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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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    2019 Outcomes with Overlapping Surgery at a Large Academic Medical CenterAnnals of Surgery.  269:465-470. 2019
    2016 A role for the early warning score in early identification of critical postoperative complicationsAnnals 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 aloneAnnals of Surgery.  262:647-652. 2015
    2014 A 100% departmental mortality review improves observed-to-expected mortality ratios and University HealthSystem Consortium rankingsJournal of The American College of Surgeons.  218:554-562. 2014
    2013 The deleterious effect of red blood cell storage on microvascular response to transfusionJournal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.  75:807-812. 2013
    2013 Survival bias revisitedJournal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.  74:345. 2013
    2012 Pediatric obesity and traumatic lower-extremity long-bone fracture outcomesJournal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.  73:966-971. 2012
    2012 Stress-induced hyperglycemia, not diabetic hyperglycemia, is associated with higher mortality in traumaAnnals of Surgery.  256:446-452. 2012
    2012 Microvascular response to red blood cell transfusion in trauma patientsShock.  37:276-281. 2012
    2011 Intubation patterns and outcomes in patients with computed tomography-verified traumatic brain injuryJournal 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 indexJournal of Trauma.  70:384-390. 2011
    2011 Prospective identification of patients at risk for massive transfusion: An imprecise endeavorAmerican Surgeon.  77:155-161. 2011
    2010 Duration of red cell storage influences mortality after traumaJournal of Trauma.  69:1427-1432. 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.  210:861-867. 2010
    2010 A comparison of wakeboard-, water skiing-, and tubing-related injuries in the united states, 2000-2007Journal of Sports Science and Medicine.  9:92-97. 2010
    2010 Epidemiology of tree stand-related injuries in the United States from 2000 to 2007Journal 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 Prospective implementation of an algorithm for bedside intravascular ultrasound-guided filter placement in critically ill patientsJournal of Vascular Surgery.  51:1215-1221. 2010
    2009 Transfusion and pneumonia in the trauma intensive care unit: An examination of the temporal relationshipJournal of Trauma.  67:97-101. 2009
    2009 Management of colon wounds in the setting of damage control laparotomy: a cautionary tale.Journal of Trauma.  67:929-935. 2009
    2009 Sodium nitrite therapy attenuates the hypertensive effects of HBOC-201 via nitrite reductionBiochemical Journal.  422:423-432. 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 collisionsAccident Analysis and Prevention.  41:1075-1079. 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 yearsInjury 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 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 responsesJournal of Leukocyte Biology.  85:1015-1026. 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
    2009 The association between blood alcohol level and infectious complications among burn patientsJournal 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 prophylaxisJournal of Trauma.  66:1436-1440. 2009
    2008 Comparison of Severe Injuries Between Powered and Nonpowered Scooters Among Children Aged 2 to 12 in the United StatesAmbulatory Pediatrics.  8:379-382. 2008
    2008 The impact of a vision screening law on older driver fatality ratesArchives 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. 2008
    2008 Closing the open abdomen: Improved success with wittmann patch staged abdominal closureJournal of Trauma.  65:345-348. 2008
    2008 Injury risks between first- and second-generation airbags in frontal motor vehicle collisionsAccident 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 systemsInjury Prevention.  14:154-158. 2008
    2008 Association between upper extremity injuries and side airbag availabilityJournal of Trauma.  64:1297-1301. 2008
    2008 Durable Improvements in Efficiency, Safety, and Satisfaction in the Operating RoomJournal of The American College of Surgeons.  206:1083-1089. 2008
