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Krista Kaups, MD

TitleProfessor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
DepartmentDean's Office
AddressUCSF Fresno MEP
Fresno CA 93701
Phone559-459-3770
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    Krista L. Kaups, MD, MSc, FACS
    Professor, UCSF
    Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Community Regional Medical Center
    Program Director, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program, UCSF Fresno
    Specialties: General Surgery, Critical Care Surgery

    Krista L. Kaups, MD, MSc, FACS, is a Professor of Clinical Surgery, Department of Surgery at the University of California San Francisco Fresno, Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Community Regional Medical Center and the Program Director of the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at the UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education and Research.

    Dr. Kaups received her bachelors degree in Biochemistry at Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota, and her medical degree at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago. Her general surgery internship and residency were completed at the MSU Southwest Michigan Area Health Education Center; Kalamazoo, Michigan. Following residency, Dr. Kaups completed a Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts, followed by a year of research. Dr. Kaups later completed an MSc in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

    Dr. Kaups has participated in a number of international volunteer clinical and teaching opportunities in countries including South Sudan, Kenya, Afghanistan, Albania, Sierra Leone and Thailand. Among the topics she has taught have been trauma courses for the developing world, ventilator use for the non-intensivist, ICU care in the developing world, sepsis, surgical error, clostridium difficile, and burn care.

    Dr. Kaups is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the Western Trauma Association, Surgical Critical Care Program Directors Society, Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the Southwest Surgical Association, and the International Surgical Society/IATSIC. She serves on a number of committees and workgroups in these organizations.


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    1. Bilello JF, Sharp VL, Dirks RC, Kaups KL, Davis JW. After the embo: predicting non-hemorrhagic indications for splenectomy after angioembolization in patients with blunt trauma. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2018; 3(1):e000159. PMID: 29766137.
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    2. Davis JW, Dirks RC, Kaups KL, Tran P. Base deficit is superior to lactate in trauma. Am J Surg. 2018 Apr; 215(4):682-685. PMID: 29409590.
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    3. Siada SS, Davis JW, Kaups KL, Dirks RC, Grannis KA. Current outcomes of blunt open pelvic fractures: how modern advances in trauma care may decrease mortality. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2017; 2(1):e000136. PMID: 29766121.
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    4. Davis JW, Dirks RC, Sue LP, Kaups KL. Attempting to validate the overtriage/undertriage matrix at a Level I trauma center. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Dec; 83(6):1173-1178. PMID: 29189678.
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    5. Zarzaur BL, Dunn JA, Leininger B, Lauerman M, Shanmuganathan K, Kaups K, Zamary K, Hartwell JL, Bhakta A, Myers J, Gordy S, Todd SR, Claridge JA, Teicher E, Sperry J, Privette A, Allawi A, Burlew CC, Maung AA, Davis KA, Cogbill T, Bonne S, Livingston DH, Coimbra R, Kozar RA. Natural history of splenic vascular abnormalities after blunt injury: A Western Trauma Association multicenter trial. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Dec; 83(6):999-1005. PMID: 28570347.
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    6. Siada SS, Schaetzel SS, Chen AK, Hoang HD, Wilder FG, Dirks RC, Kaups KL, Davis JW. Discussion of: "Day versus night laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis: A comparison of outcomes and cost". Am J Surg. 2017 Dec; 214(6):1028-1029. PMID: 28987412.
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    7. Siada SS, Schaetzel SS, Chen AK, Hoang HD, Wilder FG, Dirks RC, Kaups KL, Davis JW. Day versus night laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis: A comparison of outcomes and cost. Am J Surg. 2017 Dec; 214(6):1024-1027. PMID: 28941725.
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    8. Davis JW, Dirks RC, Sue LP, Kaups KL. Attempting to validate the over/under triage matrix at a level I trauma center. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Jul 15. PMID: 28715359.
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    9. Kaups KL. Competence not Age Determines Ability to Practice: Ethical Considerations about Sensorimotor Agility, Dexterity, and Cognitive Capacity. AMA J Ethics. 2016 Oct 01; 18(10):1017-1024. PMID: 27780026.
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    10. Kwok AM, Davis JW, Dirks RC, Wolfe MM, Kaups KL. Time is now: venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in blunt splenic injury. Am J Surg. 2016 Dec; 212(6):1231-1236. PMID: 27810135.
