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Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery Fellow Publications

Fellow's publications:

1. Diaz JJ, Jr., Gray BW, Dobson JM, Grogan EL, May AK, Miller R, Guy J, O'Neill P, Morris JA, Jr. Repair of giant abdominal hernias: does the type of prosthesis matter? Am Surg 2004; 70:396-401.

2. Grogan EL, Stiles RA, France DJ, Speroff T, Morris JA, Jr., Nixon B, Gaffney FA, Seddon R, Pinson CW. The impact of aviation-based teamwork training on the attitudes of health-care professionals. J Am Coll Surg 2004; 199:843-848.

3. Grogan EL, Morris JA, Jr., Norris PR, France DJ, Ozdas A, Stiles RA, Harris PA, Dawant BM, Speroff T. Reduced heart rate volatility: an early predictor of death in trauma patients. Ann Surg 2004; 240:547-554.

4. Collier B, Diaz J, Jr., Forbes R, Morris J, Jr., May A, Guy J, Ozdas A, Dupont W, Miller R, Jensen G. The impact of a normoglycemic management protocol on clinical outcomes in the trauma intensive care unit. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr 2005; 29:353-358.

5. Diaz JJ, Jr., Mejia V, Subhawong AP, Subhawong T, Miller RS, O'Neill PJ, Morris JA, Jr. Protocol for bedside laparotomy in trauma and emergency general surgery: a low return to the operating room. Am Surg 2005; 71:986-991.

6. Diaz JJ, Jr., Aulino JM, Collier B, Roman C, May AK, Miller RS, Guillamondegui O, Morris JA, Jr. The early work-up for isolated ligamentous injury of the cervical spine: does computed tomography scan have a role? J Trauma 2005; 59:897-903.

7. Grogan EL, Norris PR, Speroff T, Ozdas A, France DJ, Harris PA, Jenkins JM, Stiles R, Dittus RS, Morris JA, Jr. Volatility: a new vital sign identified using a novel bedside monitoring strategy. J Trauma 2005; 58:7-12.

8. Grogan EL, Morris JA, Jr., Dittus RS, Moore DE, Poulose BK, Diaz JJ, Speroff T. Cervical spine evaluation in urban trauma centers: lowering institutional costs and complications through helical CT scan. J Am Coll Surg 2005; 200:160-165.

9. Vogel TR, Diaz JJ, Miller RS, May AK, Guillamondegui OD, Guy JS, Morris JA. The open abdomen in trauma: do infectious complications affect primary abdominal closure? Surg Infect (Larchmt ) 2006; 7:433-441.

10. Collier B, Guillamondegui O, Cotton B, Donahue R, Conrad A, Groh K, Richman J, Vogel T, Miller R, Diaz J, Jr. Feeding the open abdomen. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr 2007; 31:410-415.

11. Diaz JJ, Jr., Cullinane DC, Altman DT, Bokhari F, Cheng JS, Como J, Gunter O, Holevar M, Jerome R, Kurek SJ, Jr., Lorenzo M, Mejia V, Miglietta M, O'Neill PJ, Rhee P, Sing R, Streib E, Vaslef S. Practice management guidelines for the screening of thoracolumbar spine fracture. J Trauma 2007; 63:709-718.

12. Riordan WP, Jr., Cotton BA, Norris PR, Waitman LR, Jenkins JM, Morris JA, Jr. Beta-blocker exposure in patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) and cardiac uncoupling. J Trauma 2007; 63:503-510.

13. Collier B, Dossett LA, May AK, Diaz JJ. Glucose control and the inflammatory response. Nutr Clin Pract 2008; 23:3-15.

14. Collier BR, Giladi A, Dossett LA, Dyer L, Fleming SB, Cotton BA. Impact of high-dose antioxidants on outcomes in acutely injured patients. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr 2008; 32:384-388.

15. Cotton BA, Gunter OL, Isbell J, Au BK, Robertson AM, Morris JA, Jr., St Jacques P, Young PP. Damage control hematology: the impact of a trauma exsanguination protocol on survival and blood product utilization. J Trauma 2008; 64:1177-1182.

16. Gunter OL, Guillamondegui OD, May AK, Diaz JJ. Outcome of necrotizing skin and soft tissue infections. Surg Infect (Larchmt ) 2008; 9:443-450.

17. Diaz JJ, Jr., Bokhari F, Mowery NT, Acosta JA, Block EF, Bromberg WJ, Collier BR, Cullinane DC, Dwyer KM, Griffen MM, Mayberry JC, Jerome R. Guidelines for management of small bowel obstruction. J Trauma 2008; 64:1651-1664.

18. Dortch MJ, Mowery NT, Ozdas A, Dossett L, Cao H, Collier B, Holder G, Miller RA, May AK. A computerized insulin infusion titration protocol improves glucose control with less hypoglycemia compared to a manual titration protocol in a trauma intensive care unit. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr 2008; 32:18-27.

19. Dossett LA, Swenson BR, Evans HL, Bonatti H, Sawyer RG, May AK. Serum estradiol concentration as a predictor of death in critically ill and injured adults. Surg Infect (Larchmt ) 2008; 9:41-48.

20. Dossett LA, Swenson BR, Heffernan D, Bonatti H, Metzger R, Sawyer RG, May AK. High levels of endogenous estrogens are associated with death in the critically injured adult. J Trauma 2008; 64:580-585.

21. Dossett LA, Collier B, Donahue R, Mowery NT, Dortch MJ, Guillamondegui O, Diaz JJ, May AK. Intensive Insulin Therapy in Practice: Can We Do It? JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr 2008.

