Karen Brasel

Professor

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19962019
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Widmann, W. D., Weigelt, J. A., Brasel, K., Bragg, D. & Simpson, D., Nov 2004, In : Current Surgery. 61, 6, p. 627-628 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

30 Citations (Scopus)

Comparison of the 1999 and 2006 trauma triage guidelines: Where do patients go

Lerner, E. B., Shah, M. N., Swor, R. A., Cushman, J. T., Guse, C. E., Brasel, K., Blatt, A. & Jurkovich, G. J., Dec 2010, In : Prehospital Emergency Care. 15, 1, p. 12-17 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Triage
Guidelines
Trauma Centers
Wounds and Injuries
Emergency Medical Services

Computed tomographic angiography for the diagnosis of blunt cervical vascular injury

McKenzie, M. E., Kirkpatrick, A., Evans, D., Meredith, W., Baxter, N. N., Brasel, K., Brown, C. J., Chaudhury, P., Cogbill, T. H., Cutter, C. S., Dixon, E. G., Fitzgerald, G. W. N., Henteleff, H. J. A., Kirkpatrick, A. W., Latosinsky, S., MacLean, A., Mastracci, T. M., McLeod, R. S., Morris, A., Neumayer, L. A. & 2 others, Smith, S. & Temple, L. R., Jun 2009, In : Canadian Journal of Surgery. 52, 3, p. 243-245 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vascular System Injuries
Angiography
Catheters
Routine Diagnostic Tests
Reading

Computerized Residency Interview Scheduling: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Categorical General Surgery Applicants

Hoops, H. E., Brasel, K., Stephens, C. Q., Anderson, E. M., LeBlanc, L. & Krishnaswami, S., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Surgical Education.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Internship and Residency
applicant
surgery
scheduling
Randomized Controlled Trials
6 Citations (Scopus)

Considering the patient's perspective in the injury severity score

Geiger, A. A., Deroon-Cassini, T. & Brasel, K., Sep 2011, In : Journal of Surgical Research. 170, 1, p. 133-138 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Injury Severity Score
Wounds and Injuries
Pain Measurement
25 Citations (Scopus)

Constructing high-stakes surgical decisions: It's better to die trying

Nabozny, M. J., Kruser, J. M., Steffens, N. M., Brasel, K., Campbell, T. C., Gaines, M. E. & Schwarze, M. L., 2016, In : Annals of Surgery. 263, 1, p. 64-70 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Palliative Care
Senior Centers
Quality of Life
Value of Life
Medicare
29 Citations (Scopus)

Core competencies in palliative care for surgeons: Interpersonal and communication skills

Bradley, C. T. & Brasel, K., Jan 2008, In : American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. 24, 6, p. 499-507 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Palliative Care
Communication
Graduate Education
Terminally Ill
Internship and Residency
8 Citations (Scopus)

Correlation of intracellular organisms with quantitative endotracheal aspirate

Brasel, K., Allen, B., Edmiston, C., Weigelt, J. A., Franklin, G. A., Malangoni, M. A., West, M. A. & Schermer, C. R., Jan 1 2003, In : Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care. 54, 1, p. 141-146 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Anti-Bacterial Agents
Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
Sensitivity and Specificity
Bacterial Load
Critical Care
33 Citations (Scopus)

Correlation of SF-12 and SF-36 in a Trauma Population1 1 Presented at the 1st Annual Academic, Surgical Congress, San Diego, CA, February 8-11, 2006.

Kiely, J. M., Brasel, K., Guse, C. E. & Weigelt, J. A., May 15 2006, In : Journal of Surgical Research. 132, 2, p. 214-218 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Quality of Life
Wounds and Injuries
Population
Nonpenetrating Wounds
Linear Models
6 Citations (Scopus)

Cost-effectiveness of bariatric surgery for severely obese adults with diabetes

Henteleff, H. J., Birch, D. W., Hallowell, P. T., Baxter, N. N., Brasel, K., Brown, C. J., Chaudhury, P. K., Divino, C. M., Dixon, E., Fitzgerald, G. W. N., Hameed, S. M., Henteleff, H. J., Hughes, T. G., Kao, L. S., Kirkpatrick, A. W., Latosinsky, S., Mastracci, T. M., McLeod, R. S., Morris, A. M., Tawlik, T. M. & 2 others, Temple, L. K. & McKenzie, M. E., Oct 2013, In : Canadian Journal of Surgery. 56, 5, p. 353-355 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bariatric Surgery
Cost-Benefit Analysis
23 Citations (Scopus)

