Karen Brasel

Professor

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19962019
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2006
9 Citations (Scopus)

Excess mortality caused by medical injury

Meurer, L. N., Yang, H., Guse, C. E., Russo, C., Brasel, K. & Layde, P. M., Sep 2006, In : Annals of Family Medicine. 4, 5, p. 410-416 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mortality
Wounds and Injuries
Hospital Mortality
Comorbidity
Confidence Intervals
47 Citations (Scopus)

Predicting quality of life six months after traumatic injury

Kiely, J. M., Brasel, K., Weidner, K. L., Guse, C. E. & Weigelt, J. A., Oct 2006, In : Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care. 61, 4, p. 791-797 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Quality of Life
Wounds and Injuries
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Depression
Population
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
85 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
20 Citations (Scopus)

The Surgical Learning and Instructional Portfolio (SLIP) as a Self-Assessment Educational Tool Demonstrating Practice-Based Learning

Webb, T. P., Aprahamian, C., Weigelt, J. A. & Brasel, K., Nov 2006, In : Current Surgery. 63, 6, p. 444-447 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

self-assessment
Learning
resident
learning
Compliance
240 Citations (Scopus)

Whole body imaging in blunt multisystem trauma patients without obvious signs of injury: Results of a prospective study

Salim, A., Sangthong, B., Martin, M., Brown, C., Plurad, D., Demetriades, D., Tyburski, J. G., Hughes, T., Marshall, J. S., Brasel, K., Jamison, R. L. & Grube, B. J., May 2006, In : Archives of Surgery. 141, 5, p. 468-475 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Whole Body Imaging
Prospective Studies
Wounds and Injuries
Tomography
Abdominal Injuries
2005
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
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
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)

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)

The use of recombinant activated factor VII in trauma-associated hemorrhage with crush injury

Christians, K., Brasel, K., Garlitz, J., Abu-Hajir, M. & Gottschall, J., Sep 2005, In : Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care. 59, 3, p. 742-746 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Blood Coagulation Disorders
Factor VIIa
Nonpenetrating Wounds
Fatal Outcome
Multiple Trauma
30 Citations (Scopus)

Ventilator-associated pneumonia in injured patients: Do you trust your Gram's stain?

Davis, K. A., Eckert, M. J., Reed, R. L., Esposito, T. J., Santaniello, J. M., Poulakidas, S., Luchette, F. A., Brasel, K., Barie, P. S. & Malhotra, A., Mar 2005, In : Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care. 58, 3, p. 462-467 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid
Pneumonia
Aptitude
Gram's stain
15 Citations (Scopus)

What mechanism justifies abdominal evaluation in motor vehicle crashes?

Brasel, K. & Nirula, R., Nov 2005, In : Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care. 59, 5, p. 1057-1061 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abdominal Injuries
Motor Vehicles
Craniocerebral Trauma
Abdomen
Leg
2004

Commentary

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

8 Citations (Scopus)

Emergency care practitioners' barriers to mental health assessment, treatment, and referral of post-injury patients

Lee, S., Brasel, K. & Lee, B., 2004, In : Wisconsin Medical Journal. 103, 6, p. 78-82 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Emergency Medical Services
Mental Health
Referral and Consultation
Wounds and Injuries
Therapeutics
129 Citations (Scopus)

Incidence of Asymptomatic Pulmonary Embolism in Moderately to Severely Injured Trauma Patients

Schultz, D. J., Brasel, K., Washington, L., Goodman, L. R., Quickel, R. R., Lipchik, R. J., Clever, T., Weigelt, J., Wisner, D. H., Yukika, T., Velmahos, G. C., Owings, J. T., Margulies, D. R., Briggs, S. M., Hawkins, M. L. & Schermer, C. R., Apr 2004, In : Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care. 56, 4, p. 727-733 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pulmonary Embolism
Embolism
Incidence
Wounds and Injuries
Lung
36 Citations (Scopus)

Meeting the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education competencies using established residency training program assessment tools

Brasel, K., Bragg, D., Simpson, D. E. & Weigelt, J. A., Jul 2004, In : American Journal of Surgery. 188, 1, p. 9-12 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Graduate Medical Education
Accreditation
Internship and Residency
Education
Statistical Factor Analysis
14 Citations (Scopus)

Palliative care education for surgeons

Brasel, K. & Weissman, D. E., Sep 2004, In : Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 199, 3, p. 495-499 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Undergraduate Medical Education
Continuing Medical Education
Internship and Residency
Palliative Care
Curriculum
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
23 Citations (Scopus)

The 360-degree evaluation: Increased work with little return?

