Glenn A Franklin

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OBJECTIVE To define the changes in demographics of liver injury during the past 25 years and to document the impact of treatment changes on death rates. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA No study has presented a long-term review of a large series of hepatic injuries, documenting the effect of treatment changes on outcome. A 25-year review from a concurrently(More)
BACKGROUND Criteria for trauma team activation are continually being evaluated to ensure proper utilization of resources. We examined the impact of prehospital (PH) hypotension (systolic blood pressure < or = 90) on outcome (operative intervention and mortality) and its usefulness as an indicator for trauma team activation. METHODS A database was created(More)
BACKGROUND The frequency of women who have sustained severe injuries has increased over the past 30 years. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether severely injured women have a survival advantage over men. To address this issue, we undertook a multicenter evaluation of the effects of gender dimorphism on survival in trauma patients. METHODS(More)
The goal of this article was to examine the differences in the rates of microvascular complications of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) in Hispanic and non-Hispanic white subjects. This was a geographically based case-control study where prevalent cases of NIDDM were identified in medical records. Subjects attended a 4-h clinic to confirm(More)
BACKGROUND In the last 10 years, trauma/critical care has become less attractive because of the decreasing surgical caseload, the nocturnal work hours, and the economics of the practice. Nevertheless, during the same period, the number of verified trauma centers has significantly increased. This study assesses the economic drive behind this dichotomy. (More)
BACKGROUND The use of ultrasonography and nonoperative management of solid organ injury has become standard practice in many trauma centers. Little is known about the effects of these changes on resident educational experience. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed resident evaluation of abdominal trauma and trauma operative experience as reported to the(More)
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