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Injury Publications, Reports and Resources

2010 - current

Brain and Spinal Publications
Yoganandan N, Moore J, Pintar FA, Banerjee A, DeVogel N, Zhang J. Role of disc area and trabecular bone density on lumbar spinal column fracture risk curves under vertical impact. J Biomech. 2018 Apr 27;72:90-98. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2018.02.030. Epub 2018 Mar 2.

Yoganandan N, Chirvi S, Voo L, Pintar FA, Banerjee A. Role of age and injury mechanism on cervical spine injury tolerance from head contact loading. Traffic Inj Prev. 2018 Feb 17;19(2):165-172. doi: 10.1080/15389588.2017.1355549. Epub 2017 Oct 16

Nelson LD, Furger RE, Gikas P, Lerner EB, Barr WB, Hammeke TA, Randolph C, Guskiewicz K, McCrea MA. Prospective, Head-to-Head Study of Three Computerized Neurocognitive Assessment Tools Part 2: Utility for Assessment of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Emergency Department Patients. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2017 Apr;23(4):293-303

Furger RE, Nelson LD, Brooke Lerner E, McCrea MA. Frequency of Factors that Complicate the Identification of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Level I Trauma Center Patients. Concussion. 2016 Mar;1(2). pii: CNC11. Epub 2015 Nov 16.

Yoganandan N, Pintar FA, Humm JR, Maiman DJ, Voo L, Merkle A. Cervical spine injuries, mechanisms, stability and AIS scores from vertical loading applied to military environments. Eur Spine J. 2016 Jul;25(7):2193-201. doi: 10.1007/s00586-016-4536-y. Epub 2016 Apr 4.

Miller AP, Shah AS, Aperi BV, Budde MD, Pintar FA, Tarima S, Kurpad SN, Stemper BD, Glavaski-Joksimovic A. Effects of Blast Overpressure on Neurons and Glial Cells in Rat Organotypic Hippocampal Slice Cultures. Front Neurol 6:20, 2015.

Lozen AM, Pace J, Yoganandan N, Pintar FA, Cusick JF. Unilateral atlanto-axial fractures in near side impact collisions: An under recognized entity in cervical trauma. J Craniovertebr Junction Spine: 2014 Jan 5 (1):33-7.

Stemper BD, Pintar FA. Biomechanics of Concussion in Concussion. Prog Neurol Surg. Basel, Karger, Pittsburgh, PA, 2014, Vol 28, 14-27. (Book Chapter)

Yoganandan N, Arun MW, Pintar FA. Normalizing and scaling of data to derive human response corridors from impact tests. Journal of biomechanics 47 (8):1749-1756, 2014.

Yoganandan N, Pintar FA, Lew SM, Rao RD. Geometrical properties of the human child cervical spine with a focus on the C1 vertebra. Traffic injury prevention 15 (3):287-293, 2014.

Pintar FA, Philippens MM, Zhang J, Yoganandan N. Methodology to determine skull bone and brain responses from ballistic helmet-to head contact loading using experiments and finite element analysis. Med Eng Phys; Jun 20 2013. [Epub ahead of print]

Yoganandan N, Arun MW, Stemper BD, Pintar FA, Maiman DJ. Biomechanics of human thoracolumbar spinal column trauma from vertical impact loading. Ann Adv Automot Med. 2013;57:155-66.

Hallman JJ, Yoganandan N, Pintar FA. Prediction of visceral response to multi-directional loading as measured by the chestband. Med Eng Phys. 34(7):906-13, 2012.

Humm J, Yoganandan N, Stemper B, Shender B, Paskoff G: EuroSID-2 dummy head-neck responses to lateral acceleration. Biomed Sci Instrum 48: pp, 2012.

Pintar FA, Yoganandan N, Maiman DJ, Scarboro M, Rudd RW. Thoracolumbar spine fractures in frontal impact crashes. Ann Adv Automot Med;56:277-83, 2012.

