Michael E Lekawa

Title(s)Health Sciences Professor, Surgery
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1001 Health Sciences Road
Irvine CA 92697-3950
Phone(714) 456-5890
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    1. Blunt Trauma Mortality: Does Trauma Center Level Matter? J Surg Res. 2022 Mar 24; 276:76-82. Mehta VV, Grigorian A, Nahmias JT, Dolich M, Barrios C, Chin TL, Schubl SD, Lekawa M. PMID: 35339783.
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    2. Comparative Outcomes for Trauma Patients in Prison and the General Population. Am Surg. 2022 Mar 14; 31348221078984. Christian AB, Grigorian A, Mo J, Yeates EO, Dolich M, Chin TL, Schubl SD, Kuza CM, Lekawa M, Nahmias J. PMID: 35282696.
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    3. Obesity Does Not Increase Risk for Mortality in Severe Sepsis Trauma Patients. Am Surg. 2022 Mar 02; 31348221078986. Tay-Lasso E, Grigorian A, Lekawa M, Dolich M, Schubl S, Barrios C, Nguyen N, Nahmias J. PMID: 35236162.
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    4. Laparoscopy in the Evaluation of Blunt Abdominal Injury in Level-I and II Pediatric Trauma Centers. Am Surg. 2022 Jan 07; 31348211033535. Haratian A, Grigorian A, Rajalingam K, Dolich M, Schubl S, Kuza CM, Lekawa M, Nahmias J. PMID: 34996303.
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    5. Firearm violence against children in the United States: Trends in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2022 01 01; 92(1):65-68. Donnelly MR, Grigorian A, Swentek L, Arora J, Kuza CM, Inaba K, Kim D, Lekawa M, Nahmias J. PMID: 34932041; PMCID: PMC8677489.
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    6. Association of Risk of Mortality in Pediatric Patients Transferred From Scene by Helicopter With Major But Not Minor Injuries. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2022 Jan 01; 38(1):e287-e291. Duffens A, Grigorian A, de Virgilio C, Chin T, Kim D, Lekawa M, Schubl SD, Nahmias J. PMID: 33105460.
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    7. Helmets Protect Pediatric Bicyclists From Head Injury and Do Not Increase Risk of Cervical Spine Injury. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2022 Jan 01; 38(1):e360-e364. Hasjim BJ, Grigorian A, Schubl SD, Lekawa M, Kim D, Bernal N, Nahmias J. PMID: 33181791.
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    8. Comparison of Same and Different Level Height Falls on Subsequent Midline Shift in Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2022 May 01; 38(5):e1262-e1265. Sullivan BG, Grigorian A, Lekawa M, Dolich MO, Schubl SD, Barrios C, Joe VC, Borazjani B, Nahmias J. PMID: 35482503.
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    9. Early cognitive impairment is common in pediatric patients following mild traumatic brain injury. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2021 11 01; 91(5):861-866. Keys ME, Delaplain P, Kirby KA, Boudreau KI, Rosenbaum K, Inaba K, Lekawa M, Nahmias J. PMID: 34695063.
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    10. Blunt Trauma Massive Transfusion (B-MaT) Score: A Novel Scoring Tool. J Surg Res. 2022 02; 270:321-326. Yeates EO, Grigorian A, Inaba K, Dolich M, Schubl SD, Lekawa M, Schellenberg M, de Virgilio M, Nahmias J. PMID: 34731729.
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    11. Nerve monitoring decreases recurrent laryngeal nerve injury risk for neoplasm-related thyroidectomy. Am J Surg. 2021 Oct 14. Duong W, Grigorian A, Farzaneh C, Elfenbein D, Yamamoto M, Rosenbaum K, Lekawa M, Nahmias J. PMID: 34715986.
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    12. Vices-paradox in trauma: Positive alcohol and drug screens associated with decreased mortality. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2021 09 01; 226:108866. Covarrubias J, Grigorian A, Nahmias J, Chin TL, Schubl S, Joe V, Lekawa M. PMID: 34216867.
