Departmental Research

The Department of Surgical Education at Orlando Regional Medical Center is actively involved in both basic science and clinical research. Each resident and fellow is encouraged to conceive and implement a research project leading to presentation at a national meeting and subsequent publication on a yearly basis. Most residents complete the program having published at least one, if not multiple, papers in the scientific literature. This is due to strong support from the academic faculty, all of whom are actively involved in scientific research. Clinical research in the Department of Surgical Education is facilitated by a full-time clinical research project manager assisted by extensive computerized clinical databases.


Currents areas of interest


Recent Publications from the Department of Surgical Education

Friedell ML;VanderMeer TJ;Cheatham ML;Fuhrman GM;Schenarts PJ;Mellinger JD;Morris JB; . Perceptions of graduating general surgery chief residents: are they confident in their training? Perceptions of graduating general surgery chief residents: are they confident in their training?. J Am Coll Surg 2014; 218:695-703. PubMed link

Posluszny JA;Onders R;Kerwin AJ;Weinstein MS;Stein DM;Knight J;Lottenberg L;Cheatham ML;Khansarinia S;Dayal S;Byers PM;Diebel L; . Multicenter review of diaphragm pacing in spinal cord injury: successful not only in weaning from ventilators but also in bridging to independent respiration . J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2014; 76:303-309. PubMed link

Cheatham, ML. Intra-abdominal pressure: why are you not measuring it? . Crit Care Med 2014; 42:467-469. PubMed link

Kearns RD;Holmes JH;Skarote MB;Cairns CB;Strickland SC;Smith HG;Cairns BA; . Disasters; the 2010 Haitian earthquake and the evacuation of burn victims to US burn centers . Burns 2014; :-. PubMed link

Bayouth L;Safcsak K;Cheatham ML;Smith CP;Birrer KL;Promes JT; . Early intravenous ibuprofen decreases narcotic requirement and length of stay after traumatic rib fracture . Am Surg 2013; 79:1207-1212. PubMed link

Clark JM;Cheatham ML;Safcsak K;Alban RF; . Effects of race and insurance on outcomes of the open abdomen . Am Surg 2013; 79:928-932. PubMed link

Cheatham ML;Demetriades D;Fabian TC;Kaplan MJ;Miles WS;Schreiber MA;Holcomb JB;Bochicchio G;Sarani B;Rotondo MF; . Prospective study examining clinical outcomes associated with a negative pressure wound therapy system and Barker's vacuum packing technique Right axillary artery bullet embolus and the formation of . World J Surg 2013; 37:2018-2030. PubMed link

Rrapo E;Lube MW;Smith CP; . Right axillary artery bullet embolus and the formation of a pulmonary arteriovenous fistula after a gunshot wound to the back . Am Surg 2013; 79:E172-E174. PubMed link

Seims AD;Shellenberger TD;Parrish GA;Lube MW; . Cervical tracheal transection after scarf entanglement in a go-kart engine . J Emerg Med 2013; 45:E13-E16. PubMed link

Friedell ML;Nelson PR;Cheatham ML; . Vena cava filter practices of a regional vascular surgery society . Ann Vasc Surg 2012; 26:630-635. PubMed link

Cheatham ML;Safcsak K;Sugrue M;. Long-Term Implications of Intra-abdominal Hypertension and Abdominal Compartment Syndrome: Physical, Mental, and Financial. Am Surg 2011; 77 Supplement:78-82. PubMed link

Smith C;Cheatham ML;. Intra-abdominal Hypertension and Abdominal Compartment Syndrome in the Medical Patient. Am Surg 2011; 77 Supplement:67-71. PubMed link

Bjorck M;Petersson U;Bjarnason T;Cheatham ML;. Intra-abdominal Hypertension and Abdominal Compartment Syndrome in Nontrauma Surgical Patients. Am Surg 2011; 77 Supplement:62-66. PubMed link

Ouellet JF;Leppaniemi A;Ball CG;Cheatham ML;D'Amours S;Kirkpatrick AW;. Alternatives to formal abdominal decompression. Am Surg 2011; 77 Supplement:51-57. PubMed link

Malbrain ML;Ameloot K;Gillebert C;Cheatham ML;. Cardiopulmonary Monitoring in Intra-abdominal Hypertension. Am Surg 2011; 77 Supplement:23-30. PubMed link

