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Members of the Trauma Anesthesia faculty have been widely published. For example, published research areas have focused on resuscitation, evaluation of non-anesthesia airway trainees and traumatic brain injuries. Shock Trauma Center participated in a large multicenter research project known as the PROPPR study. This study investigated different ratios of blood products to control hemorrhage in trauma patients and the influence on long-term outcomes, such as survival and post-operative complications. Faculty are currently involved in a variety of projects such as assessing non-invasive monitors to assist pre-hospital providers with triage decisions or interdepartmental studies investigating oxygen concentration and outcomes in orthopedic patients. We are currently participating in a multicenter prospective trial of using circulatory arrest and deep hypothermia to facilitate timely surgical repair in patients who have sustained life threatening penetrating trauma.

Recent Publications

Vadlamani A, Perry JA, McCunn M, Stein DM, Albrecht JS. Racial Differences in Discharge Location After a Traumatic Brain Injury Among Older Adults. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. April 2019. PMID:30954440.

Galvagno SM Jr, Nahmias JT, Young DA. Advanced Trauma Life Support® Update 2019: Management and Applications for Adults and Special Populations. Anesthesiol Clin. 2019;37(1):13-32. PMID:30711226.

Matsushima K, Conti B, Chauhan R, Inaba K, Dutton RP. Novel Methods for Hemorrhage Control: Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta and Emergency Preservation and Resuscitation. Anesthesiol Clin. 2019;37(1):171-182. PMID:30711230.

Galvagno SM Jr, Massey M, Bouzat P, Vesselinov R, Levy MJ, Millin MG, Stein DM, Scalea TM, Hirshon JM. Correlation Between the Revised Trauma Score and Injury Severity Score: Implications for Prehospital Trauma Triage. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2019;23(2):263-270. PMID:30118369.

McCunn M, Ahmed MI, Kuza CM. Modern Day Trauma Care for the Anesthesiologist. Anesthesiol Clin. 2019;37(1):xv - xvi. PMID:30711238.

Aarabi B, Olexa J, Chryssikos T, Galvagno SM, et al. Extent of Spinal Cord Decompression in Motor Complete (American Spinal Injury Association Impairment Scale Grades A and B) Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury Patients: Post-Operative Magnetic Resonance Imaging Analysis of Standard Operative Approaches. J Neurotrauma. 2019;36(6):862-876. PMID:30215287.

Slade IR, Samet RE. Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia for Acute Trauma Patients. Anesthesiol Clin. 2018;36(3):431-454. PMID:30092939.

Drumheller BC, Basel A, Adnan S, Rabin J, Pasley JD, Brocker J, Galvagno SM Jr. Comparison of a novel, endoscopic chest tube insertion technique versus the standard, open technique performed by novice users in a human cadaver model: a randomized, crossover, assessor-blinded study. Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med. 2018;26(1):110. PMID:30587216.

Richards JE, Conti BM, Grissom TE. Care of the Severely Injured Orthopedic Trauma Patient: Considerations for Initial Management, Operative Timing, and Ongoing Resuscitation. Adv Anesth. 2018;36(1):1-22. PMID:30414633.

Manzano-Nunez R, Escobar-Vidarte MF, Orlas CP, Galvagno SM, et al. Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta deployed by acute care surgeons in patients with morbidly adherent placenta: a feasible solution for two lives in peril. World J Emerg Surg. 2018;13:44. PMID:30258488.