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Brant A. Putnam, MD, FACS

Publications

1Implementation of a multidisciplinary perinatal emergency response team (PERT) improves time to definitive obstetrical evaluation and fetal assessment.

Smith JA, Sosulski A, Eskander R, Moazzez A, Patel N, Putnam B, Kim DY.

J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020 Feb 10. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000002615. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID:  32044870

2.  Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Is Safe in Emergency General Surgery Patients with Cirrhosis.

Okamuro K, Cui B, Moazzez A, Park H, Putnam B, de Virgilio C, Neville A, Singer G, Deane M, Chong V, Kim DY.

Am Surg. 2019 Oct 1;85(10):1146-1149.

PMID:  31657312

3.  Primary Skin Closure after Repair of Hollow Viscus Injuries.

Holloway J, Lett LA, Marcia L, Putnam B, Neville A, Patel N, Chong V, Kim DY.

Am Surg. 2019 Oct 1;85(10):1139-1141.

PMID:  31657310

4.  Narrowed pulse pressure predicts massive transfusion and emergent operative intervention following penetrating trauma.

Warren J, Moazzez A, Chong V, Putnam B, Neville A, Singer G, Deane M, Kim DY.

Am J Surg. 2019 Dec;218(6):1185-1188. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2019.08.022. Epub 2019 Sep 10.

PMID:  31551145

5.  Chance to cut: defining a negative exploration rate in patients with suspected necrotizing soft tissue infection.

Howell EC, Keeley JA, Kaji AH, Deane MR, Kim DY, Putnam B, Lee SL, Woods AL, Neville AL.

Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2019 Feb 27;4(1):e000264. doi: 10.1136/tsaco-2018-000264. eCollection 2019.

PMID:  30899795

6.  Evaluation of Trauma Triage Criteria Performance in a Regional Trauma System.

Bosson N, Kaji AH, Gausche-Hill M, Kim D, Putnam B, Schlesinger S, Singer G, Lewis RJ.

Prehosp Emerg Care. 2019 Nov-Dec;23(6):828-837. doi: 10.1080/10903127.2019.1588444. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

PMID:  30893573

7.  Current Burden of Gunshot Wound Injuries at Two Los Angeles County Level I Trauma Centers.

Foran CP, Clark DH, Henry R, Lalchandani P, Kim DY, Putnam BA, Schellenberg M, Lane CJ, Inaba K, Demetriades DG.

J Am Coll Surg. 2019 Aug;229(2):141-149. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2019.02.048. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

PMID:  30878583

8.  Utility of Repeat Head CT in Patients on Preinjury Antithrombotic Medications.

Marcia L, Moazzez A, Plurad DS, Putnam B, Kim DY.

Am Surg. 2018 Oct 1;84(10):1626-1629.

PMID:  30747683

9.  Mandatory Operative Re-Exploration after Initial Debridement of Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections: Is it Mandatory?

Spence LH,  Yan H, Moazzez A, Schwed A, Keeley J, Karimzada M, Allison M, Neville A, Plurad D, Putnam B, de Virgilio C, Kim D.

Am Surg. 2017 Oct 1;83(10):1117-1121.

PMID:29391107

10.  Patient Outcomes at Urban and Suburban Level I Versus Level II Trauma Centers.

Kaji AH, Bosson N, Gausche-Hill M, Dawes AJ, Putnam B, Shepherd T, Lewis RJ.

Ann Emerg Med. 2017 Aug;70(2):161-168. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2017.01.040. Epub 2017 Feb 28.

 

11.  Clinical predictors of early acute respiratory distress syndrome in trauma patients.

O'Leary MP, Keeley JA, Yule A, Suruki C, Plurad DS, Moazzez A, Neville AL, Putnam BA, Kim DY.

Am J Surg. 2016 Dec;212(6):1096-1100. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2016.09.008. Epub 2016 Sep 30.

PMID:  27780558

12.  Predictors of Mortality in Trauma Patients Aged 80 years or Older.

Mock K, Keeley J, Moazzez A, Plurad DS, Putnam B, Kim DY.

Am Surg. 2016 Oct;82(10):926-929.