Malbrain ML;Cheatham ML;. Definitions and Pathophysiological Implications of Intra-abdominal Hypertension and Abdominal Compartment Syndrome. Am Surg 2011; 77 Supplement:6-11. PubMed link

Cheatham ML;Safcsak K;. Intra-abdominal Hypertension and Abdominal Compartment Syndrome: The Journey Forward. Am Surg 2011; 77 Supplement:1-5. PubMed link

Cheatham ML;Safcsak K;Fiscina C;Ducoin C;Smith HG;Promes JT;Lube MW;. Advanced age may limit the survival benefit of open abdominal decompression. Am Surg 2011; 77:856-861. PubMed link

Cheatham ML;Safcsak K;. Percutaneous Catheter Decompression in the Treatment of Elevated Intra-abdominal Pressure. Chest 2011; 140:1428-1435. PubMed link

Friedell ML;Nelson LD;Marano MA;. A primer on Caribbean medical schools and students: APDS surgery panel session. J Surg Educ 2011; 68:328-332. PubMed link

Clark JM;Friedell ML;Gupta BR;Davenport WC;Amponsah K;. Perioperative compartment syndrome of the hand. Am Surg 2011; 77:116-117. PubMed link

Promes JT;Safcsak K;Pavliv L;Voss B;Rock A;. A prospective, multicenter, randomized, double-blind trial of IV ibuprofen for treatment of fever and pain in burn patients. J Burn Care Res 2011; 32:79-90. PubMed link

Gesin G;Kane-Gill SL;Dasta JF;Birrer KL;Kolnik LJ;Cheatham ML;. Diazepam as a component of goal-directed sedation in critically ill trauma patients. J Crit Care 2011; 26:122-126. PubMed link

Friedell ML;. Starting a simulation and skills laboratory: what do I need and what do I want?. J Surg Educ 2010; 67:112-121. PubMed link

Lube MW;Borman KR;Fulbright AE;Friedell ML;. Retrospective evaluation of residents' American Board of Surgery In-Service Training Examination (ABSITE) scores as a tool to evaluate changes made in a basic science curriculum. J Surg Educ 2010; 67:167-172. PubMed link

Morris PE;Promes JT;Guntupalli KK;Wright PE;Arons MM;. A multi-center, randomized, double-blind, parallel, placebo-controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and pharmacokinetics of intravenous ibuprofen for the treatment of fever in critically il. Crit Care 2010; 14:R125-. PubMed link

Steingrub JS;Cheatham ML;Woodward B;Wang HT;Effron MB;. A prospective, observational study of Xigris Use in the United States (XEUS). J Crit Care 2010; 25:660-16. PubMed link

Friedell ML;. The general surgery residency at Orlando Health: past, present, and future. Am Surg 2010; 76:7-10. PubMed link

Cheatham ML;Safcsak K;. Is the evolving management of intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome improving survival?. Crit Care Med 2010; 38:402-407. PubMed link

Freeland M;King E;Safcsak K;Durham R;. Diagnosis of appendicitis in pregnancy. Am J Surg 2009; 198:753-758. PubMed link

Laituri C;Teixeira A;Lube MW;Seims A;Cravens J;. Trauma laparotomy: evaluating the necessity of histological examination. Am Surg 2009; 75:1124-1127. PubMed link

Cheatham ML;De WJ;Kirkpatrick A;Sugrue M;Malbrain ML;Ivatury RR;Balogh Z;D'Amours S;. Criteria for a diagnosis of abdominal compartment syndrome. Can J Surg 2009; 52:315-316. PubMed link

De Keulenaer BL;Cheatham ML;De Waele JJ;Kimball EJ;Powell B;Davis WA;Jenkins IR;. Intra-abdominal pressure measurements in lateral decubitus versus supine position. Acta Clin Belg 2009; 64:210-215. PubMed link

De Waele JJ;Cheatham ML;Malbrain ML;Kirkpatrick AW;Sugrue M;Balogh Z;Ivatury R;De KB;Kimball EJ;. Recommendations for research from the International Conference of Experts on Intra-abdominal Hypertension and Abdominal Compartment Syndrome. Acta Clin Belg 2009; 64:203-209. PubMed link

