Karen Brasel

Professor

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19962019
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Research Output 1996 2019

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17 Citations (Scopus)

Predicting significant torso trauma

Nirula, R., Talmor, D. & Brasel, K., Jul 2005, In : Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care. 59, 1, p. 132-135 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Torso
Wounds and Injuries
Motor Vehicles
Triage
ROC Curve
7 Citations (Scopus)

Predictors of chronic pain in traumatically injured hospitalized adult patients

Trevino, C., Harl, F., Deroon-Cassini, T., Brasel, K. & Litwack, K., Mar 1 2014, In : Journal of trauma nursing : the official journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses. 21, 2, p. 50-56 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chronic Pain
Pain
Trauma Centers
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Inpatients
30 Citations (Scopus)

Predictors of outcome in blunt diaphragm rupture

Brasel, K., Borgstrom, D. C., Meyer, P. & Weigelt, J. A., Sep 1996, In : Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care. 41, 3, p. 484-487 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Diaphragm
Injury Severity Score
Rupture
Mortality
Databases
46 Citations (Scopus)

Prehospital intravenous fluid is associated with increased survival in trauma patients

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Survival
Wounds and Injuries
Injury Severity Score
Resuscitation
crystalloid solutions

Prehospital resuscitation in adult patients following injury: A Western Trauma Association critical decisions algorithm

Sperry, J. L., Martin, M. J., Moore, E. E., Sava, J. A., Ciesla, D., Rizzo, A. G., Brown, C., Brasel, K., Kozar, R., Vercruysse, G. & Inaba, K., Nov 1 2019, In : The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. 87, 5, p. 1228-1231 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Resuscitation
Wounds and Injuries
48 Citations (Scopus)

Preinjury beta blockers are associated with increased mortality in geriatric trauma patients

Neideen, T., Lam, M. & Brasel, K., Nov 2008, In : Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care. 65, 5, p. 1016-1020 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Geriatrics
Mortality
Wounds and Injuries
Craniocerebral Trauma
Population

Preinjury beta blockers are associated with increased mortality in geriatric trauma patients.

Neideen, T., Lam, M. & Brasel, K. J., Nov 2008, In : The Journal of trauma. 65, 5, p. 1016-1020 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Geriatrics
Mortality
Wounds and Injuries
Craniocerebral Trauma
Population
12 Citations (Scopus)

Prenatal counseling beyond the threshold of viability

Govande, V. P., Brasel, K., Das, U. G., Koop, J. I., Lagatta, J. & Basir, M. A., Apr 2013, In : Journal of Perinatology. 33, 5, p. 358-362 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Counseling
Mothers
Gestational Age
Parents
Premature Birth
26 Citations (Scopus)

Protected block curriculum enhances learning during general surgery residency training

Webb, T. P., Weigelt, J. A., Redlich, P. N., Anderson, R. C., Brasel, K. & Simpson, D., Feb 2009, In : Archives of Surgery. 144, 2, p. 160-166 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Internship and Residency
Curriculum
Learning
Communication
Graduate Medical Education
2 Citations (Scopus)

Purposeful variable selection and stratification to impute missing Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma data in trauma research

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ultrasonography
Wounds and Injuries
Research
Odds Ratio
Neck Injuries
18 Citations (Scopus)

Putting a price on education: hours and dollars for a general surgery curriculum

Webb, T. P., Brasel, K., Redlich, P. N. & Weigelt, J. A., Jan 2010, In : American Journal of Surgery. 199, 1, p. 126-130 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Curriculum
Education
Teaching
Costs and Cost Analysis
87 Citations (Scopus)

Quality of life and functional outcome after pediatric trauma

Winthrop, A. L., Brasel, K., Stahovic, L., Paulson, J., Schneeberger, B., Kuhn, E. M., Mitchell, F. L., Pitts, L. H., Cox, C. S., Aboutanos, M. & Timberlake, G. A., Mar 2005, In : Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care. 58, 3, p. 468-474 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Quality of Life
Pediatrics
Wounds and Injuries
Nonpenetrating Wounds
Injury Severity Score
3 Citations (Scopus)

Quality-of-life assessment in palliative care

Brasel, K., Jun 2007, In : American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. 24, 3, p. 231-235 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Palliative Care
Quality of Life
Symptom Assessment
Appointments and Schedules
Organizations
42 Citations (Scopus)

Reasons for delayed discharge of trauma patients

Brasel, K., Rasmussen, J., Cauley, C. & Weigelt, J. A., 2002, In : Journal of Surgical Research. 107, 2, p. 223-226 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Patient Discharge
Wounds and Injuries
Length of Stay
Rehabilitation
Hospital Costs
8 Citations (Scopus)

