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Overview

  • Dr. Loring W. Rue received his medical degree in 1983 at University of Virginia School of Medicine and went on to complete his postdoctoral training in general surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center. Dr. Rue served as a staff surgeon in the U.S. Army Medical Corps at the Institute of Surgical Research at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and was a burn team leader during the 1991 Gulf War. In 1992 Dr. Rue joined the faculty of the Department of Surgery at the UAB. He served as the director of the Division of Acute Care Surgery for 19 years before stepping down in 2014. In 1999 he founded, and continues to direct, the Center for Injury Sciences at UAB, which spearheads the department’s research and education missions in the field of trauma. He holds secondary appointments in the Department of Anesthesiology, the School of Public Health, and the School of Engineering. He has held several leadership positions in the past, including assistant chief of staff and interim chief of staff for UAB Hospital, as well as senior associate dean for clinical affairs in the UAB School of Medicine and vice chair for clinical affairs in the Department of Surgery. Additionally, he chaired the UAB Health System OR Executive Management Committee from 2005 to 2014. In 2013, Dr. Rue was appointed as the UAB Health System senior vice president for quality, patient safety and clinical effectiveness. The following year, he was named the first chief medical officer for the UAB Health System. Dr. Rue’s clinical and research interests include trauma system development and outcomes as well as quality, patient safety, and clinical and operational effectiveness.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2016 A Role for the Early Warning Score in Early Identification of Critical Postoperative Complications.Annals of Surgery.  263:918-923. 2016
    2015 Use of a Bundle Checklist Combined With Physician Confirmation Reduces Risk of Nosocomial Complications and Death in Trauma Patients Compared to Documented Checklist Use Alone.Annals of Surgery.  262:647-652. 2015
    2014 A 100% departmental mortality review improves observed-to-expected mortality ratios and University HealthSystem Consortium rankings.Journal of The American College of Surgeons.  218:554-562. 2014
    2013 The deleterious effect of red blood cell storage on microvascular response to transfusion.Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.  75:807-812. 2013
    2013 Survival bias revisited.Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.  74:345-346. 2013
    2012 Pediatric obesity and traumatic lower-extremity long-bone fracture outcomes.Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.  73:966-971. 2012
    2012 Stress-induced hyperglycemia, not diabetic hyperglycemia, is associated with higher mortality in trauma.Annals of Surgery.  256:446-452. 2012
    2012 Microvascular response to red blood cell transfusion in trauma patients.Shock.  37:276-281. 2012
    2011 Intubation patterns and outcomes in patients with computed tomography-verified traumatic brain injury.Journal of Trauma.  71:1615-1619. 2011
    2011 DiscussionJournal of The American College of Surgeons.  212:467-469. 2011
    2011 Identifying risk for massive transfusion in the relatively normotensive patient: utility of the prehospital shock index.Journal of Trauma.  70:384-388. 2011
    2011 Prospective identification of patients at risk for massive transfusion: an imprecise endeavor.American Surgeon.  77:155-161. 2011
    2010 Duration of red cell storage influences mortality after trauma.Journal of Trauma.  69:1427-1431. 2010
    2010 Computed tomography identification of latent pseudoaneurysm after blunt splenic injury: pathology or technology?Journal of Trauma.  68:1112-1116. 2010
    2010 Lactate is a better predictor than systolic blood pressure for determining blood requirement and mortality: could prehospital measures improve trauma triage?Journal of The American College of Surgeons.  210:861-869. 2010
    2010 Prospective implementation of an algorithm for bedside intravascular ultrasound-guided filter placement in critically ill patients.Journal of Vascular Surgery.  51:1215-1221. 2010
    2010 Epidemiology of tree stand-related injuries in the United States from 2000 to 2007.Journal of Trauma.  68:712-715. 2010