Cheatham ML;De Waele JJ;De L;De KB;Widder S;Kirkpatrick AW;Cresswell AB;Malbrain M;Bodnar Z;Mejia-Mantilla JH;Reis R;Parr M;Schulze R;Puig S;. The impact of body position on intra-abdominal pressure measurement: a multicenter analysis. Crit Care Med 2009; 37:2187-2190. PubMed link

Cheatham ML;. Nonoperative management of intraabdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome. World J Surg 2009; 33:1116-1122. PubMed link

Pappas PA;Cheatham ML;Quijada P;O'Leary T;Carlan SJ;. Successful early fascial closure of an open abdomen during pregnancy. Am Surg 2009; 75:183-184. PubMed link

Cheatham ML;. Abdominal compartment syndrome. Curr Opin Crit Care 2009; 15:154-162. PubMed link

Cheatham ML;. Abdominal compartment syndrome: pathophysiology and definitions. Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Me 2009; 17:10-. PubMed link

Seims AD;Lube MW;. Incarceration of a sessile uterine fibroid in an umbilical hernia during pregnancy. Hernia 2008; :-. PubMed link

Cheatham ML;Safcsak K;. Longterm impact of abdominal decompression: a prospective comparative analysis. J Am Coll Surg 2008; 207:573-579. PubMed link

Bhullar IS;Braman R;Block EF;. Serial hemoglobin levels play no significant role in the decision-making process of nonoperative management of blunt splenic trauma. Am Surg 2008; 74:876-878. PubMed link

Cheatham ML;Fowler J;. Measuring intra-abdominal pressure outside the ICU: validation of a simple bedside method. Am Surg 2008; 74:806-808. PubMed link

Fowler JS;Cheatham ML;Sandler B;Padron A;. Traumatic perforation of a duodenal diverticulum. Am Surg 2008; 74:781-782. PubMed link

Cheatham ML;. The death of George Washington: an end to the controversy?. Am Surg 2008; 74:770-774. PubMed link

Cheatham ML;Fowler J;Pappas P;. Subcutaneous linea alba fasciotomy: a less morbid treatment for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am Surg 2008; 74:746-749. PubMed link

Napolitano LM;Fabian TC;Kelly KM;Bailey JA;Block EF;Langholff W;Enny C;Corwin HL;. Improved survival of critically ill trauma patients treated with recombinant human erythropoietin. J Trauma 2008; 65:285-297. PubMed link

Friedell ML;Clark JM;Graham DA;Isley MR;Zhang XF;. Cerebral oximetry does not correlate with electroencephalography and somatosensory evoked potentials in determining the need for shunting during carotid endarterectomy. J Vasc Surg 2008; 48:601-606. PubMed link

Cheatham ML;. Are children really just small adults?. Crit Care Med 2008; 36:2215-2216. PubMed link

Diaz JJ;Bokhari F;Mowery NT;Acosta JA;Block EF;Bromberg WJ;Collier BR;Cullinane DC;Dwyer KM;Griffen MM;Mayberry JC;Jerome R;. Guidelines for management of small bowel obstruction. J Trauma 2008; 64:1651-1664. PubMed link

Cheatham ML;. Intraabdominal pressure monitoring during fluid resuscitation. Curr Opin Crit Care 2008; 14:327-333. PubMed link

Cheatham ML;. Resuscitation end points in severe sepsis: central venous pressure, mean arterial pressure, mixed venous oxygen saturation, and... intra-abdominal pressure. Crit Care Med 2008; 36:1012-1014. PubMed link

Fakhre GP;Berland T;Lube MW;. One hundred consecutive splenectomies for trauma: is histologic evaluation really necessary?. J Trauma 2008; 64:1139-1141. PubMed link

Wroblewski RL;Smith HG;. Dye pack injury causing third-degree burns. J Burn Care Res 2008; 29:406-407. PubMed link

Anderson DR;Lube MW;. Jugular venous air after basilar skull fracture. J Trauma 2008; 64:847-. PubMed link

Friedell ML;Sandler BJ;Andriole JG;Martin SP;Cohen MJ;Horowitz JD;. Carotid angioplasty and stenting is a safe and durable procedure in a community hospital. Am Surg 2007; 73:543-546. PubMed link

