Trauma Research

As part of being a level one trauma hospital, Delray Medical Center develops and initiates numerous research studies with the goal of improving patient outcomes and quality of life. The studies evaluate therapies, drugs, diagnostic tools and practices to enhance patient care.

Trauma Publications

  1. Wycech J, Fokin AA, Katz JK, Viitaniemi S, Menzione N, Puente I. Comparison of Geriatric Versus Non-geriatric Trauma Patients With Palliative Care Consultations. J Surg Res. 2021;264:149-157. [PMID: 33831601]
  2. Wycech J, Fokin AA, Katz JK, Tymchak A, Teitzman RL, Koff S, Puente I. Reduction in Potentially Inappropriate Interventions in Trauma Patients following a Palliative Care Consultation. J Palliat Med. 2021;24(5):705-711. [PMID: 32975481]
  3. Fokin AA, Hus N, Wycech J, Rodriguez E, Puente I. Surgical Stabilization of Rib Fractures: Indications, Techniques, and Pitfalls. JBJS Essent Surg Tech. 2020;10(2):e0032. [PMID: 32944413]
  4. Fokin AA, Wycech J, Katz JK, Tymchak A, Teitzman RL, Koff S, Puente I. Palliative Care Consultations in Trauma Patients and Role of Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders: Propensity-Matched Study. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2020;37(12):1068-1075. [PMID: 32319314]
  5. Salvant M, Wycech J, Alexander A, Balan N, Blas MJ, Churey M, Wood C, Crawford M, Viitaniemi S. Comparing Opinions on Meaningful Recognition: Do Views of Trauma Nursing Leaders and Staff Align? J Trauma Nurs. 2020;27(2):121-7. [PMID:32132493]
  6. Weisz RD, Fokin AA, Lerner V, Flynt A, Macias-Perez I, Pavliv L, Crawford M, Puente I. Intravenous Ibuprofen Reduces opioid Consumption During the Initial 48 Hours After Injury in Orthopedic Trauma Patient. J Orthop Trauma. 2020;34(7):341-7. [PMID: 31929374]
  7. Fokin AA, Wycech J, Chin Shue K, Stalder R, Crawford M, Lozada J, Puente I. Early Versus Late Tracheostomy in Trauma Patients With Rib Fractures. J Surg Res. 2020;245:72-80. [PMID: 31401250]
  8. Fokin A, Wycech J, Chin Shue K, Stalder R, Lozada J, Puente I. Tracheostomy in trauma patients with rib fractures. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2021;47(4):965-74. [PMID: 3119319]
  9. Wycech J, Fokin AA, Puente I. Evaluation of patients with surgically stabilized rib fractures by different scoring systems. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2020;46(2):441-5. [PMID: 30132024]


In 2020-2021, 45 abstracts for trauma research studies were presented at various locations.

  • 6 International
  • 24 National
  • 15 Local