Program News

GSMC General Surgery residents Matthew Lamb MD and Maranda Pahlkotter MD attending the AAST in Baltimore, MD.

Dr. James Vogler (resident), Dr. Georgina Alizo (resident), Dr. John Davis (General Surgery Program Director), and Dr. Morgan Lane (resident) attending the 37th Annual Surgical Infections Society meeting in St. Louis, MO.

Southeast Surgical Conference Feb 2017

Dr. Brant Clatterbuck presenting “Preinjury aspirin use and elderly falls: Does predictability exist?”

Dr. Matthew presenting “Double Trouble: Intracranial Hemorrhage with Antithrombotic use and Underlying Thrombocytopenia.”

GSMC residents Ayolola Onayemi MD, Morgan Lane MD and Assistant Program Director Jason Sciarretta, MD.

Dr. Georgina Alizo presenting “Adult Spondylotic Sciwora: The Atypical Traumatic Central Cord Syndrome.”

Dr. Morgan Lane presenting “Assessment of Time Lapses with Diagnostic CT scans During Trauma Evaluations: A Quality Improvement Initiative”

Publications 2017

  1. Ahmed N, Davis JM. Risk Stratification of Survival in Injured Patients with CPR within the First Hour of Arrival to Trauma Center: Retrospective Analysis from the National Trauma Data Bank. Emerg Med J.2017 May;34(5):282-288. doi: 10.1136/emermed-2014-204306. Epub 2017 Mar 2. PMID: 28254762
  2. Alizo G, Sciarretta JD, Gibson S, Muertos K, Holmes S, Denittis F, Cheatle J. Multidisciplinary team approach to traumatic spinal cord injuries: a single institution's quality improvement project. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2017 Apr 10. doi: 10.1007/s00068-017-0776-8.

PMID: 28643032

  1. Bagwell L, Sciarretta JD, Onayemi A, Davis JM. Upregulation of CA19-9 in Complicated Cholecystitis. Am Surg. 2017 Apr 1;83(4):115-116. PMID: 28424112
  2. Alizo G, Sciarretta JD, Gibson S, Muenoz K, Alashari A, Romano A, Davis J, Pepe A. Fall from Heights: Does Height Really Matter? Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg, 2017, DOI 10.1007/s00068-017-0799-1.

PMID: 28643032

  1. Bowder AN, Cheatle JT, Tefft J, Agrawal SK, Hellbusch LC. Investigation of Cerebrospinal Fluid Flow Characteristics Through Adult and Pediatric Shunt Tubing. JSM Neurosurg Spine. 2017 5(1): 1081-1088.
  1. Cooper N,Sciarretta JD, Onayemi A, Davis J. Pancreatic Pseudocyst-Induced Gastric Varices: A Rare Case of Extrahepatic Portal Hypertension? Am Surg. 2017 Jun 1;83(6):208-209. PMID: 28637548
  1. Swickard AL, Sciarretta JD. Complicated Mammoplasty and Breast Salvage and Application of Extracellular Matrix: Case Report. Am Surg.2017 Jul 1;83(7):243-244. PMID: 28738925
  2. Wentzel JL, Sciarretta JD, Pepe A, Romano A, Muertos K, Davis J. Moped Collisions: Low Speed, High Impact-A Single Center Review. Am Surg.2017 Aug 1;83(8):311-313. PMID: 28822371
  3. Vogler J, Bagwell L, Hart L, Holmes S, Sciarretta J, Davis JM. Rapid Source-Control Laparotomy: Is There a Mortality Benefit? Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2017 Aug 28. doi: 10.1089/sur.2017.071.

PMID: 28846501

  1. Pinnola A, Sciarretta JD, Gibson S, Muenoz K, Fernandez C, Davis J, Pepe A. The Vicious Cycle of Motorcycle Rally Casualties: A Single Center’s Experience. The American Surgeon. Forthcoming Jan 2018.
  2. Pinnola A, Clatterbuck B, Kuo YH, Sciarretta JD, McIntyre A, Messier R, Davis J. Bacteriology and Comorbidities in Patients Requiring Surgical Management of Empyema. The American Surgeon. Forthcoming 2018.

