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Kevin Sexton

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
DepartmentSurgery, College of Medicine
DivisionSurgery Trauma Surgery
Address324 UAMS Campus Dr.
Mail Slot # 728
Little Rock AR 72205
Phone501-526-6262
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    TitleAssistant Professor
    InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    DepartmentBiomedical Informatics, College of Medicine


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    Dr. Sexton is a physician scientist interested in the physiologic response to injury and resuscitation. Dr. Sexton is a general surgeon that completed research fellowships in vascular and neurobiology as they pertain to injury. He completed surgical training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and during his last year served as administrative chief resident. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma, Critical Care, and Acute Care Surgery under the leadership of Dr. Ronald Robertson. His clinical focus is general surgery with a particular interest in hernia and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Sexton's priorities are his marriage, family, excellent patient care, and the alleviation of suffering through scientific investigation.


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    4600044979     (ROBERTSON, RONALD)Jul 1, 2019 - Jun 30, 2020
    Arkansas Department of Health
    Trauma System Grant
    Role: Co-Investigator

    ATB-203     (SEXTON, KEVIN)Jul 30, 2018
    Atox Bio, Ltd.
    Phase 2 Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel-Group Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Reltecimod as Compared to Placebo in Addition to Standard of Care in Patients with Sepsis-Associated Acute Kidney Injury (SA-AKI)
    Role: Principal Investigator

    4600042717     (ROBERTSON, RONALD)Jul 1, 2018 - Jun 30, 2019
    Arkansas Department of Health
    Trauma System Grant
    Role: Co-Investigator

    HHSO1002014000013C     (SEXTON, KEVIN)Jan 20, 2018
    DHHS - Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority - Pass Through: Atox Bio, Ltd.
    Phase III, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel-Group, Study of AB103 as Compared to Placebo in Patients with Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections (NSTI)
    Role: Principal Investigator

    4600040521     (ROBERTSON, RONALD)Jul 1, 2017 - Jun 30, 2018
    Arkansas Department of Health
    Trauma System Grant - Revision - Continuation
    Role: Co-Investigator

