Carla C. Braxton, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery, Academic Institute
Associate Clinical Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist


Escalation of Commitment in the Surgical ICU
Braxton, CC, Robinson, CN & Awad, SS 2017, , Critical Care Medicine, vol. 45, no. 4, pp. e433-e436.

Mandated self-reporting of ventilator-associated pneumonia bundle and catheter-related bloodstream infection bundle compliance and infection rates
Helmick, RA, Knofsky, ML, Braxton, CC, Subramanian, A, Byers, P, Lan, CKW & Awad, SS 2014, , JAMA Surgery, vol. 149, no. 10, pp. 1003-1007.

Identifying and eliminating deficiencies in the general surgery resident core competency curriculum
Tapia, NM, Milewicz, A, Whitney, SE, Liang, MK & Braxton, CC 2014, , JAMA Surgery, vol. 149, no. 6, pp. 514-518.

Defining, measuring, and improving surgical quality: Beyond teamwork and checklists to systems redesign and transformation
Braxton, CC 2012, , Surgical Infections, vol. 13, no. 5, pp. 312-316.

Implementation and enforcement of ventilator-associated pneumonia prevention strategies in trauma patients
Heimes, J, Braxton, C, Nazir, N, Shik, N, Carlton, E, Lansford, T, Alley, J, McDonnell, J, Rogers, T & Moncure, M 2011, , Surgical Infections, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 99-103.

Improving antibiotic stewardship: Order set implementation to improve prophylactic antimicrobial prescribing in the outpatient surgical setting
Braxton, CC, Gerstenberger, PA & Cox, GG 2010, , Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 131-140.

Utility of the shock index in predicting mortality in traumatically injured patients
Cannon, CM, Braxton, CC, Kling-Smith, M, Mahnken, JD, Carlton, E & Moncure, M 2009, , Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care, vol. 67, no. 6, pp. 1426-1430.

Efficacy of a pneumonia prevention protocol in the reduction of ventilator-associated pneumonia in trauma patients
Lansford, T, Moncure, M, Carlton, E, Endress, R, Shik, N, Udobi, K, Braxton, C & Danks, R 2007, , Surgical Infections, vol. 8, no. 5, pp. 505-510.

Laparoscopic treatment of recurrent hepatic pseudocyst after severe blunt liver trauma
Johnson, D, Moncure, M, Carlton, E, Braxton, C & Udobi, K 2006, , Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care, vol. 61, no. 5, pp. 1277-1279.

Braxton, C & Martin Perez, J 2005, . in Learning Surgery: The Surgery Clerkship Manual. Springer New York, pp. 118-135.

Assessing the need for reintubation: A prospective evaluation of unplanned endotracheal extubation
Razek, T, Gracias, V, Sullivan, D, Braxton, C, Gandhi, R, Gupta, R, Malcynski, J, Anderson, HL, Reilly, PM & Schwab, CW 2000, , Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care, vol. 48, no. 3, pp. 466-469.

The traveling intensive care unit patient: Road trips
Braxton, CC, Reilly, PM & Schwab, CW 2000, , Surgical Clinics of North America, vol. 80, no. 3, pp. 949-956.

Parenteral nutrition facilitates activation of coagulation but not of fibrinolysis during human endotoxemia
Van Der Poll, T, Levi, M, Braxton, CC, Coyle, SM, Roth, M, Ten Cate, JW & Lowry, SF 1998, , Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 177, no. 3, pp. 793-795.

Epinephrine exerts anticoagulant effects during human endotoxemia
Van Der Poll, T, Levi, M, Dentener, M, Jansen, PM, Coyle, SM, Braxton, CC, Buurman, WA, Hack, CE, Ten Cate, JW & Lowry, SF 1997, , Journal of Experimental Medicine, vol. 185, no. 6, pp. 1143-1148.

Effects of IL-10 on Systemic Inflammatory Responses during Sublethal Primate Endotoxemia
Van Der Poll, T, Jansen, PM, Montegut, WJ, Braxton, CC, Calvano, SE, Stackpole, SA, Smith, SR, Swanson, SW, Hack, CE, Lowry, SF & Moldawer, LL 1997, , Journal of Immunology, vol. 158, no. 4, pp. 1971-1975.

Epinephrine inhibits tumor necrosis factor-a and potentiates interleukin 10 production during human endotoxemia
Van Der Poll, T, Coyle, SM, Barbosa, K, Braxton, CC & Lowry, SF 1996, , Journal of Clinical Investigation, vol. 97, no. 3, pp. 713-719.

Fat emulsion infusion potentiates coagulation activation during human endotoxemia
Van Der Poll, T, Coyle, SM, Levi, M, Boermeester, MA, Braxton, CC, Jansen, PM, Hack, CE & Lowry, SF 1996, , Thrombosis and Haemostasis, vol. 75, no. 1, pp. 83-86.

Endotoxin induces downregulation of tumor necrosis factor receptors on circulating monocytes and granulocytes in humans
Van Der Poll, T, Galvano, SE, Kumar, A, Braxton, CC, Coyle, SM, Barbosa, K, Moldawer, LL & Lowry, SF 1995, , Blood, vol. 86, no. 7, pp. 2754-2759.

Parenteral nutrition alters monocyte TNF receptor activity
Braxton, CC, Coyle, SM, Montegut, WJ, Van Der Poll, T, Roth, M, Calvano, SE & Lowry, SF 1995, , Journal of Surgical Research, vol. 59, no. 1, pp. 23-28.

Parenteral nutrition and liver dysfunction - New insight?
Braxton, C & Lowry, SF 1995, , Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 3-4.