22. Dossett LA, Heffernan D, Lightfoot M, Collier B, Diaz JJ, Sawyer RG, May AK. Obesity and pulmonary complications in critically injured adults. Chest 2008; 134:974-980.

23. Dossett LA, Cao H, Mowery NT, Dortch MJ, Morris JM, Jr., May AK. Blood glucose variability is associated with mortality in the surgical intensive care unit. Am Surg 2008; 74:679-685.

24. Dossett LA, Dittus RS, Speroff T, May AK, Cotton BA. Cost-effectiveness of routine radiographs after emergent open cavity operations. Surgery 2008; 144:317-321.

25. Gunter OL, Jr., Au BK, Isbell JM, Mowery NT, Young PP, Cotton BA. Optimizing outcomes in damage control resuscitation: identifying blood product ratios associated with improved survival. J Trauma 2008; 65:527-534.

26. Kemp CD, Johnson JC, Riordan WP, Cotton BA. How we die: the impact of nonneurologic organ dysfunction after severe traumatic brain injury. Am Surg 2008; 74:866-872.

27. May AK, Dossett LA, Norris PR, Hansen EN, Dorsett RC, Popovsky KA, Sawyer RG. Estradiol is associated with mortality in critically ill trauma and surgical patients. Crit Care Med 2008; 36:62-68.

28. Mowery NT, Norris PR, Riordan W, Jenkins JM, Williams AE, Morris JA, Jr. Cardiac uncoupling and heart rate variability are associated with intracranial hypertension and mortality: a study of 145 trauma patients with continuous monitoring. J Trauma 2008; 65:621-627.

29. Voskresensky IV, Rivera-Tyler T, Dossett LA, Riordan WP, Jr., Cotton BA. Use of Scene Vital Signs Improves TRISS Predicted Survival in Intubated Trauma Patients. J Surg Res 2008.

30. Diaz JJ, Berkes MB, Norris PR, Collier BR, Ozdas A, May AK, Miller RS, Morris JA. Morbid Obesity is Not A Risk Factor for Mortality in Critically Ill Trauma Patients. J Trauma. 2009; 66:226-231.

31. Mowery NT, Gunter OL, Guillamondegui O, Dossett LA, Dortch MJ, Morris JA, May AK. Stress insulin resistance is a marker for mortality in traumatic brain injury. J Trauma. 2009;66:145-151.

32. Cotton BA, Au BK, Nunez TC, Gunter OL, Robertson AM, Young PP. Predefined massive transfusion protocols are associated with a reduction in organ failure and postinjury complications. J Trauma. 2009;66:41-4

33. Diaz JJ, Jr., Conquest AM, Ferzoco SJ, Vargo D, Miller P, Wu YC, Donahue R. Multi-institutional experience using human acellular dermal matrix for ventral hernia repair in a compromised surgical field. Arch Surg 2009; 144:209-215.

34. Nunez TC, Voskresensky IV, Dossett LA, Shinall R, Dutton WD, Cotton BA. Early prediction of massive transfusion: Simple as ABC? J Trauma 2009;66:346-352

35. Zaydfudim V, Dossett LA, Starmer JM, Arbogast PG, Feurer ID, Ray WA, May AK, Pinson CW. Implementation of a real-time compliance dashboard to help reduce SICU ventilator-associated pneumonia with the ventilator bundle. Arch Surg 2009; 144:656-662.

36. Dossett LA, Dageforde LA, Swenson BR, Metzger R, Bonatti H, Sawyer RG, May AK. Obesity and site-specific nosocomial infection risk in the intensive care unit. Surg Infect (Larchmt ) 2009; 10:137-142.

37. Dossett LA, Redhage LA, Sawyer RG, May AK. Revisiting the validity of APACHE II in the trauma ICU: Improved risk stratification in critically injured adults. Injury 2009 40:993-998.

38. Stelzmueller I, Pfausler B, Fille M, Dossett LA, Bonatti H. Streptococcus milleri group isolates from blood cultures: consider surgical sepsis. Surg Infect (Larchmt ) 2009; 10:259-263.

39. Mowery NT, Dortch MJ, Dossett LA, Norris PR, Diaz JJ, Jr., Morris JA, Jr., May AK. Review of a large clinical series: insulin resistance despite tight glucose control is associated with mortality in critically ill surgical patients. J Intensive Care Med 2009; 24:242-251.

40. Guillamondegui OD, Gunter OL, Patel S, Fleming S, Cotton BA, Morris JA, Jr. Acute adrenal insufficiency may affect outcome in the trauma patient. Am Surg 2009; 75:287-290.

41. Riordan WP, Jr., Norris PR, Jenkins JM, Morris JA, Jr. Early Loss of Heart Rate Complexity Predicts Mortality Regardless of Mechanism, Anatomic Location, or Severity of Injury in 2178 Trauma Patients. J Surg Res 2009.

42. Cotton BA, Jerome R, Collier BR, Khetarpal S, Holevar M, Tucker B, Kurek S, Mowery NT, Shah K, Bromberg W, Gunter OL, Riordan WP, Jr. Guidelines for prehospital fluid resuscitation in the injured patient. J Trauma 2009; 67:389-402.

43. Mowery NT, Carnevale RJ, Gunter OL, Norris PR, Dossett LA, Dortch MJ, Morris JA, Jr., May AK. Insulin resistance heralds positive cultures after severe injury. Surgical Infections (Larchmt ) 2009; 10:503-509.

44. May AK, Stafford RE, Bulger EM, Heffernan D, Guillamondegui O, Bochicchio G, Eachempati SR. Surgical Infection Society Guidelines: Treatment of complicated skin and soft tissue infections. Surgical Infections (Larchmt ) 2009; 10:467-499.