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    13. Prehospital Variables Alone Can Predict Mortality After Blunt Trauma: A Novel Scoring Tool. Am Surg. 2021 Dec; 87(10):1638-1643. Stopenski S, Grigorian A, Inaba K, Lekawa M, Matsushima K, Schellenberg M, Kim D, de Virgilio C, Nahmias J. PMID: 34128401.
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    14. No Difference in Morbidity or Mortality Between Octogenarians and Other Geriatric Burn Trauma Patients. Am Surg. 2021 Apr 16; 31348211011122. Alpert M, Grigorian A, Joe V, Chin TL, Bernal N, Lekawa M, Satahoo S, Nahmias J. PMID: 33861652.
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    15. Injury and Mortality Profiles in Level II and III Trauma Centers. Am Surg. 2022 Jan; 88(1):58-64. Farhat A, Grigorian A, Farhat A, Chin TL, Donnelly M, Dolich M, Kuza CM, Lekawa M, Nahmias J. PMID: 33775161.
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    16. Isolated Thoracic Injury Patients With Rib Fractures Undergoing Rib Fixation Have Improved Mortality. J Surg Res. 2021 06; 262:197-202. Yeates EO, Grigorian A, Nahmias J, Dolich M, Lekawa M, Qazi A, Kong A, Schubl SD. PMID: 33607414.
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    17. A Dual Pandemic: The Influence of Coronavirus Disease 2019 on Trends and Types of Firearm Violence in California, Ohio, and the United States. J Surg Res. 2021 07; 263:24-33. Donnelly MR, Grigorian A, Inaba K, Kuza CM, Kim D, Dolich M, Lekawa M, Nahmias J. PMID: 33621746.
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    18. Regional, Racial, and Mortality Disparities Associated With Neurosurgeon Staffing at Level I Trauma Centers. Am Surg. 2021 Dec; 87(12):1972-1979. Homo RL, Grigorian A, Chen J, Figueroa C, Chin T, Kuza CM, Lekawa M, Nahmias J. PMID: 33380167.
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    19. Racial and Sex Disparities in Trauma Outcomes Based on Geographical Region. Am Surg. 2021 Jun; 87(6):988-993. Duong WQ, Grigorian A, Farzaneh C, Nahmias J, Chin T, Schubl S, Dolich M, Lekawa M. PMID: 33295791.
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    20. Endovascular management of traumatic pseudoaneurysms. CVIR Endovasc. 2020 Nov 27; 3(1):88. Shreve L, Jarmakani M, Javan H, Babin I, Nelson K, Katrivesis J, Lekawa M, Kuncir E, Fernando D, Abi-Jaoudeh N. PMID: 33245433; PMCID: PMC7695774.
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    21. Predictors of Anastomotic Leak After Esophagectomy for Cancer: Not All Leaks Increase Mortality. Am Surg. 2021 Jun; 87(6):864-871. Krasnoff CC, Grigorian A, Smith BR, Jutric Z, Nguyen NT, Daly S, Lekawa ME, Nahmias J. PMID: 33233922.
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    22. New York State and the Nation: Trends in Firearm Purchases and Firearm Violence During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Am Surg. 2021 May; 87(5):690-697. Donnelly MR, Barie PS, Grigorian A, Kuza CM, Schubl S, de Virgilio C, Lekawa M, Nahmias J. PMID: 33233940.
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    23. Race, Age, and Lack of Insurance Increase Risk of Suicide Attempt in Trauma Patients. Arch Suicide Res. 2020 Nov 13; 1-15. Temko JE, Grigorian A, Barrios C, Lekawa M, Nahmias L, Kuza CM, Nahmias J. PMID: 33186511.
