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Michael E Lekawa

Title(s)Health Sciences Professor, Surgery
Phone(714) 456-5890
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    1. Sheehan BM, Grigorian A, de Virgilio C, Fujitani RM, Kabutey NK, Lekawa M, Schubl SD, Nahmias J. Predictors of blunt abdominal aortic injury in trauma patients and mortality analysis. J Vasc Surg. 2019 Nov 04. PMID: 31699513.
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    2. Grigorian A, Dolich M, Lekawa M, Fujitani RM, Kabutey N, Kuza CM, Bashir R, Nahmias J. Analysis of Blunt Cerebrovascular Injury in Pediatric Trauma. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Oct 14. PMID: 31626028.
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    3. Gambhir S, Grigorian A, Swentek L, Maithel S, Sheehan BM, Daly S, Lekawa M, Nahmias J. Esophageal Trauma: Analysis of Incidence, Morbidity, and Mortality. Am Surg. 2019 Oct 01; 85(10):1134-1138. PMID: 31657309.
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    4. Grigorian A, Lester E, Lekawa M, Figueroa C, Kuza CM, Dolich M, Schubl SD, Barrios C, Nahmias J. Marijuana use and outcomes in adult and pediatric trauma patients after legalization in California. Am J Surg. 2019 Sep 10. PMID: 31521241.
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    5. Sheehan BM, Grigorian A, Gambhir S, Maithel S, Kuza CM, Dolich MO, Lekawa ME, Nahmias J. 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. 2019 Aug 27; 885066619870153. PMID: 31455142.
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    6. Abate M, Grigorian A, Nahmias J, Schubl SD, Kuncir E, Lekawa M. Differing Risk of Mortality in Trauma Patients With Stab Wounds to the Torso: Treating Hospital Matters. JAMA Surg. 2019 Aug 21. PMID: 31433445.
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    7. Grigorian A, Nahmias J, Dolich M, Barrios C, Schubl SD, Sheehan B, Lekawa M. Increased risk of head injury in pediatric patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. J Child Adolesc Psychiatr Nurs. 2019 Jul 21. PMID: 31328370.
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    8. Grigorian A, Kuza CM, Schubl SD, Nguyen NT, de Virgilio C, Kim D, Lekawa M, Nahmias J. Same-Day Discharge after Non-Perforated Laparoscopic Appendectomy Is Safe. J Invest Surg. 2019 Jun 20; 1-6. PMID: 31218891.
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    9. Grigorian A, Lekawa M, Dolich M, Schubl SD, Doben AR, Kuza CM, Barrios C, Nahmias J. Smoking is associated with an improved short-term outcome in patients with rib fractures. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2019 May 18. PMID: 31115615.
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    10. Livingston JK, Grigorian A, Kuza CM, Lekawa M, Bernal N, Allen A, Nahmias J. Non-accidental trauma increases length of stay and mortality in pediatric trauma. Pediatr Surg Int. 2019 Jul; 35(7):779-784. PMID: 31076869.
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    11. Grigorian A, Nahmias J, Chin T, Allen A, Kuncir E, Dolich M, Joe V, Lekawa M. Patients with gunshot wounds to the torso differ in risk of mortality depending on treating hospital. Updates Surg. 2019 Sep; 71(3):561-567. PMID: 31011998.
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    12. Gabriel V, Grigorian A, Schubl SD, Pejcinovska M, Won E, Lekawa M, Bernal N, Nahmias J. 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. PMID: 30312196.
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    13. Grigorian A, Schubl S, Barrios C, Joe V, Dolich M, Lekawa M, Nahmias J. Association of Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia With Bacterial Infection in Trauma Patients. JAMA Surg. 2018 10 01; 153(10):964-965. PMID: 29955756.
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    14. Grigorian A, Pigazzi A, Nguyen NT, Schubl SD, Joe V, Dolich M, Lekawa M, Nahmias J. Use of laparoscopic colectomy increasing in trauma: comparison of laparoscopic vs. open colectomy. Updates Surg. 2019 Mar; 71(1):105-111. PMID: 30143986.
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    15. Grigorian A, Gambhir S, Al-Khouja L, Gabriel V, Schubl SD, Nastanski F, Lekawa M, Joe V, Nahmias J. 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. PMID: 30084660.
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    16. Grigorian A, Sugimoto M, Joe V, Schubl S, Lekawa M, Dolich M, Kuncir E, Barrios C, Nahmias J. 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. PMID: 30591898.