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    11. Hubbard JL, Veneman WL, Dirks RC, Davis JW, Kaups KL. Use of endotracheal tubes with subglottic secretion drainage reduces ventilator-associated pneumonia in trauma patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Feb; 80(2):218-22. PMID: 26595709.
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    12. Kutcher ME, Weis JJ, Siada SS, Kaups KL, Kozar RA, Wawrose RA, Summers JI, Eriksson EA, Leon SM, Carrick MM, Mallory G, Sperry JL. The role of computed tomographic scan in ongoing triage of operative hepatic trauma: A Western Trauma Association multicenter retrospective study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Dec; 79(6):951-6; discussion 956. PMID: 26335774.
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    13. Hafertepen SC, Davis JW, Townsend RN, Sue LP, Kaups KL, Cagle KM. Myths and Misinformation About Gunshot Wounds may Adversely Affect Proper Treatment. World J Surg. 2015 Jul; 39(7):1840-7. PMID: 25665679.
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    14. Santin B, Kaups K. The disruptive physician: addressing the issues. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2015 Feb; 100(2):20-4. PMID: 25799767.
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    15. Shalhub S, Starnes BW, Brenner ML, Biffl WL, Azizzadeh A, Inaba K, Skiada D, Zarzaur B, Nawaf C, Eriksson EA, Fakhry SM, Paul JS, Kaups KL, Ciesla DJ, Todd SR, Seamon MJ, Capano-Wehrle LM, Jurkovich GJ, Kozar RA. Blunt abdominal aortic injury: a Western Trauma Association multicenter study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Dec; 77(6):879-85; discussion 885. PMID: 25248064.
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    16. Gonser-Hafertepen LN, Davis JW, Bilello JF, Ballow SL, Sue LP, Cagle KM, Venugopal C, Hafertepen SC, Kaups KL. Isolated free fluid on abdominal computed tomography in blunt trauma: watch and wait or operate? J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Oct; 219(4):599-605. PMID: 25127510.
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    17. Hubbard JL, Cagle K, Davis JW, Kaups KL, Kodama M. Criteria for excision of suspected fibroadenomas of the breast. Am J Surg. 2015 Feb; 209(2):297-301. PMID: 25682095.
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    18. Murthy SS, Weissman JS, Grabowski DC, McDonald K, Kaups KL, Meara JG. Dual eligible beneficiaries: roles for surgeons under health care reform. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2014 Apr; 99(4):10-9. PMID: 24783702.
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    19. Garrett K, Kaups KL. The aging surgeon: when is it time to leave active practice? Bull Am Coll Surg. 2014 Apr; 99(4):32-5. PMID: 24783705.
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    20. Shackford SR, Kahl JE, Calvo RY, Kozar RA, Haugen CE, Kaups KL, Willey M, Tibbs BM, Mutto SM, Rizzo AG, Lormel CS, Shackford MC, Burlew CC, Moore EE, Cogbill TH, Kallies KJ, Haan JM, Ward J. Gunshot wounds and blast injuries to the face are associated with significant morbidity and mortality: results of an 11-year multi-institutional study of 720 patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Feb; 76(2):347-52. PMID: 24398775.
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    21. Shanafelt TD, Kaups KL, Nelson H, Satele DV, Sloan JA, Oreskovich MR, Dyrbye LN. An interactive individualized intervention to promote behavioral change to increase personal well-being in US surgeons. Ann Surg. 2014 Jan; 259(1):82-8. PMID: 23979287; PMCID: PMC4333681.
    22. Kornblith LZ, Kutcher ME, Callcut RA, Redick BJ, Hu CK, Cogbill TH, Baker CC, Shapiro ML, Burlew CC, Kaups KL, DeMoya MA, Haan JM, Koontz CH, Zolin SJ, Gordy SD, Shatz DV, Paul DB, Cohen MJ. Mechanical ventilation weaning and extubation after spinal cord injury: a Western Trauma Association multicenter study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Dec; 75(6):1060-9; discussion 1069-70. PMID: 24256682; PMCID: PMC3837348.