Scudday T, Brasel KJ, Webb T, Codner P, Somberg L, Weigelt JA, Herrmann D, Peppard W. Safety and Efficacy of Prophylactic Anticoagulation in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury. J Am Coll Surg 2011:Vol. 213(1):148-154.
Falls Publications
Hanlin ER, Delgado-Rendón A, Lerner EB, Hargarten S, Farías R: Fall Risk and Prevention Needs Assessment in an Older Adult Latino Population: A Model Community Global Health Partnership. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action 2013; 7(2):191-9.

Grundstrom A, Guse C, Layde P. Risk Factors for Falls and Fall-related Injuries in Older Adults. Arch Gerontol Geriatr 2011 Aug 19 [Epub ahead of print].
Injury Prevention as a Disease Publications
Browne L, Studnek J, Shah M, Brousseau D, Guse C, Lerner EB. Prehospital opioid administration in the emergency care of injured children. Prehospital Emergency Care [2015; accepted].

Drayna PC, Browne LR, Guse CE, Brousseau DC, Lerner EB. Prehospital Pediatric Care: Opportunities for Training, Treatment, and Research. Prehospital Emergency Care [Early Online: 2015 Feb 6; 1-7].

Hargarten S, Martin IB, Hauswald M, Hirshon JM. Executive summary: global health and emergency care-what do we need to know to address the burden of illness and injury? Acad Emerg Med. 2013 Dec;20(12):1213-5. doi: 10.1111/acem.12257.

Hanlin ER, Delgado-Rendón A, Lerner EB, Hargarten S, Farías R. Fall risk and prevention needs assessment in an older adult Latino population: a model community global health partnership. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2013 Summer;7(2):191-9. doi: 10.1353/cpr.2013.0014.

Villaveces A, Christiansen A, Hargarten SW. Developing a global research agenda on violence and injury prevention: a modest proposal. Inj Prev. 2010 Jun;16(3):190-3. doi: 10.1136/ip.2009.026039. Epub 2010 Apr 26. Review. Erratum in: Inj Prev. 2010 Jun;16(3):215.
Medical and Surgical Injury Publications
Peterson BL, Schreiber S, Fumo N, Brooke Lerner E. Opioid Deaths in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin 2013-2017: The Primacy of Heroin and Fentanyl. J Forensic Sci. 2018 Apr 23.

Kircher J, Drendel AL, Newton AS, Dulai S, Vandermeer B, Ali S. Pediatric Musculoskeletal Pain in the Emergency Department: a Medical Record Review of Practice Variation; Accepted to the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine. In press.

Lunoe M*, Drendel AL, Brousseau DC, Weisman SJ. The use of the Needle Free Jet-Injection system with buffered lidocaine device does not change IV placement success in children in the Emergency Department. Academic Emergency Medicine 2015; 22:447-451 PMID 25779227.

Weingarten L, Kircher J, Drendel AL, Rosychuk RJ, Newton AS, Ali S. A Survey of Children’s Perspectives on Pain Management in the Emergency Department; J Emerg Med: 2014 Jul 7.

Myers SR, Salhi RA, Lerner EB, Gilson R, Mehrotra A, Kraus A, Kelly JJ, Hargarten S, Carr BG: Pilot study describing access to emergency care in 2 states using a model emergency care categorization system. Academic Emergency Medicine. In press. September, 2013

Yoganandan N, Humm JR, Pintar FA, Maiman DL. Determination of peak deflections from human surrogates using chestbands in side impact tests. Med Eng Phys; Jan 25 2013. [Epub ahead of print]

Yoganandan N, Pintar FA, Humm JR, Stadter GW, Curry WH, Brasel KJ. Comparison of AIS 1990 update 98 versus AIS 2005 for describing PMHS injuries in lateral and oblique sled tests. Ann Adv Automot Med. 2013; 57:197-208.

Yoganandan N, Humm JR, Arun MW, Pintar FA. Oblique lateral impact biofidelity deflection corridors from Post Mortem Human Surrogates. Stapp Car Crash J. 2013 Nov;57:427-40.

