Research

General Surgery Residency Program at Methodist Dallas Medical Center

Chetan Dhoble, Vaidehi Agrawal PhD, Michael S. Truitt MD, Tahir Mustafa

Chetan Dhoble (Research Fellow), Vaidehi Agrawal PhD,
Michael S. Truitt MD, Tahir Mustafa (Research Fellow)

Residents are encouraged to perform clinical research, write scientific papers, and present at scientific meetings in conjunction with faculty mentors. The Methodist Graduate Medical Education Department will cover the cost of transportation, lodging, and meals for all presentations of accepted papers at a conference.

Below are the publications and presentations/submissions by the general surgery residents for the 2017-2018 academic year:

Yearly Research Papers

Publications:

  • Cahill A, Pearcy C, Agrawal V, Sladek P, Truitt MS. Delirium in the ICU: What about the floor? J Trauma Nurs 2017: July/Aug 24(4):242-244. PMID 28692620.
  • Deramo PJ, Agrawal V, Jefferson HC. Near miss for big red: A unique case of penetrating glass injury of the thoracic spine and posterior mediastinum. Spinal Cord Ser Case. 2017, Aug 31;3:17060. PMID 28868158.
  • Brown CVR, Teixeira PG, Furay E, Sharpse JP, Musonza T, Holcomb J, Bui E, Bruns B, Hopper HA, Truitt MS, Burlew CC, Schellenberg M, Sava J, VanHorn J, Eastridge B, Cross AM, Vasak R, Vercruysse G, Curtis EE, Haan J, Coimbra R, Bohan P, Gale S, Bendix PG; AAST Contemporary Management of Rectal Injuries Study Group. Contemporary management of rectal injuries at Level 1 Trauma Centers: The results of an American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Multi-Institutional Study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Nov 14. PMID 29140953.
  • Bankhead-Kendall B, Gutierrez T, Murry J, Holland D, Agrawal V, Almahmoud K, Pearcy C, Truitt MS. Antibiotics and open fractures of the lower extremity: Less is more. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg 2017, December (6):1-5. PMID 29248992.
  • Pearcy C, Almahmoud K, Jackson T, Hartline C, Cahill A, Spence L, Kim D, Olatubosun O, Todd SR, Campion EM, Burlew CC, Regner J, Frazee R, Michaels D, Dissanaike S, Stewart C, Florey N, Nelson P, Agrawal V, Truitt MS. Risky Business? Investigating outcomes of patients undergoing urgent laparoscopic appendectomy on antithrombotic therapy. Am J Surg 2017 December 214(6), 1012-1015. PMID 28982518.
  • Jackson T, Provencio A, Bentley-Kumar K, Pearcy C, Cook T, McLean K, Morgan J, Hague Y, Agrawal V, Bankhead-Kendall B, Taubman K, Truitt MS. PTSD and surgical residents: Everybody hurts … sometimes. Am J Surg 2017 Dec; 214(6):1118-1124. PMID 28987413.
  • Gutierrez T, Agrawal V, Shifflette V. High grade renal injury can be safely managed non-operatively. J Trauma & Treatment, 2018. 7(1).
  • Cahill A, Pearcy C, Almahmoud K, Agrawal V, Mani U, Sladek P, Truitt MS. Don’t call me crazy! Delirium occurs outside of the intensive care unit. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2018. Jan:84(1):66-69. PMID 29040201.
  • Watkins JR, Truitt MS, Osman H, Jeyarajah RD. Biologic keyhole mesh in hiatal hernia repair. JSLS 2018. Jan-Mar; 22(1). PMID: 29551883.
  • Teixeira PG, Brown CV, Emigh B, Long M, Foreman M, Eastridge B, Gale S, Truitt MS, Dissanaike S, Duane T, Holcomb J, Eastman A, Regner J, Texas Tourniquet Study Group. Civilian Prehospital Tourniquet Use is Associated with Improved Survival in Patient with Peripheral Vascular Injuries. J Am Coll Surg 2018. February 6. (E-pub ahead of print). PMID: 29605726.
  • Stein, Deborah, M.; Kozar, Rosemary, A.; Livingston, David, H.; Luchette, Frederick; Adams, Sasha, D.; Agrawal, Vaidehi; Arbabi, Saman; Ballou, Jessica; Barraco, Robert, D.; Bernard, Andrew, C.; Biffl, Walter, L.; Bosarge, Patrick, L.; Brasel, Karen, J.; Cooper, Zara; Efron, Philip, A.; Fakhry, Samir, M.; Hartline, Cassie; Hwang, Franchesca; Joseph, Bellal, A.; Kurek, Stanley, J.; Moore, Frederick, A.; Mosenthal, Anne, C.; Pathak, Abhijit, S.; Truitt, Michael, S.; Yelon, Jay, A. On behalf of the AAST Geriatric Trauma/ACS Committee. Geriatric traumatic brain injury - What we know and what we don't. J Trauma Acute Care Surgery. March 26, 2018 (Volume Publish Ahead of Print - doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000001910).
  • Watkins JR, Pryor AD, Truitt MS and Jeyarajah DR. Perception versus reality: Elucidating motivation and expectations of current fellowship council minimally invasive surgery fellows. Surg Endoscopy, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00464-018-6184-2. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 29667041.
  • Shifflette V, Hambright S, Amos JD, Dunn E, Allo M. The pregnant female surgical resident. Adv Med Educ Prt. 2018 May 14;9-365-369. PMID 29785149.
  • Jackson TN, Pearcy CP, Khorgami Z, Agrawal V, Taubman KE, Truitt MS. The physician attrition crisis: A cross sectional survey of the risk factors for reduced job satisfaction among US surgeons. World J Surg 2018 May;42(5):1285-1292. PMID 29067517.
  • Joseph B, Khan M, Truitt M, Jehan F, Kulvatunyou N, Azim A, Jain A, Zeeshan M, Tang A, O’Keeffe T. Massive transfusion: The revised assessment of bleeding and transfusion (RABT) score. World J Surg 2018 May 21. PMID 29785693.
  • Amos, JD, Deramo P. ACS verified level 1 centers have better outcomes than State designated level 1 trauma centers. Trauma Monthly. In press, 2018.