    23. Kwok AM, Davis JW, Cagle KM, Sue LP, Kaups KL. Post-extubation dysphagia in trauma patients: it's hard to swallow. Am J Surg. 2013 Dec; 206(6):924-7; discussion 927-8. PMID: 24119720.
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    24. Bilello JF, Davis JW, Cagle KM, Kaups KL. Predicting extubation failure in blunt trauma patients with pulmonary contusion. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Aug; 75(2):229-33. PMID: 23823613.
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    25. Burlew CC, Moore EE, Cuschieri J, Jurkovich GJ, Codner P, Nirula R, Millar D, Cohen MJ, Kutcher ME, Haan J, MacNew HG, Ochsner G, Rowell SE, Truitt MS, Moore FO, Pieracci FM, Kaups KL. Who should we feed? Western Trauma Association multi-institutional study of enteral nutrition in the open abdomen after injury. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Dec; 73(6):1380-7; discussion 1387-8. PMID: 22835999.
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    26. Ballow SL, Kaups KL, Anderson S, Chang M. A standardized rapid sequence intubation protocol facilitates airway management in critically injured patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Dec; 73(6):1401-5. PMID: 23188232.
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    27. Metzler I, Ganjawalla K, Kaups KL, Meara JG. The critical state of graduate medical education funding. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2012 Nov; 97(11):9-18. PMID: 23236687.
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    28. Dyrbye LN, Freischlag J, Kaups KL, Oreskovich MR, Satele DV, Hanks JB, Sloan JA, Balch CM, Shanafelt TD. Work-home conflicts have a substantial impact on career decisions that affect the adequacy of the surgical workforce. Arch Surg. 2012 Oct; 147(10):933-9. PMID: 23117833.
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    29. Kaups KL. Governors' Committee on Physician Competency and Health. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2012 Sep; 97(9):63-6. PMID: 23002683.
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    30. Banh KV, James S, Hendey GW, Snowden B, Kaups K. Single-dose etomidate for intubation in the trauma patient. J Emerg Med. 2012 Nov; 43(5):e277-82. PMID: 22560133.
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    31. Oreskovich MR, Kaups KL, Balch CM, Hanks JB, Satele D, Sloan J, Meredith C, Buhl A, Dyrbye LN, Shanafelt TD. Prevalence of alcohol use disorders among American surgeons. Arch Surg. 2012 Feb; 147(2):168-74. PMID: 22351913.
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    32. Jackson LS, Davis JW, Kaups KL, Sue LP, Wolfe MM, Bilello JF, Lemaster D. Percutaneous tracheostomy: to bronch or not to bronch--that is the question. J Trauma. 2011 Dec; 71(6):1553-6. PMID: 22182866.
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    33. Biffl WL, Kaups KL, Pham TN, Rowell SE, Jurkovich GJ, Burlew CC, Elterman J, Moore EE. Validating the Western Trauma Association algorithm for managing patients with anterior abdominal stab wounds: a Western Trauma Association multicenter trial. J Trauma. 2011 Dec; 71(6):1494-502. PMID: 22182859.
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    34. Kaups KL. Governors' Committee on Physician Competency and Health: an update. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2011 Oct; 96(10):22-5. PMID: 22324165.
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    35. Bilello JF, Davis JW, Lemaster D, Townsend RN, Parks SN, Sue LP, Kaups KL, Groom T, Egbalieh B. Prehospital hypotension in blunt trauma: identifying the "crump factor". J Trauma. 2011 May; 70(5):1038-42. PMID: 19996792.
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    36. Moore EE, Knudson MM, Burlew CC, Inaba K, Dicker RA, Biffl WL, Malhotra AK, Schreiber MA, Browder TD, Coimbra R, Gonzalez EA, Meredith JW, Livingston DH, Kaups KL. Defining the limits of resuscitative emergency department thoracotomy: a contemporary Western Trauma Association perspective. J Trauma. 2011 Feb; 70(2):334-9. PMID: 21307731.
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    37. Burlew CC, Moore EE, Cuschieri J, Jurkovich GJ, Codner P, Crowell K, Nirula R, Haan J, Rowell SE, Kato CM, MacNew H, Ochsner MG, Harrison PB, Fusco C, Sauaia A, Kaups KL. Sew it up! A Western Trauma Association multi-institutional study of enteric injury management in the postinjury open abdomen. J Trauma. 2011 Feb; 70(2):273-7. PMID: 21307721.