Weigelt, J. A., Brasel, K., Bragg, D. & Simpson, D., Nov 2004, In : Current Surgery. 61, 6, p. 616-626 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

resident
Critical Care
trauma
evaluation
nurse
2003
1 Citation (Scopus)

Chest tube insertion

Fitzpatrick, C., Brasel, K. & Weigelt, J. A., Sep 2003, In : Operative Techniques in General Surgery. 5, 3, p. 129-133 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chest Tubes
29 Citations (Scopus)

Clinical research for surgeons in palliative care: Challenges and opportunities

Easson, A. M., Lee, K. F., Brasel, K. & Krouse, R. S., Jan 1 2003, In : Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 196, 1, p. 141-151 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Resuscitation Orders
Physician-Patient Relations
Medical Ethics
Palliative Care
Biomedical Research
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
1 Citation (Scopus)

Percutaneous tracheostomy

Brasel, K. & Weigelt, J. A., Sep 2003, In : Operative Techniques in General Surgery. 5, 3, p. 181-187 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tracheostomy
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
5 Citations (Scopus)

Surgical origins: New teaching modalities integrating clinical and basic science years - A role for residents as active teachers

Fitzpatrick, C. M., Kolesari, G. L. & Brasel, K., Apr 1 2003, In : Surgery. 133, 4, p. 353-355 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Teaching
7 Citations (Scopus)

The value of process measures in evaluating an evidence-based guideline

Brasel, K., Weigelt, J. A., Christians, K. K., Somberg, L. B., Ledgerwood, A. M., Howard, T. I. & Brasel, K. J., Oct 2003, In : Surgery. 134, 4, p. 605-612 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Process Assessment (Health Care)
Guidelines
Nonpenetrating Wounds
Length of Stay
Wounds and Injuries
2002

How best to improve patient safety? [6] (multiple letters)

Thomas, E. J., McNutt, R., Layde, P. M., Cortes, L. M., Teret, S. P., Brasel, K., Kuhn, E. M., Mercy, J. A. & Hargarten, S. W., Aug 14 2002, In : Journal of the American Medical Association. 288, 6, p. 697-698 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Medical Errors
Quality of Health Care
Patient Safety
Safety
81 Citations (Scopus)

Patient safety efforts should focus on medical injuries

Layde, P. M., Maas, L. A., Teret, S. P., Brasel, K., Kuhn, E. M., Mercy, J. A. & Hargarten, S. W., Apr 17 2002, In : Journal of the American Medical Association. 287, 15, p. 1993-1997 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Organizational Models
Medical Errors
Quality of Health Care
Patient Safety
Safety
26 Citations (Scopus)

Porcine small intestine submucosa as a treatment for enterocutaneous fistulas

Schultz, D. J., Brasel, K., Spinelli, K. S., Rasmussen, J. & Weigelt, J. A., 2002, In : Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 194, 4, p. 541-543 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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
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
2001
66 Citations (Scopus)

Postoperative atrial fibrillation in noncardiothoracic surgical patients

Christians, K. K., Wu, B., Quebbeman, E. J. & Brasel, K., 2001, In : American Journal of Surgery. 182, 6, p. 713-715 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Atrial Fibrillation
Cardiac Arrhythmias
Incidence
Water-Electrolyte Balance
varespladib methyl
48 Citations (Scopus)

Teaching anatomy with surgeons' tools: Use of the laparoscope in clinical anatomy

Fitzpatrick, C. M., Kolesari, G. L. & Brasel, K., 2001, In : Clinical Anatomy. 14, 5, p. 349-353 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Laparoscopes
Cadaver
Anatomy
Teaching
Medical Students
2000

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
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
16 Citations (Scopus)

Evaluation of error in medicine: Application of a public health model

Brasel, K., Layde, P. M. & Hargarten, S., 2000, In : Academic Emergency Medicine. 7, 11, p. 1298-1302 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Public Health
Medicine
Wounds and Injuries
Chest Tubes
Resuscitation
1999
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)

Management of penetrating colon trauma: A cost-utility analysis

Brasel, K., Borgstrom, D. C. & Weigelt, J. A., 1999, In : Surgery. 125, 5, p. 471-479 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Colostomy
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Colon
Costs and Cost Analysis
Wounds and Injuries
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
93 Citations (Scopus)

Treatment of occult pneumothoraces from blunt trauma

Brasel, K., Stafford, R. E., Weigelt, J. A., Tenquist, J. E. & Borgstrom, D. C., Jun 1999, In : Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care. 46, 6, p. 987-991 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pneumothorax
Wounds and Injuries
Positive-Pressure Respiration
Therapeutics
Observation
14 Citations (Scopus)

Triangle of death: Hypothermia, acidosis, and coagulopathy

Ku, J., Brasel, K., Baker, C. C. & Rutherford, E. J., 1999, In : New Horizons: Science and Practice of Acute Medicine. 7, 1, p. 61-72 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Acidosis
Hypothermia
Shock
Hot Temperature
Bicarbonates
1998
13 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
11 Citations (Scopus)

Gastric mucosal protection from enteral nutrients: Role of motility

Ephgrave, K. S., Brasel, K., Cullen, J. J. & Broadhurst, K. A., 1998, In : Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 186, 4, p. 434-440 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Small Intestine
Stomach
Food
Glucose
Wounds and Injuries
91 Citations (Scopus)

Incidence and significance of free fluid on abdominal computed tomographic scan in blunt trauma

Brasel, K., Olson, C. J., Stafford, R. E. & Johnson, T. J., May 1998, In : Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care. 44, 5, p. 889-892 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Incidence
Wounds and Injuries
Laparotomy
Trauma Centers
Diaphragm
8 Citations (Scopus)

Opinions of practicing general surgeons on surgical education

Weigelt, J., Brasel, K. & Olson, C., Nov 1998, In : American Journal of Surgery. 176, 5, p. 481-485 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Education
Internship and Residency
faropenem medoxomil
Surgeons
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
1997
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
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

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