45. Au BK, Dutton WD, Zaydfudim V, Nunez TC, Young PP, Cotton BA. Hyperkalemia following massive transfusion in trauma. J Surg Res 2009; 157:284-289.

46. Nunez TC, Cotton BA. Transfusion therapy in hemorrhagic shock. Curr Opin Crit Care 2009.

47. Cotton BA, Dossett LA, Au BK, Nunez TC, Robertson AM, Young PP. Room for (performance) improvement: provider related factors associated with poor outcomes in massive transfusion. J Trauma 2009;67:1004-1012

48. Stelzmueller I, Fille M, Hager J, Dossett L, Sifri CD, Bonatti H. Group Milleri Streptococci in paediatric infections. Eur J Pediatr Surg 2009; 19:21-24.

49. Zaydfudim V, Dutton WD, Feurer ID, Au BK, Pinson CW, Cotton BA. Exsanguination protocol improves survival after major hepatic trauma. Injury 2010; 41:30-34.

50. Collier B, Dossett L, Shipman J, Day M, Lawson G, Sawyer R, May A. Visceral adiposity is not associated with inflammatory markers in trauma patients. J Trauma 2010; 68:57-61.

52. Fremont RD, Koyama T, Calfee CS, Wu W, Dossett LA, Bossert FR, Mitchell D, Wickersham N, Bernard GR, Matthay MA, May AK, Ware LB. Acute Lung Injury in Patients With Traumatic Injuries: Utility of a Panel of Biomarkers for Diagnosis and Pathogenesis. Journal of Trauma 2010; 68:1121-1127.

53. Hranjec T, Swenson BR, Dossett LA, Metzger, Flohr TR, Papovsky KA, Bonatti HJ, May AK, Sawyer RG. Diagnosis-dependent relationships between cytokine levels and survival in patients admitted for surgical critical care. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2010; 210:833-836.

54. Marshall GT, James RF, Landman MP, O'Neill PJ, Cotton BA, Hanson EN, Morris JA, May AK. Pentobarbital Coma for Refractory Intra-Cranial Hypertension after Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: Mortality Predictions and One-year Outcomes in 55 Patients. J. Trauma. 2010; 69:275-283.

55. Smith BP, Adams RC, Doraiswamy VA, Nagaraja V, Seamon MJ, Wisler J, Sharma R, Cook CH, Gunter OL, Stawicki SP.. Review of abdominal damage control and open abdomens: focus on gastrointestinal complications. J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2010; 19:425-435.

56. Cotton BA, Dossett LA, Haut ER, Shafi S, Nunez TC, Au BK, Zaydfudim V, Johnston M, Arbogast P, Young PP. Multicenter validation of a simplified score to predict massive transfusion in trauma. J Trauma 2010; 69 Suppl 1:S33-S39.

57. Nunez TC, Young PP, Holcomb JB, Cotton BA. Creation, implementation, and maturation of a massive transfusion protocol for the exsanguinating trauma patient. J Trauma 2010; 68:1498-1505.

58. Abouassaly CT, Dutton WD, Zaydfudim V,Dossett LA, Nunez TC, Fleming SB, Cotton BA. Postoperative neuromuscular blocker use is associated with higher primary fascial closure rates after damage control laparotomy. J Trauma 2010; 69:557-561.

59. Diaz JJ, Jr., Cullinane DC, Dutton WD, Jerome , Bagdonas R, Bilaniuk JW, Collier BR, Como JJ, Cumming J, Griffen M, Gunter OL, Kirby J, Lottenburg L, Mowery N, Riordan WP, Jr, Martin N, Platz J, Stassen N, Winston ES. The management of the open abdomen in trauma and emergency general surgery: part 1-damage control. J Trauma 2010; 68:1425-1438.

60. Nunez TC, Dutton WD, May AK, Holcomb JB, Young PP. Emergency department blood transfusion predicts early massive transfusion and early blood component requirement. Transfusion 2010; 50:1914-1920.

61. Aston JL, Dortch MJ, Dossett LA, Creech CB, May AK. Risk factors for treatment failure in patients receiving vancomycin for hospital-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia. Surg Infect (Larchmt) 2010; 11:21-28.

62. Collier B, Dossett L, Mann M, Cotton B, Guillamondegui O, Diaz J, Fleming S, May A, Morris J. Vasopressin use is associated with death in acute trauma patients with shock. J Crit Care 2010; 25:173-174.

63. Mowery NT, Guillamondegui OD, Gunter OL, Diaz JJ, Jr., Collier BR, Dossett LA, Dortch MJ, May AK. Severe hypoglycemia while on intensive insulin therapy is not an independent predictor of death after trauma. J Trauma 2010; 68:342-347.

64. Zaydfudim V, Dutton WD, Feurer ID, Au BK, Pinson CW, Cotton BA. Exsanguination protocol improves survival after major hepatic trauma. Injury 2010; 41:30-34.

65. Giladi AM,Dossett LA, Fleming SB, Abumrad NN, Cotton BA. High-dose antioxidant administration is associated with a reduction in post-injury complications in critically ill trauma patients. Injury 2010; 41:857-861.

66. Stelzmueller I, Aigner F, Albright J, Margreiter R, Fille M, Swenson BR, Dossett L, Bonatti H. Group Milleri Streptococci in perianal infections. Colorectal Dis 2010; 12:e121-e127.

67. Mowery NT, May AK, Collier BR, Dossett LA, Gunter OL, Dortch MJ, Diaz JJ. Glucose Metabolism, Not Obesity Predicts Mortality in Critically Ill Surgical Patients. American Surgeon. 2011. 76:1377-1383.