    2010 Corrigendum to "Anti-rat soluble IL-6 receptor antibody down-regulates cardiac IL-6 and improves cardiac function following trauma-hemorrhage" [J. Mol. Cell. Cardiol. 42 (2007) 620-630] (DOI:10.1016/j.yjmcc.2006.12.004)Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology.  48:429-430. 2010
    2010 Corrigendum to "Mechanism of IL-6-mediated cardiac dysfunction following trauma-hemorrhage" [J. Mol. Cell. Cardiol. 40 (2006) 570-579] (DOI:10.1016/j.yjmcc.2006.01.008)Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology.  48:428. 2010
    2010 A comparison of wakeboard-, water skiing-, and tubing-related injuries in the United States, 2000-2007.Journal of Sports Science and Medicine.  9:92-97. 2010
    2009 Management of colon wounds in the setting of damage control laparotomy: a cautionary tale.Journal of Trauma.  67:929-935. 2009
    2009 The association between price of regular-grade gasoline and injury and mortality rates among occupants involved in motorcycle- and automobile-related motor vehicle collisions.Accident Analysis and Prevention.  41:1075-1079. 2009
    2009 Sodium nitrite therapy attenuates the hypertensive effects of HBOC-201 via nitrite reduction.Biochemical Journal.  422:423-432. 2009
    2009 Blood utilization at a level I trauma center: is this as good as it gets?American Surgeon.  75:693-697. 2009
    2009 Recent trends in television tip over-related injuries among children aged 0-9 years.Injury Prevention.  15:240-243. 2009
    2009 Transfusion and pneumonia in the trauma intensive care unit: an examination of the temporal relationship.Journal of Trauma.  67:97-101. 2009
    2009 Transfusion and pneumonia in the trauma intensive care unit: an examination of the temporal relationship.Journal of Trauma.  67:97-101. 2009
    2009 Body mass index affects time to definitive closure after damage control surgery.Journal of Trauma.  66:1683-1687. 2009
    2009 Mechanism of hepatoprotection in proestrus female rats following trauma-hemorrhage: heme oxygenase-1-derived normalization of hepatic inflammatory responses.Journal of Leukocyte Biology.  85:1015-1026. 2009
    2009 The association between blood alcohol level and infectious complications among burn patients.Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation.  30:395-399. 2009
    2009 Traumatic brain injury is associated with the development of deep vein thrombosis independent of pharmacological prophylaxis.Journal of Trauma.  66:1436-1440. 2009
    2009 Traumatic brain injury is associated with the development of deep vein thrombosis independent of pharmacological prophylaxis.Journal of Trauma.  66:1436-1440. 2009
    2009 Reassessment of the tri-modal mortality distribution in the presence of a regional trauma system.Journal of Trauma.  66:526-530. 2009
    2009 The relationship of blood product ratio to mortality: survival benefit or survival bias?Journal of Trauma.  66:358-362. 2009
    2009 The relationship of blood product ratio to mortality: survival benefit or survival bias?Journal of Trauma.  66. 2009
    2008 Comparison of severe injuries between powered and nonpowered scooters among children aged 2 to 12 in the United States.Ambulatory Pediatrics.  8:379-382. 2008
    2008 The impact of a vision screening law on older driver fatality rates.Archives of Ophthalmology -New Series-.  126:1544-1547. 2008
    2008 Transfusions in the less severely injured: does age of transfused blood affect outcomes?Journal of Trauma.  65:794-798. 2008
    2008 Transfusions in the less severely injured: does age of transfused blood affect outcomes?Journal of Trauma.  65:794-798. 2008
    2008 Age of transfused blood: an independent predictor of mortality despite universal leukoreduction.Journal of Trauma.  65:279-282. 2008
    2008 Closing the open abdomen: improved success with Wittmann Patch staged abdominal closure.Journal of Trauma.  65:345-348. 2008
    2008 Injury risks between first- and second-generation airbags in frontal motor vehicle collisions.Accident Analysis and Prevention.  40:1371-1374. 2008
    2008 Incidence of golf cart-related injury in the United States.Journal of Trauma.  64:1562-1566. 2008
    2008 Vehicle rollover risk and electronic stability control systems.Injury Prevention.  14:154-158. 2008
    2008 Association between upper extremity injuries and side airbag availability.Journal of Trauma.  64:1297-1301. 2008
