Jerry A. Rubano

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STUDY DESIGN Multicenter retrospective analysis. OBJECTIVES To review the results of surgical treatment during the last 6 years of C2 fractures in patients over the age of 70. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Little information exists about the clinical outcome of surgical treatment of elderly patients with C2 fractures, their ability to return to their(More)
BACKGROUND The care of mechanically ventilated patients at high-volume centers in select nontrauma populations has variable effects on outcomes. We evaluated outcomes for trauma patients requiring prolonged mechanical ventilation (PMV). We further hypothesized that the higher mechanical ventilator volume trauma center would have better outcomes. METHODS A(More)
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is a life-threatening multisystem disease secondary to platelet aggregation. We present a patient who developed profound thrombocytopenia and anemia 8 days following initiation of therapy with clopidogrel after stent placement for carotid artery dissection. She did not have a disintegrin and metalloproteinase with(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence and outcomes of trauma patients requiring an unplanned return to the intensive care unit (ICU) and those initially admitted to a step-down unit or floor and subsequently upgraded to the ICU, collectively termed unplanned ICU (UP-ICU) admission, are largely unknown. METHODS A retrospective review of the trauma registry of a(More)
Neuropathic arthropathy (NA) is a progressive, degenerative disorder associated with decreased sensory innervation of the involved joints. The shoulder joint is an uncommon presentation for NA, although syringomyelia is the most common cause for this joint. Two cases are presented of NA of the shoulder, with both patients having a history of syringomyelia(More)
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