PMID:  27779975

13.  Admission Variables Associated with a Favorable Outcome after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.

Schwed AC, Boggs MM, Watanabe D, Plurad DS, Putnam BA, Kim DY.

Am Surg. 2016 Oct;82(10):898-902.

PMID:  27779969

14.  Factors Associated with Amputation after Popliteal Vascular Injuries.

Keeley J, Koopmann M, Yan H, DeVirgilio C, Putnam B, Plurad D, Y Kim D.

Ann Vasc Surg. 2016 May;33:83-7. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2016.02.004. Epub 2016 Mar 18. Erratum in: Ann Vasc Surg. 2017 Feb;39:312.

PMID:  26996406

15.  Outcomes after External Iliac and Femoral Vascular Injuries.

Kim JJ, Alipour H, Yule A, Plurad DS, Koopmann M, Putnam B, de Virgilio C, Kim DY.

Ann Vasc Surg. 2016 May;33:88-93. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2016.01.005. Epub 2016 Mar 8.

PMID:  26965801

16.  The impact of intracranial pressure monitoring on mortality after severe traumatic brain injury.

MacLaughlin BW, Plurad DS, Sheppard W, Bricker S, Bongard F, Neville A, Smith JA, Putnam B, Kim DY.

Am J Surg. 2015 Dec;210(6):1082-6; discussion 1086-7. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2015.08.007. Epub 2015 Sep 18.

PMID:  26482513

17.  Predictors of Mortality in Patients with Penetrating Inferior Vena Cava Injuries Surviving to the Operating Room.

Maciel JD, Plurad D, Gifford E, deVirgilio C, Koopmann M, Neville A, Putnam B, Kim DY.

Am Surg. 2015 Oct;81(10):1000-4.

PMID:  26463297

18.  Utility of Chest Computed Tomography after a "Normal" Chest Radiograph in Patients with Thoracic Stab Wounds.

Nguyen BM, Plurad D, Abrishami S, Neville A, Putnam B, Kim DY.

Am Surg. 2015 Oct;81(10):965-8.

PMID:  26463290

19.  Nutritional Status Does Not Correlate with Stump Complications in Two-stage Lower Extremity Amputations.

Keeley J, Kaji A, Kim D, Plurad D, Putnam B, Neville A.

Am Surg. 2015 Oct;81(10):922-6.

PMID:  26463281

20.  Compliance With Evidence-Based Guidelines and Interhospital Variation in Mortality for Patients With Severe Traumatic Brain Injury.

Dawes AJ, Sacks GD, Cryer HG, Gruen JP, Preston C, Gorospe D, Cohen M, McArthur DL, Russell MM, Maggard-Gibbons M, Ko CY; Los Angeles County Trauma Consortium.

JAMA Surg. 2015 Oct;150(10):965-72. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2015.1678.

PMID:  26200744

21.  The impact of a massive transfusion protocol on outcomes among patients with abdominal aortic injuries.

Maciel JD, Gifford E, Plurad D, de Virgilio C, Bricker S, Bongard F, Neville A, Smith J, Putnam B, Kim D.

Ann Vasc Surg. 2015;29(4):764-9. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2014.11.024. Epub 2015 Feb 25.

PMID:  25725276

22.  Intracranial pressure monitoring and inpatient mortality in severe traumatic brain injury: A propensity score-matched analysis.

Dawes AJ, Sacks GD, Cryer HG, Gruen JP, Preston C, Gorospe D, Cohen M, McArthur DL, Russell MM, Maggard-Gibbons M, Ko CY; Los Angeles County Trauma Consortium.

J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Mar;78(3):492-501; discussion 501-2. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000000559.

PMID:  25710418

23.  The Effect of Platelet and Desmopressin Administration on Early Radiographic Progression of Traumatic Intracranial Hemorrhage.

Kim DY, O'Leary M, Nguyen A, Kaji A, Bricker S, Neville A, Bongard F, Putnam B, Plurad D.

J Neurotrauma. 2015 Nov 15;32(22):1815-21. doi: 10.1089/neu.2014.3728. Epub 2015 Sep 8.