Presentations 2017

20th Annual Southeastern Trauma Symposium Oct 2017

  1. Alizo G. “Trauma-induced Fungal Infections: Factors Influencing the Emerging Challenge in the Intensive Care Unit”
  1. Wentzel, J. "Going Nowhere Fast: A Comparative Study in Moped and Motorcycle Trauma”

Presented at American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program July 2017

Sharon Holmes BSN, James Vogler MD, Jason Sciarretta MD, John Davis MD. "Is the Data Collected on Language, Race, and Ethnicity Reliable?"

Presented at American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Annual Meeting Sept 2017

  1. Georgina Alizo Arruebarrena MD, Morgan Lane MD, Keely Muertos MPH, Jason D. Sciarretta MD, John Davis MD. “Trauma-induced Fungal Infections: Factors Influencing The Emerging Challenge In The Intensive Care Unit.”
  1. Alizo G, Sciarretta JD, Gibson S, Muertos K, Holmes S, Denittis F, Cheatle J, Davis J, Pepe A. Multidisciplinary team approach to traumatic spinal cord injuries: a single institution’s quality improvement project.
  1. Cecily Dupree MD, Aaron Pinnola DO, Jason D Sciarretta MD, Stefanie Gibson AS, Keely Muertos MPH, Andrea Romano MD, John Davis MD, Antonio Pepe MD. “Can Planned Traffic Patterns Improve Survival Among The Injured During Mass Casualty Motorcycle Rallies?”
  1. Matthew Lamb MD, Jason D. Sciarretta MD FACS, Stefanie Gibson AS, Keely Muertos MPH, John Davis MD, FACS. “Antithrobotic Use And The Presence Of Cerebral Atrophy: The Inherent Risk Of Traumatic Intracrancial Hemorrhage.”
  1. Maranda Pahlkotter MD, Jason D. Sciarretta MD, Sharon Holmes BSN, John Davis, MD. “Nonoperative management of uncomplicated acute appendicitis and the untreated malignancy: Review of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Database.”
  1. Wentzel JL, MD MS, Pinnola AD, MD, Muertos K, MPH, Romano A, MD FACS, Pepe A, MD FACS, Sciarretta JD, MD FACS, Davis J, MD FACS. “Going Nowhere Fast: A Comparative Study In Moped And Motorcycle Trauma”.

Presented at Surgical Infections Society 37th Annual Meeting May 2017

  1. James Vogler; Laura Bagwell; Leslie Hart; Jason Sciarretta; John M Davis; Sharon Holmes

Is Rapid Source Control Laparotomy Efficacious? A cohort analysis

  1. Morgan Lane; Jason Sciarretta; Keely Muertos; John Davis. The Emergence of Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis: A Commonality Exist Among Us.
  2. Georgina Alizo Arruebarrena; Morgan Lane; Keely Muertos; Jason Sciarretta; John Davis

Trauma-induced fungal infections: factors influencing the emerging challenge in the intensive care unit.

Presented at Southeast Surgical Conference Feb 2017

  1. Alizo G, Sciarretta JD, Muertos K, Romano A, Davis J, Pepe A. “Adult Spondylotic Sciwora: The Atypical Traumatic Central Cord Syndrome.”
  2. Clatterbuck B, Sciarretta JD, Gibson S, Muertos K, Romano A, Davis JM, Pepe A. “Preinjury aspirin use and elderly falls: Does predictability exist?”
  3. Lamb M, Sciarretta JD, Gibson S, Muertos K, Romano A, Davis JM, Pepe A. “Double Trouble: Intracranial Hemorrhage with Antithrombotic use and Underlying Thrombocytopenia.”
  4. Lane M, Sciarretta JD, Romano A, Davis JM, Pepe A, Gibson S, Muertos K. “Assessment of Time Lapses with Diagnostic CT scans During Trauma Evaluations: A Quality Improvement Initiative.”
  5. Onayemi A, Bagwell L, Sciarretta JD, Davis JM. “Upregulation of CA19-9 in Complicated Cholecystitis.”
  6. Swickard AL, Sciarretta JD, Pepe A. “Complicated Mammoplasty and Breast Salvage and Application of Extracellular Matrix: Case Report.”
  7. Wentzel JL, Sciarretta JD, Pepe A, Romano A, Muertos K, Davis J. “Moped Collisions: Low Speed, High Impact-A Single Center Review.”