Galvin S, Robertson R, Hargarten S. Injuries occurring in medical students during international medical rotations: a strategy toward maximizing safety. Fam Med. 2012 Jun;44(6):404-7.
Pediatric Injury Publications
Myrvik MP, Drendel AL, Brandow AM, Yan K, Hoffmann RG, Panepinto JA. A comparison of pain assessment measures in pediatric sickle cell disease: Visual Analog Scale versus Numeric Rating Scale. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 2015 PMID 25575295.

Lerner EB, Drendel AL, Falcone RA, Weitze KC; Badawy MK, Cooper A, Cushman JT, Drayna PC, Gourlay DM, Gray MP, Shah MI, Shah MN: A Consensus-Based Criterion Standard Definition for Pediatric Patients Who Needed the Highest-Level Trauma Team Activation. J of Trauma 2015; 78(3):634-8 PMID 25710438.

Lerner EB, Cushman JT, Drendel AL, Badawy M, Shah MN, Guse CE, Cooper A: Do the 2011 Revisions to the Field Triage Guidelines Improve Under- and Over-Triage Rates for Pediatric Trauma Patients? Academic Emergency Medicine 2013: 20(5): S267

Myrvik MP, Brandow AM, Drendel AL, Yan K, Hoffman RG, Panepinto, JA. Clinically Meaningful Measurement of Pain in Children with Sickle Cell Disease. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2013 June 17. PMID: 23776145.

Gorodzinsky AY, Bernacki JM, Davies WH, Drendel AL, Weisman SJ. Community parents’ use of non-pharmacological techniques for pediatric pain management. Children's Health Care. 41(1): 1-15, 2012.

Haley K, Lerner EB, Pirrallo RG, Guse C: Assessment and Treatment of Pain in Adult Prehospital Patients after Pediatric Focused Pain Management Education and Pain Protocol Implementation. Academic Emergency Medicine 2012;19(4):S268

Stevens MW, Hainsworth KR, Weisman S, Layde P. Health-related Quality of Life in Pediatric Minor Injury: Reliability, Validity, and Responsiveness of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory in the Emergency Department. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 161(1):74-81. January 2012.

Lerner EB, Dayan P, Browne K, Fuchs S, Leonard J, Borgialli D, Babcock L, Hoyle JD, Kwok M, Lillis K, Nigrovic LE, Mahajan P, Rogers A, Schwartz H, Soprano J, Tsarouhas N, Turnipseed S, Funai T: An Analysis of Pediatric Prehospital Patients: Can We Aggregate Data Among Emergency Medical Services Systems? Prehospital Emergency Care 2012; 16:172

Lerner EB, Roberts J, Guse C, Shah MN, Swor R, Cushman JT, Blatt A, Jurkovich GJ, Brasel K: Does EMS-Perceived Anatomic Injury Predict Trauma Center Need? Prehospital Emergency Care 2012; 16:173

Drendel AL, Kelly BK, Ali S. Pain Assessment for Children: Overcoming Challenges and Optimizing Care. Pediatric Emergency Care, 27(8):773-81, 2011. PMID: 21822093.

Ali S, Drendel AL, Kircher J, Beno S. Pain Management of Musculoskeletal Injuries in Children: Current State and Future Directions. Pediatric Emergency Care; 26(7):518-524, July 2010.

Winthrop AL. Health Related Quality of Life After Pediatric Trauma, Current Opinion in Pediatrics, June 2010; 22(3):345-51.
Poisoning Publications
Kohlbeck S, Akert B, Pace C, Zosel A. A Multistep Approach to Address Clinician Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behavior Around Opioid Prescribing. Wisconsin Medical Journal, Vol 117 Issue 1 March 2018

Faryar K, Kohlbeck S, Schreiber S. Shift in Drug vs Alcohol Prevalence in Milwaukee County Motor Vehicle Decedents 2010-2016. Wisconsin Medical Journal, Vol 117 Issue 1 March 2018
Post Traumatic Stress Publications
Newgard CD, Fu R, Lerner EB, Daya M, Wright D, Jui J, Mann NC, Bulger E, Hedges J, Wittwer L, Lehrfeld D, Rea T. Deaths and high-risk trauma patients missed by standard trauma data sources. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Sep;83(3):427-437