Cost-effectiveness of prolonged thromboprophylaxis after cancer surgery

Bradley, C. T., Brasel, K., Miller, J. J. & Pappas, S. G., Jan 2010, In : Annals of Surgical Oncology. 17, 1, p. 31-39 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cost-Benefit Analysis
Costs and Cost Analysis
Heparin
Venous Thromboembolism
Neoplasms
50 Citations (Scopus)

Cost-effective prevention of pulmonary embolus in high-risk trauma patients

Brasel, K., Borgstrom, D. C. & Weigelt, J. A., Mar 1997, In : Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care. 42, 3, p. 456-462 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vena Cava Filters
Embolism
Costs and Cost Analysis
Lung
Wounds and Injuries
39 Citations (Scopus)

Cost-effective treatment of patients with symptomatic cholelithiasis and possible common bile duct stones

Brown, L. M., Rogers, S. J., Cello, J. P., Brasel, K. & Inadomi, J. M., Jun 2011, In : Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 212, 6

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Choledocholithiasis
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Health Care Costs
Common Bile Duct
Cholangiography
28 Citations (Scopus)

Cost-utility analysis of contaminated appendectomy wounds

Brasel, K., Borgstrom, D. C. & Weigelt, J. A., 1997, In : Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 184, 1, p. 23-30 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Appendectomy
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Patient Preference
Wounds and Injuries
Costs and Cost Analysis
5 Citations (Scopus)

Cost-utility analysis of early versus delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis

Dixon, E., Fowler, D. L., Ghitulescu, G., Baxter, N. N., Brasel, K., Brown, C. J., Chaudhury, P., Cutter, C. S., Divino, C. M., Dixon, E., Dubois, L., Fitzgerald, G. W. N., Henteleff, H. J. A., Kirkpatrick, A. W., Latosinsky, S., MacLean, A. R., Mastracci, T. M., McLeod, R. S., Morris, A. M., Neumayer, L. A. & 2 others, Temple, L. K. & McKenzie, M. E., Jun 2012, In : Canadian Journal of Surgery. 55, 3, p. 204-206 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Acute Cholecystitis
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 Citations (Scopus)

Crohn's disease presenting as necrotizing fasciitis: A case report

Kiely, J. M., Brasel, K., Graewin, S. J., Nowak, D. M., Christians, K. K. & Nirula, R., 2005, In : American Surgeon. 71, 10, p. 870-871 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Intestinal Fistula
Necrotizing Fasciitis
Operative Surgical Procedures
Crohn Disease
32 Citations (Scopus)

Cryoprecipitate use in the PROMMTT study

Holcomb, J. B., Fox, E. E., Zhang, X., White, N., Wade, C. E., Cotton, B. A., Del Junco, D. J., Bulger, E. M., Cohen, M. J., Schreiber, M., Myers, J. G., Brasel, K., Phelan, H. A., Alarcon, L. H., Muskat, P. & Rahbar, M. H., 2013, In : Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 75, 1 SUPPL1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fibrinogen
Injury Severity Score
Wounds and Injuries
Hospital Mortality
Hospital Emergency Service
19 Citations (Scopus)

Current Use of CT in the Evaluation and Management of Injured Patients

Milia, D. J. & Brasel, K., Feb 2011, In : Surgical Clinics of North America. 91, 1, p. 233-248 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wounds and Injuries
Abdomen
Pancreas
Thorax
Spleen

Damage control in the critically ill and injured patient

Brasel, K., Ku, J., Baker, C. & Rutherford, E., 2000, In : Journal of Trauma Nursing. 7, 1, p. 14-15 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Critical Illness
Acidosis
Hypothermia
Reoperation
Shock
11 Citations (Scopus)

Damage control in the critically ill and injured patient

Brasel, K., Ku, J., Baker, C. C. & Rutherford, E. J., 1999, In : New Horizons: Science and Practice of Acute Medicine. 7, 1, p. 73-86 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Critical Illness
Wounds and Injuries
Partial Thromboplastin Time
Vascular System Injuries
Operating Rooms
20 Citations (Scopus)

Damage control in trauma surgery

Brasel, K. & Weigelt, J. A., 2000, In : Current Opinion in Critical Care. 6, 4, p. 276-280 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wounds and Injuries
Intra-Abdominal Hypertension
Operating Rooms
Hypothermia
Resuscitation
4 Citations (Scopus)

Damage control laparotomy utilization rates are highly variable among Level I trauma centers: Pragmatic, Randomized Optimal Platelet and Plasma Ratios findings

Watson, J. J. J., Nielsen, J., Hart, K., Srikanth, P., Yonge, J. D., Connelly, C. R., Kemp Bohan, P. M., Sosnovske, H., Tilley, B. C., Van Belle, G., Cotton, B. A., O'Keeffe, T. S., Bulger, E. M., Brasel, K., Holcomb, J. B. & Schreiber, M., Mar 1 2017, In : Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 82, 3, p. 481-488 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Trauma Centers
Laparotomy
Blood Platelets
Mortality
Odds Ratio

Dealing with the struggling learner

Crannell, W. C. & Brasel, K., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Surgery (United States).