    2008 Durable improvements in efficiency, safety, and satisfaction in the operating room.Journal of The American College of Surgeons.  206:1083-1089. 2008
    2008 Improving the ability to predict mortality among burn patients.Burns.  34:320-327. 2008
    2008 The incidence of shopping cart-related injuries in the United States, 2002--2006.Accident Analysis and Prevention.  40:1253-1256. 2008
    2008 Malpractice risk: trauma care versus other surgical and medical specialties.Journal of Trauma.  64:607-612. 2008
    2007 Agreement between prehospital and emergency department glasgow coma scores.Journal of Trauma.  63:1026-1031. 2007
    2007 Risk factors associated with adrenal insufficiency in severely injured burn patients.Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation.  28:854-858. 2007
    2007 The descriptive epidemiology of intentional burns in the United States: an analysis of the National Burn Repository.Burns.  33:828-832. 2007
    2007 DiscussionAmerican Surgeon.  73:772. 2007
    2007 Body mass index affects the need for and the duration of mechanical ventilation after thoracic traumaJournal of Trauma.  62:1432-1435. 2007
    2007 Erratum: Mitochondria play an important role in 17β-estradiol attenuation of H2O2-induced rat endothelial cell apoptosis (American Journal of Physiology Endocrinology and Metabolism (2007) 292 (E585-E593))AJP - Endocrinology and Metabolism.  292. 2007
    2007 Anti-rat soluble IL-6 receptor antibody down-regulates cardiac IL-6 and improves cardiac function following trauma-hemorrhage.Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology.  42:620-630. 2007
    2007 Mitochondria play an important role in 17beta-estradiol attenuation of H(2)O(2)-induced rat endothelial cell apoptosis.AJP - Endocrinology and Metabolism.  292:E585-E593. 2007
    2007 17beta-Estradiol modulates vasoconstriction induced by endothelin-1 following trauma-hemorrhage.AJP - Heart and Circulatory Physiology.  292:H245-H250. 2007
    2006 Estrus cycle: influence on cardiac function following trauma-hemorrhage.AJP - Heart and Circulatory Physiology.  291:H2807-H2815. 2006
    2006 Prevalence of transportation safety measures portrayed in primetime US television programs and commercials.Injury Prevention.  12:400-403. 2006
    2006 Motor vehicle restraint system use and risk of spine injury.Traffic Injury Prevention.  7:256-263. 2006
    2006 Characteristics of burn patients injured in methamphetamine laboratory explosions.Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation.  27:496-501. 2006
    2006 Sex differences in mortality after burn injury: results of analysis of the National Burn Repository of the American Burn Association.Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation.  27:452-456. 2006
    2006 The contribution of opiate analgesics to the development of infectious complications in burn patients.American Journal of Surgery.  192:82-86. 2006
    2006 DiscussionsAnnals of Surgery.  243:792-795. 2006
    2006 The epidemiology of intentional burns.Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation.  27:276-280. 2006
    2006 Androstenediol ameliorates alterations in immune cells cytokine production capacity in a two-hit model of trauma-hemorrhage and sepsis.Cytokine.  34:76-84. 2006
    2006 Mechanism of IL-6-mediated cardiac dysfunction following trauma-hemorrhage.Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology.  40:570-579. 2006
    2006 Estradiol improves cardiac and hepatic function after trauma-hemorrhage: role of enhanced heat shock protein expression.AJP - Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology.  290:R812-R818. 2006
    2006 Trauma center resource consumption and mortality.American Surgeon.  72:1-6. 2006
    2005 Cecal ligation and puncture.Shock.  24 Suppl 1:52-57. 2005
    2005 Gender differences in acute response to trauma-hemorrhage.Shock.  24 Suppl 1:101-106. 2005
    2005 PGC-1 upregulation via estrogen receptors: a common mechanism of salutary effects of estrogen and flutamide on heart function after trauma-hemorrhage.AJP - Heart and Circulatory Physiology.  289:H2665-H2672. 2005
    2005 The association between restraint system and upper extremity injury after motor vehicle collisions.Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma.  19:529-534. 2005
    2005 The association between sex and mortality among burn patients as modified by age.Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation.  26:416-421. 2005