    2008 Improving the ability to predict mortality among burn patientsBurns.  34:320-327. 2008
    2008 The incidence of shopping cart-related injuries in the United States, 2002-2006Accident Analysis and Prevention.  40:1253-1256. 2008
    2008 Malpractice risk: Trauma care versus other surgical and medical specialtiesJournal of Trauma.  64:607-612. 2008
    2007 Agreement between prehospital and emergency department Glasgow coma scoresJournal of Trauma.  63:1026-1031. 2007
    2007 Risk factors associated with adrenal insufficiency in severely injured burn patientsJournal 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 RepositoryBurns.  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 Mitochondria play an important role in 17β-estradiol attenuation of H2O2-induced rat endothelial cell apoptosisAJP - Endocrinology and Metabolism.  292. 2007
    2007 17β-Estradiol modulates vasoconstriction induced by endothelin-1 following trauma-hemorrhageAJP - Heart and Circulatory Physiology.  292. 2007
    2007 Anti-rat soluble IL-6 receptor antibody down-regulates cardiac IL-6 and improves cardiac function following trauma-hemorrhageJournal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology.  42:620-630. 2007
    2006 Estrus cycle: Influence on cardiac function following trauma-hemorrhageAJP - Heart and Circulatory Physiology.  291. 2006
    2006 Prevalence of transportation safety measures portrayed in primetime US television programs and commercialsInjury Prevention.  12:400-403. 2006
    2006 Motor vehicle restraint system use and risk of spine injuryTraffic Injury Prevention.  7:256-263. 2006
    2006 Characteristics of burn patients injured in methamphetamine laboratory explosionsJournal 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 AssociationJournal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation.  27:452-456. 2006
    2006 The contribution of opiate analgesics to the development of infectious complications in burn patientsAmerican Journal of Surgery.  192:82-86. 2006
    2006 DiscussionsAnnals of Surgery.  243:792-795. 2006
    2006 The epidemiology of intentional burnsJournal 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 sepsisCytokine.  34:76-84. 2006
    2006 Estradiol improves cardiac and hepatic function after trauma-hemorrhage: Role of enhanced heat shock protein expressionAJP - Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology.  290. 2006
    2006 Mechanism of IL-6-mediated cardiac dysfunction following trauma-hemorrhageJournal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology.  40:570-579. 2006
    2006 Trauma center resource consumption and mortalityAmerican Surgeon.  72:1-6. 2006
    2005 Cecal ligation and punctureShock.  24:52-57. 2005
    2005 Gender differences in acute response to trauma-hemorrhageShock.  24:101-106. 2005
    2005 PGC-1 upregulation via estrogen receptors: A common mechanism of salutary effects of estrogen and flutamide on heart function after trauma-hemorrhageAJP - Heart and Circulatory Physiology.  289. 2005
    2005 The association between sex and mortality among burn patients as modified by ageJournal 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 patientsAmerican Surgeon.  71:633-639. 2005
    2005 Mechanism of salutary effects of estradiol on organ function after trauma-hemorrhage: Upregulation of heme oxygenaseAJP - Heart and Circulatory Physiology.  289. 2005
    2005 Seatbelt use during pregnancy: A comparison of women in two prenatal care settingsMaternal and Child Health Journal.  9:173-179. 2005
    2005 Transgenic prolactin-/- mice: Effect of trauma-hemorrhage on splenocyte functionsAmerican Journal of Physiology - Cell Physiology.  288. 2005
    2005 Mechanism of salutary effects of androstenediol on hepatic function after trauma-hemorrhage: Role of endothelial and inducible nitric oxide synthaseAJP - Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology.  288. 2005
    2005 The impact of combined trauma and burns on patient mortalityJournal of Trauma.  58:284-288. 2005
    2005 Motor vehicle mismatch-related spinal injuryJournal of Spinal Cord Medicine.  28:314-319. 2005
    2005 The Association Between Restraint System and Upper Extremity Injury After Motor Vehicle CollisionsJournal of Orthopaedic Trauma.  19:529-534. 2005
    2005 The financial impact of delayed discharge at a Level I trauma centerJournal of Trauma.  58:121-125. 2005