68. Mowery NT, Gunter OL, Collier BR, Diaz JJ, Jr, Haut E, Hildreth A, Holevar M, Mayberry J, Streib E.. Practice management guidelines for management of hemothorax and occult pneumothorax. J Trauma 2011; 70:510-518.

69. Webb LH, Ott MM, Gunter OL. Once bitten, twice incised: recurrent gallstone ileus. Am J Surg 2010; 200:e72-e74.

70. Dutton WD, Diaz JJ, Jr., Miller RS. Critical Care Issues in Managing Complex Open Abdominal Wound. J Intensive Care Med 2011, Mar 24. [Epub ahead of print]

71. Mowery NT, Morris JA, Jr., Jenkins JM, Ozdas A, Norris PA.. Core temperature variation is associated with heart rate variability independent of cardiac index: A study of 278 trauma patients. J Crit Care 2011. Mar 2. [Epub ahead of print]

72. Mowery NT, Gunter OL, Dossett LA, Dortch MJ, Morris JA, Jr. May AK, Diaz JJ, Jr. Failure to achieve euglycemia despite aggressive insulin control signals abnormal physiologic response to trauma. J Crit Care 2011. Jan 19. [Epub ahead of print]

73. Kim CY, Patel MB, Miller MJ, Suhocki PV, Balius A, Smith TP. Gastrostomy to gastrojejunostomy Tube Conversion: Impact of the Method of Original Gastrostomy Tube Placement. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2010 Jul; 21(7): 1031-7.

74. Coursey CA, Nelson RC, Moreno RD, Dodd LG, Patel MB, Vaslef S. Carcinoid tumors of the appendix: are these tumors identifiable prospectively on preoperative CT. Am Surg. 2010 Mar;76(3): 273-5.

75. Coursey CA, Nelson RC, Moreno RD, Patel MB, Beam CA, Vaslef S. Appendicitis, Body Mass Index, and CT: Is CT More Valuable for Obese Patients than Thin Patients? Am Surg. 2011 Apr;77(4):471-5.

Fellow's Manuscripts accepted for publication:

1. Dossett LA, Dageforde LA, Swenson BR, Metzger R, Bonatti H, Sawyer RG, May AK. Obesity and Site-Specific Nosocomial Infection Risk in the ICU. Surgical Infections. Accepted for publication.

2. Stelzmueller I, Pfausler B, Fille M, Eller M, Dossett LA, Margreiter R, Hengster P and Bonatti H. Management of blood stream infections due to Group Milleri Streptococci. Surgical Infections. Accepted for publication.

3. Stelzmueller I, Pfausler B, Fille M, Eller M, Dossett LA, Margreiter R, Hengster P and Bonatti H. Pediatric infections due to Group Milleri Streptococci. European Journal of Pediatric Surgery. Accepted for publication.

4. Nunez T, Dossett LA, Gunter OL and Cotton BC. Identifying patients who will require massive transfusion: simple as ABC? J Trauma. Accepted for publication.

5. Mowery NT, Dortch MJ, Morris JA, Diaz JJ, May AK. Insulin Resistance Despite Tight Glucose Control Is Associated With Mortality In Critically Ill Surgical Patients. J Intensive Care Medicine. Accepted for publication

6. Mowery NT, Diaz JJ, Gunter O, Dortch M, Dossett LA, Morris JA, May AK. Failure to Achieve Euglycemia Despite Aggressive Insulin Control Predicts Mortality in Critically Ill Trauma Patients. Journal of Trauma. Accepted for publication.

7. Mowery NT, May AK, Collier BR, Dossett LA, Gunter OL, Dortch MJ, Diaz JJ. Insulin Resistance Not Obesity Predicts Mortality in Critically Ill Surgical Patients. American Surgeon. Accepted for publication.

8. Nunez TC, Young PP, Holcomb JB, Cotton BA. Creation, Implementation and Maturation of a Massive Transfusion Protocol for the Exsanguinating Trauma Patient. Journal of Trauma. Accepted for publication.

9. Adams RC, Gunter OL, Morris JA. Traumatic Asphyxia. In: Encyclopedia of Intensive Care Medicine. Spring 2010. In press.

10. Gunter OL, Adams RC, Morris JA. Pneumothorax. In: Encyclopedia of Intensive Care Medicine. Spring 2010. In press.

11. Morris JA Jr, Collier BA, Riordan WP Jr, Gross KR. Wilderness Trauma and Surgical Emergencies. In Wilderness Medicine 6th edition, Paul Auerbach ed. In Press.

12. Webb LH, Patel MB, Dortch MJ, Miller RS, Gunter OL, Collier BR. Use of a Furosemide Drip Does Not Improve Earlier Primary Fascial Closure in the Open Abdomen. (accepted to J Emerg Trauma Shock)

Fellow's Manuscripts submitted and under review:

1. Guillamondegui OG, Gunter OL, Patel S, Fleming S, Cotton BA, Diaz JJ, May AK, Miller RS, Morris JA. Acute Adrenal Insufficiency may affect outcome in the Trauma patient. Archives of Surgery. Submitted.

2. May AK, Stafford RE, Bulger EM, Heffernan D, Guillamondegui O, Bochicchio G, Eachempati SR. Surgical Infection Society Guidelines for the Treatment of Skin and Soft Tissue Infections. Surgical Infections. Submitted.

3. Marshall GT, Landman MP, O'Neill PJ, Cotton BA, Hanson EN, Morris JA, May AK. Pentobarbital Coma for Refractory Intra-Cranial Hypertension after Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: Mortality Predictions and One-year Outcomes in 55 Patients. Journal of Trauma. Submitted.