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    24. Brachial Plexus Injury Significantly Increases Risk of Axillosubclavian Vessel Injury in Blunt Trauma Patients With Clavicle Fractures. Am Surg. 2021 May; 87(5):747-752. Tay E, Grigorian A, Schubl SD, Lekawa M, de Virgilio C, Scolaro J, Kabutey NK, Nahmias J. PMID: 33169619.
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    25. University Teaching Trauma Centers: Decreased Mortality but Increased Complications. J Surg Res. 2021 03; 259:379-386. Duong W, Grigorian A, Sun BJ, Kuza CM, Delaplain PT, Dolich M, Lekawa M, Nahmias J. PMID: 33109406.
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    26. An increasing trend in geriatric trauma patients undergoing surgical stabilization of rib fractures. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2022 Feb; 48(1):205-210. Duong W, Grigorian A, Nahmias J, Farzaneh C, Christian A, Dolich M, Lekawa M, Schubl S. PMID: 33095279; PMCID: PMC7583690.
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    27. Comparison of surgical fixation and non-operative management in patients with traumatic sternum fracture. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2022 Feb; 48(1):219-224. Christian AB, Grigorian A, Nahmias J, Duong WQ, Lekawa M, Joe V, Dolich M, Schubl SD. PMID: 33078258; PMCID: PMC7571865.
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    28. No difference in mortality between level I and level II trauma centers performing surgical stabilization of rib fracture. Am J Surg. 2021 05; 221(5):1076-1081. Rockne WY, Grigorian A, Christian A, Nahmias J, Lekawa M, Dolich M, Chin T, Schubl SD. PMID: 33010876.
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    29. Trauma patients with tibia/fibula fractures are associated with an increased risk of torso, severe head, and severe spine injuries compared to patients with femur fractures. Injury. 2021 Jun; 52(6):1346-1350. Yu J, Grigorian A, Learned J, Dolich M, Lekawa M, Kuza CM, Nahmias J. PMID: 32988617.
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    30. Fat embolism syndrome in blunt trauma patients with extremity fractures. J Orthop. 2020 Sep-Oct; 21:475-480. Alpert M, Grigorian A, Scolaro J, Learned J, Dolich M, Kuza CM, Lekawa M, Nahmias J. PMID: 33716415; PMCID: PMC7923246.
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    31. Evolving Utility of Endovascular Treatment of Juxtarenal, Pararenal, and Suprarenal Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Associated With Increased Risk of Mortality Over Time. Ann Vasc Surg. 2021 Feb; 71:428-436. Duong WQ, Fujitani RM, Grigorian A, Kabutey NK, Kuo I, de Virgilio C, Lekawa M, Nahmias J. PMID: 32889159.
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    32. Comparing unbalanced and balanced ratios of blood products in massive transfusion to pediatric trauma patients: effects on mortality and outcomes. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2022 Feb; 48(1):179-186. Sehdev M, Grigorian A, Kuza C, Dolich M, Borazjani B, Lekawa M, Nahmias J. PMID: 32797258; PMCID: PMC7426595.
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    33. Penetrating Abdominal Aortic Injury: Comparison of ACS-Verified Level-I and II Trauma Centers. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2020 Nov; 54(8):692-696. Sheehan BM, Grigorian A, Maithel S, Borazjani B, Fujitani RM, Kabutey NK, Lekawa M, Nahmias J. PMID: 32787694.
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    34. Analysis of Endovascular Aneurysm Repair for Small Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms in Males. J Surg Res. 2020 12; 256:163-170. Farzaneh C, Fujitani R, De Virgilio C, Grigorian A, Duong W, Kabutey NK, Lekawa M, Nahmias J. PMID: 32707399.
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    35. Early cognitive impairment is common after intracranial hemorrhage with mild traumatic brain injury. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020 07; 89(1):215-221. Delaplain PT, Albertson S, Grigorian A, Williams B, Smith M, Inaba K, Lekawa M, Nahmias J. PMID: 32102043.
