Rodd J Benfield

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Multidisciplinary trauma care systems have been shown to improve patient outcomes. Medical care in support of the global war on terror has provided opportunities to refine these systems. We report on the multidisciplinary trauma care system at the Role III Hospital at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. We reviewed the Joint Trauma System Registry, Kandahar(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence and risk factors for traumatic brain injury (TBI)-associated coagulopathy after severe TBI (sTBI) and the effect of this complication on outcomes have not been evaluated in any large prospective studies. METHODS Prospective study of all patients admitted to the surgical intensive care unit (ICU) of an urban, Level I trauma center(More)
BACKGROUND Physical assault is common in trauma patients. Penetrating injuries resulting from interpersonal violence have been well described in literature, but there have been few studies examining the injury patterns due to assaults with hands and feet or blunt instruments. METHODS The Trauma Registry of an American College of Surgeons Level I center(More)
BACKGROUND Although infrequent, injury to the common or external iliac artery in association with pelvic fractures can be devastating, and descriptive data are lacking. This study was performed to determine the incidence, injury patterns, and outcomes of blunt iliac artery injuries (BIAIs) in association with moderate or severe pelvic fractures. METHODS(More)
INTRODUCTION Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are the defining mechanism of injury during Operation Enduring Freedom. This is a retrospective analysis of initial management for IED blast injuries presenting with bilateral, traumatic, lower-extremity (LE) amputations with and without pelvic and perineal involvement. METHODS A database of trauma(More)
We performed this study to determine the associated injuries after dog attacks and determine the incidence of vascular injury (VI) and potential associated factors. The registry at our Level I center was queried for admissions after dog bites between January 1,1992 and June 30, 2008. Demographic, injury, and outcome data were studied. We examined(More)
OBJECTIVE Nonoperative management (NOM) of blunt splenic injuries has become standard of care for its high success rate. We observe that many blunt assault (BA) patients fail NOM despite lower overall injury severity. We performed this study to determine whether BA is independently associated with failed initial NOM (FiNOM) of splenic injuries. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND In a previous retrospective study, we developed a predictive model of survival in isolated head injuries based on easily available parameters such as age, mechanism of injury, Glasgow Coma Scale, and head Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS). The purpose of the present study is to prospectively evaluate this predictive model. METHODS Isolated head(More)
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