Recursive partitioning identifies greater than 4 U of packed red blood cells per hour as an improved massive transfusion definition

Moren, A. M., Hamptom, D., Diggs, B., Kiraly, L., Fox, E. E., Holcomb, J. B., Rahbar, M. H., Brasel, K., Cohen, M. J., Bulger, E. M. & Schreiber, M., Dec 1 2015, In : Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 79, 6, p. 920-924 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Erythrocytes
Mortality
Wounds and Injuries
Blood Pressure
Glasgow Coma Scale
18 Citations (Scopus)

Region-specific deflection responses of WorldSID and ES2-re devices in pure lateral and oblique side impacts.

Yoganandan, N., Humm, J. R., Pintar, F. A. & Brasel, K., Nov 2011, In : Stapp car crash journal. 55, p. 351-378 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Equipment and Supplies
Thorax
Pelvis
Abdominal Injuries
Thoracic Injuries

Reply

Brasel, K., Dec 2011, In : Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 213, 6, p. 809-810 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Research ethics primer

Brasel, K., Oct 2005, In : Journal of Surgical Research. 128, 2, p. 221-225 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Government Regulation
Research Ethics
Ethics Committees
Medical Ethics
Informed Consent
4 Citations (Scopus)

Resident autonomy in the operating room: Does gender matter?

Hoops, H., Heston, A., Dewey, E., Spight, D., Brasel, K. & Kiraly, L., Feb 1 2019, In : American Journal of Surgery. 217, 2, p. 301-305 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Operating Rooms
Multivariate Analysis
39 Citations (Scopus)

Resident Work Hours: What They Are Really Doing

Brasel, K., Pierre, A. L., Weigelt, J. A., Neumayer, L. A., Shuck, J. M., Russell, T. R., Schecter, W. P., Danto, L. A., Stellato, T. A., Mittal, V. K. & Estes, N. C., May 2004, In : Archives of Surgery. 139, 5, p. 490-494 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Education
Patient Care
Community Hospital
Veterans
Teaching

Resilience and long-term outcomes after trauma: An opportunity for early intervention?

Nehra, D., Herrera-Escobar, J. P., Al Rafai, S. S., Havens, J., Askari, R., Nitzschke, S., Velmahos, G., Kasotakis, G., Brasel, K. J., Levy-Carrick, N., Salim, A. & Haider, A., Oct 1 2019, In : The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. 87, 4, p. 782-789 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wounds and Injuries
Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals
Injury Severity Score
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders

Responding to a colleague's Error #195

Bradley, C. & Brasel, K., Jun 1 2009, In : Journal of Palliative Medicine. 12, 6, p. 556-557 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Interprofessional Relations
Physician-Patient Relations
Medical Errors
Referral and Consultation
88 Citations (Scopus)

Resuscitate early with plasma and platelets or balance blood products gradually: Findings from the PROMMTT study

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Blood Platelets
Erythrocytes
Mortality
Hospital Mortality
Resuscitation
80 Citations (Scopus)

Retrievable vena cava filters for preventing pulmonary embolism in trauma patients: A cautionary tale

Antevil, J. L., Sise, M. J., Sack, D. I., Sasadeusz, K. J., Swanson, S. M., Rivera, L., Lome, B. R., Weingarten, K. E., Kaminski, S. S., Brasel, K. & Sing, R. F., Jan 2006, In : Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care. 60, 1, p. 35-40 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vena Cava Filters
Pulmonary Embolism
Wounds and Injuries
Trauma Centers
Venae Cavae
31 Citations (Scopus)

Revisiting the "golden hour": An evaluation of out-of-hospital time in shock and traumatic brain injury

Newgard, C., Meier, E. N., Bulger, E. M., Buick, J., Sheehan, K., Lin, S., Minei, J. P., Barnes-Mackey, R. A. & Brasel, K., Jul 1 2015, In : Annals of Emergency Medicine. 66, 1, p. 30-41.e3

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Shock
Blood Pressure
Glasgow Outcome Scale
Mortality
Odds Ratio
86 Citations (Scopus)

Rib fractures: Relationship with pneumonia and mortality

Brasel, K., Guse, C. E., Layde, P. & Weigelt, J. A., Jun 2006, In : Critical Care Medicine. 34, 6, p. 1642-1646 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rib Fractures
Pneumonia
Mortality
Injury Severity Score
Comorbidity
18 Citations (Scopus)

