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. Two surgical pathways for isolated hip fractures: A comparative study. Fokin AA, Wycech Knight J, Darya M, Stalder R, Puente I, Weisz RD. World J Orthop. 2023;14(6):399-410. [PMID: 37377993], [PMCID: 10292054]
  2. The Timing and Value of Early Postoperative Computed Tomography after Head Surgery in Traumatic Brain Injury Patients. Alexander A Fokin MD, PhD, Joanna Wycech Knight MS, Brooke Davis MD, Ryan Stalder BS, Mary Anne P. Mendes MD, MS, Maral Darya BS, Ivan Puente MD, FACS Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery. 2023 Jan 24;226:107606. [PMID: 36706679]
  3. Diagnostic Nightmare: Intra-intestinal Bleed Masks Intra-abdominal bleed after colonoscopy. Jackson HM, Jones VM, Jayaratne SU, Fokin AA, Masri MM. Journal of Surgical Case Reports. 2023 Feb 22;2023(2):rjad049. [PMID: 36846837], [PMCID:9946767]
  4. Sternal Fractures in Blunt Trauma Patients. Fokin AA, Wycech Knight J, Abid AT, Yoshinaga K, Alayon AL, Grady R, Weisz RD, Puente I. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2022;48(4):2987-98. [PMID: 35022803].
  5. Blunt Cardiac Injury in Patients with Sternal Fractures. Fokin AA, Wycech Knight J, Yoshinaga K, Abid AT, Grady R, Alayon AL, Puente I. Cureus. 2022 Mar 4;14(3):e22841. doi: 10.7759/cureus.22841. eCollection 2022 Mar. [PMID: 35382179], [PMCID: 8977059]
  6. Comparison of Geriatric versus Non-Geriatric Trauma Patients with Palliative Care Consultations. Wycech J, Fokin AA, Katz JK, Viitaniemi S, Menzione N, Puente I. J Surg Res. 2021;264(4):149-57. [PMID:33831601].
  7. Reduction in Potentially Inappropriate Interventions in Trauma Patients Following a Palliative Care Consultation. Wycech J, Fokin AA, Katz JK, Tymchak A, Teitzman RL, Koff S, Puente I. J Palliat Med. 2021;24(5):705-11. [PMID:32975481].
  8. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Can Prevent Surgical Site Infections Following Sternal and Rib Fixation in Trauma Patients: Experience From a Single-Institution Cohort Study. Lodin D, Florio T, Genuit T, Hus N. Cureus. 2020 Jul 25;12(7):e9389. [PMID: 32850255], [PMCID: 7445111]
  9. Palliative Care Consultations in Trauma Patients and Role of Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders. Propensity Matched Study. Fokin AA, Wycech J, Katz JK, Tymchak A, Teitzman RL, Koff S, Puente I. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2020; 37(12):1068-75.
  10. Surgical Stabilization of Rib Fractures. Indications, Technique, Pitfalls. Fokin AA, Hus N, Wycech J, Rodrigues E, Puente I. JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques. April-June 2020;10(2): p e0032.1-21 doi: 10.2106/JBJS.ST.19.00032. [PMID:32944413], [PMCID:7478329].
  11. Intravenous Ibuprofen Reduces Opioid Consumption During the Initial 48 Hours Post Injury in Orthopedic Trauma Patients. Russell D. Weisz1, Alexander A. Fokin, Vivian Lerner, Amy Flynt, Ines Macias-Perez, Leo Pavliv, Maggie Crawford, Ivan Puente. J Orthop Trauma. 2020;34(7):314-7. [PMID:31929374], [PMCID: 7274153]
  12. Comparing Opinions on Meaningful Recognition. Do Views of Trauma Nursing Leaders and Staff Align? Marilou Salvant, BSN, Joanna Wycech, MS, Alexandria Alexander, BS, Nalini Balan, BSN, Marie Joy Blas, BSN, Michelle Churey, BSN, Colleen Wood, BSN, Maggie Crawford, MSN, Sari Viitaniemi, MSN. Journal of Trauma Nursing. 2020; 27(2):121-7. [PMID:32132493].
  13. Early versus Late Tracheostomy in Trauma Patients with Rib Fractures. Fokin AA, Wycech J, Chin Shue K, Stalder R, Crawford M, Lozada J, Puente I. J Surg Res. 2020;245(1):72-80. [PMID:31401250].
  14. Tracheostomy in Trauma Patients with Rib Fractures. Fokin A, Wycech J, Chin Shue K, Stalder R, Lozada J, Puente I. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2019; [PMID: 31119319].
  15. Evaluation of Patients with Surgically Stabilized Rib Fractures by Different Scoring Systems. Wycech J, Fokin AA, Puente I. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2020; 46(2):441-5. [PMID: 30132024].