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    36. Geriatric patients undergoing appendectomy have increased risk of intraoperative perforation and/or abscess. Surgery. 2020 Aug; 168(2):322-327. Fan SM, Grigorian A, Smith BR, Kuza CM, Lekawa M, Schubl SD, Nguyen NT, Nahmias J. PMID: 32461001.
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    37. Trauma patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV): a propensity matched analysis. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2022 Feb; 48(1):449-454. Covarrubias J, Grigorian A, Kuza CM, Dolich M, Dosch A, Kojayan GG, Delaplain P, Lekawa M, Nahmias J. PMID: 32448942; PMCID: PMC7246034.
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    38. Decreased Length of Stay After Laparoscopic Diaphragm Repair for Isolated Diaphragm Injury After Penetrating Trauma. Am Surg. 2020 May; 86(5):493-498. Chaudhry HH, Grigorian A, Lekawa ME, Dolich MO, Nguyen NT, Smith BR, Schubl SD, Nahmias JT. PMID: 32684037.
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    39. Energy vessel sealant devices are associated with decreased risk of neck hematoma after thyroid surgery. Updates Surg. 2020 Dec; 72(4):1135-1141. Moran K, Grigorian A, Elfenbein D, Schubl S, Jutric Z, Lekawa M, Nahmias J. PMID: 32333320.
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    40. Helicopter Transport Has Decreased Over Time and Transport From Scene or Hospital Matters. Air Med J. 2020 Jul - Aug; 39(4):283-290. Dominguez OH, Grigorian A, Lekawa M, Schubl SD, Chin T, Kim DY, de Virgilio C, Nahmias J. PMID: 32690305.
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    41. Octogenarians with blunt splenic injury: not all geriatrics are the same. Updates Surg. 2021 Aug; 73(4):1533-1539. Bashir R, Grigorian A, Lekawa M, Joe V, Schubl SD, Chin TL, Kong A, Nahmias J. PMID: 32306276; PMCID: PMC7223657.
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    42. Chemoprophylaxis and Venous Thromboembolism in Traumatic Brain Injury at Different Trauma Centers. Am Surg. 2020 Apr 01; 86(4):362-368. Yeates EO, Grigorian A, Schubl SD, Kuza CM, Joe V, Lekawa M, Borazjani B, Nahmias J. PMID: 32391761.
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    43. Intracranial pressure monitors associated with increased venous thromboembolism in severe traumatic brain injury. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2021 Oct; 47(5):1483-1490. Allen A, Grigorian A, Christian A, Schubl SD, Barrios C, Lekawa M, Borazjani B, Joe V, Nahmias J. PMID: 32157341; PMCID: PMC7222950.
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    44. Obesity associated with increased postoperative pulmonary complications and mortality after trauma laparotomy. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2021 Oct; 47(5):1561-1568. Covarrubias J, Grigorian A, Schubl S, Gambhir S, Dolich M, Lekawa M, Nguyen N, Nahmias J. PMID: 32088754; PMCID: PMC7222077.
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    45. Outcomes after pneumonectomy versus limited lung resection in adults with traumatic lung injury. Updates Surg. 2020 Jun; 72(2):547-553. Homo RL, Grigorian A, Lekawa M, Dolich M, Kuza CM, Doben AR, Gross R, Nahmias J. PMID: 32086773; PMCID: PMC7223758.
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    46. Intracranial pressure monitoring associated with increased mortality in pediatric brain injuries. Pediatr Surg Int. 2020 Mar; 36(3):391-398. Delaplain PT, Grigorian A, Lekawa M, Mallicote M, Joe V, Schubl SD, Kuza CM, Dolich M, Nahmias J. PMID: 31938835; PMCID: PMC7223517.
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    47. Non-Accidental Trauma Associated with Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Medical Treatment in Severe Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury. J Clin Ethics. 2020; 31(2):111-125. Grigorian A, de Virgilio C, Lekawa M, Ramakrisnan D, Barros R, Kuncir E, Nahmias J. PMID: 32585654.