    2005 Unusual job activities as a risk factor for occupational injuriesOccupational Medicine.  55:66-68. 2005
    2004 Insights into the role of interleukin-6 in the induction of hepatic injury after trauma-hemorrhagic shockJournal of applied physiology: respiratory, environmental and exercise physiology.  97:2184-2189. 2004
    2004 Risk of injury for occupants of motor vehicle collisions from unbelted occupantsInjury Prevention.  10:363-367. 2004
    2004 The association between body mass index and diaphragm injury among motor vehicle collision occupantsJournal of Trauma.  57:1324-1328. 2004
    2004 Splenectomy differentially influences immune responses in various tissue compartments of the bodyCytokine.  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 functionAJP - Heart and Circulatory Physiology.  287. 2004
    2004 Site-specific delivery of acidic fibroblast growth factor stimulates angiogenic and osteogenic responses in vivoJournal of Biomedical Materials Research.  71:316-325. 2004
    2004 Estradiol's effect on portal response to endothelin-1 after trauma-hemorrhageJournal of Surgical Research.  121:25-30. 2004
    2004 Restraint use and lower extremity fractures in frontal motor vehicle collisionsJournal of Trauma.  57:323-328. 2004
    2004 Salutary effects of androstenediol on cardiac function and splanchnic perfusion after trauma-hemorrhageAJP - Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology.  287. 2004
    2004 The effect of inhibition of a major cell signaling pathway following trauma hemorrhage on hepatic injury and interleukin 6 levelsArchives 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 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 shockJournal of Surgical Research.  119:21-28. 2004
    2004 Role of IL-10 in regulating proinflammatory cytokine release by Kupffer cells following trauma-hemorrhageAJP - Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology.  286. 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 Cervical Spine Injury and Restraint System Use in Motor Vehicle CollisionsSpine.  29:386-389. 2004
    2004 Sex steroid-mediated regulation of macrophage/monocyte function in a two-hit model of trauma-hemorrhage and sepsisCytokine.  25:110-118. 2004
    2004 A focused educational intervention can promote the proper application of seat belts during pregnancyJournal of Trauma.  56:1016-1021. 2004
    2004 Effect of Restraint Systems on Maxillofacial Injury in Frontal Motor Vehicle CollisionsJournal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  62:571-575. 2004
    2004 Frequency of maxillofacial injuries in all-terrain vehicle collisionsJournal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  62:697-701. 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 Knowledge, Beliefs, and Practices Concerning Seat Belt Use during PregnancyJournal of Trauma.  56:670-675. 2004
    2004 Preexisting conditions and mortality in older trauma patientsJournal of Trauma.  56:1291-1296. 2004
    2004 Specific Occupant and Collision Characteristics Are Associated with Motor Vehicle Collision-Related Blunt Cerebrovascular Artery InjuryJournal 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
    2004 The Evolution of Chest Computed Tomography for the Definitive Diagnosis of Blunt Aortic Injury: A Single-Center ExperienceJournal of Trauma.  56:243-250. 2004
    2004 The Influence of Side Airbags on the Risk of Head and Thoracic Injury after Motor Vehicle CollisionsJournal of Trauma.  56:512-517. 2004
    2004 The applicability of a computer model for predicting head injury incurred during actual motor vehicle collisionsJournal of Trauma.  57:99-103. 2004
    2003 Early versus delayed fixation of pelvic ring fracturesAmerican Surgeon.  69:1019-1023. 2003
    2003 Sex Differences in Hepatic Heme Oxygenase Expression and Activity Following Trauma and Hemorrhagic ShockArchives of Surgery -New York-.  138:1375-1382. 2003
    2003 Epidemiology of child homicide in Jefferson County, AlabamaChild Abuse and Neglect.  27:1063-1073. 2003
    2003 Administration of progesterone after trauma and hemorrhagic shock prevents hepatocellular injuryArchives 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-hemorrhageJournal of Surgical Research.  112:198-204. 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 responsesCritical Care Medicine.  31:1786-1793. 2003