Publications 2016

  1. Alizo Arruebarrena G, Romano AE, Sciarretta J, Hopkins MA, Davis JM. Cutaneous Mucormycosis in a Trauma Patient with a New Diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus. Surgical Infections Case Reports. Volume 1.1, 2016 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Pp. 4–7 DOI: 10.1089/crsi.2016.29001.gaa
  2. Cooper N, Pinnola A, Borowicz M, Davis JM. Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Infection in an Umbilical Hernia Mesh 11 Years after Implantation. Surgical Infections Case Reports. 2016; 1.1 (1.1): 106-107.
  1. Macedo FI, Sciarretta JD, Otero CA, Ruiz G, Ebler DJ, Pizano LR, Namias N. Secondary abdominal compartment syndrome in complicated lower extremity vascular injuries. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2016 Apr; 42(2):207-11. doi: 10.1007/s00068-015-0524-x. PMID: 26038042
  1. Sciarretta JD, Harris T, Romano A, Davis B, Pepe A. Golf Cart-related Injuries: A community at risk. The American Surgeon. 2016 Jan: 82(1):36-7. PMID: 26802854
  1. Sciarretta JD, Igor F, Macedo B, Chausse S, Sleeman D, Pizano LR, Namias N. Vascular Reconstruction is Not Warranted in Most Civilian Traumatic Shank Vascular Injuries. Annals of Vascular Surgery. 2016 Aug;35:3845.doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2016.02.015. PMID: 27263811
  1. Sciarretta JD, Harris T, Gibson S, Wentzel JL, Davis JM, et al. Pediatric Four-wheel Type Vehicle Injuries: Outcomes and Injury Patterns. The American Surgeon; Atlanta 82.11 (Nov 2016): E296-E297. PMID: 28206914
  1. Thomas C, Ji Y, Lodhi N, Kotova E, Pinnola AD, Golovine K, Makhov P, Pechenkina K, Kolenko V, Tulin AV. Non-NAD-Like poly (ADP-Ribose) Polymerase-1 Inhibitors effectively Eliminate Cancer in vivo. EBioMedicine 13 (2016) 90–98), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ebiom.2016.10.001. PMID: 27727003

Presentations 2016

Presented at Region IV COT Resident Paper Competition November 2016

  1. Alizo G, Sciarretta JD, Gibson S, Muertos K, Holmes S, Denittis F, Cheatle J. “Development of Spinal Cord Injury Service Improves Outcomes and Trauma Service Performance.”
  2. Lamb M, Sciarretta JD, Gibson S, Muertos K, Romano A, Pepe A. “Double Trouble: Intracranial Hemorrhage with Antithrombotic use and Underlying Thrombocytopenia.”
  3. Lane M, Sciarretta JD, Gibson S, Muertos K, Romano A, Fernandez C, Alashari A, Davis JM, Pepe A. “Analysis of CT Scan Completion Times During Trauma Workup: A Reality Check or Myth Busters?”