Barquist ES;Gomez-Fein E;Block EF;Collin G;Alzamel H;Martinez O;. Bioavailability of oral fluconazole in critically ill abdominal trauma patients with and without abdominal wall closure: a randomized crossover clinical trial. J Trauma 2007; 63:159-163. PubMed link

Cheatham ML;. It is time to pay attention--now more than ever!. Crit Care Med 2007; 35:1629-1630. PubMed link

Cheatham ML;Malbrain ML;. Cardiovascular implications of abdominal compartment syndrome. Acta Clin Belg Suppl 2007; :98-112. PubMed link

Kimball EJ;Kim W;Cheatham ML;Malbrain ML;. Clinical awareness of intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome in 2007. Acta Clin Belg Suppl 2007; :66-73. PubMed link

Dowling JM;Lube MW;Smith CP;Andriole J;. Traumatic renal artery occlusion in a patient with a solitary kidney: case report of treatment with endovascular stent and review of the literature. Am Surg 2007; 73:351-353. PubMed link

Cheatham ML;Malbrain ML;Kirkpatrick A;Sugrue M;Parr M;De WJ;Balogh Z;Leppaniemi A;Olvera C;Ivatury R;D'Amours S;Wendon J;Hillman K;Wilmer A;. Results from the International Conference of Experts on Intra-abdominal Hypertension and Abdominal Compartment Syndrome. II. Recommendations. Intensive Care Med 2007; 33:951-962. PubMed link

Chow CE;Friedell ML;Freeland MB;Dejesus S;. A pitfall of protracted surgery in the lithotomy Position: lower extremity compartment syndrome. Am Surg 2007; 73:19-21. PubMed link

Cheatham ML;. Is the canary still singing?. Crit Care Med 2007; 35:320-321. PubMed link

Cheatham ML;Safcsak K;Brzezinski SJ;Lube MW;. Nitrogen balance, protein loss, and the open abdomen. Crit Care Med 2007; 35:127-131. PubMed link

Bhullar IS;Braman R;Block EF;. Recombinant factor VII as an adjunct to control of hemorrhage from chest trauma in a Jehovah's Witness. Am Surg 2007; 73:818-819. PubMed link

Cheatham ML;. It is time to pay attention--now more than ever!. Crit Care Med 2007; 35:1629-1630. PubMed link

Cheatham ML;Malbrain ML;Kirkpatrick A;Sugrue M;Parr M;De WJ;Balogh Z;Leppaniemi A;Olvera C;Ivatury R;D'Amours S;Wendon J;Hillman K;Wilmer A;. Results from the International Conference of Experts on Intra-abdominal Hypertension and Abdominal Compartment Syndrome. II. Recommendations. Intensive Care Med 2007; 33:951-962. PubMed link

Cheatham ML;. Is the canary still singing?. Crit Care Med 2007; 35:320-321. PubMed link

Malbrain ML;Cheatham ML;Kirkpatrick A;Sugrue M;Parr M;De WJ;Balogh Z;Leppaniemi A;Olvera C;Ivatury R;D'Amours S;Wendon J;Hillman K;Johansson K;Kolkman K;Wilmer A;. Results from the International Conference of Experts on Intra-abdominal Hypertension and Abdominal Compartment Syndrome. I. Definitions. Intensive Care Med 2006; 32:1722-1732. PubMed link

Cheatham ML;Sagraves SG;Johnson JL;White MW;. Intravesicular pressure monitoring does not cause urinary tract infection. Intensive Care Med 2006; 32:1640-1643. PubMed link

Smith CP;Cheatham ML;Lube MW;Safcsak K;. Pancreaticoduodenectomy in a community general surgery residency program. Am Surg 2006; 72:750-753. PubMed link

Malbrain ML;Cheatham ML;Kirkpatrick A;Sugrue M;De WJ;Ivatury R;. Abdominal compartment syndrome: it's time to pay attention!. Intensive Care Med 2006; 32:1912-1914. PubMed link

Cheatham ML;Promes JT;. Independent lung ventilation in the management of traumatic bronchopleural fistula. Am Surg 2006; 72:530-533. PubMed link