    4600034826     (ROBERTSON, RONALD)Jul 6, 2015 - Jun 30, 2017
    Arkansas Department of Health
    Trauma System Grant - Revision
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Roden-Foreman JW, Rapier NR, Foreman ML, Zagel AL, Sexton KW, Beck WC, McGraw C, Coniglio RA, Blackmore AR, Holzmacher J, Sarani B, Hess JC, Greenwell C, Adams CA, Lueckel SN, Weaver M, Agrawal V, Amos JD, Workman CF, Milia DJ, Bertelson A, Dorlac W, Warne MJ, Cull J, Lyell CA, Regner JL, McGonigal MD, Flohr SD, Steen S, Nance ML, Campbell M, Putty B, Sherar D, Schroeppel TJ. Rethinking the definition of major trauma: The need for trauma intervention outperforms Injury Severity Score and Revised Trauma Score in 38 adult and pediatric trauma centers. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 09; 87(3):658-665. PMID: 31205214.
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    2. Eastin C, Karim S, Hawthorn C, Webb MH, Waheed MA, Buford A, Hutchison M, Mason C, Sexton K. Mandated 30-minute Scene Time Interval Correlates With Improved Return of Spontaneous Circulation at Emergency Department Arrival: A Before and After Study. J Emerg Med. 2019 Oct; 57(4):527-534. PMID: 31472942.
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    3. McBain SA, Sexton KW, Palmer BE, Landes SJ. Barriers to and facilitators of a screening procedure for PTSD risk in a level I trauma center. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2019; 4(1):e000345. PMID: 31467988.
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    4. Bonasso PC, Dassinger MS, McLaughlin B, Burford JM, Sexton KW. Fast Fourier Transformation of Peripheral Venous Pressure Changes More Than Vital Signs with Hemorrhage. Mil Med. 2019 03 01; 184(Suppl 1):318-321. PMID: 30901407.
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    5. Bonasso PC, Sexton KW, Hayat MA, Wu J, Jensen HK, Jensen MO, Burford JM, Dassinger MS. Venous Physiology Predicts Dehydration in the Pediatric Population. J Surg Res. 2019 06; 238:232-239. PMID: 30776742.
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    6. Hyson P, Macauley R, Sexton K, Sanford J. Surgical Overlap: An Ethical Approach to Empirical Ambiguity. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2019; 57(1):18-31. PMID: 30520746.
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    7. Greer JW, Flanagan C, Bhavaraju A, Davis B, Kimbrough MK, Privratsky A, Robertson R, Taylor JR, Sexton KW, Beck WC. Right external iliac artery thrombus following the use of resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta for placenta accreta. J Surg Case Rep. 2018 Nov; 2018(11):rjy313. PMID: 30443322.
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    8. Tripod M, Tait M, Bracey J, Sexton K, Beck W, Wyrick TO. The Use of Telemedicine Decreases Unnecessary Hand Trauma Transfers. Hand (N Y). 2018 Nov 12; 1558944718810877. PMID: 30417694.
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    9. LeCompte M, Stewart M, Harris T, Rives G, Guth C, Ehrenfeld J, Sexton K, Terhune K. See one, do one, teach one: A randomized controlled study evaluating the benefit of autonomy in surgical education. Am J Surg. 2019 02; 217(2):281-287. PMID: 30420092.
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    10. Greer JW, Reif R, Karim S, Beck WC, Bhavaraju A, Davis B, Taylor JR, Sexton KW. Is It Safe to Fly Patients with Penetrating Trauma in a Rural State? J Surg Res. 2019 03; 235:16-21. PMID: 30691789.
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    11. Duke JM, Porter A, Karim S, Sexton K, Smeds MR. Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Vascular Patient Amputation Rates in Arkansas. Ann Vasc Surg. 2019 Jan; 54:48-53. PMID: 30213742.
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    12. Wolfe JD, Gardner JR, Beck WC, Taylor JR, Bhavaraju A, Davis B, Kimbrough MK, Robertson RD, Karim SA, Sexton KW. Morning report decreases length of stay in trauma patients. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2018; 3(1):e000185. PMID: 30234164.
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    13. Gardner J, Sexton KW, Taylor J, Beck W, Kimbrough MK, Davis B, Bhavaraju A, Karim S, Porter A. Defining severe traumatic brain injury readmission rates and reasons in a rural state. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2018; 3(1):e000186. PMID: 30234165.