4. Dossett LA, Dageforde LA, Heffernan D, Swenson BR, Bonatti H, Metzger R, Sawyer RG, May AK. Re-visiting the Validity of APACHE II: Superior to ISS and TRISS in Critically Injured Adults. Journal of Trauma. Submitted.

5. Heffernan D, Dossett LA, Lightfoot M, Sawyer RG, May AK. Gender and Hormonal Differences in Patients Developing ARDS after Trauma. Journal of Trauma. Submitted.

6. Mowery NT, Diaz JJ, Gunter O, Dortch M, Dossett LA, Morris JA, May AK. Failure to Achieve Euglycemia Despite Aggressive Insulin Control Predicts Mortality in Critically Ill Trauma Patients. Journal of Trauma. Submitted.

7. Mowery NT, Diaz JJ, Dossett LA, Gunter OL, Guillamondegui O, Collier CB, Dortch MJ, May AK. Duration on protocol predicts severe hypoglycemia while on intensive insulin therapy in the surgically critically ill population. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Submitted.

8. Mowery NT, Collier CB, May AK, Gunter OL, Dortch MJ, Diaz JJ. Glucose metabolism not morbid obesity predicts mortality in critically ill surgical patients. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Submitted.

9. Mowery NT, Guillamondegui O, Diaz JJ, Dossett LA, Gunter OL, Collier CB, May AK. Severe Hypoglycemia while on intensive insulin therapy is not an independent predictor of death in the trauma population. Journal of Trauma. Submitted.

10. Mowery NT, Carnevale RJ, Norris PR, Dossett LA, Dortch MJ, Morris JA Jr., May AK. Insulin resistance heralds positive cultures after severe injury. Surgical Infections. Submitted.

11. Riordan WP, Norris PR, Jenkins JJ, Morris JA Jr. Early loss of heart rate complexity predicts mortality regardless of mechanism, anatomic location, or severity of injury. Journal of Surgical Research. Submitted.

12. Collier CB, Dossett LA, Shipman J, Day M, Lawson G, Sawyer RG, May AK. Visceral adiposity is not associated with inflammatory markers in trauma patients. Journal of Trauma. Submitted.

13. Adams RC, Gunter OL, Wisler JR, Peterson L, Whitmill ML, Cipolla J, Hoey BA, Stehly C, Steinberg SM, Cook CH, Stawicki SP. Dynamic F/Vt Ratio Identifies Liberation Failures in Patients on Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation and Normal Pre-Liberation F/Vt Values. Submitted

14. Dossett LA, Adams RC, Griffin MR, Cotton BA. Unwarranted National Variation in the Use of Prophylactic Inferior Vena Cava Filters After Trauma: An Analysis of the NTDB. Journal of Trauma. Submitted.

15. Patel MB, High K, Eckert MJ. Abdominal Compartment Syndrome and Tension Pneumoperitoneum. (submitted to The American Surgeon)

16. Patel MB, Guillamondegui OD, May AK, Diaz JJ. Twenty-Year Analysis Of Surgical Resident Operative Trauma Experiences. (submitted to Journal of Surgical Research)

Fellow's Book Chapters:

1. Adams RC, Gunter OL, Morris JA. Traumatic Asphyxia. In: Encyclopedia of Intensive Care Medicine. Spring 2010. In press.

2. Gunter OL, Adams RC, Morris JA. Pneumothorax. In: Encyclopedia of Intensive Care Medicine. Spring 2010. In press.

3. Morris JA Jr, Collier BA, Riordan WP Jr, Gross KR. Wilderness Trauma and Surgical Emergencies. In Wilderness Medicine 6th edition, Paul Auerbach ed. In Press.

4. Ott MM, Casimir FJ, Morris JA. Cardiovascular Failure and Circulatory Support in Acute Care Surgery. Britt LD, Barie PS, Jurkovich GJ, Peitzman AB, eds. (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins). In Press.

5. Ott M, Collier B, Seidner D. "Disease-specific Nutrition". Irwin and Rippe's Intensive Care Medicine. In Press.

6. Patel MB, Miller CM, Guillamondegui, OD. Partial Splenectomy. In Surgical Council on Resident Education 2010-2011 curriculum.

7. Patel MB, May AK. Chapter 47: Intensive Care Unit: The Essentials-Including Assessment of Severity of Critical Illness in Acute Care Surgery, 2nd Edition. Britt LD, Jurkovich G, Peitzman A, Barie P (manuscript in press).

8. Patel MB, Pappas TN. Chapter 38: Acute Pancreatitis in Benign Pancreatic Diseases in "Contemporary Surgical Management of Liver, Biliary Tract, and Pancreatic Disease". Blazer T, Kuo PC, Pappas TN, Clary BM (manuscript submitted).

Abstracts Presented by Fellows

1. Collier B, Diaz J, Forbes R, Morris J, May A, Guy J, Ozdas A, Miller R, Dupont W, Jensen G Protocol-driven normo-glycemic management of trauma patients: does it affect outcome? Clinical Nutrition Week, ASPEN. January 2005.

2. Mowery NT, Norris PR, Cao H, Riordan W, Williams AE, Morris JA. Cardiac uncoupling and heart rate variability herald intracranial hypertension: a study of 143 trauma patients with continuos monitoring and dense data capture. Presented at the American Association of Trauma Surgery. New Orleans, Louisiana. September 2006.

3. Riordan WP, Cotton BA, Norris PR, Waitman LR, Jenkins JM, and Morris JA. Beta-blocker exposure in severe traumatic brain injury patients with cardiac uncoupling. Presented at the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma. Ft. Myers, Fl. January 2007.