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Practice Guidelines
Identification (Psychology)

Decision Analysis: Balancing Quality and Cost

Brasel, K. & Weigelt, J. A., Feb 1997, In : Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 18, 2, p. 146-148 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Decision Support Techniques
Quality of Health Care
Costs and Cost Analysis
Health Care Reform
Administrative Personnel
14 Citations (Scopus)

Dedicated operating room for trauma: A costly recommendation

Brasel, K., Akason, J. & Weigelt, J. A., May 1998, In : Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care. 44, 5, p. 832-838 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Operating Rooms
Appointments and Schedules
Wounds and Injuries
Costs and Cost Analysis
Hospital Personnel
50 Citations (Scopus)

Defining when to initiate massive transfusion: A validation study of individual massive transfusion triggers in PROMMTT patients

Callcut, R. A., Cotton, B. A., Muskat, P., Fox, E. E., Wade, C. E., Holcomb, J. B., Schreiber, M., Rahbar, M. H., Cohen, M. J., Knudson, M. M., Brasel, K., Bulger, E. M., Del Junco, D. J., Myers, J. G., Alarcon, L. H. & Robinson, B. R. H., Jan 2013, In : Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 74, 1, p. 59-68 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Validation Studies
International Normalized Ratio
Wounds and Injuries
Odds Ratio
Hospital Emergency Service
28 Citations (Scopus)

Deleterious effect of cirrhosis on outcomes after motor vehicle crashes using the nationwide inpatient sample

Bajaj, J. S., Ananthakrishnan, A. N., McGinley, E. L., Hoffmann, R. G. & Brasel, K., Jul 2008, In : American Journal of Gastroenterology. 103, 7, p. 1674-1681 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Motor Vehicles
Inpatients
Fibrosis
Length of Stay
Injury Severity Score
61 Citations (Scopus)

Detailed description of all deaths in both the shock and traumatic brain injury hypertonic saline trials of the resuscitation outcomes consortium

Tisherman, S. A., Schmicker, R. H., Brasel, K., Bulger, E. M., Kerby, J. D., Minei, J. P., Powell, J. L., Reiff, D. A., Rizoli, S. B. & Schreiber, M., 2015, In : Annals of Surgery. 261, 3, p. 586-590 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Resuscitation
Shock
Blood Pressure
Coma
Traumatic Shock

Detecting PTSD in a traumatically injured population: The diagnostic utility of the PTSD Checklist for DSM-5

Geier, T. J., Hunt, J. C., Nelson, L. D., Brasel, K. & deRoon-Cassini, T. A., Feb 1 2019, In : Depression and Anxiety. 36, 2, p. 170-178 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Checklist
Population
Trauma Centers
Wounds and Injuries
2 Citations (Scopus)

Determining and Interpreting the Accuracy of a Test

Nirula, R. & Brasel, K., May 2006, In : Current Surgery. 63, 3, p. 190-193 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Epidemiologic Research Design
Predictive Value of Tests
Likelihood Functions
ROC Curve
Sensitivity and Specificity
55 Citations (Scopus)

Developing guidelines that identify patients who would benefit from palliative care services in the surgical intensive care unit

Bradley, C. T. & Brasel, K., Mar 2009, In : Critical Care Medicine. 37, 3, p. 946-950 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Critical Care
Palliative Care
Intensive Care Units
Guidelines
Referral and Consultation
performance assessment
Focus Groups
online survey
interaction
Surgeons
16 Citations (Scopus)

Development of a trauma-specific quality-of-life measurement

Wanner, J. P., Deroon-Cassini, T., Kodadek, L. & Brasel, K., Aug 6 2015, In : Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 79, 2, p. 275-281 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Quality of Life
Wounds and Injuries
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Checklist
Caregivers
2 Citations (Scopus)

Disclosing medical error #194

Bradley, C. & Brasel, K., Jun 1 2009, In : Journal of Palliative Medicine. 12, 6, p. 555-556 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Truth Disclosure
Physician-Patient Relations
Medical Errors
4 Citations (Scopus)

Discussion

Tinkoff, G., Brasel, K., Franklin, G. A., Cocanour, C. S., Hawkins, M. L. & Mowery, N. T., Jun 2011, In : Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care. 70, 6, p. 1323-1325 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Discussion