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    38. Biffl WL, Kaups KL, Cothren CC, Brasel KJ, Dicker RA, Bullard MK, Haan JM, Jurkovich GJ, Harrison P, Moore FO, Schreiber M, Knudson MM, Moore EE. Management of patients with anterior abdominal stab wounds: a Western Trauma Association multicenter trial. J Trauma. 2009 May; 66(5):1294-301. PMID: 19430229.
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    39. Cogbill TH, Cothren CC, Ahearn MK, Cullinane DC, Kaups KL, Scalea TM, Maggio L, Brasel KJ, Harrison PB, Patel NY, Moore EE, Jurkovich GJ, Ross SE. Management of maxillofacial injuries with severe oronasal hemorrhage: a multicenter perspective. J Trauma. 2008 Nov; 65(5):994-9. PMID: 19001963.
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    40. Chi JH, Knudson MM, Vassar MJ, McCarthy MC, Shapiro MB, Mallet S, Holcroft JJ, Moncrief H, Noble J, Wisner D, Kaups KL, Bennick LD, Manley GT. Prehospital hypoxia affects outcome in patients with traumatic brain injury: a prospective multicenter study. J Trauma. 2006 Nov; 61(5):1134-41. PMID: 17099519.
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    41. Tyroch AH, McGuire EL, McLean SF, Kozar RA, Gates KA, Kaups KL, Cook C, Cowgill SM, Griswold JA, Sue LA, Craun ML, Price J. The association between Chance fractures and intra-abdominal injuries revisited: a multicenter review. Am Surg. 2005 May; 71(5):434-8. PMID: 15986977.
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    42. Davis JW, Davis IC, Bennink LD, Hysell SE, Curtis BV, Kaups KL, Bilello JF. Placement of intracranial pressure monitors: are "normal" coagulation parameters necessary? J Trauma. 2004 Dec; 57(6):1173-7. PMID: 15625446.
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    43. Kaups KL, Davis JW, Parks SN. Routinely repeated computed tomography after blunt head trauma: does it benefit patients? J Trauma. 2004 Mar; 56(3):475-80; discussion 480-1. PMID: 15128116.
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    44. Davis JW, Davis IC, Bennink LD, Bilello JF, Kaups KL, Parks SN. Are automated blood pressure measurements accurate in trauma patients? J Trauma. 2003 Nov; 55(5):860-3. PMID: 14608157.
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    45. Davis JW, Parks SN, Kaups KL, Bennink LD, Bilello JF. Victims of domestic violence on the trauma service: unrecognized and underreported. J Trauma. 2003 Feb; 54(2):352-5. PMID: 12579064.
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    46. Davis JW, Bennink L, Kaups KL, Parks SN. Motor vehicle restraints: primary versus secondary enforcement and ethnicity. J Trauma. 2002 Feb; 52(2):225-8. PMID: 11834979.
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    47. Tyroch AH, Kaups K, Lorenzo M, Schreiber M, Solis D. Routine chest radiograph is not indicated after open tracheostomy: a multicenter perspective. Am Surg. 2002 Jan; 68(1):80-2. PMID: 12467324.
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    48. Davis JW, Kaups KL, Cunningham MA, Parks SN, Nowak TP, Bilello JF, Williams JL. Routine evaluation of the cervical spine in head-injured patients with dynamic fluoroscopy: a reappraisal. J Trauma. 2001 Jun; 50(6):1044-7. PMID: 11426118.
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    49. Bilello JF, Kaups KL, Davis JW. Delayed pulmonary hemorrhage 17 years after gunshot wound to the chest. Ann Thorac Surg. 2001 Jun; 71(6):2011-3. PMID: 11426785.
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    50. Bilello JF, Davis JW, Kaups KL, Parks SN. Localized autonomic abnormality: another clinical marker of blunt cervical vascular injury? J Trauma. 2001 Jan; 50(1):124-5. PMID: 11231682.
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    51. Davis JW, Kaups KL, Campbell SD, Parks SN. Domestic violence and the trauma surgeon: results of a study on knowledge and education. J Am Coll Surg. 2000 Oct; 191(4):347-53. PMID: 11030238.
