Mitchell L. Rhodes

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Fifty-eight lower limb salvage attempts over a 10-year period were retrospectively scored using the Mangled Extremity Syndrome Index (MESI), Mangled Extremity Severity Score (MESS), Predictive Salvage Index (PSI), and the Limb Salvage Index (LSI). Primary amputations were excluded. Limb salvage failure was defined at four levels, including functional(More)
To evaluate the impact cirrhosis has on survival the records of 40 cirrhotic trauma victims from the registries of two Level 1 trauma centers were reviewed and probability of survival calculated using the TRISS methodology. Mechanism of injury, anatomic location, involvement of single or multiple sites, presence of ascites, elevations in serum glutamic(More)
The injury patterns, age distribution, and outcome of pediatric patients (age < 15 years) treated in an "adult" trauma center is incompletely defined. A total of 1115 pediatric trauma patients (9.6% total trauma admissions) treated over a 6-year period in a level I suburban trauma center without a pediatric trauma service or a pediatric surgeon were(More)
The diagnostic accuracy and complication rate of transbronchial forceps lung biopsy combined with bronchial brushing were analyzed in 164 consecutive patients, of whom 95 had nonmalignant disease and 51 had malignant disease. Eighteen patients with abnormal chest radiographs had normal transbronchial forceps lung biopsies and no established diagnosis.(More)
Two hundred forty trauma patients were transported directly from the scene to a specially designed operating room (OR) for resuscitation, bypassing the Emergency Department (ED). Triage criteria included a systolic BP less than or equal to 80 mm Hg, penetrating torso trauma, multiple long-bone fractures, major limb amputation, extensive soft-tissue wounds,(More)
Twenty-seven blunt trauma patients with open pelvic fracture who were seen in a trauma center over a 10-year period were characterized for treatment and resource consumption. Age, injury severity score, mortality, mechanism of injury, associated injuries, blood requirement, length of stay (LOS), surgical procedures, and complications were analyzed. There(More)
Trauma complicates 6 to 7 per cent of all pregnancies, but fetal demise secondary to maternal trauma occurs much less frequently. This study was done to analyze the incidence of fetal demise as a function of 21 maternal characteristics determined within the first 24 hours after trauma. Nine instances of fetal demise were identified from 73 pregnant patients(More)
To assess the utility of a routine pelvic X-ray in resuscitation of blunt trauma patients, 669 patients were studied prospectively over a 2-year period. One hundred twelve patients (16.7%) had positive pelvic X-rays (PPX). When compared with the negative pelvic X-ray group (NPX), the PPX group had a significantly higher mean Injury Severity Score, 24-hour(More)