Parra MW;Lube MW;Al-Khayat H;Cheatham ML;. A planned complex suicide: need for a high index of suspicion. Am Surg 2006; 72:454-455. PubMed link

Parra MW;Al-Khayat H;Smith HG;Cheatham ML;. Paracentesis for resuscitation-induced abdominal compartment syndrome: an alternative to decompressive laparotomy in the burn patient. J Trauma 2006; 60:1119-1121. PubMed link

Malbrain ML;Cheatham ML;Kirkpatrick A;Sugrue M;De WJ;Ivatury R;. Abdominal compartment syndrome: it's time to pay attention!. Intensive Care Med 2006; 32:1912-1914. PubMed link

Durham R;Pracht E;Orban B;Lottenburg L;Tepas J;Flint L;. Evaluation of a mature trauma system. Ann Surg 2006; 243:775-783. PubMed link

Cheatham ML;. The Holy Grail of shock resuscitation. Crit Care Med 2005; 33:2691-2692. PubMed link

Cheatham ML;Safcsak K;Llerena LE;Morrow CE;Block EF;. Long-term physical, mental, and functional consequences of abdominal decompression. J Trauma 2004; 56:237-241. PubMed link

Thompson EC;Perkowski P;Villarreal D;Block EF;Brown MF;Wright L;Akin S;. Morbidity and mortality of children following motor vehicle crashes. Arch Surg 2003; 138:142-145. PubMed link

Block EF;Lottenberg L;Flint L;Jakobsen J;Liebnitzky D;. Use of a human patient simulator for the advanced trauma life support course. Am Surg 2002; 68:648-651. PubMed link

Sole ML;Hunkar-Huie AM;Schiller JS;Cheatham ML;. Comprehensive trauma patient care by nonphysician providers. AACN Clin Issues 2001; 12:438-446. PubMed link

Harbrecht BG;Peitzman AB;Rivera L;Heil B;Croce M;Morris JA;Enderson BL;Kurek S;Pasquale M;Frykberg ER;Minei JP;Meredith JW;Young J;Kealey GP;Ross S;Luchette FA;McCarthy M;Davis F;Shatz D;Tinkoff G;Blo. Contribution of age and gender to outcome of blunt splenic injury in adults: multicenter study of the eastern association for the surgery of trauma. J Trauma 2001; 51:887-895. PubMed link

Block EF;Cheatham ML;Bee TK;. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy in patients with an open abdomen. Am Surg 2001; 67:913-914. PubMed link

Johnson JL;Cheatham ML;Sagraves SG;Block EF;Nelson LD;. Percutaneous dilational tracheostomy: a comparison of single- versus multiple-dilator techniques. Crit Care Med 2001; 29:1251-1254. PubMed link

Nelson LD;Safcsak K;Cheatham ML;Block EF;. Mathematical coupling does not explain the relationship between right ventricular end-diastolic volume and cardiac output. Crit Care Med 2001; 29:940-943. PubMed link

Ohlsson T;Smith HG;. Early nutrition causes persistent effects on pheasant morphology. Physiol Biochem Zool 2001; 74:212-218. PubMed link

Friedell ML;Joseph BP;Cohen MJ;Horowitz JD;. Surgery for carotid artery stenosis following neck irradiation. Ann Vasc Surg 2001; 15:13-18. PubMed link

Block EF;Cheatham ML;Bee TK;. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy in patients with an open abdomen. Am Surg 2001; 67:913-914. PubMed link

Johnson JL;Sagraves SG;Feild CJ;Block EF;Cheatham ML;. An unusual case of corneal perforation secondary to Pseudomonas keratitis complicating a patient's surgical/trauma intensive care unit stay. Am Surg 2000; 66:972-974. PubMed link

Friedell ML;Perez-Izquierdo M;. Is there a role for interval appendectomy in the management of acute appendicitis?. Am Surg 2000; 66:1158-1162. PubMed link

Friedell ML;. Current status of carotid angioplasty and stenting in the treatment of carotid artery stenosis. Curr Surg 2000; 57:582-589. PubMed link

Cheatham ML;White MW;Sagraves SG;Johnson JL;Block EF;. Abdominal perfusion pressure: a superior parameter in the assessment of intra-abdominal hypertension. J Trauma 2000; 49:621-626. PubMed link