Lerner EB, Drendel AL, Cushman JT, Badawy M, Shah MN, Guse CE, Cooper A: The Ability of the Physiologic Criteria of the Field Triage Guidelines to Identify Children Who Need the Resources of A Trauma Center. Academic Emergency Medicine 2013: 20(5): S61

Lerner EB, McKee C, Cady C, Cone D, Colella MR, Cooper A, Coule P, Lairet J, Liu JM, Pirrallo R, Sasser S, Schwartz R, Shepherd G, Swienton R: Developing A Functional “Gold Standard” For Mass-Casualty Triage. Prehospital Emergency Care 2013; 17(1):111

Lerner EB, Roberts J, Guse C, Shah MN, Swor R, Cushman JT, Blatt A, Jurkovich GJ, Brasel K: Does EMS-Perceived Anatomic Injury Predict Trauma Center Need? Prehospital Emergency Care 2013;17(3):312-16

Lerner EB, Willenbring B, Brasel K, Cady CE, Colella MR, Cooper A, Cushman JC,Gourlay DM, Jurkovich GJ, Newgard CD, Pirrallo RG, Salomone JP, Sasser SM, Shah MN, Swor R, Wang SC: A Consensus-Based Gold Standard for Who Needs a Trauma Center. Academic Emergency Medicine 2013: 20(5): S286

Faul M, Wald MM, Sullivent EE, Sasser SM, Kapil V, Lerner EB, Hunt RC: Large Cost Savings Realized from the 2006 Field Triage Guideline: Reduction in Overtriage in U.S. Trauma Centers. Prehospital Emergency Care 2012;16(2):222-9

Bertelson A, Brasel KJ, deRoon-Cassini TA. Implementing a Post Traumatic Stress and Functional Outcome Screening Process for Trauma Patients at a Level 1 Adult Trauma Center. Journal of Trauma Nursing 2011;18(1).

Roberts J, deRoon-Cassini T, Brasel KJ. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: A primer for trauma surgeons. Journal of Trauma, 2010; 69(1):231-7.
Sports Injury Publications
Meier TB, Nelson LD, Huber DL, Bazarian JJ, Hayes RL, McCrea MA. Prospective Assessment of Acute Blood Markers of Brain Injury in Sport-Related Concussion. J Neurotrauma. 2017 Nov 15;34(22):3134-3142

McCrea MA, Asken B, Nelson LD. Neuropsychological Screening of Sport-Related Concussion. Neurol Clin. 2017 Aug;35(3):487-500.
Suicide Publications
Blackwell S, Gromoske A, Guerrieri M, Schlotthauer. The Burden of Suicide In Wisconsin 2007-2011. A joint report by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the Injury Research Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Mental Health America of Wisconsin. 2014
Transportation Publications
Kiran A. Faryar, MD, MPH; Sara A. Kohlbeck, MPH; Sara J. Schreiber, BS. Shift in Drug vs Alcohol Prevalence in Milwaukee County Motor Vehicle Decedents. WMJ. March 2018.

Kim JE, Kim IH, Shum PC, Shih AM, Pintar F, Shen W, Ma X, Laud PW, Heymsfield SB, Allison DB, Zhu S. A computational study of injury severity and pattern sustained by overweight drivers in frontal motor vehicle crashes. Computer methods in biomechanics and biomedical engineering 17 (9):965-977, 2014.

Kim JE, Kim IH, Shum PC, Shih AM, Pintar F, Shen W, Ma X, Laud PW, Heymsfield SB, Allison DB, Zhu S .A computational study of injury severity and pattern sustained by overweight drivers in frontal motor vehicle crashes. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 2012 Oct 31: doi: 10.1080/10255842.2012.728589. PMID 23113549.

Yoganandan N, Humm JR, Pintar FA. Modular and scalable load-wall sled buck for pure-lateral and oblique side impact tests. J Biomech. May 11;45(8):1546-9, 2012. Epub 2012 Apr 6.