PMID:  25604812

24.  Gastric necrosis and recurrent small bowel perforation resulting from gastrointestinal mucormycosis.

Saltmarsh G, Plurad D, Bricker S, Bongard F, Neville A, Putnam B, Kim D.

Am Surg. 2014 Nov;80(11):E293-4. No abstract available.

PMID:  25347481

25.  Surgical malpractice in California: res judicata.

Barthel ER, Stabile BE, Plurad D, Kim D, Neville A, Bricker S, Putnam B, Bongard F.

Am Surg. 2014 Oct;80(10):1007-11.

PMID:  25264649

26.  Predictors of mortality in necrotizing soft tissue infection.

Keeley J, Kaji A, Kim D, Yan H, Putnam BA, Plurad D, Bricker S, Neville AL.

Am Surg. 2014 Oct;80(10):989-93.

PMID:  25264645

27.  Effect of marijuana use on outcomes in traumatic brain injury.

Nguyen BM, Kim D, Bricker S, Bongard F, Neville A, Putnam B, Smith J, Plurad D.

Am Surg. 2014 Oct;80(10):979-83.

PMID:  25264643

28.  Abdominal hollow viscus injuries are associated with spine and neurologic infections after penetrating spinal cord injuries.

Schwed AC, Plurad DS, Bricker S, Neville A, Bongard F, Putnam B, Kim DY.

Am Surg. 2014 Oct;80(10):966-9.

PMID:  25264640

29.  Trends in organ donor management: 2002 to 2012.

Callahan DS, Kim D, Bricker S, Neville A, Putnam B, Smith J, Bongard F, Plurad D.

J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Oct;219(4):752-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2014.04.017. Epub 2014 Jun 2.

PMID:  25154673

30.  Flat or fat? Inferior vena cava ratio is a marker for occult shock in trauma patients.

Nguyen A, Plurad DS, Bricker S, Neville A, Bongard F, Putnam B, Kim DY.

J Surg Res. 2014 Dec;192(2):263-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2014.06.052. Epub 2014 Jul 1.

PMID:  25082748

31.  Insurance status predicts survival for trauma patients undergoing urgent intervention.

Falor A, Kim D, Bricker S, Neville A, Bongard F, Putnam B, Plurad D.

J Surg Res. 2014 May 1;188(1):238-42. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2013.12.003. Epub 2013 Dec 12.

PMID:  24405611

32.  The impact of age on mortality in patients in extremis undergoing urgent intervention.

McClellan EB, Bricker S, Neville A, Bongard F, Putnam B, Plurad DS.

Am Surg. 2013 Dec;79(12):1248-52.

PMID:  24351350

33.  The effect of arginine vasopressin on organ donor procurement and lung function.

Callahan DS, Neville A, Bricker S, Kim D, Putnam B, Bongard F, Plurad DS.

J Surg Res. 2014 Jan;186(1):452-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2013.09.028. Epub 2013 Oct 7.

PMID:  24176209

34.  Penetrating cardiac injury and the significance of chest computed tomography findings.

Plurad DS, Bricker S, Van Natta TL, Neville A, Kim D, Bongard F, Putnam B.

Emerg Radiol. 2013 Aug;20(4):279-84. doi: 10.1007/s10140-013-1113-0. Epub 2013 Mar 8.

PMID:  23471527

35.  Ventilator-associated pneumonia in severe traumatic brain injury: the clinical significance of admission chest computed tomography findings.

Plurad DS, Kim D, Bricker S, Lemesurier L, Neville A, Bongard F, Putnam B.

J Surg Res. 2013 Jul;183(1):371-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2013.01.036. Epub 2013 Feb 9.

PMID  :23434213

36.  Arginine vasopressin significantly increases the rate of successful organ procurement in potential donors.

Plurad DS, Bricker S, Neville A, Bongard F, Putnam B.

Am J Surg. 2012 Dec;204(6):856-60; discussion 860-1. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2012.05.011. Epub 2012 Oct 29.

PMID:  23116641

37.  Open appendectomy: no longer an intern case.

Neville AL, Nemceff D, Bricker SD, Plurad D, Bongard F, Putnam BA.

Am Surg. 2012 Oct;78(10):1178-81.