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    14. Duke M, Tatum D, Sexton K, Stuke L, Robertson R, Sutherland M, Tyroch A, Agrawal V, Duchesne J. When Minutes Fly by: What Is the True "Golden Hour" for Air Care? Am Surg. 2018 Jun 01; 84(6):862-867. PMID: 29981616.
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    15. Greer JW, Beck WC, Bhavaraju A, Davis B, Kimbrough MK, Jensen J, Privratsky A, Robertson R, Taylor JR, Sexton KW. Dilated cardiomyopathy secondary to acute pancreatitis caused by hypertriglyceridemia. J Surg Case Rep. 2018 May; 2018(5):rjy104. PMID: 29876048.
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    16. Harris TJ, Beck WC, Bhavaraju A, Davis B, Kimbrough MK, Jensen JC, Privratsky A, Taylor JR, Sexton KW. Severe acute gallstone pancreatitis with diffuse hemorrhagic gastritis. J Surg Case Rep. 2018 Mar; 2018(3):rjy048. PMID: 29644032.
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    17. Bonasso PC, Dassinger MS, Jensen MO, Smith SD, Burford JM, Sexton KW. Optimizing peripheral venous pressure waveforms in an awake pediatric patient by decreasing signal interference. J Clin Monit Comput. 2018 12; 32(6):1149-1153. PMID: 29511972.
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    18. Battle B, Sexton KW, Fitzgerald RT. Understanding the Value of Repeat Head CT in Elderly Trauma Patients on Anticoagulant or Antiplatelet Therapy. J Am Coll Radiol. 2018 02; 15(2):319-321. PMID: 29128503.
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    19. Sexton K, Johnson A, Gotsch A, Hussein AA, Cavuoto L, Guru KA. Anticipation, teamwork and cognitive load: chasing efficiency during robot-assisted surgery. BMJ Qual Saf. 2018 02; 27(2):148-154. PMID: 28689193.
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    20. Kimbrough MK, Thrush CR, Barrett E, Bentley FR, Sexton KW. Are Surgical Milestone Assessments Predictive of In-Training Examination Scores? J Surg Educ. 2018 Jan - Feb; 75(1):29-32. PMID: 28688968.
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    21. Bamba R, Waitayawinyu T, Nookala R, Riley DC, Boyer RB, Sexton KW, Boonyasirikool C, Niempoog S, Kelm ND, Does MD, Dortch RD, Shack RB, Thayer WP. A novel therapy to promote axonal fusion in human digital nerves. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Nov; 81(5 Suppl 2 Proceedings of the 2015 Military Health System Research Symposium):S177-S183. PMID: 27768666.
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    22. Osgood MJ, Sexton K, Voskresensky I, Hocking K, Song J, Komalavilas P, Brophy C, Cheung-Flynn J. Use of Brilliant Blue FCF during vein graft preparation inhibits intimal hyperplasia. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Aug; 64(2):471-478. PMID: 27763268.
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    23. Hill JB, Sexton KW, Bartlett EL, Papillion PW, Del Corral GA, Patel A, Guillamondegui OD, Shack RB. The Clinical Role of Intraoperative Core Temperature in Free Tissue Transfer. Ann Plast Surg. 2015 Dec; 75(6):620-4. PMID: 25785374.
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    24. Rooks HJ, Anthony JR, Sexton KW, Marshall AP, Guillamondegui OD, Ehrenfeld JM, Shack RB, Thayer WP. Transfers for Hand Surgery Correlate with Increased Reoperations for Complications. Am Surg. 2015 Nov; 81(11):1177-81. PMID: 26672590.
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    25. Boyer RB, Kelm ND, Riley DC, Sexton KW, Pollins AC, Shack RB, Dortch RD, Nanney LB, Does MD, Thayer WP. 4.7-T diffusion tensor imaging of acute traumatic peripheral nerve injury. Neurosurg Focus. 2015 Sep; 39(3):E9. PMID: 26323827.
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    26. Kensinger CD, McMaster WG, Vella MA, Sexton KW, Snyder RA, Terhune KP. Residents as Educators: A Modern Model. J Surg Educ. 2015 Sep-Oct; 72(5):949-56. PMID: 26143515.
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    27. Sexton KW, Rodriguez-Feo CL, Boyer RB, Del Corral GA, Riley DC, Pollins AC, Cardwell NL, Shack RB, Nanney LB, Thayer WP. Axonal fusion via conduit-based delivery of hydrophilic polymers. Hand (N Y). 2015 Dec; 10(4):688-94. PMID: 26568724.
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    28. Kensinger CD, Sexton KW, Baron CM, Lipnik AJ, Meranze SG, Gorden DL. Management of portal vein thrombosis after liver transplantation with a combined open and endovascular approach. Liver Transpl. 2015 Jan; 21(1):132-4. PMID: 25262999.
