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Avi Bhavaraju

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
DepartmentSurgery, College of Medicine
DivisionSurgery Trauma Surgery
Address324 UAMS Campus Dr.
Mail Slot # 520
Little Rock AR 72205
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0003-2396-228 Additional info
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    4600053346     (DAVIS, BENJAMIN)Jul 1, 2023 - Jun 30, 2024
    Arkansas Department of Health
    FY2024 Hospital Trauma Grant
    Role: Principal Investigator

    4600051704     (ROBERTSON, RONALD D)Sep 2, 2022 - Jun 30, 2023
    Arkansas Department of Health
    FY2023 Hospital Trauma Center Grant
    Role: Principal Investigator

    AWD-000-54877     (Sung Rhee)Apr 1, 2021 - Mar 31, 2022
    UAMS COM
    Improving arterial bleeding cessation by modulating thrombus formation.
    Role: Co-Investigator

    4600046479     (ROBERTSON, RONALD D)Jul 1, 2020 - Jun 30, 2021
    Arkansas Department of Health
    FY2021 Hospital’s Trauma Grant
    Role: Co-Investigator

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

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    1. Heye T, Thind T, Jenkins A, Reif R, Jensen HK, Sexton K, Kalkwarf K, Bhavaraju A. Weight-Based Dosing for Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Spinal Trauma Patients Appears Safe. J Surg Res. 2023 10; 290:209-214. PMID: 37285702.
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    2. DeLoach JP, Reif RJ, Smedley WA, Klutts GN, Bhavaraju A, Collins TH, Kalkwarf KJ. Are Chest Radiographs or Ultrasound More Accurate in Predicting a Pneumothorax or Need for a Thoracostomy Tube in Trauma Patients? Am Surg. 2023 Sep; 89(9):3751-3756. PMID: 37171252.
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    3. Smedley WA, Mabry CD, Collins T, Tabor J, Bowman S, Porter A, Young S, Klutts G, Deloach J, Bhavaraju A, Maxson T, Robertson RD, Holcomb JB, Kalkwarf KJ. Access to Immediately Available Balanced Blood Products in a Rural State's Trauma System. Am Surg. 2023 Jul; 89(7):3157-3162. PMID: 36877979.
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    4. Klutts GN, Kalkwarf KJ, Yang Y, Gill JP, Wade CE, Persse D, Wolf DA, Deloach JP, Smedley WA, Corbin SL, Schulz K, Tabor J, Bhavaraju A, Drake S. Geospatial Analysis of Prehospital Triage and Early Potential Preventable Traumatic Deaths. Am Surg. 2023 Jul; 89(7):3322-3324. PMID: 36803085.
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    5. Gongola A, Bradshaw JC, Valdez C, Bhavaraju A. Contemporary Rural Trauma Care. Am Surg. 2023 Jun; 89(6):2207-2212. PMID: 36751008.
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    6. Argandykov D, Dorken-Gallastegi A, El Moheb M, Gebran A, Proa?o-Zamudio JA, Bokenkamp M, Renne AM, Nepogodiev D, Bhangu A, Kaafarani HMA. Is perioperative COVID-19 really associated with worse surgical outcomes? A nationwide COVIDSurg propensity-matched analysis. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2023 04 01; 94(4):513-524. PMID: 36949053.
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    7. Diaz JJ, Barnes S, O'Meara L, Sawyer R, May A, Cullinane D, Schroeppel T, Chipman A, Kufera J, Vesselinov R, Zielinski M. Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Rescue: Expanding the Definition. J Am Coll Surg. 2023 04 01; 236(4):827-835. PMID: 36633328.
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    8. Yao T, Jensen HK, Reif RJ, Kimbrough MK, Schlortt KR, Bennett JW, Bhavaraju A. Closed Collaborative Surgical Intensive Care Unit Modeling and Its Association With Trauma Patient Outcomes. J Surg Res. 2022 Nov 24; 283:494-499. PMID: 36436285.
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    9. Wang HP, Reif RJ, Kalkwarf KJ, Jensen HK, Jenkins AK, Bhavaraju A. Prophylactic Antibiotics in Patients with Traumatic Pneumocephalus or Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak. Am Surg. 2023 Jul; 89(7):3037-3042. PMID: 35979960.
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    10. Nigh J, Wade DJ, Rives GT, Karim SA, Bhavaraju A, Kimbrough MK, Reif RJ, Sexton KW, Jensen HK. Operative management of non-elective incisional hernia reduces readmission in a national database. Hernia. 2023 06; 27(3):541-547. PMID: 35764698.
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    11. Klutts G, Kalkwarf K, Meyer D, Yang Y, Wolf DA, Bhavaraju A, Margolick J, Marino K, Robertson R, Drake SA. An Analysis of Traumatic and Non-Traumatic Hemopericardium Using Autopsy Data From a County Medical Examiner. Am Surg. 2022 Aug; 88(8):1909-1911. PMID: 35430907.