    2003 Endocrine targets in experimental shock.Journal of Trauma.  54. 2003
    2003 Screening for venous thromboembolism in traumatic brain injury: Limitations of D-dimer assayArchives 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 Assessment of severity of ovine smoke inhalation injury by analysis of computed tomographic scansJournal of Trauma.  55:430-436. 2003
    2003 Common Bile Duct Transection in Blunt Abdominal Trauma: Case Report Emphasizing Mechanism of Injury and Therapeutic ManagementJournal of Trauma.  54:781-785. 2003
    2003 Death during theft from electric utilitiesAmerican Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology.  24:173-176. 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 Long-term trends in mortality according to age among adult burn patientsJournal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation.  24:21-25. 2003
    2003 Motor vehicle crash-related mortality is associated with prehospital and hospital-based resource availabilityJournal of Trauma.  54:273-279. 2003
    2003 Occupant- and collision-related risk factors for blunt thoracic aorta injuryJournal of Trauma.  54:655-662. 2003
    2003 Relationship between age and lower extremity fractures in frontal motor vehicle collisionsJournal of Trauma.  54:261-265. 2003
    2003 The association between gender and mortality among trauma patients as modified by ageJournal of Trauma.  54:464-471. 2003
    2003 The association between occupant restraint systems and risk of injury in frontal motor vehicle collisionsJournal of Trauma.  54:1182-1187. 2003
    2003 Therapy for calciphylaxis: An outcome analysisSurgery.  134:941-944. 2003
    2003 Vacuum-assisted complex wound closure with elastic vessel loop augmentation: a novel technique.Journal of Wound Care.  12:212-213. 2003
    2002 Fatal occupational electrocutions in the United StatesInjury Prevention.  8:306-312. 2002
    2002 Identifying injuries and motor vehicle collision characteristics that together are suggestive of diaphragmatic ruptureJournal of Trauma Injury Infection and Critical Care.  53:1139-1145. 2002
    2002 Impact of a voluntary trauma system on mortality, length of stay, and cost at a Level I trauma centerAmerican Surgeon.  68:182-192. 2002
    2002 Epidemiology of fatal occupational injuries in Jefferson County, AlabamaSouthern Medical Journal.  95:1300-1311. 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 vesselsArchives of Surgery -New York-.  137:1180-1186. 2002
    2002 Decreased 5α-dihydrotestosterone catabolism suppresses T lymphocyte functions in males after trauma-hemorrhageAmerican Journal of Physiology - Cell Physiology.  282. 2002
    2002 Occupational electrocutions in Jefferson County, AlabamaOccupational Medicine.  52:102-106. 2002
    2002 A comparison of the abilities of nine scoring algorithms in predicting mortalityJournal of Trauma.  53:621-629. 2002
    2002 Estradiol administration improves splanchnic perfusion following trauma-hemorrhage and sepsisArchives of Surgery -New York-.  137:74-79. 2002
    2002 Gender differences in mortality following burn injuryShock.  18:311-315. 2002
    2002 Incidence and characteristics of motor vehicle collision-related blunt thoracic aortic injury according to ageJournal of Trauma.  52:859-866. 2002
    2002 Injury rates among restrained drivers in motor vehicle collisions; the role of body habitusJournal of Trauma.  52:1116-1120. 2002
    2002 Restraint use and injury patterns among children involved in motor vehicle collisionsJournal of Trauma.  52:745-751. 2002
    2002 Serious occupational burn injuries treated at a regional burn centerJournal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation.  23:244-248. 2002
    2002 Thermal burn fatalities in the workplace, United States, 1992 to 1999Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation.  23:305-310. 2002
    2001 A continuum between scapulothoracic dissociation and traumatic forequarter amputation: A review of the literatureAmerican Surgeon.  67:868-872. 2001
    2001 Trauma-specific intensive care units can be cost effective and contribute to reduced hospital length of stayAmerican Surgeon.  67:665-670. 2001
    2001 Emergent stenting of acute blunt carotid artery injuries: A cautionary note [1]Journal of Trauma Injury Infection and Critical Care.  50:969-971. 2001
