Karen Brasel

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  • 9894 Citations
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19962020

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2018

Western Trauma Association Critical Decisions in Trauma: Management of renal trauma

Brown, C. V. R., Alam, H. B., Brasel, K., Hauser, C. J., De Moya, M., Martin, M., Moore, E. E., Rowell, S., Vercruysse, G. & Inaba, K., Nov 1 2018, In : Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 85, 5, p. 1021-1025 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

What They May Not Tell You and You May Not Know to Ask: What is Expected of Surgeons in Their First Year of Independent Practice

Hoops, H. E., Burt, M. R., Deveney, K. & Brasel, K., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Surgical Education.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations
2017

A comparison of prognosis calculators for geriatric trauma: A Prognostic Assessment of Life and Limitations after Trauma in the Elderly consortium study

Madni, T. D., Ekeh, A. P., Brakenridge, S. C., Brasel, K. J., Joseph, B., Inaba, K., Bruns, B. R., Kerby, J. D., Cuschieri, J., Mohler, M. J., Nakonezny, P. A., Clark, A., Imran, J., Wolf, S. E., Paulk, M. E., Rhodes, R. L. & Phelan, H. A., Jul 1 2017, In : Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 83, 1, p. 90-96 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Scopus citations

A framework to improve surgeon communication in high-stakes surgical decisions best case/worst case

Taylor, L. J., Nabozny, M. J., Steffens, N. M., Tucholka, J. L., Brasel, K. J., Johnson, S. K., Zelenski, A., Rathouz, P. J., Zhao, Q., Kwekkeboom, K. L., Campbell, T. C. & Schwarze, M. L., Jun 2017, In : JAMA Surgery. 152, 6, p. 531-538 8 p.

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47 Scopus citations

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. J., Holcomb, J. B. & Schreiber, M. A., Mar 1 2017, In : Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 82, 3, p. 481-488 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations

Family presence during resuscitation after trauma

Leske, J. S., McAndrew, N. S., Brasel, K. & Feetham, S., 2017, In : Journal of Trauma Nursing. 24, 2, p. 85-96 12 p.

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10 Scopus citations

Navigating high-risk surgery: Protocol for a multisite, stepped wedge, cluster-randomised trial of a question prompt list intervention to empower older adults to ask questions that inform treatment decisions

Taylor, L. J., Rathouz, P. J., Berlin, A., Brasel, K., Mosenthal, A. C., Finlayson, E., Cooper, Z., Steffens, N. M., Jacobson, N., Buffington, A., Tucholka, J. L., Zhao, Q. & Schwarze, M. L., May 1 2017, In : BMJ Open. 7, 5, e014002.

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9 Scopus citations

Onset of Coagulation Function Recovery Is Delayed in Severely Injured Trauma Patients with Venous Thromboembolism

and the, PROPPR Study Group & PROPPR Study Group, Jul 2017, In : Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 225, 1, p. 42-51 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Scopus citations

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

19 Scopus citations

Validation of a Geriatric Trauma Prognosis Calculator: A P.A.L.Li.A.T.E. Consortium Study

Cook, A. C., Joseph, B., Mohler, M. J., Inaba, K., Bruns, B. R., Nakonezny, P. A., Kerby, J. D., Brasel, K. J., Wolf, S. E., Cuschieri, J., Paulk, M. E., Rhodes, R. L., Brakenridge, S. C., Ekeh, A. P. & Phelan, H. A., Oct 2017, In : Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 65, 10, p. 2302-2307 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Scopus citations

Western trauma association critical decisions in trauma: Management of rib fractures

Brasel, K. J., Moore, E. E., Albrecht, R. A., De Moya, M., Schreiber, M., Karmy-Jones, R., Rowell, S., Namias, N., Cohen, M., Shatz, D. V. & Biffl, W. L., Jan 1 2017, In : Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 82, 1, p. 200-203 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

19 Scopus citations

Western Trauma Association Critical Decisions in Trauma: Management of adult blunt splenic trauma - 2016 updates

Rowell, S. E., Biffl, W. L., Brasel, K., Moore, E. E., Albrecht, R. A., Demoya, M., Namias, N., Schreiber, M. A., Cohen, M. J., Shatz, D. V., Karmy-Jones, R. & Moore, F. A., Apr 1 2017, In : Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 82, 4, p. 787-793 7 p.