4. Gunter OL, Guillamondegui OD, Dortch MJ, Kelly BS, Norris P, May AK. Glucose control in a surgical intensive care unit after orthotopic liver transplantation. Presented at the Academic Surgical Congress, Phoenix, AZ, February 2007.

5. Heffernan D, Norris PR, Morris JA. Serum Osmolality, Despite Tight Glycemic Control, Predicts Mortality: A Study Of 1037 Trauma Patients. Presented at the Academic Surgical Congress, Phoenix, AZ, February 2007.

6. Heffernan D, Dossett LA, Sawyer RG, May AK. Inflammatory Mediators in Obese Patients after Critical Illness or Injury. Presented at the Academic Surgical Congress, Phoenix, AZ, February 2007.

7. Marshall GT, Landman MP, Hansen EN, May AK, O'Neill PJ, Morris JA. Pentobarbital coma for refractory intracranial hypertension: Indications and one year outcomes in 55 traumatic brain injury patients. Presented at the Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress, Orlando, FL, February 2007.

8. Mowery NT, Dortch M, Dossett L, Williams AE, May AK. Insulin Resistance Despite Tight Glucose Control Is Associated With Mortality In Critically Ill Surgical Patients. Presented at the Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress, Orlando, FL, February 2007.

9. Riordan WP, Norris PR, Morris JA. Reduced Heart Rate Variability Predicts Death In Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. Presented at the Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress, Orlando, FL, February 2007.

10. Dossett LA, Sawyer R, May AK. Serum estradiol as a predictor of mortality in critically ill and injured adults. Presented at the Surgical Infection Society, Toronto, Canada, April 2007.

11. O'Neill PJ, Mathieson K, May AK. Prophylactic Antibiotic Use in Multi-Trauma Patients with Extremity Fractures Does Not Lead to an Increased Incidence of Remote-Site Infections but May Lead to Subsequent Antimicrobial Resistance. Presented at the Surgical Infection Society, Toronto, Canada, April 2007.

12. Gunter OL, Guillamondegui O, May AK, Diaz JJ. Outcome in necrotizing fasciitis. Presented at the Surgical Infection Society, Toronto, Canada, April 2007.

13. Dossett LA, Sawyer RG, May AK. Estradiol as a Predictor of Mortality in Critically Injured Trauma Patients. Presented at the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Las Vegas, NV, September 2007.

14. Mowery NT, Gunter O, Dortch M, Guillamondegui O, Morris JA, May AK. Stress Insulin Resistance is a Marker for Mortality in Traumatic Brain Injury. Presented at the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Las Vegas, NV, September 2007.

15. Dossett LA, May AK. Re-visiting APACHE II in trauma: superior to ISS and TRISS in critically injured adults. Presented at the Eastern Society for the Surgery of Trauma. Amelia Island, FL, January 2008.

16. Heffernan D, Dossett LA, Lightfoot M, Sawyer RG, May AK. Gender and hormonal differences in patients developing ARDS following trauma. Presented at the Eastern Society for the Surgery of Trauma. Amelia Island, FL, January 2008.

17. Gunter OL, Au BK, Mowery NT, Cotton BA. Optimizing Outcomes in Damage Control Resuscitation: Identifying Blood Product Ratios Associated with Improved Survival. Presented at the Eastern Society for the Surgery of Trauma. Amelia Island, FL, January 2008.

18. Mowery NT, Diaz, JJ, Morris JA, Dortch, MJ, Gunter OL, May AK. Failure to Achieve Euglycemia Despite Aggressive Insulin Control Predicts Mortality in Critically Ill Trauma Patients. Presented at the Society for Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress. Honolulu, Hawaii, February 2008.

19. Dossett LA, Heffernan D, Lightfoot M, Collier B, Diaz JJ, Sawyer RG, May AK. Obesity and Pulmonary Outcomes in Critically Injured Adults: A Prospective Study. Presented at the Society for Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress. Honolulu, Hawaii, February 2008.

20. Dossett LA, Heffernan D, Sawyer RG, May AK. Factors Associated with Evaluations in Endogenous Estrogenous Estrogens During Critical Illness: More than Gender. Presented at the Society for Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress. Honolulu, Hawaii, February 2008.

21. Kim BD, Canter JA, Norris PR, Jenkins JM, Williams AE, Summar ML, Moore JH, Morris JA. Genetic Variation in Carbamyl Phosphate Synthase I Influences Mortality from Traumatic Brain Injury. Presented at the Society for Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress. Honolulu, Hawaii, February 2008.

22. Kim BD, Norris PR, Canter JA, Jenkins JM, Williams AE, Summar ML, Morris. Physiological and Genetic Variation are Independently Associated with Early Mortality in 552 Trauma Patients: New Tools for Surgical Risk Assessment. Presented at the Society for Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress. Honolulu, Hawaii, February 2008.

23. Dossett LA, Cao H, Mowery NT, Dortch MJ, Morris JA, May AK. Blood Glucose Variability Is Associated With Mortality In The Surgical ICU. Presented at the Southeastern Surgical Congress. Birmingham, AL. February 2008.

24. Riordan W, Gunter O, Conquest A, Wu YC Donahue R, Diaz J. Traumatic Gastric Injury and Intra-abdominal Abscess: A Review of 275 Patients. Presented at the Southeastern Surgical Congress Birmingham, AL, February 2008.

25. Collier BC, Dossett LA, Donahue R, Mowery NT, Dortch MJ, May AK. INTENSIVE INSULIN THERAPY IN PRACTICE: QUANTIFYING ADHERENCE. Presented at the Academic Surgical Congress. Huntington Beach, CA, February 2008.