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    52. Tyroch AH, Kaups KL, Sue LP, O'Donnell-Nicol S. Pediatric restraint use in motor vehicle collisions: reduction of deaths without contribution to injury. Arch Surg. 2000 Oct; 135(10):1173-6. PMID: 11030874.
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    53. Tyroch AH, Kaups KL, Rohan J, Song S, Beingesser K. Pregnant women and car restraints: beliefs and practices. J Trauma. 1999 Feb; 46(2):241-5. PMID: 10029027.
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    54. Davis JW, Kaups KL. Base deficit in the elderly: a marker of severe injury and death. J Trauma. 1998 Nov; 45(5):873-7. PMID: 9820695.
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    55. Kaups KL, Parks SN, Morris CL. Intracranial pressure monitor placement by midlevel practitioners. J Trauma. 1998 Nov; 45(5):884-6. PMID: 9820697.
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    56. Kaups KL, Davis JW, Dominic WJ. Base deficit as an indicator or resuscitation needs in patients with burn injuries. J Burn Care Rehabil. 1998 Jul-Aug; 19(4):346-8. PMID: 9710734.
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    57. Kaups KL, Davis JW. Patients with gunshot wounds to the head do not require cervical spine immobilization and evaluation. J Trauma. 1998 May; 44(5):865-7. PMID: 9603090.
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    58. Cunningham MA, Tyroch AH, Kaups KL, Davis JW. Does free fluid on abdominal computed tomographic scan after blunt trauma require laparotomy? J Trauma. 1998 Apr; 44(4):599-602; discussion 603. PMID: 9555829.
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    59. Davis JW, Kaups KL, Parks SN. Base deficit is superior to pH in evaluating clearance of acidosis after traumatic shock. J Trauma. 1998 Jan; 44(1):114-8. PMID: 9464758.
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    60. Cunningham MA, Davis JW, Kaups KL. Medical versus surgical management of diverticulitis in patients under age 40. Am J Surg. 1997 Dec; 174(6):733-5; discussion 735-6. PMID: 9409607.
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    61. Davis JW, Rhames MP, Kaups KL. More guns and younger assailants. A combined police and trauma center study. Arch Surg. 1997 Oct; 132(10):1067-70. PMID: 9336503.
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    62. Davis JW, Kaups KL, Parks SN. Effect of alcohol on the utility of base deficit in trauma. J Trauma. 1997 Sep; 43(3):507-10. PMID: 9314316.
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    63. Tyroch AH, Davis JW, Kaups KL, Lorenzo M. Spinal cord injury. A preventable public burden. Arch Surg. 1997 Jul; 132(7):778-81. PMID: 9230865.
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    64. Davis JW, Parks SN, Kaups KL, Gladen HE, O'Donnell-Nicol S. Admission base deficit predicts transfusion requirements and risk of complications. J Trauma. 1996 Nov; 41(5):769-74. PMID: 8913202.
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    65. Kaups KL. Blunt cardiac injury. Chest. 1996 Oct; 110(4):1125-6. PMID: 8874285.
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    66. Kaups KL, Cohn SM, Nageris B, Lavelle WG. Maxillary sinusitis in the surgical intensive care unit: a study using bedside sinus ultrasound. Am J Otolaryngol. 1995 Jan-Feb; 16(1):24-8. PMID: 7717469.
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    67. Kaups KL. Ballistic trauma to the abdomen in a rural setting: case report. J Trauma. 1994 Nov; 37(5):853-4. PMID: 7966490.
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    68. Rogers FB, Shackford SR, Vane DW, Kaups KL, Harris F. Prompt fixation of isolated femur fractures in a rural trauma center: a study examining the timing of fixation and resource allocation. J Trauma. 1994 Jun; 36(6):774-7. PMID: 8014997.
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    69. Fink MP, Kaups KL, Wang H, Rothschild HR. Ibuprofen improves survival but does not ameliorate increased gut mucosal permeability in endotoxic pigs. Arch Surg. 1992 Jan; 127(1):49-53; discussion 53-4. PMID: 1734850.
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    70. Fink MP, Kaups KL, Wang HL, Rothschild HR. Maintenance of superior mesenteric arterial perfusion prevents increased intestinal mucosal permeability in endotoxic pigs. Surgery. 1991 Aug; 110(2):154-60; discussion 160-1. PMID: 1907030.
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