Risk factors and patterns of injury in snowmobile crashes

Beilman, G. J., Brasel, K., Dittrich, K., Seatter, S., Jacobs, D. M. & Croston, J. K., 1999, In : Wilderness and Environmental Medicine. 10, 4, p. 226-232 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Off-Road Motor Vehicles
Wounds and Injuries
Accidents
Head Protective Devices
Injury Severity Score
8 Citations (Scopus)

Risk factors for the development of acute respiratory distress syndrome following hemorrhage

PROPPR Study Group, Jan 1 2018, In : Shock. 50, 3, p. 258-264 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Hemorrhage
Abbreviated Injury Scale
Blood Platelets
Intensive Care Units
1 Citation (Scopus)

Risks of complications by attending physicians after performing nighttime procedures

Chaudhury, P. K., Warnock, G. L., Whalen, T. V., 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., Oct 2012, In : Canadian Journal of Surgery. 55, 5, p. 337-339 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Citations (Scopus)

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Office of promoting excellence in end-of-life care: Executive summary of the report from the field

Dunn, G. P., Milch, R. A., Angelos, P., Blair, P. G., Brasel, K., Buchman, T. G., Bumagin, S. J. O., Byock, I., Cameron, J. L., Civetta, J. M., Easson, A. M., Grunwald, S., Hinshaw, D. B., Huffman, J. L., Husser, W. C., Johnson, D. L., Jonasson, O., Krizek, T. J., Krouse, R. S., Lee, K. F. & 8 others, McCahill, L. E., Mosenthal, A. C., Purcell, G., Richards, K., Sachdeva, A., Thompson, A. R., Weissman, D. & Wheeler, H. B., May 1 2003, In : Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 196, 5, p. 807-815 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Terminal Care
17 Citations (Scopus)

Routine Inclusion of Long-term Functional and Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) into Trauma Registries: The FORTE project

Rios-Diaz, A. J., Herrera-Escobar, J. P., Lilley, E. J., Appelson, J. R., Gabbe, B., Brasel, K., deRoon-Cassini, T., Schneider, E. B., Kasotakis, G., Kaafarani, H., Velmahos, G., Salim, A. & Haider, A. H., Apr 20 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Registries
Emergencies
Wounds and Injuries
Quality of Life
Trauma Centers
1 Citation (Scopus)

Rural surgeons’ perspectives on necessity of post-residency training are stable across generations

Hughes, D., Cook, M. R., Deal, S. B., Hughes, T. G., Sarap, M., Brasel, K. & Alseidi, A., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : American Journal of Surgery.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Internship and Residency
Surgeons
Logistic Models
Interviews
Surveys and Questionnaires
59 Citations (Scopus)

Safety and efficacy of prophylactic anticoagulation in patients with traumatic brain injury

Scudday, T., Brasel, K., Webb, T., Codner, P., Somberg, L., Weigelt, J., Herrmann, D. & Peppard, W., Jul 2011, In : Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 213, 1, p. 148-153 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Venous Thromboembolism
Safety
Intracranial Hemorrhages
Abbreviated Injury Scale
Trauma Centers
42 Citations (Scopus)

Sarcopenia and frailty in elderly trauma patients

Fairchild, B., Webb, T. P., Xiang, Q., Tarima, S. & Brasel, K., 2015, In : Presentations from the 9th Annual Electric Utilities Environmental Conference. 39, 2, p. 373-379 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sarcopenia
Psoas Muscles
Wounds and Injuries
Nonpenetrating Wounds
Patient Discharge

Screening and treating hospitalized trauma survivors for posttraumatic stress disorder and depression

deRoon-Cassini, T. A., Hunt, J. C., Geier, T. J., Warren, A. M., Ruggiero, K. J., Scott, K., George, J., Halling, M., Jurkovich, G., Fakhry, S. M., Zatzick, D. & Brasel, K., Aug 1 2019, In : The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. 87, 2, p. 440-450 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Survivors
Depression
Wounds and Injuries
Quality of Life
27 Citations (Scopus)

Screening for blunt cerebrovascular injuries is cost-effective

Kaye, D., Brasel, K., Neideen, T. & Weigelt, J. A., May 2011, In : Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care. 70, 5, p. 1051-1056 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nonpenetrating Wounds
Costs and Cost Analysis
Stroke
Wounds and Injuries
Population
15 Citations (Scopus)

Seat belts are more effective than airbags in reducing thoracic aortic injury in frontal motor vehicle crashes

Brasel, K., Quickel, R., Yoganandan, N. & Weigelt, J. A., Aug 2002, In : Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care. 53, 2, p. 309-312 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Air Bags
Seat Belts
Thoracic Injuries
Motor Vehicles
Incidence
49 Citations (Scopus)