Peitzman AB;Heil B;Rivera L;Federle MB;Harbrecht BG;Clancy KD;Croce M;Enderson BL;Morris JA;Shatz D;Meredith JW;Ochoa JB;Fakhry SM;Cushman JG;Minei JP;McCarthy M;Luchette FA;Townsend R;Tinkoff G;Block. Blunt splenic injury in adults: Multi-institutional Study of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma. J Trauma 2000; 49:177-187. PubMed link

Cheatham ML;. A structured curriculum for improved resident education in statistics. Am Surg 2000; 66:585-588. PubMed link

Cheatham ML;Safcsak K;. Air travel following traumatic pneumothorax: when is it safe?. Am Surg 1999; 65:1160-1164. PubMed link

Block EF;Cheatham ML;Parrish GA;Nelson LD;Beam N;. Ingested endotracheal tube in an adult following intubation attempt for head injury. Am Surg 1999; 65:1134-1136. PubMed link

Beaver AC;Cheatham ML;. Life-threatening nail gun injuries. Am Surg 1999; 65:1113-1116. PubMed link

White MW;Cheatham ML;. The underestimated impact of personal watercraft injuries. Am Surg 1999; 65:865-869. PubMed link

Smith HG;Orlando R;. Enteral nutrition: should we feed the stomach?. Crit Care Med 1999; 27:1652-1653. PubMed link

Cheatham ML;Safcsak K;Block EF;Nelson LD;. Preload assessment in patients with an open abdomen. J Trauma 1999; 46:16-22. PubMed link

Smith LM;Block EF;Buechter KJ;Draughn DC;Watson D;Hedden W;. The natural history of extremity venous repair performed for trauma. Am Surg 1999; 65:116-120. PubMed link

Cheatham ML;Nelson LD;Chang MC;Safcsak K;. Right ventricular end-diastolic volume index as a predictor of preload status in patients on positive end-expiratory pressure. Crit Care Med 1998; 26:1801-1806. PubMed link

Cheatham ML;Block EF;Nelson LD;Safcsak K;. Superior predictor of the hemodynamic response to fluid challenge in critically ill patients. Chest 1998; 114:1226-1227. PubMed link

Smith JR;Friedell ML;Cheatham ML;Martin SP;Cohen MJ;Horowitz JD;. Peripherally inserted central catheters revisited. Am J Surg 1998; 176:208-211. PubMed link

Block EF;Meyer MA;. Positron emission tomography in diagnosis of occult adenocarcinoma of the breast. Am Surg 1998; 64:906-908. PubMed link

Cheatham ML;Block EF;Nelson LD;. Evaluation of acute mental status change in the nonhead injured trauma patient. Am Surg 1998; 64:900-905. PubMed link

Block EF;Singh I;Thompson E;. Utility and cost-savings of diagnostic laparoscopy in low-probability gunshot wounds of the abdomen. J La State Med Soc 1998; 150:232-234. PubMed link

Cheatham ML;Safcsak K;. Intraabdominal pressure: a revised method for measurement. J Am Coll Surg 1998; 186:594-595. PubMed link

Stevens M;Hull R;Smith HG;. Comparison of ELISA and RT-PCR for the detection of beet yellows closterovirus in plants and aphids. J Virol Methods 1997; 68:9-16. PubMed link

Friedell ML;Sujka SK;Welch JL;Simmons GT;. Massive pulmonary embolus after surgery for renal cell carcinoma extending into the inferior vena cava: a case report. Am Surg 1997; 63:516-518. PubMed link

Howard TJ;Lueking CA;Wiebke EA;Smith HG;Madura JA;. The role of pancreatic resection in the treatment of pancreatic pseudocysts. J Gastrointest Surg 1997; 1:205-212. PubMed link

Friedell ML;. Proximal migration of vena cava filters: report of two cases with operative retrieval. Ann Vasc Surg 1997; 11:106-. PubMed link

Ciaravino ME;Friedell ML;Kammerlocher TC;. Is hyperbaric oxygen a useful adjunct in the management of problem lower extremity wounds?. Ann Vasc Surg 1996; 10:558-562. PubMed link

