Publications

   
Annual Reports
METRC Annual Report 2015 PDF
METRC Annual Report 2014 PDF
METRC Annual Report 2013 PDF
METRC Annual Report 2012 PDF
METRC Annual Report 2011 PDF
   
Journal Articles
Castillo RC, Mackenzie EJ, Bosse MJ, METRC Investigators. Measurement of functional outcomes in the Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium (METRC). J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2012;20(suppl 1):S59-S63. Abstract
Building a Clinical Research Network in Trauma Orthopaedics. The Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium (METRC). J Orthop Trauma. 2016. 30(7):353-61 Abstract 
Manson, T; Reider, L; O’Toole, R.V.; Scharfstein, D.O.; Tornetta III, P.; Gary, J.L.; and METRC. Variation in Treatment of Displaced Geriatric Acetabular Fractures Among 15 Level 1 Trauma Centers. J Orthop Trauma, 2016. 30(9): 457-62. Abstract
Wegener ST, Pollak AN, Frey KP, Hymes RA, Archer KR, Jones CB, Seymour RB, O’Toole RV, Castillo RC, Huang Y, Scharfstein DO, MacKenzie EJ and METRC. The Trauma Collaborative Care Study (TCCS). J Orthop Trauma, 2017; Suppl1: S78-S87. Abstract
Castillo RC, Raja SN, Frey KP, Vallier HA, Tornetta P 3rd, Jaeblon T, Goff BJ, Gottshalk A, Scharfstein DO, O’Toole RV and METRC. Improving Pain Management and Long-Term Outcomes Following High-Energy Orthopaedic Trauma (Pain Study). J Orthop Trauma, 2017. Suppl1: S71-S77. Abstract
Bosse MJ, Morshed S, Reider L, Ertl W, Toledano J, Firoozabadi R, Seymour RB, Carroll E, Scharfstein DO, Steverson B, MacKenzie EJ and METRC. Transtibial Amputation Outcomes Study (TAOS): Comparing Transtibial Amputation with and without a Tibiofibular Synostosis (Ertl) Procedure. J Orthop Trauma, 2017. Suppl1: S63-S69. Abstract
Hsu JR, Owens JG, DeSanto J, Fergason JR, Kuhn KM, Potter BK, Stinner DJ, Sheu RG, Waggoner SL, Wilken JM, Huang Y, Scharfstein DO, MacKenzie EJ and METRC. Patient Response to an Integrated Orthotic and Rehabilitation Initiative for Traumatic Injuries: The PRIORITI-MTF Study. J Orthop Trauma, 2017. Suppl1: S56-S62. Abstract
Bosse MJ, Teague D, Reider L, Gary JL, Morshed S, Seymour RB, Toledano J, Cannads LK, Steverson B, Scharfstein Do, Luly J, MacKenzie EJ and METRC. Outcomes After Severe Distal Tibia, Ankle and/or Foot Trauma: Comparison of Limb Salvage versus Transtibial Amputation (OUTLET). J Orthop Trauma, 2017. Suppl1: S48-S55. Abstract
Schmidt AH, Bosse MJ, Frey KP, O’Toole RV, Stinner DJ, Scharfstein DO, Zipunnikov V, MacKenzie EJ, and METRC. Predicting Acute Compartment Syndrome (PACS): The Role of Continuous Monitoring. J Orthop Trauma, 2017. Suppl1: S40-S47. Abstract
Obremskey WT, Schmidt AH, O’Toole RV, DeSanto J, Morshed S, Tornetta P 3rd, Murray CK, Jones CB, Scharfstein DO, Taylor TJ, Carlini AR, Castillo RC and METRC. A Prospective Randomized Trial to Assess Oral versus Intravenous Antibiotics for the Treatment of Postoperative Wound Infection After Extremity Fractures (POvIV Study). J Orthop Trauma, 2017. Suppl1: S32-S38. Abstract
O’Toole RV, Joshi M, Carlini AR, Sikorski RA, Dagal A, Murray CK, Weaver MJ, Paryavi E, Stall AC, Scharfstein DO, Agel J, Zadnik M, Bosse MJ, Castillo RC, and METRC. Supplemental Perioperative Oxygen to Reduce Surgical Site Infection After High-Energy Fracture Surgery (OXYGEN Study). J Orthop Trauma, 2017. Suppl1: S25-S31. Abstract
O’Toole RV, Joshi M, Carlini AR, Murray CK, Allen LE, Scharfstein DO, Gary GL, Bosse MJ, Castillo RC and METRC. Local Antibiotic Therapy to Reduce Infection after Operative Treatment of Fractures at High Risk of Infection: A Multi-center Randomized Controlled Trial (VANCO Study). J Orthop Trauma, 2017. Suppl1: S18-S24. Abstract
O’Toole RV, Gary JL, Reider L, Bosse MJ, Gordon WT, Hutson J, Quinnan SM, Castillo RC, Scharfstein DO, MacKenzie EJ and METRC. A Prospective Randomized Trial to Assess Fixation Strategies for Severe Open Tibia Fractures: Modern Ring External Fixators versus Internal Fixation (FIXIT Study). J Orthop Trauma, 2017. Suppl1: S10-S17. Abstract