    2005 The general surgery model: a more appealing and sustainable alternative for the care of trauma patients.American Surgeon.  71:633-638. 2005
    2005 Mechanism of salutary effects of estradiol on organ function after trauma-hemorrhage: upregulation of heme oxygenase.AJP - Heart and Circulatory Physiology.  289:H92-H98. 2005
    2005 Seatbelt use during pregnancy: a comparison of women in two prenatal care settings.Maternal and Child Health Journal.  9:173-179. 2005
    2005 Transgenic prolactin-/- mice: effect of trauma-hemorrhage on splenocyte functions.American Journal of Physiology - Cell Physiology.  288:C1109-C1116. 2005
    2005 Mechanism of salutary effects of androstenediol on hepatic function after trauma-hemorrhage: role of endothelial and inducible nitric oxide synthase.AJP - Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology.  288:G244-G250. 2005
    2005 The impact of combined trauma and burns on patient mortality.Journal of Trauma.  58:284-288. 2005
    2005 Motor vehicle mismatch-related spinal injury.Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine.  28:314-319. 2005
    2005 The financial impact of delayed discharge at a level I trauma center.Journal of Trauma.  58:121-125. 2005
    2005 Unusual job activities as a risk factor for occupational injuries.Occupational Medicine.  55:66-68. 2005
    2004 Insights into the role of interleukin-6 in the induction of hepatic injury after trauma-hemorrhagic shock.Journal of applied physiology: respiratory, environmental and exercise physiology.  97:2184-2189. 2004
    2004 Risk of injury for occupants of motor vehicle collisions from unbelted occupants.Injury Prevention.  10:363-367. 2004
    2004 The association between body mass index and diaphragm injury among motor vehicle collision occupants.Journal of Trauma.  57:1324-1328. 2004
    2004 Splenectomy differentially influences immune responses in various tissue compartments of the body.Cytokine.  28:101-108. 2004
    2004 Mechanism of cardiac depression after trauma-hemorrhage: increased cardiomyocyte IL-6 and effect of sex steroids on IL-6 regulation and cardiac function.AJP - Heart and Circulatory Physiology.  287:H2183-H2191. 2004
    2004 Site-specific delivery of acidic fibroblast growth factor stimulates angiogenic and osteogenic responses in vivo.Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A.  71:316-325. 2004
    2004 Estradiol's effect on portal response to endothelin-1 after trauma-hemorrhage.Journal of Surgical Research.  121:25-30. 2004
    2004 Restraint use and lower extremity fractures in frontal motor vehicle collisions.Journal of Trauma.  57:323-328. 2004
    2004 Salutary effects of androstenediol on cardiac function and splanchnic perfusion after trauma-hemorrhage.AJP - Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology.  287:R386-R390. 2004
    2004 The effect of inhibition of a major cell signaling pathway following trauma hemorrhage on hepatic injury and interleukin 6 levels.Archives of Surgery -New York-.  139:896-901. 2004
    2004 The applicability of a computer model for predicting head injury incurred during actual motor vehicle collisions.Journal of Trauma.  57:99-103. 2004
    2004 The applicability of a computer model for predicting head injury incurred during actual motor vehicle collisions.Journal of Trauma.  57:99-103. 2004
    2004 Are the immune responses different in middle-aged and young mice following bone fracture, tissue trauma and hemorrhage?Cytokine.  26:223-230. 2004
    2004 Alpha1-acid-glycoprotein protects against trauma-hemorrhagic shock.Journal of Surgical Research.  119:21-28. 2004
    2004 Frequency of maxillofacial injuries in all-terrain vehicle collisions.Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  62:697-701. 2004
    2004 Preexisting conditions and mortality in older trauma patients.Journal of Trauma.  56:1291-1296. 2004
    2004 Role of IL-10 in regulating proinflammatory cytokine release by Kupffer cells following trauma-hemorrhage.AJP - Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology.  286:G942-G946. 2004
    2004 A focused educational intervention can promote the proper application of seat belts during pregnancy.Journal of Trauma.  56:1016-1021. 2004
    2004 Effect of restraint systems on maxillofacial injury in frontal motor vehicle collisions.Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  62:571-575. 2004