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15 Scopus citations
2016

A Geospatial Analysis of Severe Firearm Injuries Compared to Other Injury Mechanisms: Event Characteristics, Location, Timing, and Outcomes

Newgard, C. D., Sanchez, B. J., Bulger, E. M., Brasel, K. J., Byers, A., Buick, J. E., Sheehan, K. L., Guyette, F. X., King, R. V., Mena-Munoz, J., Minei, J. P. & Schmicker, R. H., May 1 2016, In : Academic Emergency Medicine. 23, 5, p. 554-565 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

27 Scopus citations

Engaging patients, health care professionals, and community members to improve preoperative decision making for older adults facing high-risk surgery

Steffens, N. M., Tucholka, J. L., Nabozny, M. J., Schmick, A. E., Brasel, K. & Schwarze, M. L., Oct 1 2016, In : JAMA Surgery. 151, 10, p. 938-945 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

23 Scopus citations

Evaluation of a Consensus-Based Criterion Standard Definition of Trauma Center Need for Use in Field Triage Research

Willenbring, B. D., Lerner, E. B., Brasel, K., Cushman, J. T., Guse, C. E., Shah, M. N. & Swor, R., Jan 2 2016, In : Prehospital Emergency Care. 20, 1, p. 1-5 5 p.

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12 Scopus citations

General surgery resident rotations in surgical critical care, trauma, and burns: what is optimal for residency training?

Napolitano, L. M., Biester, T. W., Jurkovich, G. J., Buyske, J., Malangoni, M. A., Lewis, F. R., Albrecht, R. M., Brasel, K., Bulger, E. M., Croce, M. A., Greenhalgh, D. G., Lipsett, P. A., Luchette, F. A., Mackersie, R. C., Rizzo, A. G., Stewart, R. M. & Spain, D. A., Oct 1 2016, In : American Journal of Surgery. 212, 4, p. 629-637 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Scopus citations

Multicenter external validation of the Geriatric Trauma Outcome Score: A study by the Prognostic Assessment of Life and Limitations after Trauma in the Elderly (PALLIATE) consortium

Cook, A. C., Joseph, B., Inaba, K., Nakonezny, P. A., Bruns, B. R., Kerby, J. D., Brasel, K. J., Wolf, S. E., Cuschieri, J., Elizabeth Paulk, M., Rhodes, R. L., Brakenridge, S. C. & Phelan, H. A., Feb 1 2016, In : Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 80, 2, p. 204-209 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

27 Scopus citations

Patient-reported Limitations to Surgical Buy-in: A Qualitative Study of Patients Facing High-risk Surgery

Nabozny, M. J., Kruser, J. M., Steffens, N. M., Pecanac, K. E., Brasel, K., Chittenden, E. H., Cooper, Z., McKneally, M. F. & Schwarze, M. L., Jan 18 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Annals of Surgery.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Scopus citations

Utility of the injured trauma survivor screen to predict PTSD and depression during hospital admission

Hunt, J. C., Sapp, M., Walker, C., Warren, A. M., Brasel, K. & deRoon-Cassini, T. A., Oct 25 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Scopus citations

Western Trauma Association Critical Decisions in Trauma: Management of pelvic fracture with hemodynamic instability—2016 updates

Tran, T. L. N., Brasel, K., Karmy-Jones, R., Rowell, S., Schreiber, M., Shatz, D. V., Albrecht, R. M., Cohen, M. J., DeMoya, M. A., Biffl, W. L., Moore, E. E. & Namias, N., Aug 18 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

23 Scopus citations
2015

A Comparison of Invasive Airway Management and Rates of Pneumonia in Prehospital and Hospital Settings

Andrusiek, D. L., Szydlo, D., May, S., Brasel, K. J., Minei, J., Van Heest, R., MacDonald, R. & Schreiber, M., Oct 2 2015, In : Prehospital Emergency Care. 19, 4, p. 475-481 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations

A comparison of prehospital lactate and systolic blood pressure for predicting the need for resuscitative care in trauma transported by ground

Guyette, F. X., Meier, E. N., Newgard, C., McKnight, B., Daya, M., Bulger, E. M., Powell, J. L., Brasel, K. J., Kerby, J. D., Egan, D., Sise, M., Coimbra, R., Fabian, T. C. & Hoyt, D. B., Mar 6 2015, In : Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 78, 3, p. 600-606 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

34 Scopus citations

A controlled resuscitation strategy is feasible and safe in hypotensive trauma patients: Results of a prospective randomized pilot trial