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    17. Kuncir E, Spencer D, Feldman K, Barrios C, Miller K, Lush S, Dolich M, Lekawa M. 911 Emergency Medical Services and Re-Triage to Level I Trauma Centers. J Am Coll Surg. 2018 01; 226(1):64-69. PMID: 29133262.
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    18. Gahagan JV, Hanna MH, Whealon MD, Maximus S, Phelan MJ, Lekawa M, Barrios C, Bernal NP. Racial Disparities in Access and Outcomes of Cholecystectomy in the United States. Am Surg. 2016 Oct; 82(10):921-925. PMID: 27779974.
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    19. Dhillon RS, Barrios C, Lau C, Pham J, Bernal N, Kong A, Lekawa M, Dolich M. 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. PMID: 24160787.
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    20. Patel MS, Ewing T, Kong A, Nguyen D, Lau C, Barrios C, Cinat M, Dolich M, Lekawa M, Malinoski D. 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. PMID: 23759695.
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    21. 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. 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. PMID: 23354238.
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    22. Pinette W, Barrios C, Pham J, Kong A, Dolich M, Lekawa M. 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. PMID: 23231934.
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    23. Finigan R, Pham J, Mendoza R, Lekawa M, Dolich M, Kong A, Bernal N, Lush S, Barrios C. Risk for contrast-induced nephropathy in elderly trauma patients. Am Surg. 2012 Oct; 78(10):1114-7. PMID: 23025953.
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    24. Kaiser ML, Whealon MD, Barrios C, Kong AP, Lekawa ME, Dolich MO. The current role of magnetic resonance imaging for diagnosing cervical spine injury in blunt trauma patients with negative computed tomography scan. Am Surg. 2012 Oct; 78(10):1156-60. PMID: 23025962.
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    25. Ewing T, Barrios C, Lau C, Patel MS, Cui E, Garcia SD, Kong A, Lotfipour S, Lekawa M, Malinoski D. Predictors of hazardous drinking behavior in 1,340 adult trauma patients: a computerized alcohol screening and intervention study. J Am Coll Surg. 2012 Oct; 215(4):489-95. PMID: 22683248.
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    26. Malinoski D, Ewing T, Patel MS, Jafari F, Sloane B, Nguyen B, Barrios C, Kong A, Cinat M, Dolich M, Lekawa M, Hoyt DB. Risk factors for venous thromboembolism in critically ill trauma patients who cannot receive chemical prophylaxis. Injury. 2013 Jan; 44(1):80-5. PMID: 22047757.
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    27. Barleben A, Jafari F, Rose J, Dolich M, Malinoski D, Lekawa M, Hoyt D, Cinat M. Implementation of a cost-saving algorithm for pelvic radiographs in blunt trauma patients. J Trauma. 2011 Sep; 71(3):582-4. PMID: 21908996.
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    28. Malinoski DJ, Ewing T, Patel MS, Nguyen D, Le T, Cui E, Kong A, Dolich M, Barrios C, Cinat M, Lekawa M, Salim A. The natural history of upper extremity deep venous thromboses in critically ill surgical and trauma patients: what is the role of anticoagulation? J Trauma. 2011 Aug; 71(2):316-21; discussion 321-2. PMID: 21825933.
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    29. Fox JC, Boysen M, Gharahbaghian L, Cusick S, Ahmed SS, Anderson CL, Lekawa M, Langdorf MI. Test characteristics of focused assessment of sonography for trauma for clinically significant abdominal free fluid in pediatric blunt abdominal trauma. Acad Emerg Med. 2011 May; 18(5):477-82. PMID: 21569167.
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    30. Kaiser ML, Whealon MD, Barrios C, Dobson SC, Malinoski DJ, Dolich MO, Lekawa ME, Hoyt DB, Cinat ME. Risk factors for traumatic injury findings on thoracic computed tomography among patients with blunt trauma having a normal chest radiograph. Arch Surg. 2011 Apr; 146(4):459-63. PMID: 21502456.
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    31. Barrios C, Pham J, Malinoski D, Dolich M, Lekawa M, Cinat M. Ability of a chest X-ray and an abdominal computed tomography scan to identify traumatic thoracic injury. Am J Surg. 2010 Dec; 200(6):741-4; discussion 744-5. PMID: 21146014.
