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Betty Tsuei, MD

Professor of Surgery and Director of Surgical Intensive Care Unit

Clinical Interest

Critical Care Surgery
General Surgery

Specialties

Surgery-Critical Care

Education/Credentials
  • Bachelor's Degree: Princeton University
  • Medical Degree: University of Cincinnati
  • General Surgery Residency: University of Cincinnati
  • Fellowship in Critical Care and Trauma: University of Cincinnati
Board Certifications & Licenses
  • American Board of Surgery (Surgery Critical Care) 10/19/2001
  • American Board of Surgery 12/14/1999
Contact Information
  • Medical Sciences Building
  • SRU Room 1577
  • 231 Albert Sabin Way
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45267
  • Office 513-558-5661
  • Email betty.tsuei@uc.edu

Peer Reviewed Publications

Athota, Krishna P; Millar, D; Branson, Richard D; Tsuei, Betty J 2014. A practical approach to the use of prone therapy in acute respiratory distress syndrome. Expert review of respiratory medicine, 8 4, 453-63

Tsuei, Betty J; Hanseman, Dennis J; Blakeman, Michael J; Blakeman, Thomas C; Yang, Sung H; Branson, Richard D; Gerlach, Travis W 2014. Accuracy of noninvasive hemoglobin monitoring in patients at risk for hemorrhage. The journal of trauma and acute care surgery, 77 3 Suppl 2, S134-9

Callcut, Rachael A; Hanseman, Dennis J; Solan, Patrick D; Kadon, Kurt S; Ingalls, Nichole K; Fortuna, Gerald R; Tsuei, Betty J; Robinson, Bryce R H 2012. Early treatment of blunt cerebrovascular injury with concomitant hemorrhagic neurologic injury is safe and effective. The journal of trauma and acute care surgery, 72 2, 338-45; discussion 3

Goodman, Michael D; Pritts, Timothy A; Tsuei, Betty J 2010. Development of a novel method of progressive temporary abdominal closure. Surgery, 148 4, 799-805; discussion

Finlay-Morreale, Heather E; Tsuei, Betty J; Fisher, Bonnie S; Davis, Kenneth; Johannigman, Jay A 2009. Close is dead: determinants of firearm injury lethality in women. The Journal of trauma, 66 4, 1207-11

Rangel, Erika L; Butler, Karyn L; Johannigman, Jay A; Tsuei, Betty J; Solomkin, Joseph S 2009. Risk factors for relapse of ventilator-associated pneumonia in trauma patients. The Journal of trauma, 67 1, 91-5; discussion 95-

Barnes, Stephen L; Robinson, Bryce R H; Richards, J Taliesin; Zimmerman, Cindy E; Pritts, Tim A; Tsuei, Betty J; Butler, Karyn L; Muskat, Peter C; Davis, Kenneth; Johannigman, Jay A 2008. The devil is in the details: maximizing revenue for daily trauma care. Surgery, 144 4, 670-5; discussion 67

Clarke, Callisia N; Tsuei, Betty J; Butler, Karyn L 2008. Equine-related injury: a retrospective analysis of outcomes over a 10-year period. American journal of surgery, 195 5, 702-4

Robinson, Bryce R H; Mueller, Eric W; Henson, Kathyrn; Branson, Richard D; Barsoum, Samuel; Tsuei, Betty J 2008. An analgesia-delirium-sedation protocol for critically ill trauma patients reduces ventilator days and hospital length of stay. The Journal of trauma, 65 3, 517-26

Kelley, S R; Ray, M A; Tsuei, B J 2007. Trends concerning a common medical school interview question, revisited. Medical teacher, 29 5, e139-42

Tsuei, Betty J 2006. Assessment of the pregnant trauma patient. Injury, 37 5, 367-73

Tsuei, Betty J; Bernard, Andrew C; Barksdale, Andrew R; Rockich, Anna K; Meier, Cynthia F; Kearney, Paul A 2005. Supplemental enteral arginine is metabolized to ornithine in injured patients. The Journal of surgical research, 123 1, 17-24

Barksdale, Andrew R; Bernard, Andrew C; Maley, Mary E; Gellin, Gloria L; Kearney, Paul A; Boulanger, Bernard R; Tsuei, Betty J; Ochoa, Juan B 2004. Regulation of arginase expression by T-helper II cytokines and isoproterenol. Surgery, 135 5, 527-35

Bernard, Andrew C; Magnuson, Barbara; Tsuei, Betty J; Swintosky, Marjorie; Barnes, Stephen; Kearney, Paul A 2004. Defining and assessing tolerance in enteral nutrition. Nutrition in clinical practice : official publication of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, 19 5, 481-6

Tsuei, Betty J; Kearney, Paul A 2004. Hypothermia in the trauma patient. Injury, 35 1, 7-15

Tsuei, Betty J; Skinner, J Chris; Bernard, Andrew C; Kearney, Paul A; Boulanger, Bernard R 2004. The open peritoneal cavity: etiology correlates with the likelihood of fascial closure. The American surgeon, 70 7, 652-6