    2004 Is seat belt use associated with fewer days of lost work after motor vehicle collisions?Journal of Trauma.  56:1009-1014. 2004
    2004 Gender differences in small intestinal endothelial function: Inhibitory role of androgensAJP - Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology.  286. 2004
    2004 Knowledge, beliefs, and practices concerning seat belt use during pregnancy.Journal of Trauma.  56:670-675. 2004
    2004 The influence of side airbags on the risk of head and thoracic injury after motor vehicle collisions.Journal of Trauma.  56:512-516. 2004
    2004 Cervical spine injury and restraint system use in motor vehicle collisions.Spine.  29:386-389. 2004
    2004 Sex steroid-mediated regulation of macrophage/monocyte function in a two-hit model of trauma-hemorrhage and sepsis.Cytokine.  25:110-118. 2004
    2004 The evolution of chest computed tomography for the definitive diagnosis of blunt aortic injury: a single-center experience.Journal of Trauma.  56:243-250. 2004
    2004 Is seat belt use associated with fewer days of lost work after motor vehicle collisions?Journal of Trauma.  56:1009-1014. 2004
    2004 Specific occupant and collision characteristics are associated with motor vehicle collision-related blunt cerebrovascular artery injury.Journal of Trauma.  56:64-67. 2004
    2004 The Effect of State Motorcycle Licensing Laws on Motorcycle Driver Mortality RatesJournal of Trauma.  56:415-419. 2004
    2003 Early versus delayed fixation of pelvic ring fractures.American Surgeon.  69:1019-1023. 2003
    2003 Sex differences in hepatic heme oxygenase expression and activity following trauma and hemorrhagic shock.Archives of Surgery -New York-.  138:1375-1382. 2003
    2003 Therapy for calciphylaxis: an outcome analysis.Surgery.  134:941-944. 2003
    2003 Association between side air bags and risk of injury in motor vehicle collisions with near-side impact.Journal of Trauma.  55:430-434. 2003
    2003 Epidemiology of child homicide in Jefferson County, Alabama.Child Abuse and Neglect.  27:1063-1073. 2003
    2003 Differential fluid regulation during and after soft tissue trauma and hemorrhagic shock in males and proestrus females.Shock.  20:144-148. 2003
    2003 Administration of progesterone after trauma and hemorrhagic shock prevents hepatocellular injury.Archives of Surgery -New York-.  138:727-734. 2003
    2003 Mechanism for normal splenic T lymphocyte functions in proestrus females after trauma: Enhanced local synthesis of 17β-estradiolAmerican Journal of Physiology - Cell Physiology.  285. 2003
    2003 Differential alterations in intestinal permeability after trauma-hemorrhage.Journal of Surgical Research.  112:198-204. 2003
    2003 Death during theft from electric utilities.American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology.  24:173-176. 2003
    2003 Gender dimorphic tissue perfusion response after acute hemorrhage and resuscitation: Role of vascular endothelial cell functionAJP - Heart and Circulatory Physiology.  284. 2003
    2003 Progesterone administration after trauma and hemorrhagic shock improves cardiovascular responses.Critical Care Medicine.  31:1786-1793. 2003
    2003 The association between occupant restraint systems and risk of injury in frontal motor vehicle collisions.Journal of Trauma.  54:1182-1187. 2003
    2003 Vacuum-assisted complex wound closure with elastic vessel loop augmentation: a novel technique.Journal of Wound Care.  12:212-213. 2003
    2003 Endocrine targets in experimental shock.Journal of Trauma.  54:S118-S125. 2003
    2003 Common bile duct transection in blunt abdominal trauma: case report emphasizing mechanism of injury and therapeutic management.Journal of Trauma.  54:781-785. 2003
    2003 Occupant- and collision-related risk factors for blunt thoracic aorta injury.Journal of Trauma.  54:655-660. 2003
    2003 The association between gender and mortality among trauma patients as modified by age.Journal of Trauma.  54:464-471. 2003
    2003 Motor vehicle crash-related mortality is associated with prehospital and hospital-based resource availability.Journal of Trauma.  54:273-279. 2003
    2003 Relationship between age and lower extremity fractures in frontal motor vehicle collisions.Journal of Trauma.  54:261-265. 2003
    2003 Screening for venous thromboembolism in traumatic brain injury: limitations of D-dimer assay.Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  84:285-290. 2003