PMID:  23025965

38.  Prospective evaluation of a clinical practice guideline for diagnosis of appendicitis in children.

Santillanes G, Simms S, Gausche-Hill M, Diament M, Putnam B, Renslo R, Lee J, Tinger E, Lewis RJ.

Acad Emerg Med. 2012 Aug;19(8):886-93. doi: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2012.01402.x. Epub 2012 Jul 31.

PMID:  22849662

39.  Donor hormone and vasopressor therapy: closing the gap in a transplant organ shortage.

Plurad DS, Bricker S, Falor A, Neville A, Bongard F, Putnam B.

J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Sep;73(3):689-94.

PMID:  22710780

40.  The development and implementation of a Hospital Emergency Response Team (HERT) for out-of-hospital surgical care.

Scott C, Putnam B, Bricker S, Schneider L, Raby S, Koenig W, Gausche-Hill M.

Prehosp Disaster Med. 2012 Jun;27(3):267-71. doi:10.1017/S1049023X12000660. Epub 2012 Jun 12.

PMID:  22687348

41.  Gunshot wounds to the face: level I urban trauma center: a 10-year level I urban trauma center experience.

Pereira C, Boyd JB, Dickenson B, Putnam B.

Ann Plast Surg. 2012 Apr;68(4):378-81. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0b013e31824eefc8.

PMID:  22421483

42.  Outcomes of complex gunshot wounds to the hand and wrist: a 10-year level I urban trauma center experience.

Pereira C, Boyd JB, Olsavsky A, Gelfand M, Putnam B.

Ann Plast Surg. 2012 Apr;68(4):374-7. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0b013e31823d2ca1. Erratum in: Ann Plast Surg. 2012 May;68(5):544. Olsavski, Aviva [corrected to Olsavsky, Aviva].

PMID:  22421482

43.  Common denominators in death from pediatric back-over trauma.

Stark R, Lee S, Neville A, Putnam B, Bricker S.

Am Surg. 2011 Oct;77(10):1420-2.

PMID:  22127103

44.  Are there racial disparities in the use of restraints and outcomes after motor vehicle collisions in Los Angeles County?

Yaghoubian A, De Virgilio C, Kaji AH, Putnam B, Neville AL, Bricker S, Lee SL.

Am Surg. 2011 Oct;77(10):1346-8.

PMID:  22127085

45.  Mortality risk stratification in elderly trauma patients based on initial arterial lactate and base deficit levels.

Neville AL, Nemtsev D, Manasrah R, Bricker SD, Putnam BA.

Am Surg. 2011 Oct;77(10):1337-41.

PMID:  22127083

46.  Universally poor outcomes of pediatric traumatic arrest: a prospective case series and review of the literature.

Brindis SL, Gausche-Hill M, Young KD, Putnam B.

Pediatr Emerg Care. 2011 Jul;27(7):616-21. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e31822255c9. Review.

PMID:  21712745

47.  Trauma surgery performed by "sleep deprived" residents: are outcomes affected?

Yaghoubian A, Kaji AH, Putnam B, de Virgilio C.

J Surg Educ. 2010 Nov-Dec;67(6):449-51. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2010.09.003. Epub 2010 Nov 7.

PMID:  21156307

48.  Use of clinical triage criteria decreases monitored care bed utilization in gallstone pancreatitis.

Yaghoubian A, Aboulian A, Chan T, Ishaque B, Wallin D, Putnam B, Stabile BE, De Virgilio C.

Am Surg. 2010 Oct;76(10):1147-9.

PMID:  21105631

49.  The use of drotrecogin alpha for necrotizing soft tissue infections.

Rosing DK, Malepati S, Yaghoubian A, Putnam BA, Neville A, Kaji AH, De Virgilio C.

Am Surg. 2010 Oct;76(10):1104-7.

PMID:  21105620

50.  Optimal deployment of trauma personnel in the 80-hour work week era based on peak times of trauma patient arrival.

Yaghoubian A, De Virgilio C, Destro L, Kaji AH, Putnam B, Neville AL.

Am Surg. 2010 Oct;76(10):1039-42.