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    48. Analysis of blunt cerebrovascular injury in pediatric trauma. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 12; 87(6):1354-1359. Grigorian A, Dolich M, Lekawa M, Fujitani RM, Kabutey NK, Kuza CM, Bashir R, Nahmias J. PMID: 31626028.
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    49. Sternotomy for Hemorrhage Control in Trauma. J Surg Res. 2020 03; 247:227-233. Duong W, Grigorian A, Al-Khouja L, Schubl S, Kong A, Lekawa M, Chin TL, Nahmias J. PMID: 31759620.
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    50. Predictors of blunt abdominal aortic injury in trauma patients and mortality analysis. J Vasc Surg. 2020 06; 71(6):1858-1866. Sheehan BM, Grigorian A, de Virgilio C, Fujitani RM, Kabutey NK, Lekawa M, Schubl SD, Nahmias J. PMID: 31699513.
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    51. Differing Risk of Mortality in Trauma Patients With Stab Wounds to the Torso: Treating Hospital Matters. JAMA Surg. 2019 11 01; 154(11):1070-1072. Abate M, Grigorian A, Nahmias J, Schubl SD, Kuncir E, Lekawa M. PMID: 31433445; PMCID: PMC6705134.
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    52. The use of computed tomography imaging for abdominal seatbelt sign: A single-center, prospective evaluation. Injury. 2020 Jan; 51(1):26-31. Delaplain PT, Barrios C, Spencer D, Lekawa M, Schubl S, Dosch A, Grigorian A, Smith M, Pejcinovska M, Nahmias J. PMID: 31706587.
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    53. Esophageal Trauma: Analysis of Incidence, Morbidity, and Mortality. Am Surg. 2019 Oct 01; 85(10):1134-1138. Gambhir S, Grigorian A, Swentek L, Maithel S, Sheehan BM, Daly S, Lekawa M, Nahmias J. PMID: 31657309.
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    54. Marijuana use and outcomes in adult and pediatric trauma patients after legalization in California. Am J Surg. 2019 12; 218(6):1189-1194. Grigorian A, Lester E, Lekawa M, Figueroa C, Kuza CM, Dolich M, Schubl SD, Barrios C, Nahmias J. PMID: 31521241.
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    55. Early Tracheostomy for Severe Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury is Associated with Reduced Intensive Care Unit Length of Stay and Total Ventilator Days. J Intensive Care Med. 2020 Nov; 35(11):1346-1351. Sheehan BM, Grigorian A, Gambhir S, Maithel S, Kuza CM, Dolich MO, Lekawa ME, Nahmias J. PMID: 31455142.
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    56. Increased risk of head injury in pediatric patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. J Child Adolesc Psychiatr Nurs. 2019 11; 32(4):171-176. Grigorian A, Nahmias J, Dolich M, Barrios C, Schubl SD, Sheehan B, Lekawa M. PMID: 31328370.
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    57. Same-Day Discharge after Non-Perforated Laparoscopic Appendectomy Is Safe. J Invest Surg. 2021 Mar; 34(3):270-275. Grigorian A, Kuza CM, Schubl SD, Nguyen NT, de Virgilio C, Kim D, Lekawa M, Nahmias J. PMID: 31218891.
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    58. Smoking is associated with an improved short-term outcome in patients with rib fractures. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2020 Aug; 46(4):927-933. Grigorian A, Lekawa M, Dolich M, Schubl SD, Doben AR, Kuza CM, Barrios C, Nahmias J. PMID: 31115615.
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    59. Non-accidental trauma increases length of stay and mortality in pediatric trauma. Pediatr Surg Int. 2019 Jul; 35(7):779-784. Livingston JK, Grigorian A, Kuza CM, Lekawa M, Bernal N, Allen A, Nahmias J. PMID: 31076869.
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    60. Patients with gunshot wounds to the torso differ in risk of mortality depending on treating hospital. Updates Surg. 2019 Sep; 71(3):561-567. Grigorian A, Nahmias J, Chin T, Allen A, Kuncir E, Dolich M, Joe V, Lekawa M. PMID: 31011998.