    2003 Age-related gender differential in outcome after blunt or penetrating trauma.Shock.  19:28-32. 2003
    2003 Long-term trends in mortality according to age among adult burn patients.Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation.  24:21-25. 2003
    2002 Fatal occupational electrocutions in the United States.Injury Prevention.  8:306-312. 2002
    2002 Identifying injuries and motor vehicle collision characteristics that together are suggestive of diaphragmatic rupture.Journal of Trauma.  53:1139-1145. 2002
    2002 Epidemiology of fatal occupational injuries in Jefferson County, Alabama.Southern Medical Journal.  95:1300-1311. 2002
    2002 A comparison of the abilities of nine scoring algorithms in predicting mortality.Journal of Trauma.  53:621-628. 2002
    2002 Alveolar macrophage activation after trauma-hemorrhage and sepsis is dependent on NF-κB and MAPK/ERK mechanismsAJP - Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology.  283. 2002
    2002 Flutamide induces relaxation in large and small blood vessels.Archives of Surgery -New York-.  137:1180-1186. 2002
    2002 Gender differences in mortality following burn injury.Shock.  18:311-315. 2002
    2002 Thermal burn fatalities in the workplace, United States, 1992 to 1999.Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation.  23:305-310. 2002
    2002 Decreased 5α-dihydrotestosterone catabolism suppresses T lymphocyte functions in males after trauma-hemorrhageAmerican Journal of Physiology - Cell Physiology.  282. 2002
    2002 Injury rates among restrained drivers in motor vehicle collisions: the role of body habitus.Journal of Trauma.  52:1116-1120. 2002
    2002 Incidence and characteristics of motor vehicle collision-related blunt thoracic aortic injury according to age.Journal of Trauma.  52:859-865. 2002
    2002 Restraint use and injury patterns among children involved in motor vehicle collisions.Journal of Trauma.  52:745-751. 2002
    2002 Occupational electrocutions in Jefferson County, Alabama.Occupational Medicine.  52:102-106. 2002
    2002 Impact of a voluntary trauma system on mortality, length of stay, and cost at a level I trauma center.American Surgeon.  68:182-192. 2002
    2002 Estradiol administration improves splanchnic perfusion following trauma-hemorrhage and sepsis.Archives of Surgery -New York-.  137:74-79. 2002
    2002 Serious occupational burn injuries treated at a regional burn centerJournal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation.  23:244-248. 2002
    2001 A continuum between scapulothoracic dissociation and traumatic forequarter amputation: a review of the literature.American Surgeon.  67:868-872. 2001
    2001 Splenic injury in side impact motor vehicle collisions: effect of occupant restraints.Journal of Trauma.  51:340-345. 2001
    2001 Seat belt use before and after motor vehicle trauma.Journal of Trauma.  51:105-109. 2001
    2001 Trauma-specific intensive care units can be cost effective and contribute to reduced hospital length of stay.American Surgeon.  67:665-670. 2001
    2001 Hypothermia deaths in Jefferson County, Alabama.Injury Prevention.  7:141-145. 2001
    2001 Emergent stenting of acute blunt carotid artery injuries: a cautionary note.Journal of Trauma.  50:969-971. 2001
    2001 Acidic fibroblast growth factor attenuates the cytotoxic effects of peroxynitrite in primary human osteoblast precursors.Journal of Trauma.  50:433-438. 2001
    2001 Penetrating esophageal injuries: multicenter study of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma.Journal of Trauma.  50:289-296. 2001
    2001 Recurrent trauma in elderly patients.Archives of Surgery -New York-.  136:197-203. 2001
    2001 The association between body habitus, restraint use, and fatality in motor vehicle collisions.Annual proceedings / Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine. Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine.  45:107-123. 2001
    2000 Treatment of bilateral blunt carotid injury using percutaneous angioplasty and stenting: case report and review of the literature.Journal of Trauma.  49:784-787. 2000
    2000 Long-term survival in the elderly after trauma.Journal of Trauma.  49:470-476. 2000
    2000 Reduction of vancomycin-resistant enterococcal infections by limitation of broad-spectrum cephalosporin use in a trauma and burn intensive care unit.Shock.  14:259-264. 2000