26. Heffernan DS, Dossett LA, Sawyer, RG, May AK. The Inflammatory Profile of Obese Versus Non-obese Trauma Patients. Presented at the Academic Surgical Congress. Huntington Beach, CA, February 2008.

27. Dossett LA, Dittus R, Speroff T, May AK, Cotton BA. Cost Effectiveness of Routine Radiographs after Emergent Open Cavity Operations. Presented at the Academic Surgical Congress. Huntington Beach, CA, February 2008.

28. Dossett LA, Swenson BR, Metzger R, Bonatti H, Sawyer RG, May AK. Obesity and Site-Specific Infection Risk in the ICU. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Surgical Infection Society, Hilton Head Island, SC, May 2008.

29. Guillamondegui OD, Dossett LA, Sawyer RG, May AK. APACHE II Stratifies Surgical ICU Infection Rates. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Surgical Infection Society, Hilton Head Island, SC, May 2008.

30. Mowery NT, Carnevale R, Norris P, Dortch MJ, Morris, Jr JA, May AK. Insulin Resistance Heralds Positive Cultures After Severe Injury. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Surgical Infection Society, Hilton Head Island, SC, May 2008.

31. Gunter OL, Martin BJ, Guillamondegui OD. Utilizing NSQIP to Identify Appropriate Perioperative Antibiotic Timing. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Surgical Infection Society, Hilton Head Island, SC, May 2008.

32. Cotton BA, Au BK, Isbell JM, Nunez TC, Gunter OL, Young PP. Predefined Massive Transfusion Protocols are Associated with a Reduction in Organ Failure and Postinjury Complications. Oral Presentation at the Sixty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma. Maui, Hawaii September, 2008

33. Nunez TC, Dossett LA, Sawyer RG, May AK. Gender and sex hormone specific risk of post injury acute renal failure. Poster Presentation at the Sixty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma. Maui, Hawaii September, 2008

34. Nunez TC, Voskresensky IV, Dossett LA, Shinall R, Gunter OL, Cotton BA. Prediction of massive transfusion: Simple as ABC? Poster Presentation at the Sixty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma. Maui, Hawaii September,2008

35. Dossett LA, Swenson BR, Metzger R, Sawyer RG, May AK. Gender and Sex Hormone-Specific Risk of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia after Critical Illness or Injury. Presented at the American College of Surgeons 94th Clinical Congress, San Francisco, CA, October 2008.

36. Mowery NT, Diaz JJ, Dossett LA, Gunter OL, Guillamondegui O, Dortch M, Collier BR, May AK. Duration on Protocol Predicts Severe Hypoglycemia while on Intensive Insulin Therapy in the Surgically Critically Ill Population. Presented at the American College of Surgeons 94th Clinical Congress, San Francisco, CA, October 2008.

37. Mowery NT, Collier BR, May AK, Dossett LA, Gunter OL, Dortch M, Diaz JJ. Glucose Metabolism, Not Morbid Obesity, Predicts Mortality in Critically Ill Surgical Patients. Presented at the American College of Surgeons 94th Clinical Congress, San Francisco, CA, October 2008.

38. Mowery NT, Guillamondegui OD, Gunter OL, Diaz JJ Jr, Dossett LA, Collier BR, May AK. Severe Hypoglycemia while on Intensive Insulin Therapy is not an Independent Predictor of Death in the Trauma Population. Presented at the Twenty Second Annual Scientific Assembly of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma. Lake Buena Vista, FL. January 2009.

39. Collier B, Dossett L, Shipman J, Lawson G, Sawyer R, May A. Visceral Versus Subcutaneous Obesity Is Not Associated With Worse Outcomes In Critically Ill Trauma Patients. Presented at the Twenty Second Annual Scientific Assembly of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma. Lake Buena Vista, FL. January 2009.

40. Cotton BA, Dossett LA, Au BK, Nunez TC, Kaltenbach LA, Arbogast P, Gunter OL, Robertson AM, Young PP. Room for (Performance) Improvement: Provider Related Factors Associated with Poor Outcomes in Massive Transfusion. Oral Presentation at the 22nd Annual Scientific Assembly of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma. Lake Buena Vista, Florida January, 2009

41. Au BK, Dutton WD, Zaydfudim V, Nunez TC, Young PP, Cotton BA. Hyperkalemia Following Massive Transfusion in Trauma. Oral Presentation at the 4th Annual Academic Surgical Congress. Fort Myers, Florida Feb, 2009

42. Abouassaly CT, Dutton WD, Zaydfudim V, Dossett LA, Nunez TC, Fleming SB, Cotton BA. Post-Operative Neuromuscular Blocker use is Associated with Higher Primary Fascial Closure Rates Following Damage Control Laparotomy. Poster Presentation at the Sixty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the American Association of Trauma. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania October, 2009

43. Cotton BA, Dossett LA, Haut ER, Shafi S, Nunez TC, Au BK, Arbogast P, Young PP. Multi-Center Validation of a Simplified Score to Predict Massive Transfusion. Poster Presentation at the Sixty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the American Association of Trauma. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania October , 2009

44. Cotton BA, Nunez TC, Au BK, Zaydfudim V, Dossett LA, Young PP. Higher Ratios of Plasma:RBC and Platelet:RBC are Associated with a Reduction in Mortality Among Trauma Patients Receiving Less Than a Massive Transfusion. Poster Presentation at the Sixty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the American Association of Trauma. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania October, 2009

45. Dutton WD, Nunez TC, Au BK, Zaydfudim V, Dossett LA, Young PP, Cotton BA. Higher Ratios of Plasma:RBC and Platelet:RBC are Associated with Reduction in Mortality Among Trauma Patients Receiving Less Than a Massive Transfusion. (Poster) Presented at Advanced Technology Applications for Combat Casualty Care (ATACCC) 2009 Conference. St. Pete Beach, Florida. August , 2009

46. Dutton WD, Zaydfudim V, Cotton BA, Gunter O, Wright JK, May AK. Defining Blood Utilization and Optimal Plasma:Red Blood Cell Ratios in Critically Ill Patients. (Oral-Poster) Presented at 39th Congress of Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). Miami, Florida. January, 2010

47. Dutton WD, Abouassaly CT, Cotton BA, May AK, Gunter OL. Massive transfusion does not cause infections in the critically ill. Presented at the 30th Annual meeting of the Surgical Infection Society. Las Vegas, Nevada. April 2010.

