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Dell Med’s Division of Acute Care Surgery Presents at Prestigious Annual Meeting

Oct. 11, 2021

Dell Med’s Division of Acute Care Surgery, in the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care, was well represented at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, one of the most prestigious trauma and acute care surgery societies in the world. The annual meeting took place in Atlanta, Georgia, from Sept. 28-Oct. 1. The division had several faculty, residents and students participating in the scientific program.

Mary Bokenkamp, M.D., general surgery resident at Dell Med, delivered an oral presentation entitled “Agitation in the trauma bay as an early indicator of severe injury and hemorrhagic shock.”

Marc Trust, M.D., assistant professor of surgery and perioperative care, presented his poster entitled “Renal salvage is the best option for operative management of low-grade renal injuries.”

Tatiana Cardenas, M.D., FACS, assistant professor of surgery and perioperative care, presented her poster entitled “Effects of age and gender on work-life balance satisfaction among trauma surgeons.”

Emilio Ramos, a medical student at Dell Med who spent the last year performing research with the Division of Acute Care Surgery, presented his poster entitled, “A comparison of whole blood versus component therapy in civilian trauma patients.”

Carlos V.R. Brown, M.D., FACS, chief of the Division of Acute Care Surgery, delivered an invited lecture on neuro-oncology during a session on surgical critical care, and he served as an invited discussant for an oral presentation and as a senior author on all the above presentations.

Joe DuBose, M.D., FACS, professor of surgery and perioperative care, delivered an invited lecture on cadaver simulation during a session on emerging technologies, and he served as an invited discussant for an oral presentation and was a co-author on a number of oral and poster presentation, including:

  • “Hard, soft and irrelevant: Hemorrhagic and ischemic signs better distinguish important characteristics of extremity vascular injuries.”
  • “Cover with caution: Management of the left subclavian artery in TEVAR for trauma.”
  • “Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta improves survival in hemorrhagic shock.”
  • “Blood pressure at endovascular aortic occlusion initiation is associated with survival in trauma.”
  • “Chest X-ray is not a reliable screening tool for blunt thoracic aortic injury.”
  • “Impact of increased use of endovascular and hybrid technique for vascular trauma in the AAST PROOVIT Registry.”
  • “Is REBOA truly contraindicated in the elderly? An analysis of the AAST aorta registry.”