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    12. Shewmake CN, Stephenson KJ, Bonasso PC, Odiase E, Richter GT, Bhavaraju AV, Dassinger MS. Blue Rubber Bleb Nevus Syndrome: A Rare Case of Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage Necessitating Bowel Resection. Am Surg. 2023 Jun; 89(6):2934-2936. PMID: 35435006.
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    13. Hollaway MN, Ramos P, Reif R, Urban K, Jensen H, Bhavaraju A, Kimbrough MK, McBain S. Impact of Alcohol Screening Training in a Level 1 Trauma Center. Am Surg. 2022 09; 88(9):2246-2247. PMID: 35428401.
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    14. Stephenson KJ, Bonasso PC, Vasquez IL, Burford JM, Wyrick DL, Bhavaraju A, Dassinger MS. An Evaluation of Pediatric Gastrocutaneous Fistula Closure Through the Punch Excision of Epithelized Tract Procedure. Am Surg. 2022 Aug; 88(8):1822-1826. PMID: 35420922.
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    15. Klutts GN, Squires A, Bowman SM, Bhavaraju A, Kalkwarf KJ. Increased Lengths of Stay, ICU, and Ventilator Days in Trauma Patients with Asymptomatic COVID-19 Infection. Am Surg. 2022 Jul; 88(7):1522-1525. PMID: 35416700.
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    16. Dickinson KJ, Kimbrough MK, Young A, Goddard C, Urban K, Kalkwarf KJ, Bhavaraju A, Margolick J. An Educational Module to Teach Interprofessional Learner Feedback Skills for Trauma Simulation Events. World J Surg. 2022 07; 46(7):1602-1608. PMID: 35397676.
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    17. Diaz JJ, Zielinski MD, Chipman AM, O'Meara L, Schroeppel T, Cullinane D, Shoultz T, Barnes SL, May AK, Maung AA. Effect of Antibiotic Duration in Emergency General Surgery Patients with Intra-Abdominal Infection Managed with Open vs Closed Abdomen. J Am Coll Surg. 2022 04 01; 234(4):419-427. PMID: 35290260.
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    18. Sifford MC, Dailey R, Reif R, Hutchison M, Mason C, Kimbrough K, Davis B, Bhavaraju A, Jensen HK, Robertson R, Taylor J, Beck WC, Sexton K. CDC field triage criteria accurately predicts outcomes in high impact trauma. J Inj Violence Res. 2022 Jan; 14(1):115-124. PMID: 35137693.
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    19. Outcomes and Their State-level Variation in Patients Undergoing Surgery With Perioperative SARS-CoV-2 Infection in the USA: A Prospective Multicenter Study. Ann Surg. 2022 02 01; 275(2):247-251. PMID: 34793350.
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    20. Massanelli J, Sexton KW, Lesher CT, Jensen HK, Kimbrough MK, Privratsky A, Taylor JR, Bhavaraju A. Integration of Web Analytics Into Graduate Medical Education: Usability Study. JMIR Form Res. 2021 Dec 13; 5(12):e29748. PMID: 34898459.
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    21. Machine learning risk prediction of mortality for patients undergoing surgery with perioperative SARS-CoV-2: the COVIDSurg mortality score. Br J Surg. 2021 Nov 11; 108(11):1274-1292. PMID: 34227657.
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    22. Cook MD, Karim SA, Jensen HK, Bennett JL, Burdine LJ, Bhavaraju A, Sexton KW, Kalkwarf KJ. Percutaneous Cholecystostomy Tubes versus Medical Management for Acute Cholecystitis. Am Surg. 2022 May; 88(5):828-833. PMID: 34747221.
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    23. Klutts GN, Deloach J, McBain SA, Jensen H, Sexton KW, Kalkwarf KJ, Karim S, Bhavaraju A. Increases in Violence and Changes in Trauma Admissions During the COVID Quarantine. Am Surg. 2022 Mar; 88(3):356-359. PMID: 34732066.
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    24. SARS-CoV-2 vaccination modelling for safe surgery to save lives: data from an international prospective cohort study. Br J Surg. 2021 Sep 27; 108(9):1056-1063. PMID: 33761533.
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    25. Alfanek Z, Herzog A, Taylor N, Jensen H, Bhavaraju A, Meek M, Kalkwarf K, Radvany MG. Evaluating the Routine Use of Head Computed Tomography Angiography in Blunt Cerebrovascular Trauma. J Surg Res. 2022 01; 269:129-133. PMID: 34560313.
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    26. SARS-CoV-2 infection and venous thromboembolism after surgery: an international prospective cohort study. Anaesthesia. 2022 Jan; 77(1):28-39. PMID: 34428858.
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    27. Effects of pre-operative isolation on postoperative pulmonary complications after elective surgery: an international prospective cohort study. Anaesthesia. 2021 11; 76(11):1454-1464. PMID: 34371522.