Tsuei, Betty J; Magnuson, Barbara; Swintosky, Marjorie; Flynn, Julie; Boulanger, Bernard R; Ochoa, Juan B; Kearney, Paul A 2003. Enteral nutrition in patients with an open peritoneal cavity. Nutrition in clinical practice : official publication of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, 18 3, 253-8

Tsuei, Betty J; Lyu, Peter E 2002. Chest radiography. Atlas of the oral and maxillofacial surgery clinics of North America, 10 2, 189-211

Bernard, A C; Mistry, S K; Morris, S M; O'Brien, W E; Tsuei, B J; Maley, M E; Shirley, L A; Kearney, P A; Boulanger, B R; Ochoa, J B 2001. Alterations in arginine metabolic enzymes in trauma. Shock (Augusta, Ga.), 15 3, 215-9

Ochoa, J B; Bernard, A C; O'Brien, W E; Griffen, M M; Maley, M E; Rockich, A K; Tsuei, B J; Boulanger, B R; Kearney, P A; Morris Jr, S M 2001. Arginase I expression and activity in human mononuclear cells after injury. Annals of surgery, 233 3, 393-9

Tsuei, B J; Bernard, A C; Shane, M D; Shirley, L A; Maley, M E; Boulanger, B R; Kearney, P A; Ochoa, J B 2001. Surgery induces human mononuclear cell arginase I expression. The Journal of trauma, 51 3, 497-502

Bernard, A C; Fitzpatrick, E A; Maley, M E; Gellin, G L; Tsuei, B J; Arden, W A; Boulanger, B R; Kearney, P A; Ochoa, J B 2000. Beta adrenoceptor regulation of macrophage arginase activity. Surgery, 127 4, 412-8

Ochoa, J B; Bernard, A C; Mistry, S K; Morris, S M; Figert, P L; Maley, M E; Tsuei, B J; Boulanger, B R; Kearney, P A 2000. Trauma increases extrahepatic arginase activity. Surgery, 127 4, 419-26

Tsuei, B J; Povoski, S P; Zhou, W; Bell, R H 1996. Autoradiographic localization of cholecystokinin (CCK) receptor expression during the development of azaserine-induced rat pancreatic carcinoma. Pancreas, 13 4, 401-6

Tsuei, B J; Povoski, S P; Zhou, W; Bell, R H 1996. Gastrin receptor expression during azaserine-induced rat pancreatic carcinogenesis. The Journal of surgical research, 63 1, 105-9

Abbott D.; Ahmad S.; Dhar V.; Habib D.; Sethuraman S.; Shah S.; Sussman J.; Tsuei B. 12-01-2017. Tube Feed Necrosis after Major Gastrointestinal Oncologic Surgery: Institutional Lessons and a Revie Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 21 12, 2075-2082

Abbott D.; Ahmad S.; Dhar V.; Habib D.; Sethuraman S.; Shah S.; Sussman J.; Tsuei B. 12-01-2017. Tube Feed Necrosis after Major Gastrointestinal Oncologic Surgery: Institutional Lessons and a Revie Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 21 12, 2075-2082

Boulanger B.; Gorczyca J.; Kearney P.; Ochoa J.; Park A.; Tsuei B. 12-01-1999. Minimally invasive fixation of flail chest: When and to what endpoints? Critical Care Medicine, 27 1 SUPPL.,

Boulanger B.; Gorczyca J.; Kearney P.; Ochoa J.; Park A.; Tsuei B. 12-01-1999. Minimally invasive fixation of flail chest: When and to what endpoints? Critical Care Medicine, 27 1 SUPPL.,

Boulanger B.; Brenneman F.; Kearney P.; Ochoa J.; Tsuei B. 11-25-2000. Utilization of FAST (Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma) in 1999: Results of a survey of American Surgeon, 66 11, 1049-1055

Boulanger B.; Brenneman F.; Kearney P.; Ochoa J.; Tsuei B. 11-25-2000. Utilization of FAST (Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma) in 1999: Results of a survey of American Surgeon, 66 11, 1049-1055

Barnes S.; Barton-Baxter M.; Bernard A.; Boulanger B.; Kearney P.; Ray M.; Rockich A.; Tsuei B.; Whitaker M. 11-01-2006. Impact of Language Barrier on Acute Care Medical Professionals Is Dependent Upon Role Journal of Professional Nursing, 22 6, 355-358

Barnes S.; Barton-Baxter M.; Bernard A.; Boulanger B.; Kearney P.; Ray M.; Rockich A.; Tsuei B.; Whitaker M. 11-01-2006. Impact of Language Barrier on Acute Care Medical Professionals Is Dependent Upon Role Journal of Professional Nursing, 22 6, 355-358

Droege C.; Droege M.; Ernst N.; Garber P.; Goodman M.; Krantz E.; Mueller E.; Philpott C.; Tsuei B. 05-01-2020. Retrospective Evaluation of Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Elderly, High-Risk Trauma Patients Journal of Surgical Research, 249 , 225-231