Significance of contrast extravasation in patients with pelvic fracture

Brasel, K., Pham, K., Yang, H., Christensen, R. & Weigelt, J. A., May 2007, In : Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care. 62, 5, p. 1149-1152 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Angiography
Wounds and Injuries
Tomography
Registries
Therapeutic Embolization
3 Citations (Scopus)

Six-month follow-up of the injured trauma survivor screen: Clinical implications and future directions

Hunt, J. C., Chesney, S. A., Brasel, K. & Deroon-Cassini, T. A., Aug 1 2018, In : Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 85, 2, p. 263-270 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Survivors
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Wounds and Injuries
Trauma Centers
Depression
104 Citations (Scopus)

Splenic injury: Trends in evaluation and management

Brasel, K., DeLisle, C. M., Olson, C. J. & Borgstrom, D. C., Feb 1998, In : Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care. 44, 2, p. 283-286 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wounds and Injuries
Nonpenetrating Wounds
Glasgow Coma Scale
Laparotomy
Patient Selection
6 Citations (Scopus)

Staged abdominal repairs reduce long-term quality of life

Codner, P. A., Brasel, K. & Deroon-Cassini, T. A., Sep 2012, In : Injury. 43, 9, p. 1513-1516 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Quality of Life
Wounds and Injuries
Population
Intraabdominal Infections
Abdominal Injuries
2 Citations (Scopus)

Statistical machines for trauma hospital outcomes research: Application to the PRospective, Observational, Multi-center Major trauma Transfusion (PROMMTT) study

Moore, S. E., Decker, A., Hubbard, A., Callcut, R. A., Fox, E. E., Del Junco, D. J., Holcomb, J. B., Rahbar, M. H., Wade, C. E., Schreiber, M., Alarcon, L. H., Brasel, K., Bulger, E. M., Cotton, B. A., Muskat, P., Myers, J. G., Phelan, H. A. & Cohen, M. J., Aug 21 2015, In : PLoS One. 10, 8, e0136438.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Trauma Centers
Blood
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Wounds and Injuries
Public health
1 Citation (Scopus)

Structure and function of a trauma intensive care unit: A report from the Trauma Intensive Care Unit Prevalence Project

TRIPP Study Group, May 1 2019, In : Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 86, 5, p. 783-790 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Intensive Care Units
Wounds and Injuries
Trauma Centers
Patient Care
Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
23 Citations (Scopus)

Structured teaching versus experiential learning of palliative care for surgical residents

Bradley, C. T., Webb, T. P., Schmitz, C. C., Chipman, J. G. & Brasel, K., Oct 2010, In : American Journal of Surgery. 200, 4, p. 542-547 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Problem-Based Learning
Palliative Care
Teaching
Curriculum
Terminal Care
5 Citations (Scopus)

Surgeon-reported conflict with intensivists about postoperative goals of care

Olson, T. J. P., Brasel, K., Redmann, A. J., Alexander, G. C. & Schwarze, M. L., Jan 2013, In : JAMA Surgery. 148, 1, p. 29-35 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Patient Care Planning
Postoperative Care
Nurses
Intensive Care Units
Odds Ratio
38 Citations (Scopus)

Surgeon-reported conflict with intensivists about postoperative goals of care

Paul Olson, T. J., Brasel, K., Redmann, A. J., Alexander, G. C. & Schwarze, M. L., Jan 2013, In : Archives of Surgery. 148, 1, p. 29-35 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Patient Care Planning
Postoperative Care
Nurses
Intensive Care Units
Odds Ratio

Surgeon-reported conflict with intensivists about postoperative goals of care.

Paul Olson, T. J., Brasel, K. J., Redmann, A. J., Alexander, G. C. & Schwarze, M. L., Jan 2013, In : JAMA Surgery. 148, 1, p. 29-35 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Patient Care Planning
Postoperative Care
Nurses
Intensive Care Units
Odds Ratio
57 Citations (Scopus)

Surgeons expect patients to buy-in to postoperative life support preoperatively: Results of a national survey

Schwarze, M. L., Redmann, A. J., Alexander, G. C. & Brasel, K., Jan 2013, In : Critical Care Medicine. 41, 1, p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Contracts
Surgeons
Surveys and Questionnaires
Patient Preference
Postal Service
116 Citations (Scopus)

Surgical "buy-in": The contractual relationship between surgeons and patients that influences decisions regarding life-supporting therapy

Schwarze, M. L., Bradley, C. T. & Brasel, K., Mar 2010, In : Critical Care Medicine. 38, 3, p. 843-848 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Therapeutics
Advance Directives
Postoperative Care
Consensus
Surgeons