Bosse MJ, Murray CK, Carlinia AR, Firoozabadi R, Manson T, Scharfstein DO, Wenke JC, Zadnik M, Castillo RC, and METRC. Assessment of Severe Extremity Wound Bioburden at the Time of Definitive Wound Closure or Coverage: Correlation with Subsequent Postclosure Deep Wound Infection (Bioburden Study). J Orthop Trauma, 2017. Suppl1: S3-S9. Abstract
Stinner DJ, Wenke JC, Ficke JR, Gordon W, Toledano J, Carlini AR, Scharfstein DO, MacKenzie EJ, Bosse MJ, Hsu J and METRC. Military and Civilian Collaboration: The Power of Numbers. Mil Med. 2017; 182(S1):10-17. Abstract
Wegener ST, Carroll EA, Gary JL, McKinley TO, OʼToole RV, Sietsema DL, Castillo RC, Frey KP, Scharfstein DO, Huang Y, Collins SCJ, MacKenzie EJ and METRC. Trauma Collaborative Care Intervention: Effect on Surgeon Confidence in Managing Psychosocial Complications After Orthopaedic Trauma. Abstract
Posters and Presentations
Identifying Enrollment Challenges and Discovering Research Opportunities in an Orthopaedic Trauma Consortium: The Value of a “Start-up” Registry. Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting 2012. Poster
“Apples to Apples” – Moving to the New OTA Fracture Severity Classification in Extremity Trauma Research. Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting 2012. Poster
A Multicenter Retrospective Study on the Treatment of 253 Geriatric Acetabular Fractures: Should we be Performing More Arthroplasty? Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting 2014.
A Prospective Multicenter Registry of Nerve Injuries Associated with Orhopaedic Trauma. American Society of Hand Surgery Annual Meeting 2014. Abstract 
How Scary is this? Characterizing Antibiotic Use for Type III Tibia Fractures. Presented at the 2015 Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting and the 2016 Extremity War Injury Symposium. Poster
Military and Civilian Collaboration: The Power of Numbers. Presented at the 2015 Military Health System Research Symposium Abstract
Trauma Collaborative Care Intervention: Effect on Provider Confidence in Managing Psychosocial Complications following Orthopaedic Trauma. Presented at the 2015 Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting and at the 2016 Extremity War Injuries Symposium. Poster
Identifying Clusters of Orthopaedic Trauma Patients at the Risk for Poor Outcomes: Results from a Prospective, Multi Center Study. Presented at the 2015 Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting and at the 2016 Extremity War Injuries Symposium. Poster
Projecting Enrollment Across Multiple Studies in a Clinical Trials Consortium: A Forecasting Tool. Annual Meeting of the Drug Information Association 2015. Poster
Comparison of Routine Microbiology Results at Definitive Closure and Wound Infection in Type III Tibia Fractures. Presented at the 2016 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2016, and at the 2016 Extremity War Injuries Symposium. Abstract
Multicenter Variations in Treatment of Segmental Tibial Defects. Presented at the 2016 Military Health Services Research Symposium. Poster
Inter-Rater Reliability of Modified RUST Scoring for Diaphyseal Tibia Fractures with Bone Defects. Presented at the 2016 Military Health Services Research Symposium. Poster
Clinically important subgroups within a large cohort of Gustilo Type IIIB open tibia fractures: An analysis of surgical re-hospitalizations. Presented at the 2016 Military Health Services Research Symposium. Poster
Factors Influencing Early Amputations in Severe Distal Tibia, Ankle and Foot Injuries. Presented at the 2016 Military Health Services Research Symposium. Abstract
An evaluation of the relationship between 6-week post-discharge risk classification and 6-month outcomes following orthopaedic trauma. Presented at the 2016 Military Health Services Research Symposium. Abstract
   

Papers Under Review

Causal Inference for Comprehensive Cohort Studies

Yi Lu, Daniel O. Scharfstein, and Maria M. Brooks

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, U.S.A.

University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A.

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Military and Civilian Collaboration: The Power of Numbers. Presented at the 2015 Military Health System Research Symposium