Droege C.; Droege M.; Ernst N.; Garber P.; Goodman M.; Krantz E.; Mueller E.; Philpott C.; Tsuei B. 05-01-2020. Retrospective Evaluation of Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Elderly, High-Risk Trauma Patients Journal of Surgical Research, 249 , 225-231

Giglia J.; Huber N.; Starnes S.; Tsuei B. 05-01-2009. Concomitant blunt aortic and thoracic duct injury Injury Extra, 40 5, 81-83

Giglia J.; Huber N.; Starnes S.; Tsuei B. 05-01-2009. Concomitant blunt aortic and thoracic duct injury Injury Extra, 40 5, 81-83

Boulanger B.; Griffen M.; Kearney P.; Ochoa J.; Tsuei B. 04-17-2002. Injury during contact with horses: Recent experience with 75 patients at a level I trauma center Southern Medical Journal, 95 4, 441-445

Boulanger B.; Griffen M.; Kearney P.; Ochoa J.; Tsuei B. 04-17-2002. Injury during contact with horses: Recent experience with 75 patients at a level I trauma center Southern Medical Journal, 95 4, 441-445

Athota K.; Tsuei B. 01-01-2015. Trauma and acute kidney injury Perioperative Kidney Injury: Principles of Risk Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment, , 199-212

Athota K.; Tsuei B. 01-01-2015. Trauma and acute kidney injury Perioperative Kidney Injury: Principles of Risk Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment, , 199-212

Clifford T.; Kearney P.; Magnuson B.; Tsuei B. 01-01-2005. The open abdomen: Enteral access results in cost savings Hospital Pharmacy, 40 3, 240-246

Clifford T.; Kearney P.; Magnuson B.; Tsuei B. 01-01-2005. The open abdomen: Enteral access results in cost savings Hospital Pharmacy, 40 3, 240-246

Barnes S.; Bernard A.; Kearney P.; Magnuson B.; Swintosky M.; Tsuei B. 01-01-2004. Defining and assessing tolerance in enteral nutrition Nutrition in Clinical Practice, 19 5, 481-486

Barnes S.; Bernard A.; Kearney P.; Magnuson B.; Swintosky M.; Tsuei B. 01-01-2004. Defining and assessing tolerance in enteral nutrition Nutrition in Clinical Practice, 19 5, 481-486

Boulanger B.; Flynn J.; Kearney P.; Magnuson B.; Ochoa J.; Swintosky M.; Tsuei B. 01-01-2003. Enteral Nutrition in Patients with an Open Peritoneal Cavity Nutrition in Clinical Practice, 18 3, 253-258

Boulanger B.; Flynn J.; Kearney P.; Magnuson B.; Ochoa J.; Swintosky M.; Tsuei B. 01-01-2003. Enteral Nutrition in Patients with an Open Peritoneal Cavity Nutrition in Clinical Practice, 18 3, 253-258

Boulanger B.; Kearney P.; Nicholas C.; Ochoa J.; Tsuei B.; Zgoda M. 01-01-2001. Simple bedside placement of nasal-enteral feeding tubes: A case series Nutrition in Clinical Practice, 16 3, 165-168

Boulanger B.; Kearney P.; Nicholas C.; Ochoa J.; Tsuei B.; Zgoda M. 01-01-2001. Simple bedside placement of nasal-enteral feeding tubes: A case series Nutrition in Clinical Practice, 16 3, 165-168

Boulanger B.; Kearney P.; Ochoa J.; Sands F.; Tsuei B. 01-01-2001. Telemedicine: A Solution to the followup of rural trauma patients? Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 192 4, 447-452

Boulanger B.; Kearney P.; Ochoa J.; Sands F.; Tsuei B. 01-01-2001. Telemedicine: A Solution to the followup of rural trauma patients? Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 192 4, 447-452

Boulanger B.; Kearney P.; Ochoa J.; Tsuei B. 01-01-2001. The routine use of sonography in penetrating torso injury is beneficial Journal of Trauma, 51 2, 320-325

Boulanger B.; Kearney P.; Ochoa J.; Tsuei B. 01-01-2001. The routine use of sonography in penetrating torso injury is beneficial Journal of Trauma, 51 2, 320-325

Bell R.; Povoski S.; Tsuei B.; Zhou W. 01-01-1994. Cholecystokinin (CCK) receptors in early rat pancreatic adenocarcinoma International Journal of Pancreatology, 16 2-3, 291-294

Bell R.; Povoski S.; Tsuei B.; Zhou W. 01-01-1994. Cholecystokinin (CCK) receptors in early rat pancreatic adenocarcinoma International Journal of Pancreatology, 16 2-3, 291-294

Burns, J Bracken; Branson, Richard; Barnes, Stephen L; Tsuei, Betty J . Emergency airway placement by EMS providers: comparison between the King LT supralaryngeal airway and endotracheal intubation. Prehospital and disaster medicine, 25 1, 92-5

Tsuei, Betty J; Schwartz, Richard W . Management of the difficult duodenum. Current surgery, 61 2, 166-71

Tsuei, Betty J; Schwartz, Richard W . Current management of pancreatic pseudocysts. Current surgery, 60 6, 587-90