    2001 Hypothermia deaths in Jefferson County, AlabamaInjury Prevention.  7:141-145. 2001
    2001 Acidic fibroblast growth factor attenuates the cytotoxic effects of peroxynitrite in primary human osteoblast precursorsJournal of Trauma Injury Infection and Critical Care.  50:433-439. 2001
    2001 Penetrating esophageal injuries: Multicenter study of the American Association for the Surgery of TraumaJournal of Trauma Injury Infection and Critical Care.  50:289-296. 2001
    2001 Recurrent trauma in elderly patientsArchives of Surgery -New York-.  136:197-203. 2001
    2001 Seat belt use before and after motor vehicle traumaJournal of Trauma Injury Infection and Critical Care.  51:105-109. 2001
    2001 Splenic injury in side impact motor vehicle collisions: effect of occupant restraintsJournal of Trauma.  51:340-345. 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 CT cystography: Radiographic and clinical predictors of bladder ruptureAmerican Journal of Roentgenology.  174:89-95. 2000
    2000 Long-term survival in the elderly after traumaJournal of Trauma Injury Infection and Critical Care.  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 unitShock.  14:259-264. 2000
    2000 The April 8, 1998 Tornado: Assessment of the trauma system response and the resulting injuriesJournal of Trauma Injury Infection and Critical Care.  48:666-672. 2000
    2000 Treatment of bilateral blunt carotid injury using percutaneous angioplasty and stenting: Case report and review of the literatureJournal of Trauma Injury Infection and Critical Care.  49:784-787. 2000
    1999 Prognostic factors in patients with inferior vena cava injuriesAmerican Surgeon.  65:849-856. 1999
    1999 Combined blunt cardiac and pericardial rupture: Review of the literature and report of a new diagnostic algorithmAmerican Surgeon.  65:568-574. 1999
    1998 Operative, treatment of tertiary hyperparathyroidism: A single-center experienceAnnals of Surgery.  227:878-886. 1998
    1998 Retinal venous oxygen saturation correlates with blood volumeAcademic Emergency Medicine.  5:577-582. 1998
    1997 Retinal large vessel oxygen saturations correlate with early blood loss and hypoxia in anesthetized swineJournal of Trauma Injury Infection and Critical Care.  43:29-34. 1997
    1996 Delayed diagnosis of pancreatic transection after blunt abdominal traumaJournal of Trauma Injury Infection and Critical Care.  40:1009-1013. 1996
    1996 Management of catheter emboliSouthern Medical Journal.  89:714-718. 1996
    1995 Acute repair of aorta-innominate vein fistulasJournal of Trauma Injury Infection and Critical Care.  39:753-756. 1995
    1995 Hypertonic sodium resuscitation is associated with renal failure and deathAnnals of Surgery.  221:543-557. 1995
    1995 The risk of pneumonia in thermally injured patients requiring ventilatory supportJournal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation.  16:262-268. 1995
    1994 Comparison of acid neutralizing and non-acid neutralizing stress ulcer prophylaxis in thermally injured patientsJournal of Trauma.  36:541-547. 1994
    1994 Insulin-like growth factor-1 lowers protein oxidation in patients with thermal injuryAnnals of Surgery.  220:310-319. 1994
    1993 Improved Survival of Burned Patients With Inhalation InjuryArchives of Surgery -New York-.  128:772-780. 1993
    1993 Wound closure and outcome in extensively burned patients treated with cultured autologous keratinocytesJournal of Trauma.  34:662-668. 1993
    1992 Thromboembolic complications in thermally injured patientsWorld Journal of Surgery.  16:1151-1154. 1992
    1992 Burns in morbidly obese patientsJournal of Trauma.  33:818-820. 1992
    1991 Diagnosis and treatment of inhalation injuries.Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America.  3:191-198. 1991
    1991 Resuscitation of thermally injured patients.Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America.  3:181-189. 1991
    1991 Prophylactic use of high-frequency percussive ventilation in patients with inhalation injuryAnnals of Surgery.  213:575-582. 1991
    1988 Outpatient treatment of burns.The Alabama journal of medical sciences.  25:183-186. 1988

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  • 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 1983
  • UAB Hospital, Internship 1984
  • UAB Hospital, Residency 1988
  • Full Name

  • Loring Rue