Block EF;Mire EJ;. Trauma on the Internet: early experience with a World Wide Web server dedicated to trauma and critical care. J Trauma 1996; 41:265-270. PubMed link

Block EF;Mire EJ;. A new means of communication among trauma caregivers on the Internet. J Trauma 1996; 40:674-. PubMed link

Lord SA;Larach SW;Ferrara A;Williamson PR;Lago CP;Lube MW;. Laparoscopic resections for colorectal carcinoma. A three-year experience. Dis Colon Rectum 1996; 39:148-154. PubMed link

Thompson EC;Block EF;Mancini MC;. Management of BB shot wounds to the heart. J Trauma 1996; 40:168-170. PubMed link

Promes JT;Morris JA;. Open pelvic fracture: delayed diagnosis. J Tenn Med Assoc 1996; 89:13-14. PubMed link

Byers PM;Block EF;Albornoz JC;Pombo H;Kirton OC;Martin LC;Augenstein JS;. The need for aggressive nutritional intervention in the injured patient: the development of a predictive model. J Trauma 1995; 39:1103-1108. PubMed link

Howard TJ;Maiden CL;Smith HG;Wiebke EA;Sherman S;Lehman GA;Madura JA;. Surgical treatment of obstructive pancreatitis. Surgery 1995; 118:727-734. PubMed link

Block EF;Dobo S;Kirton OC;. Compartment syndrome in the critically injured following massive resuscitation: case reports. J Trauma 1995; 39:787-791. PubMed link

Cheatham ML;Chapman WC;Key SP;Sawyers JL;. A meta-analysis of selective versus routine nasogastric decompression after elective laparotomy. Ann Surg 1995; 221:469-476. PubMed link

Block EF;Kirton OC;Windsor J;Kestner M;. Guided percutaneous drainage for posttraumatic empyema thoracis. Surgery 1995; 117:282-287. PubMed link

Carrillo EH;Block EF;Zeppa R;Sosa JL;. Urgent lobectomy and pneumonectomy. Eur J Emerg Med 1994; 1:126-130. PubMed link

Chang MC;Cheatham ML;Nelson LD;Rutherford EJ;Morris JA;. Gastric tonometry supplements information provided by systemic indicators of oxygen transport. J Trauma 1994; 37:488-494. PubMed link

Mainous MR;Block EF;Deitch EA;. Nutritional support of the gut: how and why. New Horiz 1994; 2:193-201. PubMed link

Friedell ML;Samson RH;Cohen MJ;Simmons GT;Rollins DL;Mawyer L;Semrow CM;. High ligation of the greater saphenous vein for treatment of lower extremity varicosities: the fate of the vein and therapeutic results. Ann Vasc Surg 1992; 6:5-8. PubMed link

Calligaro KD;Friedell ML;Rollins DL;Semrow CM;Buchbinder D;. A comparative review of in situ versus reversed vein grafts in the 1980s. Surg Gynecol Obstet 1991; 172:247-252. PubMed link

Lindenbaum GA;Carroll SF;Block EF;Kapusnick RA;. Value of creatine phosphokinase isoenzyme determinations in the diagnosis of myocardial contusion. Ann Emerg Med 1988; 17:885-889. PubMed link

Rollins DL;Semrow CM;Friedell ML;Lloyd WE;Buchbinder D;. Origin of deep vein thrombi in an ambulatory population. Am J Surg 1988; 156:122-125. PubMed link

Calligaro KD;Rollins DL;Friedell ML;Semrow CM;Buchbinder D;. The use of split-thickness skin as an autogenous arterial conduit. Ann Vasc Surg 1988; 2:255-260. PubMed link

Rollins DL;Semrow CM;Friedell ML;Calligaro KD;Buchbinder D;. Progress in the diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis: the efficacy of real-time B-mode ultrasonic imaging. J Vasc Surg 1988; 7:638-641. PubMed link

Rollins DL;Semrow CM;Friedell ML;Buchbinder D;. Use of ultrasonic venography in the evaluation of venous valve function. Am J Surg 1987; 154:189-191. PubMed link

Buchbinder D;Semrow C;Friedell ML;Ryan T;Calligaro K;Rollins D;. B-mode ultrasonic imaging in the preoperative evaluation of saphenous vein. Am Surg 1987; 53:368-372. PubMed link