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    29. Sexton KW, Poteet SP, Hill JB, Schmidt A, Patel A, Del Corral GA, Axt J, Kelley MC, Thayer WP, Shack RB. Adjuvant radiation therapy increases disease-free survival in stage IB Merkel cell carcinoma. Ann Plast Surg. 2014 Nov; 73(5):531-4. PMID: 23657045.
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    30. Sexton KW, Spear M, Pollins AC, Nettey C, Greco JA, Shack RB, Hagan KF, Nanney LB. The correlation of matrix metalloproteinase 9-to-albumin ratio in wound fluid with postsurgical complications after body contouring. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Oct; 134(4):530e-8e. PMID: 25357047.
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    31. Boyer RB, Sexton KW, Rodriguez-Feo CL, Nookala R, Pollins AC, Cardwell NL, Tisdale KY, Nanney LB, Shack RB, Thayer WP. Adjuvant neurotrophic factors in peripheral nerve repair with chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan-reduced acellular nerve allografts. J Surg Res. 2015 Feb; 193(2):969-77. PMID: 25438961.
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    32. Ganapathy P, Tamminedi T, Qin Y, Nanney L, Cardwell N, Pollins A, Sexton K, Yadegar J. Dual-imaging system for burn depth diagnosis. Burns. 2014 Feb; 40(1):67-81. PMID: 23790396.
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    33. Anthony JR, Poole VN, Sexton KW, Wang L, Mueller MA, Guillamondegui O, Shack RB, Thayer WP. Tennessee emergency hand care distributions and disparities: Emergent hand care disparities. Hand (N Y). 2013 Jun; 8(2):172-8. PMID: 24426914.
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    34. Rodriguez-Feo CL, Sexton KW, Boyer RB, Pollins AC, Cardwell NL, Nanney LB, Shack RB, Mikesh MA, McGill CH, Driscoll CW, Bittner GD, Thayer WP. Blocking the P2X7 receptor improves outcomes after axonal fusion. J Surg Res. 2013 Sep; 184(1):705-13. PMID: 23731685.
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    35. Hill JB, Patel A, Del Corral GA, Sexton KW, Ehrenfeld JM, Guillamondegui OD, Shack RB. Preoperative anemia predicts thrombosis and free flap failure in microvascular reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg. 2012 Oct; 69(4):364-7. PMID: 22964664.
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    36. Hill JB, Vogel JE, Sexton KW, Guillamondegui OD, Corral GA, Shack RB. Re-evaluating the paradigm of early free flap coverage in lower extremity trauma. Microsurgery. 2013 Jan; 33(1):9-13. PMID: 22730189.
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    37. Li FD, Sexton KW, Hocking KM, Osgood MJ, Eagle S, Cheung-Flynn J, Brophy CM, Komalavilas P. Intimal thickness associated with endothelial dysfunction in human vein grafts. J Surg Res. 2013 Mar; 180(1):e55-62. PMID: 22763213.
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    38. Mueller MA, Zaydfudim V, Sexton KW, Shack RB, Thayer WP. Lack of emergency hand surgery: discrepancy between elective and emergency hand care. Ann Plast Surg. 2012 May; 68(5):513-7. PMID: 22510897.
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    39. Sexton KW, Pollins AC, Cardwell NL, Del Corral GA, Bittner GD, Shack RB, Nanney LB, Thayer WP. Hydrophilic polymers enhance early functional outcomes after nerve autografting. J Surg Res. 2012 Oct; 177(2):392-400. PMID: 22521220.
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    40. Osgood MJ, Harrison DG, Sexton KW, Hocking KM, Voskresensky IV, Komalavilas P, Cheung-Flynn J, Guzman RJ, Brophy CM. Role of the renin-angiotensin system in the pathogenesis of intimal hyperplasia: therapeutic potential for prevention of vein graft failure? Ann Vasc Surg. 2012 Nov; 26(8):1130-44. PMID: 22445245.
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    41. Sexton KW, Hocking KM, Wise E, Osgood MJ, Cheung-Flynn J, Komalavilas P, Campbell KE, Dattilo JB, Brophy CM. Women in academic surgery: the pipeline is busted. J Surg Educ. 2012 Jan-Feb; 69(1):84-90. PMID: 22208838.
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    42. Eagle S, Brophy CM, Komalavilas P, Hocking K, Putumbaka G, Osgood M, Sexton K, Leacche M, Cheung-Flynn J. Surgical skin markers impair human saphenous vein graft smooth muscle and endothelial function. Am Surg. 2011 Jul; 77(7):922-8. PMID: 21944360.
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    43. Mohiuddin MW, Resig PP, Sexton KW, Douglas WI. Two-day control of pulmonary blood flow with an adjustable systemic-pulmonary artery shunt. ASAIO J. 2011 May-Jun; 57(3):225-30. PMID: 21499076.
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