Schreiber, M. A., Meier, E. N., Tisherman, S. A., Kerby, J. D., Newgard, C. D., Brasel, K., Egan, D., Witham, W., Williams, C., Daya, M., Beeson, J., McCully, B. H., Wheeler, S., Kannas, D., May, S., Mcknight, B. & Hoyt, D. B., Apr 4 2015, In : Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 78, 4, p. 687-697 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

74 Scopus citations

An abdominal computed tomography may be safe in selected hypotensive trauma patients with positive Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma examination

Cook, M. R., Holcomb, J. B., Rahbar, M. H., Fox, E. E., Alarcon, L. H., Bulger, E. M., Brasel, K. J. & Schreiber, M. A., May 1 2015, In : American journal of surgery. 209, 5, p. 834-840 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Scopus citations

"and i think that we can fix it": Mental models used in high-risk surgical decision making

Kruser, J. M., Pecanac, K. E., Brasel, K. J., Cooper, Z., Steffens, N. M., McKneally, M. F. & Schwarze, M. L., Apr 2015, In : Annals of surgery. 261, 4, p. 678-684 7 p.

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27 Scopus citations

"best case/worst case": Qualitative evaluation of a novel communication tool for difficult in-the-moment surgical decisions

Kruser, J. M., Nabozny, M. J., Steffens, N. M., Brasel, K. J., Campbell, T. C., Gaines, M. E. & Schwarze, M. L., Sep 1 2015, In : Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 63, 9, p. 1805-1811 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

41 Scopus citations

Clinical gestalt and the prediction of massive transfusion after trauma

MPH on behalf of the PROMMTT Study Group, Jan 1 2015, In : Injury. 46, 5, p. 807-813 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

34 Scopus citations

Collider bias in trauma comparative effectiveness research: The stratification blues for systematic reviews

on behalf of the ROC Investigators, Jan 1 2015, In : Injury. 46, 5, p. 775-780 6 p.

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12 Scopus citations

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. J., Bulger, E. M., Kerby, J. D., Minei, J. P., Powell, J. L., Reiff, D. A., Rizoli, S. B. & Schreiber, M. A., Jan 1 2015, In : Annals of surgery. 261, 3, p. 586-590 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

65 Scopus citations

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.

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17 Scopus citations

Integrating Palliative Care into the Care of Neurocritically Ill Patients: A Report from the Improving Palliative Care in the ICU Project Advisory Board and the Center to Advance Palliative Care∗

Frontera, J. A., Curtis, J. R., Nelson, J. E., Campbell, M., Gabriel, M., Mosenthal, A. C., Mulkerin, C., Puntillo, K. A., Ray, D. E., Bassett, R., Boss, R. D., Lustbader, D. R., Brasel, K. J., Weiss, S. P. & Weissman, D. E., Sep 1 2015, In : Critical care medicine. 43, 9, p. 1964-1977 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

50 Scopus citations

Integration of palliative care in the context of rapid response: A report from the improving palliative care in the ICU advisory board

Nelson, J. E., Mathews, K. S., Weissman, D. E., Brasel, K. J., Campbell, M., Curtis, J. R., Frontera, J. A., Gabriel, M., Hays, R. M., Mosenthal, A. C., Mulkerin, C., Puntillo, K. A., Ray, D. E., Weiss, S. P., Bassett, R., Boss, R. D. & Lustbader, D. R., Feb 1 2015, In : CHEST. 147, 2, p. 560-569 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

24 Scopus citations

MCQ tests in Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS©): Development and revision

Bustraan, J., Henny, W., Kortbeek, J. B., Brasel, K., Hofmann, M. & Schipper, I. B., 2015, (Accepted/In press) In : Injury.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations

Palliative Care Training in Surgical Oncology and Hepatobiliary Fellowships: A National Survey of the Fellows

Amini, A., Miura, J. T., Larrieux, G., Tsai, S., Turaga, K. K., Christians, K. K., Brasel, K. J., Clark Gamblin, T., Weissman, D. E., Nattinger, A. B. & Johnston, F. M., Jun 1 2015, In : Annals of surgical oncology. 22, 6, p. 1761-1767 7 p.

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23 Scopus citations

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. J., Cohen, M. J., Bulger, E. M. & Schreiber, M. A., Dec 1 2015, In : Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 79, 6, p. 920-924 5 p.

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11 Scopus citations

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

Newgard, C. D., 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

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37 Scopus citations

Sarcopenia and frailty in elderly trauma patients

Fairchild, B., Webb, T. P., Xiang, Q., Tarima, S. & Brasel, K. J., Feb 2015, In : World journal of surgery. 39, 2, p. 373-379 7 p.