    2000 The April 8, 1998 tornado: assessment of the trauma system response and the resulting injuries.Journal of Trauma.  48:666-672. 2000
    2000 CT cystography: radiographic and clinical predictors of bladder rupture.American Journal of Roentgenology.  174:89-95. 2000
    1999 Prognostic factors in patients with inferior vena cava injuries.American Surgeon.  65:849-855. 1999
    1999 Combined blunt cardiac and pericardial rupture: review of the literature and report of a new diagnostic algorithm.American Surgeon.  65:568-574. 1999
    1998 Operative treatment of tertiary hyperparathyroidism: a single-center experience.Annals of Surgery.  227:878-886. 1998
    1998 Retinal venous oxygen saturation correlates with blood volume.Academic Emergency Medicine.  5:577-582. 1998
    1997 Retinal large vessel oxygen saturations correlate with early blood loss and hypoxia in anesthetized swine.Journal of Trauma.  43:29-34. 1997
    1996 Management of catheter emboli.Southern Medical Journal.  89:714-717. 1996
    1996 Delayed diagnosis of pancreatic transection after blunt abdominal trauma.Journal of Trauma.  40:1009-1013. 1996
    1995 Acute repair of aorta-innominate vein fistulas.Journal of Trauma.  39:753-756. 1995
    1995 Hypertonic sodium resuscitation is associated with renal failure and death.Annals of Surgery.  221:543-554. 1995
    1995 The risk of pneumonia in thermally injured patients requiring ventilatory support.Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation.  16:262-268. 1995
    1994 Insulin-like growth factor-1 lowers protein oxidation in patients with thermal injury.Annals of Surgery.  220:310-316. 1994
    1994 Comparison of acid neutralizing and non-acid neutralizing stress ulcer prophylaxis in thermally injured patientsJournal of Trauma.  36:541-547. 1994
    1993 Improved survival of burned patients with inhalation injury.Archives of Surgery -New York-.  128:772-778. 1993
    1993 Wound closure and outcome in extensively burned patients treated with cultured autologous keratinocytes.Journal of Trauma.  34:662-667. 1993
    1992 Burns in morbidly obese patients.Journal of Trauma.  33:818-820. 1992
    1992 Thromboembolic complications in thermally injured patients.World Journal of Surgery.  16:1151-1154. 1992
    1991 Diagnosis and treatment of inhalation injuries.Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America.  3:191-198. 1991
    1991 Prophylactic use of high-frequency percussive ventilation in patients with inhalation injury.Annals of Surgery.  213:575-580. 1991
    1991 Resuscitation of thermally injured patients.Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America.  3:181-189. 1991
    1988 Outpatient treatment of burns.The Alabama journal of medical sciences.  25:183-186. 1988

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  • 80-409C - SURGICAL CRITICAL CARE (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • 80-409 - TRAUMA AND BURNS (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • 80-409C - SURGICAL CRITICAL CARE (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • 80-409 - TRAUMA AND BURNS (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • 80-409C - SURGICAL CRITICAL CARE (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • 80-409 - TRAUMA AND BURNS (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • 80-409C - SURGICAL CRITICAL CARE (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • 80-409C - SURGICAL CRITICAL CARE (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • 80-409C - SURGICAL CRITICAL CARE (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • 80-409C - SURGICAL CRITICAL CARE (Spring Term 2007) 2007
  • 80-409 - TRAUMA AND BURNS (Spring Term 2007) 2007
  • 80-409C - SURGICAL CRITICAL CARE (Spring Term 2007) 2007
  • 80-409 - TRAUMA AND BURNS (Spring Term 2007) 2007
  • 80-409C - SURGICAL CRITICAL CARE (Spring Term 2007) 2007
  • 80-409 - TRAUMA AND BURNS (Spring Term 2007) 2007
  • 80-409 - TRAUMA AND BURNS (Spring Term 2007) 2007
  • 80-409 - TRAUMA AND BURNS (Spring Term 2007) 2007
  • 80-409 - TRAUMA AND BURNS (Spring Term 2007) 2007
  • 80-409C - SURGICAL CRITICAL CARE (Spring Term 2007) 2007
  • 80-409 - TRAUMA AND BURNS (Spring Term 2007) 2007
  • 80-409 - TRAUMA AND BURNS (Spring Term 2007) 2007
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Virginia
  • Full Name

  • Loring Rue
  • Blazerid

  • lrue