Yoganandan N, Humm JR, Pintar FA, Brasel KH, Rudd RW, Ridella SA. Thoraco-abdominal deflection responses of post mortem human surrogates in side impacts. Stapp Car Crash J;56:49-64, 2012

Yoganandan N, Humm JR, Rinaldi J, Pintar FA, Maiman DJ. Kinematic analysis of flailing injuries of lower extremities in side impacts. Biomed Sci Instrum. 48:501-7, 2012.

Yoganandan N, Pintar FA, Moore J, Rinaldi J, Schlick M, Maiman DJ. Upper and lower neck loads in belted human surrogates in frontal impacts. Ann Adv Automot Med;56:125-36, 2012.

Schlotthauer AE, Guse CE, Brixey S, Corden TE, Hargarten SW, Layde PM. Motor Vehicle Crashes Associated with Alcohol: Child Passenger Injury and Restraint Use, Am J Prev Med, 2011 Mar 40(3): 320-3.
Traveler Injury Publications
Guse CE, Hargarten S. Limitations of travel data for rate computations, Injury Prevention: journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention. 2015; 21(e1):e153.
Violence-Related Publications
Grogan B, Brown S, Small C, Lindemer K, Gilmartin S. Deaths from Suicide among Veterans and Armed Forces in 16 States. A Special Report with Data from the National Violent Death Reporting System, 2010-2014. Safe States Alliance, 2018.

Rajan S, Branas CC, Hargarten S, Allegrante JP. Funding for Gun Violence Research Is Key to the Health and Safety of the Nation. Am J Public Health. 2018 Feb;108(2):194-195. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2017.304235.

Hargarten S. Firearm Injury in the United States: Effective Management Must Address Biophysical and Biopsychosocial Factors. Ann Intern Med. 2016 Dec 20;165(12):882-883. doi: 10.7326/M16-2244. Epub 2016 Oct 18.

Hamberger LK, Ambuel B. Achieving safety and integrity in conducting research with intimate partner violence survivors. Families, Systems, and Health (In Press).

Hamberger LK, Ambuel B, Guse C, Phelan MB, Melzer-Lange M, Kistner A. Effects of a systems change model to respond to patients experiencing partner violence in primary care medical settings. Journal of Family Violence, 2014; doi:10.1007/s10896-014-9616-3.

Ambuel B, Hamberger LK, Guse CE, Melzer-Lange M, Phelan MB, Kistner A. Healthcare Can Change from Within: Sustained improvement in the health care response to intimate partner violence. Journal of Family Violence. 2013; 28:833-4.

Beyer KMM, Layde P, Hamberger K, and Laud P. Characteristics of the residential neighborhood environment differentiate intimate partner femicide in urban versus rural settings. The Journal of Rural Health 2013; 29:281–93.

Beyer KMM, Layde P, Hamberger K, and Laud P. Does neighborhood environment differentiate intimate partner femicides from other femicides? Violence Against Women 2013 (accepted).

Beyer KMM, Wallis AB, Hamberger K. Neighborhood environment and intimate partner violence: a systematic review. Journal of Trauma, Violence and Abuse, 2013 Dec.

Beyer KM, Layde PM, Hamberger LK, Laud PW Characteristics of the residential neighborhood environment differentiate intimate partner femicide in urban versus rural settings. J Rural Health 2013 Jun;29(3):281-93

Kowalenko T, Gore R, Sachs CS, Barata IA, Gates D, Hargarten SW, Josephson EB, Kamat S, Kerr HD, McClain A, Cunningham RM. Workplace Violence in Emergency Medicine: Current Knowledge and Future Directions, Journal of Emergency Medicine 2012; 43(3): 523-531.

Hamberger LK, Guse CE. Increasing Physician Inquiry for Intimate Partner Violence in a Family Medicine Setting: Placing a Screening Prompt on the Patient Record. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma 2010 (19):839-52.

Villaveces A, Christiansen A, Hargarten SW. Developing a Global Research Agenda on Violence and Injury Prevention: A Modest Proposal, Injury Prevention, 2010.

Injury Reports

Burden of Falls in Wisconsin Report

This report seeks to describe the large burden that preventable injuries from falls place on individuals, families, and communities throughout Wisconsin.