Presented at 19th Annual Southeastern Trauma Symposium Trauma Association of SC Oct 2016

  1. Alizo G, Sciarretta JD, Gibson S, Muenoz K, Alashari A, Romano A, Davis J, Pepe A. “Falls From Heights: Does Height Really Matter?”
  2. Clatterbuck B, Sciarretta JD, Gibson S, Muertos K, Romano A, Davis JM, Pepe A. “Preinjury Aspirin use and Elderly Falls: Does Predictability Exist?”
  3. Lamb M, Sciarrett JD, Gibson S, Muertos K, Romano A, Davis JD, Pepe A. “Double Trouble: Intracranial Hemorrhage with Antithrombotic use and Underlying Thrombocytopenia.”
  4. Lane M, Sciarretta JD, Gibson S, Muertos K, Romano A, Davis JM, Pepe A. “Analysis of CT Scan Completion Time During Trauma Workup: A Reality Check or Myth Busters?”

Presented at American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Sept 2016

Alizo G, Sciarretta JD, Gibson S, Muertos K, Holmes S, Denittis F, Cheatle J. “Development of spinal cord injury service improves outcomes and trauma service performance.”

Presented at American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program July 2016

Holmes S; Davis JM. “Value of NSQIP after Ninety Days of Participation Grand Strand Medical Center.”

Presented at the NC/SC Chapter of the ACS July 2016

  1. Cooper N, Holmes S, Sciarretta JD, Davis, JM. “Early Value of NSQIP: Value of NSQIP in First Year - Before National Data Comparisons become available.”
  2. Pinnola AD, Kuo Y-H, Sciaretta JD, McIntyre A, Messier R, Davis JM. “Bacteriology and Comorbidities in Patient Requiring Surgical Management of Empyema.”

Presented at American College of Surgeons NC/SC Committee on Trauma July 2016

  1. Alizo G, Sciarretta JD, Gibson S, Muertos K, Fernandez C, Alashari A, Romano A, Davis JM, Pepe A. “Falls From Heights: Does Height Really Matter?”
  2. Clatterbuck B, Sciarretta JD, Muertos K, Pepe A, Fernandez C, Romano A, Dickinson L, Davis JM. “Preinjury Aspirin Use and Elderly Falls: Does Predictability Exist?”
  3. Cooper N, Holmes S, Sciarretta JD, Davis JM. “Early Value of NSQIP: Value of NSQIP in First Year - before National Data Comparisons become available.”
  4. Lamb M, Sciarretta JD, Gibson S, Muertos K, Romano A, Davis JM, Pepe A. “Double Trouble: Intracranial Hemorrhage with Antithrombotic use and Underlying Thrombocytopenia.”
  5. Lane M, Sciarretta JD, Gibson S, Muertos K. “Assessment of Time Lapses with Diagnostic CT scans During Trauma Evaluations: A Quality Improvement Initiative.”
  6. Pinnola AD, Sciarretta JD, Gibson S, Muertos K, Fernandez C, Romano A, Davis JD, Pepe A. “The Vicious Cycle of Motorcycle Rally Casualties: A Single Center’s Experience.”

Presented at Surgical Infections Society 36th Annual Meeting May 2016

  1. Alizo G, Romano A, Sciarretta JD, Davis JM. “Cutaneous Mucomycosis in a Trauma Patient with a New Diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus.”
  2. Clatterbuck B, Sciarretta JD, Gibson S, Muertos K, Romano A, Davis JM, Pepe A. “Preinjury aspirin use and elderly falls: Does predictability exist?”
  3. Pinnola AD, Kuo Y-H, Sciaretta JD, McIntyre A, Messier R, Davis JM. “Bacteriology and Patient Characteristics of Hospital Acquired Pneumonia and Community Acquired Pneumonia Requiring Surgical Management of Empyema.”

Presented at the Southeastern Surgical Congress Feb 2016

  1. Alizo G, Sciarretta JD, Gibson S, Muenoz K, Alashari A, Romano A, Davis J, Pepe A. “Fall from Heights: Does Height Really Matter?”
  2. Pinnola A, Sciarretta JD, Gibson S, Muenoz K, Fernandez C, Davis J, Pepe A. “The Vicious Cycle of Motorcycle Rally Casualties: A Single Center’s Experience.”

Conferences

Ayolola Onayemi, Arron D. Pinnola and John M Davis participated in The American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress Oct 2016: Surgical Jeopardy.