Textbooks:

  • Trauma, Cirugia de Urgencia y Cuidados Intensivos. Associate Editor: Manuel Lorenzo MD, Tercera Edicion. Libreria Medica Distribuna, Bogota Colombia, August 2018.
  • Lorenzo M, Shifflette V. Diverticulitis. Geriatric Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. Springer, March 2018.
  • Deramo P, Truitt MS. Variceal hemorrhage for the acute care surgeon. Emergency General Surgery: A Practical Approach. Editor: Carlos Brown, MD, Spring, 2018.

Presentations:

  • Lorenzo, M. Level 1 Trauma Verification Process. 1st Puerto Rico Trauma Symposium. August 11, 2017.
  • Jackson T, Truitt MS, Agrawal V, Pearcy CP. Put a fork in it. The crossroads of PTSD and physician burnout: A national review of US trauma vs. non-trauma surgeons. (Oral Presentation). World Congress of Surgery, Basel Switzerland, August 13-17, 2017.
  • Jackson T, Truitt MS, Agrawal V, Pearcy CP, Bentley-Kumar K. I can’t get no surgeon satisfaction. A cross-sectional survey of surgeons and the risk factors for decreased job satisfaction. (Oral Presentation). World Congress of Surgery, Basel Switzerland, August 13-17, 2017
  • Amos JD, Agrawal V. Guns around the world. World Congress of Surgery, Basel Switzerland, August 13-17, 2017.
  • Amos JD, Agrawal V. Rationale for mandating geriatric trauma services and trauma programs. World Congress of Surgery, Basel Switzerland, August 13-17, 2017
  • Amos JD, Agrawal V. Return to the wild wild west: Do open gun laws affect homicide rates. World Congress of Surgery, Basel Switzerland, August 13-17, 2017.
  • Brown C, Truitt MS. Contemporary management of rectal trauma. Baltimore, Maryland, AAST, September 2017.
  • Agrawal V, Amos JD. Trauma Center proliferation: Need or Greed? (Oral Presentation). Baltimore, MD, AAST, September 14, 2017.
  • Brown CS, Truitt MS. Texas Multicenter tourniquet study. (Oral Presentation). Baltimore, MD, AAST, September 14, 2017.
  • Truitt MS. Don’t call me crazy! Delirium occurs outside of the ICU. Texas Surgical Society, San Antonio, TX, October 2017.
  • Lorenzo M. The G60 Geriatric Trauma Program. Panamerican Trauma Society, Trauma Symposium. Mexico City, Mexico, November 2017.
  • Pearcy C, Truitt MS. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in surgical residents: Everybody hurts … sometimes. (Oral Presentation). North Texas Chapter of the ACS, February 16, 2018, Dallas, TX.
  • Bentley-Kumar K, Truitt MS. The physician attrition crisis. A cross sectional survey of the risk factors for reduced job satisfaction among United States surgeons. (Oral Presentation). North Texas Chapter of the ACS, February 16, 2018, Dallas, TX.
  • Hartline C, Truitt MS. The Southwestern Surgical Congress multi-center trial on suspected choledocholithiasis. (Oral Presentation). North Texas Chapter of the ACS, February 16, 2018, Dallas, TX.
  • Truitt MS. Special Session: Bariatric patients in the ED Panel: Panelists: Drs. Michael Truitt, Geoffrey Funk, Sachin Kukreja, Amir Aryale. North Texas Chapter of the ACS, February 16, 2018, Dallas, TX.
  • Deramo P, Agrawal V, Truitt MS. Characterizing mortality following severe traumatic injury at San Francisco General Hospital. Western Trauma Association Multicenter Trial. Western Trauma Association Annual Meeting, February 25 – March 2, 2018.
  • Lorenzo M. Rao R. Ivatury Trauma Symposium, Virginia Commonwealth University, The case of the pregnant mom vs child: Resuscitation and operative decisions – Debate ad panel and Geriatric Resuscitation: The G60 Geriatric Program, Richmond, VA, March 23, 2018.
  • Hartline C, Truitt MS. The Southwestern Surgical Congress multi-center trial on suspected choledocholithiasis. (Oral Presentation). Southwestern Surgical Congress, Napa, California, April 8, 2018.
  • Regner, J, Truitt MS. Determining the impact of culture on venous thromboembolism prevention in trauma patients: A Southwestern Surgical Congress Multicenter Trial. Multicenter Trial, Southwestern Surgical Congress, Napa Valley, April 8, 2018.
  • Bentley-Kumar K, Jackson T, Truitt MS, Agrawal S. Trends in physicians wellness (take a sad song and make it better): A comparison of surgical residents, fellows and attendings. Southwestern Surgical Congress, Napa, California, April 10, 2018.
  • Truitt MS, Porterfield J (Moderator). Panel: Disruptive Technologies to Surgical Training. “How Far Does the Pendulum Swing? “. Association of Program Directors in Surgery (APDS), May 3, 2018.
  • Lorenzo M. Trauma Symposium. Use of types of IV fluids for resuscitation. Havana Cuba, June 2018.