PMID:  21105604

51.  Improved trauma system multicasualty incident response: comparison of two train crash disasters.

Cryer HG, Hiatt JR, Eckstein M, Chidester C, Raby S, Ernst TG, Margulies D, Putnam B, Demetriades D, Gaspard D, Singh R, Saad S, Samuel C, Upperman JS.

J Trauma. 2010 Apr;68(4):783-9. doi: 10.1097/TA.0b013e3181d03b8c.

PMID:  20386274

52.  Early cholecystectomy safely decreases hospital stay in patients with mild gallstone pancreatitis: a randomized prospective study.

Aboulian A, Chan T, Yaghoubian A, Kaji AH, Putnam B, Neville A, Stabile BE, de Virgilio C.

Ann Surg. 2010 Apr;251(4):615-9. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0b013e3181c38f1f.

PMID:  20101174

53.  Elevated blood alcohol level may be protective of trauma patient mortality.

Yaghoubian A, Kaji A, Putnam B, De Virgilio N, De Virgilio C.

Am Surg. 2009 Oct;75(10):950-3.

PMID:  19886142

54.  Hilar control in penetrating chest trauma: a simplified approach to an underutilized maneuver.

Van Natta TL, Smith BR, Bricker SD, Putnam BA.

J Trauma. 2009 Jun;66(6):1564-9. doi: 10.1097/TA.0b013e31817fdf2d.

PMID:  19509615 

55.  Tissue oxygen saturation predicts the need for early blood transfusion in trauma patients.

Smith J, Bricker S, Putnam B.

Am Surg. 2008 Oct;74(10):1006-11.

PMID:  18942633

56.  Impact on patient outcomes after closure of an adjacent trauma center.

Yaghoubian A, Lewis RJ, Putnam BA, De Virgilio C.

Am Surg. 2008 Oct;74(10):930-4.

PMID:  18942616

57.  Penetrating traumatic thoracic duct injury treated successfully with octreotide therapy.

Rosing DK, Smith BR, Konyalian V, Putnam B.

J Trauma. 2009 Jul;67(1):E20-1. doi: 10.1097/01.ta.0000236052.38469.8e. No abstract available.

PMID:  18277266

58.  Early cholecystectomy for mild to moderate gallstone pancreatitis shortens hospital stay.

Rosing DK, de Virgilio C, Yaghoubian A, Putnam BA, El Masry M, Kaji A, Stabile BE.

J Am Coll Surg. 2007 Dec;205(6):762-6. Epub 2007 Sep 17.

PMID:  18035259

59.  Reanalysis of prehospital intravenous fluid administration in patients with penetrating truncal injury and field hypotension.

Yaghoubian A, Lewis RJ, Putnam B, De Virgilio C.

Am Surg. 2007 Oct;73(10):1027-30.

PMID:  17983074

60.  The correlation of near-infrared spectroscopy with changes in oxygen delivery in a controlled model of altered perfusion.

Putnam B, Bricker S, Fedorka P, Zelada J, Shebrain S, Omari B, Bongard F.

Am Surg. 2007 Oct;73(10):1017-22.

PMID:  17983072

61.  The 80-hour resident workweek does not adversely affect patient outcomes or resident education.

de Virgilio C, Yaghoubian A, Lewis RJ, Stabile BE, Putnam BA.

Curr Surg. 2006 Nov-Dec;63(6):435-9; discussion 440.

PMID:  17084773

62.  Mesenteric injuries after blunt abdominal trauma: delay in diagnosis and increased morbidity.

Shebrain S, Zelada J, Lipsky AM, Putnam B.

Am Surg. 2006 Oct;72(10):955-61.

PMID:  17058744

63.  The effect of older blood on mortality, need for ICU care, and the length of ICU stay after major trauma.

Murrell Z, Haukoos JS, Putnam B, Klein SR.

Am Surg. 2005 Sep;71(9):781-5.

PMID:  16468518

64.  Use of recombinant factor VIIa for adjunctive hemorrhage control in trauma and surgical patients.

Benharash P, Bongard F, Putnam B.

Am Surg. 2005 Sep;71(9):776-80.

PMID:  16468517