Marilee L Freitas

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In July 2003, work-hour restrictions were implemented by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to limit resident duty hours. Attending surgeon work-hours have not been similarly reduced, and many trauma services have added emergency general surgery responsibilities. We hypothesized that trauma attending/resident work-hour(More)
BACKGROUND Effective use of ultrasonography (US) by surgeons was demonstrated a decade ago. Major surgical organizations now require its incorporation into surgical training and practice. But little information about the teaching of US to surgical residents exists. This study assesses the current status of US training in general surgery residency programs.(More)
Blunt aortic injury (BAI) is a devastating consequence of high-energy trauma. The majority of its victims do not survive; those who do generally have significant associated injury. The standard treatment of BAI has been emergent replacement or repair of the damaged aorta via a posterolateral thoracotomy, with or without perfusion adjuncts. In addition to(More)
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