48. Abouassaly CT, Kauffman R, Macnew H, OKeefe E, Woodworth A, May AK. Procalcitonin is a useful marker to differentiate between infection and inflammation in trauma patients undergoing orthopedic procedure. Presented at the 30th Annual meeting of the Surgical Infection Society. Las Vegas, Nevada. April 2010

49. Kauffmann RM, Hayes RM, Jenkin JM, Norris PR, Diaz JJ, May AK, Collier BR. Provision of Balanced NutritionProtects Against Hypoglycemia in the Surgically Critically Ill. Presented at the Clinical Nutrition Week 2011, Vancouver, B.C. Canada, January 2011.

50. Mickey M. Ott, Patrick R. Norris, Jose J. Diaz, Bryan R. Collier, Judith M. Jenkins, Oliver L. Gunter, John A. Morris, Jr. Colon Anastomosis Following Damage Control Laparotomy: Recommendations from 174 Trauma Colectomies. Podium Presentation at the AAST Annual Meeting, September 2010. Accepted for Publication

51. Ott M, Diaz J, Dutton W, et al.The EAST Practice Management Guidelines for the Management of the Open Abdomen Part II Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma Annual Meeting, January 2010

52. Mickey M. Ott, MD, Patrick R. Norris, PhD, Judith M. Jenkins, MSN, John A. Morris, MD, Richard S. Miller, MD. The Incidence of Renal Failure Requiring Dialysis is Increasing in Trauma Patients.

53. Patel MB, Bhattacharya SD, Williams JB, Sweeney TE, Kuo PC, Hughes GC, Vaslef SN, Lawson JH. Six Year, Single Institution, Off-Label Use of Recombinant Factor VIIa. Blood 2010; 116:1402. Poster Presentation at 52nd American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting and Exposition in Orlando, FL, December 4, 2010.

54. Kauffmann RM, Hayes RM, Norris PR, Campion TR, Dortch MJ, Jenkins JM, May AK. Increasing Blood Glucose Variability Heralds Hypoglycemia In The Surgically Critically Ill. To be presented at the 6th Annual Academic Surgical Congress, Hunington Beach, CA. February 2011.

55. Jose J. Diaz MD, Mickey Ott MD, Oliver Gunter MD, William Riordan MD, Bryan Collier DO, Patrick Norris PhD. Does payer mix affect outcomes in a regional acute care surgery center? Presented at Southeastern Surgical Congress, February 2011.

56. Patel MB, Williams JB, Bhattacharya SD, Miller RS, Morris JA, Guillamondegui O. Cost-Effectiveness of Using Recombinant Factor VIIa (rFVIIa) in a Massive Transfusion Protocol for Severe Blunt Trauma. (Oral Presentation at 97th Annual Clinical Congress of American College of Surgeons (Quality, Outcomes, and Costs III Surgical Forum) in New Orleans, LA, October 27, 2011).

57. Patel MB, Guillamondegui OD, Norris PR, Jenkins JM, Pandharipande PP, Morris JA. Design of DASH After TBI Study: Decreasing Adrenergic or Sympathetic Hyperactivity After Severe Traumatic Brain Injury, A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial Using Propranolol and Clonidine. (Poster Presentation at the 17th Annual NRSA Trainees Research Conference, Seattle, WA, June 2011)

58. Patel MB, Guillamondegui OD, May AK, Diaz JJ. A Nationwide Twenty Year Analysis Of Resident Operative Trauma Experiences: Pre & Post Work Hour Reform. Journal of Surgical Research. Oral Presentation at the 7th Annual Academic Surgical Congress (Association for Academic Surgery; Trauma and Critical Care 4, Clinical Outcomes) in Las Vegas, NV, February 16, 2012.

Fellow's Awards:

Bryan Collier
February 2005 Abstract of Distinction (ASPEN)
February 2005 Harry Vars Award (ASPEN) nominee

Oliver Gunter
2006 CANDLE Teaching Award, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
January 2008 Finalist, Raymond Alexander, MD Resident Paper Competition of the EAST Foundation, Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma

Brian Kim
February 2008 Society of Critical Care Medicine Cell Biology Award Winner; Oral Abstract:
Basic Science - Genetic Variation in Carbamyl Phosphate Synthase I
Influences Mortality from Traumatic Brain Injury

Timothy Nunez
2009 Emergency Medicine Advocate Award, Vanderbilt University Medical Center,
(awarded by residents and faculty to an individual of another department who is the best advocate
for the ER patients and department)

Mayur Patel
2011 Leadership Scholarship from Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons for ACS Clinical Trials Course

Fellow's Grants:

Mayur Patel
2010-2012 AHRQ Health Services 5T32HS013833-08, AHRQ (2010 - 2012)
2011-2012 Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research award via CTSA grant UL1RR024875-01, NCRR/NIH

Cynthia Talley
2010-2011 Surgical Education Research Fellowship (SERF) Award by Association for Surgical Education.

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