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46 Scopus citations

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. A., Alarcon, L. H., Brasel, K. J., 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.

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3 Scopus citations
863 Scopus citations

Understanding traumatic shock: Out-of-hospital hypotension with and without other physiologic compromise

Newgard, C. D., Meier, E. N., McKnight, B., Drennan, I. R., Richardson, D., Brasel, K., Schreiber, M., Kerby, J. D., Kannas, D., Austin, M. & Bulger, E. M., Feb 1 2015, In : Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 78, 2, p. 342-351 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Scopus citations

Vital capacity helps predict pulmonary complications after rib fractures

Carver, T. W., Milia, D. J., Somberg, C., Brasel, K. & Paul, J., Sep 5 2015, In : Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 79, 3, p. 413-416 4 p.

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19 Scopus citations

Western Trauma Association Critical Decisions in Trauma: Diagnosis and management of duodenal injuries

Malhotra, A., Biffl, W. L., Moore, E. E., Schreiber, M., Albrecht, R. A., Cohen, M., Croce, M., Karmy-Jones, R., Namias, N., Rowell, S., Shatz, D. V. & Brasel, K. J., Dec 1 2015, In : Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 79, 6, p. 1096-1101 6 p.

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12 Scopus citations

Western Trauma Association Critical Decisions in Trauma: Diagnosis and management of esophageal injuries

Biffl, W. L., Moore, E. E., Feliciano, D. V., Albrecht, R. A., Croce, M., Karmy-Jones, R., Namias, N., Rowell, S., Schreiber, M., Shatz, D. V. & Brasel, K., Dec 1 2015, In : Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 79, 6, p. 1089-1095 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

20 Scopus citations
2014

A consensus-based criterion standard for trauma center need

Lerner, E. B., Willenbring, B. D., Pirrallo, R. G., Brasel, K. J., Cady, C. E., Colella, M. R., Cooper, A., Cushman, J. T., Gourlay, D. M., Jurkovich, G. J., Newgard, C. D., Salomone, J. P., Sasser, S. M., Shah, M. N., Swor, R. A. & Wang, S. C., Apr 2014, In : Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 76, 4, p. 1157-1163 7 p.

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27 Scopus citations

Addressing the challenges of obtaining functional outcomes in traumatic brain injury research: Missing data patterns, timing of follow-up, and three prognostic models

Zelnick, L. R., Morrison, L. J., Devlin, S. M., Bulger, E. M., Brasel, K. J., Sheehan, K., Minei, J. P., Kerby, J. D., Tisherman, S. A., Rizoli, S., Karmy-Jones, R., Van Heest, R. & Newgard, C. D., Jun 1 2014, In : Journal of neurotrauma. 31, 11, p. 1029-1038 10 p.

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10 Scopus citations

Cags and acs evidence based reviews in surgery. 48. What is the effect of screening mammography on breast cancer incidence?

Latosinsky, S., Boileau, J. F., Bryant, H. E., Newman, L. A., Baxter, N. N., Brasel, K. J., 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. & 3 others, Pawlik, T. M., Temple, L. K. & McKenzie, M. E., Feb 2014, In : Canadian Journal of Surgery. 57, 1, p. 67-69 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

Increased trauma center volume is associated with improved survival after severe injury: Results of a resuscitation outcomes consortium study

Minei, J. P., Fabian, T. C., Guffey, D. M., Newgard, C. D., Bulger, E. M., Brasel, K. J., Sperry, J. L. & Macdonald, R. D., Sep 2014, In : Annals of surgery. 260, 3, p. 456-465 10 p.

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39 Scopus citations

Integrating palliative care into the PICU: A report from the improving palliative care in the ICU advisory board

Boss, R., Nelson, J., Weissman, D., Campbell, M., Curtis, R., Frontera, J., Gabriel, M., Lustbader, D., Mosenthal, A., Mulkerin, C., Puntillo, K., Ray, D., Bassett, R., Brasel, K. & Hays, R., Oct 10 2014, In : Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 15, 8, p. 762-767 6 p.

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23 Scopus citations

Is a diverting loop ileostomy and colonic lavage an alternative to colectomy for the treatment of severe Clostridium difficile-associated disease?

Brown, C. J., Boutros, M., Morris, A., Divino, C. M., Baxter, N. N., Brasel, K. J., Chaudhury, P. K., 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., Pawlik, T. M., Temple, L. K. & 1 others, McKenzie, M. E., Jun 2014, In : Canadian Journal of Surgery. 57, 3, p. 214-216 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Scopus citations