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Nathan W. Kugler MD

Assistant Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Surgery
Division: Vascular Surgery

I am willing to collaborate on research projects.

Research Areas of Interest

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm, Dissecting
  • Aneurysm, False
  • Aneurysm, Infected
  • Aneurysm, Ruptured
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic
  • Aortic Rupture
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures
  • Carotid Artery Injuries
  • Carotid Artery, Internal, Dissection
  • Cerebrovascular Trauma
  • Endoleak
  • Endovascular Procedures
  • Graft Occlusion, Vascular
  • Hypertension, Renovascular
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Loeys-Dietz Syndrome
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Peripheral Vascular Diseases
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Retroperitoneal Fibrosis
  • Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
  • Takayasu Arteritis
  • Vascular Access Devices
  • Vascular Closure Devices
  • Vascular Diseases
  • Vascular Fistula
  • Vascular Grafting
  • Vascular Malformations
  • Vascular Patency
  • Vascular Remodeling
  • Vascular System Injuries
  • Vertebral Artery Dissection
  • Publications (17)

  • Back so soon? Characterizing emergency department use after trauma. (Abou-Hanna J, Kugler NW, Rein L, Szabo A, Carver TW) Am J Surg 2020 Jul;220(1):217-221 PMID: 31739980 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85075399922 11/20/2019       3 Citations
  • Enteric Fistula Treatment and Management: Results of an Institutional Inpatient Treatment Protocol. (Kugler NW, Boateng S, Webb TP, Trevino CM) WMJ 2019 Jul;118(2):75-79 PMID: 31532932 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85072376176 09/19/2019       2 Citations
  • Ketamine infusion for pain control in elderly patients with multiple rib fractures: Results of a randomized controlled trial. (Kugler NW, Carver TW, Juul J, Peppard WJ, Boyle K, Drescher KM, Szabo A, Rein L, Somberg LB, Paul JS) J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2019 Nov;87(5):1181-1188 PMID: 31425468 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85074184716 08/20/2019       15 Citations
  • Reply to Letter: Ketamine infusion for pain control in adult patients with multiple rib fractures. (Kugler NW, Juul J, Peppard WJ, Carver TW) J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2019 Oct;87(4):1001-1003 PMID: 31136526 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85072848763 05/29/2019    
  • Acute Onset of Nausea and Vomiting, Diffuse Abdominal Pain, and Profound Metabolic Acidosis 3 Years After Total Gastrectomy. (Pagel PS, Thorsen TN, Kugler NW, Haberman KM, Haasler GB, Otterson MF) J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2019 Nov;33(11):3214-3216 PMID: 31101510 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85065513476 05/19/2019    
  • Ketamine infusion for pain control in adult patients with multiple rib fractures: Results of a randomized control trial. (Carver TW, Kugler NW, Juul J, Peppard WJ, Drescher KM, Somberg LB, Szabo A, Yin Z, Paul JS) J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2019 Feb;86(2):181-188 PMID: 30376537 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85060819442 10/31/2018       32 Citations
  • Sex-dependent outcomes following elective endovascular aortic repair. (Truong C, Kugler NW, Rossi PJ, Patel PJ, Hieb RA, Brown KR, Lewis BD, Seabrook G, Lee CJ) J Surg Res 2018 Sep;229:177-185 PMID: 29936987 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85046115851 06/26/2018       13 Citations
  • Thoracic irrigation prevents retained hemothorax: A prospective propensity scored analysis. (Kugler NW, Carver TW, Milia D, Paul JS) J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2017 Dec;83(6):1136-1141 PMID: 28930941 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85037044566 09/21/2017       12 Citations
  • An update on the currently available nonthermal ablative options in the management of superficial venous disease. (Kugler NW, Brown KR) J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord 2017 May;5(3):422-429 PMID: 28411711 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85017544049 04/17/2017       11 Citations
  • Association between Pre-Operative Cefazolin Dose and Surgical Site Infection in Obese Patients. (Peppard WJ, Eberle DG, Kugler NW, Mabrey DM, Weigelt JA) Surg Infect (Larchmt) 2017;18(4):485-490 PMID: 27906601 PMCID: PMC5466014 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85019715220 12/03/2016       18 Citations
  • Thoracostomy tube function not trajectory dictates reintervention. (Kugler NW, Carver TW, Knechtges P, Milia D, Goodman L, Paul JS) J Surg Res 2016 Dec;206(2):380-385 PMID: 27884332 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84989958894 11/26/2016       4 Citations
  • A dual-stage approach to contaminated, high-risk ventral hernia repairs. (Kugler NW, Bobbs M, Webb T, Carver TW, Milia D, Paul JS) J Surg Res 2016 Jul;204(1):200-4 PMID: 27451887 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84979643034 07/28/2016       10 Citations
  • Negative pressure therapy is effective in abdominal incision closure. (Kugler NW, Carver TW, Paul JS) J Surg Res 2016 Jun 15;203(2):491-4 PMID: 27363660 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84971301605 07/02/2016       19 Citations
  • Twelve Tips for Improving the General Surgery Resident Night Float Experience. (Rentea RM, Forrester JA, Kugler NW, Dua A, Webb TP) WMJ 2015 Jun;114(3):110-5 PMID: 27073829 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84930985516 04/14/2016       5 Citations
  • Thoracic irrigation prevents retained hemothorax: a pilot study. (Kugler NW, Carver TW, Paul JS) J Surg Res 2016 May 15;202(2):443-8 PMID: 27038661 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84962069492 04/04/2016       9 Citations
  • Natural history of a postpull pneumothorax or effusion: observation is safe. (Kugler NW, Milia DJ, Carver TW, O'Connell K, Paul J) J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2015 Feb;78(2):391-5 PMID: 25757127 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84925843923 03/11/2015       6 Citations
  • Effect of social media in health care and orthopedic surgery. (Saleh J, Robinson BS, Kugler NW, Illingworth KD, Patel P, Saleh KJ) Orthopedics 2012 Apr;35(4):294-7 PMID: 22495836 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84860678314 04/13/2012       39 Citations
  • Last update: 10/05/2021