; discussion 703-5]

Cited: 21 times

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