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    61. Perforated Peptic Ulcer Surgery: Decreased Length of Stay but No Difference in Mortality with Laparoscopic Repair. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2018 Dec; 28(6):410-415. Gabriel V, Grigorian A, Schubl SD, Pejcinovska M, Won E, Lekawa M, Bernal N, Nahmias J. PMID: 30312196.
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    62. Association of Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia With Bacterial Infection in Trauma Patients. JAMA Surg. 2018 10 01; 153(10):964-965. Grigorian A, Schubl S, Barrios C, Joe V, Dolich M, Lekawa M, Nahmias J. PMID: 29955756; PMCID: PMC6233786.
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    63. Use of laparoscopic colectomy increasing in trauma: comparison of laparoscopic vs. open colectomy. Updates Surg. 2019 Mar; 71(1):105-111. Grigorian A, Pigazzi A, Nguyen NT, Schubl SD, Joe V, Dolich M, Lekawa M, Nahmias J. PMID: 30143986.
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    64. Decreased incidence of venous thromboembolism found in trauma patients with positive blood alcohol concentration on admission. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2019; 45(1):77-83. Grigorian A, Gambhir S, Al-Khouja L, Gabriel V, Schubl SD, Nastanski F, Lekawa M, Joe V, Nahmias J. PMID: 30084660.
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    65. Pressure Ulcer in Trauma Patients: A Higher Spinal Cord Injury Level Leads to Higher Risk. J Am Coll Clin Wound Spec. 2017; 9(1-3):24-31.e1. Grigorian A, Sugimoto M, Joe V, Schubl S, Lekawa M, Dolich M, Kuncir E, Barrios C, Nahmias J. PMID: 30591898; PMCID: PMC6304286.
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    66. 911 Emergency Medical Services and Re-Triage to Level I Trauma Centers. J Am Coll Surg. 2018 01; 226(1):64-69. Kuncir E, Spencer D, Feldman K, Barrios C, Miller K, Lush S, Dolich M, Lekawa M. PMID: 29133262.
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    67. Racial Disparities in Access and Outcomes of Cholecystectomy in the United States. Am Surg. 2016 Oct; 82(10):921-925. Gahagan JV, Hanna MH, Whealon MD, Maximus S, Phelan MJ, Lekawa M, Barrios C, Bernal NP. PMID: 27779974.
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    68. Seatbelt sign as an indication for four-vessel computed tomography angiogram of the neck to diagnose blunt carotid artery and other cervical vascular injuries. Am Surg. 2013 Oct; 79(10):1001-4. Dhillon RS, Barrios C, Lau C, Pham J, Bernal N, Kong A, Lekawa M, Dolich M. PMID: 24160787.
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    69. Risk factors for venous thromboembolism in critically ill nontrauma surgical patients who cannot receive chemical prophylaxis. Am J Surg. 2013 Sep; 206(3):300-6. Patel MS, Ewing T, Kong A, Nguyen D, Lau C, Barrios C, Cinat M, Dolich M, Lekawa M, Malinoski D. PMID: 23759695.
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    70. Which central venous catheters have the highest rate of catheter-associated deep venous thrombosis: a prospective analysis of 2,128 catheter days in the surgical intensive care unit. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Feb; 74(2):454-60; discussion 461-2. Malinoski D, Ewing T, Bhakta A, Schutz R, Imayanagita B, Casas T, Woo N, Margulies D, Barrios C, Lekawa M, Chung R, Bukur M, Kong A. PMID: 23354238.
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    71. A comparison of thoracic CT and abdominal CT for the identification of thoracic blunt trauma. Am J Surg. 2012 Dec; 204(6):927-31; discussion 931-2. Pinette W, Barrios C, Pham J, Kong A, Dolich M, Lekawa M. PMID: 23231934.
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