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    28. Drolshagen H, Bhavaraju A, Kalkwarf KJ, Karim SA, Reif R, Sexton KW, Jensen HK. Surgical and non-surgical treatment of inguinal hernia during non-elective admissions in the Nationwide Readmissions Database. Hernia. 2021 10; 25(5):1259-1264. PMID: 34218347.
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    29. Gongola A, Bradshaw JC, Jin J, Jensen HK, Bhavaraju A, Margolick J, Sexton KW, Robertson RD, Kalkwarf KJ. Retrospective study on rib fractures: smoking and alcohol matter for mortality and complications. Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open. 2021; 6(e000732).
    30. Gongola A, Bradshaw JC, Jin J, Jensen HK, Bhavaraju A, Margolick J, Sexton KW, Robertson R, Kalkwarf KJ. Retrospective study on rib fractures: smoking and alcohol matter for mortality and complications. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2021; 6(1):e000732. PMID: 34212116.
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    31. Early outcomes and complications following cardiac surgery in patients testing positive for coronavirus disease 2019: An international cohort study. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 08; 162(2):e355-e372. PMID: 33933259.
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    32. COVIDSurg Collaborative, GlobalSurg Collaborative [Bhavaraju A, local collaborator]. SARS-CoV-2 vaccination modelling for safe surgery to save lives: data from an international prospective cohort study. British Journal of Surgery. 2021.
    33. Timing of surgery following SARS-CoV-2 infection: an international prospective cohort study. Anaesthesia. 2021 06; 76(6):748-758. PMID: 33690889.
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    34. Gowen JT, Sexton KW, Thrush C, Privratsky A, Beck WC, Taylor JR, Davis B, Kimbrough MK, Jensen HK, Robertson RD, Bhavaraju A. Hemorrhage-Control Training in Medical Education. J Med Educ Curric Dev. 2020 Jan-Dec; 7:2382120520973214. PMID: 33283050.
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    35. Corwin GS, Sexton KW, Beck WC, Taylor JR, Bhavaraju A, Davis B, Kimbrough MK, Jensen JC, Privratsky A, Robertson RD. Characterization of Acidosis in Trauma Patient. J Emerg Trauma Shock. 2020 Jul-Sep; 13(3):213-218. PMID: 33304072.
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    36. CovidSurg Collaborative [Bhavaraju A, local collaborator]. . Mortality and pulmonary complications in patients undergoing surgery with perioperative SARS-CoV-2 infection: an international cohort study. Lancet. 2020; 396(10243):27-38.
    37. Smith AR, Karim SA, Reif RR, Beck WC, Taylor JR, Davis BL, Bhavaraju AV, Jensen HK, Kimbrough MK, Sexton KW. ROTEM as a Predictor of Mortality in Patients With Severe Trauma. J Surg Res. 2020 07; 251:107-111. PMID: 32114212.
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    38. Gardner JR, Wolfe JD, Beck WC, Sexton KW, Bhavaraju A, Davis B, Kimbrough MK, Jensen HK, Robertson RD, Reif R, Karim SA, Taylor JR. Morning report decreases length of stay in emergency general surgery patients. Journal of Hospital Administration. 2019; 8(6).
    39. Harris TJ, Fair LC, Jensen HK, Karim S, Imus TL, Beck WC, Bhavaraju A, Davis B, Kimbrough MK, Robertson RD, Taylor JR and Sexton KW. . Use of a Statewide Trauma Image Repository Decreases the Rate of Unnecessary Transfers to a Level 1 Trauma Center. Clinics in Surgery. 2019; 4(1).
    40. 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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    41. 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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    42. 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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    43. 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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    44. 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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    45. 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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    46. Carr A, Bhavaraju A, Goza J, Wilson R. Initial experience with single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Am Surg. 2010 Jul; 76(7):703-7. PMID: 20698374.
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    47. O’Connor R, Bhavaraju A, Henderson VJ. . Percutaneous Laparoscopic Gastrostomy Tube Placement at the Bedside. Pan-American Journal of Trauma. 2006; 13(2):61-62.
    48. Meng WS, Bhavaraju A, Haworth IS, von Grafenstein H. Modeling of the Non-Obese Diabetic Mouse Class II MHC Molecule I-Ag7. Protein and Peptide Letters. 1998; 5(2):75-82.
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