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    32. Kaiser M, Whealon M, Barrios C, Dobson S, Malinoski D, Dolich M, Lekawa M, Hoyt D, Cinat M. The clinical significance of occult thoracic injury in blunt trauma patients. Am Surg. 2010 Oct; 76(10):1063-6. PMID: 21105610.
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    33. Kong AP, Barrios C, Salim A, Willis L, Cinat ME, Dolich MO, Lekawa ME, Malinoski DJ. A multidisciplinary organ donor council and performance improvement initiative can improve donation outcomes. Am Surg. 2010 Oct; 76(10):1059-62. PMID: 21105609.
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    34. Malinoski D, Jafari F, Ewing T, Ardary C, Conniff H, Baje M, Kong A, Lekawa ME, Dolich MO, Cinat ME, Barrios C, Hoyt DB. Standard prophylactic enoxaparin dosing leads to inadequate anti-Xa levels and increased deep venous thrombosis rates in critically ill trauma and surgical patients. J Trauma. 2010 Apr; 68(4):874-80. PMID: 20386282.
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    35. Barrios C, Malinoski D, Dolich M, Lekawa M, Hoyt D, Cinat M. Utility of thoracic computed tomography after blunt trauma: when is chest radiograph enough? Am Surg. 2009 Oct; 75(10):966-9. PMID: 19886146.
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    36. Anderson KL, Patel CV, Vaca F, Anderson CL, Mendoza R, Barton RL, Lekawa ME, Hoonpongsimanont W, Lotfipour S. Traffic law knowledge disparity between Hispanics and non-Hispanic whites in California. J Emerg Med. 2011 Jun; 40(6):687-95. PMID: 19748200.
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    37. Malinoski DJ, Hadjizacharia P, Salim A, Kim H, Dolich MO, Cinat M, Barrios C, Lekawa ME, Hoyt DB. Elevated serum pancreatic enzyme levels after hemorrhagic shock predict organ failure and death. J Trauma. 2009 Sep; 67(3):445-9. PMID: 19741384.
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    38. Barrios C, Tran T, Malinoski D, Lekawa M, Dolich M, Lush S, Hoyt D, Cinat ME. Successful management of occult pneumothorax without tube thoracostomy despite positive pressure ventilation. Am Surg. 2008 Oct; 74(10):958-61. PMID: 18942622.
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    39. Deane LA, Suding PN, Lekawa ME, Narula N, McDougall EM. Sperm granuloma of the inguinal vas deferens mimicking recurrent incarcerated inguinal hernia. Urology. 2007 Jun; 69(6):1209.e1-3. PMID: 17572223.
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    40. Nastanski F, Gordon WI, Lekawa ME. Posttraumatic paradoxical fat embolism to the brain: a case report. J Trauma. 2005 Feb; 58(2):372-4. PMID: 15706203.
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    41. Chappell ET, Pare L, Dolich MO, Lekawa ME, Salepour M. Frameless stereotaxy to facilitate anterolateral thoracolumbar surgery: technique. Neurosurgery. 2005 Jan; 56(1 Suppl):110-6; discussion 110-6. PMID: 15799798.
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    42. Kafie FE, Tessier DJ, Williams RA, Podnos YD, Cinat M, Lekawa M, Wilson SE. Serial abdominal closure technique (the "SAC" procedure): a novel method for delayed closure of the abdominal wall. Am Surg. 2003 Feb; 69(2):102-5. PMID: 12641347.
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    43. Wallace WC, Cinat M, Gornick WB, Lekawa ME, Wilson SE. Nosocomial infections in the surgical intensive care unit: a difference between trauma and surgical patients. Am Surg. 1999 Oct; 65(10):987-90. PMID: 10515549.
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    44. Kong LB, Lekawa M, Navarro RA, McGrath J, Cohen M, Margulies DR, Hiatt JR. Pedestrian-motor vehicle trauma: an analysis of injury profiles by age. J Am Coll Surg. 1996 Jan; 182(1):17-23. PMID: 8542084.
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    45. Lekawa M, Shapiro SJ, Gordon LA, Rothbart J, Hiatt JR. The laparoscopic learning curve. Surg Laparosc Endosc. 1995 Dec; 5(6):455-8. PMID: 8611992.
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    46. Margulies DR, Lekawa ME, Bjerke HS, Hiatt JR, Shabot MM. Surgical intensive care in the nonagenarian. No basis for age discrimination. Arch Surg. 1993 Jul; 128(7):753-6; discussion 756-8. PMID: 8317956.
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