Weigelt, J. A., Velanovich, Low, D. E., Brasel, K., Pruitt, B. A. & McCarthy, W. J., May 2007, In : Archives of Surgery. 142, 5, p. 478 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Discussion

Champion, H. R., Brasel, K. & Aboutanos, M. B., Feb 2010, In : Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care. 68, 2, p. 267-268 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Discussion

Santaniello, J., Godat, L., Smith, S., Brasel, K. & Smith, J., 2014, In : Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 219, 1, p. 77-78 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abdominal Injuries
Ileostomy
Colostomy

Discussion

Fakhry, S. M., Moran, K., Hager, C., Brasel, K., Reynolds, B., Malhotra, A., Groner, J. I. & Schuerer, D. J. E., May 2010, In : Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care. 68, 5, p. 1055-1058 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Discussion

Luchette, F., Steel, J., Brasel, K. & Livingston, D. H., Sep 2010, In : Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care. 69, 3, p. 530-531 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)

Does EMS perceived anatomic injury predict trauma center need?

Lerner, E. B., Roberts, J., Guse, C. E., Shah, M. N., Swor, R., Cushman, J. T., Blatt, A., Jurkovich, G. J. & Brasel, K., Jul 2013, In : Prehospital Emergency Care. 17, 3, p. 312-316 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Trauma Centers
Emergency Medical Services
Confidence Intervals
Wounds and Injuries
Flail Chest
24 Citations (Scopus)

Does mechanism of injury predict trauma center need?

Lerner, E. B., Shah, M. N., Cushman, J. T., Swor, R. A., Guse, C. E., Brasel, K., Blatt, A. & Jurkovich, G. J., Oct 2011, In : Prehospital Emergency Care. 15, 4, p. 518-525 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Trauma Centers
Confidence Intervals
Wounds and Injuries
Triage
Motor Vehicles
13 Citations (Scopus)

Does opiate use in traumatically injured individuals worsen pain and psychological outcomes

Trevino, C. M., De Roon-Cassini, T. & Brasel, K., Apr 2013, In : Journal of Pain. 14, 4, p. 424-430 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Opiate Alkaloids
Chronic Pain
Psychology
Pain
Narcotics
10 Citations (Scopus)

Does the surgical clerkship meet the needs of practicing primary care physicians?

Lewis, B. D., Leisten, A., Arteaga, D., Treat, R., Brasel, K. & Redlich, P. N., Nov 2009, In : Wisconsin Medical Journal. 108, 8, p. 398-402 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Primary Care Physicians
Curriculum
Otolaryngology
Orthopedics
Primary Health Care
8 Citations (Scopus)

Do-not-resuscitate orders in trauma patients may bias mortality-based effect estimates: An evaluation using the PROMMTT study

Wade, C. E., Del Junco, D. J., Fox, E. E., Cotton, B. A., Cohen, M. J., Muskat, P., Schreiber, M., Rahbar, M. H., Sauer, R. M., Brasel, K., Bulger, E. M., Myers, J. G., Phelan, H. A., Alarcon, L. H. & Holcomb, J. B., 2013, In : Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 75, 1 SUPPL1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Resuscitation Orders
Mortality
Wounds and Injuries
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Erythrocyte Transfusion
39 Citations (Scopus)

Do trauma centers improve functional outcomes: A National Trauma Databank analysis?

Nirula, R. & Brasel, K., Aug 2006, In : Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care. 61, 2, p. 268-271 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Trauma Centers
Databases
Wounds and Injuries
Confidence Intervals
Odds Ratio
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
Hemostasis
Blood Platelets
Mortality
Confidence Intervals
Interventional Radiology
47 Citations (Scopus)

Early resuscitation intensity as a surrogate for bleeding severity and early mortality in the PROMMTT study

Rahbar, E., Fox, E. E., Del Junco, D. J., Harvin, J. A., Holcomb, J. B., Wade, C. E., Schreiber, M., Rahbar, M. H., Bulger, E. M., Phelan, H. A., Brasel, K., Alarcon, L. H., Myers, J. G., Cohen, M. J., Muskat, P. & Cotton, B. A., 2013, In : Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 75, 1 SUPPL1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Resuscitation
Hemorrhage
Mortality
Wounds and Injuries
Erythrocytes
1 Citation (Scopus)

Editorial comment

Brasel, K., Mar 2006, In : Current Surgery. 63, 2, p. 141-142 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Editorial response

Brasel, K., Jul 2011, In : Journal of Surgical Education. 68, 4, p. 318-319 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Peritoneal Lavage
Abdominal Injuries
Traumatology
Nonpenetrating Wounds