2010 Burden of Falls Report (PDF)
Unintentional falls are a significant public health problem in Wisconsin. They are the underlying cause of substantial numbers of emergency department visits, inpatient hospitalizations, nursing home admissions, and deaths each year. This report seeks to describe the large burden that these preventable injuries place on individuals, families, and communities throughout Wisconsin. In response to these findings, this report suggests resources and strategies that may reduce the burden, along with information on evidence-based prevention programs that exist in Wisconsin.

WI DHS 2010 Fall Prevention Plan (PDF)
By proclamation of Wisconsin's Governor Doyle, September is "Fall Prevention Awareness Month" and September 23rd (the first day of fall) is "Fall Prevention Awareness Day". View the Governor's proclamation and Fall Prevention Awareness resources. By declaring September "Fall Prevention Month" and September 23rd "Fall Prevention Awareness Day", the message is clear: falls are not a normal part of aging and falls can be prevented. To highlight just how this can and will be done, a detailed action plan has been produced to move the state from being one of the leaders in fall related deaths in the country to being a state where older adults live healthy, independent lives, free from falls.

Wisconsin Fall Prevention Activities 2010 (PDF)
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services, in collaboration with the Injury Research Center gathered information about the various fall prevention programs that had occurred in the previous 12 months. This survey report, published in 2010 captures those findings.

Burden of Suicide in Wisconsin Report

"The Injury Research Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin has partnered with Mental Health America of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to produce The Burden of Suicide in Wisconsin Report which provides detailed information about suicidal behavior, including completed suicides and attempts. The report provides not only detailed breakdowns by age, sex, race/ethnicity and other categories but the report also provides information about the circumstances associated with completed suicides: presence of depressed mood or mental health problems, presence of alcohol or other drugs in the body, life circumstances and more. We hope this report will help decision-makers, mental health and public health professionals, mental health consumers, advocates and family members and others among the general public interested in suicide prevention address the problem through better data. The report also contains extensive information about best practices in suicide prevention. Some county-level data is provided in the report and more detailed county-level reports will be forthcoming. 

Burden of Suicide Report 2014 (PDF)

County-level information sheets

Adams County (PDF)
Ashland County (PDF)
Barron County (PDF)
Bayfield County (PDF)
Brown County (PDF)
Buffalo County (PDF)
Burnett County (PDF)
Calumet County (PDF)
Chippewa County (PDF)
Clark County (PDF)
Columbia County (PDF)
Crawford County (PDF)
Dane County (PDF)
Dodge County (PDF)
Door County (PDF)
Douglas County (PDF)
Dunn County (PDF)
Eau Claire County (PDF)
Florence County (PDF)
Fond du Lac County (PDF)
Forest County (PDF)
Grant County (PDF)
Green County (PDF)
Green Lake County (PDF)
Iowa County (PDF)
Iron County (PDF)
Jackson County (PDF)
Jefferson County (PDF)
Juneau County (PDF)
Kenosha County (PDF)
Kewaunee County (PDF)
La Crosse County (PDF)
Lafayette County (PDF)
Langlade County (PDF)
Lincoln County (PDF)
Manitowoc County (PDF)
Marathon County (PDF)
Marinette County (PDF)
Marquette County (PDF)
Menominee County (PDF)
Milwaukee County (PDF)
Monroe County (PDF)
Oconto County (PDF)
Oneida County (PDF)
Outagamie County (PDF)
Ozaukee County (PDF)
Pepin County (PDF)
Pierce County (PDF)
Polk County (PDF)
Portage County (PDF)
Price County (PDF)
Racine County (PDF)
Richland County (PDF)
Rock County (PDF)
Rusk County (PDF)
Sauk County (PDF)
Sawyer County (PDF)
Shawano County (PDF)
Sheboygan County (PDF)
St. Croix County (PDF)
Taylor County (PDF)
Trempealeau County (PDF)
Vernon County (PDF)
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Walworth County (PDF)
Washburn County (PDF)
Washington County (PDF)
Waukesha County (PDF)
Waupaca County (PDF)
Waushara County (PDF)
Winnebago County (PDF)
Wood County (PDF)